Interview: Chris Cornell on Casino Royale

An interview from 2006 with the late singer Chris Cornell about his song for Casino Royale, ‘You Know My Name’

With the sad news of his death yesterday aged 52, I was reminded of an interview I did in 2006 with the late Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell.

He was chosen to perform singing duties on that year’s Bond film, Casino Royale, which also saw a new actor cast as the iconic spy.

You could not wish to meet a nicer and more urbane rock star and my initial scepticism about a former grunge singer performing duties on a Bond film were immediately wiped away.

The subsequent doubts about the 007 reboot (a lot was riding on it at) were wiped away as Daniel Craig triumphed as the British secret agent and the film garnered rave reviews and a massive worldwide gross of $599m.

Listen to the interview here:

> Find out more about Casino Royale (2006)
> BBC News on Chris Cornell’s death, aged 52

DVD & Blu-ray Picks: May 2017

Including La La Land, Manchester By The Sea and Toni Erdmann


Tampopo – The Criterion Collection (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) /

A Monster Calls (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) /

My Life As a Dog (Arrow Films) /

Silence (Elevation Sales) /

12 Angry Men – The Criterion Collection (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) /

La La Land (Elevation Sales) /

Mad Max: Fury Road – Black and Chrome Edition (Warner Home Video) /

Manchester By the Sea (Elevation Sales) /

Truck Turner (Trinity Creative Partnership) /

Mulholland Drive (Elevation Sales) /

Kraftwerk: The Catalogue 3D (Parlophone Records) /

Fahrenheit 451 (Universal Pictures) /

Toni Erdmann (Elevation Sales) /

Mirror (Artificial Eye) /

> George Miller interview at IndieWire on the Fury Road Chrome Edition
> Roger Ebert’s Great Movies: Crimes and Misdemeanors
> Kenneth Lonergan, Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges Discuss Manchester By The Sea at AOL
> DP/30 interview with writer-director Damien Chazelle on La La Land

DVD & Blu-ray Picks: April 2017

Including Crimes and Misdemeanours, O.J. Made in America and Umberto D


Crimes and Misdemeanours (Arrow Films) /

Solaris – The Criterion Collection (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) /

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) /

Akira (Manga Entertainment) /

O.J.: Made in America (Fremantle) /

Coal Miner’s Daughter (Media Sales) /

Umberto D (Trinity Creative Partnership) /

The Lady from Shanghai (Trinity Creative Partnership) /

> More about Vittorio De Sica at Wikipedia
> Reviews of Crimes and Misdemeanours at IMDb

DVD & Blu-ray Picks: March 2017

Includes Another Woman, Nocturnal Animals and Paterson


Another Woman (Arrow Films) / Blu-ray/Normal /

Knife in the Water (Screenbound Pictures Ltd) / Blu-ray /

Nocturnal Animals (Universal) / Blu-ray/Normal /

Repulsion (Screenbound Pictures Limited) / Blu-ray/DVD /

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Trinity Creative Partnership) / Blu-ray/DVD /

Paterson (Soda Pictures Ltd) Blu-ray/DVD /

> Find out more about Roman Polanski’s films at DVD Beaver
> More about Another Woman at Woody Allen Pages

DVD & Blu-ray Picks: February 2017

Including Heat (Restored), A Man for All Seasons and The Last Detail


Heat (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Blu-ray / Remastered

Glengarry Glen Ross (Network Releasing) Blu-ray / Normal

A Man for All Seasons – The Masters of Cinema Series (Eureka) Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play

Charade (Universal Pictures) Blu-ray / Normal

Hannah and Her Sisters (Arrow Films) Blu-ray / Normal

Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991 (Arrow Films) Blu-ray / Box Set

Christine (Universal Pictures) Blu-ray / Normal

Cul-de-sac – The Criterion Collection (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) Blu-ray / Restored

I, Daniel Blake (Entertainment One) Blu-ray / Normal

Mildred Pierce – The Criterion Collection (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) Blu-ray / Restored

My Darling Clementine (Arrow Films) Blu-ray / Normal

The Last Detail (Indicator) Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play

The Wicker Man (Elevation Sales) Blu-ray / Normal

What Dreams May Come (Fremantle) Blu-ray / Normal

> Review of the newly restored Heat Blu-ray
> review The Last Detail (1973)