Battle for Bond
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|Format:||Paperback, 251 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||16 pages of b/w photos|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 13 June 2008|
In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character. "The Battle for Bond" is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death. It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory's 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created. The first edition of this book was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust. But the truth never dies! This second edition features a new foreword by Len Deighton.
Table of Contents
In Search of Strategy; Does Size Matter?; Stake the Territory; The Ego Has Landed; The Capabilities of the Firm; The Market Environment; The Quest for Value; The Goal.
"...an explosive read, well researched yet controversial, filled to the brim with intrigue, betrayal and legal battles ...entertaining, well paced and enjoyable." -- Synergy Magazine, October 2008. " "The best book about the Bond movies to come along in some time. Truly new insight for the seasoned Bond fan. Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in the Bond films, the entertainment industry or copyright law." -- Cinemaratty.com
|Publisher: ||Tomahawk Press|
|Dimensions: ||14.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.38 kg)|