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.




29 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. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
      Y

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    2. I think he flashes his bank account details; very sexy.

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  13. 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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  14. 100 mill?! -guess I picked the wrong profession...

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