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I think Vexer should post his list of people he wouldn't get excited for. It'd likely be a lot shorter...


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My choice would be Matthew Vaughn, but it looks like he's going to be busy with Fantastic Four and Secret Service.


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My choice would be Matthew Vaughn, but it looks like he's going to be busy with Fantastic Four and Secret Service.

Agreed, there's also the Wachowski's. It might also be interesting to see an Oscar Winning Director like Paul Thomas Anderson direct.


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PTA has never won an Oscar though. He has been nominated three times for the best screenplay and one time for the best directing. Also one for the best picture (TWBB).


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"Skyfall" director Sam Mendes, however, was/is an Oscar winner (for "American Beauty").


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No American has ever directed a Bond film.


And it's unlikely one will do so in the near future. When considering possible directors for Bond 24, confine speculation to the U.K. if you're interested in being realistic.

That's a different question altogether from "wish list" directors.


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James Berardinelli wrote:
calvero wrote:
No American has ever directed a Bond film.


And it's unlikely one will do so in the near future. When considering possible directors for Bond 24, confine speculation to the U.K. if you're interested in being realistic.

That's a different question altogether from "wish list" directors.

Maybe Edgar Wright then?


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Vexer wrote:
Some more choices:
Stephen Herek
Les Mayfield
Dennis Dugan
Roger Donaldson
David Ayer
F Gary Gray
Rob Cohen
Roland Emmerich
Antoine Fuqua
Guillermo Del Toro
David S Goyer
Stephen Sommers
David Yates
Peter Hyams
Doug Liman
McG
Tim Story
Bryan DePalma
Jonathon Mostow
Neveldine/Taylor
Corey Yuen
Olivier Megaton
Louis Leterrier
John Moore
Len Wiseman
James Cameron(if he finds the time)
Ridley Scott
Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino

Really? I suppose that Adam Sandler would play the bad guy?


Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:16 pm
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Sean wrote:
Vexer wrote:
Some more choices:
Stephen Herek
Les Mayfield
Dennis Dugan
Roger Donaldson
David Ayer
F Gary Gray
Rob Cohen
Roland Emmerich
Antoine Fuqua
Guillermo Del Toro
David S Goyer
Stephen Sommers
David Yates
Peter Hyams
Doug Liman
McG
Tim Story
Bryan DePalma
Jonathon Mostow
Neveldine/Taylor
Corey Yuen
Olivier Megaton
Louis Leterrier
John Moore
Len Wiseman
James Cameron(if he finds the time)
Ridley Scott
Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino

Really? I suppose that Adam Sandler would play the bad guy?

Well I thought it would be interesting to see a director who mostly does comedy films to direct a big budget action film.


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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and MGM have started talks for Sam Mendes to return and direct Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Mendes helmed the last installment, Skyfall, an audience-pleasing film that grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to become the biggest Bond film and the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time. John Logan is writing the next film.

There has been much speculation on whether Mendes would come back — right now he’s knee-deep preparing for the West End launch of the stage musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which will then move to Broadway. That happened because Mendes bowed out, claiming that musical and King Lear were his new priorities and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli seemed resigned and they moved on. Recently, he and the producers got back in touch. While Mendes’ first love is theater, it became clear that the producers wanted him and he wanted to return, and the only thing standing in the way were these stage commitments that Mendes felt obligated to do. So, they’ve decided to wait for him to work through those other commitments, and he’s now making a deal to start production probably next year. What’s the hurry? Craig doesn’t seem to have aged since he took the Bond role; he’s always in rocking shape. While Mendes looked doubtful, a bunch of names have been floated in the press, from Ang Lee to Nicolas Winding Refn and Christopher Nolan. I’m not sure there is much validity to any of them, but now it is a moot point, because Mendes will be the director of the next Bond. A Mendes return should tickle the 007 crowd. Like Craig’s first outing Casino Royale, Skyfall scratched beneath the stone killer/lover Bond facade with an intelligent spy story that provided a sense of how the agent became that cold ruthless agent. Audiences responded in both cases. Neither MGM nor Sony would comment.


http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/sam-men ... bond-film/


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Really great news for the franchise if Mendes does indeed return.

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Christopher Nolan was also in talks at one point, although he personally hope that he doesn't get it. I want to see what he can make while not being wedged within the parameters of a major studio franchise.
Vexer wrote:
Sean wrote:
Vexer wrote:
Some more choices:
Stephen Herek
Les Mayfield
Dennis Dugan
Roger Donaldson
David Ayer
F Gary Gray
Rob Cohen
Roland Emmerich
Antoine Fuqua
Guillermo Del Toro
David S Goyer
Stephen Sommers
David Yates
Peter Hyams
Doug Liman
McG
Tim Story
Bryan DePalma
Jonathon Mostow
Neveldine/Taylor
Corey Yuen
Olivier Megaton
Louis Leterrier
John Moore
Len Wiseman
James Cameron(if he finds the time)
Ridley Scott
Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino

Really? I suppose that Adam Sandler would play the bad guy?

Well I thought it would be interesting to see a director who mostly does comedy films to direct a big budget action film.

I had no idea that Dennis Dugan made comedies. I've never laughed at any of his movies.

If you want a comedic filmmaker to try his hand at a Bond film, go with Richard Linklater or Woody Allen or someone much, much more consistent. I would rather see M. Night Shyamalan direct Bond before letting Dugan work on it.

