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ISBN: 0297855565
Author: Sean Connery and Murray Grigor
Language: English
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2008)
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.2
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But there's no doubt that Sean Connery does know, still, what it means to be a Scot. Actually, Connery's biggest triumph may well be to remind many Scots where they come from.

But there's no doubt that Sean Connery does know, still, what it means to be a Scot. To be able to douse the shortbread myths of what Tom Nairn has called 'kailyard sentimentality' means knowing them, and half-loving them, in the first place. There'll be a lot of fathers this Christmas, bemusedly struggling - actually, wafting, for many of these pages do sing you along - through Tolstoy, curling, architecture, Ivor Cutler and the Mozart/Burns parallels, and the better they will be for it.

It's called Being a Scot, not Being Sean Connery, and with good reason. Anyone expecting something like David Niven's incomparable The Moon's a Balloon is going to be sadly disappointed, for there are no hilarious anecdotes, brilliant portraits of Hollywood greats or outrageous personal confessions here. There is an opening chapter quickly sketching Connery's early years, and his rise from animal-handsome milkman to world-famous film star.

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William Alexander Murray Grigor OBE (born 1939) is a Scottish film maker, writer and exhibition curator .

William Alexander Murray Grigor OBE (born 1939) is a Scottish film maker, writer and exhibition curator who has served as director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He has made over 50 films with a focus on arts and architecture documentaries. Ever to Excel" -a feature documentary with Sir Sean Connery was funded in America to mark the 600th anniversary of the University of St Andrews for its scholarship endowment campaign, and had its British premiere at the 2012 Glasgow Film Festival.

Sean Connery (with Murray Grigor) focuses on different facets of Scottish achievement. Covering themes such as art; literature; engineering; architecture this is a truly remarkable and personal journey through the accomplishments of the Scottish nation

Sean Connery (with Murray Grigor) focuses on different facets of Scottish achievement. Covering themes such as art; literature; engineering; architecture this is a truly remarkable and personal journey through the accomplishments of the Scottish nation. For me it felt like it was saying that we should take pride in the realities of history rather than a misplaced sense of identity.

Остался у нас один неохваченный раздел в сообществе - книжный. И первой мне хочется представить книгу, уникальную во всех отношениях - ее авторы известные кинодеятели, а написана она совсем немного о кино, зато много и горячо о Шотландии

Остался у нас один неохваченный раздел в сообществе - книжный. И первой мне хочется представить книгу, уникальную во всех отношениях - ее авторы известные кинодеятели, а написана она совсем немного о кино, зато много и горячо о Шотландии. Не в моих правилах писать отзыв, прежде чем я дочитаю, но.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a Scottish retired actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award), and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a . . DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films (every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again), between 1962 and 1983.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery KBE (born 25 August 1930), more commonly known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He played Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez in Highlander (1986) and it's sequel Highlander 2 : The Quickening (1991). Sean is the older brother of Neil Connery, who is best-known for his role as Neil Niren MD in "Only When I Laugh".

Comments:

Hawk Flying
Sir Sean focused much energy in this book on describing the Scotland he knows, its arts, and its national identity. I enjoyed the stories of his childhood and his passion for football (soccer). I was less interested in the many intricate details of the arts scene in Scotland and the disparity Scottish artists faced in receiving the recognition at home compared to abroad. I have a greater admiration of the man Sean Connery after reading this book, though. It made him more human.
Arar
Loved how Sir Connery brings in so much Scottish history about Art, Architecture etc....He talks about his early life in Edinburgh but much less about his adult life. This is certainly a look at why he is proud to be Scottish!
Lyrtois
In my life I have loved to read both biographies and history stories. I find it a complete treasure in reading this book as it also has to do with a man whom I concider to be the greatest actor ever and the most sexy man alive. There was nothing spared in the pictures and stories , all very suprsing in the fact they are so...Scottish...sorry, what else can I say. If you are even remotely interested in either the man or the country, do yourself a favor and buy this book. I am an ametur writer and Scotland is a main theme in my first book and well, this is full of the very things I needed in the first place to write my stories. Folks, you will love this book!
Wrathmaster
Wish there was more biographical info in the book, but I liked it,
and am more in 'like' with Sean Connery than ever!
Porgisk
This was actually a library book from England. I wanted to make sure that it wasn't overdue, and we've had some amusing correspondence.
greed style
if you are of scottish roots or just plain San connery fan or just interested in knowing more about Scotland please read this book very very interesting.
Bludsong
Love this man..."The Great Scot" worthy of a kingdom.
Liked the book

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