The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World

Sinclair McKay (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
August 05, 2010
Pages
396
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.4 X 9.28 inches | 1.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781590202982
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About the Author

Sinclair McKay is a features writer for The Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday. He is also the acclaimed author of the bestselling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park.

Reviews

?[R]eading McKay's retrospective, it seems like Bond is just getting started.? --"New York Post"
?[O]ne of the very best attempts to take stock of the Bond films?smart and unexpected.? -- "The New Republic"
?Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated.? -- "The Daily Mail"
?Armed with encyclopedic knowledge and wit as dry as a shaken martini, Sinclair McKay casts a critical eye at the cinematic phenomenon launched in 1962's "Dr. No" with Sean Connery uttering that famous introduction: ?Bond. James Bond.? McKay astutely addresses the plots of each film and places them in the political and popular cultures of their eras (Bond has but one love interest in 1987's "The Living Daylights" because producers feared encouraging promiscuity in an age of AIDS). He's also an insightful critic, championing the initially maligned "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) as one of the best in the series. And he's often funny, discussing Roger Moore's ?m
"[R]eading McKay's retrospective, it seems like Bond is just getting started." --"New York Post"
"[O]ne of the very best attempts to take stock of the Bond films...smart and unexpected." --"The New Republic"
"Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated." -"The Daily Mail"
"A marvelously entertaining tome...an arch but jolly 'galumph.'" -"Metrolife"
"Thoroughly researched and documented yet fetching in tone and style, McKay's fun, smart, and informative book gracefully treads the criticism/entertainment border" -- "Library Journal" "Delightful critical appreciation...McKay writes in a breezy, chatty style, as if perpetually in between mouthfuls of popcorn...He's a charming hybrid of a critic and fan...["The Man with the Golden Touch" is] a scintillating read that's often more entertaining than the movies themselves." -- "Publishers Weekly"
[R]eading McKay s retrospective, it seems like Bond is just getting started. --"New York Post"
[O]ne of the very best attempts to take stock of the Bond filmsesmart and unexpected. -- "The New Republic"
Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated. -- "The Daily Mail"
Armed with encyclopedic knowledge and wit as dry as a shaken martini, Sinclair McKay casts a critical eye at the cinematic phenomenon launched in 1962 s "Dr. No" with Sean Connery uttering that famous introduction: iBond. James Bond. McKay astutely addresses the plots of each film and places them in the political and popular cultures of their eras (Bond has but one love interest in 1987 s "The Living Daylights" because producers feared encouraging promiscuity in an age of AIDS). He s also an insightful critic, championing the initially maligned "On Her Majesty s Secret Service" (1969) as one of the best in the series. And he s often funny, discussing Roger Moore s imany centuries in show business, and describing sillier moments in the films as inaff, which the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines as iunfashionable, lacking in taste or style -- something McKay s book most definitely is not. -- "Newark Star-Ledger"
A marvelously entertaining tome...an arch but jolly 'galumph.' -- "Metrolife"
Thoroughly researched and documented yet fetching in tone and style, McKay s fun, smart, and informative book gracefully treads the criticism/entertainment border -- "Library Journal"
Delightful critical appreciationeMcKay writes in a breezy, chatty style, as if perpetually in between mouthfuls of popcorneHe s a charming hybrid of a critic and fane["The Man with the Golden Touch" is] a scintillating read that s often more entertaining than the movies themselves. -- "Publishers Weekly"
Zeltserman deftly drags the reader through the story, keeping you wondering about the truthe "The Caretaker of Lorne Field" is camp, and therein lies its appeal. -- "Dallas Morning News""
][R]eading McKay]s retrospective, it seems like Bond is just getting started.] --"New York Post"
][O]ne of the very best attempts to take stock of the Bond filmsesmart and unexpected.] -- "The New Republic"
]Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated.] -- "The Daily Mail"
]Armed with encyclopedic knowledge and wit as dry as a shaken martini, Sinclair McKay casts a critical eye at the cinematic phenomenon launched in 1962]s "Dr. No" with Sean Connery uttering that famous introduction: iBond. James Bond.] McKay astutely addresses the plots of each film and places them in the political and popular cultures of their eras (Bond has but one love interest in 1987]s "The Living Daylights" because producers feared encouraging promiscuity in an age of AIDS). He]s also an insightful critic, championing the initially maligned "On Her Majesty]s Secret Service" (1969) as one of the best in the series. And he]s often funny, discussing Roger Moore]s imany centuries] in show business, and describing sillier moments in the films as inaff, ] which the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines as iunfashionable, lacking in taste or style] -- something McKay]s book most definitely is not.] -- "Newark Star-Ledger"
]A marvelously entertaining tome...an arch but jolly 'galumph.'] -- "Metrolife"
]Thoroughly researched and documented yet fetching in tone and style, McKay]s fun, smart, and informative book gracefully treads the criticism/entertainment border] -- "Library Journal"
]Delightful critical appreciationeMcKay writes in a breezy, chatty style, as if perpetually in between mouthfuls of popcorneHe]s a charming hybrid of a critic and fane["The Man with the Golden Touch" is] a scintillating read that]s often more entertaining than the movies themselves.] -- "Publishers Weekly"
]Zeltserman deftly drags the reader through the story, keeping you wondering about the truthe "The Caretaker of Lorne Field" is camp, and therein lies its appeal.] -- "Dallas Morning News"