Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films

Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films

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Overview

Updated to include the road to Bond 25For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain sailing. Changing tax regimes forced 007 to relocate to France and Mexico; changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise. And the rise of competing action heroes has constantly questioned Bond’s place in popular culture. But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012’s Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre. Now fully updated to include 2015’s Bond film Spectre, Some Kind of Hero recounts this remarkable story, from its origins in the early ‘60s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750969772
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 427,846
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

MATTHEW FIELD & AJAY CHOWDHURY are the authors of Some Kind of Hero (THP, 2015), the first book to explore the history of the making of the James Bond films. FIELD is on the board of the Ian Fleming Foundation and is a freelance film journalist and entertainment PR executive.CHOWDHURY is the spokesperson for the James Bond International Fan Club and is a media lawyer.

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