No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • Posts: 5,813
    Yes @ClarkDevlin ; that’s all I want for B25, anything else— Casting, locations, which Fleming novel, stand-alone or sequel— doesn’t matter to me. Strong script, strong visionary. Everything else will fall into place.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 15,423
    Precisely, @peter.

    I’m even willing to give Watlz’s Blofeld a second chance if the actor claims he could’ve done a better job. The director has to take that into account.
  • edited October 2017 Posts: 4,619
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    I think he is. It's also been reported Waltz clashed with Mendes as well.
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is no way, I repeat, no way Waltz was talking about Mendes. Sure, Spectre's pre-production and production was nowhere near the smoothest ever, but it's simply impossible any actor would describe a director as talented as Mendes with the words "I was baffled about the ignorance on every level". He was probably talking about the director of something completely awful he acted in such as The Three Musketeers or the Green Hornet.
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    Has to be Mendes.
    Why? Because you want to believe it? Hint: he wasn't talking about Mendes. He was very likely talking about Paul W.S. Anderson, director of The Three Musketeers.
  • Posts: 1,297
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    I think he is. It's also been reported Waltz clashed with Mendes as well.
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is no way, I repeat, no way Waltz was talking about Mendes. Sure, Spectre's pre-production and production was nowhere near the smoothest ever, but it's simply impossible any actor would describe a director as talented as Mendes with the words "I was baffled about the ignorance on every level". He was probably talking about the director of something completely awful he acted in such as The Three Musketeers or the Green Hornet.

    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

  • SeanCraigSeanCraig Germany
    Posts: 699
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.
    I am definitely not in the Mendes-Hate-Camp (love Skyfall) but I also sense he was talking about him. Mendes had a carte blanche for SP and he may have just behaved like this on every aspect. He did not want to do the movie and ultimately did so ... likely for money reasons.

  • edited October 2017 Posts: 15,567
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
    edited October 2017 Posts: 1,756
    bondjames wrote: »
    If Temime returns (most likely) I would greatly appreciate it if she stops with the ridiculously constricted suits. Bond is meant to be a well tailored spy with refined sartorial tastes.

    I also would prefer that she not attempt to put Craig in clothing to remind us of Connery (SF grey suit, or SP white dinner jacket with red carnation). She has mentioned that she was trying to evoke that look, and I think it's rather silly to continue with this attempt. He doesn't have the same height, frame or poise and so such an approach only results in inferior negative comparisons imho.

    Put him in something which a man of his build looks good in - and yes, as has been mentioned by many of us here in the past, the QOS look works best on him. We can see it. Why can't she (or he)?

    I think Jany Temime mostly looked at romantic movies from the 1950's and 1940's, like "Casablanca". That was her prime inspiration really. She openly talked about it. Bond's look should reflect Humphrey Bogart, not necessarily Sean Connery. That's what she specifically said in interviews. Madeleine's short cocktail dress (and its motifs/patterns) at Blofeld's lair was even inspired by Igrid Bergman's dress:

    The 'desert themed fashion' was especially visible during the scenes in the Sahara/Moroccan desert:

    So perhaps we, Bond fans, are too soon thinking that it's 'cheap copy-paste work' from the Connery films. Again, I never heard Jany Temime saying that she wanted to make the film look like a 60's Bond film. On the contrary, both Dutch crew members Hoyte van Hoytema and Jany Temime worked closely together to create that warm desert theme, both in the visuals as well as with the wardrobes.

    Lastly, I do think it's all a matter of opinion when we say that Bond looks better in this or that. Personally, I think his suits were already a bit more 'regular fit' than 'slim fit'. That's a recent trend that's coming back again. Slim fit jeans are a bit 'out', whereas regular fit jeans are 'trendsetting' again in 2017.

