Learn behind the scenes of each 007 adventure thanks to the book “Bond – The legend in 25 films”, published on the sidelines of the release of “Mourir can wait”.
You know the name, number and feature films. But what about behind the scenes of these? Thanks to the book “Bond – The legend in 25 films”, you have the opportunity to become unbeatable on the subject thanks to Guillaume Evin, a specialist who is not at his first attempt. Because we also owe him “James Bond is eternal”, “Once upon a time … James Bond” and “Good kisses from the world”.
Published a few weeks before the release of Mourir can wait, to which he devotes a few pages, this book reads like a novel that returns, in 25 chapters, to the saga which will celebrate its 60 years next year. And, like the missions of 007, each part is not lacking in twists and turns, between the directors’ waltz (Alfred Hitchcock for example refused to stage an opus), search for the ideal interpreter when Bond has changed his face. or the glitches of all kinds encountered by the different teams.
As such, Roger Moore is arguably the one who has experienced the most complications, with health concerns from Live and Let Die, his first outing in the tuxedo. Embellished with anecdotes on the evolution of the scenarios, the critical and public reception, the casting or even some cinematographic and / or geopolitical elements allowing a film to be placed in its context, the chapters continue information on the performers and the cars of each. opus, and they begin with a data sheet.
The latter then informs us about the release dates, budgets and box office results. From the time and corrected for inflation, which allows us to discover that the second biggest success of the saga is none other than… Operation thunder. You will also learn that Timothy Dalton was considered twice for the role (in the 60s and 70s) before eventually inheriting it, in the face and beard of… Lambert Wilson.
If you are fans of the James Bond saga, this book is essential because you could learn things there that you do not yet know. If you’re not, reading it might change your mind (a little) by taking you behind the scenes. And in the worst case, it will let you know who are the Fantastic 4 of the franchise, the first 24 episodes of which are visible on Salto.
“Bond – The legend in 25 films” by Guillaume Evin – Published by Hugo Doc – 16.95 euros
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