‘No Time to Die’ film director Cary Fukunaga and director of photography Linus Sandgren attended EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Torun, Poland on Saturday 20th November 2021 (see also Cary Fukunaga and Linus Sandgren at 29. EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Torun, Poland). I was there as photographer. I hope that you will enjoy my photo gallery of monochromatic portraits taken at that event.
29. EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Torun, Poland, was very special for James Bond fans. ‘No Time to Die’ film director Cary Fukunaga and director of photography Linus Sandgren joined the festival on the final day on Saturday 20th November 2021. They both met with film enthusiasts at Masterclass, participated in the closing ceremony and invited the audience to watch the 25th Bond film that has been selected to close the festival.
John Rhys-Davies, who played General Leonid Pushkin in ‘The Living Daylights’, was one of the stars at IV Warsaw Comic Con. He is also famous for his performances in such blockbusters as Indiana Jones as well as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. During the meeting with fans at Warsaw Comic Con he was on a stage together with Adam Brown, who played Ori in ‘The Hobbit’. They were talking mostly about their work with director Peter Jackson.
Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The Wold Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’ received the European Achievement in World Cinema award during the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place on December 10th 2016 in National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. I have attented that event as accredited photographer.
Pierce Brosnan arrived to Wroclaw with his wife Keely Shaye Smith. Before the ceremony he was posing on the red carpet.
After the ceremony Pierce Brosnan presented the award.
“A View to a Kill” title song performed by Duran Duran has been one of the biggest hits among James Bond songs. It was John Taylor, co-founder of the band and James Bond fan, who came to the producers with a proposal of writing a song for 007 movie. Duran Duran wrote it together with John Barry and recorded it at Maison Rouge Studio and CTS Studio in London with a 60-piece orchestra. At first the band has been recorded and than the orchestra was put on top of the track. This is still the only James Bond song that reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was also number 2 in UK. Although “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” performed by Sam Smith was number 1 in UK, it was not that popular in USA. In 1986 Duran Duran and John Barry were nominated for for the Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Song.
In 2012 the band performed in Wroclaw, Poland. It was a great feeling to stand as a photographer right at the stage and listen to “A View to a Kill” song. Below you can see some of my pictures taken during that concert. It is worth to notice that guitarist Dom Brown was not in the band when they were recording James Bond song, he played with Duran Duran for the first time in 2004.
– The Bond Sound: The Music of James Bond. Directed by John Cork, United Artists Corporation and Danjaq, LLC, 2000
On November 13th I was taking pictures of actors playing in “Bridge of Spies” at the international premiere in Berlin, Germany. One of them was Mikhail Gorevoy, Russian actor who was best known internationally for playing Vladimir Popov (Vlad), a villain working for Gustav Graves in ‘Die Another Day’.
In next pictures Mikhail Gorevoy (first from right) is standing next to Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan and Steven Spielberg.
Those films have more in common. At the beginning of “Die Another Day” James Bond was captured and imprisoned in North Korea. After 14 months he was traded for Zao in a prison exchange on a bridge. That was inspired by real event that took place on a bridge between Berlin and Potsdam in Germany. The same story was presented in “Bridge of Spies”.
It is also worth to notice that composer Thomas Newman scored “Bridge of Spies” as well as “Skyfall” and “Spectre”.
– Die Another Day Audio Commentary, Die Another Day Special Edition, Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation, 2006.
007, actor, actress, Barbara Broccoli, Berlin, Clemens Schick, Daniel Craig, director, James Bond, Juergen Tarrach, Ludger Pistor, portrait, premiere, producer, Red Carpet, Sam Mendes, Skyfall, Veruschka von Lehndorff
On October 30th 2012 I was in Berlin as accreditated photographer for German premiere of “Skyfall” that took place in Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz.On the red carpet there were several actors known from other James Bond movies, such as Ludger Pistor who appeared in “Casino Royale” as the Swiss banker Mendel.
Juergen Tarrach (in picture below together with his daughter) in “Casino Royale” was playing the role of Schultz, who was a hotel guest in the Ocean Club at Nassau. He asked James Bond to park his Range Rover, but 007 crashed the car to distract the security.
Clemens Schick played Kraft, who was Le Chiffre’s right-hand henchman in “Casino Royale”. It was difficult to recognize him in the movie, because Kraft was bold and not smiling like Schick in a picture below. Veruschka von Lehndorff (first from right in the same picture) played Grafin von Wallenstein taking part in the poker match in the same film.
About one hour before the film start Daniel Craig appeared on the red carpet together with the producer Barbara Broccoli, director Sam Mendes and actress Berenice Marlohe. Before standing in front of photographers Craig was signing autographs.Producer Barbara Broccoli was interviewed.Director Sam Mendes standing in front of photographers didn’t know yet that he would be back as director of next James Bond film “Spectre”.
Most expected person of the evening was Daniel Craig.
He was also posing together with Bond girl Severine played by Berenice Marlohe.They were also posing all four together (from the left): Berenice Marlohe, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig.