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Shaken, not stirred: The ultimate book on all things Bond

"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 ...

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Overview

Shaken, not stirred: The ultimate book on all things Bond

"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 made, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with 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 Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.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 entire 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 crew members
Includes every Bond film ever made, from Dr. No (1962) to Skyfall (2012)

James Bond films © 1962–2012 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation.
All rights reserved.

Please note: the first edition, which included a film strip, is no longer in stock.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836521055
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/9/2012
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 183,813
  • Product dimensions: 18.80 (w) x 13.40 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The editor:
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.
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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Paul Duncan has done an extraordinary job of conducting in depth

    Paul Duncan has done an extraordinary job of conducting in depth interviews with the surviving production teams of the Bond films and he has gathered the most impressive collection of archival photos taken on set and behind the scenes of the Bond films. The photos and diagrams from the Connery Bond films are particularly impressive. This is simply a "must have" book for anydevotee of the James Bond films and is an indispensible addition to any Bond collection.

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