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Old 11-07-2011, 02:50 AM   #16
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Skyfall's a solid title, especially if the rumors of the flick being about a bunch of internal MI6 intrigue regarding M is true. Quantum of Solace is evocative, but is so oblique that it doesn't carry much meaning.

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Naming a film Goldeneye when there's already a Goldfinger in the series was pretty fucking stupid.

As was Octopussy.
To be fair, it's the name of the computer gizmo in the movie and what Ian Fleming called his island home so there's at least two legit reasons there.

Octopussy is pretty lame no matter how you put it. There was no one in that movie with a sexy octopus or a lady with eight vaginas. Yet another case of falsity in advertising.
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To be fair Maud Adams is a pretty snazzy lady, and she did have a pretty snazzy pet octopus. But otherwise I agree completely. I'm really even less a fan of of the just lazy-sounding semi-meaningless phrase-titles ala Tomorrow Never Dies, A View To a Kill, Die Another Day, etc
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #18
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Dench has also said it'll be her last Bond film.


Well, she has been playing M for a long time, although it doesn't seem that long to me. This will be her 7th Bond film. Time flies.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:43 PM   #19
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To be fair Maud Adams is a pretty snazzy lady, and she did have a pretty snazzy pet octopus. But otherwise I agree completely. I'm really even less a fan of of the just lazy-sounding semi-meaningless phrase-titles ala Tomorrow Never Dies, A View To a Kill, Die Another Day, etc
At least A View to a Kill relates to the plot somewhat and isn't as hollow-sounding as the other two. Plus, the Duran Duran track rules.

That reminds me, Octopussy's one of the few Bond features where the song title doesn't match up either. That being said, Rita Coolidge's "All Time High," Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" and Jack White & Alicia Keys' "Another Time to Die" rank pretty highly on my Bond song list... and Casino Royale's the only great flick in the bunch.
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Still think Quantum is a great, lean well put-together film. Probably prefer it to Royale at this point.
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I'm really even less a fan of of the just lazy-sounding semi-meaningless phrase-titles ala Tomorrow Never Dies, A View To a Kill, Die Another Day, etc
Yes. And those films suck too. Next to them, Octopussy looks pretty damned good.

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Well, she has been playing M for a long time, although it doesn't seem that long to me. This will be her 7th Bond film. Time flies.
I'd bet almost anything that she bites it near the end of this film, setting off some new personal vendetta for the next film. There's no reason not to use this departure to the series' advantage.

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Still think Quantum is a great, lean well put-together film. Probably prefer it to Royale at this point.
We are in a very, very small club. Whatever faults Forster (and the film) may have, I think his direction is a lot more interesting than what was going on in Casino Royale.

Still one of the best shots/scenes in the entire Bond series:

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Yeah, the film as a whole doesn't have the kinetic or structural grace some of the Hollywood masters (De Palma, Fincher, etc) would bring to a project like this, but it's an effectively visceral, emotionally clear, and stylistically bold (for Bond) movie that has a very unique sort of shaggy identity to it. Would like to revisit it some time soon, actually.
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Umm, not sure if you were aware of this crew member's involvement, but this film just shot pretty high up my Want To See list:


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Is this the single most talented person ever associated with the Bond franchise?

I'd say yes.

Runners-up:

John Barry
Ken Adam

Sean Connery sure has a talent for putting bitches in their place, though.

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I just watched Casino Royale last night. Planning on Quantum of Solace later on this week.
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Is this the single most talented person ever associated with the Bond franchise?
Very likely. Good runners up as well. After that, mostly all I can come up with are actors - Louis Jourdan, Sophie Marceau, Mathieu Amalric, Benecio Del Toro, etc.
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Don't forget Madonna.

I mean, if you're going to put Louis Jourdan on the list...

Robert Shaw, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lee.
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Obviously Richard Kiel.
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