The Making of the Living Daylights


Author: Charles Helfenstein
Publisher: Spies LLC
ISBN: 9780984412624
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 290
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For the 25th anniversary of the most successful film franchise in history, Cubby Broccoli's Eon Productions launched James Bond in a bold new direction with a spectacular globe-trotting adventure that showcased incredible stunts, gorgeous cinematography, and a smoldering romance set amongst elegant old world Europe and breathtaking vistas of Africa. Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew, and see how veteran director John Glen put together a mammoth effort to take the series back to its thriller origins, rooted by the casting of Timothy Dalton, a noted stage actor and fan of Ian Fleming's novels. Follow the complete history of the film, from the origins of Fleming's short story, through early drafts of the script (where James Bond was a brash young Lieutenant in the Royal Navy), through Pierce Brosnan securing the role then losing it, Dalton's last minute casting, pre-production, shooting, post-production, to the release and marketing of the film. Based on years of research, cast and crew interviews, access to original scripts, storyboards, production memos, call sheets, props, and more, this fascinating look behind the scenes features hundreds of never before published photographs, including a detailed look at deleted scenes.

For My Eyes Only


Author: John Glen
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574883695
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 236
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"For My Eyes Only gives the inside story behind the making of eight Bond movies with candid and often hilarious behind-the-scene stories of the stars and crew that made the Bond name. During the 1980s John Glen directed all five Bond movies, including For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, and Licence to Kill. His Bond association goes back farther though, having been closely involved in the making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Moonraker. The filming details of some of the most memorable stunts ever committed to celluloid are published here for the first time, along with unseen skills and storyboards." "But more than this, For My Eyes Only is the story of a life in film. A career that ranged from ground-breaking television shows Danger Man and Man in a Suitcase through film classics The Third Man, The Italian Job and Superman, to big-budget films with Marlon Brando and Richard Burton."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Making of on Her Majesty's Secret Service


Author: Charles Helfenstein
Publisher: Spies LLC
ISBN: 9780984412600
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 289
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Based on years of research, hundreds of interviews, and exclusive access to the archives of author Ian Fleming, screenwriter Richard Maibaum, and director Peter Hunt, this inside look features never-before-published script details and hundreds of rare, behind-the-scenes photographs.

Some Kind of Hero

The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films
Author: Matthew Field,Ajay Chowdhury,George Lazenby
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750966505
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 480
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The first biography of the making of the James Bond series, drawing on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crewFor 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 recognized by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been smooth sailing. Changing tax 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 while the rise of competing action heroes displaced 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 1960s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.

The Battle for Bond

The Genesis of Cinema's Greatest Hero
Author: Robert Sellers,Raymond Benson
Publisher: Tomahawk
ISBN: 9780953192632
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 264
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Details Kevin McClory's forty year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond.

Catching Bullets


Author: Mark O’Connell,Mark O&’Connell,Mark Gatiss,Barbara Broccoli
Publisher: Splendid Books Limited
ISBN: 0956950590
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 380
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When Jimmy O'Connell took a job as chauffeur for 007 producers Eon Productions, it would not just be Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore and Sean Connery he would drive to James Bond his grandson Mark swiftly hitched a metaphorical ride too. In Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan, Mark O'Connell takes us on a humorous journey of filmic discovery where Bond films fire like bullets at a Thatcher era childhood, closeted adolescence and adult life as a comedy writer still inspired by that Broccoli movie magic. Catching Bullets is a unique and sharply-observed love-letter to James Bond, Duran Duran title songs and bolting down your tea quick enough to watch Roger Moore falling out of a plane without a parachute.

The First Lady of Bond


Author: Eunice Gayson
Publisher: Signum
ISBN: 9780956653475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 239
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A personal account by the original Bond girl reflects on her work in such lavish stage productions as Into the Woods, as well as cult classics like The Avengers, describing how setbacks in her life led to brushes with the law.

The Man with the Golden Touch: How The Bond Films Conquered the World


Author: Sinclair McKay
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468303082
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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When Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman set out to make what they expected to be the first of three or four movies based on the espionage novels of Ian Fleming they can hardly have dreamt that they were founding a business that would still be going str Yet the role of James Bond, which transformed Sean Connery’s career in 1962 when Dr No came out, still retained its star-making power in 2006 when Daniel Craig made his Bond debut in Casino Royale. This is the story of how, with the odd misstep along the way, the owners of the Bond franchise, Eon Productions, have contrived to keep James Bond abreast of the zeitgeist and at the top of the charts for 45 years, through 21 films featuring six Bonds, three M’s, two Q’s and three Moneypennies. Thanks to the films, Fleming’s original creation has been transformed from a black sheep of the post-war English upper classes into a figure with universal appeal, constantly evolving to keep pace with changing social and political circumstances. Having interviewed people concerned with all aspects of the films, Sinclair McKay is ideally placed to describe how the Bond ‘brand’ has been managed over the years as well as to give us the inside stories of the supporting cast of Bond girls, Bond villains, Bond cars and Bond gadgetry. Sinclair McKay, formerly assistant features editor of the Daily Telegraph, works as a freelance writer and journalist. He is also the author of A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films, which the Guardian called ‘A splendid history’ and the Independent on Sunday described as ‘Brisk, cheerful and enthusiastic.’

