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Sean Connery: A Biography

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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 har
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Pegasus Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
...their most fascinating specimen is embodied by the most potent symbol of masculinity the world has ever known.


If you want to read a biography about Sean Connery...this is NOT the book. However, if you want to read a book about the FILMS of Sean Connery...then this IS the book. a black-jumpsuited Connery glides through Ken Adam's burnished sets, you could almost be watching Gene Kelly warming up...


Author Christopher Bray uses the book to denigrate filmmakers and stars he d
Mike Briggs
Aug 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
The author's obsession with "missed chances", the missed moments when Connery, playing the role of a father, didn't attempt to press himself on his daughters in whichever movies were being discussed is, quite frankly, confusing and disgusting. Particularly disturbing considering how half-way decent the book and writing seemed to be until those obsessions overwhelmed and ruined the biography.
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sean Connery is my favorite actor and yet this is the first bio of his that I've read. I've held off since he's very much alive but since he hasn't made a movie since 2003 and is 80, I figured why wait? What's astounding is how thorough this book is about his life and work in just under 300 pages. It's not filled with too much gossip, which was a worry going in. I have a love/hate relationship with getting the real dirt on people I admire. Bray is real hard on a lot of Connery's work, even The O ...more
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography
This author's intentions are good; but he uses so many parenthesis; and he uses so many complex words; only to tell the life story of a human being (as remarkable as it is); that in the end I gave up the reading process altogether. However; I was able to learn a lot of things I didn't about this very interesting man. I admire his work and his life; and hope that all of us can have a life full of good opportunities to work and choices of places to live :-)
Apr 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Worst book I haven't finished in years. Interesting subject but this guys style of writing in the pits. Don't bother.
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