Daniel Craig contributed the foreword to this deluxe book that – in words and stunning photos – tells the history of 007’s Aston Martin DB5.
James Bond first took the wheel of the DB5 in Goldfinger (1963), redefining the action movie forever, and setting a standard for everything that followed. Over the ensuing decades, the Bond-Aston Martin association has only grown stronger. They’re the perfect match: understated, stylish, powerful, and not to be underestimated. This book spans that… bond, starting in 1963, when the DB5 was brand-new, to the upcoming 25th Bond film, No Time to Die, with the DB5 again taking center stage. EON and Aston Martin provided author Simon Hugo unprecedented access to their official archives, enabling Hugo to present the DB5’s inside story and complement it with original production artwork, film storyboards, and exclusive photography.
This deluxe coffee-table book measures 11”x12 ½” and is packed with full-page, high-quality photographs, including multiple shots illustrating the DB5’s appearance in No Time to Die, making it the ideal gift for James Bond fans.
About the Author
Simon Hugo is a freelance writer and editor specializing in pop culture and top brands, in particular film and television on which he has written widely. Simon is also the author of several books about LEGO.
Will Lawrence is a freelance writer and a contributing editor on the film magazine Empire. He has written for many international newspapers, websites and magazines. He writes extensively on the Bond series, has worked closely with Eon Productions on all the Daniel Craig films, and authored the book Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre.
From the back cover:
When 007 first took control of the DB5 in Goldfinger it redefined the action movie forever, setting a standard for everything that came afterwards.
Over the decades that have followed, Bond's association with Aston Martin has only grown stronger. Bond and the DB5 are the perfect match: understated, stylish, and powerful. This book is the official story of their relationship, from it beginning in 1963, when the DB5 was brand new, to the 25th Bond film No Time to Die, in which the DB5 once again takes center stage.
This book draws on EON's and Aston Martin's official archives to present the inside story of the DB5, and includes original production artwork, film storyboards, and exclusive photography.