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Old 11-03-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Bond 23 - SKYFALL - November 2012

Game on, bitches. They've officially announced today that the film will called Skyfall, and that it's on schedule to come out next November. Sam Mendes is directing, which I know some people aren't too excited about but, I've read that he's a huge fan of the series and is very serious about making another classic Bond movie.

Javier Bardem is the villain:



Judi Dench's sexy ass is back:



The new Bond girls:




Apparently their names are Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. Hawt. Also, Ralph Fiennes is in the cast.

Let's go.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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So they confirmed that title eh? Should piss off plenty, but probably won't cause as much of a 'huh?!!!' ruckus as the Quantum of Solace announcement did (for the record, I love the title QoS and it fit the movie perfectly).

Sam Mendes could go either way, he'll bring the pathos to be sure, but he's no action director. Also, while I didn't want it to be as highly connected as the last two, I'm sad to see them highlighting this as a standalone story, this new franchise could have been distinctive for it's continuity, now I'm kind of worried.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Also, I'm really hoping the title has nothing to do with some evil satellite program or anything of that nature.

Supposedly M plays a big role in this, but Dench has also said it'll be her last Bond film.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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I'd philip that Marlohe, if you get my meaning.
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re: the title. People would've been bitching about Thunderball or Moonraker had the internet existed back then. Big deal.
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So they confirmed that title eh? Should piss off plenty, but probably won't cause as much of a 'huh?!!!' ruckus as the Quantum of Solace announcement did (for the record, I love the title QoS and it fit the movie perfectly).

Sam Mendes could go either way, he'll bring the pathos to be sure, but he's no action director. Also, while I didn't want it to be as highly connected as the last two, I'm sad to see them highlighting this as a standalone story, this new franchise could have been distinctive for it's continuity, now I'm kind of worried.
Agreed that Quantum of Solace is a strong title, I liked it immediately.

I'm not with you, though, in your disappointment over Skyfall being a standalone story. I'm glad. And I can totally understand their decision. When this is released, it will have been four years since the last film, and a lot of people probably won't remember, or even want to remember, the continuity you mention, and they'll want something fresh. Plus, they wrapped up the whole Vesper thing nicely, so I don't really see why they'd need to keep that whole thing going. It would seem like an unnecessary retreat. Plus, Quantum of Solace wasn't quite as much of a critical or commercial success as Casino (I really liked it, btw), so that's another reason for a sort of fresh start.

The "new franchise" is already distinctive, because D-Craig is phenomenal in the role, and he's nothing really like any of the previous Bonds, and the films have fit really well in the new modern Bond universe, so I don't see a need to be worried.

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Why the fuck would people get upset over the film's title?

Oh yeah, we're talking about the internet.
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Daniel Craig AND Javier Bardem?

I am completely and totally there.
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Why the fuck would people get upset over the film's title?

Oh yeah, we're talking about the internet.
Well, you make it seem like a film's title is completely unimportant. I wouldn't say that's true. I think a title is at least somewhat important, and that goes for any piece of art, whether it's a movie, song, painting, novel, poem, whatever. You don't want a completely shit title. So, I can see people potentially getting upset over a title.

I personally wouldn't in this particular case, but I can see it.
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Why the fuck would people get upset over the film's title?

Oh yeah, we're talking about the internet.
We're talking about the hardcore Bond fanbase as well, remember the reaction to GASP! a blonde actor being cast? (Even though George Lazenby was blonde, )
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Roger Moore as well, for the longest term as the character... unless that's who you mean instead of George Lazenby... who wasn't blonde

But yeah, there have been far less inspired and outright silly Bond titles to even well-lauded films. People are just always going to bitch about something.
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Agreed that Quantum of Solace is a strong title, I liked it immediately.

I'm not with you, though, in your disappointment over Skyfall being a standalone story. I'm glad. And I can totally understand their decision. When this is released, it will have been four years since the last film, and a lot of people probably won't remember, or even want to remember, the continuity you mention, and they'll want something fresh. Plus, they wrapped up the whole Vesper thing nicely, so I don't really see why they'd need to keep that whole thing going. It would seem like an unnecessary retreat. Plus, Quantum of Solace wasn't quite as much of a critical or commercial success as Casino (I really liked it, btw), so that's another reason for a sort of fresh start.

The "new franchise" is already distinctive, because D-Craig is phenomenal in the role, and he's nothing really like any of the previous Bonds, and the films have fit really well in the new modern Bond universe, so I don't see a need to be worried.
Again, I said less connected than the previous two (which were essentially two halves of the same movie) but still, more linked than every other Bond regime. The Quantum organization shouldn't just disappear, especially since it was being set up as the new SPECTRE. I was disappointed to hear Jesper Christiensen (Mr. White) say he wouldn't return to the series, since his character is never resolved, he just disappears after the opera scene in QoS. I assume we will still have more continuity than previous times anyway though.

The difference in box office is negligible between CR & QoS, w/ QoS actually becoming the highest grossing Bond film ever in the US. But that's beside the point.


Also, Naoime Harris, . & Laz, hearing a Philip Marlowe pun today is really odd just a few hours after pulling out my stack of Raymond Chandler novels and deciding to give them a reread.
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Naming a film Goldeneye when there's already a Goldfinger in the series was pretty fucking stupid.

As was Octopussy.
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Roger Moore as well, for the longest term as the character... unless that's who you mean instead of George Lazenby... who wasn't blonde

But yeah, there have been far less inspired and outright silly Bond titles to even well-lauded films. People are just always going to bitch about something.
thanks for that, Moore yes. And yeah, we're talking about a series that features movies with the names Octopussy and Moonraker.
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So excited for this. Too long of a wait!
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