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It was Simon Raven who added the lines (his credit was "additional dislogue"). Michael Reed was the director of photography.
You're right! Simón Raven it was. He was a bit the Paul Haggis/Jezz Butterworth of "OHMSS", polishing the final script, adding some more Shakespeare's /poetic dialogues to the screenplay.
Like it or not, its all about money these days with big budget films and if they fail, its in the films universe a dramatic event. Yes, its a reason to be proud, if it does well, because what they set out to achieve, they achieved and just for that sake, its a reason to hope for the best and not be "Oh, who cares, there will be another one at some pioint"
But back to the topic of box office. The main reason fans should care about box office is this: the vitality of the franchise is heavily dependent on the box office performance of its entries. Had CR and QOS been bombs, then they would not have made SF at all, or it would have been very different. The more money Bond films make, the more will the producers be trusted by EON's partners.
Caring about box office is NOT like a football fan caring about his team's performance. When it comes to the Bond franchise, "winning" equals a great movie, but a great box office performance is NOT just icing on the cake. A great box office performance of a new Bond film basically is laying groundwork for the next one.
And - just because back then the audiences didn't follow the BO, it wasn't as important for the makers as it is now. The public just didn't have the chance to get all the information, otherwise they would have cared for sure. Why would a good film and great BO not go hand in hand? It doesn't always but often enough. So this is something to achieve, whcih wouldn't hurt even your view of a great film. Lets have both.
It is true, but to a degree: how big DAD truly was? It had a lot of CGI and the climax is in a closed space. It could have been the climax of a tv movie. I often find many "big" movies rather cheap looking.
Later this year, they will once again discover that a bigger movie does NOT equal better box office performance. Btw, if I ever directed a Bond film, and then a couple of years later directed a second one, during the press conference of my second Bond film I would proclaim that "this one will be SMALLER AND BETTER".
Yes, there are international versions (French here, I remove the http to avoid the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX8fhP-fsPg ). I hope the dubbing on this one is a temporary one :)
You don't like surprises ? Even for a franchise that did GF after FRWL, or FYEO after MR ?
In France, for quite many years now, we know the numbers of the 9:00 am showings for a movie when it is out. Or the morning figures, etc. And it means the marketing teams are trying sometimes to twist these numbers : putting the premiere of the night before in it. Or even offering breakfast to the viewers who come at the 9:00 am showings :)
What is the most surprising IMO, is that quite a few people seem to think that the numbers we are fed, ie:Box Office Mojo and the like, are super-accurate.. This is a dream for accountants in any worldwide company, in which it takes quite a few months to know the actual numbers. Box Office early announcements are now part of the PR...
Were you following fan forums when CR was released ? The CraigNotBond crowd loved it when Casino Royale was behind Happy Feet at the box office... Well, I've not heard about Happy Feet II (or maybe on DVD only ?).
As someone who works there, we get free tickets but I think I'm gonna pay just so I can add as much as I can to Spectre's success :D
' who is this', 'who' is that' and LOTS of other questions. Then she told him,' if we see just one of those movies, referring to the string of trailers of upcoming blockbusters, It's going to be SPECTRE.
Really? QOS did that, but if SF was ONLY 600 mill. I dunno, what would have happened. Probably the prods would have had a hard time getting over "What went wrong?" and "What are we supposed to do NOW?" New actor? New direction? WHAT?
If you like that, ok...but it surely wouldn't put this franchise in a healthy position.
Some here sound, as if being a BO success is something, they don't even want for whatever reason. Maybe because they want their Bond to be so special, its not for everyone and stays their private little toy. Strange in my book. And not working like that anymore eiher.
@parachute: What does it prove, that CR was behind Feed for starters and still a success? What happened was, that it was considered ??? for many, but then had legs because people loved it. Plus it was already a different time, even though its only 10 years. If you don't kill it at the BO first weekend (sadly) you gonna have a difficult time to make up for it.
just have a look at this topic: http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/7447/spectre-can-it-do-1-2-billion-dollars-worldwide-and-will-2015-be-biggest-movie-year-ever#latest ;-).
I still think many fans underestimate what "Havoc" "SPECTRE" will create next November :-).
Just have a look at the reviews for QOS and your dream is reality :-P.
Wait, ComicCon or CinemaCon? Is the latter a famous cinema fair? And if so, will the cast of SP appear there? Did this happen with previous Bond films as well?
For Skyfall, I believe 4 minutes were previewed at CinemaCon.
Hm don't think so since CinemaCon is in Vegas. And for Skyfall none of the cast or crew were there when they premiered the first Skyfall teaser at Sony's CinemaCon 2012 presentation.
As for SDCC, can't really say as Bond never had a presence there. Only thing was 2012 where at a special off site IMAX event they premiered the IMAX exclusive Skyfall trailer.
That was CineEurope in Barcelona in June I think and Berenice was there.