New James Bond = Daniel Craig.

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i've no interest in bond but i have a huge interest in Daniel Craig. he may be the best film actor we (the uk at least) have now. definitley the sexiest.


http://permanent.nouvelobs.com/photos/20050406.OBS3738.jpg


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4337224.stm

jed_ (jed), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He was great in the first Tomb Raider movie!

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he looks a bit richard widmark in that pic!

geoff (gcannon), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The first photo I saw of him, he looked like a blond Christopher Eccleston. Very disturbing. Two British fiction archetypes that shouldn't get mixed up.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And of course played opposite him in Our Friends In The North. (see also Doctor Who FITEING Obi Wan Kenobi in Shallow Grave)

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I hate you for pointing that out. But then again, Shallow Grave was made before either actor was associated with either character.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Now they just need to cast Kerry Fox as The She-Hulk.

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

matthew mcfadden would have been good.

N_RQ, Friday, 14 October 2005 13:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he's a bit uncharismatic IMO.

jed_ (jed), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

also too young.

jed_ (jed), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Craig guy always reminds me of Jack Kerouac facially. His face moves the same way when he talks. Or maybe it's the eyes.

Unhappy Returns (NickB), Friday, 14 October 2005 13:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

To me he looks too "rough" and weathered to play Bond.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Better than Timothy Dalton at any rate.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'the living daylights' is the best bond film.

N_RQ, Friday, 14 October 2005 14:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

nonsense!

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

To me he looks too "rough" and weathered to play Bond.

Connery was fairly rough and weathered looking - in comparison to yer Roger Moores and Pierce Brosnans I mean

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This is terrible, but I can't really tell the last couple of Bonds apart. (Actors, that is, not the films.)

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

... but not in comparison to yer Jared Harrises! (xpost)

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OI!!!!

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i wasn't a bit fan of the brosnan bond films (what i saw of them) (ok goldeneye was ok, but maybe i'm remembering goldeneye n64) but i think this turn to "darkness" is an iffy idea

geoff (gcannon), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Though it is only a matter of time until Harris is a Bond villain. Rowr. It's been a while since I fancied a Bond villain so much I was rooting for *him*. Oh wait, yes I can, hott Scottish blokey who couldn't feel pain whose name escapes me but is always getting his kit off in other films.)

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Seems they've decided to follow Roger Moore-style Bond (Brosnan) with a Connery-style Bond... Dalton was, errrrrrrrrrrr, sort of Connery too, so the next one will be another Moore

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

All you naysayers..... you're just wrong. Daniel Craig is a great choice for Bond (and my tip since I saw him in those wee little Brit-flicks this year). Just edgy enough. Just good looking enough (I spose) and I'm sure he can pull off those cack-handed one-liners the current set of writers seem to ply Bond with.

uptoeleven (uptoeleven), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'the living daylights' was an attempt at 'dark', and although it's not very dark, it's the best bond film.

N_RQ, Friday, 14 October 2005 14:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He kind of looks like he's already been embalmed.

O'so Krispie (Ex Leon), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is the living daylights the one that starts off with a clown?

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'the living daylights' in the context of bond films, is by far not the best bond film. come on now stop this.

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nope that was Octopussy. Living Daylights is the one that starts on Gibraltar. Oh yes, and also a bit rubbish.

uptoeleven (uptoeleven), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, that's octopussy. TLD starts over gibraltar[...], and then it's a-ha [...] -- little bit of bush -- [...] and then we're in vienna < / alan partridge>

N_RQ, Friday, 14 October 2005 14:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This is terrible, but I can't really tell the last couple of Bonds apart. (Actors, that is, not the films.)

i can't tell ANY of the films apart, they are just one giant amorphous BLOB O' BOND in my head...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone actually read the books? A friend who did always seemed to think the movies were a cop-out as Bond was basically this nasty person who did all kinds of despicable things for queen and country. By the end he'd be tortured or at least wearied, barely hanging on to humanity, etc. Read what you will into that about his sexual encounters.

mike h. (mike h.), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going crazy trying to find one specific Bond villain I remember from my youth. Bah.

x-post, yes, I read the books religiously as a child.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Goldfinger, followed by Dr. No, followed by From Russia With Love, followed by The Living Daylights.

Roger Moore - obviously drunk, yet drank the least onscreen.

George Lazenby - fell victim to Connery's accent.

Pierce Brosnan - Over-the-top stunts with hot cars and hotter women.

Timothy Dalton - a Shakesperian actor in an MI6 body

Sean Connery - Run along, now. Man Talk.