    This idea would be good, in theory. But good god what the f#@k was Temime thinking? Her idea for that costume is utterly stupid. Bond is a spy on a mission, and yet the impression we're given is that Bond is trying way to hard to impress Madeleine on their FIRST dinner date. So are we to believe Bond packed this amount of clothing for his mission? He bought a white tailored suit in Tangier just for Madeleine? Good god what a bloody mess.
  • edited October 2017 Posts: 4,619
    @ColonelSun No, it's a completely unreasonable speculation. First of all, he was talking to an entertainment journalist when he said "I’m afraid you’ve seen the movie", of course entertainment journalist has seen The Three Musketeers. Second, of course he would not single out Mendes since he has worked with some truly awful directors in his career, and on movies that turned out to be MUCH worse than Spectre.

    @SeanCraig Have you seen The Three Musketeers? Have you ever heard of Paul W.S. Anderson?
  • Posts: 15,567
    bondjames wrote: »
    If Temime returns (most likely) I would greatly appreciate it if she stops with the ridiculously constricted suits. Bond is meant to be a well tailored spy with refined sartorial tastes.

    I also would prefer that she not attempt to put Craig in clothing to remind us of Connery (SF grey suit, or SP white dinner jacket with red carnation). She has mentioned that she was trying to evoke that look, and I think it's rather silly to continue with this attempt. He doesn't have the same height, frame or poise and so such an approach only results in inferior negative comparisons imho.

    Put him in something which a man of his build looks good in - and yes, as has been mentioned by many of us here in the past, the QOS look works best on him. We can see it. Why can't she (or he)?

    I think Jany Temime mostly looked at romantic movies from the 1950's and 1940's, like "Casablanca". That was her prime inspiration really. She openly talked about it. Bond's look should reflect Humphrey Bogart, not necessarily Sean Connery. That's what she specifically said in interviews. Madeleine's short cocktail dress (and its motifs/patterns) at Blofeld's lair was even inspired by Igrid Bergman's dress:

    The 'desert themed fashion' was especially visible during the scenes in the Sahara/Moroccan desert:

    So perhaps we, Bond fans, are too soon thinking that it's 'cheap copy-paste work' from the Connery films. Again, I never heard Jany Temime saying that she wanted to make the film look like a 60's Bond film. On the contrary, both Dutch crew members Hoyte van Hoytema and Jany Temime worked closely together to create that warm desert theme, both in the visuals as well as with the wardrobes.

    Lastly, I do think it's all a matter of opinion when we say that Bond looks better in this or that. Personally, I think his suits were already a bit more 'regular fit' than 'slim fit'. That's a recent trend that's coming back again. Slim fit jeans are a bit 'out', whereas regular fit jeans are 'trendsetting' again in 2017.

    This idea would be good, in theory. But good god what the f#@k was Temime thinking? Her idea for that costume is utterly stupid. Bond is a spy on a mission, and yet the impression we're given is that Bond is trying way to hard to impress Madeleine on their FIRST dinner date. So are we to believe Bond packed this amount of clothing for his mission? He bought a white tailored suit in Tangier just for Madeleine? Good god what a bloody mess.

    Liked the suit on the posters, but it felt odd watching Craig wearing it in the film. Didn't think much of it, but, this is probably why.
  • Posts: 5,813
    Agreed @ClarkDevlin ; Walz was quite uninspired in the role. I find it hard to watch him in the role and, as I’ve said many times, I wish White was Blofeld (without any of the childhood relationship nonsense).

    However, a new director, a strong vision, and make it count— go out with a bang.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,645
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!

    Yes, Waltz is the villain. He is quite good in it.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    Waltz was far and away one of the most uninspired and tedious elements in SP imho, so if he is in fact referring to Mendes in that article he would be well placed to hold his tongue going forward.

    He gives off the stench of an actor who peaked in his two Tarantino films and is fast becoming a has been, at least in my view.
  • Posts: 1,297
    @ColonelSun No, it's a completely unreasonable speculation. First of all, he was talking to an entertainment journalist when he said "I’m afraid you’ve seen the movie", of course entertainment journalist has seen The Three Musketeers. Second, of course he would not single out Mendes since he has worked with some truly awful directors in his career, and on movies that turned out to be MUCH worse than Spectre.

