NEW James Bond Poster Book coming...
Posted 18 October 2001 - 05:22 PM
James Bond Movie Posters - The Official 007 Collection Features the first-ever publication of Eon Productions', the Bond producers, archive collection of 007 posters. Now the biggest collection in the world, it includes posters for every Bond movie produced, both for national and international campaigns. It includes all the major British Quad posters as well as those created for the US, Japan, Germany and Eastern Europe and other markets around the world.
You can pre-order from Amazon.co.uk (https://www.amazon.co.uk) or from SpyGuise (http://www.spyguise.com/).
Posted 13 November 2001 - 11:41 PM
Noy yet, Blue Eyes. It sometimes takes over a week for me to get packages from England. Should be any day now...
Blue Eyes (12 Nov, 2001 10:18 p.m.):
(have you got it Zencat?)
Posted 14 November 2001 - 01:36 AM
Posted 20 November 2001 - 05:38 PM
The only disappointment (and this was true of the German book as well) is how little space is devoted to the later films (except for TWINE). I can't believe they didn't include any of the unused LICENCE REVOKED material in the LTK section. This is a glaring omission! But aside from that, I would say this book is a must for Bond fans, especially if you don't have the German book.
Posted 20 November 2001 - 09:42 PM
zencat (20 Nov, 2001 05:38 p.m.):
I can't believe they didn't include any of the unused LICENCE REVOKED material in the LTK section. This is a glaring omission!
That's really disappointing. Of all the things they could have made a great section out of, it would be this one. Is there any TWINE concept posters? Seeing they don't have the luck of owning any, maybe not.
I guess I'll just have to look around for the cheapest price and pick this book up!
Posted 24 November 2001 - 03:00 AM
Neat trick since he didn't work on the series until TSWLM in 1977!
Posted 24 November 2001 - 11:01 AM
Posted 24 November 2001 - 12:10 PM
Posted 25 November 2001 - 05:11 AM
Back to the poster book. Where's the artwork by Jeff Marhsall? And why doesn't he atleast get a mention. Afterall, the work is commissioned by EON.
Posted 18 October 2001 - 10:25 PM
Posted 18 October 2001 - 10:46 PM
No, I don't know if it will or not. But I sure hope it includes concept art.
Blue Eyes (18 Oct, 2001 11:25 p.m.):
Do you know off hand Zencat if it will include any concept work?
Posted 19 October 2001 - 10:01 AM
Posted 31 October 2001 - 06:43 PM
Table of Contents
Foreward by Professor Christopher Frayling
Introduction by Tony Nourmand
From Russian With Love
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamons are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
Never Say Never Again
A View To A Kill
The Living Daylights
Licence to Kill
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Posted 31 October 2001 - 09:05 PM
Posted 01 November 2001 - 12:51 PM
Blue Eyes (31 Oct, 2001 09:05 p.m.):
Wow Zencat! I'd love to get a look at this book. I'd like to see if there's any 'never before seen' stuff. Some concept posters etc...
It would be nice for it to include some 'never-before-seen' stuff, especially to justify the price of the book!
Posted 10 November 2001 - 02:52 AM
The book landed on my doorstep this morning.
For me, a book like this which is advertised as an apotheothis to the worldwide James Bond campaigns and as a collection of conceptual designs that never made it to release stage, has to succeed on three levels. It should be very well produced, on high quality stock paper, with superbly reproduced artwork; it should have interviews with the artists to follow the methods of design and the way in which the work evolved and it should have examples of concept artwork for all the titles.
On the first count, it succeeds admirably. It is a very large format book, the dustjacket is a matt finish with a tactile feel to it, it is suitably heavy, the reproductions of the posters are top notch (save a DAF reproduction). It is without doubt a coffee table book for a flicking through type of reference.
Unfortunately the secound count is none existant. I feel able to voice disppointment here as I feel I was promised some insight but all we are given are some profiles at the back of the book. I would love to see what impacts affected the reasoning behind why some posters were discarded and why those that succeeded had of course to go through various stages of approval. Sadly this is not evident.
The third count for conceptual design is fairly well represented. However, the Art of James Bond web site has managed to secure a better collection in this area. There are some very interesting concept posters from OHMSS which I have not seen before, but nothing from Golden Gun to TND, which I find very disappointing. UK readers may have seen the Marler Haley sets in Odeon theatres if they are old enough to have seen AVTAK in the theatres. Again there wasn't a complete set of these represented in the book from the first film they were introduced in to the last (I believe AVTAK).
In summary then, the book is a very professional undertaking in reproduction and publishing, but I feel could have incorporated a more insightful and complete picture of this fascinating world of advertising. The Art of web site is certainly more complete, the German book is again probably more complete and could certainly do with a translation into English. A combination of the three would probably be the definitive work in this area.
Posted 10 November 2001 - 06:37 PM
Posted 11 November 2001 - 08:54 PM
This won't be as big a hit as the Poster Book, but I thought I'd let you know I was in WHSmith's today and saw a small James Bond book full of great quotes etc. Only a
Posted 12 November 2001 - 10:18 PM
For those of you who have got it yet (have you got it Zencat?) does it have any concept or unrelease poster work?
And is it one of those books that a fan simply must have?
If it has any unreleased poster work than I'd be very interested in getting it. But I'd like to know first. Cause I don't really want to spend $55 on the book without some inclination first.
Posted 13 November 2001 - 04:47 PM
Concept work includes the following titles, TWINE, LALD, DAF, OHMSS. And that's your lot folks.
There are mistakes too. The US quoted NSNA 1 sheet is in fact Australian and a UK advance quad (teaser) is incorrectly labled - it is in fact just the title card from the lobby set!
It is nothing more than a very well produced anthology of International Bond posters.
A work like this needs someone like Graham Rye who is a graphic designer, and the "Art of" chap. Together, they would have the resource and talent to put together a more definitive and complete work.