No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,488
    Dennison wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Heads-up: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool will premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Not sure if Barbara Broccoli is attending or not.
    I'm happy for Babs that she's spreading her wings, but quite frankly I couldn't give a toss about her non-Bond efforts. Bond is my interest, & not EON.

    True, but I will say that it was when Saltzman started to spread his wings, that he went bankrupt and had to sell bond.

    Sorry, but you can't compare the two. Saltzman went bankrupt because of his financial dealings in Technicolor not through his film productions. And Barbara Broccoli has been 'spreading her wings' for quite some time now.

    Yeah, but there's a doom and gloom rhetoric in these parts you simply must subscribe to. Everything is awful. Didn't you get the memo?
  • Posts: 1,031
    RC7 wrote: »
    Dennison wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Heads-up: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool will premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Not sure if Barbara Broccoli is attending or not.
    I'm happy for Babs that she's spreading her wings, but quite frankly I couldn't give a toss about her non-Bond efforts. Bond is my interest, & not EON.

    True, but I will say that it was when Saltzman started to spread his wings, that he went bankrupt and had to sell bond.

    Sorry, but you can't compare the two. Saltzman went bankrupt because of his financial dealings in Technicolor not through his film productions. And Barbara Broccoli has been 'spreading her wings' for quite some time now.

    Yeah, but there's a doom and gloom rhetoric in these parts you simply must subscribe to. Everything is awful. Didn't you get the memo?

    Apparently not.
  • Posts: 2,534
    Risico007 wrote: »
    001 wrote: »
    Hopefully B25 will have better looking bonds girls than Spectre.

    landscape-1439481607-monica-bellucci-and-lea-seydoux.jpg

    Except for Stephanie Sigman who looks absolutely beautiful.

    Spectre-Movie-James-Bond-Girls-Photos-Trailer-Premiere.jpg

    Hopefully you get your eyes fixed some day as all 3 girls were off the charts

    Damn, isn't aging a bitch? Bellucci was absolutely stunning 20 years ago. I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world when I first saw her in 1996 in the movie 'The Apartment', which is a great film.

    Stephanie Sigman does nothing for me. I like the French dame though. She's certainly not the most beautiful woman to grace this planet but I find her attractive.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    edited September 2017 Posts: 4,043
    Their looks aren't the problem, MB is stunning even in her 50's and Seydoux was a sight for sore eyes, possible visit to the occulist might be overdue.

    All 3 would have benefited with better material, Eva will always be the best this era had to offer, she is stunning but she also got the dialogue and story.


    Bérénice Marlohe in her short time on screen, left a far more memorable impression for me than any of those 3, she burnt up the screen with DC till her demise and Olga Kurylenko comes across better as well.

    The reasons for disappointment with those 3 isn't down to their looks far from it.
  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    Bounine wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    001 wrote: »
    Hopefully B25 will have better looking bonds girls than Spectre.

    landscape-1439481607-monica-bellucci-and-lea-seydoux.jpg

    Except for Stephanie Sigman who looks absolutely beautiful.

    Spectre-Movie-James-Bond-Girls-Photos-Trailer-Premiere.jpg

    Hopefully you get your eyes fixed some day as all 3 girls were off the charts

    Damn, isn't aging a bitch? Bellucci was absolutely stunning 20 years ago. I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world when I first saw her in 1996 in the movie 'The Apartment', which is a great film.

    Stephanie Sigman does nothing for me. I like the French dame though. She's certainly not the most beautiful woman to grace this planet but I find her attractive.

    Does Stephanie do anything for you these photos. ? :)

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    Stephanie-Sigman.jpg
  • 001001
    edited September 2017 Posts: 1,575
    Shardlake wrote: »
    There looks aren't the problem, MB is stunning even in her 50's and Seydoux was a sight for sore eyes, possible visit to the occulist might be overdue.

    All 3 would have benefited with better material, Eva will always be the best this era had to offer, she is stunning but she also got the dialogue and story.


    Bérénice Marlohe in her short time on screen, left a far more memorable impression for me than any of those 3, she burnt up the screen with DC till her demise and Olga Kurylenko comes across better as well.

    The reasons for disappointment with those 3 isn't down to their looks far from it.

    I Wouldn't say MB looks stunning but everyone has different opinions.

    monicabelluci-spectre-26475.jpg?itok=aqHq3y2c

    Seydoux, a sight for sore eyes ?

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  • Posts: 5,813
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.
  • peter wrote: »
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.

