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A Close Look at A View to a Kill (2nd Edition)

By: Anders Frejdh
A Close Look at A View to a Kill book
Publication of A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL – the updated edition of the original 2011 study of A VIEW TO A KILL – which coincides with the film’s 30th anniversary. Written by Andrew McNess.

The James Bond film series is a worldwide box-office phenomenon, with cultural reference points including cars equipped with ejector seats, heroines equipped with suggestive names, and henchmen wielding steel-brimmed hats. The escapist series can nevertheless accommodate more subtle and understated plays with its established formula, and – as author Andrew McNess demonstrates – a sterling example of this can be found in 1985's A VIEW TO A KILL. Through an analysis of the film's characters, plotline, themes, music, action sequences, and more, A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL illuminates an underrated classic in James Bond Cinema – and offers a refreshing take on the pleasures of escapist cinema.

This edition of A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL includes the 2012 Bond blockbuster, Skyfall (2012), in the overall analysis, and features a foreword written by Spyfest creator, Matt Sherman. There is also an expanded introduction and additional notes on A View to a Kill.

Book details:
Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1511620978
ISBN-13: 978-1511620970
Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inch

About the author:
ANDREW McNESS lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works for a not-for-profit organisation that supports bereaved families. He has a doctorate in sociology and has published scholarly work in the subject areas of youth bereavement and health promotion. He enjoys combining his writing interests with a lifelong interest in film. Visit Andrew’s 007 site:

Editor's note:
The first edition of A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL was published in December 2011, and went by the longer title of James Bond in Our Sights: A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL.

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Book cover for A Close Look at A VIEW TO A KILL © 2015 Andrew McNess. All rights reserved.

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