Synopses & Reviews
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.
“This coffee table-worthy volume, out Nov. 1, includes more than 100 photographs and would make a nifty preorder for people who'd be shaken or stirred by a Bond item in their Christmas stocking.” - Detroit Free Press
There have been seven Bonds, 21 films, and scores of memorable stunts, gadgets, and girls - but never a book like this. Celebrating 50 years of 007, it is packed with classic images of Bond, from Connery to Craig, and the first beguiling Bond girls, Honey Ryder and Pussy Galore.
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About the Author
Terry O'Neill was a young photographer on the set of Goldfinger in 1963 when he captured - behind the scenes and never seen before - images of the moment Sean Connery and Honor Blackman enjoyed a roll in the hay in a memorable and comical fight scene that made Pussy Galore cinematic folklore. He was there when Connery and Jill St John consumated another classic Bond pairing; as he was with George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore and Pierce Bosnan from London to Las Vegas from the Scottish highlands to the Hollywood.He photographed five Bonds and more than 20 Bond girls, including Ursula Andress, Jane Seymour and Barbara Bach - and while doing so captured the intimate and amusing offset antics of our favourite characters when the cameras weren't rolling. All About Bond includes more than 100 of his photographs, many never seen before, and as an added bonus there is a unique pictorial record of the making of the first Casino Royale - a comical 1967 extravaganza.