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Shooting 007: And Other Celluloid Adventures

Shooting 007: And Other Celluloid Adventures [Kindle Edition]

Alec Mills , Sir Roger Moore
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Shooting 007 And Other Celluloid Adventures pulls a compelling focus on one of the most interesting periods of British mainstream cinema [...] a personable tour of cinema peppered with what Camera A doesn't see. A brisk, upfront but detailed read about a very different time of British-based cinema. --Mark O Connell, author (Catching Bullets Memoirs of a Bond Fan)

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In Shooting 007, beloved camerman and director of photography Alec Mills, a veteran of seven James Bond movies, tells the inside story of his twenty years of filming cinema's most famous secret agent. Among many humorous and touching anecdotes, Mills reveals how he became an integral part of the Bond family as a young camera operator on 1963's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, how he bore the brunt of his old friend Roger Moore's legendary on-set bantering, and how he rose to become the director of photography during Timothy Dalton's tenure as 007. Mills also looks back on a career that took in Return of the Jedi on film and The Saint on television with wit and affection, and Shooting 007 contains many of his and Eon Productions' unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs compiled over a lifetime of filmmaking. Featuring many of the film industry's biggest names, this book will be a must have for both the James Bond and British film history aficionado.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6281 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (15 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Missed 007! 2 Oct 2014
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Alec Mills , if you've had the good fortune to have met him , is a lovely chap. This is the main issue with his book. He's too nice about everyone. My personal issue is that the 007 chapters lacked a depth that left the reader wanting. 007 fans will learn very little that is not already known. However, there is a fantastic story that involves Roger Moore at his quipping best.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, fun memoir 8 July 2014
Alec Mills has been associated with a great many film and TV series over his five decade career, but is perhaps best known for his time with 007 - first with George Lazenby, then Roger Moore and finally Timothy Dalton.

His memoir is packed with behind the scenes tales and offers a real insight into the business.

It's all told in a fun, entertaining style.
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Little disappointed .
Only briefly mentioned the James Bond movies...tended to reminisce on other obscure films.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 18 Aug 2014
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A bland set of memoirs from a bland director of photography. Each film he writes about gets a scant page or two before moving on to the next. For a book whose title boldly promises to delve into the Bond world, his recollections of those films are equally boring. The chapter on Moonraker was actually 4 pages long so I thought I might learn a thing or two. Unfortunately, the majority of the chapter is devoted to a flashback disagreement with director Herbert Ross.
Observing Jack Cardiff breaking the rules doesn't seem to have inspired Mr. Mills in his career. I would recommend Mr. Cardiff's "Magic Hour" or Ozzie Morris' "Huston, We Have a Problem" if you're interested in engaging, cutting edge British camera personalities.
To this book's credit, there are a lot of great behind the scenes photographs. If only the level of writing, or indeed material, equalled those photos.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 8 Oct 2014
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I purchased a copy from the UK Amazon before the release in the States. I suggest you read the comments there before buying.
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