No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    I don t know. Is it confirmed?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I'm confused?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    We can't please everyone, can we? :D
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    We have people everywhere
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I'm up for a change. ;)
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    dinovelvet wrote: »

    Thank God!!!~ Finally good news. I like Mendes but no more for Bond.

  • edited May 2016 Posts: 1,583
    dinovelvet wrote: »

    Let's hope he sticks to it this time. Skyfall was good, but it was clear he said everything he needed to say with regards to Bond in that one.

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited May 2016 Posts: 23,883
    Interesting that Mendes says Babs makes the call about a Bond actor. Not MGM, not the distributor apparently, but Babs herself.
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    Yeah that's sort of confirming what was suspected, Babs runs the show. Which isn't to say studios and executives can't put their own 2 cents in, or suggest actors she hadn't considered etc.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    The fact that he's mentioning it seems to imply they are looking into it. Was this a slip? I'm sure he's in the know.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Didn't the studios put pressure on Cubby about Dalton ?
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
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    Its a matriarchy over at EON? Guess Bond has a female M after all. B-)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Didn't the studios put pressure on Cubby about Dalton ?

    Apparently Picker wanted Dalton replaced and he had a lot of clout at the time.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    The fact that he's mentioning it seems to imply they are looking into it. Was this a slip? I'm sure he's in the know.

    Possibly yeah, it does hint that he knows they're searching, though its hard to tell without the full interview. But then again if Craig wakes up tomorrow morning and thinks, yeah, maybe I want to do another one, then he's doing another one.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)
  • RC7RC7
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    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)

    Barbara is incredibly smart and massively underrated amongst Bond fans.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I too think she's an exceptionally smart lady. =D>
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited May 2016 Posts: 4,116
    RC7 wrote: »
    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)

    Barbara is incredibly smart and massively underrated amongst Bond fans.

    Yea MGW is smart too. I don't think underrated but not all fans agree with her choices.

    If we did then no one would hate QoS and DAD.

    Hey, where the heck is @Wizard?

    Ultimately the audience have the last word. If it sucks then we won't watch it.
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
    edited May 2016 Posts: 1,756
    I'm glad Mendes isn't coming back, but I appreciate what he's tried to do with Skyfall and Spectre. I think it's quite an exciting time to be a Bond fan, we're going to get something very new and different this time around; and we literally have no idea what.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Then again she's the one investing the money, so she gets to make the choices. ;)
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I'm glad Mendes isn't coming back, but I appreciate what he's tried to do with Skyfall and Spectre. I think it's quite an exciting time to be a Bond fan, we're going to get something very new and different this time around; and we literally have no idea what.

    I agree with that. I loved SF.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    I never once doubted Barbara or Michael. Sure, they've made mistakes in the past, but they like anybody else grow because of those mistakes.
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    RC7 wrote: »
    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)

    Barbara is incredibly smart and massively underrated amongst Bond fans.
    And quite attractive to she has nice...ear lobes ;)
  • RC7RC7
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    RC7 wrote: »
    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)

    Barbara is incredibly smart and massively underrated amongst Bond fans.

    Yea MGW is smart too. I don't think underrated but not all fans agree with her choices.

    If we did then no one would hate QoS and DAD.

    Hey, where the heck is @Wizard?

    I don't think MGW ever gets stick, though. If you can find evidence to suggest otherwise I'd love to see it. On the flip side I've seen a lot of bile directed at Barbara. Neither of them can get it right every time, but in the grand scheme of things their track record is pretty impressive. They've made bad calls over the years, but they've also made fantastic ones. That's life.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    RC7 wrote: »
    I don't think MGW ever gets stick, though. If you can find evidence to suggest otherwise I'd love to see it. On the flip side I've seen a lot of bile directed at Barbara. Neither of them can get it right every time, but in the grand scheme of things their track record is pretty impressive. They've made bad calls over the years, but they've also made fantastic ones. That's life.
    Exactly. It's not like Cubby's reign was smooth sailing either. Neither him or Harry get any flack either. Nobody's perfect.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    RC7 wrote: »
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    RC7 wrote: »
    I'd expect Barbara to have a lot of clout, eon is her family business after all. ;)

    Barbara is incredibly smart and massively underrated amongst Bond fans.

    Yea MGW is smart too. I don't think underrated but not all fans agree with her choices.

    If we did then no one would hate QoS and DAD.

    Hey, where the heck is @Wizard?

    I don't think MGW ever gets stick, though. If you can find evidence to suggest otherwise I'd love to see it. On the flip side I've seen a lot of bile directed at Barbara. Neither of them can get it right every time, but in the grand scheme of things their track record is pretty impressive. They've made bad calls over the years, but they've also made fantastic ones. That's life.

    True. Goodness knows I've occasionally made mistakes.
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    Murdock wrote: »
    RC7 wrote: »
    I don't think MGW ever gets stick, though. If you can find evidence to suggest otherwise I'd love to see it. On the flip side I've seen a lot of bile directed at Barbara. Neither of them can get it right every time, but in the grand scheme of things their track record is pretty impressive. They've made bad calls over the years, but they've also made fantastic ones. That's life.
    Exactly. It's not like Cubby's reign was smooth sailing either. Neither him or Harry get any flack either. Nobody's perfect.

    Agreed.

    The one bit of criticism that I would level at the current EON regime is that there isn't a great amount of consistency. Their highs (CR, QoS, SF) are great but their lows (TWINE, DAD, SP) represent some of the worst films in the franchise. With them, you're either going to get a terrific film or you're going to get something rather poor.

    That, however, is a sign of filmmakers attempting to take chances and swing for the fences. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. I wouldn't mind a bit more consistency out of them, but that's something that could come if they could ever find a decent screenwriter to take the creative reigns of the franchise.

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    Need new blood to helm, good news Mendes has gone. :-bd
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    It is clear that Mendes used up all his creative juices on his two films. I was impressed with both SF and SP, but we're due for new creative blood at the helm.
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