Cat Velez - 13th Jan 2016

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... 

Miike Snow 'Genghis Khan' by Ninian Doff

Credits

DirectorNinian Doff
ProducerRik Green
Executive ProducerSarah Boardman
Production ManagerKatie Lambert
CastingAisha Walters
ChoreographySupple Nam
Director of PhotographyPatrick Meller
Focus PullerCharlie England
GafferDom Aronin
GripNeil Blakeley
1st ADGareth Tandy
Art DirectionTim Gibson
Costume designerEmma Saville
Make-upSarah Armstrong
ProstheticsKristyan Mallett
EditorRoss Hallard
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristPaul Harrison
Grading companyFinish
Sound designAlex Bingham
SoundString & Tins
VFXJason Watts
Production CompanyPulse Films
Other creditsCast: Adam Jones, Edward Hayes Neary, Caroline O’Hara, Bella & Oliver.

Cat Velez - 13th Jan 2016

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