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Old 03-11-2011, 20:34
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It baffles me when this arguement crops up as Casino Royale and QoS are prequals to the 007 franchise so why would Bond use gadgets when he never used them in Dr No! either?
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Old 03-11-2011, 21:23
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It wouldn't bother me if the gadgets came back.
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Old 03-11-2011, 21:35
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Pretty decent press conference - was pretty funny in places. Still not sold on the film title though. They said it works into the plot somehow so I hope the pay-off in relation to that is good. ATM though I am preferring Quantum Of Solace as a title to Skyfall and when QOS was announced I was like "WTF!".

Also hoping the film lives up to the expectations given that they have such a great cast and crew and that they are playing the cards close to their chests!

On a side note anyone else think Judi Dench looked bored/tired at the conference? I certainly did. Rumour has it this is her last film as 'M' too

Just a question for the Bond fans; I've never watched any but would like to start, do I start with Casino Royale or Dr No?
If your planning on watching them all then I would suggest watching them in the order they were made. That way you get each different "era" Bond together, the ongoing elements will be easier to follow (like Bond's wife) and the films get more modern and more of a budget as they go on so you may find the later films better than the earlier ones (with the odd exception). And then of course you have the Daniel Craig Bond films which are set in a different timeline to the first 20 that are made an take the storyline back to the start, if that makes sense!

Adele for theme sing!
Not a fan of Adele so I'd pass on this big-time!

I thought that the Quantum Organisation plot line could have been written into a 3rd film.

What ever happened to Mr. White?
That's what's disappointing me. Sure Quantum doesn't have to appear in every movie but there are stilll many strands to the plot from the previous two films that need resolving etc imo. Hopefully it will be picked up in a later film or at least be referenced too.

Anyways roll on fall 2012....
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:02
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I think story arcs could suite Bond well. It works in many other films/tv shows.
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:14
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I like Judi Dench as M but I'd happily welcome someone new to the role. I wish they wouldn't use M so much though, ever since Goldeneye M seems to be always a part of the story whereas Bernard Lee's M sort of introduced and ended a story.
It would be good to not need M so much.
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:18
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I like Judi Dench as M but I'd happily welcome someone new to the role. I wish they wouldn't use M so much though, ever since Goldeneye M seems to be always a part of the story whereas Bernard Lee's M sort of introduced and ended a story.
It would be good to not need M so much.
I think Judi Dench is a good actress, but a new actor/actress should play the character M.
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:36
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This sounds very promising.
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:50
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Do we know if Bond is going to have a beard in this one?
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:51
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This being a public forum means everyone can have their say.
However from a personal point of view, i'm getting quite bored of reading the same comments over and over again.
We get it - Quantum was disappointing & Bond is not like Bond anymore.

Yawn!

Things have a habit of evolving and developing, not everything can stay the same forever i'm afraid.

For the record, Quantum improves with repeated viewings though is still slightly disappointing imo.
For the record Quantum does not improve with repeated viewings- it stills remains the same incoherent, tedious mess it always has been..
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Old 03-11-2011, 22:58
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For the record Quantum does not improve with repeated viewings- it stills remains the same incoherent, tedious mess it always has been..
In your opinion.
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Old 03-11-2011, 23:14
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In your opinion.
imo.
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Old 03-11-2011, 23:48
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It wouldn't bother me if the gadgets came back.
It would bloody bother me.

I don't want Bond opening a safe with a laser that shoots from his watch or whatever. What a load of adolescent nerdy toss. I want Skyfall to be like Quantum, my favourite Bond, i.e. two hours of Daniel Craig smacking baddies in the chops. That's more like it, surely.

