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The Eight Strangest James Bond Posters
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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...

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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”.

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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


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