Re: Skyfall vs. TDKR
Just saw Skyfall. Was stunned by the obvious influence of the Nolan Batman films, even after reading a review on Huffington Post Friday that was all about it.
Most particularly the score by Thomas Newman. I love Thomas Newman. Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, and the beautiful Little Women. But this was The Dark Knight Rises score, Bond-i-fied. The ostinato, driving percussion- some parts sounded as if they had been lifted whole-cloth from Rises.
I have to assume that this was what Mendes asked for- and kudos to him for praising and acknowledging the Nolan films as an influence. I loved the film, I'd put it in the mix with the first four Connery outings, but this was a Nolan Bond film, made by some great talents in their own right. It shows how Nolan has influenced and elevated the genre film (and yes, Bond is a superhero), and reinforces my belief that The Dark Knight Rises very much deserves a Best Picture nomination.