Tag Archives: James Bond

3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS

Tales that Witness Madness [1973] 1. Claw scratches in the white paint on the bedroom door. 2. Kim Novak in a Hawaiian muumuu. 3. Jack Hawkins’ voice is obviously (and distractingly) dubbed by Charles Gray throughout his scenes with Donald … Continue reading

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3 things about Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE

Spectre [2015] 1. Only Blofeld gets his own microphone. 2. A kite dancing in a hurricane. 3. M’s bulldog on his desk. 3 other things.

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3 things about Sam Mendes’ SKYFALL

Skyfall [2012] 1. “Are you sure this is about M?” 2. Mouth movement to get his teeth back in place. 3. Literally blowing up his childhood home. 3 other things.

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3 things about Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Quantum of Solace [2008] 1. Full-sized refrigerator behind the bar. 2. A surprise deal for 60% of the water supply. 3. Walking barefoot through the desert. 3 other things.

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3 things about Martin Campbell’s CASINO ROYALE

Casino Royale [2006] 1. Vesper is also an orphan. 2. “My friend, bring me one as well, keep the fruit.” That’s a mistake; the lemon peel is essential. 3. The shower scene is basically captured in a single take. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Lee Tamahori’s DIE ANOTHER DAY

Die Another Day [2002] 1. A low point of the series: the opening credits sequence is an extended torture fantasy. 2. Before the dive, a quick wink. 3. “I think I broke her heart.” After a comprehensive rewatch of every … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

The World Is Not Enough [1999] 1. Tumbling down the roof of the Millennium Dome. 2. “I came prepared for a cold reception.” 3. Cutaway office. 3 other things.

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