"No Time to Die: The Making of the Film" book and new James Bond Archives edition tidbits (Spoilers)

edited October 28 in No Time To Die (2021) Posts: 18
Hey All! I couldn't find any thread addressing this directly so I figured I would put it out there. For those who bought the making of book, is it worth the purchase? I'd love to flip through before buying but it's not the easiest book to track down in stores :)) .

And for what it's worth, I definitely fall into the fan of NTTD camp.

Thanks!

Changed the subject of the thread since my question was answered!
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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    In a word, absolutely!
    I just received mine and it a beautiful book with loads of behind the scenes photos. It’s a perfect coffee table book for any Bond fan.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    talos7 wrote: »
    In a word, absolutely!
    I just received mine and it a beautiful book with loads of behind the scenes photos. It’s a perfect coffee table book for any Bond fan.

    Is there much text or background information on the film in the book or is it mainly photographs?
  • RyanRyan Canada
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    In a word, absolutely!
    I just received mine and it a beautiful book with loads of behind the scenes photos. It’s a perfect coffee table book for any Bond fan.

    Is there much text or background information on the film in the book or is it mainly photographs?

    I'd say 50/50. The narrative of the book is structured in chronological order with many first hand quotes from Fukunaga and Sandgren (among others) that shape the behind the scenes story. There's much to unpack from the photos as well (for example, we can see the entirety of Bond's drawer in Jamaica).
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Bond's got a banana bunch key ring in his drawer.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    talos7 wrote: »
    In a word, absolutely!
    I just received mine and it a beautiful book with loads of behind the scenes photos. It’s a perfect coffee table book for any Bond fan.

    Agreed. Fantastic book that I have yet to dive into as it deserves.
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    Thanks all for the feedback! I have the James Bond Archives coffee table book that covers up to SPECTRE so the completist in me is hankering for this one lol
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited October 24 Posts: 5,014
    Bondfox wrote: »
    Thanks all for the feedback! I have the James Bond Archives coffee table book that covers up to SPECTRE so the completist in me is hankering for this one lol

    I hear you! I have the Archives book for up to Skyfall, but I have the Bond On Set books for CR (just found used on Craigslist, very lucky!), SF, SP (Blood, Sweat, and Bond), and now for NTTD (Making Of). Once I get the QoS book, the completionist in me will be satisfied I think, even without the most up to date Archives.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Is there also going to be a (I will probably get his name wrong) Greg Williams behind the scenes coffee table sized book?
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    Is there also going to be a (I will probably get his name wrong) Greg Williams behind the scenes coffee table sized book?

    Personally I doubt it. The “Bond On Set” books usually come out around the release date of their respective films.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    The book looks great - but, damn, that corduroy, dude... :-O
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Ryan wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    In a word, absolutely!
    I just received mine and it a beautiful book with loads of behind the scenes photos. It’s a perfect coffee table book for any Bond fan.

    Is there much text or background information on the film in the book or is it mainly photographs?

    I'd say 50/50. The narrative of the book is structured in chronological order with many first hand quotes from Fukunaga and Sandgren (among others) that shape the behind the scenes story. There's much to unpack from the photos as well (for example, we can see the entirety of Bond's drawer in Jamaica).

    Thanks, @talos7. That sounds good then. Anything that adds to the further enjoyment of the film is to be welcomed. I might be able to pick up a copy of this book on eBay as I gather they're sold out other places due to the high demand the release of a new Bond film inevitably brings.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    Personally, I'm looking forward to No Time to Die: The Making of the Book of the Making of the Film. It's going to be a great film for sure.

    Ryan wrote: »
    for example, we can see the entirety of Bond's drawer in Jamaica
    That's great; the contents of the drawer are one of the most interesting details of the film.
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    So I went ahead and bought it, thanks to those who shared their thoughts! It's definitely a fun book for those who enjoyed the film like myself. It also does provide greater context into how DC and the rest thought of NTTD's ending within the arc that they "saw emerge". More background into Safin too. And as others have said, the photos are stunning.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Does the book elaborates more on all the nanobots/poison stuff? How they are made and how the poison that Safin's minions harvest in its base works?
  • StarkStark France
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    Is it true that the book mentions Christopher Nolan several times ?
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    matt_u wrote: »
    Does the book elaborates more on all the nanobots/poison stuff? How they are made and how the poison that Safin's minions harvest in its base works?

    Yes! There's some pseudo-science about how modern theoretical science into nanobots states that it would require cultivation to produce them and that acid would be somehow involved in their production. There's also one or two other narrative leaps about the nanobots carrying poison...I think...
    Stark wrote: »
    Is it true that the book mentions Christopher Nolan several times ?

    Yeah, mainly as an inspiration for how Nolan used IMAX.

  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Thanks, good to know.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    One of the many items in that photo of Bond's drawer:

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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited October 31 Posts: 14,958
    QBranch wrote: »
    One of the many items in that photo of Bond's drawer:

    51643784474_41f841d5f2_o.png

    An in-drawer-joke?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    An in-drawer-joke?
    I thought it had appeal.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    An in-drawer-joke?
    I thought it had appeal.

    The appellate committee appreciates it.
  • Posts: 18
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    An in-drawer-joke?
    I thought it had appeal.

    The appellate committee appreciates it.

    Though if it was a donut, that would have been an even more epic crossover than the Cuba scenes! :))
  • Posts: 516
    Question: does the book talk about why they decided to go with the ending they chose?
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Nope. The JB Archives does.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Bond's got a banana bunch key ring in his drawer.

    Ah is that drawer photo from this? That guy on the other forum posted it as if it was secret insider knowledge.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    Question: does the book talk about why they decided to go with the ending they chose?

    Yeah, I wanna know why they didn't end the film with the gunbarrel, like in the good old days!
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    mtm wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Bond's got a banana bunch key ring in his drawer.

    Ah is that drawer photo from this? That guy on the other forum posted it as if it was secret insider knowledge.

    There's a drawer photo in the making of book but it's really small and you can't make out many details... And you know I crave those!

    It does look like Bond had fake Argentinian and American (possibly? It's hard to tell) passports though... Along with a newspaper clipping about Blofeld's imprisonment.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 11,754
    mtm wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Bond's got a banana bunch key ring in his drawer.
    Ah is that drawer photo from this? That guy on the other forum posted it as if it was secret insider knowledge.
    I reckon it is, that was my impression, anyway.
    00Heaven wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Bond's got a banana bunch key ring in his drawer.

    Ah is that drawer photo from this? That guy on the other forum posted it as if it was secret insider knowledge.
    There's a drawer photo in the making of book but it's really small and you can't make out many details... And you know I crave those!

    It does look like Bond had fake Argentinian and American (possibly? It's hard to tell) passports though... Along with a newspaper clipping about Blofeld's imprisonment.
    Correct on the passports. There's also a photo of Dr. Vogel underneath!
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    There's also a Nokia 105 in black
  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    I'm looking forward to getting a good look at that drawer when the film gets a home release. Especially the newspaper article on Blofeld. Hopefully it doesn't say pure nonsense because they weren't counting on anyone reading it, haha! I'm reminded of the book about Van Damme's character in the film The Quest. Starts alright but devolves into madness by the third paragraph:

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