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Blackleiter wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:

I am here for the chicks  ajb007/wink

Any luck?

He got a couple of eggs....

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As much as I liked Dench I think it was getting a bit stale with regards to mothering DC's Bond and in a way she was a major part of the DC Trilogy (prob too much in QoS and Skyfall)

I think we will be in for a nice surprise having Fiennes as a no nonsense old style M and it could have quite a good impact on the next film, therefore I think the doubters might have something to look forward to and bring back a bit of the "old" days and less of the nagging

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Glad to hear that things are moving along nicely. I am pleased to hear that Sam Mendes will be returning to direct again and John Logan is writing the script. After all of the rumors I am glad to hear a real piece of news for a change.

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With Craig doing "Betrayal" into January it was obvious that 2014 was never going to happen.  I'm just happy that it's not 2016.

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Gala Brand wrote:

With Craig doing "Betrayal" into January it was obvious that 2014 was never going to happen.  I'm just happy that it's not 2016.

I was hoping for 2014, but kind of always thought it would end up being 2015. I am glad EON didn't get cocky and go for a summer 2015 release. Bond owns the late fall....better to be the film all the other studios are dodging. I wonder if there is any stipulation in EON's agreement with Mendes that Bond 25 be a fall 2017 release with or without his participation?

I think we can be pretty safe in assuming 24 and 25 will not be filmed back to back, or any Bond films for that matter. I don't think it's realistic considering the locations and real time shooting and images used in Bond films. Back to back filming works better in films that employ tons of CGI and blue screen.

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Sure, I wish there was a Bond out every week, but then they'd get bad. I'll use an analogy, and if you play video games, you should understand this one. I'm afraid, if a new Bond came out every year or even 2 years, it would turn into a Call of Duty type thing. Copy and pasted plots, and if not that, really bad ones. I personally think it's better to have a while so I can have some time off and get some perspective on how much I miss the franchise, thus letting me enjoy the next one more. It's like having candy, I suppose. Too much at once and it's bad, but once in a blue moon, it's heaven!

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I'm not too bothered by the date.
Like many others I prefer Quality over Quantity.

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Time is fun when you are having flies. Before we know it we'll be lining up for the premiere.

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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James Suzuki wrote:

I'm not too bothered by the date.
Like many others I prefer Quality over Quantity.

Time spent doesn't always result in high quality. Anybody remember Duke Nukem Forever?

Alot of people are commenting that it isn't the 60s/70s anymore but if anything filmmaking is easier than it ever was what with CGI and superior editing plus larger crews, so by that logic we could in effect have a new film even quicker. Of course nowadays actors/directors etc. have more commitments which adds to the wait. I am not saying the long wait isn't justified I just don't agree with some of the comments relating to quality over time or filmmaking for some reason taking longer than it did years ago because it simply isn't true. Anyone with a video camera and after effects can knock out a professional looking and high quality piece of film in nearly no time at all these days.

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scottmu65 wrote:

. Anyone with a video camera and after effects can knock out a professional looking and high quality piece of film in nearly no time at all these days.

I definitely don't want to see that Bond film.

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scottmu65 wrote :

Anyone with a video camera and after effects can knock out a professional looking and high quality piece of film in nearly no time at all these days.

You clearly haven't seen QOS then.  ajb007/lol

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I know what people are saying when they say "I prefer quality over quantity", and so do I. But time gaps between films don't necessarily mean quality. They can do, but it's not always the case. For eg, DAD came out 3 years after TWINE, and we all know how loved DAD was.

I like Mendes and think he did an excellent job in SF, but there's hundreds of other great directors that could have directed bond 24 and would have probably loved to as well. If they want Mendes that bad, then they could have tried him for bond 25 whilst someone else does bond 24. But then again they may have no longer wanted him at that point as someone else (possibly the bond 24 director) could be on their wish-list instead, but that's still ok, because EON would still get what they want either way.

When it comes down to it, the series is bigger than the director.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

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So does this mean that Purvis and Wade are not returning for Bond 24?

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That's correct. Logan appears to be the loan screenwriter for Bond 24.

The latest James Bond film Skyfall marks the last Bond movie for the series' veteran screenwriting team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The duo's Bond film debut was The World is Not Enough and they then worked on Pierce Brosnan's last Bond film, Die Another Day, as well as all three Daniel Craig entries.

Purvis and Wade made the announcement while appearing at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. “We’re very happy to have done five Bond movies, I think we’ve gotten it to a good place," Wade told The Hollywood Reporter. "I know that John Logan and Sam Mendes [Skyfall's co-screenwriter and director, respectively] have come up with a plot for another one, which takes the pressure off, because these films take up a lot of time.”

