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Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre

This October sees the release of Spectre, one of the most highly anticipated movie events of 2015. Immerse yourself in the excitement of being on a 007 film location with Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre, an exclusive look at the making of the 24th Bond movie.

3224d24e204f4ab08348e41411da07ecCurated by renowned photographer Rankin, Blood, Sweat and Bond is the first published book to showcase the actors, locations, spectacular stunts, film sets and the special effects of Spectre.
In this unique project Rankin brings together a stunning collection of exclusive behind the scenes photographs, candid shots of the actors on set and rare off-camera moments, with imagery by Bond unit-photographers Jonathan Olley and Jasin Boland and special contributions from guest photographers Graciela Iturbide, Brigitte Lacombe, Anderson & Low and Mary McCartney. Featuring specially commissioned portraits as shot by Rankin of the cast and crew, whose tireless work has been instrumental in Spectre’s creation, this incredible collection of photographic perspectives, curated by Rankin in distinctive style, captures the magic of the making of Bond.

Rankin has worked in full collaboration with EON Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise, to explore the exhilaration, expertise and incredible efforts that go in to crafting the extraordinary world of James Bond.

With a wealth of stunning photography and exclusive quotes from the actors and crew, including Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig, Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre gives Bond fans a truly unique insight into the making of the latest film in the Bond franchise.

Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre, curated by Rankin, is published on 27th October 2015 by DK, £25.00. ISBN: 9780241207147


rankin_photoRankin is a British photographer, publisher, film director and humanitarian. With a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, he has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Tony Blair, and The Queen to name only a few. Having co-founded the magazine Dazed & Confused, he has remained a prevalent force in publishing and has over 42 photography books to his name. He continues to direct commercials and music videos for some of the biggest artists and brands, as well as directing and producing numerous documentaries and dramas.


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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL. The 24th film, SPECTRE, is currently in post-production.


DK is the bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content. DK also publishes the Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames, Alpha Books, and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Random House.

Benjamin Lind

Author: Benjamin Lind

Benjamin Lind became a James Bond fan at the age of 15 and has since closely followed the production of every film since 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. Apart from writing about Bond, he is a founding member of the James Bond Club Germany and holds a position as advisor in its executive committee. In 2016, Lind released a charity documentary film entitled 'A Bond For Life - How James Bond changed my Life' in support of UNICEF.

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