"Bond, James Bond."
Since Sean Connery
uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent
in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences
worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian
Fleming has starred in 23 EON-produced films, played by 6 different
actors over five decades.
To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON
Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards,
and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years
researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of
documentation. The result is the most complete account of
the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever
, beginning with Dr. No
(1962) and ending
with the upcoming Skyfall
(2012), including the spoof
(1967) and Never Say Never Again
The stunning imagery is accompanied by an oral history
recounted by over 150 cast and crew members
, relating the
true inside story of how the Bond films were made. Containing
previously unpublished photography and artwork
well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive
tribute to the legend of James Bond.
- Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the most successful and
longest-running film franchise in cinema history!
- Made with unrestricted access to the Bond archives, this XL
tome recounts the entire history of James Bond in words and
- Among the 1,100 images are many previously unseen stills,
on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs,
plus unused concepts, and alternative designs
- Behind-the-scenes stories from the people who were there:
producers, directors, actors, screenwriters, production designers,
special effects technicians, stuntmen, and other crew members
- Includes every Bond film ever made, from Dr. No (1962)
to Skyfall (2012)
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