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/19/ … er-skyfall

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According to the most trusted newspaper in the UK, Bond 24 is set to be based on Devil May Care...

Source: digitalspy.co.uk

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Take that with a large pinch of salt!

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they probably tapped Rachel's phone and heard something like.
"Daniel my car "  ajb007/lol

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I still say "The Property Of A Lady" is the best unfilmed Fleming title; it would have fitted SF, and could still fit B24.

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what do you guys think of the rumor of the film being based on Devil May Care?

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Well, after seeing the news, I have a lot of mixed emotions.  On one hand, it's nice that they got Mendez again.  On the other - a release date three years from the last film?  Now, as others have stated, there
are modern problems involving the schedules of getting the principal actors and the director, etc. in sync within a certain time frame.  However, when I look back at when they began filming the series, I ask, what's changed?  Granted, when Connery did the first two, he worked on nothing else and they had the same director and low budgets.  The quality didn't suffer because they were using Fleming's work and didn't change it very much.  They also had restricted locations - Jamaica/Pinewood, then Turkey/Pinewood/Scotland.  So, Dr. No took only about ten weeks to do early in '62 and was released in October.  FRWL took longer - almost four months (Apr-Aug) in '63 - the following year, and was released less than two months later.

Now, after the release of FRWL  Connery made Woman of Straw, Marnie, then GF.  They brought on another director for GF.  It was the biggest grossing film and grabbed the pop culture by storm.

I realized the complexities of film making today, and am not an innnocent in this.  I've been involved in it hands on, and it's a complex, difficult process.  However, I am in agreement with many today who believe that spending the equivalent of the budgets of some small countries on a film does not guarantee quality (The Lone Ranger for example).  The Bond films have the right principal actors and their own bloody studio to do most of the scenes in.  Fixating and waiting on Mendez just because they liked how SF turned out and they enjoyed the collaboration is no excuse in my mind for putting off a Bond for that long.  I would have no problem with a late 2014 release.  2015 is just ridiculous.  If they are going to go three or four years between Bonds, they could almost reboot the whole bloody thing each time.  Also, if Craig want's to do other projects in between, that's fine.  However, if he's under contract to do so many films, he should try to fit his other projects around the Bond series - not vice versa, especially when he's playing the same character - his age is a factor in this to me.  He may physically hold up well during the next film, but I'm not sure how his face will by then.  This is a man who enjoys being outdoors a lot, and it's easy to see that his skin has aged because of sun damage.  Unless they can do a miracle make up job, I don't see how he's going too look that great by the next film.

This is another reason I wish they would go with an unknown actor after Craig and also cut back on the production size so they can get back to a shorter shooting schedule.  You don't need huge budgets and 2nd units hopping all over creation to get a good Bond film.  You just need good actors, a good director, photographer, editor and especially - a good writer or writers.  As much as I enjoy being an enthusiast of the series, my interest is certainly going to drop considerably over the coming years till the next film's release.  Well, there's my farthing thrown in.

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Blackleiter wrote:
zaphod wrote:

Not massively interested so will probably lie low and check in here very occasionally as I don't anticipate that this view will be shared or welcomed by many as any 'dissent' from the majority view gets pretty short shrift around here.

I'm sorry and a bit surprised you feel that way, Zap. I never got the impression that if one dissents from the majority view that you are somehow ostracized. Perhaps it depends on how you express that view, e.g. if you indicate that you believe anyone who doesn't feel the way you do is an idiot. I don't recall you ever coming across that way. I have stated many times that I think Roger Moore is an awful James Bond, and I think that opinion goes against the majority view. But I've never been made to feel unwelcomed because of my views. I hope you will reconsider.


yup i 2nd the opinion on Moore ... he played Bond as a clown instead of a hard faced killer.

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jon_1uk wrote:
Blackleiter wrote:
zaphod wrote:

Not massively interested so will probably lie low and check in here very occasionally as I don't anticipate that this view will be shared or welcomed by many as any 'dissent' from the majority view gets pretty short shrift around here.

I'm sorry and a bit surprised you feel that way, Zap. I never got the impression that if one dissents from the majority view that you are somehow ostracized. Perhaps it depends on how you express that view, e.g. if you indicate that you believe anyone who doesn't feel the way you do is an idiot. I don't recall you ever coming across that way. I have stated many times that I think Roger Moore is an awful James Bond, and I think that opinion goes against the majority view. But I've never been made to feel unwelcomed because of my views. I hope you will reconsider.


yup i 2nd the opinion on Moore ... he played Bond as a clown instead of a hard faced killer.

Ahhh....another discerning viewer! ajb007/martini

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hthomas wrote:

what do you guys think of the rumor of the film being based on Devil May Care?

somehow, for some reason , (if this were true), i'd want the movie renamed -

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