It’s like it’s Timothy Dalton week or something

CBn links to a nice interview with Timothy Dalton.

Here’s my favorite quote:

How was it to suddenly become world famous?
It’s quite odd at first. You realise that everyone in the street is eyeing you up and down. You become very, very known. There’s virtually no privacy at all except that which you carve out for yourself. I made a documentary about wolves and was 800km (500 miles) from the North Pole. My little plane flew into this small Eskimo village that I was to stay in and all the Eskimos started saying: ‘It’s James Bond! Come and eat some raw fish!’ You’re known everywhere.

That image is going to stick with me. In fact, “It’s James Bond! Come and eat some raw fish!” may make it into a sig line somewhere.

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5 Responses to “It’s like it’s Timothy Dalton week or something”

  1. As the interview points out, TD’s parts as Bond and Barin make him a big crowd-puller for Hot Fuzz. Shaun of the Dead (Wright, Pegg and Frost’s previous film) has recently premiered on mainstream TV in the UK, and Hot Fuzz has been getting good previews on BBC and Film Four, so it’s really done well with the marketing and it’s no surprise to see the written media have also been well-done.

    Only worry: February doesn’t seem a great time for persuading people to travel to the cinemas. I think I’ll go and see Hot Fuzz, but I’m about 6 miles from Sandford – I think it’s set there, although at least one London newspaper claims it’s set in Gloucestershire, but this one is in Somerset.

  2. Deborah Lipp Says:

    I think Hot Fuzz is getting more ink on your side of the pond. I haven’t heard much about it here, but it is a pleasure to hear from Dalton.

  3. Well, it’s still over two months before the movie backwater known as the USA gets to see Hot Fuzz, so no surprise there’s not much ink yet.

    I’m not sure how well the jokes will translate. The full comedy of the battle of Somerfield and the trolley-boy might be culture-specific. Was Shaun of the Dead funny over there?

  4. Shaun of the Dead was received reasonably well in the US for what would be considered and indie flick. We Americans love the zombie genre and can’t get enough of it so its hard to go wrong. Even Scooby Doo had a zombie movie.

  5. Well, it was a pretty good film. Not laugh-out-loud all the time, but lots of funny touches and references. The film does indeed say Gloucestershire, but it looks like it was filmed in the real Sandford and also Wells (which makes it look a bit big for a village).

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