The James Bond Bedside Companion

By Raymond Benson

An encyclopedic get together of 007, the world's preferred undercover agent, The James Bond Bedside better half is the main entire single-volume advisor to the James Bond phenomenon on hand. as well as an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by way of his associates and co-workers and a close research of each one in every of Fleming's James Bond titles, this quintessential assortment comprises:

-- An in-depth personality research of James Bond, together with a cartoon of his historical past and formative years, specified descriptions of his trademarked garments and different own conduct, together with his personal tastes in foods and drinks, and a portrait of his recognized (or notorious) attitudes towards ladies and marriage;

-- information regarding the various by-products of Bondmania and the advertising of 007, resembling Bond's line of toiletries, board video games, buying and selling playing cards, Oddjob motion Dolls, and t-shirts;

-- touch info for the numerous James Bond fan golf equipment around the globe;

-- A serious examine the 007 movie sequence that features a cornucopia of trivialities and crucial details at the motion pictures' manufacturers, screenplays, administrators, actors, soundtracks and lighting tricks;

-- Over a hundred seldom visible images;

-- And adequate evidence, figures, and miscellanea to fulfill even the main ardent fan.

Out of print for over a decade, this collector's merchandise is a PublishingOnline exclusive.

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The tale issues Bond's makes an attempt to rescue M, who has been abducted via purple chinese language forces belonging to at least one Colonel solar Liang-tan. Colonel solar hopes to trap Bond into his clutches in order that either the recognized agent and his leader will be killed. an immense Russian summit convention is scheduled to happen in Greece; sunlight plans to bomb the convention with a mortar gun and depart the 2 Englishmen's our bodies on the web site to implicate their guilt within the crime. 007 groups up with Russian agent Ariadne Alexandrou and her Greek buddy, Niko Litsas, to strive against Colonel sunlight and his henchman, an ex-Nazi named Von Richter.

Prior to he does so, Rhys-Davies, as Pushkin, convincingly appeals to Bond's and the audience's instincts, and we all know that he's now not answerable for the murders. artwork Malik, a Pakistani raised in Britain, performs the Western-educated Kamran Shah, the heroic chief of a bunch of Afghan freedom warring parties. Malik shot to reputation within the award-winning BBC tv miniseries The Jewel within the Crown, and has seemed on level and in motion pictures. The position of Kamran Shah is a section underwritten—we have no idea how or why this evidently Britisheducated guy is the place he's, yet Malik makes up for it with enthusiasm.

Sure. there has been doubtless, doubtless in any respect! He had grown a drooping black moustache. He had had the syphilitic nostril repaired. there has been a gold-capped teeth one of the higher frontals, yet there should be without doubt Bond regarded up. He acknowledged, "Have you were given one of many girl? " Startled through the glance of managed venom on Bond's face, and through the pallor that confirmed in the course of the walnut dye, the superintendent bowed energetically and scrabbled via his dossier. definite, there she was once, the bitch—the flat gruesome wardress face, the boring eyes, the scraped-back bun of hair.

Maurice Binder's accompanying credit layout positive factors Ms. Easton herself, swirling amidst the silhouetted lady nudes and rotoscopes of Roger Moore. it's the first time the vocalist has been visible within the identify layout. OCTOPUSSY (1983) creation The 13th Bond movie, published in June 1983, starts off with an surprising brand: that of the MGM lion. (MGM merged with United Artists in 1982. ) however the United Artists brand instantly follows and the normal gun-barrel series propels Roger Moore into his 6th day trip as 007.

Then we see who the offender is. On a rooftop is a wheelchair containing a bald-headed guy keeping a white cat. The digicam by no means finds his face, however it seems to be Ernst Stavro Blofeld (along the strains of Donald Pleasence or small screen television Savalas). he's sitting in entrance of a few form of keep an eye on panel, maneuvering the helicopter with a joystick. we're then handled to a few remarkable flight stunts with the copter, because it weaves out and in of the chimneys and smokestacks of the Becton Gasworks in London's East finish.

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