James Bond: The Legacy 007

James Bond: The Legacy 007

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by John Cork, Bruce Scivally
     
 
Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, James Bond: The Legacy is the official, definitive guide to the 007 phenomenon. Loaded with anecdotes, facts, and illustrations, the book provides features on the key actors, from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan, directors, costume and set designers, and others working behind the

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Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, James Bond: The Legacy is the official, definitive guide to the 007 phenomenon. Loaded with anecdotes, facts, and illustrations, the book provides features on the key actors, from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan, directors, costume and set designers, and others working behind the scenes. Without a doubt, this is the book of the Bond World.

James Bond: The Legacy takes readers through a comprehensive-and fun-history of the movies. The book places the films in the context of their times, showing how producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman drew inspiration from the Cold War and from suave, glamorous icons like Hugh Hefner and JFK, and how later world events shaped story lines-and even how closely the series presaged actual technological developments. As the films move into their fifth decade, the book traces the total Bond impact, through fashion, the Austin Powers films, the Robbie Williams video, and much more, on a whole new generation.

Illustrated with over 550 rare photographs, illustrations, and storyboards from the Bond archives, James Bond: The Legacy ties in with major events and promotions marking 007's 40th anniversary. This will be a must have book for the 2002 holiday season.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
James Bond: women want him, and men want to be him. It's hard to do justice to such a mythic character, but documentary producers Cork and Scivally manage just that with this volume, a tasty feast for any 007 aficionado. An oversized book with more than 550 illustrations, it's essentially a lengthy love letter to one of the greatest film franchises of all time. The authors occasionally drift into the melodramatic (e.g., "What would a world be like without Bond?" they wonder), but also bring a host of juicy behind-the-scenes tales to the table, including battles with UK censors over the moniker Pussy Galore, one of the most celebrated of all Bond seductresses. Of course, the book touches on Bonds through the ages, from the incomparable Sean Connery to the underrated Roger Moore to today's hunk, Pierce Brosnan. Although much of today's superspy adulation is directed toward Austin Powers, Mike Meyers's campy Bond knock-off, sometimes, only the original will do. This snazzy book adroitly fits the bill. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Bond, James Bond. The signature music, the hot cars and hotter babes, the gadgets, and the exotic locales are among the intoxicating ingredients that comprise the ultimate fantasy character. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film release of Dr. No. Five actors and 19 adventures later, our bond with Bond remains strong. And it's not just male Bonding: 007 is loved equally by women. This detailed, photo-rich (550 pix) tome chronicles the Bond story and beyond; the text not only offers background on the character and the productions but juxtaposes him within the world's political climate, which the films reflect. Although the plots are formulaic--the spy saves the world from a supercharged psychopath--producer Cubby Broccoli worked with writers, directors, and actors to subtly refine the British agent throughout the decades while keeping the stories entertaining. Our man 007 has inspired imitators from Indiana Jones to Austin Powers, but there's no substitute for the original, and this title offers a detailed dossier of facts and photos that fans will find essential. Highly recommended. [This book and Nourmand's are being published to coincide with the release of the 20th Bond flick, Die Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Dame Judi Dench.DEd.]--Michael Rogers, "Library Journal" Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810982529
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 14.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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