Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Give Oscar To James Bond Film 'Skyfall,' Says Former James Bond Actor Timothy Dalton

Henry Fitzherbert at the British newspaper the Daily Express offers a piece on former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton, who believes the new James Bond film deserves an Oscar.

AND the Oscar goes to…James Bond. Well, if former 007 Timothy Dalton has his way then the world’s most famous secret agent will finally receive awards recognition at next year’s Academy Awards.
“It is absolutely time for Bond to get proper attention at the Oscars,” says Dalton, 68, who was hugely impressed with Skyfall. “On almost every level this Bond movie is right at the forefront of what cinema is capable of. It is an absolutely modern James Bond, a movie truly of its time. Daniel Craig is fantastic and it feels very real. It has also got a great story about M with a nice streak of cynicism. I thought the film was fabulous.”
In 50 years of Bond movies the series has received only a handful of nominations and then in only the technical and music categories, winning best sound effects for Goldfinger in 1964 and best visual effects for Thunderball in 1965.
No Bond movie has received any acting nominations but that could change with recognition for Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem who plays the villain or possibly Craig himself.  
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Timothy Dalton, who in my view, ranks only behind the great Sean Connery in his portrayal as Ian Fleming's iconic character James Bond, is generous and modest. He is a gentleman.
You can read an earlier post on Dalton as Bond via the below link:

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