• The Man With the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World

    The Man With the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World (Paperback) By (author) Sinclair Mckay

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    DescriptionA marvellously entertaining tome' Metro This is a book for Bond fans, not Bond nerds. And it is for those who are fans as much of the naffness of Bond films as of their cinematic quality. No other history of the oeuvre whose box-office fortunes have been revitalised with the accession of Daniel Craig to the central role has put its finger on the unintentional comedy, the wooden acting, the often preposterous plots, as much as on the perennial appeal of these classic adventure capers. Sinclair McKay's book traces the Bond films movie by movie from their first adaoptation of Ian Fleming's books through the early and groundbreaking Connery films to the mega-brand industry that is Eon Productions today. He has much fun with Roger Moore's kissing style, shows percipiently how the Bond movies have reacted to prevailing cinema trends and successes like Star Wars and to world events (like the replacement of the Cold War threat) in order to remain topical and innovative. His jaunty prose and hilarious commentary make this a superbly readable book, and the work of Bond reference both for the owner of the DVD box set and for the viewer of the occasional Sunday night TV screening of Goldfinger. Sinclair McKay writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday and Spectator. His previous book for Aurum was a history of Hammer Films, A Thing of Unspeakable Horror. He lives in London.


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    Title
    The Man With the Golden Touch
    Subtitle
    How the Bond Films Conquered the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sinclair Mckay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845134549
    ISBN 10: 1845134540
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    DC22: 791.4375
    Thema V1.0: ATF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    25 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London