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Author:  Rumpole [ Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:48 pm ]
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James Bond teaser released

Daniel Craig is seen "dying" as James Bond in the trailer for new film Skyfall.

The British actor has reprised his role as the secret agent for the 23rd 007 adventure. In the first official full length trailer for the hotly-anticipated film, Bond is seen falling through the air after being taken down under orders from his boss M, played by Dame Judi Dench.

While the iconic spy is seen wrestling on top of a high speed train in the footage released this afternoon, M demands the assassin to "take the bloody shot".
M writes Bond's obituary in the clip - before Bond comes back to life, stating "resurrection" as his "hobby".
The trailer also features Javier Bardem sporting blonde hair as villain Silva and Ralph Fiennes also makes an appearance as M's boss, Gareth Mallory.
There is also the long-awaited return of Q, the technical genius behind 007's gadgets - played by Ben Whishaw.
In true Bond style, there are also a number of scenes featuring explosions, including the MI6 headquarters blowing up and steamy conquests with gorgeous girls.
Skyfall is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes and is due for release on November 22.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/fi ... r-released

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:54 am ]
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Gin Wigmore sings for 007

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: Pop sensation Gin Wigmore's song is being
used for the latest 007 film.

Kiwi singer Gin Wigmore stars alongside James Bond in a new TV and digital ad campaign for Heineken and the latest 007 film.

The Aucklander wrote the ad's theme song - Man Like That - and appears on screen singing it inside a speeding train full of mysterious and dangerous-looking people.

The ad, which is part of an ongoing interactive campaign, also features Bond star Daniel Craig and the latest Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, opens in cinemas later this year.

Shot at England's Shepperton Studios, replica James Bond film props were used throughout the mini-film as a tribute to the franchise.

Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot the Spectre ring from Dr. No, the Zorin Industries and Spectre logos and the Faberge Egg used in From Russia with Love and Goldeneye.

Wigmore is currently in the running for best worldwide act at MTV's Europe music awards.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/fi ... gs-for-007

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:57 am ]
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Heineken | Crack the Case

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:58 am ]
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Gin Wigmore - Man Like That

Author:  Maltese Mama [ Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:34 pm ]
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Seems like female Kiwi singers are having a lot of international success lately!

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:44 pm ]
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NZ artists do often struggle to break into international market.. and when they do it's via Australia first and the Ozzies try and pinch them and claim them as Australians

OT... but here is Jenny morris and "Crocodiles" from 1980

Currently described as "New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter." though most places omit even "NZ born" :24

The Crocodiles - "Tears" (1980)

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:21 am ]
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Skyfall royal world premiere


The Skyfall anticipation has reached fever pitch, but now the waiting is over (well, for anyone with a VIP ticket) as tonight the brand new Bond film had its premiere - and it was a swanky royal affair, too.

The glamorous red carpet event took place at London's Royal Albert Hall, with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall joining the film's stars, including Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Mr Bond himself, Daniel Craig.

What's more - you can re-watch all of the red carpet action, hosted by Alex Zane, right here (well, above).

Kate Winslet's ex-husband, Sam Mendes, will also be in attendance which, considering he directed the film, is fair enough.

Speaking to Time Out recently about the Bond experience, Mendes said: "I feel like I've put everything I want to do with a Bond movie into this Bond movie. I'm knackered, but I've loved it." Let's hope he's feeling less knackered tonight - falling asleep halfway through your own film is simply not on.

Someone who was notably absent from tonight's premiere was Adele, who recorded the official Skyfall theme tune (titled, funnily enough, 'Skyfall'). Instead of donning her newest 'going out' dress, the singer chose to stay at home with her new-born son instead. Considering he only arrived on Saturday, we can't say we blame her.

Take a look at all the snaps from the glamorous red carpet below!
(Slideshow at link)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/james-bond- ... al-1394957

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:28 am ]
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SKYFALL - Official Trailer

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:33 am ]
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The Official BOND Site


Theme Song - Adele - Skyfall

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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Bardem gives Skyfall a jolt
Last updated 05:00 25/10/2012


In one long take, Javier Bardem grandly strides into the latest James Bond film.

Walking slowly across a cavernous lair and toward a foreground where Daniel Craig's 007 sits tied to a chair, Bardem - as the film's villain, Raoul Silva - tells an ominously symbolic story about rats. Resembling something like a sinister Dick Cavett, Bardem, with wavy blond hair and a white jacket, crouches near Bond and suggestively, intimidatingly rubs his thigh.

It comes as little surprise that Bardem as a Bond villain is a lot of fun. In Skyfall, he provides one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films, and plays him as a distinctly more human character than the franchise has often provided - even if with a dose of flamboyance.

