Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies


Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history, andmarks its fiftieth anniversary While there have been other actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, one of the most renowned and beloved s, is the charming and charismatic Sir Roger Moore, KBE To celebrate these films and their cultural heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them From the girls to the villains, the cars to the cocktails, the gadgets, locations and everything else, this beautiful book is illustrated with hundreds of iconic images from all the films plus many previously unseen photos from the Bond archive This is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate insider, with all the affection and good humor he brought to the role It is the perfect gift for all fans of these much loved films What a great book I LOVE James Bond I read them all as a teenager and look forward to each movie with anticipation Roger Moore was a favourite Bond too as I enjoyed his take on the spy as he was able to make it an affable tough guy This book is really good, it gives one a great deal of background knowledge that only someone who d been there could supply Roger Moore s laconic and laid back approach comes across in a very entertaining manner Well worth a read. Written to commemorate fifty years of James Bond movies,this book beautifully captures the escapism,entertainment,fun,beauty and thrills of the series.The best thing about it is that the writer is former James Bond, Roger Moore,with his wonderful sense of humour I love his writing,hence the five star rating.Besides,I have a soft spot for those early James Bond movies.Roger Moore talks about the beginnings of Jimmy Bond , when Ian Fleming Bond s original creator ,remarked that the first Bond Written to commemorate fifty years of James Bond movies,this book beautifully captures the escapism,entertainment,fun,beauty and thrills of the series.The best thing about it is that the writer is former James Bond, Roger Moore,with his wonderful sense of humour I love his writing,hence the five star rating.Besides,I have a soft spot for those early James Bond movies.Roger Moore talks about the beginnings of Jimmy Bond , when Ian Fleming Bond s original creator ,remarked that the first Bond film,Dr.No,was dreadful,just dreadful The viewing public,did not share this view,of course.Separate chapters go into details of the various elements of the Bond movies.These include the exotic locations,the glamorous and sophisticated Bond girls,the evil villains,the high tech gadgets,the daring stunts,and the fabulous cars used by James Bond.I enjoyed it hugely,and found myself chuckling repeatedly.This was even better than Roger Moore s other book,My Word is My Bond A glossy, detailed coffee table book that celebrates the long running 50 years this year Bond franchise, delivered with the wit that one expects from Sir Roger Moore assisted here by Gareth Owen Filled with well chosen, very well reproduced photographs, this is broken into eleven categories Beginnings, Villains, Girls, Gadgets, Cars, Style, Location, Bonds, Behind the Scenes, Screen and Films and covers the films, the books and various memorabilia Although this is sanctioned by EON produ A glossy, detailed coffee table book that celebrates the long running 50 years this year Bond franchise, delivered with the wit that one expects from Sir Roger Moore assisted here by Gareth Owen Filled with well chosen, very well reproduced photographs, this is broken into eleven categories Beginnings, Villains, Girls, Gadgets, Cars, Style, Location, Bonds, Behind the Scenes, Screen and Films and covers the films, the books and various memorabilia Although this is sanctioned by EON productions, Moore still gets to be himself and on occasion is sometimes blunt with the failings he sees the needless violence of View To a Kill and the his main female co stars on that film, the mess that was Quantum Of Solace which, the films section informs us, cost an astonishing 230m whilst being typically self deprecating about his own films Tempered by good humour, it s filled with funny reminiscences and Moore also offers his opinions on best song Nobody Does It Better and Bond Connery wins, hands down, but he talks up Daniel Craig nicely Your enjoyment of this will depend on who your favourite Bond is mine happens to be Moore and whether or not you find the man amusing, but I do and I really enjoyed this plus Moore is donating a portion of his royalties to UNICEF, as he did with his My Word Is My Bond autobiography which is also very good, my book of the year in 2008 Lavishly produced, a treasure trove of trivia and photographs, this is highly recommended This was not the best book to read on my Kindle The formatting was all over the place and the photos caused no end of frustration If , like me you have enjoyed the James Bond films, and or like Roger Moore I would recommend buying this book as a hard back so that an appreciation of all the photos can be enjoyed.For the lovers of statistics this book is crammed full of J.B details The text is typical Roger Moore witty, self deprecating, occasionally a touch outrageous but always with th This was not the best book to read on my Kindle The formatting was all over the place and the photos caused no end of frustration If , like me you have enjoyed the James Bond films, and or like Roger Moore I would recommend buying this book as a hard back so that an appreciation of all the photos can be enjoyed.For the lovers of statistics this book is crammed full of J.B details The text is typical Roger Moore witty, self deprecating, occasionally a touch outrageous but always with the slightly raised eyebrow charm

  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies
  • Roger Moore
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 0762782811

About the Author: Roger Moore

For the fantasy author RPG writer see Roger Moore for the photographer see Roger Mzungu Moore for the poet see Roger Moore, and for others see Roger MooreSir Roger George Moore, KBE was an English actor and film producer, perhaps best known for portraying British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, and also Simon Templar in the TV series The Saint from 1962 to 1969 He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, in 2003 he was knighted in recognition of his humanitarian services, in 2008 appointed a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and in 2012 awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Hertfordshire.


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