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Old February 16 2012, 07:41 AM   #931
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Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

Woah. Looks like they're really pulling out all the stops for this one.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:42 PM   #932
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Escalator stunt

http://www.mi6-hq.com/news/index.php...4&t=mi6&s=news

And a scene involving MI6

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Judi+De...ll/KccANF7Tqcj

The scene is shot on Vauxhall Bridge with the *MI5 building in the background. It involves Dame Judi Dench (M) being stopped by armed police on the bridge. As she is being spoken to a loud explosion could be heard which makes M and the police officer jump. In the movie this will be the *MI6 building being blown up with the effect being created by CGI in post production. The filming caused traffic jams either side of the bridge as traffic was held back by real Police officers so they could film the scene over and over again from every conceivable angle. They took over 4 hours to film the scene in London, UK on February 12, 2012
I was in London on Sunday, okay, in Kensington and Chelsea mainly (there was a 45 minute queue to get into the Natural History Museum so we went into the Science Museum) and we didn't go anywhere near Vauxhall, if I'd known this was happening, we probably would have swung by to see the action taking place.

Apart from the obligatory weekend maintenance on the Underground, travelling around the city was pretty easy.

As for Cumberbatch being Bond, are you all taking leave of your senses or is it because he's cool in Sherlock you want to shoe horn him in other roles as well? One, he's not an action hero and two, his roles have been skewed towards the more intellectual types. For those who have seen him in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy that's the type of character he would be best suited for in a Bond film, if "Q" hadn't been cast already, I'd say that would be a very good fit, but for Bond? No way.
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Old February 18 2012, 07:52 PM   #933
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I can't see Bond producers casting an actor who played another iconic role as 007. Especially if Man of Steel is successful and sequels are made.
I agree with both parts of this statement. And I agree also that a tv role isn't the same as a movie one for their purposes (the Saint/ Remington Steele).

There was talk that Hugh Jackman was approached in the past, but Wolverine is (nominally) part of an ensemble, not a hero in his own franchise. And the unshaven feral Canuck is different enough from the suave spy to have just about allowed him to play both.

I suspect that had Christian Bale not landed the part of Batman last time around, he would have headed the shortlist to replace Pierce Brosnan. But having been the Dark Knight, he was never going to be 007.

As for Cumberbatch as 007; well, I'm not seeing it, even if Craig has proved that an actor doesn't have to be conventionally tall dark and handsome, like Connery or Brosnan, to play the role. Cumberbatch did say in a recent interview that he'd love to play an action role and get himself in shape [I believe he's hitting the gym and the protein shakes for ST(1)2]. But he's still too gangly and offbeat to play Bond.

I don't think the next Bond will be one of the obvious choices like Fassbender or Hardy. My bet would be to start watching UK tv for an actor in his mid-20s over the next year or two.
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Old February 18 2012, 08:27 PM   #934
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Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

With the talk going on that this mught be Judi Dench's last go as M, I wonder if this has something to do with it. That's too bad that it's getting that bad for her.
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Old February 19 2012, 04:04 PM   #935
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With the talk going on that this mught be Judi Dench's last go as M, I wonder if this has something to do with it. That's too bad that it's getting that bad for her.
Yeah you beat me to it (Huffington Post has a story on it). I can't see why she can't continue. Dana Elcar went blind from glaucoma yet continued to play his role in Macgyver and they even wrote his blindness into the story. Worst that could happen is we'd return to the "M gives orders from the office" scenario (though if you look back at the movies, from You Only Live Twice onwards, M goes into the the field a surprising number of times).

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Old February 20 2012, 07:19 AM   #936
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^It may not be a situation of her not being able to continue, but rather just not wanting to. She's probably at a point where she's carved herself a pretty nice lifestyle and doesn't need to work anymore, so if health's becoming an issue and is making acting more of a hassle than it's really worth to her, I can see her just hanging it up and bowing out. It would certainly be too bad, but also understandable.
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Old February 20 2012, 11:17 AM   #937
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I can't see Bond producers casting an actor who played another iconic role as 007. Especially if Man of Steel is successful and sequels are made.
I agree with both parts of this statement. And I agree also that a tv role isn't the same as a movie one for their purposes (the Saint/ Remington Steele).

