Miike Snow 'Genghis Khan' by Ninian Doff

Miike Snow 'Genghis Khan' by Ninian Doff
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It starts with the suave hero strapped into a lazer beam killing machine, and the bald villain poised to kill him, remote in hand. But Ninian Doff has turned that classic Connery-era Bond scenario on its head for Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow's Genghis Khan.

Suddenly the villain (shall we call him Goldnose?) is foiled from dispatching our hero in a surprising fashion, and to his considerable irritation. Then it turns out that Goldnose's real enemy is not tied up in his underground lair at all.

Having established the premise with production design by Tim Gibson referencing Ken Adam's massive Bond sets, and a lovely look achieved by DoP Patrick Meller shooting on 35mm, Ninian Doff then gleefully dismantles the classic 007 mythology - with song and dance numbers, good performances (Adam Jones is excellent as the villain), and almost sacriligious plot twists. 

Frankly, Bond really did need to finally settle down... 

Credits

Director
Ninian Doff
Producer
Rik Green
Production Company
Pulse FilmsPulse Films website
Executive Producer
Sarah Boardman
Production Manager
Katie Lambert
Casting
Aisha Walters
Choreography
Supple Nam
Director of Photography
Patrick Meller
Focus Puller
Charlie England
Gaffer
Dom Aronin
Grip
Neil Blakeley
1st AD
Gareth Tandy
Art Direction
Tim Gibson
Costume designer
Emma Saville
Make-up
Sarah Armstrong
Prosthetics
Kristyan Mallett
Editor
Ross Hallard
Editing company
Trim Editing
Colourist
Paul Harrison
Grading company
Finish
Sound design
Alex Bingham
Sound
String & Tins
VFX
Jason Watts
Cast
Adam Jones, Edward Hayes Neary, Caroline O’Hara, Bella & Oliver.

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