Flying Solo is the autobiography of actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in the Original Trilogy of Star Wars). The book, which was privately published for collectors in 2004, was limited to 2000 copies. Jeremy Bulloch ( who appeared in a host of films and Tv series) died in 2020.
Slipcased, The slipcase is lightly edgeworn and dustdarkened) with gilt motif ( of Boba's iconic helmet design) to front.
Beautifully bound, presented in an embossed slip case, and limited to a print run of 2,000, each individually numbered and signed by the author ( this copy is signed and dedicated to a named person) Flying Solo is more of an artifact than a mere book. A rare treat for all fans of the Star Wars saga, this is a memoir intertwined with an account of traveling the world as a science-fiction personality. Embellished, moreover, with nuggets of useless information, Flying Solo is unlike any other book you are likely to read.
I was called to the location the day before we were due to start filming so that I could be taught how to fire a bow and arrow. The important thing, the armourer explained, was that I should be able to shoot quickly and look as natural as possible. ?Watch me,? he instructed, drawing an arrow from his quiver. With this first shot, he hit the outer ring of the target sixty yards away. I followed him, copying his style as best I could. Amazingly, I found the bull?s-eye. The armourer looked me straight in the face and said, ?No, you haven?t quite got the idea. You need to pull the arrow out of the quiver more quickly, aim and fire as fast as possible.? ?Yes, of course,? I replied. The armourer shot his second arrow into the outer ring; I hit the bullseye for a second time. He wasn?t amused. Rather flustered, he said, ?No, you still don?t know what you?re doing. Copy what I do exactly.? His third arrow was nearer to the centre, and mine thudded in close to his.
?Are you trying to be funny?? he growled.
?No,? I said cheerfully, ?It must be beginners? luck.?
The archery lesson ended there and then.
Learn more about the life and work of Jeremy Bulloch in Flying Solo, and discover:
HOW to tie a Windsor knot;
HOW Jeremy is related to Theodore and Franklin D Roosevelt;
WHY he is wary of dogs with impaired hearing;
WHAT it was claimed that Elizabeth Taylor could eat for breakfast;
HOW to chat up fashion models;
WHY Jeremy was once attacked in the street by an old lady;
and WHY he won?t be making any more commercials in Sweden.
Also in Flying Solo you will find tales of human and equine flatulence, several references to vodka, and lots about the British seaside town of Bognor Regis.