I've purchased several books of the years based on the James Bond franchise and after each one I say ok cool, this is all I need. That is until the next one comes out that is more amazing than the previous one which is the case with this new hardback called The James Bond Archives.
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.