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To nye faktabøker om James Bond-filmene
Roger Moore med «Cubby» og Harry.

Mer agent 007, mens vi venter på «Bond 25».

Bond: Behind the Scenes ventes 1. august 2019 fra The History Press. Ja, selv om det finnes uttalige Bond-bøker (om filmene) så er det fortsatt upubliserte bilder. Denne har vi også forhåndsbestilt.

When Harry Met Cubby: The Story of the James Bond Producers utgis 1. september 2019.

Robert Sellers har dykket ned i arkivene og vi venter oss intet mindre enn den hele og fulle sannheten om de to legendariske produsentenes suksess og fiaskoer. De hadde ulike personligheter og det hele endte med et bittert brudd mellom Albert R. «Cubby» Broccoli og Harry Saltzman.

Vi sakser fra omtalen:

«Together they were responsible for the phenomenally successful James Bond series, separately they brought kitchen sink drama to the screen, made a star out of Michael Caine in the Harry Palmer films and were responsible for the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But their relationship was fraught almost from the very beginning. Both men were of such contrasting personalities that relations between them often span out of control, to such an extent that they not only fell out with their star, Sean Connery, but ultimately with each other. Loved and hated in equal measure, respected and feared by their contemporaries, few movie people have loomed as large over the industry as Broccoli and Saltzman, yet tragically they would meet very different ends. Broccoli was feted as Hollywood royalty, and his death in 1996 made newspaper headlines around the world. Saltzman, who had to sell his partnership in the Bond movies to United Artists in 1974 due to financial troubles, died a virtual recluse and forgotten by the movie-going public.»

Boken er på 288 tettpakkede sider. Robert Sellers har tidligere skrevet den usminkede historien om «Thunderball» og «Never Say Never Again»: The Battle for Bond.

JB / 10.04.2019