The James Bond film SPECTRE has continued the successful modern run for the UK’s best-known secret agent, but how much do you know about 007? Well, thanks to our friends at John Blake Publishing, we have THREE copies of the new book James Bond: The Secret History to give away in our latest competition.
In this extremely collectible title, Sean Egan examines Bond’s enduring popularity, tracing a rich history of tradition and development over more than half a century. From the designer suits and coiffed hair to the classic Aston Martins and mesmerising gadgetry, Bond is the most visually stylish and British film franchise of them all.
Featuring interviews with many of those who have shaped the Bond universe over the last half century (including Roger Moore, Marin Campbell and Monty Norman), this book is the essential reading for both James Bond aficionados and those with a wider interest in British film history.
To be in with a chance of winning the James Bond: The Secret History book, all you have to do is answer the following question:
Who played James Bond in the first movie DR NO?
a) Ian Fleming
b) Sean Connery
c) Daniel Craig
E-mail your answer, along with your address details, to firstname.lastname@example.org labelled JAMES BOND SECRET HISTORY before midnight on Monday, March 7th.
James Bond entered the world in 1953 with the novel Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. Since then, the British secret agent codenamed 007 has become the biggest media phenomenon of the modern age, surpassing and outlasting previous cultural icons such as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and The Saint. Bond has conquered all forms of media - from books, films and radio to comic strips and video games - while inspiring a tidal wave of merchandise and legion of imitators. Although the world has changed almost beyond recognition since his debut, his continuing relevance is affirmed by the multiple generations who have thrilled to his exploits. This book for the first time provides the full enthralling story of how the espionage fantasies of a rather melancholy journalist came to captivate the world. It exposes the setbacks behind the triumphs, from Fleming's increasing boredom with his own creation to regular crises over re-casting of the cinematic Bond and legal battles in the 1990s that almost destroyed the film franchise. With the help of Bond scholars, Fleming intimates, Bond film crew and others, James Bond: The Secret History shows how the man with the Licence to Kill overcame every hurdle to become the greatest fantasy hero of all time.
James Bond: The Secret History by Sean Egan is published by John Blake Publishing in hardback on February 25th, 2016 and priced £16.99.
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