Skyfall: Bond #23

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They need to quit being so cautious and let Tarantino direct one, someday.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

ha, the article agrees with me.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 11:16 (eleven years ago) link

i thought the fassbender/myers scenes in IB were the most tolerable scenes. but he is such an epic douche and it'd have shitty references to other films and ugh.

iirc he is actually talking about doing a len deighton novel.

he should do austin powers 4 imo.

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 11:21 (eleven years ago) link

Should be Mark Neveldine amirite?

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:39 (eleven years ago) link

had to google that (for shame): guessed it was the director of 'the room'. wrongly.

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:41 (eleven years ago) link

I think there's a queasy disturbing emo quality to the Cranks which wd fit nu-Bond to a tee.

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:43 (eleven years ago) link

wonder if it'll be in 3d

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:44 (eleven years ago) link

pretty sure the world is ready for james cameron's bond, if that wasn't already done in true lies

Not a reactionary git, just an idiot. (darraghmac), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:44 (eleven years ago) link

I think 3D is a fun party gimmick but sucks for watching movies in.

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:45 (eleven years ago) link

true lines would have been epic if it hadn't starred arnie and that annoying guy.

ya 3d would suck... unless eva green agrees to star amirite.

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:46 (eleven years ago) link

lol trudat

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:46 (eleven years ago) link

her eyes would be amazing in 3d

Not a reactionary git, just an idiot. (darraghmac), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:47 (eleven years ago) link

Spot where the roffles begin:

No, this isn't an April Fool's prank. According to both The Times' Hero Complex blog and the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes, the wonderfully cerebral and cultured filmmaker who once upon a time won an Oscar for directing "American Beauty," is in discussions to make the new James Bond film, which could go into production as early as this June. Daniel Craig would be onboard, reprising his role as Mr. 007.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

i like the suggestion that instead of this, mendes should do an 'after hours' and make a low-budget indie movie to get his mojo back. perhaps he could team up with a hip young novelist to do it? and it's true -- like martin scorsese he should avoid playing the industry's game by (say) making a sequel to someone else's movie.

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 17:12 (eleven years ago) link

I think the April Fool lies somewhere between "wonderfully" and "cerebral".

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

Mendes has never made a good movie and should stay far, far away.

Simon H., Wednesday, 6 January 2010 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/nolan-says-hed-love-to-do-bond/

this would be better than mendes

clive owen and nolan 2012 imo

D, dilly, dillies, dill, d-bombs (history mayne), Friday, 9 July 2010 10:04 (eleven years ago) link

^ yes

,,,,,,eeeeleon (darraghmac), Friday, 9 July 2010 10:15 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

And away we go.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 20:23 (ten years ago) link

Godammit. New Bond title "Boredom is Forever"...or "Stare At This Thing For A Long Time While Nothing Happens"

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 20:41 (ten years ago) link

You Only Have a Midlife Crisis Twice

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:11 (ten years ago) link

Theme song by Josh Groban.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:22 (ten years ago) link

A Merchant Ivory co-production

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:35 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

so i'm pretty psyched for this now. i like how he says the new script excites him more than Casino Royale's did.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/daniel-craig-bond-23-will-be-better-than-casino-r/227418

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pw7i82JUaw

piscesx, Friday, 29 July 2011 15:53 (ten years ago) link

fuck sam mendes with a big fucking stick

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Friday, 29 July 2011 15:57 (ten years ago) link

He's hardly going to say "the script is worse than Quantum of Solace", but, yeah, will watch. I don't give a monkeys about gadgets though, really.

Beating up the Ritz (DavidM), Friday, 29 July 2011 16:00 (ten years ago) link

not even watching the interview but yeah Craig's quote is basically "this new album is my strongest work yet" and fuck sam mendes with a great big fucking stick and yeah will watch

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Friday, 29 July 2011 16:09 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Skyfall appears to be the title, Javier Bardem to play the villain.

http://fusible.com/2011/10/new-james-bond-film-to-be-titled-skyfall-domain-names-privately-registered/

DavidM, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 20:52 (ten years ago) link

Works for me.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:23 (ten years ago) link

I hope he actually reprises Anton Chigurh.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:42 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a348799/james-bond-23-press-conference-live-daniel-craig-on-skyfall.html

Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris are the new Bond girls. Albert Finny and Ben Whishaw also cast. Scotland, London, Istanbul and China the locations.

DavidM, Thursday, 3 November 2011 12:27 (nine years ago) link

Elder Scrolls XXIII: Skyfall

Dust, Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:56 (nine years ago) link

fuck the poster sucks

owenf, Thursday, 3 November 2011 22:24 (nine years ago) link

god i REALLY hope this is good. Royale was a frickin masterpiece of a Bond movie.

our Dan looks a bit knackered mind

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pixies/2011/11/3/1320333022686/Daniel-Craig-and-Sam-Mend-007.jpg

piscesx, Friday, 4 November 2011 00:12 (nine years ago) link

Sam Mendes: danger danger danger

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:51 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/skyfalls-daniel-craig-to-endorse-heineken-as-james/259502

Altogether now.. "HEINEKEN?? FUCK THAT SHIT.. "

piscesx, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:30 (nine years ago) link

next thing you know, he'll be endorsing ford mondeos or something...

