Never give up, have the passion. Don’t be afraid.
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.
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.
The world is still sexist.
I guess the reality is, everybody today has so many gadgets.
The paparazzi terrify and torment people and endanger people and it’s really unpleasant.
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.
People go to extraordinary lengths to get films made.
All I can say is that I had an extraordinary childhood.
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.
There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.
When men change, maybe Bond will change. But let’s wait. I’m not holding my breath.
Bad movies are when people go, ‘oh, I wasted $10 bucks and 2 hours and I don’t even want to go back again.’
I cannot even remember a time before being conscious of James Bond.
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.