The James Bond Archives

Publisher’s Summary

“The ultimate companion to all things 007, covering the making of every single movie in the James Bond franchise, from Dr. No to Skyfall. With more than 1,000 images and an oral history recorded from 150 cast and crew members, this XL book, as comprehensive as it is compact, will delight fans of the most successful and longest-running film franchise in cinema history.

‘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 six different actors over five decades.

The wealth of on-set photos, unseen stills, set designs, storyboards, and production memos is supplemented by an oral history recounted by over 150 cast and crew members. From producers to stuntmen, directors to production designers, these personal narratives relate the true inside story from the Bond sets, offering outstanding insight into the personalities and processes behind the most successful and longest-running film franchise in cinema history.”

Our Thoughts

It should not come as a surprise to anyone that we love large, well-crafted books. Taschen usually delivers, and this beautiful book is no exception. A hardcover spanning  624 pages in a huge page format (42 x 30.5 cm) means a format larger than most coffee table volumes.

It really does deliver on all accounts. The book has a lot of previously unpublished photos from the sets , as well as interviews with actors, directors and staff working on the sets of various Bond movies. If you are an avid Bond fan, then you will most certainly smile on more than one occasion when browsing through the pages of this huge tome.