The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer

Along with Zombie films as we now know them, cannibalism films were the other great outrage of the video nasties panic in the 80's. Films I heard talked about more than I ever actually saw. Just like the people who were outraged by them.

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

 Gulliver's Travels  Jonathan Swift
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Written in the late summer and early autumn of 1819

is already in the section, Legend is from Tyburn not Hammer, so this seems the right place for it. Hammer's foray was (), much better, and I finally have the quad!

David Copperfield Charles Dickens

As you will have noticed, I am too cheap to get heavily in to the James Bond poster collecting lark, though I have been catching up when I can. I have consoled myself by picking up the many superspy rivals and wannabe's whenever possible. George Lazenby was a perfectly adequate Bond in my opinion, and was one of my favorites. Meanwhile, I love the over the top action in this poster.

Lamia is possible example of Negative Capability- transforming into mortal woman.
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Gina Lollobrigida * Cosetta Greco * Renato Baldini * Paul Muller

Tolstoy's masterpiece is so enormous even the author said it couldn't be described as a novel. But the characters of Andrei, Pierre and Natasha – and the tragic and unexpected way their lives intersect – grip you for all 1,400 pages.

Joseph Cotten * Jean Peters * Gary Merrill * Catherine McLeod

Colour - blood, colours, scarlet, yellow, silver. sapphires, green, amethyst, golden
Moon - crescents, stars, moon, eclipsed
Heat - Hot, flashed phosphor, sharp sparks, inflamed, scarlet, lava
Madness - mouth foamed, eyes in torture fixed, writhed, convulsed
Sexual - ravishes, undressed, writhed, hot, body's grace
Unpretty, Imperfect - Spoilt, made gloom, ugliness
Vanishing - vanished, melted, disappeared, disolved, heard no more

ACYROLOGIA: Also called acyrology, see discussion under .

David's journey to adulthood is filled with difficult choices – and a huge cast of characters, from the treacherous Steerforth to the comical Mr Micawber.

Songs of Innocence and Experience William Blake

Another one my dad took me to see so nostalgia is high. The whole drugs thing in the plot went right over my head, ah innocence. The Amsterdam nightclubs made an impression though, I had my bachelor party there 23 years later.

Yvonne De Carlo * Tony Martin * Peter Lorre * Märta Torén

Oldest proper Quad Bond poster I have yet been able to get, although to fall into my price range it had to be pretty beaten up. It's missing the bottom two inches, once again to fit into a one sheet frame I am guessing. That removed the United Artists and Technicolor credits and overall there is some discoloration. Still, very happy to have it. There are at least two other quad versions, another McGinnis/McCarthy one featuring the Volcano Lair and a more Robert McGinnis one featuring girls in a bath tub.

For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway

Cruelty, hypocrisy, dashed hopes: Jane Eyre faces them all, yet her individuality triumphs. Her relationship with Rochester has such emotional power that it's hard to believe these characters never lived.

War and Peace