Watched an oldie "Misery" cast James Cann and Kathy Bates, nice drama
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I find it interesting that Woody Allen has managed to make all these films around the same "Woody Allen" character.
A relaxing movie for a summer evening, exploring the usual Allen themes.
I liked the 1930s style and -especially- colors.
And Blake Lively is so hot I might even watch that shark movie.
Some beautiful scenery shot in Ultra Panavision, an obscene amount of extras in the battle scenes and some clever dialog (especially when the prime minister is involved) courtesy of the Oscar nominated screenplay. It's no Lawrence (though the leads have some character traits in common), but it was better than I expected.
Incidentally, I couldn't help thinking all the way through how Richard Johnson (playing Col. John Stewart) - while maybe lacking the charisma of Sean - had the perfect look for playing Bond. Turns out that he actually had been Terence Young's preferred choice for that role.
So even though Richard Johnson turned down the role of Bond for Dr No, he still played a very Bond like character about 5 years later, in this from 1967 (I just found out about that and watched the whole thing here). Not surprisingly it doesn't come close to the greatness of the Bonds from that era, and some parts have more in common with Austin Powers than 007. Also, it seems like the director is asking Johnson to do his best Connery-smirk impersonation at all times, regardless of how serious the scene else might be, but it was still fun to see what almost could've been.
Edited by Kaplan - 8/31/16 at 2:27pm