    Sigman was a bloody cameo with only a quarter of a page of lines. No wait, two sentences. Should this be the standard for casting? I am going to blunt now: No. I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.
  • Posts: 1,031
    Is this a Bond 24 or a Bond 25 thread ...?
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 11,968
    Despite the ending of SP, I'd be surprised if Seydoux returned for Bond 25.
    All three SP girls were some of the finest of the series imo.
    Bellucci, Seydoux and Sigman were all stunning. Having seen them at the premiere I can attest that they look that good in real life as well. There's something about Seydoux that's very sexy. The French Bond girls often are.
  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    peter wrote: »
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.

    Sigman was a bloody cameo with only a quarter of a page of lines. No wait, two sentences. Should this be the standard for casting? I am going to blunt now: No. I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    You're very PC aren't you. ? Which doesn't belong in bond films,imo.
    Seydoux's acting was horrible in SP.........imo.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,448
    001 wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.

    Sigman was a bloody cameo with only a quarter of a page of lines. No wait, two sentences. Should this be the standard for casting? I am going to blunt now: No. I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    You're very PC aren't you. ? Which doesn't belong in bond films,imo.
    Seydoux's acting was horrible in SP.........imo.

    I thought Seydoux gave one of the better performances. Funny how we all see things differently.
  • edited September 2017 Posts: 2,107
    When reach her age you will, not look good as she does, you will.

    Mature like fine wine she does. The Force is strong with this one.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    001 wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.

    Sigman was a bloody cameo with only a quarter of a page of lines. No wait, two sentences. Should this be the standard for casting? I am going to blunt now: No. I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    You're very PC aren't you. ? Which doesn't belong in bond films,imo.
    Seydoux's acting was horrible in SP.........imo.
    I also didn't like her acting in SP. Sorry. She was the least charismatic Bond Girl in the Craig era, in my opinion. And to think I got excited when she was cast... She was terrific in Ghost Protocol.
  • Risico007 wrote: »
    001 wrote: »
    Hopefully B25 will have better looking bonds girls than Spectre.

    landscape-1439481607-monica-bellucci-and-lea-seydoux.jpg

    Except for Stephanie Sigman who looks absolutely beautiful.

    Spectre-Movie-James-Bond-Girls-Photos-Trailer-Premiere.jpg

    Hopefully you get your eyes fixed some day as all 3 girls were off the charts

    I am absolutely with 001 on this one.
    MB was way too old and LS is actually just acceptable but nothing really special.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2017 Posts: 23,883
    I personally thought Sigman was the best of the Bond girls in SP. She knocked it out of the park with a role in a mask and with limited screen time. I wish we saw more of her and I actually wish more of the film were shot in Mexico because it's one of the highlights for me. I think Sigman could have rivalled Marlohe if they'd given her a chance.

    I don't see the big deal about Bellucci. She was a true knockout stunner in the 90's but unfortunately I wasn't all that impressed by her in SP, even though her acting was very good. Seydoux certainly has the looks, but perhaps she should have had a non speaking role.
  • NicNac wrote: »
    001 wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    Sigman's a smoke-show, and was a highlight in the pre-titles... She was an incredible flirt, very sexy and in control, a woman who knew this was going to end up back in her bedroom (she just wasn't prepared for what came next!)...

    What caught me about this opening sequence, and still does is, I wonder how Bond picked her up? Because once we meet them, these two are certainly "popping" off the screen together-- it feels like the relationship is only hours old, but their attraction is immediate.

    I certainly love her and DC-- to me the best, and most Bondian moments of the pre-titles in SP.

    Sigman was a bloody cameo with only a quarter of a page of lines. No wait, two sentences. Should this be the standard for casting? I am going to blunt now: No. I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    You're very PC aren't you. ? Which doesn't belong in bond films,imo.
    Seydoux's acting was horrible in SP.........imo.

    I thought Seydoux gave one of the better performances. Funny how we all see things differently.

    I think Lea Seydoux was a wonderful Bond-girl, regardless of the confusing and at times unbelievable storylines and badly explained plotholes. She completely shone during the Hoffler Clinic sequence. From a rather dominating doctor she believably turned into a scared, shivering, angry Honey Rider-esque woman. I compare Madeleine a lot with Honey ("I'm scared James"). She acted with gusto and credibility. That's one aspect I tend to disagree with a lot: The acting. Which IMO in SP was better than average and at times very good. Something we can't say of Denise Richards or Tanya Roberts. The latter two were merely portraying flat bimbo's.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited September 2017 Posts: 15,534
    Something we can't say of Denise Richards or Tanya Roberts. The latter two were merely portraying flat bimbo's.
    I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    'Bimbo', even if you were talking about their acting skills, is considered sexist. Not that I care you used it, but those 2 posts of yours are contradictory.

