Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Pop Art: 1980s Storybook Edition


  1. As a child of the 80s, I thank you for these. Amazing what's buried in the memory. Didn't have the TRON, Dune, or Bond ones.

  2. Hi Phil,

    My pleasure. It is amazing to think back about your childhood and the things that informed it, and yet...are no more. I'm proud of having this Bond one...such a crazy movie to have a storybook.

  3. I was going to write the same thing - thanks for the flashback. I had a couple others you don't have here "Dragonslayer", "The Secret of NIMH", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Clash of the Titans". The "Titans" one was especially bizarre because it didn't feature any actual stills from the movie. It had these gorgeous full color illustrations instead based off the images from the film. They kept the look of Harryhausen's creatures perfectly and followed the story from the film. It was the same size and had the same type of cover as most of my other storybooks, so I think it still counts. I'm guessing the reason for the illustrations was because stills from the movie might show more of the effects lines than they should have.


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