The James Bond Archives

Spectre Edition
Author: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836551861
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 624
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Bond, James Bond: The behind-the-scenes 007 bible "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 24 EON-produced films, played by 6 different actors over five decades. In collaboration with EON Productions, this trade edition of The James Bond Archives includes all the same stunning imagery and behind-the-scenes knowledge as the original XL book, just with a smaller format and a softer price-tag. The result is an affordable, compact yet comprehensive record of every single Bond film ever made, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with Spectre (2015). The wealth of on-set photos, unseen stills, set designs, storyboards, 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. The SPECTRE Edition will be released worldwide in November 2015. James Bond materials © 1962-2015 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

The James Bond Archives

007
Author: Paul Duncan
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836521055
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 600
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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 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. Also available in 2 Art Editions, each limited to 250 copies.

Bond by Design


Author: Meg Simmonds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241185995
Category: Art and motion pictures
Page: 317
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Bond By Design: The Art of the James Bond Films gives an exclusive tour through EON Productions' James Bond archives - a treasure trove of set, storyboard, vehicle, gadget and costume designs, many of which have never been published before. Accessing EON Productions' vast archive of more than 50 years of art and design, featuring the work of legendary Bond film designers such as Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, the book provides a unique, spectacular and fascinating insight into the longest-running film franchise of all time. Revealing the craft behind the creation of famous sets, such as Stromberg's Atlantis base in The Spy Who Loved Me and Drax's shuttle launch site in Moonraker, as well as technical drawings of Bond's gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 the book includes two exclusive, full-colour prints of Bond film designs. Bond By Design: The Art of the James Bond Films also brings the James Bond story right up to date with behind-the-scenes artwork from the newest film, SPECTRE. James Bond materials © 1962-2015 Danjaq LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. [gun logo] and related James Bond Trademarks © 1962-2015 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. [gun logo] and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC. 2015 © EON Productions Limited and Danjaq, LLC. All rights reserved.

Some Kind of Hero

The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films
Author: Matthew Field,Ajay Chowdhury,George Lazenby
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750966505
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 480
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The first biography of the making of the James Bond series, drawing on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crewFor over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognized by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been smooth sailing. Changing tax regimes forced 007 to relocate to France and Mexico; changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise while the rise of competing action heroes displaced Bond's place in popular culture. But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012's Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre. Some Kind of Hero recounts this remarkable story, from its origins in the early 1960s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.

LIFE 50 Years of James Bond


Author: The Editors of LIFE Books
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 9781618930316
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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Fifty years (and five billion dollars in ticket sales) ago, the dashing Scottish actor Sean Connery declared suavely that he was "Bond, James Bond." Thus began a cinematic series unlike any other. In November 2012, Skyfall, the 23rd movie in what is seen as the authorized line of Bond films, will be released, with Daniel Craig (the sixth Bond) again in the lead role. The world will once more stream to the theaters for another dose of Bond. LIFE was on the scene in the swinging '60s when James Bond became a cultural icon (in fact, when we put the gold-painted actress Shirley Eaton on the cover in 1964, we helped him along), and now LIFE tells the whole story in this commemorative book. Ian Fleming, a high-ranking officer in British Naval Intelligence of World War II, dreamt up his MI6 spy, code number 007, in 1953, and a decade later, with Dr. No, From Russia With Love and then the smash Goldfinger, saw his creation take on a life entirely his own. All the fun of Bond is here: The movies; the reminiscences by the stars; the LIFE photo shoots; the knockoffs and spoofs ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.;" "Get Smart;" "I Spy;" the first Casino Royale); the artifacts (a model of Bond's Aston Martin DB5 was one of the best-selling toy of 1965); the trivia and inside information on M, Q and Moneypenny-anything a Bond fan would want, packed into one book and then shaken, not stirred. James Bond was, back in the day, one of those cultural phenomena tailor-made for LIFE: It was bright and colorful and vibrant. Today, it still is. Happy birthday, and welcome back, Commander Bond.

