Rewatching all of the Bond films in the run up to the release of NO TIME TO DIE has been fascinating, and since the film has been delayed, I've been looking at Bond Movie Artwork. My reviews for the Daniel Craig Bonds are linked in the headings below. As you will probably be aware, modern … Continue reading James Bond movie posters – The Craig Years
Unfavourably received, unfairly remembered, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen deserves better. CRAZY ADVENTURE Following successes like Blade and X-Men and the improvements in CGI special effects, this crazy comic book adventure tried to inject some wild verve and stylish visuals to bring a beloved comic book to life. By the time of its release, on set tensions had poisoned relations between … Continue reading Bring Back the League (of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
The Bond film reached the fullest extent of its 70s excess with Moonraker,
the epitome of “Bond Bloat”. Fans were upset that it went too far with
the silly humour and story that ripped off earlier Bonds. The producers
also realised that when you’ve went to space you can’t go any bigger.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is tougher, more “real world” and
includes actual espionage. Like Bond used to be.
The plot is lean and efficient: a missile guidance device (ATAC) has been lost at sea. Russia and the UK would like it, so Bond is sent to track down the killers of marine archaeologists who were searching for it. Along the way he bumps into a Bond “girl” who is more independent and driven than the female characters have been in a long time. He also meets two charismatic individuals, one an enemy, and one who rivals From…
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Before the release of Bond25 NO TIME TO DIE, I continue my brief analysis of the Bond Movie posters. My reviews for the Roger Moore Bonds are elsewhere on this blog (links in the headings below). Some of the information here is linked to a fantastic web site: https://www.filmonpaper.com/ LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) Designer: … Continue reading James Bond movie posters – The Moore Years
The new NETFLIX series RATCHED debuts in September. Starring Sarah Paulson and created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), the series explores the character of Nurse Mildred Ratched from ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Louise Fletcher won an Oscar for her performance as Ratched in Milos Forman's movie from 1975, and from the look … Continue reading RATCHED posters
While we wait for the release of Bond#25: NO TIME TO DIE in November this year, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most recognisable and iconic imagery from the Bond Movie Posters. Most films have multiple poster designs, so I've tried to focus on some of the most recognisable. DOCTOR NO … Continue reading James Bond Movie Posters – The Connery and Lazenby Years
During lockdown, many of us are visiting classic movies for the first time. In this article I look at the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most celebrated and innovative film directors of all time and a filmmaker I’ve admired for many years. Born in London in 1899, Hitchcock started work as a title … Continue reading The Master of Suspense