1. James Bond In Stockholm

    By Guest writer on 2008-10-21

    Last Tuesday, a grand press event was held in Stockholm, Sweden to promote the upcoming release of Quantum of Solace.

    Prominent cast and crew members from the 22nd James Bond film attended the event, including actors Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, director Marc Forster and producer Barbara Broccoli.

    Anders Frejdh of From Sweden With Love wrote a report on this event, which we are pleased to reproduce below.

    Written by: Anders Frejdh

    Daniel Craig On An Exclusive Promotion Visit In Stockholm

    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    Today Stockholm and Sweden had the honour of welcoming some of the personalities behind the upcoming James Bond film–Quantum of Solace–officially the 22nd film in the most successful film series ever.

    The actors Daniel Craig (“James Bond” for the second time on the big screen) and Olga Kurylenko (“Camille” in the film), director Marc Forster and producer Barbara Broccoli were here to promote the film and meet representatives from Scandinavian press. From Sweden With Love was there with a photographer at the special photo call that took place in the morning at Skeppskajen outside the luxury Grand Hotel at Djurgarden in Stockholm. Daniel arrived with his hand in a triangular bandage, greeted everyone with a polite “Good morning” and shined in the sunlight.

    The company arrived to Stockholm yesterday evening after flying in from Moscow where they, along with Anatole Taubman (who portrays “Elvis”) made a similar promotion event. After Stockholm, the group will travel to Los Angeles before the return to London for the world premiere on October 29 after which they will make another promotion tour around Europe.

    During the press junket in Sweden, journalists from the biggest newspapers in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark had gathered and consequently made an indefinite number of interviews with primarily Daniel and Olga. No sensations were revealed, but Daniel Craig killed the rumour of a gay-James Bond as well as explained how difficult it was to be away from family and others he loves during four and a half months of the six-month period the shooting took. He has confirmed that he has signed for four Bond films but “I will do as many as I can”. Daniel also said that the biggest misunderstanding about him personally is that he lacks humour but Barbara Broccoli claimed that he’s a perfectionist and takes his job very seriously.

    On the question if there are similarities between James Bond and himself he laughed and initially stated the big difference “Bond kills people, which is his job. So, I don’t know. James Bond’s loyalty is fabulous and he struggles to do the right thing for the right cause–I also try that in my personal life and I guess that counts for everybody I suppose.”

    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    After the enormous sucess with Casino Royale (2006), expectations are high for this year’s film but discussions are already going whether or not Daniel Craig could be the best actor who has ever portrayed James Bond. It seems Quantum of Solace will become the shortest Bond film so far with its 106 minutes, but all the hard work during production will hopefully turn out positive according to Daniel Craig: “I have followed the film during all stages when it was made and so to see it the other day was a relief because it turned out it was worthy of all the work put in it. Of course, I don’t know how it will be received by audiences but I am very pleased with the result.” At the same time, Barbara Broccoli was asked about the future of Bond, upon she commented it’s completely open-ended.

    Quantum of Solace starts right after the previous film Casino Royale ends. The screenplay is by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis. The title song is made by the American-born artists Jack White and Alicia Keys.

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