It’s Double Double-O-Seven!

It’s Double Double-O-Seven!

Originally uploaded by Paul Baack

I’ve always loved James Bond movie double features, which is now pretty much a thing of the past. They had the coolest — and sometimes the dumbest — posters, combining key art elements from the relevant films. I think this is in the spirit of those pop culture gems from the 1960s and 70s.

Suitably abused and distressed — unfolded and re-folded too many times!

007’s new screenwriter gets some advice

While catching up on some reading, we saw that Peter Morgan, the new 007 screenwriter, got some advice from the Web site Time Out.

Among the advice:

Please give the characters room to breathe…We’re used to Bond the wisecracking automaton, but with an actor like Daniel Craig in the role this approach is a terrible waste. ‘Quantum of Solace’ reduced Bond to little more than grunts and sneers – a smart thug who faces off against a loquacious but rather pathetic villain.

Please don’t waste your Bond girls…It’s a lesson the makers of Bond have been long in learning: these women can be more than just eye-candy. A strong female lead doesn’t just centre the film, she allows writers and audiences a chance to get to the core of Bond himself.

To read the entire article, CLICK RIGHT HERE. Also, a tip of the hat to the Commander Bond site where we saw the link to the Time Out article.