Jump to content


Photo

Mendes "Bond Has Not Ditched Martinis"


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 bill007

bill007

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 2024 posts
  • Location:I'm in my study, at the computer desk.

Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Director Sam Mendes has blasted reports James Bond swaps his traditional Martini for beer in upcoming 007 movie Skyfall, insisting he only sips ale in one scene.

Fans of the superspy franchise were sent into a spin in April (12) when it emerged Daniel Craig will be shown drinking Heineken in the 23rd Bond movie, as part of an advertising deal with the Dutch beer company.

The news even attracted criticism from former 007 star George Lazenby, who accused producers of ditching Bond's usual drink for "the money" - but Skyfall director Mendes has now spoken out to calm fans' fears.

He's adamant Bond has not turned his back on his shaken-not-stirred cocktail for good, telling Britain's GQ magazine, "There is a moment where he drinks Heineken, or rather a beer. But there is a story reason for that. And he does drink other things..".



http://www.femalefir...des-246390.html

#2 DamnCoffee

DamnCoffee

    Commander

  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 23983 posts
  • Location:England.

Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

Just added this to the main page around 10 minutes ago! Brilliant news, but obviously the tabloids blowing things out of proportion.

#3 thecasinoroyale

thecasinoroyale

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11074 posts
  • Location:Basingstoke, UK

Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Can't believe how much this Heineken sponsorship has clouded people to thinking Bond would give up his Martini! *tut*

#4 tdalton

tdalton

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9881 posts

Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

Can't believe how much this Heineken sponsorship has clouded people to thinking Bond would give up his Martini! *tut*


Indeed. It's not like this is the first film that Heineken has been a sponsor for anyway. :rolleyes:

#5 Dustin

Dustin

    Commander

  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3599 posts

Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

It's a sign of the tight security surrounding SKYFALL, mixed with a slice of the silly season. When there's nothing new to report media chews on whatever they have, blowing the item in question wildly out of proportion. Nobody in their right mind would seriously assume beer was Bond's only beverage in the next film, no more than Perrier was in GE. Only there is so much space for the headlines, and so little to fill it with. What's easier than to create a public outcry that's got to be covered?

Edited by Dustin, 08 July 2012 - 03:56 PM.


#6 Shrublands

Shrublands

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3341 posts
  • Location:Conveniently Near the NATO Base

Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

And nobody in the idiot press stopped to think about story context, which is...

Very mild spoiler
Spoiler



Going there and asking for a Vodka Martini shaken not stirred or vintage Champagne would make him look like a total dick head and they wouldn’t have them anyway.

#7 Leon

Leon

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1574 posts
  • Location:England

Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

We already knew this, as one of the first instagram photos they posted was of an entire rack of martini glasses in a bar. Also, it's James Bond.. AND a 50th anniversary.. obviously he is going to drink a Martini (which is also a bloody brand, by the way).

#8 PPK_19

PPK_19

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1213 posts
  • Location:Surrey, England.

Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Incidentally, has anyone tried a Vodka Martini? It's bloody potent! I'll stick to the Heineken for now...

#9 Tarl_Cabot

Tarl_Cabot

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10372 posts
  • Location:The Galaxy of Pleasure

Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

He did ditch the Rolex for the "money".

#10 Vauxhall

Vauxhall

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9356 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

Already defending the movie before it is in the cinema. Oh my, they are really full of confidence aren't they?

Defending the movie or answering a question in an interview?

#11 Shrublands

Shrublands

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3341 posts
  • Location:Conveniently Near the NATO Base

Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:50 AM



Already defending the movie before it is in the cinema. Oh my, they are really full of confidence aren't they?

Defending the movie or answering a question in an interview?


No defending then??



Yes, whatever next? A man spends over three years working on a film and the press start printing incorrect, negative things about it. Someone asks him about it and he tells them what the truth is.

I mean, can you believe such behaviour????

#12 Messervy

Messervy

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1189 posts
  • Location:ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Incidentally, has anyone tried a Vodka Martini? It's bloody potent! I'll stick to the Heineken for now...

Yes I did. Can't say I really like it. Too sour for my taste. I'd rather stick to Martini (Bianco) alone.

#13 Vauxhall

Vauxhall

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9356 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:42 PM




Already defending the movie before it is in the cinema. Oh my, they are really full of confidence aren't they?

Defending the movie or answering a question in an interview?


No defending then??


Yes, whatever next? A man spends over three years working on a film and the press start printing incorrect, negative things about it. Someone asks him about it and he tells them what the truth is.

I mean, can you believe such behaviour????

Indeed. Ludicrous to me that anyone can find a way of trying to shoehorn any blame in the direction of Sam Mendes for answering a question truthfully about his movie when directly asked. Mad.

#14 Messervy

Messervy

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1189 posts
  • Location:ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:36 PM






Already defending the movie before it is in the cinema. Oh my, they are really full of confidence aren't they?

Defending the movie or answering a question in an interview?


No defending then??


Yes, whatever next? A man spends over three years working on a film and the press start printing incorrect, negative things about it. Someone asks him about it and he tells them what the truth is.

I mean, can you believe such behaviour????

Indeed. Ludicrous to me that anyone can find a way of trying to shoehorn any blame in the direction of Sam Mendes for answering a question truthfully about his movie when directly asked. Mad.


