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Cinematographer Roger Deakins explains why he will not be back for Bond 24

12-Apr-2014 • Spectre (2015)

Speaking to the BBC recently, to give his top 10 tips, 'Skyfall' cinematographer Roger Deakins revealed why he turned down the chance to return for Bond 24:

I loved working Sam Mendes on Skyfall, I probably wouldn't have done a Bond movie with anybody else. He had a different take on it and I think that film was far more character driven and that's what drew me to it.

I turned down working on the next Bond film. I was really torn. I would have loved to work with Sam again but I just didn't feel I could bring anything really new to it. I'd really like to see someone else have the opportunity.

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