True Fans Know that some of the Best Things about New Bond Films are the Movie Posters
James Bond film posters are a lot of fun, especially the ones from the '60s and '70s. Typically, nowadays, the posters will feature s photograph of whoever is playing James Bond in some artistic pose, which is all well and good. Back then, though, they really sold the film with a montage of pretty girls and stunts.
Some of the films, especially the early ones, have multiple posters with vastly different looks. I have included a few here and there from other countries to give a flavor of the worldwide phenomenon that is James Bond 007.
"Dr. No" was the first James Bond film, and nobody was really sure how to market the spy film. Rather than emphasize action, the producers decided to play up the, shall we say, romantic aspects of the character. They portray James Bond with what looks amazingly like his own personal harem. There is a gun in the major versions of the ad, but it used in a very obviously phallic way.
Different countries have different styles, as shown by the posters, but they all add up to Bond James Bond. Some of the later posters made for overseas markets did finally begin to play up the rough-and-tumble aspect of the James Bond character.