If I were the director I would not even answer this kind of question.

My answer would be: watch the movie first and then come back to me with intelligent questions.

That's assuming the Press can have intelligent questions.

#15 Shrublands

Shrublands

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3341 posts
  • Location:Conveniently Near the NATO Base

Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

If I were the director I would not even answer this kind of question.

My answer would be: watch the movie first and then come back to me with intelligent questions.



Why should he start acting in such a hostile and defensive way?

He’s always struck me as a man with intelligence and good manners.

#16 Miles Miservy

Miles Miservy

    Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Location:CT

Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

Not sure why this is even a news story. Just because his "shaken, not stirred" is his cocktail of choice, Bond's not known to be exclusive:

In GF he drank a mint julip.
In YOLT he drank saki.
In OHMSS he drank whiskey & branch water
In DAF he drank sherry.
In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it.
In TLD he drank Jim Beam (also bourbon).
In GOLDENEYE, he also drank bourbon.
In TND he drank shots of vodka.

I think the medium dry, vodka martini is safe & sound and not going anywhere anytime soon.

#17 Messervy

Messervy

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1189 posts
  • Location:ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

Not sure why this is even a news story. Just because his "shaken, not stirred" is his cocktail of choice, Bond's not known to be exclusive: In GF he drank a mint julip. In YOLT he drank saki. In OHMSS he drank whiskey & branch water In DAF he drank sherry. In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it. In TLD he drank Jim Beam (also bourbon). In GOLDENEYE, he also drank bourbon. In TND he drank shots of vodka. I think the medium dry, vodka martini is safe & sound and not going anywhere anytime soon.

Indeed.
He also drinks Champagne, obviously. And don't forget the famous Vesper in CR...

#18 Vauxhall

Vauxhall

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9356 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

Plus in the previous movie, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, Bond also drunk a beer. Amazed this story appeared at all. I guess the tabloid press have realised they can no longer launch weak attacks at Daniel Craig's performances in the role, and have moved onto other things.

#19 Shrublands

Shrublands

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3341 posts
  • Location:Conveniently Near the NATO Base

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Plus in the previous movie, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, Bond also drunk a beer. Amazed this story appeared at all. I guess the tabloid press have realised they can no longer launch weak attacks at Daniel Craig's performances in the role, and have moved onto other things.



Just shows how utterly desperate the naysayers are. The next thing we’ll see is a bonkers yet venomous attack on Sam Mendes for politely and truthful answering a direct question. Oh...

#20 thecasinoroyale

thecasinoroyale

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11074 posts
  • Location:Basingstoke, UK

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:15 PM

Well none of this I'm sure will stop us enjoying 'Skyfall' or the direction Mendes has taken us. I know for a FACT we probably won't even register Bond drinking a beer or his martini during the film.

Can't believe still how this has escalated as a topic amongst fans and press...

#21 Messervy

Messervy

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1189 posts
  • Location:ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Well none of this I'm sure will stop us enjoying 'Skyfall' or the direction Mendes has taken us. I know for a FACT we probably won't even register Bond drinking a beer or his martini during the film.

Only thing that could catch our attention is if Bond were to crash into a truck full of beer bottles, say during a chase in the streets, and some bottles happened to land inside his tank... but that's just imagination, isn't it?...

#22 Cody

Cody

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1374 posts

Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it.


Think of the mileage today's media could get out of Live and Let Die - new Bond doesn't drink martini, does make M an espresso.

#23 Dustin

Dustin

    Commander

  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3599 posts

Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:50 PM


In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it.


Think of the mileage today's media could get out of Live and Let Die - new Bond doesn't drink martini, does make M an espresso.


Receives M in a terry-cloth robe...


#24 MajorB

MajorB

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 2659 posts
  • Location:Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:55 PM



In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it.


Think of the mileage today's media could get out of Live and Let Die - new Bond doesn't drink martini, does make M an espresso.


Receives M in a terry-cloth robe...

Monogrammed terry-cloth robe, no less . . .

#25 Dustin

Dustin

    Commander

  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3599 posts

Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:58 PM




In LALD he drank bourbon, no ice... well, actually just ordered it. ("That's extra, man.") Don't think he got the chance to drink it.


Think of the mileage today's media could get out of Live and Let Die - new Bond doesn't drink martini, does make M an espresso.


Receives M in a terry-cloth robe...

Monogrammed terry-cloth robe, no less . . .


How metrosexual of him...

#26 201050

201050

    Midshipman

  • Crew
  • 56 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

Already defending the movie before it is in the cinema. Oh my, they are really full of confidence aren't they?


Can you blame them? Look at how many people on here have gone into a tail spin over Bond drinking a beer - "he's drinking a beer?!! - ohhh the humanity!!!"

#27 Miles Miservy

Miles Miservy

    Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • PipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Location:CT

Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:17 PM


Well none of this I'm sure will stop us enjoying 'Skyfall' or the direction Mendes has taken us. I know for a FACT we probably won't even register Bond drinking a beer or his martini during the film.

Only thing that could catch our attention is if Bond were to crash into a truck full of beer bottles, say during a chase in the streets, and some bottles happened to land inside his tank... but that's just imagination, isn't it?...


Came close w/Perrier in 1995.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users