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James Bond

Author : John Pearson
ISBN : 9780099502920
Genre : Bond, James (Fictitious character)
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The story of the man behind the myth, the most famous spy of all time — James Bond. It was a strong face, certainly — the eyes pale grey and very cold, the mouth was hard, and the dark hair — grey-streaked now — still fell in the authentic comma over the forehead. This is how John Pearson reacted to his first encounter with the real James Bond. At the time, like most of the world, he assumed that James Bond was nothing more than a character in Fleming’s highly charged imagination. Then he began to have his doubts, doubts of such a pitch that the British secret service was trying to warn him off the scene. Despite this, he finally became convinced that James Bond was not only real, but actually alive. Pearson went on to write the bestselling authorized biography of Ian Fleming. Then, thanks to a change in policy within the secret service he was invited to embark upon a companion volume to his life of Fleming. This resulting book is bound to become one of the most extraordinary biographies of our times — the authorized life of a myth — the official biography of James Bond. The biography reveals situations and incidents only hinted at in Ian Fleming’s books; and it promises to reveal a side of Bond never seen before: the story of his life, the Bonds of Glencoe; the night he lost his wallet and his virginity in Paris; his first assignment; his duel with the S.S.; his women, scandals and tastes — it’s all here, for the first time ever. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)

A Brief Guide To James Bond

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781849018296
Genre : Performing Arts
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The world's fascination with Bond is unstoppable. James Bond is the greatest British fictional hero of the post-war era. He also has a huge following in the US - and around the world - as a legendary Cold War warrior, and now as a daredevil able to take on the villains of the post-Cold War world. The Bond books are all in print. Today, Sebastian Faulks is writing new stories while Charlie Higson is writing children's versions. In this comprehensive guide to Ian Fleming, the books, the films and the world that was created out of 007, Nigel Cawthorne uncovers Bond's allure. It comes with special sections on the main characters - Q, M, the Bond Girls, and the women who first inspired them; the cars, and the incomparable baddies. It will be the ideal gift for fans and aficionados alike and will be published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR NO; the new film is scheduled for autumn 2012.
Category: Performing Arts

Wrestling With Elephants

Author : James Inverne
ISBN : UOM:39015058203376
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This work analyses the regulatory, institutional and economic challenges facing tertiary education in Colmbia with a view to allow a growing share of the country's population to access equitable and quality tertiary education.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The James Bond Phenomenon

Author : Christoph Lindner
ISBN : 0719065410
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sean Connery's tuxedo, Ursula Andress' bikini, Oddjob's bowler hat, and Q's gadgets are just a few defining features of the 007 world examined in this text. Drawn from the fields of literary, film, music and cultural studies, the essays in this collection range from revitalized readings of Ian Fleming's spy novels to the analysis of Pussy Galore's lesbianism, Miss Monneypenny's filmic feminism and Pierce Brosnan's techno-fetishism. Together the essays not only consider the James Bond novels and films in relation to their historical, political and social contexts, from the Cold-War period onwards, but also examine the classic bond canon from an array of theoretical perspectives. What the text aims to show is that there is much more to the 007 series than cheap thrills, fast cars and beautiful women. Leach, among others, Lindner illustrates not only how the Bond character has conquered the globe, but has sustained its pre-eminence across six decades. Starting with the original books and moving through the films, the music and the marketing, this study should be of use to students of film, media, popular literature, marketing and cultural studies.
Category: Performing Arts

