Actors, both male and female, can be fickle, but they can also understand when a potentially good pay day stares them in the face, as well as international recognition, which, if they play their cards right, can lead to many subsequent roles as they become higher in demand.
Others however, have played a part, be it great or small, in the franchise’s legendary history, yet their importance is either minimized or overlooked entirely. Welcome to the first instalment of Unsung 00 Heroes, the subject of which is Johanna Harwood.
In the flesh...
MI6-hq.com, always ones with special insight and access into the world of 007, recently published an article on the rapidly dwindling sales of the Dynamite Comics James Bond monthly series. This came as something of a surprise to me, although upon further reflection, I now admit that it probably shouldn’t have.
Sunday afternoon and feeling sleepy. No article this week, but we'll be back soon!
Here we are, some weeks later, and I have read the titanic volume cover to cover, with curiously mixed feelings, much to my chagrin. Please don’t mistake me, the book is really quite good, and some respects, extraordinary, a worthy inclusion in the long line of lavish Taschen art-related books and an obvious choice for any Bond fan’s personal library.
Perusing the fan forums, Twitter chatter, and Facebook page posts, there is one ingredient regularly brought up as being a dark spot...the fly in people’s ointment seems to be the contributions of music composer Thomas Newman in SF and SP.