Some Kind of Hero

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

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For 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 financial 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. 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this remarkable story, from its origins in the early `60s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.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

  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 60.96mm | 1,179.34g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Plates, color; 8 Plates, black and white; 32 Illustrations, color; 32 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0750964219
  • 9780750964210
  • 300,239

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"Authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury leave no Bond stone unturned." --Free Kittens Movie Guide, 1/2/2016
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About Matthew Field

Matthew Field is a film journalist with Cinema Retro magazine and an author, whose books include The Making of The Italian Job and Michael Caine: You re a Big Man.He was a consultant on the acclaimed James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing.Ajay Chowdhury is an attorney and has given legal consultation on motion picture, music, publishing, television, and theatrical projects. He was the associate producer on two feature films and has contributed to numerous books on James Bond including Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born Ian Fleming and Jamaica. George Lazenby is an actor who played James Bond in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969."
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