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. Now, with Daniel Craig back for a fifth turn as Ian Fleming's spy in October 2019, Bond's reign shows no signs of diminishing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 43.18mm | 1,156.66g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 38 Illustrations, color; 59 Illustrations, black and white; 8 Plates, black and white; 16 Plates, color
  • 0750969776
  • 9780750969772
  • 363,274

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Cinema Book of the Year -- Christopher Fowler
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About Matthew Field

MATTHEW FIELD is the author of The Making of The Italian Job and the co-author Oscar-winning film producer Michael Deeley's autobiography Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off! AJAY CHOWDHURY is the spokesperson for The James Bond International Fan Club, established in 1979. He edited their James Bond journal, and for the last two decades has contributed to numerous books and magazines on the James Bond legacy.
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