There was talk that Hugh Jackman was approached in the past, but Wolverine is (nominally) part of an ensemble, not a hero in his own franchise. And the unshaven feral Canuck is different enough from the suave spy to have just about allowed him to play both.

I suspect that had Christian Bale not landed the part of Batman last time around, he would have headed the shortlist to replace Pierce Brosnan. But having been the Dark Knight, he was never going to be 007.

As for Cumberbatch as 007; well, I'm not seeing it, even if Craig has proved that an actor doesn't have to be conventionally tall dark and handsome, like Connery or Brosnan, to play the role. Cumberbatch did say in a recent interview that he'd love to play an action role and get himself in shape [I believe he's hitting the gym and the protein shakes for ST(1)2]. But he's still too gangly and offbeat to play Bond.

I don't think the next Bond will be one of the obvious choices like Fassbender or Hardy. My bet would be to start watching UK tv for an actor in his mid-20s over the next year or two.
Yeah I do suspect the next Bond will be some guy we've never heard of, unless Craig does something shocking and bows out after SkyFall, which seems unlikely...
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Old February 22 2012, 08:29 AM   #938
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First behind the scenes video blog from Sam Mendes!

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/First...ure-29569.html
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Old February 23 2012, 08:57 PM   #939
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IMAX !

i liked the video (blog) EPK from Sam Mendes. thanks.



EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the long-awaited next chapter in the famed James Bond franchise, SKYFALL, will be released in IMAX® theatres simultaneously with the film’s international release on Oct. 26, and its domestic release on Nov. 9, 2012. This is the first IMAX installment of the iconic Bond film franchise.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:03 PM   #940
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I wonder when this IMAX fad will go away. It gives me headaches, it's unwatchable in the front row, and it adds nothing to the story.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:09 PM   #941
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I wonder when this IMAX fad will go away. It gives me headaches, it's unwatchable in the front row, and it adds nothing to the story.
Well I agree when a film has an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 widescreen and you take a pan and scan of that to fit into IMAX's aspect ratio: 1.44:1
it is like taking any widescreen movie and panning and scanning it to fit it into traditional analog TVs for a broadcast 20 years ago. You are losing 30% of the image as well as the grain is increased.

From what I read in a magazine it was only Transformers 2 that had 8k resolution renders for some scenes shot on 70mm film where it looked great.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:16 PM   #942
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I wonder when this IMAX fad will go away. It gives me headaches, it's unwatchable in the front row, and it adds nothing to the story.
Then don't go...or don't sit in the front row. I personally love it, especially when certain scenes are shot with IMAX cameras.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:35 PM   #943
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I wonder when this IMAX fad will go away. It gives me headaches, it's unwatchable in the front row, and it adds nothing to the story.
You shouldn't be sitting in the front row for a 35mm projection, either. As for adding nothing to the story, I'd say the skyscraper scenes in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol prove that wrong. The sheer scope of the IMAX frame in that sequence resulted in one of the tensest action scenes I've seen all year.

Of course, some years ago you would be complaining about 70mm projections instead of IMAX, and making the same point. Obviously Lawrence of Arabia gained nothing from the added scope, either.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:41 PM   #944
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This gives me another chance to grumble that there isn't an IMAX cinema in the whole island of Ireland and there hasn't been one for several years now. The one in Belfast closed in 2007, without ever having shown a proper feature film (it only ever showed documentaries).
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Old February 24 2012, 09:47 AM   #945
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The old Aston Martin DB5 will be driven by Craig in this movie, fully equiped as it was in Goldfinger.


http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/wp-...martin-db5.jpg
Double-O heaven ... classy DB5 seen on set of new James Bond movie Skyfall near Glencoe

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...n-Skyfall.html

Daniel Craig drives the legendary silver sports car, armed with machine guns, in a chase scene in new film Skyfall.

It still bears the same BMT 216A number plate it sported on its 1964 bow in Goldfinger, when Sean Connery played 007.
The car also appeared in Thunderball, Casino Royale, Tomorrow Never Dies and GoldenEye — but this will be the first time since its debut it has been armed and used by Bond in a chase.

The DB5, complete with a "weapons dashboard", was seen during filming in Glencoe, Scotland.

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