1953 Introductions

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156154464
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: James Bond, Peeps, Matchbox, Synthesizer, Anamorphic format, New York City Transit buses, Classics Illustrated Junior, Rolex Submariner, Stolichnaya, Honey Smacks, WD-40, Royal Salute whisky, Tater Tots, Babycham, STP, Systems theory in political science, The Midnight Special, Paddle Pop, Cheez Whiz, Eggo, IBM 702, Bhopal Janata Express, Surf Excel, Mistral, UNIVAC 1102, Surface-barrier transistor, Prestige Elite, Drift-field transistor, Mamba, An Altar Boy Named Speck. Excerpt: James Bond 007 is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. The fictional British Secret Service agent has also been used in the longest running and most financially successful English-language film franchise to date, starting in 1962 with Dr. No. After Fleming's death in 1964, subsequent James Bond novels were written by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver. Moreover, Christopher Wood novelised two screenplays, Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond, John Pearson wrote an authorised biography, while other writers have authored unofficial versions of the character. There have been 22 films in the Eon Productions series to date, the most recent of which, Quantum of Solace, was released on 31 October 2008 (UK). In addition there has been an American television adaptation and two independent feature productions. Apart from films and television, James Bond has also been adapted for many other media, including radio plays, comic strips and video games. The Eon Productions films are generally termed as "official," by fans of the series, originating with the purchase of the James Bond film rights by producer Harry Saltzman in the early 1960s. Basic Bond coat of arms with motto translated as The World is Not ...
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The Music Of James Bond

Author : Jon Burlingame
ISBN : 9780199863303
Genre : Music
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Chronicles all the behind-the-scenes stories of every song and score written for the James Bond films and draws from new interviews with many of the songwriters and composers.
Category: Music

Sean Connery

Author : Michael Feeney Callan
ISBN : 9780753547069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Among European actors Sean Connery is unparalleled in his achievements. Having extended his career from theatrical successes through every genre of film, as James Bond he became the backbone of the most lucrative movie franchise in history. Born in an Edinburgh tenement, Sean Connery later served time as a milkman, cabinet polisher and art model. He turned to acting on a whim, and early onstage success in South Pacific translated into a TV and movie career. Taking his talents such as The Name of the Rose, The Hunt for Red October and The Rock. His role as Jimmy Malone in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables won him an Academy Award, which many saw as recongnition of a body of superlative screen creations over twenty years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Fresh Lunacy Is This

Author : Robert Sellers
ISBN : 9781472101143
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the first time Reed's close family has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself. The result is a fascinating new insight into a man seen by many as merely a brawling, boozing hellraiser. And yet he was so much more than this. For behind that image, which all too often he played up to in public, was a vastly complex individual, a man of deep passions and loyalty but also deep-rooted vulnerability and insecurities. Why was a proud, patriotic, intelligent, successful and erudite man so obsessed about proving himself to others, time and time again? Although the Reed myth is of Homeric proportions, he remains a national treasure and somewhat peculiar icon. Praise for other books by Robert Sellers: Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed: 'So wonderfully captures the wanton belligerence of both binging and stardom you almost feel the guys themselves are telling the tales.' GQ. Vic Armstrong: The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: 'This is the best and most original behind-the-scenes book I have read in years, gripping and revealing.' Roger Lewis, Daily Mail. Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down: '...a rollicking good read... Sellers has done well to capture a vivid snapshot of this exciting time.' Lynn Barber, Sunday Times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

One Of The Family

Author : John Pearson
ISBN : 9781446457313
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Pearson's The Profession of Violence created the myth of the Kray twins, and remains a classic of True Crime, the best book ever written on East London criminals and a book that started a mini publishing industry. Pearson is an authority on the London crime scene, which is why he was surprised while attending Ronnie Kray's funeral to see a man to whom all the other villains deferred, but who he didn't recognise. Investigation revealed that this man, "the Englishman", never mentioned in any of the previous books on organised crime because everyone was too scared to speak his name, was as legendary a figure on the streets of New York as on the streets of London. Pearson persuaded the mysterious criminal leader to talk to him - and the result was a story even more extraordinary than that of the Kray twins. Here Pearson reveals the true story of the Englishman who became the adopted son of Joey Pagano, the head of one of the major New York crime families. Here the Englishman tells the story that no-one else dared to tell.
Category: Biography & Autobiography