It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
^ Back to Top
The MI6 Community is unofficial and in no way associated or linked with EON Productions, MGM, Sony Pictures, Activision or Ian Fleming Publications. Any views expressed on this website are of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of the Community owners. Any video or images displayed in topics on MI6 Community are embedded by users from third party sites and as such MI6 Community and its owners take no responsibility for this material.
James Bond News • James Bond Articles • James Bond Magazine
Good job you added that! I was about to launch into a proper two footed tackle from behind.
Now... should I expect Red Forman lurking behind me for a strike?
Same here. I thought he was a tad young looking but not that much given his age.
Unless you're familiar with his brilliant life-spanning documentary work with his Up series. Still, no indication of his fit for Bond, but I'm glad they took the chance as he proved one of the best suited directors for Bond, IMO.
You're comparing apples and oranges. Up was a seminal TV documentary series but I'm not sure how it qualified someone for a big budget action movie.
I'm a fan of Nick Broomfield but would he be right for Bond?
It was 007Up. Still, I liked TWINE very much and Michael Apted (and his wife's writing) were no doubt a large part of that.
I conceded his Up work was not necessarily an indicator of his Apted-tude for Bond. Just saying that the brain behind, as you put it yourself, such a seminal documentary series cannot be said to possess a mediocre CV.
I meant his cinematic output as I thought it was a given that Up was well regarded but I concede that I perhaps should've specified that Up was the exception as at least he did have that on his CV compared to true journeymen such as Glen and Spottiswoode.
Don't get me wrong I don't loathe TWINE like some do but I think he probably wasn't right for Bond. An interesting experiment and I suppose we should encourage them to take such punts on people like Apted and Forster over the Spottiswoodes and Tamahoris of the world.
However one swallow doesn't make a summer. Once Were Warriors was well received and according to Babs was a fabulous film, and the original Edge of Darkness won 6 BAFTAs but I don't think anyone would argue that Tamahori or Campbell haven't had fairly mediocre careers since these auspicious beginnings, with getting a crack at Bond being the highlight, and Apted falls into the same category, although with him you always sensed that he was happy enough doing his little projects and Bond was never on his radar and it wasnt that important to him.
I do hope this phrase appears in B25. Perhaps comparing one Bond girl to another named Summer.
- Well, James, I think I've run out of options.
- Indeed you have. I've got you by the throat, Swallow.
I can guarantee it would have made at least £18-20 more (think it's £9.something a ticket but prices seem different every time I go to the cinema) if they bothered releasing it in the UK. Might just try to find it online at this point, which I don't like doing if it's a film I'm excited for but last time I checked there was still no sign of it coming out over here.
It's on Netflix at the moment. And I think they didn't have a UK release because it has some dramatic scenes in London which might be considered in poor taste given the recent attacks.
Still, 140 million is no chump change given that the too main stars are on the dregs of their time as action stars. Campbell clearly still has it, and EON need to fill their boots while he's still going.
If Bond 25 as we know it feel through and they needed a safe pair of hands to deliver a quick reboot back to formula it could be just the ticket to kick-start his comeback. Forgiener was a strong effort but something tells me this man has unfinished business with Bond. He will be cheap and reliable which are both qualities they will need if Bond 25 with Craig doesn't happen.
I am surprised that EON didn't get him back after GE or CR. What were his reasons for not wanting to do more Bonds? Having some directorial consistency during the Brosnan and Craig eras would have really helped.
GE is massively and inexplicably overrated. Zorro is a better film IMO
I've heard it through the grapevine that Campbell wanted to do QOS but was not asked back, primarily because Craig did not like working with him.
I concur. The movie did surprise me. It was nice to see it in the theatre too.