You_Only_Live_Twice_-_Gun_Barrel

In 2008, TV’s best series on the arts, The South Bank Show, trained its telescopic sight on James Bond, to coincide with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007 in Quantum of Solace.  The result was one of the best documentaries on the film series of Ian Fleming’s iconic creation, and includes a rare interview with Sean Connery, plus some marvelous behind-the-scenes footage.

PART 1:

 

Ursula Andress and Ian Fleming on location for Dr. No

Ursula Andress and Ian Fleming on location for Dr. No

 

PART 2:

 

Bond ian_fleming

 

PART 3:

 

Fleming and Connery on location for From Russia with Love

Fleming and Connery on location for From Russia with Love

 

PART 4:

 

Connery, Shirley Eaton, Fleming on set of Goldfinger

Connery, Shirley Eaton, Fleming on set of Goldfinger

 

PART 5:

 

Daniel Craig

Skyfall-James-Bond-will-return-50-Years-logo

 

A Little Birthday Gilliam ( without so much rat in it )

199853-terry-gilliam-header

Before Munchausen and Brazil there was:

and Tales of Brave Knights:

Gilliam w: notebook

The occasional documentary:

Re-inventing movie trailers (oh, if only they were all like this):

He can be a bit of a klutz….

— but with visions like this (long before the advent of CGI and done with no budget) —

Jabberwocky-Black-Knight-18

— all is forgiven:

5340_BW_B2970.jpg

Thanks Mr. Gilliam! And Happy Birthday!

terry_gilliam at the organ

Filmmakers on Filmmakers: Paul Thomas Anderson on Max Ophuls’s mastery of the tracking shot, and The Earrings of Madame de….