Synopses & Reviews
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 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
'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 posters
"Each poster includes a caption detailing its background, a film plot synopsis, and special production notes (if any). There are also additional goodies such as festival posters, a spread of special artwork appearing in Esquire in the 1960s, and profiles of each artist....Bond fans will love this book." Library Journal
"Campy, sexy and legendary in their own right, the James Bond movie posters in this whopper of a compilation feature every movie from 1962's Dr. No to 1999's The World Is Not Enough....A fun and fresh retrospective of a pop culture phenomenon and lucrative franchise, this book will undoubtedly thrill Bond aficionados, movie buffs and film poster collectors." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Tony Nourmand is the co-proprietor of the Reel Poster Gallery in London, the leading international film poster gallery, and is a top authority on the subject. In addition, he is the film poster consultant for Christie's and travels throughout the world in search of rare and desirable posters.