Big Loud Mountain Ape (Big Loud Mountain Ape), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'the living daylights' has classy references to 'the third man'. it fukcing powns.

N_RQ, Friday, 14 October 2005 14:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

See, there's the one with the Train, the one with All The Gold, the one with the spaceship, the other one with the spaceship - or was it a stolen nuclear missle? - the one with the media tycoon who wanted to take over the world, the one where they tried to blow up the Golden Gate Bridge, the one with the oil pipeline, etc. etc. etc.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You know, I was thinking all "damn, I had no taste as a 12 year old, Roger Moore is so not hott" until I saw this:

http://www.waguet.net/bond/Roger%20Moore.jpg

But anyway, I'm still getting my head around the new Bond's blondness (I know, I fancy blond men, but James Bond is so not blond) and found this apologia for Roger Moore which made me laff like a drain:

"TOO BLONDE?"

This one always gets me. Some folks seem genuinely upset that Roger Moore has blond hair, presumably because James Bond does not. Well, so what? I don't see a scar on Sean Connery's cheek. I didn't notice baracuda tooth-marks on Timothy Dalton's shoulder. None of the actors looks exactly like Fleming's Bond, and it's likely none ever will.

If it bothers you that much, turn down the brightness button on your TV set until Roger becomes a brunette.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've never heard of Daniel Craig! He looks like a cross between Robson and Jerome!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

See, there's the one with the Train

not a bond film ;)

one eye white, one eye black (FE7), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The one with the Russian and the train and the "agent" what was really working for SPECTRE. That one.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i know, i know. i always think of from russia with love as the one in istanbul

one eye white, one eye black (FE7), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is this the guy from Layer Cake?

I think I approve.

Lion-O (nordicskilla), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Since I am female, he was the best thing about Tomb Raider.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is Tomb Raider all he's been in? I bet they aren't paying him much.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There's never been a James Bond who was a big name (big screen) actor before he was Bond - the closest was Timothy Dalton

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 14 October 2005 15:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Brosnan was a bigger name than Dalton.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but in TV. I don't think he'd ever been in a film.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, not in starring role. I mean, what do I know about movies anyway?

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he had a gay scene in the Long Good Friday!

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Brosnan was like Roger Moore, he was basically a TV star, Dalton had been in a lot of movies

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

jarhead royale

conrad, Monday, 12 April 2010 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Away We Goldfinger

Convenience Fish (snoball), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

the man with the away we golden gun

conrad, Monday, 12 April 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Octopussawaywego

Convenience Fish (snoball), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

On Her Majesty's STFU

Wood shavings! Laughing out loud! (HI DERE), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

diamonds are revolutionary road forever

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

you only live twice... jarhead

max, Monday, 12 April 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

On Her Majesty's STFU

― Wood shavings! Laughing out loud! (HI DERE), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:27 (1 minute ago) Bookmark

hahahahahaha

gucci magnet (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

never say Butcher's Crossing (details only on IMDbPro) again

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

From Russia With LOL

Convenience Fish (snoball), Monday, 12 April 2010 18:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

johnny english

conrad, Monday, 12 April 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8635409.stm

just a stupid story (hopes) but omfg

conrad, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

not like I care about james bond but omfg

conrad, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

craig should be bond for a long time.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

more importantly worthington should not be in movies ever

conrad, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Broccoli, daughter of long-time Bond producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli, is known to have purchased the film rights to A Steady Rain, the Broadway play Craig appeared in with X-Men star Hugh Jackman last year.

If made, the film would be the first non-Bond film made by the Eon production company since Bob Hope comedy Call Me Bwana in 1963.

I smell reboot...wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kinda lol, mostly lol

HI DERE, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

craig should be bond for a long time.

― Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 April 2010 23:13 (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

more importantly worthington should not be in movies ever

― conrad, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 23:15 (19 minutes ago) Bookmark
Agreed!

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought i just read yesterday that bond was on indefinite hold while the studio figures out if it's bankrupt or not. anyway I don't know why they now feel like they have to replace bond every three films.

akm, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

maybe to keep the franchise in people's minds, retain its vitality, capitalize on daniel craig's availability to play bond, and so forth. all guesses, of course.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

puurhaps the exp of sam mendes making a bond movie was so blindingly stupid to all involved that they called it off w/ the "oh studio's bankrupt maybe" as pretext. could be.

goole, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/12/bond-23-daniel-craig-mgm 50 years since the first Bond film!
I hope this one isn't.. influenced by Inception or something.

piscesx, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Some talk here:

Thread Title TBC: Bond #23

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

SMH for Mendes, I wish someone else was directing.

not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill (Nicole), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

McG. Oh wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Even he would be an improvement!

not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill (Nicole), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd be intrigued to watch QT's mooted Bond film. It would almost certainly be more a Tarantino movie than a Bond movie though.

