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Friday, September 26, 2008

Quantum of Solace Poster Revealed

Well, it's not as exciting as the classic Robert McGinnis and Frank McCarthy James Bond posters of the Sixties and Seventies, or even Dan Gouzee's poster art for the Bond films Moonraker and Octopussy, but it's an improvement over most of the cut & paste/Photoshop jobs of the Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan eras. If you have to have a photographic poster instead of a painting, this is a decent approach. It at least sets a bit of a mood.

To see some truly awesome Bond film art from around the world, I highly recommend James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection, by Tony Nourmand. It's one of my favorite art books ever.

In related news, as everyone probably knows by now, the Jack White and Alicia Keys theme song for Quantum of Solace, "Another Way To Die," is now available to listen to online. Personally, I think it's just awful. Of course, it's meant to accompany the opening titles, so maybe with the graphics it will be more palatable. And a lot of people who are more knowledgeable about music than me seem to think it's pretty good, so what do I know?

Here's a link.


Charles Gramlich said...

I like it. It's got a feeling of isolation about it.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

As a massive Bond fan I am worried that this film will stink - I felt they went too far away from Bond and into mindless action territory with Casino Royale and I can't see this one reversing that trend.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen the film yet but lots of people are is more Jason Bourne than James Bond