The James Bond Archives XL Edition - 2012
The James Bond Archives, First XL Edition, including an original one-second film strip segment from the first Bond film, 1962’s Dr. No. This first edition issue is from a relatively small print run of just 10,000 copies, which has now been sold out and are extremely hard to find. New in sturdy cardboard box fitted with carrying handle. 600 pages and at 15 pounds, quite heavy.
“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 Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.
Attached at the left, just beneath our Item Number, is a PDF you can download more fully describing the James Bond Archives Project and these fabulous books, celebrating the 50 years 007 has been entertaining fans worldwide.
About the editor
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives and The Pedro Almodóvar Archives. He also authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in TASCHEN’s Film series.