James Bond poster for Thunderball expected to fetch $10k at auction


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/james-bond-poster-for-thunderb.html


#2

The other artist is Frank McCarthy.


#3

just as Shatner and Jeffrey Hunter will always be the only captains of any starship in the entire Star Trek franchise


#4

What’s wrong with the other captains, Mark?

TOS is the only series that explicitly, literally spelled out that only dudes could be Starfleet captains. The Romulans had female captains, but the Romulans were the bad guys.

I admire Star Trek Continues for trying to right that wrong within the timeline, even if Vic Vignogna is a right-wing douchebag.


#5

Thunderball was released in December, 1965.


#6

is it down to claudine auger and luciana paluzzi for their voluptuous roles made the movie


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For my tenth Christmas (back in 1965) I received an enormous jigsaw puzzle featuring the underwater battle artwork seen in the lower left quadrant of that poster image. (There’s a lot more to that original image than what they’re showing us.)

I remember being dazzled that the near-abstract patterns of paint applied by hand could provide a convincing simulation of “reality.” For a ten-year-old, it made me think the deep thoughts.


#9

I want the poster for this one:


#10

Nick Cohen was gouing on about ‘Post-Communist tyrranophiles’ in his column today… :roll_eyes:


#11

I was rather partial to Ursula Andress in the role.


#12

Just to clarify: Barry Nelson, Bob Holness, Roger Moore, David Niven1), George Lazenby, Christopher Cazenove, Timothy Dalton, Michael Jayston, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig and Toby Stephens played James Bond.

Sean Connery is James Bond.

1) Yes, the 1967 Casino Royale counts.2) Period. And given that at some point in the movie every operative of British Intelligence is renamed “James Bond 007” in order to confuse the enemy, the list is technically much, much longer.

2) Yes, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever at all, and the last 15 minutes or so are an unmitigated desaster. But the cast is great, the music is fantastic, and it has a couple of moments that are pure cinematic magic.


#13

If we’re going to count radio adaptations, we have to throw in the 2 or 3 people who voiced Bond in the video games. And how about the stunt doubles, don’t they count too?

Sean Connery is James Bond.

Being someone of a certain age, for me Sean Connery is Michael McBride.


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Well, I guess it would only be fair to include stuntman Bob Simmons.
He starred in the first version of the trademark gun barrel opening sequence.


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