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  • Whizzo 8 Nov 2012 14:10:45 43,370 posts
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    Continuity in Bond is a nebulous thing, it was mostly there as a nod to the past because of the 50 years, the same applies to the end with Moneypenny's office and going through to the new M's office just like he used to.

    I was just really glad the machine guns in the DB5 hadn't been forgotten about, all that talk about having bugger all weaponry with that sitting outside!

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  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 14:14:43
    Aargh. wrote:
    It was just an old car he had, possibly his parents' or he paid someone to kit it out. It was just done with a really massive wink at the audience.
    But it had the exact same features and weapons as it did in Goldfinger. It was clearly the one from Goldfinger.

    But yeah, I get that it's justa little nod and wink, but at the same time there's a balance to be found. I agree they went a bit far as in many respects the film was trying to take itself extremely seriously, and moments like this stop you in your tracks a bit.
  • HarryPalmer 8 Nov 2012 14:50:15 3,585 posts
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    Yep. Quoting Tennyson, being in the middle of a massacre and then having a little chuckle about ejector seats didn't sit particularly well.
  • askew 8 Nov 2012 14:52:57 12,729 posts
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    I didn't think either of them were the overly-emotional sort, so some sort of gallows humour wasn't too unusual.
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 14:56:14
    Anyway, I generally thought it was very good indeed. I'm hoping Mendes directing starts a trend for slightly higher quality directors. Would be amazing if it became something all the British directors wanted to do, in the same way that doing the theme tune is a really significant achievement for musicians.

    Imagine a Ridley Scott Bond, or Danny Boyle, or Christopher Nolan.
  • craigy Staff 8 Nov 2012 14:59:03 7,847 posts
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    My vote would be Ken Loach. Kitchen sink Bond.
  • Blakester 8 Nov 2012 15:00:31 3,671 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Anyway, I generally thought it was very good indeed. I'm hoping Mendes directing starts a trend for slightly higher quality directors. Would be amazing if it became something all the British directors wanted to do, in the same way that doing the theme tune is a really significant achievement for musicians.

    Imagine a Ridley Scott Bond, or Danny Boyle, or Christopher Nolan.
    Hasn't Tarantino always wanted to direct a Bond film?

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  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:01:53
    Much as I love Tarantino, that would be a disaster.
  • spindizzy 8 Nov 2012 15:02:25 6,615 posts
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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

    Edit: the above was to Blakester.

    Edited by spindizzy at 15:02:53 08-11-2012
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:05:42
    Tarantino wanted to do Casino Royale, they weren't interested.

    The problem is that most directors of that calibre want a lot more control than the producers will give. I don't think Mendes cared that much about that given the amount of product placements.
  • LeoliansBro 8 Nov 2012 15:09:55 44,960 posts
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    Danny Boyle Bond would be brilliant.

    Also Matthew Vaughn :)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:24:05
    Aargh. wrote:
    Tarantino wanted to do Casino Royale, they weren't interested.

    The problem is that most directors of that calibre want a lot more control than the producers will give. I don't think Mendes cared that much about that given the amount of product placements.
    Yeah, although now that Bond has a bit of prestige attached to it again, that could change.
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:35:58
    Michael Winner Bond?
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:37:30
    They'll have to get on with it...
  • BinaryBob101 8 Nov 2012 15:40:38 24,449 posts
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    Danny Boyle will be too busy with Star Wars VII to do a Bond film.

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  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 15:45:11
    George Lucas isn't doing much else these days.
  • HarryPalmer 8 Nov 2012 15:48:08 3,585 posts
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    Duncan Jones would do a great job. I believe he's doing a Fleming biopic also.

    I just want a film that is tonally even and well paced. I don't care if its serious or silly, but it cant really be both. Was very disappointed with Skyfall.
  • beastmaster 8 Nov 2012 16:22:37 12,008 posts
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    How about John Glen is director?

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 16:33:51
    We get it, you like shit 80s Bond films. Well done.
  • BinaryBob101 8 Nov 2012 16:35:38 24,449 posts
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    He's also 80.

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  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 16:45:31
    And an astronaut.
  • roz123 8 Nov 2012 16:50:24 7,113 posts
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    Paul Greengrass
  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 16:51:34
    He isn't an astronaut.

    He would also go way over budget and deliver it 6 months late.
  • LeoliansBro 8 Nov 2012 16:54:44 44,960 posts
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    Leftfield: Clint Eastwood?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 8 November 2012 16:55:46
    Think we've had enough of Bourne Bond really.
  • beastmaster 8 Nov 2012 17:05:05 12,008 posts
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    Francis Coppola?

    Edit: In all seriousness, I think Danny Boyle will bag it.

    Edit 2: It's out in the states tomorrow. Whoop! Whoop!

    Edited by beastmaster at 17:07:44 08-11-2012

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • The-Bodybuilder 8 Nov 2012 21:41:09 14,444 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    The Home Alone meets The Raid section at the end wasn't great. M and Albert Finney could have got away easily if they hadn't felt the need to wave a torch around in the middle of nowhere.
    Agreed with everything else, but you're clutching here.
    How else do you walk through the darkness in the middle of nowhere? Streetlight?
  • TheSaint 8 Nov 2012 22:36:09 14,833 posts
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    The massive inferno seemed to be providing a fair amount of light.
  • boo 9 Nov 2012 00:48:01 11,943 posts
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    Saw this last night.
    I'll give it 5/10

    Good.

    Judi Dench
    The earlier action scenes
    The guy who played Tanner
    The DB5
    Ralph Fiennes
    The new Q


    Bad

    The incredibly wooden woman playing Moneypenny
    The holes in the plot you could drive a truck through
    The ridiculous 'Home Alone' ending
    The decision to have Bruno Tonioli from Strictly Come Dancing as the villain


    It was ok, and nothing more. Don't know why people are raving about it so much.

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  • Load_2.0 9 Nov 2012 08:27:56 19,671 posts
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    Hi so I might toddle along to the cinema to watch this on my own today, can someone let me know if it half term or are all the kids back in school now?
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