"The key point for me was what (director Sam Mendes) told me from the very beginning: the word 'uncomfortableness,'" Bardem said in a recent interview. "I don't want him to be someone that threatens somebody, that's threatening to someone. It's about creating a very uncomfortable situation every time he talks to somebody else."

The 43-year-old Spanish actor is already widely admired by his peers and film critics, having won an Oscar in 2007 for another interestingly coiffured villain, Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men, and been nominated two other times: for his breakthrough performance in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls (2000) and for his soulful, melancholy turn in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's Biutiful(2010).

...more at link
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/fi ... all-a-jolt

Author:  Maltese Mama [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:11 pm ]
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Looks like it's going to be good!

Author:  Rumpole [ Sun May 05, 2013 1:30 am ]
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Mystery surrounding James Bond mentor M's real name revealed: 007 fan discovers character played by Judi Dench is called Olivia Mansfield

  • Eagle-eyed fan freeze-framed a single camera shot in Skyfall
  • Discovered that M’s real name is Olivia Mansfield

By Ben Ellery
PUBLISHED: 23:27 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 5 May 2013


She is the fierce MI6 boss known only by the codename M.

But now the true identity of James Bond's mentor has finally been revealed – after a bit of sleuthing of which 007 himself would have been proud.

An eagle-eyed fan managed to freeze-frame a single camera shot in Skyfall lasting just a split-second and discovered that M's real name is Olivia Mansfield.

During the scene, Bond, played by Daniel Craig, is handed a box containing a Royal Doulton bulldog draped in a British flag, which is usually kept on M's desk.

Zooming in on the box's inscription, the words 'From the Estate of Olivia Mansfield Bequeathed to James Bond' are visible.

Others have speculated it is a portmanteau of 'man's field', alluding to the fact that M works in a male-dominated industry.

Meg Simmons, archive director for Bond production company Eon, said: 'We've searched around and as far as we can see this is the first and only time anyone's ever revealed M's real name.

'It may not have been spoken, but if you were watching on a big enough screen it could have been visible, so we'd argue it's now canon.'

Since Dame Judi Dench became the franchise's first female spymaster in 1995, producers have dropped a series of hints about the character's name.

In 2006's Casino Royale, Craig's 007 tells his boss: 'I thought M was a randomly assigned letter. I had no idea it stood for..... To which she interjects: 'Utter one more syllable and I’ll have you killed.'

And in Skyfall, Kincaid the groundskeeper refers to her as Emma, although many fans believe this is because he believes Bond to be calling her 'Em'.

....more at link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... field.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:51 am ]
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I just watched Skyfall.... and posted a link to watch it online

Full Movies available on YouTube - LINKS (No discussion)

I enjoyed it, but...... it lacked the "excitement" of the best Bond movies (Sean Connery or the last two Daniel Craig portrayals)

I would still recommend it. :)

I see Daniel Craig is contracted for another TWO Bond Movies (working titles Bond 24, and Bond 25).... he is starting to look old :eek

Still might squeeze in as the actor who could play ME in the movie version of my life :slap

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:53 am ]
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James Bond will be back … with more laughs, says Daniel Craig
The actor promises a more humorous 007 in the spy's next outing, though he also claims he cannot 'ham it up'
Ben Child
theguardian.com, Wednesday 28 August 2013 11.04 BST

Daniel Craig is hoping to restore some of the James Bond series' sense of irony in his next outing as the suave British agent, though he admits cheesy one-liners may not be his forte.

Craig, whose previous outing as 007 was the long-running spy saga's first to hit the $1bn (£644m) mark at the global box office, told Vulture Magazine the next instalment might opt for a cheerier outlook than the stylish but doom-laden Skyfall.

"Hopefully we'll reclaim some of the old irony," he said, "and make sure it doesn't become pastiche." Craig added: "I can't do shtick, I'm not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can't do it very well, so I don't do it."

The British actor's Bond predictions have proven accurate in the past. Four years prior to Skyfall's debut, when director Sam Mendes was a mere twinkle in 007's eye, he said: "Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let's do all that and have some fun with it." While Skyfall may not have emerged as the most amusing of Bonds, it did return Moneypenny to the series, in the form of Naomie Harris, while Ben Whishaw debuted as a rather toned-down version of Bond's usual gadget man, Q.

Mendes is returning to direct Skyfall's follow-up after a protracted on-off period of courting by Bond production company Eon and studios MGM and Sony. Craig, 45, is contracted to star in at least two more Bond films. Scriptwriter John Logan will also be returning for the 24th official 007 outing, which is currently slated for a November 2015 release.

...more at link
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/au ... bond-irony

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