London, United Kingdom, March 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- New James Bond: License To "Quote"
The Quotable Double-0 Seven
1500 Humorous Quotations about the world’s most famous secret agent
Official book Website: http://www.LicenceToQuote.com
Official Book Blog: http://www.LicenseToQuote.com
License To "Quote" is the first book of humorous quotations solely dedicated to the ever-expanding universe surrounding James Bond - 007. This volume - of 1500 light-hearted quotes - uniquely focuses on the off-beat observations and comical comments made about 007 rather than direct quotes from the Bond films or books.
“The franchise so often portrayed 007 as ass-chaser first and assassin second.”
- Christopher Orr in The New Republic (2008)
“In 1963 ... The Vatican condemned 'Dr. No' as a ‘dangerous mixture of violence, vulgarity, sadism and sex.’ Ka-ching!”
- Manohla Dargis in The New York Times (2006)
License To "Quote" is all over the lighter side of Double-0 Seven like a cheap safari suit on Roger Moore. Bond’s life & legend, books & movies, enemies & lovers, cars & gadgets all come in for close inspection.
While compiling the book, editor Colin M. Jarman found that the James Bond phenomenon created polarizing points of view from both ends of the media world: "007 is as much a sitting target for defecation by the sardonic snipers in the world's quality press as an object of deification by the eulogistic empathists populating world wide websites."
“I have friends who talk about the pleasures of the Bond ‘fantasy.’ What that boils down to is a bald bad guy, a bird in a bikini and loud bangs in a foreign country.”
Cosmo Landesman in The Times (2002)
“Indiana Jones, Arnie, Derek Flint et al owe a major debt to Bond, James Bond. Or perhaps Broccoli, Cubby Broccoli.”
Michael Cooper on Alternative007.co.uk (2006)
License To "Quote" turns the tables on the world’s favorite spy and turns the spotlight on him. A veritable Who’s Who of observers and commentators - from all over the globe - take dead aim at James Bond: man & myth, superspy & superstar, bon viveur & bon mots dropper.
Comical contributions come from his creators, his biographers, his critics, his fans, his imitators and from a wide selection of media sources over the last 50 years.
“ 'Goldeneye' has a breed of actress who would no more come out of the sea in bikinis like Ursula Andress than they would serve the boys coffee between takes.”
- David Lister in The Independent (1996)
"One of the things we have to do is demystify [the C.I.A.] a little bit ... You are not going to be James Bond if you sign up and five years later you’re going to be driving an Aston Martin with a beautiful young lady at your side on the Riviera. You might be, but I’m not aware of that program yet."
- Porter Goss [former Director of the C.I.A.]
The depth and diversity of this source material clearly demonstrates the unrivaled level of recognition and the extraordinary fan-base James Bond has built up since he first appeared in the 1950s.
“It is hard to overestimate the effect James Bond had on post-war readers and audiences. Here was the first English hero who didn’t own a sensible jumper.”
- Christopher Fowler in The Independent on Sunday (2006)
“Bond has no sense of humor, telling only one joke in all 14 books (in 'Goldfinger' (1959) - and it isn’t very funny).”
- Anthony Horowitz in The Daily Telegraph (2008)
Since 1953, James Bond has been at the summit of the best-seller’s list, at the top of the movie box-office and remains at the forefront of the world’s consciousness. His iconic image and cultural footprint are legendary: License To "Quote" celebrates the more flippant side of that long-lasting legend.
“I’ve always been fascinated by Bond’s gadgets. The guy who gave them to him - ‘Q’ - must have been psychic. He always gave him exactly what he bloody well wanted.”
- Eddie Izzard
“In 'Casino Royale,' Daniel Craig develops the character very skillfully. When he starts he is ‘a blunt instrument.’ By the end, he's the sharpest tool in the box.”
- Christopher Tookey in The Daily Mail (2006)
The book is published in two versions:
Licence To "Quote" for the U.K. & Europe [ISBN: 978-1-907338-04-5]
License To "Quote" for the North American and global markets [ISBN: 978-1-907338-10-6].
For further details on both ‘Quotable Double-0 Seven’ books, please go to their respective websites …
Book Web Site: http://www.LicenceToQuote.com
007 / LTQ Blog: http://www.LicenseToQuote.com
The U.K. / Europe version Licence To "Quote" is only available online from these dedicated websites. Price £9.99 (exc p&p)
The USA / global version is also available on Amazon.com at: http://amzn.com/1907338101
Please note: Amazon.com are currently offering the U.S. / Global edition with a 10% discount at $12.59 (exc p&p).
About the Editor:
Colin M Jarman - editor of License To "Quote" - is available for interview or comment.
Colin has published over 25 books in the USA and UK. He has been a fan of 007 since he first saw 'Goldfinger' in the late 60s. His favorite Bond book is 'Casino Royale,' his favorite Bond movie is 'Goldfinger,' his favorite Bond is Timothy Dalton, his favorite Bond Girl is Denise Richards, his favorite Bond villain is Dr No, his favorite Bond theme song is 'Live and Let Die,' and his favorite quote by 007 is "That's a Smith and Wesson ... and you've had your six."
His editor’s selection of the 'Top 007 Funniest James Bond Quotes of All Time' is available on the blog ... along with hi-res images of the front and back covers. If required.
The Top 007 Quotes and cover images can be supplied via email.
Contact Information: Colin M Jarman - Editor at Blue Eyed Books
Publisher's Web Site: http://www.BlueEyedBooks.com
Copyright notice: James Bond: License To "Quote" is not associated with any official James Bond licensor … Ian Fleming Publications, Gildrose Publications, Eon Productions, MGM / UA, Danjaq or Sony Pictures. No commercial connection or creative endorsement on their behalf should be inferred from the title or content of this book or any of its associated media projects.