There is something very personal about this account of the behind the scenes making of The World IS Not Enough. Iain Johnstone gives a bit more than just inside information, just a bit more than exclusive interviews, just a bit more than most other accounts offer. If a BOND fan wants to know what goes on behind the camera this is the book for you. If a film buff wants to get a greater understanding of a film institutions 19th outing, and how they keep their high standards-it is a must! PLEASE PRINT ON A COATED, QUALITY STOCK next time around. The lovely Black and White shots will pop 100% better!
Iain Johnstone, a respected film critic and writer, was given unrestricted access to the production of “The World Is Not Enough” and this slim hardcover (173 pages in total, though there’s quite a bit of white space) is the end result. More indepth than some books (especially the terrible Gareth Pearce “Goldeneye” one) but nowhere near as solid as Sally Hibbin’s “Making Of Licence To Kill”) this is still relatively lightweight for a behind the scenes tome and could have been so much more. Yes, it interviews all the major players and covers all of the production process but it doesn’t go into too much detail and isn’t as thorough as I’d have liked (plus it blows 28 pages recounting the story in detail). It also suffers - strangely, for a major publisher - with more than its fair share of typos and some of them are quite odd (what does ‘bosky Buckinghamshire’ mean?). Having said that, it’s nicely illustrated, with some good colour inserts (behind the scenes shots, production art and storyboards) and Johnstone keeps your interest (and if you didn’t know he wrote “Fierce Creatures” fear not, he will keep reminding you), so it’s well worth a read if you like making-of books.