Thursday, May 17, 2012

The next 007 film, Skyfall, gets a minimalist new poster.

The trailer is set to premiere next Friday alongside Men in Black 3D. I'm seeing Men In Black 3 on Monday evening (I'm genuinely curious, but my mother-in-law is genuinely thrilled), so hopefully they'll tack on the trailer like they did with that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo eight-minute clip back in September (alongside selected press screenings of Straw Dogs and Moneyball).  Anyway, this is a sharp and stylish poster, hearkening back to Sam Mendes's promise to take James Bond back to his roots, whatever that means (the 'true James Bond' means something different for everyone, but I digress).  Anyway, I won't harp forever nor will I try to discern clues from the one-sheet.  It's a lovely poster and that's all I've got.  Feel free to share your own thoughts.  Oh... here's one, what does 'the real James Bond' mean to you?

Scott Mendelson


Jerika said...

I have never seen a James Bond film, and at this point, I have no plans to ever see a James Bond film, so " thereal James Bond" means basically nothing to me.

Brandon Peters said...

Then why even bother to post?

Scott Mendelson said...

I'm not sure how you could have avoided one over the years, but if you're doing it out of some kind of 'I don't even own a TV' alleged superiority, you're only cheating yourself. Out of the 20+ films in the series, at least 1/3 of them are outright great.

Martín Coitinho said...

To me, James Bond is style. I like Casino Royale and (to some extent) Quantum of solace, but I don't get that feeling from Craig.
In a way, I guess we connect to the Bond we grew up with. To me he's Pierce Brosnan.
I want my James Bond to kill bad guys and get the woman with style, a "suave" JB.

Maxwell H said...

Having seen all of the Bond films, I don't think I have a definition as to what the "real" James Bond is. As society has shifted and the actor who plays Bond has changed, there have been a variety of interpretations of the Bond character and his accompanying cinematic style that, to some effect, have all produced good results. Connery is, of course, the classic Bond, and the 60s style and elegance that accompanied Dr. No and the like can't be beat, but Casino Royale was indeed a wonderful return to that and Craig's gravitas was the perfect updated for our time.


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