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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075663167X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756631673
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.1 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Definitely a must for the serious fan of Bond.
Contemporary Media Introspectives
It is bountifully illustrated with over 2000 photographs and images and traces the Bond history right up to the most recent film, Casino Royale.
Tim Janson
Great pictures and very informative information.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If I may wax nostalgic for a moment, I can still recall the very first James Bond movie that I sever saw...actually the first three Bond movies...it was sometime in the late 60's or early 70's and my mom took me and my brothers to the drive-in theater to see a triple feature of Goldfinger, Dr. No, and From Russia with Love...in that order. I know I never made it past the credits of From Russia with Love but man...I loved those first two films! I had never seen anything like Bond before with his cool gadgets and those nasty villains like Odd Job and that began a lifelong passion for James Bond. With Christmas approaching, I cannot think of a better gift for the Bond fan on your list than the James Bond Encyclopedia from DK Books.

I've read a lot of books from DK on popular films and while they are always very well done, they sometimes can be a bit light on material. No so with this book. This book contains over 300 pages filled with information that will test even the most knowledgeable of Bond fans. It is bountifully illustrated with over 2000 photographs and images and traces the Bond history right up to the most recent film, Casino Royale.

As the title suggests it is an encyclopedia but rather than just list its hundreds of entries in alphabetical order it lists them alphabetically by subject. The subjects include: The Bond Style, The Role of Bond, Bond Villains, Bond Women, Supporting Cast, Vehicles, Weapons & Equipment, and the Movies. A comprehensive index finishes things off.

The role of Bond covers the six actors who have portrayed Bond with two pages of biographical information on each actor and a list of the Bond films they starred in. Next up is the section on Bond Villains.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Howell on February 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed the book and feel it to be a good companion to another volume by a different author entitled "The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia."

It is full of information with plenty of accompanying pictures, and is divided up by subjects (i.e. Bond Villians, Bond Women, Weapons, Equipment etc.). For myself, since that is also part of the Bond world, I wish it had had a section on Bond bloopers (deliberate or otherwise) which occur in the films.

I did notice that occasionally the pictures did not match the captions listed for them (in "The Movies" chapter especially) in that a photograph would be shown, but the caption did not relate to the designated picture.

Also, in the sidebar section of that chapter where different persons connected with the production side of the movies would be listed along with their professional biographies, sometimes the print was hard to read bacause of the background color it was placed on.

Overall, I would recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Wendler on January 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I consider myself well versed in the world of 007. However, reading this book made me realize how much there is out there that I was was unaware of, The authors have shown a greta eye for detail and completeness. And with a nice sense of humor they have added some new facts that I never knew existed.

A pleasure to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Against the Wind on January 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is better than I expected. I thought it would just cover the movie Bond. I was pleasantly surprised to find that is compares things in the movies to the books. Plus it goes into the charecters and devices showing the real to imagined. A great book for any Bond fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GeValero on June 11, 2008
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Years and years ago a "James Bond Encyclopedia" by Steven Jay Rubin came out and considering it wasn't an "EON officially" sanctioned book (stock photos and mediocre writing) it wasn't all THAT bad. I've been collecting 007 books for a long time, many of them from the internet, and came out dissappointed many times but was able to recover from my initial skepticism to buying this new Bond Encyclopedia when I noticed John Cork was one of the authors. He's responsible for the excelent BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER and the JAMES BOND LEGACY, perhaps the two best Bond books I've every bought.
Well, the JAMES BOND ENCYCLOPEDIA certainly doesn't dissappoint, hundreds of terrific pictures organized by category (movie, vehicles, girls, villains, etc.) include even the most oscure of entries. While a dream come true for aficionados, it's definetly bound to please casual Bond fans also (and who isn't ?)
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By Anca on January 6, 2009
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It is a very interesting and full of information book. Great for a Bond fan. I bought this for my boyfriend who is a passionate fan of 007 movies and he was really excited about it. You cand find everything you want to know about the movies, the actors, cars, Bond girls etc. It has a lot of pictures, too.
It can be a very nice present for someone who enjoy Bond world.
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Full of facts from Ian Fleming's decision to bring bond to the big screen; To movie #1 "Dr No" All the way through the last listed in this book Casino Royale. The sceenplay necessary to make each movie a success are outlined, woven magnificently throughout the book: The Bond Style; The Villians; The Women; The Vehicles; The Weapons. . .
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By R. Olvera on January 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book was more than I expected! My wife and I lost track of time reading all of the details about the movies we didn't know about. Great pictures and background details. I would recommend it to any James Bond fan!
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