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Post by Maria » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:56 am

sf2la wrote:
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sf2la wrote:It's not that I want the next guy to be better (I find it impossible to believe that he could be, but who knows), I just respect Daniel's contribution to the franchise. Totally 'saved' it. If he makes it good for the next guy to do great, more power to him. Daniel has received d ouch accolades from his role; no one can take those away from him. They will always be his. Connery was considered great. Daniel is considered great, and they always will be. Whoever the next guy is, I wish him look. He has some pretty ugly LeBron James trainers to fill. :lol:
sf2la - You are a better person than I am and certainly more eloquent. You are right. I think I am swayed by my high hopes that I so want him to do another Bond film...yet want it to be the best yet, to go out on that high and not look back thinking it was ever a mistake to do just one more.

(Okay, he could do a new Bond film eery year and I'd probably still wish for more...)
Haha, and no, I am absolutely no better than anyone here. Period. I think it would be a real shame if the franchise were butchered by a bad choice in Bond. All I want to do is see more of Daniel. I like him in Bond because of his posture, perfect hair (I think they learned their lesson with SF), self-imposed perfect body, incredible clothes, and the nuances of his acting. But whatever, it will come to an end, whether now or one more. It's not a big difference to me. I'm anxious to see him in something else. Too bad he doesn't do both like what he did with Tattoo. That was an awesome role in a great movie. But truly, Daniel has already proven himself to himself and critics. He doesn't need to do another to prove that he's an awesome Bond. He owns that. The next guy has to earn it, just like Daniel did. And I don't feel concerned for Daniel either way. Bond has given him his wife, real happiness, and a life that only the .00001% have. He's earned it.

Oh, and i am the world's worst texter on my phone. OMG. I think I corrected all the typos on my original. Sorry!
Once again - well said sf2la! :D

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Post by Maria » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:58 am

Germangirl wrote:remember, they bought Daniel for 1 1/2 million. Gave him a bonus of 2 later.
That's all he earned for Casino? At least as salary? They got a fantastic deal for someone who saved the franchise. Although he does so well, they may not be thinking of the budget right now.

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Post by Germangirl » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:17 am

Yes, that's how he started. Guess it was a lot of money for him.
But Babs gave him the bonus out of gratitude, as she should have.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by Maria » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:41 am

Germangirl wrote:Yes, that's how he started. Guess it was a lot of money for him.
But Babs gave him the bonus out of gratitude, as she should have.
Good for Babs, she is smart. He deserved a bonus of course. Good for him too.

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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:45 pm

Maria wrote:
sf2la wrote:
Maria wrote:
sf2la wrote:It's not that I want the next guy to be better (I find it impossible to believe that he could be, but who knows), I just respect Daniel's contribution to the franchise. Totally 'saved' it. If he makes it good for the next guy to do great, more power to him. Daniel has received d ouch accolades from his role; no one can take those away from him. They will always be his. Connery was considered great. Daniel is considered great, and they always will be. Whoever the next guy is, I wish him look. He has some pretty ugly LeBron James trainers to fill. :lol:
sf2la - You are a better person than I am and certainly more eloquent. You are right. I think I am swayed by my high hopes that I so want him to do another Bond film...yet want it to be the best yet, to go out on that high and not look back thinking it was ever a mistake to do just one more.

(Okay, he could do a new Bond film eery year and I'd probably still wish for more...)
Haha, and no, I am absolutely no better than anyone here. Period. I think it would be a real shame if the franchise were butchered by a bad choice in Bond. All I want to do is see more of Daniel. I like him in Bond because of his posture, perfect hair (I think they learned their lesson with SF), self-imposed perfect body, incredible clothes, and the nuances of his acting. But whatever, it will come to an end, whether now or one more. It's not a big difference to me. I'm anxious to see him in something else. Too bad he doesn't do both like what he did with Tattoo. That was an awesome role in a great movie. But truly, Daniel has already proven himself to himself and critics. He doesn't need to do another to prove that he's an awesome Bond. He owns that. The next guy has to earn it, just like Daniel did. And I don't feel concerned for Daniel either way. Bond has given him his wife, real happiness, and a life that only the .00001% have. He's earned it.

Oh, and i am the world's worst texter on my phone. OMG. I think I corrected all the typos on my original. Sorry!
Once again - well said sf2la! :D
I generally agree with this too... particularly the highlighted...

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Post by Sylvia's girl » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:50 am

William Boyd talking about editor, Jim Clarke who recently passed away.
They worked together on The Trench.
It's not so much the article that caught my eye but one of the comments.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/ma ... -repairman

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I didn't know Jim Clarke had died. May he rest in peace.

