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In Topic: Vic Fair - RIP

06 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

But as all billboards become screens, and as all still images become moving images, then, in time, I figure there will be nothing more than 'a logo against moving images on screens'.


Admittedly, I am not thinking next week, but maybe in 10 years' time.


The one slight anomaly to this is that, even though they still print god-awful US 1 sheet posters for SPECTRE et al, the number of dated variations, with and without the IMAX listing, is actually going UP.


Moonraker had five distinct poster designs for the US campaign - not counting the 1-Stops.  SPECTRE had three designs, but about four to six variations of each.  Same with Skyfall.  I still don't have my head around that thinking yet.

In Topic: Vic Fair - RIP

05 March 2017 - 07:47 PM

Push to shove, there is little need for a poster anymore.  Names, people and youtube does it all..


The poster will go the same way as the many poster formats and lobby cards or FOH cards.


But while they still do pop together something in the printed form, and in respect of SPECTRE, I was amazed they never printed a poster of the broken glass image that was used for the press conference.  The only thing I have of that in printed form is a Bollinger Point of Sale board.

In Topic: Vic Fair - RIP

04 March 2017 - 12:21 AM

For my insignificant part, I don't harken back to the era of drawn art.  The days when posters had to shoulder the lion's share of the marketing of a movie are long gone now that Youtube and the rest has been introduced.


I don't need or want drawn art.  However, I do think if photography is the way forward, then 'photographic art' should be to the fore.  I doubt there will be anyone who says art cannot be photographic.  Or photography cannot be artistic.


But currently, the photography of the Bond posters is barely documentary in style and inspiration.  It is woeful.  And to my mind, even more so bearing in mind MGW is a renowned collector and appreciator of photography.  Why on earth he doesn't stand up and say, 'This is deficient in inspiration, Do better', is beyond me.


But am equally sure, they all know what they're doing....

In Topic: Vic Fair - RIP

03 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Or indeed any kind of artistry if the Bond posters are anything to go by...

In Topic: MGM: 007 films to come out on a 3-4 year cycle

27 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

Feel very sorry for Eon really.  Must be gut wrenching to have this hanging over them, especially since now, all other loose ends have been tidied up with regard to NSNA, SPECTRE, Blofeld, Casino Royale et al.