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 2020's No Time to Die is certain to become another global blockbuster. The James Bond Movie Encyclopediais 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. Packed with behind-the-scenes information based on interviews with the cast and filmmakers, fascinating facts, trivia, bloopers, classic quotes, character bios, and cast and filmmaker bios, it showcases the type of exhaustive research that has been a hallmark of Rubin's work in film history. It also features hundreds of rare and unusual still photographs of the participants both in front of and behind the camera.
"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] rich, well-designed tome."—Library Journal
Steven Jay Rubin is an internationally recognized author, film historian, producer, screenwriter, and promoter. He is the author of nine books, including The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia and Secrets of the Great Science Fiction Films. He lives in Los Angeles.