Beautiful New Posters for the Universal Monsters

Tastefully Gothic

Seven of the “Universal Monsters” (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon) are celebrated in these exquisitely soulful and gothic posters by artist Nicolas Delort. You can buy the collection here.

Dracula PosterDracula (1931)

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I Agree That Craig’s Bond Has Been a Masterstroke

The Worlds of Tarien Cole

of nostalgia and ‘older heads’ dealing with modern problems that the modern Establishment doesn’t have the stomach to solve anymore. It’s the triumph of 007’s reinvention. One I was personally dubious about when I first heard Craig was cast to the role.

And I have to admit these Bond writers are smarter, and slicker than any since the original team with Sean Connery. Not that they’ve been flawless. I thought the ending of Skyfall a bit too contrived. And of course, Quantum of Solace was a placeholder that is almost as forgettable as most of the Brosnan and Moore eras.

There is one thing I disagree with from the article: That is, that Craig’s Bond would’ve voted for Cameron. Cameron is entirely too hipster-friendly for this James Bond. This Bond’s skepticism of Establishment and cynicism toward the government that employs him, would make him an unabashed supporter of UKIP. And…

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