|THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT: with just a week to go for the film to be released in the US (the UK release all ready happening as this is being written) we have seen three trailers and none of them have given us a glimpse of Bond dressed in this outfit,.... why not? Well, as I speculated in this this important post, comparing Bond's look to that of Steve McQueen in Bullit, this is an "image" poster: it might not have anything to do with the film, however, this being the first image we have seen of Bond for Spectre, it demonstrates that he's up and ready for a fight: the hand-print signature gun is all ready in his hand and he's ready to kill someone, his stance to brace himself and arms ready to take aim. This, then, is a poster of action, even though it appears that Bond isn't doing anything: it's like the moment before David, the young shepherd, prepares to throw his rock at the giant, Goliath. Even though it appears right now that Bond never actually looks like this in the film, it's an important poster in that it delivers to us the 'mood" Bond is in, the position and the mode of operation his character is psyched for, compared to, for example, the beginning of Quantum Of Solace when he wanted revenge for Vespers' death, or Skyfall when he was down and still shooting. This poster shows us a Bond in charge and ready for whatever is going to be thrown at him (for a more complete analysis of this poster and the influence of Bullit, please visit this link here.|
We have all ready discussed at length the SPECTRE bullet-hole octopus poster and, at this time, I don't have anything to add to it at this time. But, what's surprising, and I think it's going to reflect the film, is the way and time-line in which they have chosen to do things,,...
Now for the real meat.
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P.S.--Here is the Sam Mendes' featurette mentioned above. Mendes is only the second director to direct two Bond films back-to-back and, it sounds like, he might possibly be back for Bond 25. After Skyfall, Christopher Nolan had been approached about directing what is now SPECTRE, but he called Sam and convinced him to do it.