The guns, the girls, the gadgets, all the key ingredients of Bond --"James" Bond -- are captured in this one-of-a-kind collection of movie posters. Gathered from the archives of Eon Productions and published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Bond movies and the release of the newest James Bond movie, "James Bond Movie Posters" depicts in ...Read MoreThe guns, the girls, the gadgets, all the key ingredients of Bond --"James" Bond -- are captured in this one-of-a-kind collection of movie posters. Gathered from the archives of Eon Productions and published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Bond movies and the release of the newest James Bond movie, "James Bond Movie Posters" depicts in hot type and bold color four decades of our favorite spy in action. Film-goers first encountered the trademark gun barrel logo on the poster for "Dr. No," produced in 1962 to promote the first official Bond movie. Then followed the famous image of Bond with a gun across his chest on the poster for "From Russia with Love," "Goldfinger"'s startling golden girl, and the inimitable Pussy Galore. These images have become some of the most memorable visual teasers in cinematic history and are now one of the hottest items of memorabilia among both Bond aficionados and movie collectors. This collection features over 200 original posters, including posters that were never released, limited edition festival posters, and rare advance posters. They are all meticulously reproduced in this oversized, full-color paperback. "James Bond is back in action! Everything he touches turns to excitement!" This updated edition includes: - Poster artwork from the latest James Bond movie, "Die Another Day" - Extended introduction on the evolving imagery and influence of James Bond postersRead Less
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I particularly enjoy the 60's posters, from numerous countries (with intriguing differences). Being a Sean Connery purist, it was fun to see all the other Bonds whose films I'd skipped (Octopussy's posters are very stylish, quintessential Bond, though in some of them Moore was drawn as about 8 feet tall).
And since these posters are an art form of their own, it's good to see them all together.
The accompanying text (not extensive, this is really a picture book), about the movies as well as the posters, is somewhat interesting, though I was very surprised to learn that the Spy Who Loved Me poster, "cast in an Art-Nouveau style, was one of the first to depict 007 in a futuristic setting." The Art Nouveau reference is a stretch.
This book may be a must for Bond fans, but if your interest is Art Nouveau, you should pass.
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