Amph 007 Skyfall

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthLowBudget, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Yep. It's out in the UK now, and Australia gets it 22 November.

    The temptation to download is strong, but I've seen every Bond film since Goldeneye on the big screen, and the Dalton ones as they came out on VHS, so I have a strong incentive to not DL it. But, still... Waaaaa! :_|
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  2. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I hate it when they don't use a global release date. A few days difference is okay, but several weeks difference is murder, what with the internet community being out-of-synch and the risk of being spoiled consequently being high. My sympathies with all those who are stuck waiting.
  3. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Piracy is not cool.



    Seems that Bond 24 & 25 are going to be a two-part story just as Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace were. John Logan has done the story and will oversee the scripts.
    I assumed that maybe the producers wuld start using some of the more recently written non-Fleming James Bond books as the basis for the movies, perhaps not.

    Craig has supposedly signed on for two more movies.
  4. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Have you never seen The Crimson Pirate?
    Havac posted that news back on the 26th, on the previous page of this thread. Please keep up, Richie.:p
  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    thanks for the lesson Richie...

    :p
  6. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Well then, to cite the same article I just posted, Skyfall has already done well at Box Office so far. Second-most successful opening weeking in the UK after Harry Potter 7 part 2. Seems on course to be the highest-grossing Bond movie ever.

    I wonder who will direct the next two then, if Mendes doesn't want to/isn't asked to.



    I enjoy Pirates and their endeavours, movie piracy is not cool though and only serves to drive people away from cinemas by causing ticket prcies to go up.
  7. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Matthew Vaughn has dropped out of doing the next X-Men film, has a prior history with Craig, and I believe is a Bond fan. He would be a fairly obvious choice. Maybe too obvious, I guess.
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  8. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Repeat directors, with the notable exception of Martin Campbell's efforts, are something the current EON producers (that is, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson) are shying away from. Barbara's father, however, was a big fan, with John Glen, Terence Young, Lewis Gilbert, Guy Hamilton etc - all repeat directors.

    I'm not sure how I feel about it. Glen made some cracking films, with FYEO, TLD and LTK being among my favourites. I don't mind Octopussy (certainly least offensive Moore film) and of course, AVTAK was drek.
  9. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Well First Class was a good movie, and it seems often if a director is a fan of something they usually treat it with more love and respect which normally makes the finished movie better.
  10. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    In all seriousness, give it to Joe Wright.
  11. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Heck give it to Nolan, he at least has experience of directing big action movies that also have substance.
  12. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    No, god no. People need to stop assuming that things naturally go well together because in different mediums they have succeeded. It's like idiots saying "maek a Star Wars GTA game" - or Homer with his "gum and nuts" - you can't just shoehorn two disparate things together because you liked them both separately. Nolan has a style of his own, which isn't the Bond style. With the comparisons between Skyfall (again, haven't seen it yet, but going off the oft-repeated refrain in various media) and the Nolan Bat-films, what would Nolan bring to the franchise? And when does Nolan do films that aren't distinct?

    Heck, why not give it to Wong Kar Wai, so long as Christopher Doyle is his DOP? That way you will be assured of stunning, languid, sensual visuals.

    Sam Mendes was best known for American Beauty and Revolutionary Road before Skyfall. There wasn't anything to suggest he'd be be a good Bond director, but the consensus is he was. So it's fair to assume that the next Bond director won't be an obvious choice (Marc Forster wasn't obvious either), like Chris Nolan.
  13. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Indeed, a director with a good record of making solid movies would be fine. Ken Branagh on the whole did a decent job with Thor despite not really having experience of big-budget fantasy films before. He brought good characterisation to the movie, something it might have lacked had they let someone more renound for action movies do it.
    Compare it with Captain America which I thought tried too much to have style & lacked substance.
  14. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I think Tomas Alfredson would be an interesting choice.
  15. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I wonder what Bond would have been like had Spielberg decided to direct one instead of doing Indiana Jones.
  16. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Of course, he's already done a spy film that's about as far from Bond as you can get.

    Nolan should have done The Wolverine. I mean, it's got a protagonist angsting over a dead woman!
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  17. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I'm sure if he had been director it would have turned out much better than X-Men Origins did. Not that The Wolverine won't be, it's hard to know until it is released.
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  18. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Probably like Indiana Jones. Then again, maybe not, I think he lobbied for For Your Eyes Only.
  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Hey @Rogue1-and-a-half - you mentioned the big Bond review we did years ago - are you keen to do something similar but to have a discussion about each film (like a review) over a couple of days? Similar to Quest's amph threads.
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  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    MAYBE WE COULD CROSS OVER BOND AND EPISODE VII AND ALSO I LIKE THE AVENGERS SO THEY COULD BE THERE AND I WONDER WHO WOULD PLAY JAINA SOLO IS ANGELINA JOLIE TOO OLD AND I HOPE HARRISON FORD COMES BACK FOR A CAMEO AND HE COULD FIGHT JAMES BOND.

    Sorry, is the JC free of mouth breathing idiocy and over-hyped fat kids nerdgasm-ing yet?
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  22. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    You forgot Wolverine and Spiderman.
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  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I love reading back through this thread that there are people asserting Bourne is better or more realistic/believable. Good old fashioned chuckle was had at that. Yes, the superhuman, wired, conditioned assassin with a new-found conscience is more probable than Mr Bond. lawl.
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I love LTK. I'm not that hot about TLD, but Dalton is one of my favorite Bonds, well above Moore or Brosnan.
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