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Actually dream director for the next bond would be Cuaron.

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

SMH for Mendes, I wish someone else was directing.

http://www.reallymeansounds.com/forum/attachments/motor-movies/26073-fast-furious-5-sexy_eva_mendes.jpg

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

best part was how bond goes from getting his onions peeled with a bell ringer rope to being healthy enough to sex up eva 5 minutes later

乒乓, Monday, 7 January 2013 17:56 (six years ago) Permalink

he is James Bond, you know; that was probably foreplay for him

Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Monday, 7 January 2013 18:26 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

casino royale was such a great movie, the tone was so excellent and craig had the perfect humor and devil may care attitude and even when it got "serious" it wasn't stifling. then they had to go and fuck up the reboot and make it deadly serious. there's a perfect middle ground between "octopussy" and "it is i james, the author of all your pain" or whatever and i think CR was it.

nomar, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 18:52 (three years ago) Permalink

That's a big problem when the reboot of a series gets it right first time: the writers can't leave well enough alone and mess it up. QoS particularly is such a joyless movie, a bit of humour wouldn't have made it a great film, but at least it would have been a bit more watchable. Moore's run has the same basic problem: first movie gets it right, but then the attempts at humour make it worse, until they try and make the films serious around FYEO but that didn't work out either.

an opportunity thick enough to taste (snoball), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Moore's first go has aged p badly (eg race)

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

the hillbilly sheriff from the moore era is the disco stu of the bond franchise

nomar, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

xp yeah it' o________O from start to finish. So is TMWTGG in the middle.

an opportunity thick enough to taste (snoball), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

no love for live and let die then? I thought that was by far the best moore film

akm, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:09 (three years ago) Permalink

oh, live and let die WAS the first moore. my bad.

akm, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:10 (three years ago) Permalink

QoS is so good. Skyfall and Spectre are bottom tier Bonds but QoS is one of my favorites. A stumped, dumb Bond staggering around killing people, no interest in the girl, she's got no interest in him. I think there's some humour there. And it's so zippy, neat, lean. Villain with a mundane, realistic plan but quite entertainingly portrayed. Nice real world locales. The opposite of the two disasters that followed basically.

abcfsk, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:10 (three years ago) Permalink

i feel a little better about QoS now after the last pair of Bonds bc its minor ambitions to be a bourne ripoff are more charming and more in keeping with the bond series kind of following action movie trends.

nomar, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I saw no glaring qualitative difference between the last four James Bond movies. All serviceably entertaining, moderately dumb action movies featuring fan service that I at least half understood due to the cultural ubiquity of the 468 Bond movies which I haven't seen.

My Whole Existence Is Flan (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

I just rewatched Casino Royale after reading the book, and also because I needed cheering up after Spectre. Nomar OTM -- it's a really good film, and the action scenes are tight -- I can't believe Sam Mendes saw them and thought "What Bond movies *really* need are worse action scenes and better cinematography."

What I didn't remember is just how cheesey it is, at least for the first hour: the old mobile phones, the chintzy Miami hotel scenes, the dorky jokes. Very nineties. It's like a Brosnan Bond done right.

Also, Eva Green is really fun - a definite improvement on Vesper in the book, and just miles and miles better than any ot the other subsequent female leads (not counting M).

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 20:46 (three years ago) Permalink

thinking over it again, dave bautista might be the best part of this recent one

the plane chase down the mountain was tight, enjoyed the really sterile clinic before it, too

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

the idea that james bond is more comfortable in a shack or rat's nest drinking booze than in anything nice and modern is a good touch, the character should only seem at home in a sleek modern building if it's on fire

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 20:56 (three years ago) Permalink

"What Bond movies *really* need are worse action scenes and better cinematography."

Now Sam Mendes is otm.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

this is about Bond, not whether Sam Mendes has ever had salient ideas

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 21:00 (three years ago) Permalink

casino royale was such a great movie, the tone was so excellent and craig had the perfect humor and devil may care attitude and even when it got "serious" it wasn't stifling. then they had to go and fuck up the reboot and make it deadly serious

otm

marcos, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

nah come on Léa Seydoux rocked.

piscesx, Thursday, 7 April 2016 12:24 (three years ago) Permalink

CR is great until car crash. After that is Mendez shit.

Ecomigrant gnomics (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 April 2016 12:35 (three years ago) Permalink


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