Sunday, 29 May 2011
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
I've always wondered where the artwork for the French Thunderball double poster came from as it's quite different from the artwork used in all the other posters.
It appears to be based on an artwork created by Frank McCarthy without Connery / diver fighting. That artwork was rarely used. The only instance I can think of is the artwork used in the Milton Bradley game from 1965.
Closer investigation of the poster version reveals that it's based on this artwork but was cut-up, re-painted and Connery / diver were added on top, see details below.I don't even want to think about if the original artwork was cut up...
Sunday, 15 May 2011
I've recently received a nice print of Robert McGinnis artwork for "You Only Live Twice" used for the international campaign of the film.The international version (top) was toned down compared to the original (bottom), both in terms of the bikini sizes of the women and the addition of Connery's swimming trunks. Not to mention her hand...
Saturday, 14 May 2011
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Sunday, 8 May 2011
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In 1983 Octopussy and Never Say Never Again competed for the attention of the audience. Several magazines called it the "Battle of Bonds". Cover illustrations from German movie magazine "Cinema" (top) and London magazine "Time Out" (bottom).