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Miike Snow 'Genghis Khan' by Ninian Doff

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... 

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  • BUG
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Narrative
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Broadway
  • Musical
  • LGBT
  • Bond
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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Ninian Doff
Producer
Rik Green
Production Company
Executive Producer
Sarah Boardman
Production Manager
Katie Lambert
1st AD
Gareth Tandy

Camera

Director of Photography
Patrick Meller
Focus Puller
Charlie England

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Dom Aronin
Grip
Neil Blakeley

Wardrobe

Costume designer
Emma Saville
Make-up
Sarah Armstrong

Editorial

Editor
Ross Hallard
Editing company
Trim Editing

Grading

Colourist
Paul Harrison
Colour grade company
Finish

Misc

Casting
Aisha Walters
Choreography
Supple Nam
Art Direction
Tim Gibson
Prosthetics
Kristyan Mallett
Sound design
Alex Bingham
Sound
String & Tins

Other credits

Cast

Adam Jones, Edward Hayes Neary, Caroline O’Hara, Bella & Oliver.

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