Sean Connery : A Biography

Sean Connery : A Biography

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Baker & Taylor
Presents the life of the Scottish actor, discussing his harsh childhood, his film career which spans fifty years, his knighthood, and his numerous acting awards.

Norton Pub
A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life.
Sean Connery's creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. But while Bond would make Connery the first actor to command a million dollar-plus fee, the man himself was forever pouring scorn on the fantasies audiences found it increasingly hard to separate him from. How can such worship not play havoc with one’s soul—especially a soul as painfully unprepared for the pressures of stardom as Connery’s?Undaunted, Connery went on to prove himself one of the cinema’s most relaxed and assured stars and a guaranteed box-office draw. Molding and remolding his image to fit the contours of the age, Connery has gone from Sixties sex symbol to the sagacious figure to which today’s young stars are forever turning.Spirited, argumentative and sardonically celebratory, Christopher Bray’s Sean Connery is the story of an actor learning his craft on the job and, at the end of his career, of a man pressing his stardom into the service of his burgeoning political awareness.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act evaluates the ways in which Sean Connery was driven to adapt his career and himself after his portrayals of James Bond, offering insight into the influence of typecasting on his private life and his efforts to raise political awareness.

Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2011
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781605981857
1605981850
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 CONNE BRAY
Characteristics: x, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index

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