Director Sam Mendes talks about his approach to 'Skyfall'
"Skyfall" director Sam Mendes has given a candid interview to Time Out magazine about how is approached the daunting task of helming a James Bond movie.
Asked how much freedom he had to take âSkyfallâ where you wanted, Mendes said:
âYou know what the givens are: three action sequences, girls and glamorous locations. So itâs like being handed the furniture to a house and being told, âRight, now find a house that fits the furniture.â And, if youâre not careful, you make a fucking ugly house. To torture the metaphor, I decided to put all my furniture in storage for six months, and build the house that I wanted to see, and then I tried to work the two together.
âSo, for me the job was: find a story for Bond, and then find a way to marry that with the necessities of the franchise, which is a different thing. One of the great things when you read the Ian Fleming novels is that Bond has a personal journey in all the good ones, the early ones. Thatâs why âCasino Royaleâ was so fantastic: he has this journey and it was because it was based on one of the best Fleming novels.â
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