Megaton and Leterrier are pedal-to-the-metal directors who provide their audiences with no time to breathe in between action sequences. The same goes for Neveldine and Taylor. And, as I've mentioned previously, John Moore's work with Die Hard 5 was horrendous.

To quote Roger Ebert:
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OK, I'll say it. Never again. Don't ever let this happen again to James Bond. Quantum of Solace is his 22nd film and he will survive it, but for the 23rd it is necessary to go back to the drawing board and redesign from the ground up. Please understand: James Bond is not an action hero! He is too good for that. He is an attitude. Violence for him is an annoyance.


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Megaton and Leterrier are pedal-to-the-metal directors who provide their audiences with no time to breathe in between action sequences.


Not even remotely true :roll:

I think it's pretty clear you haven't seen some of the movies you bash. No time to breathe between action sequences? Maybe this scene was just part of my imagination then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awE2m4GZln8

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John Moore's work with Die Hard 5 was horrendous.


In your opinion. I enjoyed it, and not because my brain is smaller than yours either.


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MGamesCook wrote:
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Megaton and Leterrier are pedal-to-the-metal directors who provide their audiences with no time to breathe in between action sequences.


Not even remotely true :roll:

I think it's pretty clear you haven't seen some of the movies you bash. No time to breathe between action sequences? Maybe this scene was just part of my imagination then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awE2m4GZln8

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John Moore's work with Die Hard 5 was horrendous.


In your opinion. I enjoyed it, and not because my brain is smaller than yours either.

Me too, I wouldn't call it "horrendous" in the least. Also I was half-joking when I listed Dugan as a potential choice. But I still believe Neveldine/Taylor, Megaton and Leterrier would've been good choices for Bond, but it's all irrelevant anyways since Mendes is returning, which is fine with me.


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but it's all irrelevant anyways since Mendes is returning, which is fine with me.


Is that confirmed? Shot composition is just important to me in action movies as in arthouse movies; a film is a film. And Moore's shooting style is interesting.


Wed May 29, 2013 11:28 pm
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MGamesCook wrote:
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Megaton and Leterrier are pedal-to-the-metal directors who provide their audiences with no time to breathe in between action sequences.


Not even remotely true :roll:

I think it's pretty clear you haven't seen some of the movies you bash. No time to breathe between action sequences? Maybe this scene was just part of my imagination then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awE2m4GZln8

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John Moore's work with Die Hard 5 was horrendous.


In your opinion. I enjoyed it, and not because my brain is smaller than yours either.

I have always garnered the impression that their action films feel manic to say the least. For example, Taken 2 was a carbon copy of the original, with the characters making some truly idiotic decisions along the way. The action sequences in Transporter 3 are way, way too flashy, with no substance whatsoever. Take the "drive faster" scene in that film. It just felt like another zippy car chase.

I think that Sam Mendes did a brilliant job with Skyfall, especially with that opening chase. Hopefully, Bond 24 will offer more of the same; I just hope that the 2016 release date will provide Mendes with enough time to let lightning strike twice.


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Sean wrote:
MGamesCook wrote:
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Megaton and Leterrier are pedal-to-the-metal directors who provide their audiences with no time to breathe in between action sequences.


Not even remotely true :roll:

I think it's pretty clear you haven't seen some of the movies you bash. No time to breathe between action sequences? Maybe this scene was just part of my imagination then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awE2m4GZln8

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John Moore's work with Die Hard 5 was horrendous.


In your opinion. I enjoyed it, and not because my brain is smaller than yours either.

I have always garnered the impression that their action films feel manic to say the least. For example, Taken 2 was a carbon copy of the original, with the characters making some truly idiotic decisions along the way. The action sequences in Transporter 3 are way, way too flashy, with no substance whatsoever. Take the "drive faster" scene in that film. It just felt like another zippy car chase.

I think that Sam Mendes did a brilliant job with Skyfall, especially with that opening chase. Hopefully, Bond 24 will offer more of the same; I just hope that the 2016 release date will provide Mendes with enough time to let lightning strike twice.

Well to each his own I guess, I don't mind waiting a few years for another Bond film. This year we're getting the next best thing-a new Jack Ryan film helmed by Kenneth Branaugh.


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I'm a big fan of the car chases in both Transporter 3 and Taken 2. Of course it's zippy, that's the point. Megaton brings a whole new level of hyper-kinetic energy to those sequences which I've never seen before. It's a genuine stylistic advance. The one in Skyfall is a little perfunctory, imo. I don't think the Craig era has had a really good car chase yet, unless you count the airport scene in Casino Royale. It doesn't need to though. Fast/Furious has the car chase on lockdown, and I thought John Moore's freeway sequence in Die Hard was brilliant. Bond should stick to the things that are uniquely Bond. That's the main thing Mendes got right.


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Most car chases (and most mainstream fight scenes, to a lesser extent) are terrible. They can be done well if they're treated like their own mini-story within the movie, but they tend to be used as a time killer until the next scene comes up.

A car chase is usually just a badly edited sequence of two or more cars skittering around until one of them loses the other one or the other one crashes. Hurray.

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Ken wrote:
Most car chases (and most mainstream fight scenes, to a lesser extent) are terrible. They can be done well if they're treated like their own mini-story within the movie, but they tend to be used as a time killer until the next scene comes up.

A car chase is usually just a badly edited sequence of two or more cars skittering around until one of them loses the other one or the other one crashes. Hurray.

I disagree, I think most are pretty good, though some are better then others.

The freeway chase in Bad Boys 2 is one of my personal favorites.


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