The World of GoldenEye: A Comprehensive Study on the Seventeenth James Bond Film And Its Legacy

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Nicolás Suszczyk has written a book titled The World of GoldenEye: A Comprehensive Study on the Seventeenth James Bond Film And Its Legacy.

Press Release:

Release Date: June 8, 2019 by Amazon Publishing.

GoldenEye was much more than the debut of Pierce Brosnan in the role of James Bond. It was the film that saved the series after facing six years of an uncertain future, and the title is now a popular legend among gamers thanks to the huge success of the Nintendo 64 video game adaptation. In the eve of its 25th anniversary in 2020, this book offers a comprehensive analysis on one of the best Bond films ever released and the impact in popular culture that brought a new generation of Bond fans, in a craze that was very reminiscent to the waves of Bond mania from the 1960s. The creative process behind the film, the emergence of a relatively unknown international cast, and the influence of the Cold War in the story are just some of the themes this comprehensive analysis of the 1995 film will address to prove GoldenEye is, many times, an overlooked classic.

The book is set to be released on June 8, 2019, by Amazon Publishing, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Pierce Brosnan's announcement as James Bond. Print and ebook versions will be available.

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Damn, that's the kind of nerd material I'd love to add to my collection: an extensive dive into my favorite film of the series. Is there a pre-order link for this anywhere?
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Excellent, I'll have to bookmark the link and keep an eye out once the date gets closer. That'll be a day one purchase for me.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Definitely me too.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    Thank you so very much for this thread, guys! This is a "gift" (well, not quite because it won't be free, I'm afraid) for every James Bond fan and particularly to those who were '90s kids and love this movie as much as I do.

    @Creasy47 Re: pre-order link, I have to send the draft to Amazon and then I can set up the price options, or so I heard. It won't be expensive. But you all learn as soon as it is available to pre-order/purchase, I promise.

    Some FAQs answered:

    1- Release date: I put June 8, 2019, as a sort of "deadline" to me since I'm on the final phase of the book, seeing if I could add or polish some words/information. Expect the book to be available to order that day or even before.

    2- Availability: I'll be honest, I'm a rookie on this, but I was told Amazon "prints" a book everytime you order it. So it shouldn't be a problem. You order, they print it, they send it.

    3- Price: I'll let you know later this month, I know this is defined once you send the draft. But I won't make it expensive, more or less as a regular (non official) Bond essay book as those of A View To A Kill and the Timothy Dalton era.

    4- Stills: There'll be no photos other than the cover artwork, I'm afraid. I don't have permission and I don't want trouble with EON, Gettyimages, Keith Hamshere, etc. I even tried to make the cover as evocative as I could to the film's subject. I recently chagned the book's logo, since (even when being recreated) looked way too similar to the official one. One thing is a site, the other is a commercial work.

    5- Spanish version: Yep, it'll be published in Spanish by the end of the year. I'll have to translate the original text, so it'll take some time. As I know you all are collectors, I promise a different cover artwork so that both editions (if you buy them) look different enough in your shelves.

    Official site:
    https://goldeneyedossier.wixsite.com/goldeneyeworld

    Twitter hashtag: #goldeneyeworld

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Hi @NS_writings,

    This book looks great! I have to thank @Dragonpol for bringing it to my attention, and when I did read about it, I figured it could use some more attention, and what better place than a Bond forum? Eagerly awaiting June 8 or sooner.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    Ah, @Dragonpol, a good old friend and connossieur of Fleming's work!
    For someone who owns the film in more than 10 different editions counting VHS, DVD, BluRay and Laserdisc, believe me this is "a true labour of love"
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @NS_writings, that's awesome, congratulations! I had no clue it was done by someone on the forums, that'll make it even more special and meaningful. I'm not too worried about the price, I'm sure the end result will be more than worth the purchase and the read.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Creasy47, I definitely agree with you. @NS_writings, wow! That's a lot of GoldenEye! ;)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Cool, I'm ready for June. \:D/
  • 00Agent00Agent "There Is No Point In Dying If You Don't Have The Time."
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    Sounds like a great read. I am also Goldeneye obsessed. It's one of my favorite Movies. Period.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    By the way @NS_writings, Bank Gothic is one of my favorite fonts.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    By the way @NS_writings, Bank Gothic is one of my favorite fonts.

    Same here! Much to my chagrin, I had to avoid the MatrixWide (logo) or MatrixBook fonts to avoid copyright complaints, following the advice of two friends, but I thing BankGothic makes the film justice and it's a nod to the N64 game as well. ;)
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    It'll be nice to read as Goldeneye has had success in the three major James Bond forms of entertainment: Book, Movie and in particular Video Game. It'll be nice to have some comparisons between the three. Maybe find out what happened to the unpublished comic book of Goldeneye. I'm in!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Why don't we get interesting Bond movie logos anymore? GE's is awesome.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It'll be nice to read as Goldeneye has had success in the three major James Bond forms of entertainment: Book, Movie and in particular Video Game. It'll be nice to have some comparisons between the three. Maybe find out what happened to the unpublished comic book of Goldeneye. I'm in!

