In 3 days the new big-ass James Bond movie, SKYFALL, opens so this week Film Babble Blog is all about 007 leading up to my review on Friday.
For today's post, let's take a look at what I think are the best and worst Bond movie posters. This one for LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), is my favorite:
I always loved the ones that had Bond stoically standing with his gun (a far bigger one than his usual Walther PPK) held close to his face, as he's surrounded by a bunch of crazy sexy cool action. It was painted by artist Robert McGinnis, who did the poster art for many Bond movies.
Sadly, movie posters became more and more dominated by promotional photographs rather than painted images in the '80s and '90s. This Bond poster, poorly composed of photos, is my vote for the worst:
LICENSE TO KILL (1989)
Ugh, just wretched, huh? At least it matches the quality of the film, one of the worst of the series. Even back in the '80s this looked tacky and crappy. I've seen romance novels with more tastedul graphics.
Lastly, here's one of the best Bond mashups: Sky Movies' advert for their HD Bond series, which features all the Bonds in a big action chase scene. Very well done.