Mind you, with dreary Mendes in charge, I bet he'll wank it up completely. I do like the title though.
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Old 03-11-2011, 23:49
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I liked Quantum more after watching it again, and I think in the next film we'll see Bond move forward after getting some resolution and retribution. So glad Daniel Craig is playing Bond again, he's my fave Bond of all time, Connery second. I know die hards will gasp in horror at this, but I cannot help it

I prefer a real man to the smarmy wise cracking ones portrayed by Moore and Brosnan, and think Craig brings the same tough guy but vunerable man qualities we saw from Russell Crowe in LA Confidential.
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Old 04-11-2011, 00:43
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The title Skyfall reminds me of Bond fighting Jaws over a parachute as they fall through the sky in Moonraker.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:32
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Not sure the grey stubble look is really what we need in a James Bond film:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...73_468x759.jpg

Let's hope Q Branch invent a shaver for Bond.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:55
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For the record Quantum does not improve with repeated viewings- it stills remains the same incoherent, tedious mess it always has been..
No, it was never bad. Theres a lot to like about Quantum and those scenes in the South American desert are gorgeous.

You get more from Quantum every time you watch it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:56
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I prefer a real man to the smarmy wise cracking ones portrayed by Moore and Brosnan, and think Craig brings the same tough guy but vunerable man qualities we saw from Russell Crowe in LA Confidential.
Agreed. Going back to the seventies wisecracks would be a mistake. They are making different films for Craig.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:10
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The new Bond movie will be called Skyfall: That name sounds familiar...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Probably a total coincidence

Surely I'm not alone in thinking that almost straight away, what with the worldwide release of the new game happening next week
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:23
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The new Bond movie will be called Skyfall: That name sounds familiar...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Probably a total coincidence

Surely I'm not alone in thinking that almost straight away, what with the worldwide release of the new game happening next week

Possibly the most desperate connection ever!
Must try harder.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:33
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Making a fuss over a black Moneypenny when they let the perfect chance pass for a black Bond is annoying. Anyone who loves the movies knows that Colin Salmon was a logical choice for Bond as opposed to third banana in a supporting role. However, looking back at the fuss made over Craig’s hair colour (Roger Moore didn’t have black hair so WTF was that all about?) the fanbase reaction to Salmon would have been interesting to watch.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:09
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People need to get their heads checked if they think Quantum of Solace was a good movie It was utter garbage from start to finsih. Not only was there a ridiculous plot but you could hardly see what was going on with the ridiculous Greengrass style camerawork.

The Bond movies need to go back to Connery days with a proper suave Bond. Daniel Craig is rubbish.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:40
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People need to get their heads checked if they think Quantum of Solace was a good movie It was utter garbage from start to finsih. Not only was there a ridiculous plot but you could hardly see what was going on with the ridiculous Greengrass style camerawork.

The Bond movies need to go back to Connery days with a proper suave Bond. Daniel Craig is rubbish.
QoS was never going to be a classic Bond Movie as much as Casino Royale was but I do feel all the negative press it's been getting has been well harsh.
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Old 04-11-2011, 13:02
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Bond Schmond , my eyes are hurting after looking at Berenice Marlohe . Damn the French know how to make women
doesn't do much for me, looks too much like the girls from the previous two Craig Bonds. Plus she looks like the waxwork model of herself in this shot
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...=feeds-newsxml

all looks very promising from a film perspective though. It was almost impossible not be disappointed in QOS. This looks like a step in the right direction. Just ease up on the product placement guys.
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Old 04-11-2011, 14:30
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Well before the Press Conference we did have a photocall.

The biggest moment was when Daniel Craig smiled !!!

Yes yes he did.

And the girl in he red dress who will be a new Bond Girl, Berenice Marlohe - well I can confirm SHE IS HOT !!

My picture gallery from the photocall is here
http://bit.ly/ucMckQ
DANIEL CRAIG JAVIER BARDEM JUDI DENCH NAOMIE HARRIS and the very hot BERENICE MARLOHE
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Old 04-11-2011, 15:48
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I thought that the Quantum Organisation plot line could have been written into a 3rd film.

What ever happened to Mr. White?
Good point
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