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The Man With the Golden Touch

Sinclair McKay

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-268-5
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August 2010

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The Man with the Golden Touch tells the unlikely story of how Eon Productions—the owners of the Bond franchise—has kept James Bond at the top of the charts for forty-five years when originally only three or four films were planned. Through twenty-one films featuring three M’s, two Q’s, and six Bonds—from Sean Connery’s career-transforming turn in 1962’s Dr. No to Daniel Craig’s debut in the 2006 blockbuster Casino Royale—the action superstar and perfect English gentleman reigns supreme.

Thanks to the films, Ian Fleming’s original creation has been transformed from a black sheep of the postwar British elite into a figure with universal appeal, constantly evolving in step with changing social and political circumstances. Sinclair McKay interviewed those concerned with every aspect of the film, and is ideally placed to describe how the Bond brand has been managed over the years and to tell the inside stories of the vivid supporting cast, from Bond girls and Bond villains to Bond cars and Bond gadgetry.

Sinclair McKay, formerly Assistant Features Editor at The Daily Telegraph, works in London as a freelance writer and journalist.

Praise for The Man with the Golden Touch

“Thoroughly researched, drolly written and critically sophisticated.” —The Daily Mail

“A marvelously entertaining tome...an arch but jolly 'galumph.'” —Metrolife

“Thoroughly researched and documented yet fetching in tone and style, McKay’s fun, smart, and informative book gracefully treads the criticism/entertainment border” -- Library Journal
“Delightful critical appreciation…McKay writes in a breezy, chatty style, as if perpetually in between mouthfuls of popcorn…He’s a charming hybrid of a critic and fan…[The Man with the Golden Touch is] a scintillating read that’s often more entertaining than the movies themselves.” -- Publishers Weekly

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