Barbara Broccoli with Daniel Craig at the premiere of Spectre
June 18, 1960 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.
I think Bond the character is distinct: He's British, he has a certain code that he lives by, he's incorruptible… he's a classical hero, but he's also fallible. He has inner demons, inner conflicts, and he's a romantic.
So as I was growing up, my father was always in the middle of making a film or preparing a film. It was a full-time, all-consuming type of operation.
Bad movies are when people go, 'oh, I wasted $10 bucks and 2 hours and I don't even want to go back again.'
One would think that it would be very easy, with an iconic character like James Bond, to keep making the films, but it hasn't been. But, it sure has been entertaining and rewarding.
When men change, maybe Bond will change. But let's wait. I'm not holding my breath.
Most people don't really understand what it takes to get a film made, and the struggles .I think anyone who makes a film goes through their own set of struggles.
The paparazzi terrify and torment people and endanger people and it's really unpleasant.
Every 20 minutes you've got to have a bump, you've got to have a change in course, you've got to unsettle the audience. It can't be too predictable so something has to happen. I think that was something that Hitchcock did very well too. You couldn't let an audience feel too settled in.