Jibe, Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:22 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

more tittle tattle. i think this is gonna be amazing tbh.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/james-bond-skyfall-director-likens-movies-to-doctor/267394

hey and check the wacky user comment at the bottom too while you're there. interesting.

piscesx, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:28 (nine years ago) link

wacky, but I like it. A good chin-scratcher.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:30 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Trailer in the next few days. Meantime:

http://images.fandango.com/images/fandangoblog/skyfall-poster-1.jpg

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:24 (nine years ago) link

Cool poster. If it's half as good as Casino Royale I'll be happy.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:26 (nine years ago) link

Sweeeet

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:50 (nine years ago) link

HOW IS MAN WALKING UP GUN BARREL??

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:52 (nine years ago) link

he's v tiny, iirc

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:53 (nine years ago) link

"Man. Ant-Man."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:53 (nine years ago) link

"Look at this exploding fountain pen, Q, it's huuuge!"

"Sure is, Tiny Bond!"

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:01 (nine years ago) link

Tiny Bond confronts Blofeld.
Blofeld steps on Tiny Bond.
Fin.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:32 (nine years ago) link

Hold me closer, tiny Bondster

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:34 (nine years ago) link

tom cruise's last spy movie had a vicious thug train fight, was p good

bachmansplain jenny turner overtalk (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 November 2013 16:07 (seven years ago) link

Didn't they like trumpet a return to the set up with MI6 that they had in the very beginning of the Connery sequence? with Ralph Fiennes becoming Bernard Lee's M and the black girl who shot Bond at the beginning becoming Moneypenny.
So looked like they were trying to return to something approaching where things were then and this new Spectre/Blofeld development would just add to that. Not sure how things compare to the books since its been a while since I read those that I have, just wondering if it is trying to reboot something closer to them or something.

Stevolende, Sunday, 17 November 2013 19:15 (seven years ago) link

there's definitely a reboot of sorts going on. but the key question is how many more films will the producers let daniel craig make. skyfall was full of 'too old' themes, so my guess is one more for dc, the next story will include some transition to a younger replacement.

For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (whatever), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:34 (seven years ago) link

ffs he's not Doctor Who

a strident purist when it comes to band-related shirts (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:36 (seven years ago) link

they should ride craig as long as they can imo

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:38 (seven years ago) link

aw yeah

eris bueller (lukas), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:39 (seven years ago) link

for sure, the odds of a replacement being an improvement are pretty slim

a strident purist when it comes to band-related shirts (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:41 (seven years ago) link

he's signed for two more bonds iirc

christmas candy bar (al leong), Sunday, 17 November 2013 22:57 (seven years ago) link

the new one was original going to be a two-parter but they scrapped that idea once Mendes got back on board

Number None, Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:12 (seven years ago) link

I really hope they do give it to Idris Elba next. Seems very unlikely though.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:20 (seven years ago) link

They should reboot and shoot the next four or five as period pieces tbh

bachmansplain jenny turner overtalk (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:24 (seven years ago) link

i wd really enjoy films of the original books - inasmuch as they're filmable - but it wd be "James Bond" not James Bond and kinda too big a budget for the arthouse and too out of time for the multiplex

a strident purist when it comes to band-related shirts (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:33 (seven years ago) link

Anyone read William Boyd's Bond novel? I'm quite keen to.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:44 (seven years ago) link

no way they can top Skyfall/ Royale with the next one. they should quit, take the rest of the decade off and come back with a new guy. the quote about how they were bringing back Bond's funny knockabout romp side (or something) doesn't fill me with much hope.

piscesx, Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:47 (seven years ago) link

I'm not waiting 10 years for another bond movie just bcz you've had yr fill ffs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 November 2013 00:30 (seven years ago) link

I could top skyfall with my phone camera, a bic lighter, a bmx and a jack jones shirt

bachmansplain jenny turner overtalk (darraghmac), Monday, 18 November 2013 07:13 (seven years ago) link

+ komodo dragon

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 November 2013 07:16 (seven years ago) link

the quote about how they were bringing back Bond's funny knockabout romp side (or something) doesn't fill me with much hope.

I have the opposite view: IMO part of what makes Bond Bond is the humour/quipping/charming bastard side of the character. Bond shouldn't be just a thug, otherwise you could just be making generic action movies and not call the guy James Bond at all. I thought the thuggishness and overt seriousness was okay in Casino Royale, because it was established Bond was still a rookie and this was his origin story of a sort. But three movies of that is enough already, you don't need to imitate your imitator and makes James Bond into Jason Bourne. So yeah, bring back the one-liners!

Tuomas, Monday, 18 November 2013 09:28 (seven years ago) link

make two James Bonds, one for people who love the vibe of the books and the early movies, the other for people who enjoy whatever the fuck Roger Moore thought he was doing

thus spake darraghthustra (Noodle Vague), Monday, 18 November 2013 09:29 (seven years ago) link

Well, I didn't mean they need to revert to late Moore level of buffoonery. But in the early years Moore was still pretty good, and Connery wasn't overtly serious either. The later Connery and early Moore movies are probably the platonic ideal of the cinematic James Bond, they had a good balance of seriousness and rompishness, so I see no problem in taking your blueprint from those.

