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5 OCTOBER 2012
THE MAKING OF THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2012-12-13
The making of the living daylights
Charles Helfenstein's latest book, The Making of The Living Daylights, is published in paperback by Spies Publishing.

For the 25th anniversary of the most successful film franchise in history, Cubby Broccoli's Eon Productions launched James Bond in a bold new direction with a spectacular globe-trotting adventure that showcased incredible stunts, gorgeous cinematography, and a smoldering romance set amongst elegant old world Europe and breathtaking vistas of Africa.

Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew, and see how veteran director John Glen put together a mammoth effort to take the series back to its thriller origins, rooted by the casting of Timothy Dalton, a noted stage actor and fan of Ian Fleming's novels.

Follow the complete history of the film, from the origins of Fleming's short story, through early drafts of the script (where James Bond was a brash young Lieutenant in the Royal Navy), through Pierce Brosnan securing the role then losing it, Dalton's last minute casting, pre-production, shooting, post-production, to the release and marketing of the film.

Based on years of research, cast and crew interviews, access to original scripts, storyboards, production memos, call sheets, props, and more, this fascinating look behind the scenes features hundreds of never before published photographs, including a detailed look at deleted scenes.

Book details:
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Spies LLC
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098441262X
ISBN-13: 978-0984412624
Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches

About the publisher:
Spies Publishing is a full service niche publisher focusing on arts and entertainment titles and behind the scenes looks at movie and television properties. Two titles are currently in print: The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and James Bond Unmasked.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (October)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond: Le Dossier Secret by Kevin Bertrand Collette (October 25)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (November 13)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The Bluffer's Guide to James Bond (October 20)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

Photo above:
The cover of Charles Helfenstein's book The Making of The Living Daylights. © 2012 Spies Publishing. All rights reserved.

Order The Making of The Living Daylights from Amazon US:

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/098441262X/fromswedenwit-20/

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