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 and 2012 marks 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 007s 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 There's nothing new here but what there is is a lot of fun All told in Moore's usual cheeky self deprecating way He doesn't take himself very seriously but just has a lot of fun with it allHe covers all of the incarnations of Bond here including the odd one out Never Say Never Again and has some very nice things to say about his fellow Bonds and the people they all worked with Written to commemorate fifty years of James Bond moviesthis book beautifully captures the escapismentertainmentfunbeauty and thrills of the seriesThe best thing about it is that the writer is former James Bond Roger Moorewith his wonderful sense of humour I love his writinghence the five star ratingBesidesI have a soft spot for those early James Bond moviesRoger Moore talks about the beginnings of Jimmy Bond when Ian Fleming Bond's original creatorremarked that the first Bond filmDrNowas dreadfuljust dreadful The viewing publicdid not share this viewof courseSeparate chapters go into details of the various elements of the Bond moviesThese include the exotic locationsthe glamorous and sophisticated Bond girlsthe evil villainsthe high tech gadgetsthe daring stuntsand the fabulous cars used by James BondI enjoyed it hugelyand found myself chuckling repeatedlyThis was even better than Roger Moore's other bookMy 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 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 “uantum 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 enjoyedFor the lovers of statistics this book is crammed full of JB 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
  • 24 November 2014
  • 9780762782819

About the Author: Roger Moore

Roger Moore; for the photographer see


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *