The Essential Bond: The Authorized Guide to the World of 007
This text is an in-depth guide to one of the most successful series of all time - James Bond. Since the 1962 premiere of the first 007 epic, "Dr No", ... Show synopsis This text is an in-depth guide to one of the most successful series of all time - James Bond. Since the 1962 premiere of the first 007 epic, "Dr No", five talented actors have brought James Bond to cinema screens: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and now Pierce Brosnan. Today, the 007 phenomenon is stronger than ever. In fact, it is estimated that over one quarter of the world's population has seen at least one James Bond film. Now fans can enter the world of 007 with this guide that examines the top secret details of each of the cinematic Bond missions. Inside this volume - which has been officially endorsed by the Bond film producers - you'll find facts and behind-the-scenes stories, as well as over 250 rare production photographs, cinema posters and product advertisements from the archives of Eon productions. It's all here: the missions, the gadgets, the vehicles, the legendary villains, the exotic locations and the even more exotic Bond girls who inhabit the James Bond universe. You can also meet the talented team of directors, writers, stunt men and technicians who have contributed to the success of the series. Additionally, in a chapter devoted to the legacy of James Bond, there is an overview of the thrillers and spoofs inspired by 007 over the years, as well as a fitting tribute to Mr Bond's literary father, Ian Fleming. With a critical overview of each of the films, as well as a wealth of rare archive material and information on international Bond collectables, this book is vital reading for armchair secret agents everywhere.