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Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' in Trafalgar Square!

Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' in Trafalgar Square!

Daniel Craig films scenes for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, in Trafalgar Square on Saturday (November 19) in London, England.

The 43-year-old British actor reprises his role as 007 in the Sam Mendes-directed flick, which also stars Javier Bardem as the villain.

“It, I think, has all the elements of a classic Bond movie, including, to quell any rumours, a lot of action,” Sam said during a recent press conference.

Though he was tight-lipped on details, Sam shared that British actor Ben Whishaw “will be playing a part I can’t tell you about … and Albert Finney, who will also be playing a part I can tell you nothing about in scenes that I can’t really tell you about and Ralph Fiennes, who, similarly, I can give you very little information about.”

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Yes, I hope so….. Fincher spent 100 million dollars and 1 year on this movie, so I expected much of him. I wish he did not waste the talent of actors/money/time. I want to see the extended version of the American one as soon as possible. Blu-ray, perhaps? After that, I blame Fincher IF the extended version is better than the theatrical cut. I am afraid I have a bad feeling about this but I never want to expect the movie is a letdown. Hope I am wrong!

David Fincher talks The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Oscar chances
Exclusive: “The reason awards season was created was to sell movies”
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/david-fincher-talks-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-s-oscar-chances
Total Film recently got together with David Fincher to discuss The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and talk turned to the movie’s Oscar chances.

Fincher had a near-miss with The Social Network at this year’s awards; the Facebook movie was a critics’ favourite, but The King’s Speech took home the big awards on the night.

When we asked how he fancied his chances with this TGWTDT, he said, “It’s not really that kind of movie. Although I guess Brokeback Mountain had its share of sodomy…”

So, he doesn’t see it as an Oscar contender then? “Have you read the script?”

“I can’t imagine anyone in their right mind saying ‘Phew! Real Oscar bait!’”

He’s not exactly reverential when it comes to awards either, telling us, “The reason awards season was created was to sell movies. It really is not about ‘What shall we put in the vault?’ It’s a promotional, publicity angle.”

Fincher’s first contact with the story came via the screenplay. Producer Scott Rudin contacted him to say he’d acquired the rights, and that Schindler’s List scribe Steve Zaillian would be writing a script and that he should read the book.

“So I didn’t read it…” laughs Fincher. “I waited until Steve had a script. I was fascinated that something that was so pervy had found its way into mass consciousness.”

“It’s tough. I didn’t choose to make this movie because it had a lot of ugliness in it, but it didn’t dissuade me in the slightest.”

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens on 26 December 2011.

For more from Fincher, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, get the new issue of Total Film Magazine, which is out on Thursday 24 November 2011!

Hi, DiH
Yeah, I’m curious to hear her talk about Daniel. Rachel has a sense of humor, and she she seems so happy when she talks about her husband :)
Hi, Mendel
““he was down to earth and a really great guy”
Dan does sound just lovely!”
I think Daniel has always chance of winning co-stars’s heart. lol
Hi, Elle
Yeah, according to Reuters:
“At the unveiling of new film trailers to journalists, Fincher said he was also fascinated by the unusual pairing of the two main characters.

“The thing that interested me was a middle-aged man and a girl who has been emotionally stunted since 13 — I felt they were such an unusual pair.”"
I agree with his mind or ideas or views. I really hope Fincher is directly probing their mind.

to Fio

thanks for the interesting Fincher interview!

“I can’t imagine anyone in their right mind saying ‘Phew! Real Oscar bait!’”

True, but then if you look at some of the Oscar winning films…

“I was fascinated that something that was so pervy had found its way into mass consciousness.”

LOL! Yes, true, I was surprised how many people I know read the book who weren’t the type to read this kind of book – then again, the story has a way of drawing you in so that you just want to know more, and more, and can’t stop until you finished the book.

““The thing that interested me was a middle-aged man and a girl who has been emotionally stunted since 13 — I felt they were such an unusual pair.”

True, although the most interesting character is Lisbeth – Blomkvist sort of runs along, really – unless he’s played by Dan, then he becomes REALLY fascinating, lol.

Oh, those jeans:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fash-track/girl-dragon-tattoo-daniel-craig-menswear-264998

“I really enjoyed dressing Daniel.”

*sigh* …and undressing…

Wow, it’s a good problem. Shriek of delight!! :)

mailreturns Tim Craig: Children In Need.#Claire House crashed the Children In Need e-donation system after Daniel Craig made the appeal
2 hours ago via web
mailreturns Tim Craig: #Claire House Daniel Craig’s appeal – website visitor increase over 500% Friday evening Saturday 1000% & Sunday over 450%.
2 hours ago via web

Elliott touches hearts of a nation on Children In Need
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9377927.Elliott_touches_hearts_of_a_nation_on_Children_In_Need/
(QUOTE)
And his story, which was introduced by Wirral-educated James Bond star Daniel Craig, has created a “phenomenal response” to the Clatterbridge-based centre over the weekend.
Elliot’s story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufLD03RUu0o

I quote from the article his ****ing joke. I’m sure Daniel and Fincher have a strange affinity for each other. lol
Read more. There are various other episodes, as well. Fincher will look different if you look at it from another angle.