    Your question will be answered, @MaxCasino . Briefly and perhaps with a quote by Don McGregor I have to look up on my files. That said, I clearify the book is NOT a making-of of the film, it's more an in-depth analysis that includes some bits of the filmmaking/artistic aspect.

    Some subjects I'll be touching: The Cold War, the August 1991 coup against Gorbachov, analysis on the characters based on quotes of the actors (for example, Gottfried John said "Ourumov is like a trapped animal", how does that translate into the story), the story dealing with patriotism and betrayal, the precedent marked by Natalya Simonova which is repeated by some of the Craig Bond girls, some Fleming references, things like that.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It'll be nice to read as Goldeneye has had success in the three major James Bond forms of entertainment: Book, Movie and in particular Video Game. It'll be nice to have some comparisons between the three. Maybe find out what happened to the unpublished comic book of Goldeneye. I'm in!

    Your question will be answered, @MaxCasino . Briefly and perhaps with a quote by Don McGregor I have to look up on my files. That said, I clearify the book is NOT a making-of of the film, it's more an in-depth analysis that includes some bits of the filmmaking/artistic aspect.

    Some subjects I'll be touching: The Cold War, the August 1991 coup against Gorbachov, analysis on the characters based on quotes of the actors (for example, Gottfried John said "Ourumov is like a trapped animal", how does that translate into the story), the story dealing with patriotism and betrayal, the precedent marked by Natalya Simonova which is repeated by some of the Craig Bond girls, some Fleming references, things like that.

    Thanks for the information! I'm interested to read it either way!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I'm going to read it with the GE soundtrack playing.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    I'm going to read it with the GE soundtrack playing.

    I did write parts of it while listening to Serra's score, so that's the way to go ;)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I'm going to read it with the GE soundtrack playing.

    I did write parts of it while listening to Serra's score, so that's the way to go ;)

    Are you a fan of it?
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    I'm going to read it with the GE soundtrack playing.

    I did write parts of it while listening to Serra's score, so that's the way to go ;)

    Are you a fan of it?

    I don't consider it the best of the series, but I do like it and I think it fits the film perfectly. "The GoldenEye Overture", "We Share The Same Passions" and "The Experience of Love" are fantastic tracks IMO.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Oh I definitely agree. We Share the Same Passions together with the visuals of the DB5 driving down to that luxurious casino all has something of a magical dream-like quality to it.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    Precisely! I know it's not the proper casino music as "Try" from OHMSS, but somehow it enhances the finesse and richness of Monaco very well.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    How many pages in the book?
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    123 pages so far @PropertyOfALady. I'm seeing the way to add more now that I'm on the final stage of revisions. There's also the posibility that someone rather close to the production of the film could write a few words for the preface. Just a posibility, but if he does I'll be floating of joy! :D
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    It'll be nice to read as Goldeneye has had success in the three major James Bond forms of entertainment: Book, Movie and in particular Video Game. It'll be nice to have some comparisons between the three. Maybe find out what happened to the unpublished comic book of Goldeneye. I'm in!

    Your question will be answered, @MaxCasino . Briefly and perhaps with a quote by Don McGregor I have to look up on my files. That said, I clearify the book is NOT a making-of of the film, it's more an in-depth analysis that includes some bits of the filmmaking/artistic aspect.

    Some subjects I'll be touching: The Cold War, the August 1991 coup against Gorbachov, analysis on the characters based on quotes of the actors (for example, Gottfried John said "Ourumov is like a trapped animal", how does that translate into the story), the story dealing with patriotism and betrayal, the precedent marked by Natalya Simonova which is repeated by some of the Craig Bond girls, some Fleming references, things like that.

    This book sounds like it's just up my street! I especially like any references to the 1991 coup (which Xenia was involved in according to John Gardner's novelisation).

    It also links in nicely with Gardner's The Man From Barbarossa (1991) which featured a similar plot to the eventual coup. I believe that I had a thread here years ago on the links between TMFB and GE.

    Anyway, I'll certainly be purchasing this excellent sounding book as soon as it becomes available. Congratulations to my friend @NS_writings on getting this book written. It deserves to do very well as I know that GoldenEye has a huge fan base.

    Books on the individual Bond films are thankfully becoming much more common with (by my count) ones on GF, OHMSS, AVTAK, TLD and a new book on the two Dalton films.
  • NS_writingsNS_writings Buenos Aires
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    Thank you @Dragonpol! I'll investigate the connection with Barbarossa and see if I can add something before this is send to print later this month.

    An exclusive excerpt will be published later on www.thebondbulletin.com, late tonight or tomorrow.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Looks good 👍
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    I love these works of love dedicated to a favourite film. Passion is essential in a writing process and I'm sure it will be worth the price.

    Congratulations, @NS_writings!
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