Bond Films

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Virgin, 2002 - Performing Arts - 293 pages
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The Bond films are the longest-running and the most financially successful movie franchise in the history of cinema and have entered popular culture. James Bond's answer to a request for his name, Bond, James Bond, topped a poll of the greatest film quotes of all time, and if you mention a Martini to anyone old enough to drink one, they're bound to come out with the immortal line shaken not stirred. From Dr No in 1962 through to Die Another Day in 2002, this film guide covers the 20 Bond films, 40 years of film-making and five actors in the starring role (six if you count David Niven in Casino Royale). Each film was a product of its time - Moonraker, for example, was made because of the success of Star Wars - and was influenced by whichever director was drafted in to move James Bond through his many assignments. This book is also the story of two eastern European immigrants, Saltzman and Broccoli, who acquired the rights to Ian Fleming's character of James Bond and built an empire out of the sexist spy. The guide includes categories such as source to screen, set peices and gadgets, and ongoing counters of on-screen deaths, martinis ordered and successful seductions.

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About the author (2002)

Julia McNamara frequently writes about international business and culture. She holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland.

A professional photographer with over 25 years of experience, Jim Smith has published numerous works on Irish people, landscape, and travel.

Pete Hamill is the author of seven novels and two collections of stories, and his writing has appeared in most national magazines. He has been a columnist for many years, and currently writes for New York City's Daily News. His most recent novel is Forever (Little, Brown).

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