“Nobody does 007 encyclopedias better than Bond historian Steven Jay Rubin. Buy this one. M’s orders.” —George Lazenby, James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Packed with behind-the-scenes information, fascinating facts, trivia, bloopers, classic quotes, character bios, cast and filmmaker bios, and hundreds of rare and unusual photographs of those in front of and behind the camera
Ian Fleming's James Bond character has entertained motion picture audiences for nearly sixty years, and the filmmakers have come a long way since they spent $1 million producing the very first James Bond movie, Dr. No, in 1962. The 2015 Bond title, Spectre, cost $250 million and grossed $881 million worldwide—and 2021’s No Time to Die is certain to become another global blockbuster.
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia is the completely up-to-date edition of author Steven Jay Rubin's seminal work on the James Bond film series. It covers the entire series through No Time to Die and showcases the type of exhaustive research that has been a hallmark of Rubin's work in film history.
From the bios of Bond girls in front of the camera to rare and unusual photographs of those behind it, no detail of the Bond legacy is left uncovered.
About the Author
Steven Jay Rubin is an internationally recognized author, film historian, producer, screenwriter, and documentarian. He is the author of nine books, including The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia, Combat Films: American Realism, 1945–2010, and Secrets of the Great Science Fiction Films.
“Fun, informative, and meticulously researched, Steven Jay Rubin’s James Bond Movie Encyclopedia is a must-read for 007 fans.” —Susan King, writer, journalist, and film historian
“Steven Jay Rubin was among the first writers to delve into behind-the-scenes details of the production of James Bond films. His books helped the Bond fandom grow up.” —William Koenig, Spy Command
“One of the best James Bond reference books out there. It’s my go-to, even before Google.” —David A. Reinhardt, Ian Fleming Foundation
“Bringing enormous fun for both the casual fan and the longtime Bondphile, original 007 encyclopedist Steve Rubin is finally back with an updated and totally redesigned edition that’s packed with essential tidbits and facts you never knew you needed to know.” —Richard Schenkman, writer/director, former president of the James Bond Fan Club US, and editor of Bondage magazine
“The most engrossing everything-about-007 read yet—no Bond fan will be able to resist the detail on every page.” —Jon Burlingame, author, The Music of James Bond
“This packed resource is a must for any fan who has grown up with Ian Fleming’s titular character…the Bond viewing experience would be significantly enhanced by this well-researched source.” —Booklist
“This well-researched, comprehensive encyclopedia is the completely up-to-date edition of Rubin’s seminal work on the James Bond film series. It is chock-full.” —Publishers Weekly
“A well-written, well researched tome. . . The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia is not only a valuable reference book, but a cracking good read too.” —Brian James Smith, From Sweden with Love