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Daniel Craig: Bond 23 Script Is Better Than Casino Royale
gigwise.com ^ | 07.28.11

Posted on 08/01/2011 8:06:27 PM PDT by Perdogg

James Bond actor Daniel Craig has recently admitted he believes the script for the latest Bond film is far better than Casino Royale.

The Cowboys & Aliens actor said he was excited to reunite with Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes for the upcoming Bond 23, where he will be reprising his role as secret agent James Bond.

During an interview, the actor told Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau: "I think it's a great choice because Sam has a fervour and energy to really direct a Bond movie, with a capital B."

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KEYWORDS: 007; bond; bond23; bondjamesbond; casinoroyale; cr; craig; danielcraig; jamesbond; royale

1 posted on 08/01/2011 8:06:31 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg

I’ll only believe it after I see it and maybe not even then. “Casino Royale” was incredible (except for the socialist/big brother/microchip in the arm bit) but “Quantum of Solace” was terrible.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 8:18:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

He wouldn’t lie about a thing like this.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 8:26:25 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ReformationFan
"Quantum" was the worst since "A View To A Kill."

Note to UA/MGM and writers...When a Bond plot takes him to Latin America, the movie generally sucks. "Moonraker," "License To Kill" and "Quantum of Solace."

Bad. Worse. Worst.

5 posted on 08/01/2011 8:26:46 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Perdogg

I haven’t seen Casino Royale, but I really enjoyed Cowboys & Aliens.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 8:38:12 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
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To: ChocChipCookie
I haven’t seen Casino Royale,

Excellent movie. Best since "The Living Daylights," IMO.

7 posted on 08/01/2011 8:47:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
It wasn't that bad.

1. The bad guy was an Al Gore clone.

2. Olga Kurylenko

8 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:06 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

I liked Quantum. Go figure.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 9:05:13 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Vince Ferrer

“2. Olga Kurylenko”

She was fantastic in Centurion’ as the cold-blooded Pict hunter. Gave Michael Fassbender (Magneto in X Men 1st Class) and the rest of the Roman survivors nightmares for the rest of the movie LOL


10 posted on 08/01/2011 9:13:25 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: whitedog57

Quantam was a letdown after Casino Royale, but then again, Casino set such a high bar, that it would have taken some effort to come close to it.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 9:21:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Quantum was barely watchable. Batman Begins set a high bar and The Dark Knight delivered.

I hated the opera scene in Quantum. I’m seriously going to believe one British agent can infiltrate the Uber oranized crime organization because they sit in an ampitheater?

I’d think the same ones that told them they have people everywhere would have better IT guys and better security.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 9:26:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Perdogg

I doubt I will se this new movie? I have never seen the last one that was released. I do not like the latest James Bond. Too many negative things about him that turn me off. And the scripts are the pits.


13 posted on 08/01/2011 9:51:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: whitedog57

I liked Quantum, too, but if I hadn’t known it was a Bond movie I never would have guessed.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 9:52:56 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: buccaneer81

I thought “Quantum of Solace” was worse than “A View To A Kill”. As weak and tired as the 1985 Bond adventure was, it at least offered a John Barry score, some Cold War-era ambience and a small supporting role from Alison Doody(”Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”) to help make it tolerable.

I rather enjoyed “Moonraker” and to a lesser extent, “Licence To Kill” so Latin American locations aren’t a problem for me. The problem with QOS was its dreadful PC/Marxist script and pretentiously slipshod direction.


15 posted on 08/01/2011 10:45:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

“The problem with QOS was its dreadful PC/Marxist script and pretentiously slipshod direction.”

I’ll agree with the slipshod direction, but the bad guy was a front man for a “green” company that exploits people in the name of the environment!!!! That’s not that PC if you ask me. If the guy was the leader of the “Axxon” or “Shnell” or “British Petrol” corporation, I might by the Marxist angle ... but the bad guy was a Frenchman running Algore’s dream company!

The things that ticked me off about QoS was the terrible theme song, the poor opening credits, and the idiotic different fonts used for different cities in the film :-) .


16 posted on 08/02/2011 12:17:34 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: edh

... And ignore my poor subject/verb agreement in my last post ... too many shaken but not stirred martinis tonight :-).


17 posted on 08/02/2011 12:19:07 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: ReformationFan

Agree Quantum was bad. But CR was great, and I thought it was one of the weakest of the original Fleming stories to begin with.


18 posted on 08/02/2011 7:14:21 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Vince Ferrer
Olga Kurylenko

Rinse, and repeat.

19 posted on 08/02/2011 7:15:01 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg

Will the gorgeous Rachel Weisz be in the new Bond film or not?


20 posted on 08/02/2011 12:40:39 PM PDT by jla
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To: buccaneer81

Casino Royale not only my favorite Bond but one of my favorite films. Definitely worth a watch.

If they can best Casino Royale, I will be very impressed.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 12:48:28 PM PDT by Wright Wing
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22 posted on 08/04/2011 10:31:41 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . Fat & Furious - Burger & Fries Queen*s 1700+ calorie lunches . . . . .)
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To: All

they would have to work hard to beat Casino Royale. Its right up there with Goldfinger and From Russia With Love as the best Bonds.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 5:53:55 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: All

Folks

If you get a spare minute, type in “alternate beginning for casino royale” into youtube and see what you get.

The whole fight scene in the bathroom finally makes sense, but they cut that scene out of the final cut for some reason.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 1:47:38 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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