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

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

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this remarkable story, from its origins in the early '60s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.



BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm: styles & genres Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 03/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9780750969772  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Matthew Field is a film journalist with Cinema Retro magazine. He was a consultant on the James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing. Ajay Chowdhury is an attorney and has contributed to numerous books on Bond including Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born. George Lazenby played James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969.

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