I've recently posted on neglected Spielberg films, who should direct the next Bond and the best screen drunks. Here I pick out some of your best suggestions on these hot topics...

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by reptongeek

    on 13 Mar 2013 18:38

    Martin Campbell would be a great choice, he's made two and they were both terrific. I don't personally mind who does the next Bond but I have two restrictions; 1) It has to be made on Film and 2) Don't completely and utterly ruin it by putting an F-word in it. Skyfall is my least favourite Bond film by miles because of this

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by Godless Smeghead

    on 23 Feb 2013 21:45

    Mark, thank you for reading out my comment - and I'm really glad I'm not the only person with a lot of love for Always!

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Mick C

    on 23 Feb 2013 10:22

    Probably a little late to suggest another screen drunk, but surely Arthur Housman (sometimes Houseman) in a variety of 'thirties films, but most especially in Laurel and Hardy's "Scram!", has got to be up there...

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by DenTarthurdent

    on 21 Feb 2013 11:02

    It's not just you, Mark: http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=829

    I think we've all had that experience!

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by Stevo the Magnificent

    on 21 Feb 2013 06:31

    Oh, one last thing... Paul Greengrass would never - and I mean NEVER - do a Bond film, he unequivocally hates the Bond franchise, his partner-in-crime Matt Damon even referred to our james as "an imperialist"... make of that what you will...

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by Stevo the Magnificent

    on 21 Feb 2013 06:27

    Hi everyone, longtime reader and brand new member...

    I actually like 'Quantum of Solace', it's an undeniably flawed film brought on by largely self-inflicted problems during it's development, but overall, it's a refreshingly lean and brutal Bond film that reflects the mindset of it's protagonist... Bond's out for blood (possibly) and taking no prisoners, look at it not as a Bond film in it's own right but as an extended coda to the sublime 'Casino Royale'.

    And as for future Bond film directors, I second Roger Spottiswoode making a return, but what about the mighty William Friedkin, he always wanted to direct a Bond film, he can certainly handle large-scale action, he would most certainly give it a hard-edged feel, and it would fit right into Friedkin's cinematic forte of the thin line between good and evil, moral and immoral, the ends vs the means.

    By the way Mark, any inside word on a re-release of 'Sorcerer'...?

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Westcliff_Chris

    on 20 Feb 2013 22:42

    Dr. K, for your Kermode awards, I got 3 predictions correct out of 6, and I was very close on the others ... do I now receive a BAFTA-inspired goody bag!

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by information1st

    on 20 Feb 2013 22:16

    Heads up: Kermode Awards on The Culture Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_two_england/watchlive

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Michael Maxwell

    on 20 Feb 2013 17:16

    Well, I really like QoS; look at it as part 2 of Casino Royale - after all, it starts immediately after the previous film ends - and it snaps into focus. As for new directors for the next Bond film? Move away from the usual suspects and go left field. How about Luc Besson? (Think what he did in Nikita and Leon.) Or Kim Jee-Woon? He would shake things up a bit.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Gile

    on 20 Feb 2013 13:54

    Ben Affleck is overlooked for oscar and he will continue to be overlooked until he stops casting him self as a leading role, it would be irresponsible to include a director that has such a bad taste in leading actors. just look at his best movie yet Gone Baby Gone, he didn't cast him self but he did cast his brother which is fine because Casey is an OK actor. As for Sam Mendes and new Bond movie I really, really, really didn't see anything except cinematography but that wasn't enough to keep me bored to death.

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