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Here Comes the Biggest Bond of All!,
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This review is from: James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters (Hardcover)
Well, it may or may not the biggest James Bond book ever, but the size is appropriately larger than life. Seriously, with the advent of the digital age, personally I find great pleasure in the high production values of DK books...large in size, high quality reproductions, with excellent paper quality.
If you find the idea of a collection of James Bond movie posters appealing, it would be hard to be disappointed by this publication. The reproductions are large, clear, and in color. There is quantity as well as quantity with a generous selection of official posters, lobby cards and concept art included. The movies fortunately include some of the non-EON blessed productions -- the Peter Sellers "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again".
I am enough of a Bond fan to have picked up the Chronicle Books predecessor "James Bond Movie Posters". That was a very well done colelction as well-- and many great posters in the current DK volume are featured in that earlier book -- the official British and US releases as well as the always-fascinating Japanese marketing campaigns.
Still, this new volume is better: it includes more art, and some insightful comments. Much of it is really fascinating stuff. The posters track an evolving advertising style that began with pulp-art inspired approaches of the sixties to modern photo manipulation techniques. Licence to Kill had some top-notch Bob Peak concept art that went unseen--and there's probably never been another marketing approach like the Thunderball concept art featuring a depiction of Connery au naturale.
This production is a class act.