The first promo poster for Only God Forgives was released today, featuring a battered Ryan Gosling.
7:07 am • 20 November 2012 • 4,445 notes
“The other thing is, for me, the first true Bond movie is not a Bond movie. The first Bond movie, really, the antecedent, is “North by Northwest,” and the great Bond director that wasn’t, is Hitchcock, because Cary Grant in that movie, you know…there’s great romance, there’s great action, there’s great thrills in that film. He is the quintessence of cool. He is the man everyone wants to be. He’s got the suit. He’s urbane. He’s in a certain age. He’s mysterious, he’s dashing. He’s dynamic. That’s truly the beginning of Bond, for me, on film. I thought about that movie as much as I thought about any other Bond movie. Also, it’s a masterpiece and when you’re thinking about making a thriller it seems to me the best, most perfect rendition of that. If you think about movies up to that point, that kind of action-adventure, changing locations, traveling across country, meeting the glamorous, mysterious woman espionage thing really didn’t exist until that movie. It’s a particular kind of combination of things.”
Weird, Sam Mendes, I was thinking exactly the same thing.
(Source: comingsoon.net, via wh23blog)
12:01 am • 12 November 2012 • 3 notes
Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant, North by Northwest (1959)
11:59 pm • 11 November 2012 • 5 notes