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Please Sir, Can I have some Moore?!
on 4 October 2012
What a fantastic book!
To start with it is bigger than I expected, 287mm x 223mm, and it is 224 pages long.
It is a lovely looking book with a beautifully designed glossy outer sleeve, and really thick and sturdy cardboard covers with a high quality binding.
The book begins with a really great introduction by Roger Moore, and it is full of the wit that makes this wonderful man so special.
What follows are 11 chapters, and they are:
1. Bond on Beginnings
2. Bond on Villains
3. Bond on Girls
4. Bond on Gadgets
5. Bond on Cars
6. Bond on Style
7. Bond on Location
8. Bond on Bonds
9. Behind the Scenes
10. Bond on Screen
11. Bond on Films
The chapters are jam-packed with literally hundreds of photographs, mostly colour, and many of them are new to me.
The book is visually stunning but also manages to provide a huge amount of fascinating Bond trivia, again as with the pictures a lot of which was new to me.
The humour from the introduction is carried throughout the book, and although Roger Moore was not the sole author of this publication his presence is felt on every page and it comes across as a very personal tribute to a series he is clearly very proud of.
The final chapter, `Bond on Films', has a reproduction of the main poster used for each of the 22 official films to date, as well as `Never Say Never Again', and also has production information along with the budget and final worldwide gross.
The book is completed with a very thorough index.
I own many books on the Bond series and this is without a doubt the best I have seen yet, it is a fantastic tribute to the series and is without a doubt one of the finest examples of a cinematic book on the market, certainly within this price margin.
This book is an essential purchase for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the Bond legacy, I would also say however that it would make a wonderful gift for anybody who enjoys films or simply likes a good read!