    ''An attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman'' is the definition of bimbo, by the way.
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    @Gustav_Graves , I'm not understanding your point of view here? I was saying she was a beautiful woman, the character in control; that in such a short scene she made a huge impact; that their scenes seemed to be layered with the context of their relationship--

    I see nothing sexist in my remarks.
  • edited September 2017 Posts: 19,339
    I feel the Bond girls in SP is the same as the film itself: averagE ,and slightly dull.
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,488
    Gimme a break, people. If MB propositioned any of you, you'd be up there like a rat up a drainpipe. If not, I can only assume you bat for the other side, which is obviously fair enough.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited September 2017 Posts: 15,423
    peter wrote: »
    @Gustav_Graves , I'm not understanding your point of view here? I was saying she was a beautiful woman, the character in control; that in such a short scene she made a huge impact; that their scenes seemed to be layered with the context of their relationship--

    I see nothing sexist in my remarks.
    @peter, the initial point of his comment is that if you don't like what he likes, then you're irrelevant and have no taste in anything. That's what he always means whenever he's commenting on something. He clearly knows better and we know nothing.
  • Posts: 19,339
    RC7 wrote: »
    Gimme a break, people. If MB propositioned any of you, you'd be up there like a rat up a drainpipe. If not, I can only assume you bat for the other side, which is obviously fair enough.

    Oh yes !!

    (The rat up a drainpipe not the batting for the other side.)
  • Posts: 5,813
    @ClarkDevlin , thank you for clearing that up; I don't know how he also took what I said and suggested this is how we should cast Bond films??? I'm actually not sure what he meant by that, especially in context of what I had originally said.
    My brain hurts now :(
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2017 Posts: 23,883
    If I was 'propositioned' by MB I'd surely jump at the chance, even though she's seen better days. She's certainly still got the goods and takes care of herself. Why not? Queen and country.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    peter wrote: »
    @ClarkDevlin , thank you for clearing that up; I don't know how he also took what I said and suggested this is how we should cast Bond films??? I'm actually not sure what he meant by that, especially in context of what I had originally said.
    My brain hurts now :(
    No problem, @peter. It's why I hardly bother responding to some of the comments here. Some just point out the one metaphor that leads to "I'm right, you're wrong" or "My opinion is better than yours."

    This thread has become full of it.
  • Posts: 5,813
    @ClarkDevlin , I agree, and the forum is interesting when there are differing opinions.

    There have been quite a few differences of opinions that have given me pause to reconsider my own thoughts.

    My appreciation for Sir Rog has probably grown more so because of the love many have for him on this site.

    Even if we don't agree, listening to and considering other viewpoints will open up one's own perspectives.

  • Posts: 19,339
    peter wrote: »
    @ClarkDevlin , thank you for clearing that up; I don't know how he also took what I said and suggested this is how we should cast Bond films??? I'm actually not sure what he meant by that, especially in context of what I had originally said.
    My brain hurts now :(
    No problem, @peter. It's why I hardly bother responding to some of the comments here. Some just point out the one metaphor that leads to "I'm right, you're wrong" or "My opinion is better than yours."

    This thread has become full of it.

    There's a useful 4-letter word....... ;)

  • edited September 2017 Posts: 11,119
    Something we can't say of Denise Richards or Tanya Roberts. The latter two were merely portraying flat bimbo's.
    I hope we can try to be a little less sexist here, and judge all women on their acting skills foremost.

    'Bimbo', even if you were talking about their acting skills, is considered sexist. Not that I care you used it, but those 2 posts of yours are contradictory.

    ''An attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman'' is the definition of bimbo, by the way.

    You are right to a certain extend. But as others were referring merely to the looks of the actresses, I was also referring to the acting skills. And yes, if someone's role is written as a bimbo, that's sexist too.

    @Peter My problem really is, that we are comparing a cameo (Stephanie Sigman) with a leading female role (Lea Seydoux). That's not entirely fair I think. Obviously we can complement someone for her good looks, but one can also exaggerate and say that Stephanie Sigman was much more credible as a Bond girl than Madeleine Swann; I find that a bit preposterous.

    To defend Stephanie Sigman: In "Narcos"....That's where she was a wonderful actress. For that role she deserves credits...and perhaps a Golden Globe too. But....that little cameo in SP?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2017 Posts: 23,883
    This is Bond after all (a male fantasy role & universe), and so I would think looks plus convincing acting are prerequisites for any female character.
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