Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Feature
The Eight Strangest James Bond Posters
Weird and wonderful '00' artwork

submit to reddit

The gun barrel, the pistol held diagonally across the chest, the bevy of beauties, the montage... Bond posters have adhered to various recognisable formulae over the decades, but as DK’s lavish new book demonstrates, there are also plenty of examples that stray from the path. We thought we’d have a look at some of the more unusual bits of artistic Bondage...

WORDS OWEN WILLIAMS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  1 of 8 Next
The Eight Strangest James Bond Posters | Dr. No
Dr. No

Country: Italy
Year: 1963

With their immediate use of brazen colour (both in posters and on screen – apart from the opening gun barrel walk), the Bond films announced themselves straight away as vitally, thrillingly up-to-date and ‘60s This Italian teaser however, seems to belong to another era, with a black-and-white, homburged Bond who wouldn’t seem out of place in a noir from 20 years earlier. “Agent 007 has a licence to kill,” says the main text. The bar at the top, meanwhile, demands “Pay attention to this man,” and the other chunk informs us that Bond operates “with all weapons, in all places, at all times”.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 
1 of 8
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 jackey
<img src="http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u476/marr y38382/1.jpg"/> Wow, Awesome this is perfect sutff :) i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u476/marry38382/xray.j pg More

Posted by wilfredes on Sunday October 28, 2012, 09:52

2 More weird ones out there
What about the 'You Only Live Twice' poster where's Connery's defying gravity and walking sideways on a wall? More

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on Wednesday October 24, 2012, 20:57

3 Strange Bond
Always love seeing movie posters I haven't seen before - and if they're a little strange all the better. I would have happily sat the 50 pages of posters like this. Some chucklesome words there too Owen, esp loving the Arkwrightism. More

Posted by JediBobster on Wednesday October 24, 2012, 17:08

4 Viva Italia!
Italy seem to have endured to "best" of these prmotional campaigns, wouldn't you say? :) More

Posted by Iago 1979 on Tuesday October 23, 2012, 13:40


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

John Michael McDonagh Talks Calvary
The director on his follow-up to The Guard

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)