1. April 2015 01:25
Sally Hibbin's Official James Bond Movie Book, released in 1987 on the 25th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, was not the greatest book about the 007 films, but it was packed with color photographs, and all the information you needed to remind yourself of the plots, the villains, the gadgets and the Bond Girls. In 1989, an updated version of the book appeared to include Licence To Kill and it seemed possible that there would be a new version with each new film. Then of course, we entered the dark age, and James Bond disappeared from screens for six long years.
No new Official James Bond Movie Books appeared during Brosnan's tenure, and Daniel Craig made his debut long ago, but it looks like the long awaited update to this tome is finally here:
Here is an advertisement for the original book, from a 1987 issue of Starlog Magazine:
The Official James Bond Movie Book
License to thrill! Guaranteed to send the legions of Bond fans to 007 heaven, this extravagantly illustrated commemorative volume celebrates a quarter century of one of the greatest screen heroes of all time. Published to coincide with the release of the new Bond film, The Living Daylights-inUoducing Timothy Dalton in the leading role-this is the world’s first and only official James Bond movie book.
From Dr. No to A View To A Kill, this action-packed book describes the plot and production of each movie and features special sections on 007’s women, his colleagues, his adversaries, and their henchmen. They're all here-Moneypenny, Pussy Galore, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and “Jaws”-along with all the up-to-the-minute ingenious gadgets and weaponry. Detailed dossiers on each film supply cast lists, production credits, running times, and more.
Jam-packed with behind-the-scenes photos and thrilling shots of action seauences, exotic locations, fantastic sets, and special effects, this dynamite book makes the James Bond excitement jump right off the page!
Hardcover. 128 pages. 90 full-color and 70 b&w photographs. 8% x 11)4.
Only $14.95 + postage.
SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
By Sally Hibbin
Foreword by Cubby Broccoli