I synched all the rushes for The Trench, together with my colleague, back in the days of rising at 3.30am to work in a concrete bunker at Twickenham Studios. As we laid down the freshly synched rushes each day to Beta tape, I remember being extremely impressed by a powerful British actor I'd never heard of before playing a sergeant - superb performances, take after take.

I had the luxury of occasionally delivering material to Jim in his suite at Bray. He was a kind fellow, and I was rather in awe of him. I knew he would be working on the Bond film, and I was desperate to be an assistant in his cutting rooms.

I waited until the wrap party to ask... but not before I got very drunk. The delivery of my request was not exactly honed; probably the most incoherent alcohol-bedraggled blather he'd ever heard in his life. It's one of the handful of moments in my life my toes curl when I recall it - or rather, when the vague recollection blunders back unasked-for.

During the party I also went up to this new actor to congratulate him on the fantastic performance. He didn't deign to acknowledge my praise. He was already wrapped in women. Daniel Craig didn't need to be told anything.

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Post by Germangirl » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:36 am

Yes, that last sentence is zelling in itsself.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Well, that is a COOL quote and a cute story! :D 8)
Great find, SG. Thanks for posting...! :)

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Post by bumblebee » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:13 pm

That does say it all. What a great find. Warmed me up no end. Thanks SG!

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Post by Maria » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Sylvia's girl wrote:William Boyd talking about editor, Jim Clarke who recently passed away.
They worked together on The Trench.
It's not so much the article that caught my eye but one of the comments.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/ma ... -repairman

Comment...

I didn't know Jim Clarke had died. May he rest in peace.

I synched all the rushes for The Trench, together with my colleague, back in the days of rising at 3.30am to work in a concrete bunker at Twickenham Studios. As we laid down the freshly synched rushes each day to Beta tape, I remember being extremely impressed by a powerful British actor I'd never heard of before playing a sergeant - superb performances, take after take.

I had the luxury of occasionally delivering material to Jim in his suite at Bray. He was a kind fellow, and I was rather in awe of him. I knew he would be working on the Bond film, and I was desperate to be an assistant in his cutting rooms.

I waited until the wrap party to ask... but not before I got very drunk. The delivery of my request was not exactly honed; probably the most incoherent alcohol-bedraggled blather he'd ever heard in his life. It's one of the handful of moments in my life my toes curl when I recall it - or rather, when the vague recollection blunders back unasked-for.

During the party I also went up to this new actor to congratulate him on the fantastic performance. He didn't deign to acknowledge my praise. He was already wrapped in women. Daniel Craig didn't need to be told anything.
Ya, why does this not surprise me?

I've never heard the description "wrapped in women" and it's almost haunting, seems so fitting for him.

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Post by Hannah » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:04 am

Dunda wrote:Thanks to A!

As random as it comes :lol: :lol:

http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/05/daniel-cr ... good-docs/

Good genes or good docs, seriously? Neither, of course - IMHO, he just looks his age... :lol: :lol:
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Post by Red-Snow » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:08 pm

James Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli Appointed BAFTA Vice-President For Film

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed BAFTA’s vp for film. Her appointment follows Greg Dyke coming on-board at BAFTA’s vp for TV. Previous vps for film include Duncan Kenworthy and Lord Puttnam. BAFTA can appoint up to three vps, in film, television and games, for a term of up to six years.

“I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers,â€￾ said Broccoli. “I am therefore honoured to accept the role of BAFTA’s Vice President for Filmâ€￾.

“I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining BAFTA as our Vice President for Film,â€￾ said BAFTA chair Anne Morrison. “With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we’ll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years. With Greg Dyke announced recently as our Television Vice President, we are in good hands for the future.â€￾

Barbara Broccoli and brother Michael G Wilson own EON Productions and have produced the last eight Bond films together including Skyfall and Spectre. They also exec produced Corinna Villari-McFarlane’s A Silent Storm starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough and Tom Browne’s Radiator starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira. EON Productions recently announced a creative alliance with Cove Pictures, a joint venture with Smuggler Inc and Red Arrow Entertainment, to develop a number of television shows for the international market.

Broccoli has also co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Steady Rain and Chariots Of Fire. She has Othello at the New York Theatre Workshop starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig to be directed by Sam Gold coming up in December 2016.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:13 pm

Ooh so she's producing, but December?!

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Post by Germangirl » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:03 pm

Maße they needed to reschedule.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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