Spectre November 2015

Visit here to read and post all the latest Daniel Craig-related news, TV/VCR(DVD) alerts, etc.

Moderator: Germangirl

Germangirl
Moderator
Posts: 46525
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:05 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Germangirl » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:28 am

The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

Image

User avatar
SilverDragon
Posts: 2016
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Cork, Ireland

Post by SilverDragon » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:48 pm

Ohhh February! Much sooner than Skyfall which came out in March was it?

SmittenDramaKitten
Posts: 9941
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:29 am

Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:52 am

YEAH! The SF BR came out on 28/02/2013 (or thereabouts, I think). This is MUCH sooner than expected which makes me VERY HAPPY! :D (If correct...)

SmittenDramaKitten
Posts: 9941
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:29 am

Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:00 am

Actually, the SF BR was released on 18 FEB 2013 so it's not far off the predicted SP release date. I knew an 8 was in there somewhere..! :lol: 8)

User avatar
Red-Snow
Posts: 644
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:57 pm
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by Red-Snow » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:04 pm

'SPECTRE' has received 7 Satellite Award nominations.

User avatar
Red-Snow
Posts: 644
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:57 pm
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by Red-Snow » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:54 pm

So turns out Radiohead did record a 'SPECTRE' theme song ...

As a non-Radiohead fan I am so glad they went with Sam Smith. I really don't like this song, and don't think it fits well with the films plot. 'Writings on the Wall' has really grown on me, well except for that bloody falsetto.

Sylvia's girl
Posts: 11952
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:57 am

Post by Sylvia's girl » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:03 pm

Red-Snow wrote:So turns out Radiohead did record a 'SPECTRE' theme song ...

As a non-Radiohead fan I am so glad they went with Sam Smith. I really don't like this song, and don't think it fits well with the films plot. 'Writings on the Wall' has really grown on me, well except for that bloody falsetto.
More on it here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35178921

User avatar
Daniel_Craig
Posts: 6516
Joined: Sun May 27, 2007 3:34 pm

Post by Daniel_Craig » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:52 pm

Image
Last edited by Daniel_Craig on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
bubita
Posts: 3635
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:54 pm
Location: Santiago,Chile

Post by bubita » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:29 pm

I like Radio head but this song doesn't work at all.

SmittenDramaKitten
Posts: 9941
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:29 am

Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:59 am

:stick_iagree: Radiohead have a very particular sound and it doesn't work over the opening credits. Tom Yorke has an 'interesting' voice but it doesn't have the pure soaring qualities that Sam's has. Maybe they could have used the song over the CLOSING credits?

User avatar
Red-Snow
Posts: 644
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:57 pm
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by Red-Snow » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:39 pm

James Bond Villain Placed Drill in Wrong Area, Neurosurgeon Says

James Bond's villain in the latest 007 film, Spectre, could use a lesson in neuroanatomy, a Toronto neurosurgeon says.

In a scene recorded in a Morroccan desert, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Christoph Waltz, tortures Bond using restraints and a head clamp fused with a robotic drill. The goal is to inflict pain and erase 007's memory bank of faces.

But Blofeld didn't have his brain anatomy down and could have likely killed Daniel Craig's character instead, Dr. Michael Cusimano of St. Michael's Hospital, says in a letter published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

Aiming to erase Bond's memory of faces, the villain correctly intends to drill into the lateral fusiform gyrus, an area of the brain responsible for recognizing faces, Cusimano said. But in practice, the drill was placed in the wrong area, aiming for the neck instead of the brain.

"Whereas the drill should have been aimed just in front of 007's ear, it was directed below the mastoid process under and behind his left ear," Cusimano wrote.

It likely would have triggered a stroke or massive hemorrhage, he said.

In a draft of the letter, Cusimano said he was "spellbound" watching the film in a packed theatre, but his enjoyment was somewhat marred by the blunder.

"I laughed," he recalled in an interview. "I think people around me kind of looked at me and were wondering why I was laughing because it's a pretty tense part of the movie."

Cusimano,a professor of neurosurgery, education and public health, said he's seen all the Bond films and says he enjoys the music, locations and special effects.

Cusimano added it's theoretically possible to impair facial recognition by targeting the lateral fusiform gyrus. He noted there are documented cases of injury, such as strokes, leading to brain conditions that cause "face blindness," or prosopagnosia.

The neurosurgeon said he would happily offer his neurosurgery expertise to Hollywood filmmakers next time, and hopes people get a laugh out of the letter.

SmittenDramaKitten
Posts: 9941
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:29 am

Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:14 pm

Now, that is what I call ironic... and interesting... and funny! Thanks for posting Red... 8)

There was a similar article after SF was released saying Bond would have never survived his various physical ordeals in Real Life... (Being dropped from the bridge, digging shrapnel out of his chest with a knife etc)... There was a surgeon who also criticised CR for the speed of Bond's resuscitation after the poisoning... It was unlikely he would have been resuscitated at all. I guess they have never thought of hiring a Medical Consultant. I know they keep the action scene stunts for real but, with some plot points, there needs to be a suspension of disbelief. It's Bond. It's Fantasy. :)

User avatar
SilverLining
Posts: 161
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:00 pm
Location: Malta

Post by SilverLining » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:19 pm

Hi All!!
It's been a while since I've posted in this forum, although I followed it every now and then. Well I've watched Spectre last week, and should be watching it again next Saturday with a friend. Amazing movie, and what struck me most was the exquisite choice of clothes, especially on Daniel and Lea Seydoux. The scene in which in my opinion he looks the most stunning, is the one in the desert, when Daniel is wearing the light brown/ beige suit! =P~ I must say also that the sunglasses he wore in this movie really suit him.

User avatar
honeyjes
Posts: 988
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:24 pm

Post by honeyjes » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:39 am

Must have been a slow day most medical type programs can't even get CPR right. Placing severed limbs on ice is a classic, killing tissue thus making re-attachment pointless.
Truth, wisdom, love, seek reasons; malice only seeks causes.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Germangirl
Moderator
Posts: 46525
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:05 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Germangirl » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:27 am

I don't understand a word you are saying, Honey.

But happy hlidays for you :D
Last edited by Germangirl on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

Image

Post Reply