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The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (UK edition)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2012-10-26
The James Bond Archives Paul Duncan
Publication of The James Bond Archives in the UK. The book is edited by Paul Duncan and published worldwide by Taschen. An extract from the book is available in the latest TASCHEN magazine. (There is also a Teaser for The James Bond Archives further down the list.)

"Paul Duncan's The James Bond Archives is a must-read, and a must-have, if you consider yourself a serious scholar and collector of the longest film franchise in the world." – Anders Frejdh, FSWL founder

"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 Production 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 Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.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 1100 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 for the first printing of the book only: an original film strip from a new print of Dr. No is included

About the author:
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.

Book details:
Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: Taschen
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3836521059
ISBN-13: 978-3836521055
Cover price: 200 USD

Editor's note:
The James Bond Archives is published in America on November 9, the same day as Skyfall opens at cinemas over there.

Other James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback - September 20, 2012)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (Hardcover - October 1, 2012)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (Hardcover - April 10, 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (Hardback - October 2012)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (Paperback - September 3, 2012)
>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hardback - March 13, 2012)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (Hardback - October, 2012)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (Hardback - September 20, 2012)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (Hardback - April 27, 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (Hardback - September 3, 2012)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (Paperback - March 19, 2012)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (Paperback - May 9, 2012)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (HB - Oct. 2, 2012)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (Paperback - May 25, 2012)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (Hardback - May 28, 2012)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (Hardback - September 12, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - March 23, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - November 6, 2012)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (Hardback - November 1, 2012)

Cover below:
The hardback edition of 007 - The James Bond Archives. © 2012 Taschen. All rights reserved.

Order 007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan from Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/3836521059/fromswedenwit-21/

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