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Old 11-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #31
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You did remind me, I wasn't thinking about the theme songs. A few talented people there too, though nobody on Deakins' tier.

MACCA!

But really, Louis Armstrong n shit.
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Bono + Edge!

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Ok, maybe we should disqualify the musicians.

 
Armstrong > Barry > Macca
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:19 PM   #34
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http://jamesbondbrasil.com/primeiro-...e-007-skyfall/
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:19 PM   #35
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Still think Quantum is a great, lean well put-together film. Probably prefer it to Royale at this point.


Why is it we typically agree on 'controversial' things like this?


Also LMP, Quantum of Solace I guess sounded like a pretentious science fiction-y title to some, in vocabulary terms it's just 'A Measure of Comfort' which fit the movie to a T without being that blunt. But as we've proven with the mention of pretty much every title controversy, you certainly can't please everyone, especially in the vast Bond fanbase.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:30 PM   #36
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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.
To me QoS was the perfect bridge between the old Bond and the CR era Bond, it brought back the GLOBAL CONSPIRACY! SECRET TERROR ORGANIZATION! geopolitical threat of the old era without lessening the edgy modern feel and allowing too much of the cheese back in, Almaric's character is classic bond without going all cat-stroking/secret evil lair ridiculous while having a clearly shown modern scheme (Mikkelsen's Le Chiffre was a fun personality, but we knew little of his actual threat other than 'arms dealing') Gemma Aterton's character felt like a nod to the Bond girls of old (which would have been even more clear had they kept the character's name, Strawberry Fields, in the final cut) paired w/ Olga Kurylenko as the most atypical, strong 'Bond girl' who isn't seduced by him & actually had some depth. I was hoping they'd bring her back like was rumored prior to the MGM bankruptcy.

The pace is unrelenting, it's the sucker punch action revenge from the CR proceedings, and with the possible exception of Licence to Kill we've never seen Bond go off like this (yet at the same time he manages to earn his respected hero of the realm status more than he ever did in CR), and Forster's look makes it the most stylish Bond film ever. Perhaps Mendes can bring more pathos to the proceedings, but only Roger Deakins can help him keep this from being a big step back in this department.

Plus, it wins praise simply for the ridiculous typefaces. Especially making the audience think 'La Paz' was written on the airport sign when really it was yet another location sign.

I'd say the one flaw is that he brought that distinctive edge to a film that is essentially the second half of Casino Royale rather than a standalone film.
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If anything, Skyfall is bound to be extremely stylish... just looking at films like Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road, and Deakins is shooting this one digitally which I'm very excited about.
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True, I'll give you Road to Perdition (I've only seen RR once when it was first released and was paying too close attention to the performances/nitpicking the adaptation of one of my favorite novels to pay much attention to the look other than vaguely remembering its attempt to match the style of the time), I didn't mean to imply it'd be as inert as the Pierce Brosnan era movies or even Casino Royale, just that it isn't likely to match the distinction of QoS.

Though, I forgot until you mentioned it that the Mendes/Deakins collaboration didn't start until Jarhead.
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Javier Bardem is the villain:


So the Brosnan-Craig Bond movies finally might get a good villain, worthy of Connery-Moore times ?



I just hope Skyfall is better than Quantum of Solace...
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #40
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Hope this is better than Quantum, which was a heck of a lot of running around and explosions for me to only ask myself when it was over, "What did this movie actually accomplish?"

If Casino Royale was a high-end hooker, Quantum of Solace was hiring the same girl for a repeat visit, but getting drunk and passing out in the hotel suite before anyone starts getting it on.
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Hope this is better than Quantum, which was a heck of a lot of running around and explosions for me to only ask myself when it was over, "What did this movie actually accomplish?"

If Casino Royale was a high-end hooker, Quantum of Solace was hiring the same girl for a repeat visit, but getting drunk and passing out in the hotel suite before anyone starts getting it on.

Quantum of Solace was a great movie.

Just not a Bond movie, if you know what I mean.
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Yes.
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Where is he? On the Death Star?
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Singapore or Hong Kong right?
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