Cork. John Cork.: One of the local brains behind Bond attends 'Skyfall' premiere

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 04:51 PM.

Since founding his Cloverland documentary production company 1999, Cork has done a great deal of work for Bond producers.

"I have lost count of the number of documentaries I have worked on," he said, although he estimates the number to be at least a couple hundred.

He has seen all the Bond movies, worked all the releases except for two, read all the Bond novels, and knows all those who wrote them.

Cork has also co-authored three books for the Bond producers: "James Bond the Legacy;" "James Bond Encyclopedia;" and "Bond Girls are Forever."

In speaking out on Bond, if one characteristic sets the fictional spy apart from mere mortal men, Cork feels it is Bond's confidence.

"He knows exactly who he is," surmises Cork. "Most of us in life would love to have that sense of certainty. Bond embraces adversity and all things in life that for most of us would be difficult. That's a fun fantasy to have that we could live like that."

As for his favorite Bond, Cork doesn't hesitate when he answers: Sean Connery.

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