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When Harry Met Cubby by Robert Sellers

When Harry Met Cubby

The Story of the James Bond Producers

Robert Sellers

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Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publication date: 23 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9780750990424

The first biography of the legendary producers of the James Bond series, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli

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4 stars out of 5
Roger Lewis
10 Oct 2019

"This fascinating book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse, not at the creative, imaginative side of ‘the most successful movie franchise in history’, but at the business end of Bond"

A Hollywood mogul once said to me that studios are like banks — interested only in playing about with large sums of money. Making movies has nothing to do with art or uplift, only profitability. It is a lesson ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, joint producers of the Bond pictures, instinctively knew.

‘We are extremely commercially minded,’ they freely confessed, ‘and we regard the properties we have as commercial properties’, to be squeezed and exploited — and not only on the screen.

This fascinating book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse, not at the creative, imaginative side of ‘the most successful movie franchise in history’, but at the business end of Bond, the realm of what Robert Sellers calls ‘lawyers, agents [and] flashing tempers’.

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