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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; Slp edition (Aug. 28 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756698375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756698379
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 4.3 x 35.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By gewd67 on Nov. 25 2012
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This is perfect for anybody that loves the James Bond franchise. I think my oldest son will love getting this.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The Best James Bond Poster Book By Far Sept. 4 2012
By Doug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is by far the best Bond poster art book yet. It's 320 pages and comes in a slipcase. The inner sleeve even has a pocket that holds two mini card stock posters. One is the Italian one-sheet for "Dr No" and the other is the US one-sheet for "Octopussy." I'm not sure f they are the same for each copy. Each movie has it's own chapter and includes teaser, general release and unused poster art from US, UK, French, Italian, Japanese and other countries. Even lobby card art. It also has chapters for the 1967 "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" poster art as well as an artist index. My understanding is that the version of this book that comes with the Bond 50 BD set is an abridged version. The book is worth adding to any James Bond fan's collection...
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Stunning Book Sept. 15 2012
By Gary P. Cohen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have been a James Bond fan since seeing "Dr. No," at age 13, at my local theater with my father. I have numerous books on Bond and the Bond films and several books on the James Bond movie posters. However, they do not come close to this book. This heavyweight hard-cover book comes in a nice hard-cover sleeve with Connery as Bond on the front cover and Roger Moore in "Octopussy" on the back. As stated this book is big and heavy. (I would not hit anyone on the head with this book as you will surely knock them out or worse.)
The book starts with "Dr. No" and concludes with the upcoming "Skyfall." On top of the official Bond films, the 1967 mess "Casino Royale" and the unnecessary Sean Connery remake of "Thunderball," "Never Say Never Again" are also included. One of the many things I love about this book are the inclusions of lobby card sets and Italian "Photobustas." Also there are translations of what is written on the non-English Bond posters, a great idea.
The one thing I really came to realize was how much nicer the painted posters from the Connery/Moore days were compared to what we are seeing today which are basically all photographs. I own several of the Bond posters and never tire of looking at the wonderful artwork on films like "You Only Live Twice" and "Live and Let Die." And while I am greatly looking forward to "Skyfall," the Bond films of the Connery/Moore years were major events to be excited about. Their posters reflected this. I'm not quite sure that it is the same thing today.
In conclusion, if your're any sort of a Bond fan at all, you must get this book.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Missing Some Iconic Posters Sept. 4 2012
By Fuwa - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a goood overview of Bond posters but it is missing some key posters. The most egregious omission is the From Russia With Love door posters (James Bond Is Back!). I remember seeing this artwork on the FRWL record LP and this is what I associate most with that movie. This was the artwork that piqued my interest in the Bond films as they were becoming popular.

The festival posters are also absent: "Spend A Night With James Bond" (DN,FRWL,GF), "Can One Motion Picture Contain All this Excitement.? No..... It takes two ..... The Two Biggest Bonds of all (TB,YOLT) etc. etc.

A good book for the casual Bond fan but the serious fan wlll also want to get the James Bond Movie Posters The Official 007 Collection from 2002.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great book, but... Sept. 6 2012
By Fritz Nilsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great looking book, but I find the numerous speculations about a poster's origin to be amateurish. Several posters are accompanied by the caption "Artwork maybe by *insert artist here*" If the artist is unknown, just state that and move on. In the case of the standard U.S. one sheet for Never Say Never Again, it is attributed to "maybe Renato Casaro", when a simple Google search would tell you it was Rudy Obrero who did the poster. I expect to see this rectified in future printings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Sept. 6 2013
By jglsaasgljmlnsl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've seen this at bookstores for $50. You saved me a lot with this one. My dad and I are huge Bond fans and we both love vintage movie posters. For any weirdo like us, this is a must have.