Bond On Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies

Bond On Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies

Roger Moore

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0762782811

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.

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I didn’t say anything to anyone. Once bitten, twice shy. Contracts were drawn up and duly signed. It was a few weeks before Harry called again, to say he and Cubby felt I was ‘too fat’ and my hair was ‘too long’. I said I’d get a haircut and take the weight off. I told my dear friend Lew Grade (who along with The Saint also bankrolled The Persuaders!) that I was to be the next 007. With tears welling in his eyes, he shook his head and said, ‘Roger, don’t do it. It’ll ruin your career!’ ‘What

ready. Both Pierce and Timothy were partial to a Martini – but Timothy appears to be mixing his drinks in this shot. MARTINI IS NOT THE ONLY DRINK … Bond appreciates other drinks, too. For instance, when, in my first 007 film, I walked into a Harlem bar, it wasn’t a vodka Martini I asked for. Far from it. I requested ‘bourbon and water, please – no ice’. In GoldenEye Jim drinks a bourbon – Jack Daniel’s – with M, while in The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day he also enjoys

of the bridge was then reconstructed on the Pinewood backlot for me to film my close-ups, looking very brave. There were even mightier heights to climb, as in Paris it was planned that B.J. Worth would film a parachute jump off the Eiffel Tower, after I had chased Grace Jones up most of it. Curiously, while permission had been granted for the jump, as the landing was going to be on a boat cruising down the Seine, that came under a different authority, and at first they refused permission: we

breath of fresh air into the adventure-movie genre with its larger-than-life villains, even more evil than Satan himself; drop-dead-gorgeous girls who in fact did often drop dead if they found their way to Bond’s bed in the first half-hour of the film; hugely glamorous locations and sets; and a hero who was impeccably turned out, with the best taste in everything and the enviable ability to disrobe a leading lady in the flick of a camera shutter. In an era when travel was the reserve of the

photography. At the time of a premiere, and with the United Artists executives happy with what they had on their hands, the script for the following Bond film was commissioned and within six months Eon, the production company, would move into pre-production with it – usually for three or four months – in which time they designed sets, brought in the key crew members to scout locations, planned effects, designed and bought costumes, settled camera requirements and so on, ahead of the shoot. So,

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