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Old 29-07-2012, 21:44   #1
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Thumbs up The James Bond Archives (Taschen) Now thats what I call a Bond book!

The James Bond Archives (Taschen)
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The James Bond Archives
Paul Duncan
Hardcover + film strip, 16.2 x 11.8 in., 600 pages, £ 135
ISBN 978-3-8365-2105-5
Edition: English
Availability: 11/2012


Shaken, not stirred

Fifty years of Bond, James 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 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 Containing previously unpublished photography and artwork, as well as production memos from filming, this book is a comprehensive tribute to the legend of James Bond.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 included with the first print run of the book only: an original strip of film from Dr. No

James Bond films © 1962–2012 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation.
All rights reserved.







The editor:
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.


£135 from the Taschen site, or around $133 (around £85) including shipping to the UK from Amazon.com HERE

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First Kubrick then Bergman then Almodovar and now..eh James Bond...kind of wish Taschen had kept this lavish series devoted to great Directors - Hitchcock is crying out for a book like this.

Still, I'm a Bond fan so will have to get this - should be around the £80 mark when it appears on the UK Amazon site.
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Old 31-07-2012, 10:41   #3
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Just gone up at WHSmiths for £87.75

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(cant find affiliate link?)
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Me wantee!

UK amazon site has it up for £135 here, but the Smiths price is looking golden at this point in time. Ordered.

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First Kubrick then Bergman then Almodovar...
Holy Moly - £650
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An in-depth exploration of Almodóvar’s complete œuvre
  • The leather-bound Art Edition is limited to 500 signed and numbered copies, each with the original digital C-print Penélope, as Marilyn (2008), photographed and signed by Pedro Almodóvar.
  • The book comes in a silkscreened box.
  • Special bonus: each book contains an original film strip from a copy of Volver (2006) supplied by Pedro Almodóvar.


"Standard" version only £135 though...
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Holy Moly - £650




"Standard" version only £135 though...
I've had that in my Cart on the Taschen site for months - it looks gorgeous... but the price tag!!

Bond is ordered though - look great.
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Amazon have matched WH Smiths price of £87.75
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Just got a dispatch email from WH Smiths, £87 price honoured (it's up to £99 there now). This will be a mighty tome if the Kubrick one was anything to go by.
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Mine is despatching soon from Amazon at same price. Price is now £100 if ordering.
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Just received the book, God it's lovely. My film strip isn't anything special (it's Bond peering through the grate when he escapes from his cell in Dr No's lair), but I ain't complaining. The full page photos look wonderful at this size, really sharp and detailed.
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Ooh, this looks interesting and Taschen produce good books. Bit pricey but it could be worse, it could be this.
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