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Commercially he was fine, apart from one movie in one (admittedly very important) market - the US. LTK was pretty successful everywhere else, and if you read the reviews from the time there is a lot of positivity about Dalton and the films, even from US reviewers.
These days no film is as dependent on the US as films were back then. And the failure to do well in the US in 89 was at least partly down to the marketing campaign which was one of the worst in he history of the series.
There is every reason to believe that a more conventional, OTT and humourous Dalton Bond movie in '91 would have restored the commercial success in the US market.
One more and I'll be satisfied. If he does more than one more I'll be extremely satisfied! He's the best.
I would prefer Mendes to leave though. I've seen what he can do and think he's exhausted his back of tricks. We need some fresh thinking. Also, let's have a new writing team please.
I used to love Thunderball, I don't anymore. But I DO admit that TB has the greatest portrayal of Bond ever. Danny Boy in SPECTRE comes in at number two, for me.
IMO, the eighties gave us two truly classic Bond outings, those being The Living Daylights and Octopussy. LTK is decidedly NOT a classic, again IMO.
I would argue that SAM MENDES is needed to lure Craig back for one more. Those two are thick as theives nowadays. If you want you're dessert I'm afraid you'll have to eat up those veggies, in other words.
Has there been any noise from EoN or Mendes on whether he might do another?
Agree with you about OP and TLD - love both of them. OP is one of my absolute favourites in the series.
I watched it today. Consistently enjoyable from start to finish. And thrilling too. That ending goes on forever and never sags. The suspense just keeps on ramping up! IMO Moore's finest. :)
100% agree. It's Moore's best IMO as well, although I love TSWLM.
The bomb defusing scene is marvellous. I've read with total bemusement comments about how the clown costume ruins it, whereas IMO thats what makes it so great - and Sir Rog carries it off with peerless style.
Mendes could have learned a thing or two about storytelling and tension from John Glen.
People get sniffy on here about about Glen, but give me a hack journeyman like Glen who knows his trade inside out over Mendes any day. Wasn't Glen also an editor and second unit director before? It all comes across in his films - they're so well put together - beautifully crafted.
I must tell you, your view on SF, OP and Glen is practically congruent with mine.
Needless to say I always enjoy reading your posts.
Done buttering you up :))
I mean it sincerely of course :)
Bouvier's short hair look....
And THAT dress...
...and with removable part...
I love that scene B-)
Also love the admiration here for OP, great Bond movie and much overlooked, mainly because of the humour, but it has brilliant moments, And wasn't Tim Dalton approached to play 007, when Roger was doing his 'leave them waiting' bit with his contract?
Daltons the main man, but I think I prefer Roger in OP.
I agree. I am a big Dalton fan but there's no touching Sir Rog when he's firing on all cylinders.
John Glen filmed the bob-sleigh action sequence in OHMSS
That idea was kicking around. It still seems the case to me now, having seen SP - the ending pretty much cries out for a follow-on/ESB return if you ask me....I don't get people saying it seems a perfect wrap-up for DC.
Maybe he is just being politic. I do hope so.
I thought Sam wanted to focus on his theatre work.
I hope. Please
It seems unlikely that will now happen - I mean that they will remove the personal dimension.
Too old face.
He seems always angry and tired.
If Craig does Bond 25, it could be one 007 movie too many.
Brocolli can bring Mrs. Craig instead for the Bond Girl.
Agreed. I feel less keen on the idea of Nolan as well. I feel SPECTRE was very Nolan-esque.
If I had not known who directed SP I would have bet it was Nolan and certainly not Mendes.