Search form

Barbour 30% OFF

The Many Lives of James Bond

photo © Lyons Press
The Many Lives of James Bond - How The Creators of 007 Have Decoded The Superspy, by Mark Edlitz
photo © Lyons Press

The Many Lives of James Bond - How The Creators of 007 Have Decoded The Superspy, by Mark Edlitz offers a collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media, as well as in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to the making of James Bond movies, television shows, novels, radio dramas, comic books, and video games. The book includes 42 illustrations and 42 photos.

Shop now

The wide-ranging interviews provide a behind-the-scenes look at the artists’ goals, the challenges they faced, and how they met them.

This book examines the Bond character through the eyes of the artists who interpret him. As the author talked with these creative people, a through line emerged. It involves a series of related fundamental questions about Bond that artists must reckon with when interpreting the character. Who is James Bond and what, if anything, beyond successfully completing a mission does he really want? What drives him? Why did he become an agent? What is the nature of his inner-life? Would he be capable of a satisfying life away from high-octane adventure and danger? These questions challenge and inspire the creators to pull back the curtain on a deliberately opaque figure in an attempt to explore and analyze Bond’s interior life and thought processes, and how the Bond actors have interpreted the role.

978-1-4930-4156-5 $27.95, Hardback
978-1-4930-4157-2 $26.50, Electronic book
Imprint: Lyons Press
November 2019
312 pages
Size: 7 x 10"

Product Code: 
bo061

Orlebar Brown

Add new comment