“Asked about scripts being an after-thought on huge productions, Craig responded “Yes and you swear that you’ll never get involved with shit like that, and it happens. On “Quantum”, we were fu**ed. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, “Never again”, but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.’”
Quantum of Problems
Garth Franklin wrote a few days ago, for Dark Horizons, on the problems with Quantum of Solace:
Read the full article here: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/22579/craig-on-skyfall-quantum-problems
I have watched Quantum of Solace a few times and my analysis of the film is already written up – in detail.
Suffice to say, I have never been too frustrated with the script. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the difficulties the film had and I completely understand the frustrations Daniel Craig and Marc Forster may have had with writing the script on set. But it wasn’t the script that was the primary problem – it was the editing. It felt like it was spliced together with no knowledge of what was on the screen. In fact, only after a few watches do I understand what is going on. I knew something was “off” during the opening car chase … and when it says “[car chase]” in the script, then it is clear that aspect of the script which was not going to change in the slightest. The buck stops firmly and squarely on Forsters head – and no amount of “writers-strike” talk will change that.