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And for what it's worth @Pierce2Daniel I've read a couple of reviews that compare how Campbell handles The Foreigner to the original Edge Of Darkness. I haven't seen it but thought it was worth mentioning because I've just read your thoughts on the remake on the last page, so might be something you'll enjoy.
He really does not age does he? Lol!
I was quite shocked I must say. Campbell throwing himself back into big budget films with Ali Baba. I'm not familiar with the story, but interesting anyway.
Exactly. In all honest, I don't really understand the love for Martin Campbell out here. It is mostly based on his two Bond films, of which CR is by far the superior film. Let's not forget that Campbell had a great novel to hack him up. It becomes a bit different if one has to write an original screenplay from scratch. Outside Bond however, Campbell's films to me are quite mediocre. Now he did "The Foreigner", but I read some reviews and it only solidifies my viewpoint on the man.
You are not reading properly dear @Murdock. I said:
The 88 outside VS is not far a way from 93 million of Blade Runner 2049.
Dutch cinema release date is 2 November 2017 released by The searchers. Gold ($266,47 at Dutch boxoffice) was released them too and that movie be intresting for them to be released on Bluray.
The Space Between Us ($258,019) was delayd two times and take long before it was released on DVD and BD. Possible people stil think it isn't released.
But The Big Sick did more then 861.000 and Jackie 1,2 million. So French company can have a hit and let's hope this one too.
$516,675 total that Michael Apted Unlocked deliever, but that movie was released by (Dutch company) DFW (November Man and Survivor) who promoted more without a reference to Twine or that is was directed by Bond directer.
Other release dates:
Belgium/France: 08 November 2017
Oh my god Gustav, stop pissing on the parade and being so negative all the time, are you even a real Bond fan?!?! Oh wait if it's something you don't like so negativity is fine, that only applies to when people say mean things about your favourites :(
I don't know why you're talking about the screenplays because Campbell didn't write either film, but I think it's worth noting that regardless of what you think of GE (personally I think it has a great script full of memorable dialogue and interesting characters, themes and ideas) but it was/is very well recieved and kickstarted a level of popularity Bond hadn't seen for almost 20 years. And they did that without a Fleming novel.
Err like this is a Bond forum so duh.
Err so one of his films was better than the other? Only hack directors make some films that are better than others do they? All of Hitchcock's films are on an even par? Utterly nonsensical. Is Terence Young a shit director because FRWL is so much better than TB?
Err he's the director not the scriptwriter. These are two distinct jobs. Any criticism of a script should be aimed first at the writers and then the producers for allowing it to be film
ed. The director is just a hired gun bringing the producers vision to the screen.
Indeed they are.
But so are Inchon, Reno Williams: The Adventure Begins, Wild Geese II, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Stop or My Mom Will Shoot, Nell, XXX: State of the Union and World War Z.
Of all the Bond directors only Gilbert and Mendes' CVs stand up to any serious scrutiny outside of Bond and I'm no doubt they have had duds.
Young - I'm not familiar with any of his work really outside Bond so even if none of them are terrible they've hardly gone down as classics either.
Hamilton - Had a few semi decent films (The Colditz Story, Funeral in Berlin, Battle of Britain) outside the series but mostly clunkers.
Hunt and Glen - Pretty much entirely defined by their Bond work as the rest of their output was terrible.
Spottiswoode - Only got the job because he had reputation for coming in on time. His CV shouldn't be getting you anywhere near a Bond.
Apted - Simply the wrong man for the job with a very mediocre CV.
Tamahori - Devil's Double was decent but other than that the most notable thing he's done post Bond is attempt to nosh off a policeman while wearing a dress and lipstick.
Forster - Has made a few critical hits to be fair but you'd hardly call him A-list.
If you're going to slate Martin for having a mediocre CV then you have to slate all of them I'm afraid.
Although the point is I couldn't really give the slightest toss if a bloke directs Mrs Brown's Boys, Hollyoaks and a couple of Ben Dover episodes if he delivers another OHMSS when he gets his hands on Bond so don't really know why you're bringing it up.
The reason Campbell gets praise on here is he directed the best film since OHMSS (in fact voted the best of all in your own poll as I recall) and has a very decent mid ranking film to pull out of his locker as back up. Not to mention he saved the series twice.
His CV outside Bond is meaningless as this is a Bond forum not a directors forum.
Outside of Bond, Campbell does have The Mask of Zorro which is still, as far as I'm concerned, one of the best swashbucklers of the last 20-25 years. Shame he was put under so many constraints for the sequel.
He struck gold with the trio of Banderas, Hopkins and Zeta-Jones. They were all excellent.
I think his two Bond films are among the best (if not the absolute best) that the series has delivered since 1981. CR is a far more polished effort but I much prefer watching GE regularly, as it evokes the past while having one foot in the future. Both were excellent in reinvigorating and reimagining the series. I sincerely hope he has an opportunity to do it again, and he's pretty much indicated that he would be open to the idea.
Campbell is still making big, action-orientated movies into his 70's , and they offered him Quantum so obviously they don't care about his age. Campbell has the energy now that most directors have in their 40's.
Well lest we forget Campbell wanted Henry Cavill so he's not perfect.
After SP the only person who I trust implicitly is Fiennes.