sábado, 2 de febrero de 2013

¿Alfred Hithcock para Bond?



Ahora que Alfred Hitchcock vuelve a estar de moda con el estreno, en cines, de su biopic con Anthony Hopkins, en septiembre de 1959, cuando se empezó a reunir el elenco de autores y el equipo para la primera película de James Bond, Ian Fleming envió el siguiente telegrama a su colega novelista Eric Ambler, y le pidió que averiguara si su amigo, Alfred Hitchcock, le gustaría dirigirla . Hitchcock, quien cautivó al público con el thriller lleno de acción, Con la muerte en los talones, pronto rechazó la oferta y optó por llevar Psicosis a la gran pantalla en su lugar.

El pie de esta foto bien pudo ser..."Hitchcock con Sean Connery en el rodaje de Dr. No"

ERIC AMBLER 106420 TARANTA WAY LOS ANGELES 24 CAL.

PROHITCH STOP HAVE WRITTEN BOND MOVIE TREATMENT FEATURING MAFIA STOLEN ATOMIC BOMBER BLACKMAIL OF ENGLAND CULMINATING NASSAU WITH EXTENSIVE UNDERWATER DRAMATICS STOP THIS FOR MY FRIEND IVAR BRYCES XANADU FILMS LIMITED WHICH RECENTLY COMPLETED BOY AND BRIDGE ENGLANDS CHOICE FOR VENICE FESTIVAL BUT BLASTED BY CRITICS AND FLOP AT CURZON THOUGH NOW DOING EXCELLENTLY ON PRERELEASE RANK CIRCUIT STOP PRODUCER KEVIN MCCLORY STOP WOULD HITCHCOCK BE INTERESTED IN DIRECTING THIS FIRST BOND FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH XANADU QUERY PLENTIFUL FINANCE AVAILABLE STOP THIS PURELY OLD BOY WAVE ENQUIRY WITHOUT INVOLVEMENT BUT THINK WE MIGHT ALL HAVE A WINNER PARTICULARLY IF YOU WERE CONCEIVABLY INTERESTED IN SCRIPTING
REGARDEST IAN FLEMING

KEMNEWS LONDONDe-telegrammed:
Eric Ambler 106420 Taranta Way Los Angeles 24 Cal.
Pro-Hitch
Have written Bond movie treatment featuring Mafia stolen atomic bomber blackmail of England culminating Nassau with extensive underwater dramatics. This for my friend Ivar Bryce's Xanadu Films Ltd which recently completed Boy and Bridge England's choice for Venice Festival but blasted by critics and flop at Curzon though now doing excellently on pre-release Rank circuit. Producer Kevin McClory. Would Hitchcock be interested in directing this first Bond film in association with Xanadu? Plentiful finance available. This purely old boy enquiry without involvement but think we might all have a winner particularly if you were conceivably interested in scripting. 
Regardest Ian Fleming

Historia publicada en The Battle for Bond (2007).

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