1. 'Sean Connery' Visual Biography Coming In October '09

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-02-12

    Another book focusing on the debut James Bond, Sir Sean Connery, is slated for release later this year.

    Coming in October 2009 is Sean Connery, a visual biography by Alain Silver and edited by Paul Duncan that is apart of the ‘Movie Icons’ series–photography books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema.

    Sean Connery is slated to be released on 1 October 2009 and will be published by Taschen.

    This 192-page paperback will retail for $9.99 and can currently be pre-ordered online from (order link follows after the blurb).

    Why is the only non-American on the AFI prestigious list a Scotsman? Perhaps it’s because Sean Connery career, as international in its scope as it may have been, as global as may have been his appeal, made him a “genuine movie star” without any petty disputation, pretension, or pandering to current fashion.

    Indisputably, Connery’s incarnation of James Bond catapulted him to stardom and lay the foundation for the most successful franchise in motion picture history. Together Bond and Connery became larger-than-life; but it was Connery, not Bond, whose powerful presence went on to permeate scores of other roles. Connery can be as cool and charismatic as Steve McQueen, as elegant as Katherine Hepburn, or as generous as Frank Sinatra.

    Movie Icons is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars.

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