The Battle for Bond: The Genesis of Cinema's Greatest Hero

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Tomahawk Press, 2007 - Performing Arts - 264 pages
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Cinema history might have been different had the first James Bond film not been Dr. No starring Sean Connery, but instead Thunderball directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Richard Burton as Bond. It sounds unbelievable, but it almost happened. This book unravels the story behind the most controversial part of the James Bond legend.

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Robert Sellers is a former stand-up comedian and the author of the biographies of Sting; Tom Cruise; Sean Connery; and the definitive book on Monty Python, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Raymond Benson is the bestselling author of 28 published titles, including the first three novels in the Black Stiletto series: The Black Stiletto, The Black Stiletto: Black & White, and The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes. He is most well-known for being the official James Bond 007 continuation author between 1996 and 2002. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels, three film novelizations, and three short stories. An anthology of his 007 work, The Union Trilogy, and

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