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In keeping with my recent retrospective on the James Bond films, I found this site — linked by the picture above — that is devoted to all manner of 007-related artwork, from the original covers of Ian Fleming’s novels to the poster campaigns for each film and an analysis of the main title sequences of each film. It’s a great site. I always wondered if the incredibly long legs on the poster for Octopussy were intentional; now I know. (They are, and the reason is one I wouldn’t have suspected. It has to do with forced perspective when viewed from below.)

(By the way, playing Bond in the image above is an actor named Bob Simmons. His version of the “gunbarrel sequence” was used on the first three Bond films; a version wasn’t filmed with Sean Connery until Thunderball.)

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