    @SeanCraig Have you seen The Three Musketeers? Have you ever heard of Paul W.S. Anderson?

    Oh please cool down, mate, it's just speculation - this is a forum discussing Bond after all. It just sounds like he's talking about a more recent film which a lot of people have seen - and that narrows the field down quite a bit, plus it's known, even from his own comments, Waltz wasn't satisfied with how his performance turned out in SP -- and when an actor states such a thing it generally means not being happy with the filmmaking experience - hence the director - Mendes. So it's perfectly reasonable speculation.

    And BTW I know Paul WS Anderson very well, have done for over 20 years, have even stayed at his beautiful home in LA. You might not rate him, but he's very successful in Hollywood and knows how to navigate the very tricky scene out there.
  • Posts: 15,567
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!

    Yes, Waltz is the villain. He is quite good in it.

    Never heard of it, haha!
  • Posts: 1,031
    peter wrote: »
    Agreed @ClarkDevlin ; Walz was quite uninspired in the role. I find it hard to watch him in the role and, as I’ve said many times, I wish White was Blofeld (without any of the childhood relationship nonsense).

    However, a new director, a strong vision, and make it count— go out with a bang.

    It makes some sense for Mr White to have being Blofeld - then you would have had the mysetrious in the background figure thing, and his name - white - or blank - is filled in with Blofeld. But if I had that at the beginning I would have written his part slightly differently - his role in QoS would have had to change dramatically.
  • Posts: 19,339
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!

    Yes, Waltz is the villain. He is quite good in it.

    Never heard of it, haha!

    I wouldn't bother with it,even with Waltz in it.

  • edited October 2017 Posts: 4,619
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    And BTW I know Paul WS Anderson very well, have done for over 20 years, have even stayed at his beautiful home in LA. You might not rate him, but he's very successful in Hollywood and knows how to navigate the very tricky scene out there.
    Oh, so THAT'S why you don't want to believe Waltz was talkig about him! Sorry to burst your bubble, Colonel, he very likely was. Paul WS Anderson is one of the worst Hollywood directors ever according to pretty much everyone on the planet.
  • edited October 2017 Posts: 15,567
    barryt007 wrote: »
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!

    Yes, Waltz is the villain. He is quite good in it.

    Never heard of it, haha!

    I wouldn't bother with it,even with Waltz in it.

    Is it more of a comedy than anything? See Seth Rogen plays the title role..
  • Posts: 19,339
    barryt007 wrote: »
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Calm down, mate. Just speculating. But Waltz seems to be discussing a film many people have seen, and that isn't 3 Musketeers or Green Hornet which died without trace. And he and Mendes clashed on SP, so it's a reasonable speculation, but only that.

    There's a Green Hornet film – with Waltz?!

    Yes, Waltz is the villain. He is quite good in it.

    Never heard of it, haha!

    I wouldn't bother with it,even with Waltz in it.

    Is it more of a comedy than anything? See Seth Rogen plays the title role..

    It tries to be a superhero film and fails on all levels,and its damn boring as well.

  • I bought The Green Hornet on dvd though it was dirt cheap in a bargain bin for good reason, Waltz was better in Gilliam's Zero Theorem
  • Posts: 1,162
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    I think he is. It's also been reported Waltz clashed with Mendes as well.
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is no way, I repeat, no way Waltz was talking about Mendes. Sure, Spectre's pre-production and production was nowhere near the smoothest ever, but it's simply impossible any actor would describe a director as talented as Mendes with the words "I was baffled about the ignorance on every level". He was probably talking about the director of something completely awful he acted in such as The Three Musketeers or the Green Hornet.
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    Has to be Mendes.
    Why? Because you want to believe it? Hint: he wasn't talking about Mendes. He was very likely talking about Paul W.S. Anderson, director of The Three Musketeers.

