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Updated edition of Some Kind of Hero by Field & Chowdhury

By: FSWL team
Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the Jam
The updated 816-page paperback edition, to include the road to Bond 25, of the critically acclaimed Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films, a biography on the James Bond film series written by FSWL readers Matthew Field & Ajay Chowdhury with a foreword by James Bond actor George Lazenby, is published by The History Press on 6 August 2018 in the UK and on 1 November 2018 in USA.

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For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain sailing. Changing tax regimes forced 007 to relocate to France (for the 1979 film Moonraker) and Mexico (for the 1989 film Licence to Kill); changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise. And the rise of competing action heroes has constantly questioned Bond’s place in popular culture. But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012’s Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre.

Now fully updated to include 2015’s Bond film Spectre, Some Kind of Hero recounts this remarkable story, from its origins in the early ‘60s right through to the present day, and draws on over 100 unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.

Reviews of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films

"Authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury leave no Bond stone unturned." - Free Kittens Movie Guide

"Cinema book of the year" - Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday

"The most comprehensive resource, and a good starting point for Bond fans." - FanSided

Among all contributors to the book are FSWL founder Anders Frejdh who organized the foreword from George Lazenby and a number of interviews with Bond personalities for the authors.

Matthew Field, Anders Frejdh, Ajay Chowdhury, Some Kind of Hero
Matthew Field, Anders Frejdh & Ajay Chowdhury at the official book launch party for Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films in London, 2015. Photo by Sascha Braun.

Book details:
Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: The History Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0750969776
ISBN-13: 978-0750969772
Dimensions: 15.2 x 24.1 cm

Previous editions of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films
>Hardback edition (published in October 2015)
>Kindle edition (October 2015)

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