James Bond Movie Posters

The Official 007 Collection
Author: Tony Nourmand
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811844659
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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The guns, the girls, the gadgets, all the key ingredients of Bond --James Bond -- are captured in this one-of-a-kind collection of movie posters. Gathered from the archives of Eon Productions and published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Bond movies and the release of the newest James Bond movie, James Bond Movie Posters depicts in hot type and bold color four decades of our favorite spy in action. Film-goers first encountered the trademark gun barrel logo on the poster for Dr. No, produced in 1962 to promote the first official Bond movie. Then followed the famous image of Bond with a gun across his chest on the poster for From Russia with Love, Goldfinger's startling golden girl, and the inimitable Pussy Galore. These images have become some of the most memorable visual teasers in cinematic history and are now one of the hottest items of memorabilia among both Bond aficionados and movie collectors. This collection features over 200 original posters, including posters that were never released, limited edition festival posters, and rare advance posters. They are all meticulously reproduced in this oversized, full-color paperback. "James Bond is back in action! Everything he touches turns to excitement!" This updated edition includes: - Poster artwork from the latest James Bond movie, Die Another Day - Extended introduction on the evolving imagery and influence of James Bond posters

James Bond

50 Years of Movie Posters
Author: Alastair Dougall,Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241237984
Category: Film posters
Page: 328
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Now in paperback! DK's definitive James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Postershas been updated with posters from Skyfall and the latest Bond film, SPECTRE. This film-by-film, lavish exploration of the iconic James Bond movie franchise features a wealth of spectacular Bond posters from EON Productions' own archive, as well as galleries of lobby cards, concept sketches and artwork, many rare and never published in book form before. © 1962 - 2015 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved. 'James Bond', 007 logo and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC, licensed by EON Productions Limited.

All About Bond


Author: Terry O'Neill
Publisher: Evans Mitchell Books
ISBN: 9781901268577
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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This autumn James Bond celebrates his 50th anniversary as a celluloid hero. The release of the latest 007 movie, Skyfall, will be the 24th movie starring the fictional secret service agent and All About Bond is a unique memoir that will delight, amuse and inform Bond fans the world over. All About Bond is packed with surprises, insights and candid memories, both personal and photographic from legendary names who cut their teeth and carved out careers in some of the most memorable scenes in movie history. The humor, the drama and the camaraderie, on set and off, is captured through the immortal lens of one of the world's most legendary photographers. Bond girls from Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton to Britt Ekland and Joanna Lumley recall their thrills and spills filming cinema's most enduring and alluring sex symbols; and the man - and men - who made Bond, share the facts and the fictions behind the creation of cinema's foremost superhero.

James Bond Cars


Author: Frederic Brun
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781315385
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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This book pays tribute to the legendary cars and vehicles that have starred alsongside James Bond in so many unforgettable stunts and races. From the iconic Aston Martin with it's ejector seat, the BMW Z3 Roadster and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, to Russian military tanks, James Bond Cars is unqiue in that it also looks at the cars belonging to the Bond girls and Bond's opponents Packed with beautiful photographs and techinical information on the cars and the stunts as well as the more uncoventional modes of transport such as jet packs, jet skis, motorised gondolars and aeroplanes, this book is a must-have edition that will get every Bond lover's heart racing!

Bond Chronicle

A Year by Year History
Author: John Cork,Collin Stutz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405356770
Category: James Bond films
Page: 352
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Twenty-three Bond movies, six James Bonds and all the Bond villains, girls, vehicles and cool gadgets in one single volumeWritten by James Bond authorities John Cork and Collin Stutz, the updated James Bond Encyclopedia explores every aspect of the 007 story, including Skyfall, the most successful Bond film ever made. Created in full collaboration with EON Productions, producers of the Bond films, and illustrated with more than 1,000 amazing photographs, the books takes you right inside James Bond's world, from 007's history, to his style and personal tastes.A-Z sections bring you face to face with every aspect of his thrilling career. Meet the criminal masterminds he has defeated and the beautiful and dangerous women he has encountered. Jump inside the vehicles, explore weapons and gadgets and discover background information on key film-makers and the making of each Bond film.The James Bond Encyclopedia is a must-buy for any Bond fan.© 2014 Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions Limited. All Rights Reserved. "James Bond", the 007 logo and related James Bond Trademarks© 1962-2014 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All Rights Reserved. "James Bond", the 007 logo and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC, licensed by EON Productions Limited.

