Yes. I used the word swagger. The next James Bond film entitled Skyfall is now up and running and currently filming in Shanghai after a slight budget debacle involving MGM studios filing for bankruptcy. Those silly suds seem to have gotten back on track however as Skyfall is slated for an November 9, 2012 release date. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the world’s best secret agent, with Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) at the helm, academy award winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) playing the primary villain, and equally not-terrible actors Ralph Phiennes and Albert Finney cast in unspecified roles. The 23rd installment of the world’s longest running movie franchise will see “MI6 come under attack, revealing M’s (Judi Dench) dark past and testing 007’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to her as he goes after the threat no matter the cost”. Who is Bond… James Bond? The ultimate Promoter Artisan.
James Bond code number 007 is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. An orphan with a “chip on his shoulder”, Bond fought his way into high society and eventually the top of the British Secret Service. Bond‘s mysterious past is rarely mentioned, as Bond’s action’s speak for themselves. Bond’s character has always been known for being an over-the-top charming, confident and popular go-getter and womanizer. When Bond walks into a room, the women want to be WITH him, and the men want to BE him. ‘Socially sophisticated’, ‘suave and polished’, and a ‘master manipulator’; Bond lives with a ‘theatrical flourish’, and has ‘a knack for knowing where the action is’. Though his charm is unmatched, Bond can also be a cold and ruthless killer if need be, doing whatever it takes to get the job done; as was the ‘re-imagining’ concept of Daniel Craig’s more visceral, nitty-gritty Bond portrayal. Bold, daring, charismatic and action-oriented with a thick skin, James Bond is the quintessential Promoter Artisan. Though Bond might seem to have it all;
“these smooth Operators are usually something of a mystery to others. While they live in the moment and lend excitement–and unpredictability–to all their relationships, they rarely let anyone get really close to them. They have a low tolerance for anxiety and are apt to leave relationships that are filled with interpersonal tensions. Promoters understand well the maxim “he who travels fast, travels alone,” although they are not likely to be alone for long, since their boldness and sense of adventure tends to make ESTPs highly attractive to many other people.” — Please Understand Me II, p. 66
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here is the newest on-the-set video blog entry from Shanghai, China: