Waltz had a VERY promising directorial debut. GEORGETOWN. Check it out. Vanessa Redgrave is in it and still owns the screen in her 80s. Waltz directs a bit like a proto Coen Brothers.
As in? Give him bigger budget for his second attempt and THAT’S A BINGO! Shows real skill. Tension, timing, terror. All ‘there’.
Why mention BOND?
- Because I bring James Bond into EVERYTHING!
- Waltz was ill served in the depiction of Blofeld. He ought to have played the character as an informer, giving false intel and inventing Blofeld as a kind of concept, rather than ‘being’ that character?
- His menace is about the silent. The unsaid. That unexpected, inevitable, explosion of rage at the end. NOT the ‘I am the big bad’ menace which ironically enough, both Daniel ‘007’ Craig and Dave ‘I am a henchman’ Bautista or even Lea Seydoux could have done a LOT better?
- GEORGETOWN is just that missing movie. No Bond. But a psychopath baddie, presenting an organisation, of his own invention, as some personification of corporate ownership on defence threats. THAT is what Blofeld and indeed, SPECTRE could and should have been?
- Watch it. It’s great! Bodes well for Waltz as future director.