The Music of James Bond


Author: Jon Burlingame
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019986330X
Category: Music
Page: 293
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Chronicles all the behind-the-scenes stories of every song and score written for the James Bond films and draws from new interviews with many of the songwriters and composers.

Quantum of Solace

007, the Complete James Bond Short Stories
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 279
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An anthology of short fiction chronicling the exploits and adventures of the British agent includes the tales that served as the inspiration for such films as "Octopussy," "The Living Daylights," "For Your Eyes Only," and the "Quantum of Solace."

You Only Live Twice


Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206602
Category: History
Page: 191
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James Bond is about to be cashiered out of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The British agent whose exploits have been followed by millions of readers around the world, who has thwarted such arch-criminals as Dr. No and Goldfinger, now finds himself on a last-chance mission. Sick with grief over the death of Tracy, his beautiful wife of a day, Bond has bungled two important assignments. As You Only Live Twice opens, Bond faces an unspoken ultimatum. He must make good on a vital mission to Japan or his career in the service will be finished.... In this latest adventure novel the inimitable Ian Fleming unfolds a spellbinding tale of the Orient—of sensuous pleasure and maniacal torture—of a suicide garden of sulphurous fumaroles and poisonous plants surrounding a pool of man-eating piranha—of a lissome beauty named Kissy Suzuki—and of James Bond’s appointment with destiny in a place of easy death.

Shaken & Stirred

The Feminism of James Bond
Author: Robert A. Caplen
Publisher: Robert Caplen
ISBN: 1453512829
Category: History
Page: 459
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The Bond Girl is one of the most recognized and celebrated cultural icons of the last fifty years. First introduced in Ian Fleming's novels and short stories, producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman breathed life into her cinematic manifestation beginning with Dr. No in 1962. Since then, the world has been fascinated by the Bond Girl. Although she has been lauded by some as a liberated woman and true feminist archetype, the Bond Girl has virtually escaped critical study . . . until now. Shaken and Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond analyzes the cinematic Bond Girl and argues that the character initially served as a different archetype: one that reinforced a traditional, feminine ideal that served as a powerful reactionary symbol against the gender equality movement that gained prominence in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Shaken and Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond provides a glimpse into "second wave" feminism, the Women's Liberation Movement, and cultural representations of women during the latter half of the American twentieth century through a Bondian lens. It traces the evolutionary journey of the cinematic Bond Girl and assesses her cultural impact, revealing who she is and what she represents during the first eleven films in the James Bond franchise, a seventeen-year period described as the Golden Era of the Bond Girl, and beyond.

James Bond's London

A Reference Guide to Locations
Author: Gary Giblin
Publisher: Daleon Enterprises Incorporated
ISBN: 9780971313309
Category: Fiction
Page: 171
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* Visit Fleming's (and Bond's) favorite hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs as well as Fleming's birthplace and homes. * Dress to kill at 007's private tailors. * Rendezvous at the "Russian" hotel from "Golden-Eye", the "Hamburg" car park where Bond's BMW blazed into action in "Tomorrow Never Dies" and the "Afghan" air base from "The Living Daylights"- all without leaving London! * The real-life and reel-life MI16HQ. Early London Homes of Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan . Dozens of 007 landmarks and institutions, including the Bank of England, the Houses of Parliament, De Beers. Sotheby's, Harrods, Lloyd's, Scotland Yard, Tower Bridge, and more. Includes rare photographs, directions to locations, behind the scenes information on every site, comments from the filmmakers and actors and family and friends of Ian Fleming. With a Foreword by Bond Director Hunt and a Tribute to Ian Fleming by his cousin, actor Christopher Lee, James Bond's london is a must for armchair travelers and real-life adventurers alike.

The James Bond Archives

Spectre Edition
Author: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836551861
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 624
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Bond, James Bond: The behind-the-scenes 007 bible "Bond, James Bond." Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has starred in 24 EON-produced films, played by 6 different actors over five decades. In collaboration with EON Productions, this trade edition of The James Bond Archives includes all the same stunning imagery and behind-the-scenes knowledge as the original XL book, just with a smaller format and a softer price-tag. The result is an affordable, compact yet comprehensive record of every single Bond film ever made, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with Spectre (2015). The wealth of on-set photos, unseen stills, set designs, storyboards, production memos, is supplemented by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members. From producers to stuntmen, directors to production designers, these personal narratives relate the true, inside story from the Bond sets, offering outstanding insight into the personalities and processes behind the most successful and longest-running film franchise in cinema history. The SPECTRE Edition will be released worldwide in November 2015. James Bond materials © 1962-2015 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Living Daylights

James Bond #15
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1927854911
Category: Fiction
Page: 47
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Sent to West Berlin to assist with the escape of Agent 272 from the East, British secret agent James Bond falls under the spell of a beautiful musician that he watches each night from his hide-out. But when the moment for the escape comes, Bond’s split-second decision may mean disaster for all. The Living Daylights is the fifteenth title in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for the 1987 film starring Timothy Dalton as James Bond.