Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Living Daylights Advance Artwork

Advance poster artwork for "The Living Daylights" used in several countries. Note the different dress transparencies...
This artwork marks the transition from painted artwork to photo based movie advertising quite nicely.

Does anyone know the artist of this artwork?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just know that at least here in Germany it was one of the two main Posters (the only advance poster was the one with Dalton´s photographed face on it).

Peter Lorenz said...

True- some countries used it as an advance and other as the style B-type poster

teeritz said...

I think Keith Hamshere took the photo. I could be wrong, but he was the one who took the pictures for the "The Most Dangerous Bond. Ever." teaser advertising campaign.
I have this poster and I think Hamshere's name appears in a corner somewhere.

Anonymous said...

This version works better in the quad size, which isn't saying much. The style B painted version blows this one away in all formats.

Dan Gale said...

It should be noted that Dalton's hair is parted on the left here so it is likely that this head didn't originally go with this body (he's right handed, it's unlikely that the entire figure is simply reversed). It could have been mocked up after the announcement of the film and Dalton's casting using a stand in, a regular occurrence nowadays on some film posters which are made without the stars' input and/or designed around existing publicity stills.
There's also little to prove this is Maryan d'Abo, either.
A more intriguing theory is that this could be Pierce Brosnan's body and Dalton's head replaced Brosnan's when the part was recast. Brosnan has said himself that he took some photos and a screen test before he left the film and publicity shots with him, Cubby and John Glen exist.
It could all be rubbish but thoughts like this go through your head when you have this poster on your wall as a teenager!

Simon said...

A wonderful comparison study. Who'd have thought the Italians would have been the most prudish in terms of the least amount of transparency

And I had never noticed the hair parting before either. (I am normally quite up on the flipping of photographs - I thought!)