Sunday, 20 August 2017

Mr Moneypenny.


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Putin lookalike Daniel Craig is allegedly to be paid £100 Million (Yes, A HUNDRED MILLION SMACKERS) to play the part of James Bond in a new film. Personally I find that a teeny bit excessive.

I've been in a couple of films myself, and I can assure you that this acting lark ain't all it's cracked-up to be!

Films are not the same as theatre; one doesn't have to learn a whole script, or even stage instructions. Filming is done in tiny bits by tiny bits, and actors usually have just a couple of lines to remember at each take; often not even that!

The director tells them exactly what do do, how to look, what expression to use, where to walk, and when to do it all. A make-up gal will make them look presentable. They are puppets. If the director isn't satisfied with their performance he makes them do it again, and again, until they get it right; even top-notch actors rarely get things right at their first attempt.

Often their diction is atrocious, they whisper to each other, and if it wasn't for highly sensitive recording equipment, you'd hear nothing. Even from a few feet away one is hard-pressed to hear any of the actual script. Try doing that in the theatre.

For all I know Mr Craig might be a very fine actor; one would need to see him on stage to find out.

If he was to be paid £500,000 for his rôle as Bond, I would still find that excessive. But £100 Million is just plain ridiculous; no wonder that poorer paid workers become so bloody angry.




44 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more, way over the top.

    Footballers are another case in point?

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    1. At least Footballers show some skill, and run their socks off for an hour or so. So called film 'stars' are simply told what to do.

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  2. I only remember him because some parts of Quantum of Solace was filmed here at Lake Garda, and the filming was suspended after three car accidents in one week occured and in one accident leaving a Greek stuntman in coma.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. To me he's simply a name. I avoid violent films, so have never seen him working.

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  3. If you want the best in anything you have to pay for it.

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  4. The biggest farce is when such Hollywood actors lecture us all on fairness, equality , inclusiveness and poverty whilst living in gated communities surrounded by high walls with private security in luxury paid for with their multi million dollar fortunes accumulated for essentially being a parrot. Not quite as bad though as the likes of Matt Damon and Liam Neeson lecturing on the evil of firearms ownership whilst making millions off films glamorising gun violence. Naturally they have their own armed bodyguards as well of course......

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    1. Quite right. I think it's called Hypocrisy.

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  5. Why does one person even NEED that kind of money? How much will the film make to allow him to be paid that much? And that's just pocket money compared to how much money is in the world and still we can't run water pipes to the drought ridden parts of Africa.

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    1. That's what I always think. I'm perfectly happy with my small income, I have all that I need (some might say more than enough), and I have no idea what I'd do with the extra £99,990,000-ish.

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  6. Actors and footballers. And they get half of that again from adverts.
    How much money does a fellow need?
    I hope they support all the relatives and a few orphans as well

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    1. and build a few schools, and hospital wings, and offer scholarships, etc.

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  7. His pictures make studios very rich and his name brings the audience to the theaters. His value is based on that. Theater people work harder, but their venue is small and there is much less money made. However, to see the play Hamilton on Broadway, the cost of a ticket is above $1000 a seat. That is 100 times more than a movie ticket.

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    1. I appreciate all that, but £100 Million?

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  8. You have the same attitude to actors as Frederico Fellini. He thought they were all vain idiots.

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  9. Mr. Cro if I remember well you wish that one of your grandsons will be an actor ?????

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    1. Oh, Chloe, you can always be relied upon to remember Cro's "sins" and remind him of them. Thanks for this, spontaneous,laugh. I think I once took him up too, either on the same or similar point with regards to one of his grandsons (something to do with him condemning male "lookers" when it appears that at least one of them will be a "looker"). As I am blessed with a memory which filters out large chunks I cannot remember Cro's reaction. He probably went into neutral.

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    2. Quick PS, Chloe: To be fair to Cro if he does wish one of his grandsons to be an actor then, following his reasoning it would be a "stage" actor, not a film puppet. Though makes you think how many fine stage actors went into film. To name but a few ... drum rolls please ...

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    3. I didn't WISH him to be an actor; he shows signs of being THEATRICAL.

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    4. You wrote that you always imagined your grandson Finn as a future actor. Eat some ginger pills to keep your brain healthy. You have the big talent to always try to make fools of those who do not agree with you. I call this a childish behaviour at your age (75???).

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    5. Whats all this silliness about? Chloe/ ursula you had both realise that you are rather too serious about a rather frivious subject.. Surely there are bigger fush you can fry

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    6. Don't bother John. They are both beyond any common sense.

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    7. Haha but you are ,silly old man.

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  10. Of course such sums are obscene and I have no particular regard for Daniel Craig nor for the Bond films. However he does do all his own stunts which is rather more danger than most actors on stage experience.

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    1. Maybe that's why he commands such crazy sums.

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  11. So many in our society are paid obscene amounts, and why should not film people be any different. At least films are options in life. I was totally unaware that Cro is a film star!!!

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    1. Absolutely not a star; just a bit-part actor. Blink and you'd miss me.

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  12. Cro, what have you done? Let's leave the money aside (do revisit the laws of capitalism, supply and demand, the economics' lessons you either missed or slept through). As an aside: I dare say you wouldn't protest if someone paid you thousands and thousands, nay millions, for an as yet unrecognized masterpiece of yours, would you?

    So forgetting the money, I find your judgment on acting and actors breathtaking. It speaks of an ignorance I didn't think you capable of. So all those actors are puppets, are they? Is that why so many aspiring ones are turned away because, after all and in your words, it takes no talent, no that certain je ne sais quoi? I won't make this into of my potential "lectures" which don't exactly endear me to most bloggers, but seriously, Cro, do rethink what you said there. It's unworthy of you.

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    1. If you had had the experiences that I've had, you'd know at once that I'm right. You are obviously a starry eyed fan, who no doubt idolises actors.

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    2. Sorry to disappoint, Cro. If there is one thing I am not it's a "starry eyed fan". Please don't dismiss a valid comment by turning on the commentator with a cheap shot.

      "If you had had the experiences that I've had, you know ... that I'm right", you say. Careful, Cro. What do you know of my experiences in that arena?

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    3. How many films have you participated in? Personally I have been in just 3; I now presume you have made considerably more. Do tell.

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    4. Actually don't tell me. I'm bored with this silly conversation. I agree with you, all actors are worth millions and they're all highly talented. OK?

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  13. This applies to footballers too I believe
    - nobody is worth that.

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    1. No, it's all totally out of proportion.

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  14. I don't know what the women see in him, he isn't even good looking.

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    1. He has lovely blue eyes and even lovelier blue swimming shorts
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    2. I think he flashes his bank account details; very sexy.

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  15. If i could earn 100 million...id take it...and give charity 75 million

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    1. That would only leave 25 Million for your huge Yacht.

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  16. 100 mill?! -guess I picked the wrong profession...

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