November 22, 2017

Observations and opinions from Jake Smith.

007 Days of 007: SKYFALL (2012)

November 6, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) The biggest box office success of the series is M’s film as much as it is Bond’s. “Oh, to hell with dignity. I’ll leave when the job’s […]

007 Days of 007: QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)

November 6, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008) The most misunderstood film since OHMSS also has the best Bond woman in the entire series. “I don’t think the dead care about vengeance.” After […]

007 Days of 007: CASINO ROYALE (2006)

November 6, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006) Over forty years after the franchise began, the story of James Bond and Vesper Lynd is finally told. “It doesn’t bother you? Killing those people? “Well, […]

007 Days of 007: TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

November 5, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Tomorrow Never Dies (Roger Spottiswoode, 1997) The image of a brooding Pierce Brosnan prompts reflection on his portrayal of Bond. “You forgot the first rule of mass media, Elliot. Give the people […]

007 Days of 007: GOLDENEYE (1995)

November 5, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from GoldenEye (Martin Campbell, 1995) The death of the Cold War marks the moment of the inside villain. “Did you ever ask why? Why we toppled all those dictators, undermined all those regimes, […]

007 Days of 007: LICENCE TO KILL (1989)

November 4, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Licence to Kill (John Glen, 1989) A tasteless joke heralds tragedy for Bond’s best friend, turning Bond into a rogue agent. “In my business, you prepare for the unexpected.” While the Daniel Craig films […]
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