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Director Mendes says Craig brings complexity to 007 role
MSNBC ^

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by Perdogg

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes said on Sunday he would not have made the latest James Bond film "Skyfall" without Daniel Craig playing the MI6 agent because of the complexity the British actor has brought to the character.

Mendes, who won an Academy Award for directing "American Beauty" in 1999, has depicted troubled men with ordinary lives -a far cry from 007, the ultimate action hero.

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Bond never worked for MI6 in the novels.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 3:00:53 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/29/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“Complexity” is code for “gay.”


3 posted on 04/29/2012 3:10:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Perdogg

Sorry, but as an actor, Daniel Craig is about as complex as a cinderblock.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 3:10:54 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Perdogg
with whom? hmm.. must read the book(s :).

5 posted on 04/29/2012 3:11:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $h!t, w!th d!fferent fl!e$". :^)
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To: Perdogg

I’m trying to fathom why Sam Mendes was chosen to direct. That “American Beauty” was one of the most ludicrous, overblown and heterophobic farces in film history.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 3:24:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Argus

Not to mention completely wrong for the role.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 3:25:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Perdogg

The original is still the best. Sean Connery.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Perdogg

I’ll take ANY of the other Bonds over Craig and that includes Moore!

Also most irritating is the herky jerky first person film style.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6
I’ll take ANY of the other Bonds over Craig and that includes Moore!

Moore over Craig?
Boy, you do HATE Craig.

Can't say I agree with that. But Craig's Bond is a little too dark. I realize that Bond is a spy, but Bond has always been fun.

10 posted on 04/29/2012 4:02:03 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The theory is that Sam was good at bringing novel based themes to the big screen. Of course this assumes that Babs has even read a Bond novel.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 4:52:51 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: skinkinthegrass

The ministry of defence per the You Only Live Twice chapter Obit and the short story The Property of A Lady.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Despite many misgivings (and my own), Daniel Craig has done a phenomenal job.

And he landed a real babe like Rachel Weiss, so he’s good to go in my book.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I agree about AB.
The film completely sucked and was full of the expected leftist bullshit.

“And then the Nazi-loving Marine turns out to be a fag. The end.”

I was disgusted with the whole thing.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: mountn man
Frankly, I would prefer a more adult version of Bond, with an edge, not clowning around (Moore)

The focus should be on the fact that he is a killer who enjoys doing what he does because he is on the right side.

I think Craig can bring that out, (depending on the writing) as did Connerly in the first two Bond movies.

15 posted on 04/29/2012 5:02:37 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: mountn man

IHMO, Timothy Dalton did a great “dark” Bond and was taken to task for it. Personally, Bond became an Airplane-like spoof movie under Moore.

Craig’s doing a FANTASTIC job.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 5:03:06 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Perdogg

I thought the MOD bit was Bond’s official cover, but not his true service (acknowleging his previous RN service)?


17 posted on 04/29/2012 5:04:36 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Perdogg

Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes in the same movie. My head will explode.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 5:07:58 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Maybe you should audition to be a Bond girl in the next 007 movie.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 5:16:28 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Wow! So many haters for the new Bond and Daniel Craig. Complexity? Yes. I’ve loved all of the Bond films from the past to current, and I’ll say that Craig has done a wonderful job as James Bond. He has brought a deeper understanding of who Bond is in his earlier days and will now get a chance to become a bit more funny.

Sure, the first movie was a bit serious and the second was a bit dark, but that was the story. Both films were well written and helped to explain the full character arc of who Bond is and what made him into the agent we all know and love.

Sure, that’s all my opinion and I have more thoughts on it. I enjoyed the first two movies and am sure will love the third.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Perdogg

Only if they plan on setting it in The Villages.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Correct.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 5:54:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

23 posted on 04/29/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

interesting

http://n007.thegoldeneye.com/film_commentary/lights_out3.html


24 posted on 04/29/2012 7:08:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

That’s gonna leave a mark.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 7:51:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: mountn man; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

I liked Dalton, he was “dark” but still had the Bond charm.

Craig better do the Bond girl this time. Not doing Olga Kurylenko in QOS was a crime against humanity on par with the slide whistle from TMWTGG.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Olga is about the only reason I watch “Magic City.” The other girl married to Danny Huston’s psycho character ain’t bad, either.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 9:27:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Perdogg

I will watch Daniel Craig in anything.

I don’t care if it’s a bad movie....and I don’t care if he acts poorly in it either.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 9:31:26 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Starz disappeared from my channel lineup. I guess I had it free for a year or something.

I saw that show though cause they showed the first 3 episodes on a special preview channel. I like it. Lots of fine tail, the maid girl the younger son likes is hot too. Guess I’ll have to shell out money or use less than “ethical” means to see it, which is a pain in the ass.


29 posted on 04/29/2012 10:54:42 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Also on Starz, Kelsey Grammer’s “Boss” which I liked. Kathleen Robertson.

Eva Green’s rather lousy “Camelot” was cancelled, King Arthur couldn’t act to save his life. I never watched “Spartacus” but I have a feeling I’d like it.


30 posted on 04/29/2012 11:05:36 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...
I may have to skip this one. If he had read the novels he might have gotten a clue. Good grief.

"Sky's Lucy Cotter, who has been on the Bond set in Istanbul, said: "Sam Mendes said they have gone back to the original Fleming books and looked at Bond when he was less of an international playboy and more of a, quite depressed, MI6 operative who was depressed about being a killer."

In the novels, Bond was never depressed about being who he was, a secret agent (not a spy) who worked for the Ministry of Defence. He did not approve of killing in cold blood but understood that killing was justified at times. I believe Sam probably read only the first part of Goldfinger.
31 posted on 04/30/2012 5:49:35 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Sergio Mendes is directing movies now? Could work.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 9:32:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Craig’s doing a FANTASTIC job.

Agreed.
Craig looks to me like the first "real" Bond since Sean Connery.

33 posted on 04/30/2012 9:40:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Craig is 1000 times better than Roger Moore, who camped it up way too much.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Sergio Mendes is directing movies now? Could work.

Yep. And he's got Brazill 66 doing the costumes.

35 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rte7E6HGGq4


36 posted on 04/30/2012 9:52:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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