Director David Fincher Takes on The Girl With Dragon Tattoo
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/ff_fincher/
(QUOTE)
In person, Fincher is casually friendly. He says “dude” and “peace” more than you’d expect, and says “f**k” about as often as you’d expect, considering he’s trying to get a massively expensive tent-pole movie into theaters by Christmas. And, like his films, Fincher is unexpectedly, almost disruptively funny; at one point, while scouting a new location in LA, he dryly jokes that private trailers will be needed for the actors, because of Craig’s chronic masturbation habit. (Craig, for his part, calls the director “very witty. It’s a valve that needs letting off, especially when you’re doing scenes about an*l rape.”)

Hi, Mendel
“Blomkvist sort of runs along, really – unless he’s played by Dan, then he becomes REALLY fascinating, lol.”
Anyway, one thing’s for sure. I will throw a tear-gas bomb at a screen if an editor cut his scenes a lot. lol
And thanks for the article. Yeah, we know what she enjoyed well… Damn!
So have you already seen this video clip? I missed seeing it. Simply incredible shots!! I love the pic whose Daniel and Harrison are at the bar!

‘Cowboys & Aliens’: Behind the Scenes with Photographer Timothy White (Video)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cowboys-aliens-scenes-photographer-timothy-216180

to Fio

that’s excellent that Dan was able to raise so much money for the Clatterbridge-based centre!!!

Dan has also helped to raise money to enable West Kirby performing arts students to put on a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/wirral-news/local-wirral-news/west-wirral-news/2011/11/23/celebrity-memorabilia-raises-over-4-000-towards-west-kirby-grammar-school-s-hillsborough-theatre-tribute-at-edinburgh-fringe-80491-29819560/

“he dryly jokes that private trailers will be needed for the actors, because of Craig’s chronic m*** habit”

OMG! LOL!

“So have you already seen this video clip?”

No, I haven’t. The photographs are amazing!!! Wow!

The man being dragged is Blomkvist? Maybe, by Martin? Descriptions in “the scenes” are found nowhere in the original book, tho…
And Daniel is handcuffed his hands behind his back at the last scene. Agh…
I wonder why they exchanged lines. Blomkvist turned up a key to the solution of the mystery. It’s Mikhail to have noticed “the biblical names”. Lisbeth didn’t like Blombkist had been quicker than she was. I was so interested how Rooney was acting childish behavior. Bummer!! I really hope so that Fincher didn’t describe Blomvkist as a dull man.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – TV Spot #7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcF2aAXM3ow
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – TV Spot #8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hShs1NpvOGc

QUEEN & GAGA FOR BOND THEME
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/222212/Queen-Gaga-for-bond-theme/
IT could be a licence to thrill for Queen and Lady GaGa if James Bond head honchos have their way.
Composer David Arnold, who has penned the past five 007 film soundtracks, would love Queen to have a go at writing a theme tune for next year’s Skyfall starring Daniel Craig.
David, 49, told me: “I’m a massive Queen fan and I would love them to do a theme tune.
“Imagine how ridiculously bombastic a Queen anthem could be. It’s a shame because they would have been perfect for Roger Moore’s Bond during the 80s when he was punching clowns.”
Any possibility of a Queen song today could rest with Lady GaGa, 25, who guitarist Brian May, 64, would love to see fill in for much-missed Freddie Mercury.
The cloud-haired axeman, 64, told me recently: “We still hope to do something with GaGa in the future.
“We’ve been close to doing something for TV before – she is an inspiration.”
Bookmakers Paddy Power have Rihanna, 23, as fav­ourite to record the song at 6-1.
But they are already offering odds of 25-1 for a Queen/Lady GaGa collaboration for Skyfall, which hits cinemas in October 2012.
One thing’s for sure, rum­oured theme tune singers Adele, 23, and Noel Gallagher have not been app­roached to do the music yet.
Arnold, who also soundtracked 2007’s Quantum Of Solace told me: “I’ve heard the Adele rumours but nobody has been asked yet.
“Traditionally producers wait for the film to be made, or if I’m asked I’ll have somebody in mind.”
Noel, 44, shot down the rum­ours, saying: “I don’t know where you’ve seen a story about me being off­ered the job of penning the tune.”
Meanwhile Arnold has been talking to Simon Cowell, 54, about adding a Bond-themed evening to next year’s X Factor.
He revealed: “I’ve spoken to Simon about doing an X Factor Bond special before.
“We would love to try it but it’s difficult finding the right Bond songs for people to sing.”
Bond fans are in for a treat next year.

