This topic is for suggestions of who you would have preferred/wished to see in front of or work behind the camera or even stylistic choices that never happened in the James Bond films.
Alfred Hitchcock directing From Russia With Love – While I love Terence Young’s effort, I’ve always been intrigued by Hitchcock directing a 007 film, and FRWL is the one Bond film that best suits his style. (Although Young’s effort is so good that I don’t know that Hitchcock’s version would have been a whole lot different.)
Steven Spielberg directing Never Say Never Again – He’s always wanted to direct a Bond film and if he couldn’t do one in the regular series then NSNA would be the next best thing. Plus, he could really put his stamp on 007 by doing virtually whatever he wanted with the film since it is outside the canon. And I can’t help but think he would have upped the film’s excitement level a notch or two.
John McTiernan directing The World Is Not Enough – I love McTiernan. Predator, Die Hard, The Hunt For Red October, Die Hard With A Vengeance, and The Thomas Crown Affair–he had a long string of action hits. It’s a shame, he never got to do a Bond. TWINE is the one film during his stellar run that could have most used his talents–and he’d worked well with Pierce Brosnan twice before. I can’t help but think TWINE would have been better had he been in charge.