The Man with the Golden Gun

James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Man with the Golden Gun, Paco Scaramanga, is one of the deadliest hit men in the world and the British Secret Service want him eliminated. A brainwashed James Bond tried, and failed, to kill his boss, M. It’s time for him to prove he can be trusted again. Bond finds his man in the sweltering heat of Jamaica. His plan is to infiltrate Scaramanga’s gang of criminals to get close to the man himself. But if he fails, Bond will be the next target for the golden gun.

The James Bond Trivia Quiz Book

Author: Philip Gurin

Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 444

Asks trivia questions about the Bond movies and novels from Dr. No to Never Say Never Again

James Bond

The Unofficial Reference to the Man, the Books, the Movies, and the Man Who Invented It All

Author: Jennifer Warner

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 125

You've seen him in the movies and read him in the books, but who is James Bond? This book is a reference to all things Bond. It includes summaries of all the books and movies; an appendix of every major character and gadget; and a short biography of the man who created it all: Ian Fleming. If you are a fan of the series or just want to know more about it, then this reference is for you! LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is recapped.

Catching Bullets

Author: Mark O’Connell

Publisher: Splendid Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 380

View: 279

When Jimmy O'Connell took a job as chauffeur for 007 producers Eon Productions, it would not just be Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore and Sean Connery he would drive to James Bond his grandson Mark swiftly hitched a metaphorical ride too. In Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan, Mark O'Connell takes us on a humorous journey of filmic discovery where Bond films fire like bullets at a Thatcher era childhood, closeted adolescence and adult life as a comedy writer still inspired by that Broccoli movie magic. Catching Bullets is a unique and sharply-observed love-letter to James Bond, Duran Duran title songs and bolting down your tea quick enough to watch Roger Moore falling out of a plane without a parachute.

Places of the Imagination

Media, Tourism, Culture

Author: Dr Stijn Reijnders

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 437

Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular novels, films or television series. Places of the Imagination presents a timely and insightful analysis of this form of media tourism, exploring the question of how best to explain the increasing popularity of media tourism within contemporary culture. Drawing on extensive empirical and interview material, this book examines the representation of landscapes in popular narratives that have inspired media tourism, whilst also investigating the effects over time of such tourism on local landscapes, and the processes by which tourists appropriate the landscape, experiencing and accommodating them into their imagination. Oriented around three central case studies of popular television detective shows, famous films and classic literature, Places of the Imagination develops a new theoretical understanding of media tourism. As such, it will appeal to sociologists and cultural geographers, as well as those working in the fields of media and cultural studies, popular and fan culture, tourism and the sociology of leisure.

British Film Culture in the 1970s

Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 882

This volume draws a map of British film culture in the 1970s and provides a wide-ranging history of the period.

The Rough Guide to James Bond

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 828

This new Rough Guide is devoted to James Bond, the most famous fictional character of the 20th century. There's no one quite like 007, the secret agent whose identity is the world's worst kept secret and who is still the movie hero most men really aspire to be.

James Bond in the 21st Century

Why We Still Need 007

Author: Leah Wilson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 121

Writings by Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, and many more on the secret agent and pop-culture icon. In this book about the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise, leading writers including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox discuss the ten sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the battles over which actor should play the incomparable superspy. Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and his unerring allure. It’s a feast for fans who can’t get enough of their hero.

Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts, and Supercars

The Fantastic Physics of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

View: 881

Uses the world of James Bond to explain the principles of physics, reviews the top five Bond stunts, and includes discussion of such topics as whether the laser in Goldfinger would have cut Bond in half and if a wristwatch could actually unzip a woman's dress.