Spectre The Bond Women of Spectre Vlog. Sam Mendes‘ latest Spectre (2015) movie featurette entitled “The Bond Women of Spectre” has been released. In the video, Léa Seydoux reveals elements of her character, Madeleine Swann, what motivates her, and what character traits are embedded within her. We also get a look at Monica Bellucci‘s character, Lucia Sciarra (“an Italian widow with secrets”), whose mafioso husband was killed, leaving her in a very risky position.
Eventually Sam Mendes chimes in about the “two women he hooks up with”, meaning, of course, Bond. He claims both female characters have depth and retain great mystery, praising his actresses for the job they’ve done in filling those requirements. Monica Bellucci speaks about the legacy of the Bond franchise in regards to the women, and how Léa Seydoux is now part of that history. Sam Mendes mentions how perfect a fit Monica Bellucci is for her character, since she’s the right age and incredibly seductive not only on screen, but in person.
As I’ve said before, I’ve decided to keep my expectations tailored, according to the latest Sam Mendes/Daniel Craig James Bond outing. While half of us really adored that film and thought it was a perfect throwback, whilst maintaining a pristine modernity and fusing those two together, and half of us thought it was an imbalanced mix-up that didn’t really know what it wanted to be, the hope for Spectre is that it strikes a precise, cohesive tone, for once. Casino Royale was a great balance of old and new, and it seems odd that we haven’t hit that nail on the head since that initial Craig Bond film. My hopes are that Mendes makes Spectre a cohesive, classical, clean Bond film that doesn’t feel the need to shoe-horn in any superfluous elements that have nothing to do with character or story. Here’s hoping.
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