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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed its newly elected chairs and deputy chairs for 2015.
Pippa Harris, the BAFTA-nominated film and TV producer and co-founder of Neal Street Productions noted for Revolutionary Road, Stater For Ten and TV mini-series The Hollow Crown, has been named the new chair of the Film Committee, stepping up from her position as deputy chair.
Harris replaces Nik Powell, director of the National Film and Television School, who will remain on the committee. Marc Samuelson, ex-Board Member of the UK Film Council and Governor of the Nfts, will act as the new deputy chair.
Krishnendu Majumdar has been elected chair of the Television Committee, while [link=nm »
The only thing that inspires more James Bond rumors than the movies themselves would be the title song and who performs it. Going back to Shirley Bassey through memorable songs by Paul McCartney and Duran Duran through recent songs performed by Jack White, Alicia Keys, Audioslave, and most recently Adele, the Bond theme song is a coveted job. Director Sam Mendes recently revealed his excitement for the... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Though the lion’s share of speculation around which artist will perform the theme for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre has revolved around “Lights” chanteuse Ellie Goulding and “Stay With Me” crooner Sam Smith, an anonymous customer’s sizable bet on an out-of-left-field contender has caused one U.K. bookmaker to suspend betting entirely.
British band Radiohead is suddenly a favorite to tackle the Bond tune after an anonymous customer asked to put a £15,000 ($23,000) wager on the band. That’s a pretty massive bet, as well as one that suggests some inside knowledge of what’s going on behind closed doors with the track.
A spokesperson for bookmaker William Hill stated yesterday:
The first gamble of the day was Ellie Goulding and punters were backing her as if she already had the gig, but just as we were thinking of pulling the plug we had a load of bets for »
- Isaac Feldberg
It was fitting that, in the year that the Coen Brothers presided over the Cannes jury, lens makers Angénieux chose Roger Deakins as the subject of their tribute at the festival. Born in Torquay, England, Deakins is best known for his collaborations with the Coen Brothers, having shot most of their movies since Palme d’Or winner Barton Fink. He’s also shot three films for Sam Mendes, including the blockbuster Skyfall. At Cannes, he also had a film in competition, Sicario, his second collaboration with Denis Villeneuve, and at the festival it was announced that they would team up again for […] »
- Kaleem Aftab
Remember those U.K.-based bookies we keep hearing about? They were the ones placing bets on who the new James Bond would be after Daniel Craig, naming Homeland.s Damian Lewis as the frontrunner. Well, these folks are now doing the same with who will eventually come to perform the theme song for Spectre . or, at least, they were. Betting has now been closed because someone dropped an insanely large amount of money in favor of Radiohead. THR says that a British bookie "suspended" its betting after an anonymous gambler dropped £15,000 (which translates to roughly $23,000) on Radiohead as the group that will record the next James Bond theme song. While only Sam Mendes knows at the moment who will sing the next Bond theme song, the bookies suggested that this type of action was enough to point to Radiohead as a new frontrunner even though the iconic rock outfit »
Speculation has run rampant with regard to the upcoming theme song for Spectre, which director Sam Mendes recently confirmed has been recorded and sounds “fantastic.” As is traditional for the James Bond franchise, the title tune has been shrouded in secrecy, leaving fans to scrutinize every possible contender for the gig.
Adele recorded the Skyfall theme and won both an Oscar and a Grammy for the recording back in 2013, so whoever is lending their pipes to the next Bond movie certainly has big shoes to fill. Mendes has teased that we won’t have to “wait long” to find out which artist got the job, but Bond aficionados are an impatient bunch, so the rumor mill has been churning incessantly for weeks now. British bookies are busy taking bets on just about everything about the James Bond franchise, and THR reports that the following singers have strong odds:
- Isaac Feldberg
The Bond themes are iconic and the pressure on any artist to deliver is intense, especially in the wake of Adele's theme for the previous film "Skyfall" which took home both the Oscar and Golden Globe.
The film's director Sam Mendes says the number has already been recorded and is pretty much ready to go, but just who recorded it remains a subject of fierce speculation.
THR reports that Smith remains the easy favorite with odds of 2-to-5 despite Smith himself denying the rumors earlier this year. Coming in second is Ed Sheeran at 8-to-1, followed by Ellie Goulding at 10-to-1, Adele returning for another go at 12-to-1, American singer Lana Del Ray at 14-to-1, baby voiced Lorde at 16-to-1, and former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher at 25-to- »
- Garth Franklin
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Why it could be them: No stranger to movie soundtracks, Goulding has lent tunes to everything from About Time to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Fifty Shades of Grey. Her ethereal voice would certainly add an interesting flavour to Spectre, and Sam Smith certainly seems to think she has it in the bag.
Most Bondian track: 'My Blood'
Why it could be them: The 007 producers successfully brought back director Sam Mendes »
Can we say that Daniel Craig incarnation of James Bond rivals Sean Connery’s at this point, or is that still considered blasphemy? Given that Skyfall (2012) is, at least until the release of Spectre, the most complete and entertaining Bond film ever produced, I wonder if we can’t mention the two actors in the same sentence without feeling the least bit guilty.
