Hi, I have been meaning to introduce myself and the book I have written, “James Bond In Our Sights: A Close Look At A View To A Kill”. You may already be aware of it through other 007 forums, or through the “Customers who bought this, also bought…” function at amazon.com. The book was published mid-December 2011.
It analyses the four principal characters (not that I’m suggesting for a moment that ATVAK is a character study!) and then analyses the film scene-by-scene. The final chapter looks at how qualities in AVTAK have made their way into subsequent Bond films. The book also takes into account the critical reception that met AVTAK, and covers such issues as Moore’s ‘seasoned’ Bond, Walken’s uniqueness as a Bond villain, and the harder edge of the film’s violence.
While the book is a study of ATVAK, I didn’t want it to be too academic, but rather accessible for all. It is an 'unofficial' print-on-demand book (through Xlibris Corp.). I had considered taking the manuscript to 'regular' publishers, but felt that the book’s focus – concentrating on ONE Bond film (and not a ‘classic’ one) made 27 years ago – was a bit too specialist.
Anyway, if you’re interested, some excerpts can be read at the Facebook page –
From Chapter 5