April 23, 2017

Discuss current topics and recent articles about independent film, world cinema, distribution and exhibition.

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 […]

007 Days of 007: THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

November 4, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from The Living Daylights (John Glen, 1987) The Arrival of Timothy Dalton and the “Back-to-Fleming” Approach “I only kill professionals.” When all else fails, or you’re uncertain of your direction, go back […]

007 Days of 007: OCTOPUSSY (1983)

November 3, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Octopussy (John Glen, 1983) An image from the reveal of Maud Adams leads to thoughts on adaptation. “You have a nasty habit of surviving.” “Well, you know what they say about […]

007 Days of 007: MOONRAKER (1979)

November 3, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert, 1979) In this image, an example of the grand Moore villain par excellence. “James Bond…you appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.” One evening five years ago, […]
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