As a James Bond fan and a general movie lover it shouldn’t be a surprise that I also love movie posters. They go hand in hand with films and have always been a vital part of the advertising and selling of them to moviegoers.
A great movie poster can generate excitement, awe, admiration, interest and most importantly to the filmmakers – to create a desire in an audience member to plunk down some cash and go see that movie.
I wish movie posters today would be as stylish and exciting as some of the great old classic movie posters films used to have.
After being around for over fifty years the 007 films have given fans countless posters to promote the latest Bond adventure. Over the holidays I received as a gift the book James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters. Since then I had wanted to talk about some of the movie posters from the Bond series. Plus, with the release of the latest teaser poster for Spectre it seemed like an ideal time to finally do it.