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I don't see why it can't be done every two years. That gives the Bond actor a chance to act in other productions and gives the film company time to do special edition dvds/bluerays and other comapanies time to produce various computer games and merchandise. Not to mention tv companies to premiere, and terrestial tv companies to show the film a couple of years down  the line. I think a two year gap gives the viewer time to appreciate the film and buy the dvds on release a year later and time to look forward to the next installment. I  like the two year gap, personally. I think more than that is just too much, and every year would see a rushed job on editing, and also feel like a tv series back for the next season. I mean, who looks forward to 24 anymore?

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Two years would be ideal.  It's really disapointing to have to wait another two years from now ajb007/amazed  I might be dead by then.

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Asp9mm wrote:

Two years would be ideal.  It's really disapointing to have to wait another two years from now ajb007/amazed  I might be dead by then.

glass half full then ajb007/wink ajb007/lol

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Good points, Asp9mm. No question it helps if you have the original source to work from but, once again, we agree to disagree.

Of course, the films in the sixties overlapped in terms of preperation. THAT's the way it should be. And when Fleming's books were already filmed did that mean that TSWLM, for instance, or OP should take longer because they were original? Well, no...because they still came out every two years.

Your focus on the fact that the first films in the series had the advantage of having blueprints is spot-on but THAT is not the reason they were more prolific then. They just WANTED to be more prolific.

And your point about Craig's other projects being a hindrance is right but then which Bond HASN't made other films during their Bond tenure?

Connery for instance made Woman of Straw(1964)/Marnie (1964)/The Hill (1965)/A Fine Madness(1966) during his tenure...a very impressive line-up.

And count how many films Roger made between 1973 and 1985.

Things today are more "complicated" as you say, but not to the degree that we HAVE to have 3/4 year gaps between films. Sorry, that's the kind of excuse that Cubby and Harry would NEVER have tolerated.

And neither should Bond-fans.


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Have to agree with Bigzilcho. The foundation of Bond came out like four beautiful shots from a PPK.

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Alex wrote:

Have to agree with Bigzilcho. The foundation of Bond came out like four beautiful shots from a PPK.

yes, but yearly Bonds to date surely would be more tumultuous, rather like rapid fire from an Uzi.....

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I agree with Lexi. Having a Bond film come out every year would make it seem less special. The first four films were extraordinary, but they were unique. They were lightning in a bottle, and if we had four successive films again, chances are the quality would greatly vary. In fact, even in the 60's, following the first four classics, we had YOLT; good, but not exactly in the league of the first four.

Also, with the internet as well as television and numerous other competing film series, looking ahead towards the release of Bond #48 (in just 48 years) would lead to Bond being regarded as just another series. Except it's not. Personally, I think that two year gaps are the best, with the occasional three year gap.

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bigzilcho wrote:

...never forget those films were made fast and under pressure. In the heat of the moment with no time for second-guessing...

Terence Young, Peter Hunt, John Barry,Maurice Binder , Ken Adam and a lean, mean Connery were forced by deadline to deliver the goods. Their imagination was under the gun...and look at the results! And lets not even talk about Fleming's annual output...

Cubby and Harry understood that the series should be made with a Bondian type of efficiency. Keep it lean, mean and moving like a freight train...

I think that pretty much sums it all up.  When watching the bonus material for Dr. No, I remember hearing someone say that they had to hit the audience fast and hard, not giving them time question what was going on while they were watching the movie.  If they questioned it two hours later, that was alright.  Just not in the theater.

Asp9mm wrote:

Not only that but Craig has other commitments and projects,  Connery was not involved in a great deal between Bonds.

That's why I support the idea of finding a completely unknown actor (no prior commitments) that's in his early thirties (old enough to know what needs to be done, young enough to do it), sign him to a ten or fifteen year contract and turn out a film every eighteen months to two years.  But then, no one asked me either.

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I don't think the problem is the actors having other commitments.  I think that Barbara Broccoli wants to produce other things besides Bond.  (Can't blame her really. ajb007/takecover.)  I thought I read that she was involved in Craig’s play and also looking at producing a non-bond movie.

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I would ideally like to see a new Bond every two years. I think that sort of a break would help ensure the quality of the product...and the appetite of the audience. Longer than 2 years and you risk wasting some of the momentum you have created with previous films, especially after QoS disappointed quite a few 'casual' Bond fans who were won over by CR. Although under no circumstances do I want to jeopardise the quality of the writing or the production, my biggest fear in a 3 year wait is that we not not get 4 films out of DC. I really want to see DC do at least 4 films and if we lose even one because of production delays, I will be frustrated.

