The DANIEL CRAIG Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    This is a pretty great photo ...


    Daniel's ears have burnt to a crisp by now. He stars in this film. It's his final Bond movie. It is the most controversial Bond movie ever and he's on screen in almost every scene. His performance is more than very good; he's superb. NTTD is an amazing journey, so beautifully filmed. Members here are picking the film apart in detail, chatting about everything (as we always do) ... and yet I had to go to page 8 on this forum to find the thread specifically appreciating Daniel Craig. ;)

    Onward to Knives Out 2. But Daniel Craig's James Bond will be forever in the series canon, set apart as very memorable indeed. And for many members, pure gold, including his last one.

    I saw they had already started pre-production on Knives Out 3 as well.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Oooh! I did not know that. That makes me happy, @Thunderfinger . I enjoyed the first one a lot. So much depends upon the casting; also the script, sure. The first one had a wonderful cast of fine actors. I bet they are making films more quickly now ALSO because we now live in a world where another pandemic is not just possible, but probable in the not too distant at all future.
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 474
    Just saw Knives Out after watching Quantum of Solace. The difference was jarring for the 1st 10 minutes, but I love Craig's goofy persona.

    I'm sure he wants to do more funny films to break out of the typecast of a morose killer.
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    Omg. Craig is still a hottie at 53

  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    I have to roll my t-shirt sleeves up to get them like that. What? Yes, I do wear five-quid t-shirts off Amazon, what's that got to do with it? Oh, wait...
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    19 years old Dan.

  • I loved the Craig tenure, even with the less-than-stellar films.
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    A gorgeous tribute to what I consider the second best tenure / silver age of Bond, after the incredible run of 6 in the 60s. Craig's five films are stuffed with memorable moments that are burned into my brain forever, and I'm so grateful he got to be my James Bond since I was a kid. Thanks Mr. Craig, and good luck to whoever follows.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    FoxRox wrote: »


    A gorgeous tribute to what I consider the second best tenure / silver age of Bond, after the incredible run of 6 in the 60s. Craig's five films are stuffed with memorable moments that are burned into my brain forever, and I'm so grateful he got to be my James Bond since I was a kid. Thanks Mr. Craig, and good luck to whoever follows.

    Wow that was an incredible tribute
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Wow. Couldn’t watch that without shedding a tear and a heart filled with gratitude.
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    FoxRox wrote: »


    A gorgeous tribute to what I consider the second best tenure / silver age of Bond, after the incredible run of 6 in the 60s. Craig's five films are stuffed with memorable moments that are burned into my brain forever, and I'm so grateful he got to be my James Bond since I was a kid. Thanks Mr. Craig, and good luck to whoever follows.

    That was wonderful!
    Thank you indeed, Daniel Craig!
    A fantastic Bond, a hard act to follow is an understatement!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Nice. Some great edits in there.
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 248
    FoxRox wrote: »


    A gorgeous tribute to what I consider the second best tenure / silver age of Bond, after the incredible run of 6 in the 60s. Craig's five films are stuffed with memorable moments that are burned into my brain forever, and I'm so grateful he got to be my James Bond since I was a kid. Thanks Mr. Craig, and good luck to whoever follows.

    This was excellent!
    A few observations and reaffirmation:
    Dench's contributions to the Craig era elevated the entries she was in and since her departure the Bond films have missed a very crucial component.

    SPECTRE's cinematography was grossly misguided (the least of that film's problems).

    Arnold's scores are the best soundtracks of the Craig era.

    Eva Green is the best Bond girls of all time.

    CR and QoS have the best Bond characterization.

    The Craig era peaked with SF.

    CR is a masterpiece!
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    Jimjambond wrote: »
    Arnold's scores are the best soundtracks of the Craig era. Eva Green is the best Bond girl of all time. CR and QoS have the best Bond characterization. CR is a masterpiece!
    Agreed.


  • Considering my age, Craig will always be my Bond.

    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Craig.
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 193
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  • I’m almost the same age as DC and quite apart from being insanely jealous of him, obvs, I can only admire him for getting into shape at 50 for NTTD. Not so jealous as to stop me from finishing this bottle of red, admittedly.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Far, far, far, far, far, far, far away.
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    muzz100 wrote: »
    I’m almost the same age as DC and quite apart from being insanely jealous of him, obvs, I can only admire him for getting into shape at 50 for NTTD. Not so jealous as to stop me from finishing this bottle of red, admittedly.