The new trailer for Spectre does very little to dissuade my enthusiasm for Craig and his Bond films (although Quantum of Solace (2008) was quite the follow-up to Casino Royale (2006) I was hoping for). The new film looks to continue the dark and menacing nature of these films, and I’m all for it; it’s a tone that works for Bond. Here’s hoping that the final film delivers the good that this trailer promises.
About The Film
Spectre: A cryptic message from the past sends »
- Mike Tyrkus
The ever-gorgeous Monica Bellucci--the Italians must have something in their water, as Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale still look fab, decades after their prime--marks the first woman aged 50 to play a Bond girl. We should call her a Bond Woman, she told the Sunday Times Style magazine. She first thought that director Sam Mendes wanted to cast her as M in Bond 24, "Spectre," replacing 80-year-old Dame Judi Dench. Read More: Watch 'Spectre' Trailer: James Bond Meets the Author of His Pain »
- Anne Thompson
Directed by Sam Mendes. Screenplay by John Logan. Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. Original Music by Thomas Newman. Edited by Lee Smith. Production Design by Dennis Gassner. Credit where credit is due. »
- Ryan Adams
The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots.
Competitive tax breaks, a great euro-to-dollar exchange rate, and Italy’s depth of crew and craftsmen recently lured Paramount’s “Zoolander 2” as well as MGM and Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” remake, marking the first time in at least a decade that Cinecitta has hosted two big Hollywood productions. Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and the next James Bond installment, “Spectre,” have also shot in Rome and other parts of Italy.
Growing its production sector could be a shot in the arm for the nation’s ailing economy — after all, as former prime minister Giulio Andreotti famously said of an earlier epic film shoot, “ ‘Quo Vadis’ did more for Italy than the Marshall Plan.”
It was only a »
- Nick Vivarelli
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in the first new trailer for “Spectre,” the latest film in the Bond series. The installment has had a star-crossed history. It was caught up in the massive leak of Sony internal emails by a North Korean hack. John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade get the screenwriting credit. Sam Mendes directs a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott. [...]
Spectre Trailer 2. Sam Mendes‘ Spectre (2015) movie trailer 2 stars Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, and Monica Bellucci. Spectre‘s plot synopsis: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization, Spectre.While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Cue the James Bond theme and keep an eye out for awesome helicopter stunt.
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.
Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may »
- Michelle McCue
How do you top Skyfall? Bond 23 was nothing short of a masterwork; a beautiful, adrenaline-pumping ride that doubled as both a thrilling Bond adventure with the right mix of franchise reverence and clear new direction, and a dissection of what has made 007 such an enduring screen presence. The most definitive Bond movie this side of Goldfinger, any attempt to follow it, no matter how good, is doomed to pale in comparison.
Or maybe not. Judging from the brand new trailer for Spectre, it looks like Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig may have pulled off that difficult second (or, rather, twenty-fourth) album. Two and a half minutes pure joy, it’s an expertly produced advert for the latest 007 movie, giving more concrete details without actually offering up anything that could be called a spoiler (take note Marvel).
The film promises the same expanded scope of its predecessor, with »
- Alex Leadbeater
The first full trailer for 'Spectre' sees Christoph Waltz introduce himself as ''the author'' of James Bond's ''pain''. The much-hyped teaser - the second to have been released since the movie's launch in December - shows the Oscar-winning star emerge as Bond's nemesis and the iconic secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, involved in a steamy love scene with Italian actress Monica Bellucci. The fast-paced clip also includes a dramatic action scene with Léa Seydoux, while British stars Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw reprise their roles as the rebooted Moneypenny and Q respectively. What's more, the trailer features brief appearances from Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre for National Security, Ralph Fiennes as M and Dave Bautista, who's been cast in the role of Mr. Hinx. Earlier this month, 'Spectre' director Sam Mendes revealed he has no plans to helm another movie in the Bond franchise, »
Sony and MGM have released a new, full trailer for Spectre, the latest James Bond adventure set to release in theaters on Nov. 6 along with several new images from the movie featuring Daniel Craig back as Bond along with co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman and Jesper Christensen. Directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the film begins as a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Check out the trailer and new pictures below. sb id="1545667" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Explosions and moody silhouettes dominated the first teaser for Spectre, but the James Bond flick's official trailer fills in more of the plot. The two-and-a-half-minute clip follows Daniel Craig's iconic secret agent as he journeys across the globe, uncovering the existence of the titular nefarious criminal organization.
The trailer opens with Bond in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead Festival, strolling the streets wearing a skull mask before sniping an enemy from a rooftop. In Rome, he strikes up a romance with Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the »
Sony Pictures and MGM just unveiled the full trailer for their upcoming James Bond film "Spectre," starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Jesper Christensen. Check it out below. Plot: In the movie, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. "Spectre" is once again directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and is set to hit theaters on November 6th. Trailer: »
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