"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 from Dr. No (1962) to Skyfall (2012), including the
spoof Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
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Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production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 history
of James Bond in words and pictures
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
Includes every Bond film from Dr. No (1962) to Skyfall (2012)