Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-07-01
‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’ He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure.
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-10-29
Moonraker ‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’ He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure. Diamonds are Forever ‘The twentieth century looked out at him from the piece of newsprint and bared its teeth in a sneer’ From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino... Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the Spangled Mob in Fleming’s fourth 007 adventure.
Author: Christopher Wood
Publisher: Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Christopher Wood segued from being the author of Confessions of a Window Cleaner to writing the screenplays for The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, two of the most successful James Bond movies ever made. Here he recounts his adventures in the wonderful world of 007.
The main subject of the book is best stated in a quote from C. S. Lewis: "Often we need not so much to be taught as to be reminded." As I said in the Foreword, "How many times over the years I have reached for a scrap of paper or underlined a passage or quotation in a book, noting something that seemed wise and useful. However, as I review my notes, I frequently come upon some guideline to positive thought or behavior that I have simply let drift from my memory and have neglected to practice." The remedy? That is the purpose of this book: to summarize, briefly enough for quick and regular review, words of wisdom I have found important enough to remember.
I am an immigrant to this Country now for the past 20 years. Born June 24th 1966 on a Friday. Attended Middlesex Community College in Lowell for about a year. Worked a a Security Guard for most of my young adulthood with up to 15 years experience on that field. That a lot of mystery seems to surround my birth since my inability to make a positive family re-union upon arriving in this Country. Have been influenced both by the Bible and a lot of mystery novels. Have published a book before by Vantage Press in New York titled, Things Fall Apart in the year 2000. currently reside in Massachusetts.
Describes the production and plot of each James Bond film from "Dr. No" to "The Living Daylights," with additional details on 007's women, colleagues, adversaries, and his ingenious gadgets and weaponry
Limiting Outer Space propels the historicization of outer space by focusing on the Post-Apollo period. After the moon landings, disillusionment set in. Outer space, no longer considered the inevitable destination of human expansion, lost much of its popular appeal, cultural significance and political urgency. With the rapid waning of the worldwide Apollo frenzy, the optimism of the Space Age gave way to an era of space fatigue and planetized limits. Bringing together the history of European astroculture and American-Soviet spaceflight with scholarship on the 1970s, this cutting-edge volume examines the reconfiguration of space imaginaries from a multiplicity of disciplinary perspectives. Rather than invoking oft-repeated narratives of Cold War rivalry and an escalating Space Race, Limiting Outer Space breaks new ground by exploring a hitherto underrated and understudied decade, the Post-Apollo period.
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Performing Arts
Writings by Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, and many more on the secret agent and pop-culture icon. In this book about the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise, leading writers including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox discuss the ten sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the battles over which actor should play the incomparable superspy. Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and his unerring allure. It’s a feast for fans who can’t get enough of their hero.
Author: Jon Burlingame
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-01
The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales. Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond. The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace. New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.
A veteran of seven Bond films reveals behind-the-scenes stories of the popular film series—with a foreword by Roger Moore, and many previously unpublished photos Beloved cameraman and director of photography Alec Mills, a veteran of seven James Bond movies, tells the inside story of his 20 years of filming cinema's most famous secret agent. Among many humorous and touching anecdotes, Mills reveals how he became an integral part of the Bond family as a young camera operator on 1969's On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, how he bore the brunt of his old friend Roger Moore's legendary on-set bantering, and how he rose to become the director of photography during Timothy Dalton's tenure as 007. Mills also looks back on a career that took in Return of the Jedi on film and The Saint on television with wit and affection, and this memoir contains many of his and Eon Productions' unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs compiled over a lifetime of filmmaking. Featuring many big names, this book will be a must-have for both the James Bond and film history aficionado.
Author: Christoph Lindner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts
Sean Connery's tuxedo, Ursula Andress' bikini, Oddjob's bowler hat, and Q's gadgets are just a few defining features of the 007 world examined in this text. Drawn from the fields of literary, film, music and cultural studies, the essays in this collection range from revitalized readings of Ian Fleming's spy novels to the analysis of Pussy Galore's lesbianism, Miss Monneypenny's filmic feminism and Pierce Brosnan's techno-fetishism. Together the essays not only consider the James Bond novels and films in relation to their historical, political and social contexts, from the Cold-War period onwards, but also examine the classic bond canon from an array of theoretical perspectives. What the text aims to show is that there is much more to the 007 series than cheap thrills, fast cars and beautiful women. Leach, among others, Lindner illustrates not only how the Bond character has conquered the globe, but has sustained its pre-eminence across six decades. Starting with the original books and moving through the films, the music and the marketing, this study should be of use to students of film, media, popular literature, marketing and cultural studies.
