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Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by riverplate, Nov 3, 2011.
Daniel Craig Bounces Back in New Bond Film "Skyfall" - Reuters
Bond 23: The "Skyfall" Press Conference - Dark Horizons
I don't see why anyone would be worried about them cutting back on the action. QoS was far too crazy and rushed.
Every time someone promises it will be 'high octane' I cringe a little. A more pared-back thriller would be perfect, and certainly in keeping with the better films in the franchise.
Ben Whishaw Cast as Q - BBC
I completely agree. Quantum of Solace was one of the most disappointing movies I've seen recently-- it's certainly not the worst movie by any means, but it just utterly fails to live up to Casino Royale's intensity and emotion.
Daniel Craig Set To Become Longest Serving James Bond - People UK
I'd prefer for Daniel Craig to walk away long before he becomes the self-parody Roger Moore was in his last few outings as James Bond. I'd also be surprised if Daniel wanted to attach him to the character for quite that long. I always thought he was a 3-4 movie guy at most.
Nice, he was a character in Layercake, a flick where Craig is the main character.
Can't wait for this flick!
This bit sounds very promising!
Shame he chose to name a Guy Hamilton Bond. Everyone knows the best Bonds were all directed by Terence Young. Does anyone really hold Goldfinger in higher esteem than Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Thunderball?
I was hoping for Christoph Waltz as the villain, he'd be perfect. But it looks like there will be plenty of more chances for him.
I agree that Waltz would be a great Bond villain, but I get the sense that he's trying to avoid being typecast as the villain type.
Waltz and Noomi Rapace getting a genuine chance at a Hollywood career are two developments I'm very pleased with.
I've never really understood all the love for Goldfinger. It has some good lines but the plot is incredibly silly towards the end. Not Moore-era silly, but still pretty crap.
Agreed, sometimes I think people rate it so highly simply because it is squeezed in between the Terrence Young Bonds and the whole Jill Masterson in gold paint scene (which has become a pretty iconic image, TBF).
All right, I can't restrain myself any longer. The Goldfinger bashing has to stop!
During the 3rd Movie Draft, I selected Goldfinger. Here's a full reprint of what I had to say about it...
I respectfully disagree with this notion.
I would say Thunderball does all this at well, whilst being a better movie and featuring a more energetic Connery. I felt like Sean sleepwalked though parts of Goldfinger, but he was back on his game for Thunderball.
I don't want to hate on Goldfinger, it is in my top ten (likely just outside of my top five) but it's not the pinnacle of the Bond series, in my humble opinion.
I like Thunderball quite a bit but I believe it definately does drag in comparison to Goldfinger. Connery was great in both and didn't noticeably start to wear down until the next installment, You Only Live Twice. There's always been the unfortunate issue of the underwater battle coming across as an action scene in "slow motion" because one simply can't move fast in water. No doubt that contributes to the impression of lethargy I have about the picture. Although it overall looks stunning, Thunderball just doesn't have the excitement or suspense the previous Bonds did. The pre-credits sequence is a definate highlight -- another great fight.
I do feel Thunderball is under-rated by most people and is certainly far better than the 3 post-Goldfinger Hamilton efforts.
Well yes, I doubt many Bond fans would disagree with you there. My general point was that I rated all of the Terrence Young Bonds higher than any of the Hamilton Bonds.
Just the Bond girls alone in Thunderball make it a stand-out installment imho.
When I was cutting my teeth on the Bond franchise back in the early to mid 70's (thank you ABC's Sunday Night Movie) I could never understand why my dad thought this was the best of all the Bond films. No cool gadgets like the Aston Martin DB5 or Little Nelly or any excitement of any sort until the Bond/Red Grant fight on the train. About 10-15 years ago I happened to watch this movie again after not seeing it for many, many years and was blown away by it. I could now see why my dad thought, and still does think, this was the best of the Bond films. It is simply, in my opinion, a fantastic spy movie with a plot and characters that probably played out in real life many times during the Cold War era. It doesn't require a whole lot of suspension of disbelief to enjoy this film. Not something you can say about most of the crap passed off as movies today.
Bond 50 on Blu-Ray - 007.com
'Skyfall' Story Details Reveal Ralph Fiennes Will Replace an Iconic Character - MovieWeb
That's a pleasant development.
Wow, I liked Judi Dench as M. Let's hope Fiennes does a good job.
Nothing against Dench, but I always felt like they should have replaced her when they replaced Brosnan by Craig. Just start completely fresh. It was a reboot after all. Having the same M from the Brosnan movies still around always felt a bit odd.