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Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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Roger’s Bond has a twinkle in his eye in this film, although he does show hidden depths when Amasova mentions his late wife. With titles like "Confession's Of A Window Cleaner", "Can You Keep It Up For A Week", "I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight" and alike, this was the state of the British movie industry in the 70's and was all that was keeping it alive. The exploitation cinema in Britain throughout the fifties and into the seventies is detailed in this coffee table book that’s not for the prudish.

In 1983, Moore was faced with a rival non-Eon Bond film but he was unfazed, “ Never Say Never Again began and the British paper had the headline ‘The Battle of the Bonds’, which was picked up everywhere. Titan Books will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Hurst told me that if I could get my family to support me for a while he would pay my tuition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. If I told you to list some of the staples of motion pictures what would you include: stars, a good script.The favourite of all the books I’ve written in my career is, unquestionably, Keeping The British End Up, first published in 2001, and subsequently reprinted three more times in different editions. The trouble got worse in 1975 when Kevin McClory’s ten-year ‘ban’ on producing a rival Bond picture ended. The situation becomes a bit ridiculous when you consider that Fleming himself was almost in breach of copyright, as he included Blofeld in three other novels- all without McClory’s permission!

Plus the fact that Spy does all that and manages to feel new and fresh is probably down to the panache of the presentation. I worked as an extra for a few days and on the third day as I walked through the gates, a car pulled up alongside of me. I’m not sure I fully understood what he meant by “Keeping the British end up, sir” at the end of The Spy Who Loved Me, or why Q’s Moonraker line: “I think he’s attempting re-entry, sir” was so funny, but I howled at them anyway. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. One thing that sets this film apart is undoubtedly its phenomenal production design from Ken Adam (with help from the ever reliable Peter Lamont).Keeping The British End Up will be released at the end of 2022, and is produced by Baker Street Entertainment in association with Screenbound International Pictures.

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I’m telling you this so you understand that when I say Roger Moore was my childhood hero, I really mean it. We’re introduced to one of the very best Bond girls- Major Amasova, also known as “Agent Triple X”, wonderfully portrayed by Barbara Bach. There were some similarities between the presentation of the characters, but they were relatively superficial. All writings, including articles, news items, and reviews; as well as the blog logo, ratings and banners are the work and intellectual propery of the author, Kristen Lopez.He was sometimes his chief detractor but explained, “Listen, if I say I'm shit as an actor, then the critic can't, because I've already said it!

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