My Word Is My Bond

My Word Is My Bond

A Memoir

Large Print - 2009
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One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played James Bond longer than any other actor, bringing his finely honed wit and wry charm to that beloved character. But Bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and - until now - Moore's has been one of the last of the classic Hollywood life stories left untold.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410415103
1410415104
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 M823m2
Characteristics: 675 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Owen, Gareth 1973-

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hgibbins
Jun 29, 2017

An insightful look into the career of a well known actor. He is definitely more than "James Bond" and his long history of work for UNICEF shows this well. This memoire takes the reader through Sir Roger's early life and his struggles to find work in the theatre, and movies.

piperfriday1 Mar 12, 2012

Sir Roger freely admits his sense of humor is "childish" and "schoolboyish" and so it is. Having taken the advice of Noel Coward to work, no matter how poor the script, in order to qualify as a working actor, Sir R. marches us through his takes on the films he's been in, with considerable emphasis on risque anecdotes of his own and of his friends and coworkers. Tales of his four wives are disposed of with his off-handed, light and risque manner, but are somehow not enjoyable. If you like a continuous stream of vulgar language, with an immature and gleeful obsession with scatological matters, this is the book for you. The impression one comes away with is that Sir R. has missed the boat and is entertaining himself on an island, blissfully unaware of any realism. We might wish he'd come away with a little more insight and wisdom about the glittering world he inhabited - instead, we see an effect like a cheap, self-serving stand-up comic routine.

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