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James Bond. Dr. No

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This detailed companion explores the making of Dr. No (1962), the film that first introduced the world to the cinematic 007. With over a thousand images, excerpts from the original script, and stories from the cast and crew, this book offers unrestricted access to the archives of "Bond, James Bond.”

Collector’s Edition (No. 501–1,962), each copy numbered.
Edition of 1,462Hardcover in slipcase11.4 x 17.3 in.17.64 lb492 pages

"It's a stroke of luck that British film historian Paul Duncan was allowed to comb through the Bond archives and show how a screen hero was created for eternity in 1962... That's what makes this XXL book edition from TASCHEN so exciting."

ARD kinokino

“This handsome Collector’s Edition is the ultimate companion for any Connery-era Bond nerd.”

The Times

“A gorgeous, comprehensive account of the first 007 outing. As effortlessly stylish – and elusive – as Bond himself.”


“TASCHEN’s massive new book… offers an intriguing and colorful journey into the production of the first James Bond movie. Filled with detailed script notes, production memos, and call sheets — not to mention more than a thousand images — that take us behind the scenes of the film.” 

New York magazine

“A remarkable account of the making of Dr. No.”


“James Bond was one of the first cool people in the pictures. There was a lot of cool in these films.”

Terence Young, Director
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
James Bond. Dr. No

James Bond. Dr. No


When the cinematic Bond was born

The most complete account of the making of the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962)

“Bond, James Bond.” Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in Dr. No, the world’s most famous secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This fearless, peerless and impeccably British character, created in 1953 by Ian Fleming, has starred in twenty-five EON-produced films, played by six different actors over seven decades. And still the franchise continues.

To tell the full story of how it all began, EON Productions opened its archives of photos, designs, and production materials to TASCHEN. The result is this remarkable account of the making of Dr. No, Bond’s first film outing: a beautiful volume that includes a treasure trove of words and pictures, many of which have never been seen before.

Access to EON’s James Bond archives was completely unrestricted, so this book is the most comprehensive account of one of the most iconic films the world has ever seen. Step inside the pages to find the true inside story and outstanding insights into the personalities and processes behind the most successful and longest-running film franchise in cinema history.

You can closely follow the making of the film through a day-by-day account of what took place, which scenes were shot and who made the decisions that shaped the story and characters as it was filmed. Among the 1007 images, you’ll see many rare and previously unpublished stills and on-set shots from photographers such as Bert Cann, Bunny Yaeger and Bradley Smith, as well as memos, documents, posters, and production designs.

And the behind-the-scenes stories paint their own pictures too, told by the people who were there. From producers Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman to director Terence Young and production designer Ken Adam, as well as the cast, the crew, writers and stuntmen, these personal narratives invite readers back in time and on to the film set itself.

For any fan, it’s a fantastic insight into how the Bond cinematic world was born – and its comprehensive coverage of the filming experience which will grip you from the first page.

Collector’s Edition (No. 501–1,962), each copy numbered.

Also available in two Art Editions (No. 1–500), each accompanied by a framed ChromaLuxe print by Bert Cann.

The editor and author

Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars.

The editors

EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Amazon MGM Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that has made the James Bond films since 1962 and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising. For more information, visit &

James Bond. Dr. No
Hardcover in slipcase29 x 44 cm8 kg492 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9334-2

Edition: English
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Doug S.,April 19, 2024
this is just a fantastic book! A incredibly informative deep dive into a classic film! The production quality is once again superb! Hopefully From Russia With Love will be the next title up!

Opulener Bildband

Thomas N.,February 18, 2024
Der opulente Bildband zum ersten 007-Abenteuer nimmt einen direkt mit nach Pinewood und Jamaica. Und als Epilog sorgfältig ausgewählte Frames aus dem Film. Ganz großes Kino ! Taschen's James Bond will return in "Goldfinger". Please...

Neue spannende Photos und Dokumente

Carolin J.,February 12, 2024
Nach gefühlten 100 Stunden im Staub, 5x Lüften und Tage voller Erinnerungen hat Steven Saltzman tatsächlich noch neue Photos gefunden! Ein Schatz!

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