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Scottscope Talk Radio 11/13/2012: Bond Is Back!

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This week on Scottscope, the roundtable discusses the 23rd James Bond film from Eon productions, Skyfall!  It marks Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007.  Did it live up to the advance hype?  Is the franchise indeed back on track?  Does it make up for the dreary debacle that was Quantum of Solace?  Is it as good as Casino Royale?  Does it rank among the very best Bond films?  Is Daniel Craig’s take on the character the most complex yet?  Does Javier Bardem channel Heath Ledger’s Joker in his performance as Former MI6 operative Raoul Silva?  Just how sexy is Naomie Harris?     

We also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Spike Lee’s classic biopic Malcolm X.  Did it do the life and legacy of Malcolm X justice?  Does it still rank as Denzel Washington’s very best performance?  Should he have won an Oscar for it?  Should the film have received nominations in all the top categories that year, including best director and best picture?  Was it snubbed because of the academy’s disdain for Spike Lee, the “controversial” subject matter, or both?  Given the current state of Hollywood and the fickle tastes of movie audiences, will we ever see it’s like again?  Given how much difficulty Spike Lee faced in bringing it to the screen, are today’s Black filmmaker’s apprehensive about launching such projects?