The James Clavell Author Discussion Thread

DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
edited July 2016 in General Discussion Posts: 15,803
I see we have no specific thread on the bestselling author James Clavell, author of King Rat, Shogun and Noble House among other novels. He also did the screenplay for The Fly (1958) as well as the films and TV series based on his novels.

So here is a thread to discuss the man; his life, novels and films. :)

To get the ball rolling, are there any James Clavell fans in the House?

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    His daughter was Miss Moneypenny's assistant in Octopussy. ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    His daughter was Miss Moneypenny's assistant in Octopussy. ;)

    Yes, I'm writing an article on Clavell's connections with Ian Fleming and James Bond. I've had the idea to write about it since 2007 and I want to make good on it this year!

  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Any James Clavell fans out there?
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    Didn't Pierce B do a great job in the tv show of one of his books.

    Didn't Cruise do a remake of sorts of Shogun/

    I have read all of them but it has been quite some time ago.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote: »
    Didn't Pierce B do a great job in the tv show of one of his books.

    Didn't Cruise do a remake of sorts of Shogun/

    I have read all of them but it has been quite some time ago.

    Yes, Pierce Brosnan starred in a very successful TV adaptation of Noble House.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I think Nobel House also starred John Rhys-Davies, another Bond
    Connection.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    I think Nobel House also starred John Rhys-Davies, another Bond
    Connection.

    Thanks for that. I'm going to order it soon along with the other adaptations.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Brosnan is excellent in the Noble House. The role of Tai Pan suits him like a glove. It's a little late 80's cheesy (what wasn't in those days) but it's absolutely excellent and I rank it as one of his best performances. Yes, Rhys-Davies is in it too as the main antagonist.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Any other James Clavell fans out there at all?
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