The James Bond Archives

The James Bond Archives
with a book named The James Bond Archives, we know what you are thinking: no. you won’t be finding top secret espionage information or even a whole 50 years worth of Bond movies in it (it’s a book for goodness sake!). instead, what you will get with this hefty 600-page bound book is a complete account of the making of the Bond franchise (made with unrestricted access to the Bond archives, if we might add) spanning the five decades, kicking off with Dr. No (1962) and sealing off with the latest (and 23rd Bond film) Skyfall (2012). two years in the making, fans can expect to find over 1,000 images, many of which are never-before-seen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, artworks, and unused concepts and alternative designs. also included are behind-the-scenes stories from the horses mouth: the producers, directors, casts and crews, screenwriters and the likes (over 150 of them). and to make your $126 worth, it include a special bonus: original strip of film from Dr. No. though that’s only available on the first print run of the book which we suspect would run out pretty soon, especially with Skyfall just falling round the corner. if you ask us, we would say this is definitely a must-have for any serious Bond fans.

TASCHEN via Cool Material

Published by Mike chua

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