By Graham Scott
The Life And Other Accidents Of Jim Dowdall Stuntman - Foreword By James May
Stuntman on eight James Bond films; on Indiana Jones, on Star Wars; from doubling for Lee Marvin on The Dirty Dozen back in 1967 to being stunt co-ordinator for ten years for the Top Gear crew and The Grand Tour.
Jim takes us behind scenes on some of the greatest action and adventure films of the last fifty years. He shows us how the stunts were done; how to barrel-roll a car to stop exactly on the mark and why cat litter is essential for explosions. But this isn’t just a story of crazy stunts, it’s a look at what makes a stunt performer – the preparation, the fitness, the mental attitude – and how those skills can benefit all of us in our daily lives.