1. Giancarlo Giannini Finishes Panama Filming; Compares 'Quantum' To 'Casino'

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-03-06

    Giancarlo Giannini has finished filming his scenes as René Mathis in Panama for Quantum of Solace.

    According to online magazine Tandem, the Italian actor, who made his first appearance in the James Bond series along with Daniel Craig in 2006’s Casino Royale, discussed what makes the 22nd 007 film stand out when compared with previous adventures.

    ‘Bond becomes less cold, simpler; he rediscovers his sentimentality,’ Giannini said. ‘This can also be seen in the Bond Girls. They are still beautiful but less unattainable.’

    'Quantum of Solace' director Marc Forster

    Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster

    ‘I really like the atmosphere on the set,’ he added. ‘Since I’m not always working on films, it’s even relaxing. Compared to [Casino Royale‘s] Martin Campbell who specializes in action scenes, Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster is different. He works a lot with an actor’s ability to act. We talk a lot. He knows my films well and especially loves Pasqualino Settebellezze.’

    Giannini went on to say that the story of the film, ‘will present many connections with reality and the conflicts we are seeing today.’

    For those that do check out the entire Tandem article, make note of the fact that it mentions Al Pacino will feature in the film as a villain and that Australia is included as one of the locations–both of these claims are completely untrue.

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