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If they are actually setting up for Nolan right now, that will be a hell of a coup come this summer. It would be huge news.
I don’t know I just wonder this seems almost to obvious and doesn’t EON tend to do things more discreet
Things you like, and don't, about Nolan. Like two sides of a coin ? Sounds like a central premise of a plot in a Nolan film...
I wouldn't mind a Nolan rebirth at somepoint Bond and Nolan have to meet why not now. Nolan would give bond a box office boost.
Again I know Nolan/ATJ is a rumor and not confirmed but both seem kind of real more so then before
What is it he lacks in your opinion?
He is too light, in the Roger Moore sense. And his cuts are too fast paced for Bond.
See, thats exactly why I like him. Different strokes for different folks.
I like him too, but unless the producers embrace the humor and his artistry, I don’t see it working out.
I agree. I like him too. But I don't know about his style in a Bond film.
Personally I think directors and producers on these big franchises can meet in the middle, where the producers give as much creative control as possible, and directors tinker their style slightly to fit the project. Sam raimis spider-man films are undeniably him, but they're still toned down compared with, say, evil dead or darkman. There are certain concessions that both have to make to lead to the best results, and it all depends on the relationship between the parties involved and if there's trust there. I don't think edgar would be brought to go full cornetto trilogy rapid cuts, hes even moved away from that hyper exaggerated style in his own films. But at the same time, the bond films do need a jolt, and a much faster, more kinetic pace. The Craig films feature a lot of long establishing shots which do border on self-indulgent IMO, and the runtimes overall have balloned past the 2 hr 20 mark, which isn't ideal IMO.
Long establishing shots are boring, but I could easily have seen a long take of bond sitting down at a restaurant, ordering a meal, having a drink, checking his phone, making a call and simply waiting for someone. Similarly to this scene:
I dont see Nolan, Ritchie, Edgar or any other commercial director doing that. Neither do I think indie art directors are capable of producing the necessary suspense, the dynamic pacing or the ingenious plots and twists to captivate and satisfy audiences.
The Safdie Brothers did really well with Uncut Gems but it was very narrow and scaled down. And the scene in Aftersun where Paul Mescal (great actor) cries is really good while most other scenes like in most indie films are absolutely tedious. Fukanaga and Mendes both had huge potential but totally missed the mark when it came to it.
The gap between “art” and “entertainment” is so large at this point that anything not hitting that sweet spot inbetween is dreadful and quite frankly completely uninteresting to begin with.
However I wouldnt be surprised if she was creatively involved.
why I think Nolan is a decent choice for Bond (not ideal, but above average) is because, although he has a certain reputation on film, and certain trademarks which people dislike, those elements have come about during his career as a filmmaker, and the important think to remember is that bond PREDATES his filmmaking career. He freely admits that he's been thinking about "his" bond story since he was a small boy, so I highly doubt he would approach bond the same way as, say tenet, which is an original concept. I think its safe to that he would soften those edges, if nothing else, out of reverence for the material.
I know people will continue to slate him, and I don't even think he's best option by far, but it's worth mentioning, and I think he's probably going to be our guy so we'll likely have to get used to the idea somehow.
He is showing a pattern of diminishing returns in quality since TDKR.... a ten year slide in quality isn't what EoN want; they want someone on the way up,not down, is my guess....
But he's been diminishing returns since TDKR...
Read-up on why Tarantino is making his tenth and final film. He has a point to his theory...
And that's not evidence you gave, it's a guess.
Listen, I'm sure Oppenheimer will be the top three film of its opening weekend (not sure what it's going up against), and I'm sure it'll have a moderate run.
But what I think we'll be hearing, and what we have been hearing with each of Nola's recent releases is this: I couldn't hear the actors; Jesus that was long; I fell asleep....
If EoN thought they had a treat with Boyle...
Boyle is a completely different case, he's never directed a straight up action film in his life, let alone a blockbuster franchise. Nolan directed one of the greatest comic book trilogies of all time (inspite of TDKR) and has an ironclad pedigree for popcorn cinema.
If Boyle was precious about Hodge's Bond script, imagine what a treat Nolan will be... That was my point...
never heard that before...