The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Animated Movies 1921-1968
Author: Daniel Kothenschulte
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836552912
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 620
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Making magic: The phenomenal Disney journey Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt DisneyFrom mouse to mega global entertainment industry, Disney is the most dazzling parable for the power of imagination. In this first volume of the most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date, we chart the empire s masterworks from the Golden Age of Animation, when Walt Disney s trailblazing vision elevated animation into an art form in its own right.With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book s authors have gathered some 1500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney s remarkable creative hub.This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dali and Thomas Hart Benton."

The World of James Bond

The Lives and Times of 007
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442276126
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 218
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This book presents an insightful and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the politics of the Bond books and films. Class, gender, violence, sex, race—all are themes that Black scrutinizes through ongoing shifts in characterization and plot. His informed analysis provides a fascinating history of the enduring and evolving appeal of James Bond.

Ken Adam Designs the Movies

James Bond and Beyond
Author: Ken Adam,Christopher Frayling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500514146
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 229
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This book showcases the drawings of Ken Adam, the man who has created some of the most iconic and memorable sets in the history of film. Presented chronologically, the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest movies, including Around theWorld in Eighty Days, through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films - the first seven James Bond movies, including Dr No, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker. Also included are production drawings for classics such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Sleuth and The Last Emperor. Adam's virtuoso sketches for films and other projects are accompanied by illuminating commentary from the eminent Sir Christopher Frayling, and together present an unrivalled archive of breathtaking and inspirational production design.

Bond Vs. Bond

The Many Faces of 007
Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 1631060007
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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The first book to explore the artistic legacy left by the James Bond franchise. Comics, television shows, radio serials, novels, and of course, the record-breaking sequence of films starring a multitude of actors who stepped into the role of 007.

The Charlie Chaplin Archives


Author: Paul Duncan
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836538435
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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Happy birthday, dear Tramp!Celebrating Chaplin's life and work as his alter-ego turns 100From Alaska to Zimbabwe, the bowler hat, cane, baggy trousers and outsized shoes of the Tramp is still the most recognized silhouette in the world, more than 100 years after Charlie Chaplin first created him. WithThe Charlie Chaplin Archives, TASCHEN presents the ultimate book on the making of Chaplin's films, using the vast resources of the Chaplin archives. Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Chaplin, playing the Tramp, had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, Chaplin's fame had spread worldwide. He was thefirst international film star and, with a million dollar contract, became one of the richest men in the world. With his own studio and his stock company of close collaborators, Chaplin began making his greatest movies:The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928),City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)—an unassailable collection of work that has enshrined him in thecollective consciousness of world culture. With unrestricted access to his archives, this book offers insight into the process behind the Chaplin genius, from the impromptu spontaneity of his early shorts to the meticulous retakes and reworking of scenes and gags in his classic movies. With900 images, including stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators, we see how Chaplin turned his caricature of the Tramp into a living character. The Tramp is the ultimate underdog, an everyman trying to survive economic depression, two World Wars, and the Cold War. Whatever crises life threw at him, the Tramp, and Chaplin, shrugged it off, straightened his shoulders, and walked off into a brighter future. This book includes: The entire Chaplin life history in words and pictures 900 images including many previously unseen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs, plus scripts and images for unmade films An oral history, told from the point of view of Chaplin himself, drawing upon his extensive writings, many of which have never been reprinted before. Supplementary interviews with some of his closest collaborators. Material from over 150 books of press clippings in Chaplin's archives, which range from his early days in music halls to his death Chaplin's short films, from Making a Living (1914) to The Pilgrim(1923), as well as all of his feature-length movies, from The Kid (1921) toA Countess from Hong Kong (1967) (In first print editions) a filmstrip from the classic City Lights(1931), cut from a print in Chaplin's archives Documents from the Chaplin Archives Property and Copyright of Roy Export Company Establishment, scanned by Cineteca di Bologna

