The Battle for Bond

The Battle for Bond

by Robert Sellers
     
 

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In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed,

Overview

In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character. The Battle for Bond is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death. It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory's 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created.The first edition of this book was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust. But the truth never dies!This second edition features a new foreword by Len Deighton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955767005
Publisher:
Tomahawk Press UK
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,156,091
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sellers is a well-respected author who has previously written Cult TV - The Golden Age of ITC and also Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: The Inside Story of HandMade Films. He is co-author of Tomahawk's soon to be published biography of James Robertson Justice.

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