    I would wager, that our guesses are as good as yours.
  • Posts: 1,162
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    And BTW I know Paul WS Anderson very well, have done for over 20 years, have even stayed at his beautiful home in LA. You might not rate him, but he's very successful in Hollywood and knows how to navigate the very tricky scene out there.
    Oh, so THAT'S why you don't want to believe Waltz was talkig about him! Sorry to burst your bubble, Colonel, he very likely was. Paul WS Anderson is one of the worst Hollywood directors ever according to pretty much everyone on the planet.

    So why should Waltz be surprised about him being incompetent? Just for once try some logic and not just stubborn childishness.
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
    Posts: 1,003
    I loved the wardrobe of Spectre!
    Very classic feeling. Does anyone have screen shots of Casino royales website that had the dossier on Craig? I swear it said he was a naval commander and had all kinds of info on his Bond?
  • edited October 2017 Posts: 4,619
    I would wager, that our guesses are as good as yours.
    Claiming that Waltz might have talked about Mendes when he said those words is not simply a guess, it's a sheer display of ignorance.
    So why should Waltz be surprised about him being incompetent?
    Seriously? He said "the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level." You can know about how bad a director is and still be baffled about how truly bad he actually is when you work with him. (Next time try some logic . You know, just once.)
  • Posts: 15,567
    barryt007 wrote: »
    It tries to be a superhero film and fails on all levels,and its damn boring as well.
    I bought The Green Hornet on dvd though it was dirt cheap in a bargain bin for good reason, Waltz was better in Gilliam's Zero Theorem

    I'll skip this one, then!
  • Posts: 1,162
    I would wager, that our guesses are as good as yours.
    Claiming that Waltz might have talked about Mendes when he said those words is not simply a guess, it's a sheer display of ignorance.
    So why should Waltz be surprised about him being incompetent?
    Seriously? He said "the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level." You can know about how bad a director is and still be baffled about how truly bad he actually is when you work with him. (Next time try some logic . You know, just once.)

    Yeah, sure.
  • Posts: 11,425
    Cristoph Waltz "iv'e worked with a director - i'm afraid you've seen the movie where I was baffled about the ignorance on every level. He's a lovely guy, but he should do something else."

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/246227/christoph-waltz-good-mood-humorous-sparks-fly

    Craig and Mendes apparently clashed creatively during Spectre to the point where their relationship disintegrated. Mendes was very quick after Spectre to say no more, and whatever happened on Spectre left a bad taste in Craig's mouth. I wonder if Waltz is referring to Mendes.

    Sounds like an apt description, if you ask me.

    Ho ho. Amusing to hear Waltz getting stuck into Mendes.

    I think an Oscar and two BO smash Bond movies suggest otherwise but still entertaining.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 34,988
    I bought The Green Hornet on dvd though it was dirt cheap in a bargain bin for good reason, Waltz was better in Gilliam's Zero Theorem

    Glad I wasn't the only one that heartily enjoyed The Zero Theorem. Felt like Gilliam diving back into the world of his classic Brazil once more.
  • How old is DC's Bond supposed to be? Is it a set age, (born '68, I believe?), or do we just roll with whatever DC's actual age is?
  • Posts: 11,119
    How old is DC's Bond supposed to be? Is it a set age, (born '68, I believe?), or do we just roll with whatever DC's actual age is?

    Daniel Craig's version of James Bond was born on Saturday April 13th 1968. So James Bond will be 51 years old. By the way this Bond was born in Berlin, Germany (West-Berlin probably at the time?)::
    d1Tad0S.jpg

    Timothy Dalton's version of James Bond was born on Wednesday November 10th 1948. So James Bond will be celebrating his 71st birthday when Bond #25 premieres :-D! By the way, this Bond was born in London:
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