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The Domino Effect wrote:

I would ideally like to see a new Bond every two years. I think that sort of a break would help ensure the quality of the product...and the appetite of the audience. Longer than 2 years and you risk wasting some of the momentum you have created with previous films, especially after QoS disappointed quite a few 'casual' Bond fans who were won over by CR. Although under no circumstances do I want to jeopardise the quality of the writing or the production, my biggest fear in a 3 year wait is that we not not get 4 films out of DC. I really want to see DC do at least 4 films and if we lose even one because of production delays, I will be frustrated.

I'm with you there. Welcome, by the way. ajb007/martini

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And now a further confirmation of sorts from Craig after he appeared on the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' talkshow... Daniel Craig confirms Bond 23 is due in 2011

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Qwerty wrote:

And now a further confirmation of sorts from Craig after he appeared on the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' talkshow... Daniel Craig confirms Bond 23 is due in 2011


Thanks for posting this. It's a good interview. DC seems so much more relaxed and affable with the media these days. Even the dreaded tash looks better than in photos (not that I'm suggesting it as a look for 23)

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Anyway, I think that a 4 year gap (2008-2012) is perfect. It will allow us to save the money to buy the Tom Ford clothes!

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Time to move this to the Bond 23 forum. . .

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http://justifiedright.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341e75ed53ef01053680775b970b-800wi

And Huggy Bear says the word on the street is there will be no competition from a certain other spy in 2011.  Paul Greengrass has walked away from the Bourne franchise taking his shaky-cam and apparently Matt Damon with him. 

http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/11 … rne-4.html

This could be Greengrass and Universal calling each other's bluff, but for now Bourne is not happening.

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John Drake wrote:

...word on the street is there will be no competition from a certain other spy in 2011.  Paul Greengrass has walked away from the Bourne franchise taking his shaky-cam and apparently Matt Damon with him...This could be Greengrass and Universal calling each other's bluff, but for now Bourne is not happening.

Hmm...this doesn't really surprise me.

If they're going to go back to the Bourne well again, they're going to need another 'hook.'  I've always said that Bourne has limited potential for a long-term (beyond a trilogy) franchise.  He'd almost have to become more like---well, James Bond; someone who does his job out of a sense of duty. 

More likely, Bond's next 'spy competition' will be Matt Helm  ajb007/cool

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Loeffelholz wrote:

If they're going to go back to the Bourne well again, they're going to need another 'hook.'  I've always said that Bourne has limited potential for a long-term (beyond a trilogy) franchise.  He'd almost have to become more like---well, James Bond; someone who does his job out of a sense of duty. 

More likely, Bond's next 'spy competition' will be Matt Helm  ajb007/cool

The only way I could see them doing another Bourne is if he comes out of hiding to help a former colleague, preferably one of the ladies, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles or the Russian girl at the end of Supremacy.  I think that might work.  I don't really want another Bourne film if it is going to be another case of the CIA running after him again. 

Are they remaking Matt Helm Loeffs?

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John Drake wrote:

Are they remaking Matt Helm Loeffs?

There's a project in development called Matt Helm.  Please God, don't let it be a remake of the Dean Martin pictures  ajb007/insane
Spielberg was looking at it, reportedly, but I haven't heard anything lately.  Hopefully they'll go back to the rich source material---Helm's debut novel, Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton, begs to be a film---but who knows?

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John Drake wrote:

http://justifiedright.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341e75ed53ef01053680775b970b-800wi

And Huggy Bear says the word on the street is there will be no competition from a certain other spy in 2011.  Paul Greengrass has walked away from the Bourne franchise taking his shaky-cam and apparently Matt Damon with him. 

http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/11 … rne-4.html

This could be Greengrass and Universal calling each other's bluff, but for now Bourne is not happening.

I read somewhere that the reason Damon is leaving is because the screenwriter, a friend of his, was replaced.

I have to say, I'm quite happy about this. I like Damon, and I like Bourne (although I agree with you JD about not wanting another film about him being chased by the CIA), but I don't like Greengrass at all. His hand-held camerawork is extraordinarily annoying, and I would love it if someone else, anyone else, were to replace him.

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Loeffelholz wrote:
John Drake wrote:

Are they remaking Matt Helm Loeffs?

There's a project in development called Matt Helm.  Please God, don't let it be a remake of the Dean Martin pictures  ajb007/insane
Spielberg was looking at it, reportedly, but I haven't heard anything lately.  Hopefully they'll go back to the rich source material---Helm's debut novel, Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton, begs to be a film---but who knows?

Spielberg has always wanted to do a Bond, wouldn't surprise me if he makes this happen.