A Close Look at 'A View to a Kill'

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A Close Look at 'A View to a Kill' is the updated edition of the original 2011 analysis, James Bond in Our Sights: A Close Look at 'A View to a Kill'. This edition includes the 2012 Bond blockbuster, Skyfall, in the overall analysis, as well as a foreword by Spyfest creator, Matt Sherman. There is also an expanded introduction, and additional notes on 'A View to a Kill'.

The James Bond film series is a worldwide box-office phenomenon, with cultural reference points including cars equipped with ejector seats, heroines equipped with suggestive names, and henchmen wielding steel-brimmed hats. The escapist series can nevertheless accommodate more subtle and understated plays with its established formula, and - as author Andrew McNess demonstrates - a sterling example of this can be found in 1985's A View to a Kill. Through an analysis of the film's characters, plotline, themes, music, action sequences, and more, A Close Look at 'A View to a Kill' illuminates an underrated classic in James Bond Cinema. This superbly engaging and insightful read offers a refreshing take on the pleasures of escapist cinema.

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ANDREW McNESS lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works for a not-for-profit organisation that supports bereaved families. He has a doctorate in sociology and has published scholarly work in the subject areas of youth bereavement and health promotion. He enjoys combining his writing interests with a lifelong interest in film.

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"A detailed, thoughtful and intelligent analysis ... [an] engagingly well-written text" -- Matthew Chernov, Variety contributor

"An insightful and fun look at one of the most underrated Bond films" -- Paul Rowlands, money-into-light.com

"Immersive from beginning to end ... strikes a good balance between solid film criticism and a breezy, fun read" -- Joseph P. Menta, Jr., Kindle Taproom

"Engaging and informative...[the author] does a very nice job of analysing how this particular entry in the Bond canon diverges from expectations" -- Phillip Sexton, Writer's Digest

"A great Bond book about an under-appreciated Bond flick ... [the author provides] great insight into John Glen's direction and John Barry's fantastic film score, along with all the subtle nuances of the characters and their performances, and more" -- Matt Sherman, The James Bondlist

"One of the most interesting and entertaining Bond books I've read" - Martin Funke, Bond and Beyond

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