James Bond

The Secret World of 007
Author: Alastair Dougall
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405370868
Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)
Page: 176
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Bond is back - new paperback edition of this thrill-packed dossier on the world's most famous spy Become an expert on the extraordinary career of 007 with James Bond the Secret World of 007 and get the inside scoop on his missions, from defeating the power-mad schemes of Dr No to the mysteries of Casino Royale and go behind the scenes of his latest movie, Quantum of Solace through unseen photography. Starting with a foreword penned by M herself, uncover the world of Bond, the world's most famous secret agent. Spectacular photographs reveal the secrets of many of Bond's amazing gadgets, racy vehicles and racier eye-candy. Explore the lairs of the supervillains he has defeated and follow bullet-by-blow accounts of some of his most death-defying chases and battles. Investigate 007's distinctive style, his complicated love life and relationships with other members of M16 from M to Q and Miss Moneypenny. James Bond the Secret World of 007 is a thrill-a-page 007 adventure.

Dressed to Kill

James Bond, the Suited Hero
Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782080136183
Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)
Page: 200
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Looks at the James Bond films and their impact on male fashion

Bond on Set

Filming Skyfall
Author: Greg Williams
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756698409
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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Presents a visual journey behind the scenes of the James Bond movie "Skyfall," offering a photographic record of the making of the film, along with portraits of the cast and crew, location shots, set designs, special effects, and movie stills.

The Pedro Almodóvar Archives


Author: Paul Duncan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836547925
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 456
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We are so excited! Pedro Almod�var gives a unique insider's tour through his mysterious, sexy world One of the most prolific and influential auteurs at work over the past 40 years, cult Spanish director Pedro Almod�var has beguiled audiences worldwide with his thrilling dissertations on desire, passion, and identity. Cast an eye over his long list of productions and you're confronted with intoxicating tales of psychological melodrama, black comedy, familial feud, and violent lust. This edition of The Pedro Almod�var Archives offers unique inside access to behind-the-scenes pictures and personal reminiscences as the director guides us through his journey, from his early days right through to I'm So Excited (2013) and Julieta (2016). Based on and expanded from the original TASCHEN XL volume produced in collaboration with Almod�var himself, the book offers a fascinating insight into the creative process behind such cinematic tours de force as Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and the Academy Award-winning All About My Mother and Talk To Her. Each film is featured with its original poster, full cast and crew listings, as well as an essay by a leading Spanish author. Almod�var personally supplements the vivid photographic material, captioning each image with his own reflections and comments. As an overview of a true original's creativity and a luminous era of cinema, this is an indispensable companion to the mighty Almod�var canon created by the master himself. One of the most prolific and influential auteurs at work over the past 40 years, cult Spanish director Pedro Almod�var has beguiled audiences worldwide with his thrilling dissertations on desire, passion, and identity. Cast an eye over his long list of productions and you're confronted with intoxicating tales of psychological melodrama, black comedy, familial feud, and violent lust. This new edition of The Pedro Almod�var Archives offers unique inside access to behind-the-scenes pictures, archival ephemera, and personal reminiscences tracing the director's journey from his early days right through to I'm So Excited (2013) and Julieta (2016). Based on and expanded from the original TASCHEN XL volume, which was produced in collaboration with Almod�var himself, the book offers a fascinating insight into the creative process behind such cinematic tours de force as Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, the Academy Award-winning All About My Mother, and Talk To Her. On top of the vivid archival material, each film is featured with its original poster, full cast and crew listings, as well as an essay by a Spanish film critic. As an overview of a true original's creativity and a luminous era of cinema, this is an indispensible companion to the mighty Almod�var canon.