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James Bond Destinations

Daniel Pembrey

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Step into the world of James Bond with “James Bond Destinations,” a book that takes you on a journey to the iconic places where the legendary 007 had his most thrilling adventures. Since his debut in “Dr. No,” Bond has set the standard for globetrotting spies, whisking audiences away to over a hundred real-life locations in the past six decades.

Explore the stunning locales that have become synonymous with Bond’s escapades. Each chapter is packed with insider insights and unforgettable scenes, from Ursula Andress’s iconic emergence from the waters of Jamaica to Daniel Craig’s high-speed car chase in Rome and Roger Moore’s epic showdown on a Sugarloaf cable car in Rio.

Back in the early to mid-1960s, when international travel was a luxury few could afford, Bond films transported audiences to exotic destinations, igniting dreams of glamorous vacations and adventure. Barbara Broccoli, daughter of the original Bond producer, shares how her father wanted to give people magical experiences through these films.

As travel became more accessible, the Bond franchise evolved to keep the excitement alive. Producers like Michael G. Wilson constantly sought out new, unseen locations or transformed familiar places into extraordinary settings. For example, the meticulously planned car chase through the streets of Rome in “Spectre” and the historic closure of Venice’s Grand Canal for “Casino Royale,” allowing Bond to sail through unobstructed.

“James Bond Destinations” is more than a book—it’s your guide to the real-world locations that brought Bond’s adventures to life, capturing the essence of what makes these places so unforgettable.

Daniel Pembrey is the author of the Henk van der Pol detective books, a series of crime fiction novels set in Amsterdam. As a journalist, Pembrey has contributed toArchitectural Digest, The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, The Independent, and theFinancial Times. A die-hard 007 fan and a frequent editorial collaborator at EON, the production company behind the James Bond film franchise, Pembrey lives directly across the King’s Road from Bond’s fictional apartment in Chelsea, London.

PAGE COUNT
328 pages

NUMBER OF ILLUSTRATIONS
233

LANGUAGE
English

RELEASED ON
October 2023

DIMENSIONS
W 25 x L 33 x D 4 cm

COVER MATERIALS
Hardcover

ISBN
9781649802736

WEIGHT
3.0 kg

AUTHOR
Daniel Pembrey

 

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James Bond Destinations

"THESE DESTINATIONS ARE NOT JUST BACKGROUNDS, OR EVEN BACKGROUNDS THAT SIMPLY INFORM CHARACTERS. IN OUR MOVIES, THEY ARE CHARACTERS."
— Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, 007 producers

Why We Certified - James Bond Destinations

I've never met a watch lover who didn't have an affinity with James Bond. From Rolex in the early years to the iconic Omega watches of modern Bond, there's a watch for everyone. James Bond Destinations is a beautiful book that showcases the movie's less-appreciated stars, the iconic locations. This one sits at the front of my bookshelf. Certified.