1. David Tattersall To Shoot Bond 20

    By daniel on 2001-10-29

    Zencat has alerted us to the fact that the IMDb is now listing David Tattersall as the cinematographer for Bond 20. Which Zencat points out, and I agree, is important news. Aside from doing a score of Young Indiana Jones shows as the cinematographer Tattersall has also worked on Con Air (1997), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Green Mile, The (1999), Vertical Limit (2000), Majestic, The (2001) and for the big drum roll Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002).

    As Zencat says in the forums;

    Tattersall is a first class choice. I’m starting to get a very good feeling about this.

    On a purely speculative note, we all know STAR WARS EPISODE II is the first major movie to be shot entirely on 24 frames-per-second Digital Video (which, if you’ve seen the trailer, looks amazing!)… Could the hiring of Tattersall indicate that BOND 20 may be shot on DV? Probably not, but it’s an intriguing idea, isn’t it?

    Shooting Bond 20 on Digital Video is an extremely intriguing idea. Later on Zencat gave us this follow up;

    Just blasted this news over to a girlfriend who has worked professionally as a DP and director and has crewed on some very high profile projects (Star Trek among them). She doesn’t have any first hand knowledge of what’s going on at Eon, but her opinion is interesting. She writes…

    “I think Tattersall might indeed shoot DV, I guarantee it’s in discussion.”

    So there you have it. Tattersall, knowing the pro and cons of shooting a Digital Film, is probably plugging the idea to the producers of Bond 20. That's a very exciting development.

    As to how Tattersall became invovled with Bond 20 I can't say. But while working on the Young Indiana Jones series he no doubt worked with Vic Armstrong who is the 2nd Unit Director for Bond 20.

    Further looking at the IMDb reveals the further following information;

    Other crew
    Janet Hirshenson …. casting: USA
    Jane Jenkins …. casting: USA
    Michelle Lewitt …. casting associate: US (uncredited)

    Aside from that I've noted that all the information on the IMDb now appears to be correct, perhaps they have someone feeding them this new information? We'll keep you informed!

    Until then head over to the Bond 20 Forums where Zencat started this thread on David Tattersall and Digital Video.