The Battle For Bond author Robert Sellers will host
a Q&A and digital screening of Thunderball in Sheffield,
UK, on Saturday 31st October 2009...
Thunderball In Sheffield
2nd October 2009
Robert Sellers will be discussing his controversial and
explosive best seller The
Battle for Bond in which he argues that the screen
version of James Bond was not Ian Fleming’s creation
The Battle for Bond is probably the most
important book ever published about the evolution of James
this event is a must for all fans of 007. The talk and
audience Q&A will be followed by a screening of the
new digital print of the classic Bond film Thunderball.
This will be the first screening of this print outside
MI6 caught up with author Robert Sellers to preview the
event: "I'm thrilled to be a part of Sheffield's
'Off the Shelf' literary festival and to talk at length about
my book 'Battle for Bond,' how it came about, my research
and the discovery of rare documents and photographs, the
largely positive reaction of fans to it, the problems we
had with the Fleming Trust and the resulting banning of the
book and it's subsequent resurrection."
"It's odd to think
that this book is now all tied up with the history of Thunderball,
a small footnote admittedly, but a great thrill nonetheless."
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"I'm also going to enjoy taking questions from the audience.
For so many years I've been in the audience listening to the
so being on the other side now is something I'm
still not used to. Above everything I'm still a Bond fan, geek,
nerd, whatever you want to call it, and always will be."
"The best part of the evening, however, will be the
screening of Thunderball. The digital print, no less, which I
saw recently in London and it was an absolute joy. Thunderball
is without a doubt the Bond film that benefits best from being
seen on a large screen. Also, this is the first opportunity for
'them up North' to see this print, as I believe it hasn't been
shown outside of London for decades. So it's a rare chance to
see this film in all its big screen glory."
"I'll also be happy to sign any copies of 'Battle for Bond,' as will Sylvan
Mason Whittingham, the daughter of Thunderball screenwriter Jack Whittingham, who
plans to be at the event. So, any Bond fans in Sheffield, or places nearby like
Leeds (my hometown), I hope to see you there."
The event is part of 'Off the Shelf 2009' Sheffield's annual
literature festival and will take place at the Showroom Cinema,
Sheffield, on Saturday 31 October at 5pm and will last 165 mins. Tickets £6/£4
(cons) from The Showroom. Tel 0114 275 7727
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