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At 24:08 the interviewer basically calls what Spectre was going to be like.
I did not like specter, but Sam Mendes is so interesting and smart, one of the best directors working today with no doubt
4:14 Casino Royal was never referencing older Bond films? No Pastiche at all, sure, a hot chick who now works with Bond saying, "I'm the money every penny of it" could not possibly be making a joke about Money Penny.
Oh, it is kinda obvious that this interviewer generally hates bond movies. Fair enough. But let's correct factual errors: 1) Casino Royale wasn't the first time the Bond series went back to basic (see OHMSS and FYEO). 2) John Glen was slightly more than just a stuntman. Glen was the editor for On Her Majestys Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. He's also the one who gave us the pre-title sequence for The spy who loved me with the classic ski jump.
It is, at least partly... If you watch the commentary, every sentence Sam Mendes mentions how appreciative he is to Conrad L. Hall for creating the atmosphere and doing this and that with the lighting. Either way, he may just be creating Sam's image.Who knows - I like Mendes.
What an interesting and charming man
One of the best directors working today.American Beauty, Jarhead, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road and now Skyfall are all masterpieces. It's a shame about Away We Go. Still, everyone has their one fault.
What, you dislike that film? To me its the best one of what u mentioned
What an interesting insight into a wonderful film.
@hornymaneee I highly doubt that he was offered avengers
The constant zooming in and out was a bit distracting. But great interview
These interviews are great, have you ever considered making all of these available as podcasts?
This is a pretty well known fact.. Mendes was more of an apprentice on that film.
Great stuff. I love the interviewer's own enthusiasm for being with Sam and asking him about the process of making a Bond picture as well as Sam's great and informative answers to those inquiries. Michael and Barbara really left Skyfall in some talented and dedicated hands with Sam, and I couldn't be happier with the final product. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing him do more Bond films (especially with Dan) in the near future.
He was offered to direct the avengers but he turned it down good thing too cause it would've spoiled the ending in the opening narration and be uncomfortable to watch like American beauty
Hm, considering his DP essentially directed American Beauty...
Enthusiasm, brilliance, and likeability... isn't too hard to see why Sam Mendes is such a successful director.
I mean if he did to a trilogy they'd be produced pretty quickly and maybe take 6 years total but still =/
Comon if you're saying that you then you've got to be aware of the small amount of films great directors tend to have in their filmographies. Imagine if Kubrick got locked into a trilogy, then we'd have well, sad faces =(
I've never seen a DP/30 that was actually 30 minutes.
No don't let that happen! Mendes is too good for that! We can't have more directors trapped in trilogy formats.
Another great interview. Like I noted the producer's braveness in cutting off the Bronson era at its height. I'm a BIG fan of GOLDENEYE.
One of the best interview i've seen here. Thanks!
wow, who is this David Poland chap? He's interviewing everyone!
Let's get Sam on all future Bond films from now on.
Javier Bardem was almost too good. I just wanted every scene he was in to last forever. Incredible, the guy's played two of the very best villains ever in just over 5 years.
Lovely man, humble and down to earth. Great interview.
Fantastic interview, thanks.
I'm a huge fan of this guy and his work. Thanks for this interview.
cool thanks !!
Very good movie. Much better than the garbage that was Quantum of Solace.
You have a great collection of videos