Bond Film Posters

ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,743MI6 Agent
Any members got a opinion on the quality of the Front Of House posters used today.Most modern Posters used to sell the movies are mainly photographic ie. QOS Bond and Camille walking from the burning hotel.IMHO the older posters were much better,I always remember as a boy seeing the poster for LALD. Roger Moore gun across chest Tarrot cards showing the other characters,speedboat coming out of the crocodiles mouth etc.Just looking at it was exciting and I pestered my older brother to take me to see it.
All drawn by talented artists and of course they look great now mounted and hung on the wall. Can't seem to get the same emotional responce to the modern ones,The international for example is just a selection of stills from the film on a black background. Not much imagination there.I realise the golden age of the film poster has passed but it's a sad end when all a modern poster has to be is a few sill shots and the names of a couple of actors, far from the fantastic works of art they once were.:(
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  • Barry NelsonBarry Nelson ChicagoPosts: 1,508MI6 Agent
    No question about it, the old posters were far superior. When I was teeneger, my best friend worked at the local movie theater which was a cool thing, because he let me in free, I pretended to hand him a ticket and he pretended to rip it, and I got free movie posters. My favorite was the LALD poster you described. I hung it on my closet door where it remained for years. Wish I still had it.

    Like you pointed out, most posters today are stills, or composite photos from the film.
  • sirsosirso Posts: 146MI6 Agent

    I'm surprised this thread didn't have a longer life.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,767MI6 Agent

    Today’s photographic posters are a travesty compared to those painted posters of the past. Even modest features were transposed into glorious productions that made you want to see them. Who wouldn’t ant to see these films on seeing the posters?



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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    This is my attempt at a retro No Time To Die poster (I'm sure you can guess which poster it's based on!)


  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,072MI6 Agent

    Not a bad effort 👌

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,992MI6 Agent

    That's an excellent poster, Emtiem!

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    Thank you 😊

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,458Chief of Staff

    Miles ahead of what we actually got!

  • MANDY1MANDY1 TISPosts: 2,607MI6 Agent

    This IS what the actual official poster should look like, Top marks 👌

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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    you're a very good artist @emtiem I never knew!

    did you start that with an original line drawing? you certainly got the faces right

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent
    edited February 26

    Thanks Caractacus; yes I started with the pencil lines, using the photos as very close reference!

    Here's my LTK, which I based on a b/w comp by Steven Chorney the film poster artist (click for bigger)


  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    damn you're good!

    you ever done this sort of art professionally? I hope so

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    Thank you 😊 My job is in this sort of vein but not movie posters sadly!

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,767MI6 Agent

    Brilliant stuff @emtiem EON: please take note and negotiate a contract with emtien forthwith for Bond 26.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,722MI6 Agent

    The last of these kind of posters imo was for The World Is Not Enough.

    I had this one on my wall and it's my favourite Brosnan film, though GE is better to dip into.

    Modern posters tend to flag up the star players - perhaps on the insistence of their agents - movies like Lethal Weapon 2, Basic instinct and A Few Good Men set the trend for this. Likewise, Die Another Day has Brosnan and Berry in the foreground, it's all about them.

    Of course, you can't stay in the past. Current release Licorice Pizza has an old-style poster to promote itself but it doesn't jump out at you, they tend to use a picture of a scene from the film - Haim and Hoffmann running along a street - to promote it. Maybe even be useful for promoting on hand-held devices because you see it better, same as how you won't get the intricate artwork of Sgt Pepper on today's albums because you just can't see it, so instead you get the kind of thing Macca did for his album New and McCartney III, see also Bowie's The Next Day, a very disappointing piece of artwork but it shows up on the iPod.

    @emtiem 's artwork is brilliant of course it suggests No Time to Die is a fun, exciting film so not really a true depiction! Bond sat in the bullet-strewn Aston gives one a better foretaste. When I saw the other one I thought the AstroJet from Octopussy would make a return, as I'd heard the other Aston did too... When I saw the two 00s get into the plane I thought, okay, not the AstroJet then.

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
    edited February 27

    I can’t remember the last time we had a decent Bond poster campaign. I quite liked the CR ones, but then it all went downhill. The last three particularly are pretty much all the same. They just look half arsed with no thought at all, just a generic image of Bond over part of the 007 logo. White background and that’s it. The Kings Man poster campaign went the same way. You had some really nice visuals on them, and then for the cinema release, they put out an awful one…


    Teaser


    Follow up pre release



    And the last one was the cinema release poster. Who makes these decisions? And how much do they get paid for producing such lazy uninspired rubbish.

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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    ha! I just figured out your secret identity on the Rival Forum!

    anyway, I like the bubblegum cards. We havent had enough collectible bubble gum cards in recent decades.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,458Chief of Staff

    Oh, was that supposed to be a secret?

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,125MI6 Agent

    I haven't seen the film poster for NTTD. Is it the same as the DVD cover?

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,125MI6 Agent

    Ah! Thank you. It is very similar to the DVD.

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    Not really, it's the same name! 😁

    anyway, I like the bubblegum cards. We havent had enough collectible bubble gum cards in recent decades.

    Thanks! It was a bit of fun 😊

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    There were a few, and the early b/w one of Bond and Madeline through the shattered windows of the car didn't seem to get used much when the release date changed. There was also the white version with Bond with his back to camera which was okay.


    I did rather like this one:


  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    I said:

    ha! I just figured out your secret identity on the Rival Forum!

    anyway, I like the bubblegum cards. We havent had enough collectible bubble gum cards in recent decades.


    barbel said:

    Oh, was that supposed to be a secret?


    emtiiem said:

    Not really, it's the same name! 😁

    Thanks! It was a bit of fun 😊


    whoops I've just blown open a deep undercover mission years in the making!

    anyway, I only figured it out because I move my lips when I read. Others who aren't so clever wont make the connection.

    but I was hoping you'd show the bubblegum cards package here!

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,777MI6 Agent

    Oh okay, sure! I guess it's a bit off topic as it's a poster thread, but here you go:


  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    I dont think we have a collectible bubble gum cards thread, so until we do this may be the best place for it!

    if only this new movie had been released 40, 50 years ago we coulda had better posters, collectible bubble gum cars, all that great stuff essential to the fully rounded movie going experience

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,767MI6 Agent

    Start a new thread @caractacus potts on bubblegum cards and trading cards - I love them!

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
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