I recently had to a trip to Birmingham shopping center and decided to go into Waterstones. Upon my entering I made my way to the general fiction section, and on the way came across a whole section of shelves dedicated to the Ian Fleming novels. But the thing that struck me the most about these was the fact that they had some new book designs which I thought were fantastic. The go with the style of Bond superbly and apparently were hugely inspired by Saul Bass, which is fairly evident.
The image is the book which I purchased. ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. I’ve previously read Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Moonraker. I’m quite addicted now. I’ve also got onto watching the Bond films again in order. A film a week. Watched ‘From Russia With Love’ last night. It was just as good as I remembered. Next week, ‘Goldfinger’.
I’m now inspired to do my own book cover design on the books, or maybe for a change, the films.
ketchupbeard asked: The villain in Skyfall was obviously inspired by the Joker, the silhouette during the fire at Skyfall manor (see what i did there?), was a massive visual cue from the Dark Knight and the inclusion of the villain having an oral injury was an excessive nod but a pretty cool one. Either way I actually enjoyed it and thought the villain was played spectacularly, even if it was a bit of a cliche written character.
I know what you mean. Made me think it’s what Jaws would look like without the metal teeth. I also loved how Silva made comments that made the relationship between Bond, him and M seem like 2 brothers and the Mother. ‘Ah Mothers waiting. Don’t worry, I’ll give her a kiss goodbye for you’. You can tell Bardem he had a lot of say with the character. It was his idea to dye his hair blonde apparently during shooting I believe.