    Made me laugh.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    My top 5 tracks from each of DC's Bond films:

    Casino Royale
    Vesper
    CCTV
    Solange
    Dinner Jackets
    City of Lovers

    Quantum of Solace
    Night at the Opera
    Crawl, End Crawl (end credits)
    Camille's Story
    Bolivian Taxi Ride
    Greene & Camille

    Skyfall
    Severine
    Someone Usually Dies
    The Chimera
    Brave New World
    Komodo Dragon

    Spectre
    Madeleine
    Los Muertos Vivos Estan
    Donna Lucia
    Secret Room
    L'Americain

    No Time to Die
    Not What I Expected
    Shouldn't We Get to Know Each Other First
    Home
    Someone Was Here
    Final Ascent






  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    TripAces wrote: »
    My top 5 tracks from each of DC's Bond films:

    Casino Royale
    Vesper
    CCTV
    Solange
    Dinner Jackets
    City of Lovers
    Blunt Instrument

    Quantum of Solace
    Night at the Opera
    Crawl, End Crawl (end credits)
    Camille's Story
    Bolivian Taxi Ride
    Greene & Camille

    Skyfall
    Severine
    Someone Usually Dies
    The Chimera
    Brave New World
    Komodo Dragon
    New Digs
    Shanghai Drive/Adrenaline
    Modigliani

    Spectre
    Madeleine
    Los Muertos Vivos Estan
    Donna Lucia
    Secret Room
    L'Americain
    Eternal City

    No Time to Die
    Not What I Expected
    Shouldn't We Get to Know Each Other First
    Home
    Someone Was Here
    Final Ascent






    Nice list. My would-be-additions in italics!
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    TripAces wrote: »
    My top 5 tracks from each of DC's Bond films:

    Casino Royale
    Vesper
    CCTV
    Solange
    Dinner Jackets
    City of Lovers

    Quantum of Solace
    Night at the Opera
    Crawl, End Crawl (end credits)
    Camille's Story
    Bolivian Taxi Ride
    Greene & Camille

    Skyfall
    Severine
    Someone Usually Dies
    The Chimera
    Brave New World
    Komodo Dragon

    Spectre
    Madeleine
    Los Muertos Vivos Estan
    Donna Lucia
    Secret Room
    L'Americain

    No Time to Die
    Not What I Expected
    Shouldn't We Get to Know Each Other First
    Home
    Someone Was Here
    Final Ascent






    Great list mate. As much as I love the action cues in NTTD, Not What I Expected might be my favourite track because it's new and different it's not what I expected from Zimmer at all (pardon the pun)
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Macbeth, Starring Daniel Craig & Ruth Negga, to Now Play Broadway's Longacre Theatre
    https://broadway.com/buzz/201693/macbeth-starring-daniel-craig-ruth-negga-to-now-play-broadways-longacre-theatre/

    The upcoming production of Macbeth, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, will now play at the Longacre Theatre instead of the Lyceum Theatre as previously reported. Directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, the play will begin performances on March 29, 2022 and officially open on April 28.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Macbeth director Sam Gold previews Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga's murderous power play
    https://ew.com/theater/macbeth-broadway-preview-sam-gold-daniel-craig-ruth-negga/

    Sam Gold called Daniel Craig the perfect agent for the role: "I find him just extremely human. He's a great actor for taking the scale of the poetry of Shakespeare and feeling like it could be you up there. He just feels very approachable, real, vulnerable, and also has within him the depth that the second half of the play requires.”

    "More than anything, I'm looking for clues to contextualize the experience so I can best help Daniel tackle one of the hardest roles in dramatic literature,and to me 'NO SLEEP' is the key."
  • Daniel Craig's Bond is so good that the producers are OK with having the next two Bond movies focus on an aging Bond. IMHO, if James Bind has to die it's got to be done by Craig. It can be subtle with Judi Dench meeting him again at the end of Bond 25 awaiting but symbolizing the death. Maybe Bond's grave can be next to Dench's or Vesper's as a surprise. You really sometimes never know what surprises Sam Mendes is going to bring. But really, it seems like Craig's Bond is so good that the only way for new fans (new as in those who have become fans since CR, QoS, or SF) to accept the next Bond actor better. A rebooted younger Bond would be one way to go about succeeding Craig.

    Germanlady wrote: »
    jobo wrote:
    Germanlady wrote:
    Don't you see? He is just winding people up. He is probably a mod or Admin over at CNB and trying to recruit people from other boards. ;)

    Now that's an interesting theory…. ;)

    Yes, I know he is not really worth responding to, but I just can't help myself sometimes... When his comments are not only provocative but also completely devoid off any logic or rational, it's too tempting not to point it out. But hopefully it will be a very long time until next irresistible temptation...

    It will get worse again when the time nears, but who cares really? Let him...its the dog peeing at the tree. What does the tree care?

    @Germanlady This is awkward, isn't it?
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I feel like she's been gone for ages.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Doctor Nose
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    mattjoes wrote:
    You're going to think I escaped from the madhouse, but I'm telling the truth: In Spectre, Bond and Blofeld will be stepbrothers! And the next film will be called No Time to Die... but Bond will die in it!

    Laugh all you want, but time will prove me right.

    I told you I was right.
  • Posts: 248
    I’d say CR was easily DC’s best look. Especially when he and Vesper are getting ready and he strolls into the casino with a confidence and swagger that not even previous Bond’s can replicate.

    I know this is an old comment but I can't agree with this at all. When Connery gets up from the CdF table and walks over to cash in his chips while simultaneously arranging a date with Silvia in Dr.No, there's no moment in history, Bond film or otherwise that compares to the effortless swagger from Connery. Second is Lazenby walking down the steps from his suite into the casino. The confidence and swagger demonstrated by Connery and Lazenby isn't remotely close to being matched by Craig or anyone else for that matter.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    I feel like she's been gone for ages.

    I feel like she’s still there. Watching over everything.
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