Los Angeles: (IANS) James Bond will be honoured at the Oscars ceremony following the success of ‘Skyfall’, the latest film in the franchise. The 85th Academy Awards will also pay a tribute to the Bond movie franchise, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, reports dailystar.co.uk.
“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday. Starting with `Dr. No` back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon,” said show producer Craig Zadan.
‘Skyfall’ is expected to pick up a handful of nods when the Oscar nominations are announced Thursday. Former Bond star Timothy Dalton feels ‘Skyfall’, the most successful Bond movie ever, is worthy of serious consideration in a number of categories.In a recent interview, Daniel Craig`s predecessor insisted the latest blockbuster is “right at the forefront” of modern cinema.
In the past, only two spy series won Oscars — 1964 release ‘Goldfinger’ won the best sound effects trophy, while its follow-up ‘Thunderball’ got the best special visual effects award. “It is absolutely time for Bond to get proper attention at the Oscars. On almost every level, this Bond movie is right at the forefront of what cinema is capable of.
“It is an absolutely modern James Bond, a movie truly of its time. Daniel Craig is fantastic and it feels very real. I thought the film was fabulous,” said Dalton.
‘Skyfall’ has become the first Bond film to earn more than $1 billion at the global box office.
French actor Berenice Marlohe who came to limelight with her role as Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’ seems to be licensed to thrill. The week when her film is making worldwide news around the world Berenice is also making headlines for her sensuous photo shoot for FHM magazine in which she strips off to bare essentials.
She posed for the camera in a skimpy outfit and no wonder her fans are surprised with this hot photo shoot. Giving an insight into her character in ‘Skyfall’ the actress told the magazine, “Servine is mysterious: good, evil, and adventurous. I had to give her a lot of substance and charisma, and the sexiness came from that.”
When asked about her idea of the ideal man Berenice said, “He doesn’t need to be handsome. If he has nothing to say or he is not funny or doesn’t have something happening in his eye, then he is not attractive.”
(By Akshat Sharma) As the world celebrates the Golden Jubilee year of ‘James Bond’, Oscar winning director Sam Mendes gives a delightful cinematic treat to all Bond fans with his first ever 007 flick, ‘Skyfall’. This is the third film featuring Daniel Craig as Bond after ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’ and probably one of the best Bond films ever made.
‘Skyfall’ is James Bond’s (played by Daniel Craig) journey towards his roots. A Bond who is matured and humane, so much so that he doesn’t mind getting overpowered by his emotions while holding M’s ( played by Judi Dench) dead body.
Like all Bond films ‘Skyfall’ too opens with a bang. It is one long chase scene on the streets of Istanbul where Bond is shown chasing a bad guy who has stolen a list that MI6 is desperate to get at any cost. Even if costs James Bond M is willing to pay the price.
The story takes a turn when the MI 6 headquarters in London is bombed and the internal security system is breached. It forces M to press Bond into action although his Istanbul encounter has rendered him unfit for the field duty.
Bond is dispatched to Shanghai and there he gets some vital clues about the attack. In China he meets two characters, one of them is Sevriene (played by Bernice Marlohe) and the other one is Silva (Javier Bardem), the villain. Silva is an interesting character who has a funny streak in him. Like the Joker of ‘Batman Returns’ Silva looks deadly with his subtle mannerism and style.
Silva holds personal grudges against M as he is also a former agent who has worked with MI 6 during his prime. Locked in direct confrontation with M and James Bond, Silva leaves no stone unturned to seek revenge. In the process only Bond survives as M and Silva both get killed in gruesome encounter set in picturesque Scotland.
Daniel Craig as James Bond is considered as the darkest and the most unique Bond in many ways. Never before in history any Bond film has decoded and demystified Bond the way ‘Skyfall’ has done. You see him like a real person who has no pretensions of being a ‘Bond’. He still likes women but he is not a womaniser. He goes for the kill but he also cries when someone near and dear dies.
He has also become minimalist in many ways with this film. He doesn’t use fancy modern cars, hi-tech gadgets or pull of those unbelievable stunts which only he could. Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’ will go down in the history of Bond films as one of the most vulnerable and real James Bond.
The film will also be remembered for depicting a deeper relationship between Bond and his boss M. Judy Dench has already announced that this is the last Bond film of her career and ‘Skyfall’ gives a glowing tribute to her illustrious career in Bond films.
Javier Bardem is the most talked about actor in the movie for his role as he takes Bond villains to an iconic level. Director Mendes has pitted a villain who can give some serious competition to James Bond with his menacing acts and misdemeanor.
‘Skyfall’ also deserves special mention for splendid camerawork by ace cinematographer Roger Deakins. His camera follows James Bond’s journey all the way from Istanbul, London, Shanghai, Macau and back to the mystique countryside of Scotland using shadows and images with equal finesse.
For music lovers ‘Skyfall’ has an added attraction of the theme song by Grammy award winner Adele. Background score of the film is also commendable. If you have heard about the name James Bond and even if you remotely admire the character, ‘Skyfall’ is definitely a must watch.
As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of James Bond’s arrival on the silver screen it becomes important to revisit the phenomenon called Bond. In 1962 on this day the first James Bond film, Dr. No was released and since then the world is celebrating the day as ‘James Bond Day’. Within a few weeks the 23rd official Bond film starring Daniel Craig will be released globally.
Sean Connery was the first actor who played Bond and played the role six times in his life. Actor Roger Moore played Bond seven times, from 1973’s Live and Let Die to 1985’s A View to a Kill.
Timothy Dalton played 007 twice, in 1987’s The Living Daylights and 1989’s Licence to Kill. Pierce Brosnan stepped into Bond shoes in 1995 with Golden Eye, and played the role four times, until ‘Die Another Day’ which was released in 2002
Daniel Craig became the first blonde haired actor to play 007 in 2006 with Casino Royale. This year’s Bond release “Skyfall is Daniel Craig’s third Bond film.
James Bond is one of the iconic fictitious characters of modern era. He is the symbol modern western culture. He likes his martinis shaken, not stirred, and introduces himself as “Bond … James Bond”. But this year Bond will be seen drinking beer which is a departure from the trend.
Ever since Dr No released in 1962 Bond movies have been watched by billions in the world. It is phenomenon which is still going strong even after 50 years of its existence.
The first trailer for upcoming James Bond flick ‘Skyfall’ starring Daniel Craig released online today This 168 second long exclusive trailer is packed with intense scenes featuring Daniel Craig in his own inimitable style.
“Skyfall” is a story about James Bond getting in trouble over his loyalty as Agent 007 towards his reporting officer M. This is the third Bond movie in which Daniel Craig will play James Bond after “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”. Prominent among others acting the movie are Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.