Bond is 50 this year and while we all await the release of skyfall in a matter of months, the celebratory items are starting to trickle in. Taschen is about to unleash the The James Bond Archives book co-worked with the EON Productions house – famous for delivering 23 Bond films to the market.
EON Productions opened their archive “of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials” to editor Paul Duncan, who, for the last two years has worked over the materials – including more than one million images (!!) and documents to compile what Taschen considers “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).” An oral history with more than 150 former cast members and crews is also found inside the James Bond Archive.
At almost 600 pages, the The James Bond Archives offers more than 1,100 images – many unseen – and the most comprehensive overview of the film series in print.
See also the Bond 50 – Complete Blu-ray boxset.