It’s Pernilla, Blomkvist’s daughter who makes the connection to the Bible.
She tells him at the railway station that this are biblical names.

Yeah, Pernilla gave him a broad hint, the verses numbers. Blomkvist learned the meaning of the number, the biblical names. Lisbeth didn’t notice it. She said, “Not true. Where is there a Liv or Lena in the bible?” Lisbeth usually was as sharp as a needle, so she felt bitter. IMO, Steven Zaillian shouldn’t have changed lines.

“She tells him at the railway station that this are biblical names.”
Nah… she just told him that the numbers are the verses.

sorry, what I meant is that she told him that this are biblical verses. The names have been written down beneath the numbers, anyway.

Well, Blomkvist didn’t understand what his daughter means at first. She just gave him the hint. Then, he understood the meaning of her word. But Blomkvist asked Lisbeth, “Am I missing anything?” in the TV spot. She answered, “Their names, they are all biblical”. Ahh, it’s his lines! And we know they were shooting the scene at the station. So it meant Blomkvist had been quicker than Lisbeth was, as well as the original book. Why they changed the plot? It doesn’t make a lot sense!

Maybe Blomkvist suffered from amnesia suddenly, Lol. Or they would make him look dull, to make Lisbeth look smarter.

Director’s thoughts on making ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/Director's+thoughts+on+making+'The+Girl+With+the+Dragon+Tattoo'/G3009
Director David Fincher offers some thoughts on his new motion picture, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, opening Dec. 21.

On the book: “I read it and thought, ‘Holy God, how do you compress this into a movie?’ I thought the original did a great job, given its ($15 million) budget. When you have that much, it’s going to be limited
in terms of the scope.”
On casting Rooney Mara: “I wasn’t looking for someone who kicks ass. I was looking for someone who could project the kind of mystery of someone who is that damaged.”

On casting Daniel Craig: “He reminds me of Brad (Pitt) or Mark Ruffalo. They’re the kind of actors who will do eight or nine takes until the muscle memory kicks in. They make themselves totally available.”
On Mara and Craig’s chemistry: “You know how you get up in the morning to make your coffee and you’ll see your cats, kind of curled and natural? That was them. They were amazing colleagues.”

On casting Robin Wright as Erika Berger: “Actually, she wasn’t first on our list because we didn’t think we could get her. We wanted someone archetypically like her, but I felt the same way about Morgan Freeman for Seven. I figured he’d never do it, he’d just laugh at me.”

On his reputation for violent movies: “I have a much more colorful and sordid reputation as a purveyor of violence than I deserve. I just use it as a device for storytelling. (Tattoo) is an R-rated movie, but we didn’t get gynecological with the violence. I think we were as tasteful as you can be with a subject matter like that.”

On setting the film in Sweden: “I think the setting was part of the escape (for American readers). They don’t want to see this set in some basement here.”

On what he considers the story: “It’s a thriller. I don’t consider it horror; there’s no supernatural element. But it is about the loss of control, which I guess can be horrifying.”

OMG!!
“his agent has confirmed.”
The rumor turned out to be true!! The Sun was right… Gee, I can’t believe it. What happened to The Sun? lol

Ben Whishaw cast as Q in new James Bond film Skyfall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15889689
British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast as Q in the new Bond film Skyfall, his agent has confirmed.

The role of 007′s gadget designer was played by Desmond Llewelyn in From Russia With Love and most recently by John Cleese, opposite Pierce Brosnan, in 2002′s Die Another Day.

At the age of 31, Whishaw is 12 years younger than Bond actor Daniel Craig, a first for the Q character.

Whishaw recently starred in the BBC’s 1950s news drama The Hour.

He is due to play Richard II opposite Rory Kinnear in a new BBC Shakespeare adaptation which is part of next year’s cultural programming to coincide with the Olympics.

The actor played Ariel in Julie Taymor’s recent film adaptation of The Tempest opposite Dame Helen Mirren.

His other credits include Criminal Justice, Brideshead Revisited and the literary big screen adaptation of Perfume.

Q is the head of Branch Q, the fictional armoury division of the secret service. He appeared briefly in the first Bond film Dr No in 1962 under his real name Major Boothroyd, played by actor Peter Burton.

His next appearance was in 1963 in From Russia With Love, played by Welsh actor Llewelyn, who played the role in every subsequent Bond film, except Live And Let Die, until his death in 1999.

The character returned just once in 2002, played by former Python Cleese.

As well as Craig returning as 007 in his third outing, British actors Naomie Harris and Albert Finney will join him in the 23rd Bond film, due out next year.

Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem has been cast as Skyfall’s main villain.

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