Tuomas, Monday, 18 November 2013 09:36 (seven years ago) link

Except for the moore thing

bachmansplain jenny turner overtalk (darraghmac), Monday, 18 November 2013 10:22 (seven years ago) link

So yeah, bring back the one-liners!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYUTr3tkVGo

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 18 November 2013 12:27 (seven years ago) link

i'd like some good one-liners and not weird stuff like the ones in skyfall like where he lolled @ the woman being shot

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 18 November 2013 15:04 (seven years ago) link

casino royale had plenty of one-liners, not that i can remember any of them?

max, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:12 (seven years ago) link

James Bond: [laughing - after being stuck five times with a knotted rope] Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!

slam dunk, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:14 (seven years ago) link

i'd like some good one-liners and not weird stuff like the ones in skyfall like where he lolled @ the woman being shot

Yeah. A while ago I rewatched For Your Eyes only, and it was kinda weird to realize that movie had the strongest female protagonist in any Bond movie made before or after it. Not long after that I went to see Skyfall, and it had the rapey boat scene, the aforementioned "just shoot her" scene, plus the Moneypenny subplot with the implication that women aren't cut to be field agents, and the ending where the proper gender order was re-established with a new male M and a Moneypenny behind the secretary desk... Give me your over-the-top crossbow-wielding female avengers and thighs-of-death assassins over this kind of "realism" anyday.

Tuomas, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:26 (seven years ago) link

Yeah totally, all of that is the main reason I really can't imagine ever wanting to watch this again, that and it being eight years long.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

I don't know why but I'm again pondering how unfortunate it was that there was an actual Bond film with Christopher Walken and Grace Jones and they fucked it up by having a weak plot

mh, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:33 (seven years ago) link

tbh there isnt any suggestion throughout craig's tour of duty that he's cut out to be a field agent himself, it's three movies of disaster upon disaster.

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Monday, 18 November 2013 15:47 (seven years ago) link

plus he really doesnt seem to like it

lag∞n, Monday, 18 November 2013 15:56 (seven years ago) link

it's a job, right

mh, Monday, 18 November 2013 16:15 (seven years ago) link

we've been spoiled by seeing genius super-ninjas in the Bourne franchise

mh, Monday, 18 November 2013 16:15 (seven years ago) link

I really hope they do give it to Idris Elba next. Seems very unlikely though.

― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, November 17, 2013 3:20 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Idris Elba for everything imo

i too went to college (silby), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:52 (seven years ago) link

sadly he'll be too old by the time craig ages out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7PvtbkH0I (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:52 (seven years ago) link

If they go with another white dude, Fassbender has a very Bondian way about him

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:55 (seven years ago) link

He can reprise stringer bell in crossover sequel: The Bell Only Rings Twice

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:57 (seven years ago) link

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:01 (seven years ago) link

The Spy Who Luthered Me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:01 (seven years ago) link

the name's Pentecost. Stacker Pentecost.

Statham. Versus. Franco. (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:42 (seven years ago) link

If they go with another white dude, Fassbender has a very Bondian way about him

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:55 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah fassy would be great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7PvtbkH0I (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:42 (seven years ago) link

like I'm almost convinced that he's irl Bond

every tv interview I've seen him on, I keep waiting for him to shoot a watch dart at the interviewer or pull a martini from somewhere

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:48 (seven years ago) link

the fass reminds me a bit of cranston

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:18 (seven years ago) link

hmmm

yknow....

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:27 (seven years ago) link

Fassbender's real-life history of violence against women would put him right in the Connery tradition.

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:07 (seven years ago) link

the fass reminds me a bit of cranston

― christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:18 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

haha i spent a lot of 12 years a slave imagining cranston playing epps instead of fassbender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7PvtbkH0I (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:16 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

this was on tv

i had forgotten, or never clocked, that just before the infamous "waste of a good scotch" line when bardem pours craig the 50-year-old macallan and clinks bond's glass, saying "to women we have loved", bond actually drinks it. bond doesn't drink that, does he? a villain's toast? (from a bottle no one else has taken a sip of yet, even?)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 14:41 (six years ago) link

nine months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/CnuJpat.jpg

calstars, Thursday, 21 January 2016 00:01 (five years ago) link

if they're going to reboot the villains, what the next one needs is a really vicious train fight as per 'From Russia..' between Bond and a Shaw-esque psycho thug.

pisces 'Broccoli' x tips his hand!

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:12 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

the scene where Silva shoots up Parliament actually made my anxiety spike when I was watching it again. even though it's different countries obv, after January 6th, anything resembling that (or worse) = revulsion.

well shot scene though.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 16:43 (two weeks ago) link

also aren't the realtors angry that Bond destroyed a home he didn't own anymore

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 October 2021 17:03 (two weeks ago) link


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