“The James Bond Archives”
Published by Taschen, Koln, Germany, 2012
First Edition, First Printing
Offered here SEALED in
the original box and in NEW condition is “The James Bond Archives,”
published in 2012 by Taschen. Taschen’s new deluxe title examines one
the most beloved film series of all times. Built upon the fiction of Ian
Fleming, the James Bond movie series has won over millions of fans
worldwide, and this 50th anniversary tribute is truly a gift for them
all. With over 1,000 images covering the complete series of films, plus a
complete oral history giving a behind-the-scenes perspective rarely
seen, this is the most complete book to be published on the series. This
first run is also the ONLY edition of the book being released with an
actual strip of film from Dr. No, the first of the James Bond movies.
Another amazing and truly exquisite Taschen release.
the Publisher: ‘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 the upcoming 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 Containing previously unpublished photography and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) .Special bonus included with the
first print run of the book only: an original strip of film from Dr.
is a hardcover book in NEW condition with cloth boards that comes
housed inside a cardboard case. The book measures 16.25 x 11.75 inches.
It contains 1,100 images in color and black-and-white, in 600 pages. The
book also comes with an original film strip from Dr. No, included
exclusively with this first printing of the book.
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