Featuring all the essential songs from all 24 films, James Bond: The Ultimate Collection is the most comprehensive compendium of those timeless, distinctive and stylish tunes about everyone's favourite spy ever compiled. These 26 songs are considered all-time greats of film music, and they're all arranged in Piano, Vocal and Guitar format for your eyes only, including Sam Smith's No.1 hit Writing's On The Wall from the most recent film 'Spectre'. The theme tunes for the 007 movies have become absolute classics in themselves, and with this James Bond sheet music songbook, you can learn to play the original James Bond Theme, Diamonds Are Forever and Live And Let Die, while reliving the incredible action sequences and plot twists of the films. Those memorable songs from every film are included, even the themes from Bond's recent outings like Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre so you can play the modern hits as well as the old classics. With full notation for Piano, Vocal and Guitar, the book also shows full lyrics and chords, so that when it comes to playing the best songs from your favourite Bond films, if you're armed with this James Bond songbook, nobody will do it better. If a songbook is not enough, the book also features dedicated pages for each film, offering photographs; information about Bond's gadgets, cars and female friends; and notes about the music, making this an essential addition to any Bond or movie-lover's bookshelf. You've seen the films, you've loved the music, now you can own the Ultimate Collection of James Bond sheet music and ensure that you don't only sing twice, but play these diamond tunes forever. It's perhaps the highest honour for a musician to work on the Bond theme, and with this book you'll be following in some big footsteps. From huge voices like Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Adele and Sam Smith to the best songwriters like Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney and Jack White, each song has a touch of class brought to it by the best in contemporary musicians. Whether you want to play this music for your ears only, or perform these songs infused with a confidence and smoothness that 007 would be proud of, James Bond: The Ultimate Collection is an unbeatable sheet music selection that will place the exact notes at your very capable fingertips. Song List: The James Bond Theme (Dr. No)From Russia with Love (From Russia with Love)007 Theme (From Russia with Love)Goldfinger (Goldfinger)Thunderball (Thunderball) You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)We Have All The Time In The World (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)Diamonds Are Forever (Diamonds Are Forever)Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die)The Man with the Golden Gun (The Man with the Golden Gun)Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)Moonraker (Moonraker)For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only)All Time High (Octopussy)A View to a Kill (A View to a Kill)The Living Daylights (The Living Daylights)Licence to Kill (Licence to Kill)GoldenEye (GoldenEye)Tomorrow Never Dies (Tomorrow Never Dies)The World Is Not Enough (The World Is Not Enough)Die Another Day (Die Another Day) You Know My Name (Casino Royale)Another Way To Die (Quantum of Solace)Skyfall (Skyfall)Writings On The Wall [Sam Smith]
Author: Raymond Benson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Performing Arts
New revised digital edition of the classic 007 reference book from the 1980s, complete with a new Foreword by the author. THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION is an encyclopedic celebration of 007, who is still the world’s most popular secret agent. The only book to cover all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume, it includes: a) An intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his friends and colleagues; b) a character study of James Bond—his background and early life, his clothing and other personal habits, his preferences in food and drink, his attitudes toward women and marriage; c) The by-products of Bondmania and the merchandising of 007; d) Detailed analyses of every James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, as well as those written by other authors through the 1980s; e) A critical look at the 007 film series—the producers, screenplays, directors, actors, soundtracks, and special effects; f) over 100 photographs; g) An Introduction written by Ernest Cuneo, perhaps Fleming’s closest American friend; h) And enough facts, figures, and miscellaneous Bondian trivia to satisfy even the most ardent fan. THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION covers the Bond films through The Living Daylights (1987) and the novels through John Gardner's Scorpius. BIO: Raymond Benson is the highly acclaimed author of twenty-five books, six original James Bond 007 novels, three film novelizations, three short stories, and two anthologies on Bond. He is a sought-after lecturer on film genres and history. Writing as David Michaels, Benson is a New York Times best-selling author, an Edgar Alan Poe Award nominee, and a Readers' Choice Award winner.