Archive for September 2012

Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (1967)

Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (1967)
CASINO ROYALE (1967) BOND: Well, David Niven is the original Bond – an older, retired version.  But Peter Sellers also adopts the Bond name, and so does nearly every other character in this movie at one point or another.  Woody Allen plays Bond’s nephew: Jimmie Bond. DIRECTOR: Six of ’em, including John Houston, Joseph McGrath,... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: Thunderball (1965)

Countdown to Skyfall: Thunderball (1965)
THUNDERBALL (1965) BOND: Sean Connery DIRECTOR: Terence Young BOND GIRL(S): Claudine Auger (Domino); Luciana Paluzzi (Fiona) – both are stunningly beautiful (duh, but still worth noting). COOL GADGETS: Bond rocks a rocket Jet Pack in the opening sequence; Q later gives him an underwater breathing apparatus that looks kind of like a harmonica, a radioactive... Read more »

'Breaking Bad' Recap - Gliding Over All

'Breaking Bad' Recap - Gliding Over All
In novel writing, there’s something called the “temporary triumph.” In screenwriting, Syd Field calls it, for lack of a better word I guess, the “midpoint.” Whatever you name it, it happens in the middle of Act II in a three act structure, essentially the middle of the book or movie, the tip top of the... Read more »
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