Sean Connery: The Measure of a Man

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Sean Connery Sean Connery's creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. This title presents both a biography of the star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. Full description

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'[An] insightful study.' --Independent on Sunday

'Bray, writing with the wit, skill and aplomb which made his recent biography of Connery s fellow 60s icon, Michael Caine, such a riveting read ... As should any biographer worth his salt, Bray takes particular delight in challenging the assumptions, apocrypha, received wisdom and PR nonsense which plagued previous biographies, and resolves to expose the roots of the false rumours of Connery s alleged propensity for off-screen violence, including towards women ... This may be the preeminent Connery biography even without the word auto in front.' -- Empire, 5-star review >> 'Christopher Bray's biography offers detail Sean's own book missed, and chronicles his journey from weightlifter to global icon with the enthusiasm of a lifelong fan.' -- Mail on Sunday >> 'Bray is an eloquent and inventive writer ... Bray has written a compelling study of stardom and what it signifies, both to the star and to his followers ... Bray - a witty, elegant writer ... His book amounts to an exceptionally vivid and searching account of what it is to be a fan.' -- Simon Callow, Guardian >> 'Bray valliantly tries to fill the gaps in our knowledge ... provides an entertaining resume of the man's career.' -- Sunday Telegraph >> 'This greatly entertaining book... a meditation on the weirdness of stardom and power of fantasy.' -- Frances Wilson, TLS >> ' Fascinating' -- --Total Film

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Sean Connery's creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. But while Bond would make Connery the first actor to command a million dollar-plus fee, the man himself was forever pouring scorn on the fantasies audiences found it increasingly hard to separate him from. Undaunted, Connery went on to prove himself one of the cinema’s most relaxed and assured stars and a guaranteed box-office draw. Moulding and remoulding his image to fit the contours of the age, Connery has gone from Sadeian Sixties sex symbol to the sagacious magus figure to which today’s young stars are forever turning. Spirited, argumentative and sardonically celebratory, Christopher Bray’s SEAN CONNERY is both a biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. And it’s an analysis of what it means to be star-struck – a critical tribute to a secular icon who has shaped so many dreams.

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Description du livre FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. État : New. 196 x 122 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sean Connery s personification of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. But while Bond would make Connery the first actor to command a million dollar-plus fee, the man himself was forever pouring scorn on the fantasies audiences found it increasingly hard to separate him from. Spirited, argumentative and sardonically celebratory, Christopher Bray s Sean Connery is both a biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. And it s an analysis of what it means to be star-struck - a critical tribute to a secular icon who has shaped so many dreams. In this skillfully crafted biography, Christopher Bray challenges the assumptions and rumours prevelent in previous biographies with characteristic wit and skill. His previous book Michael Caine: A Class Act, was described by the Telegraph as an extremely enjoyable interpretation of a fascinating body of work. Apart from his notable performances as James Bond in seven Bond films including Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, Sean Connery won an Oscar for The Untouchables and appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Highlander and The Rock. He has also starred in The Man Who Would Be King, Murder on the Orient Express and Zardoz. N° de réf. du libraire AA99780571238088

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