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If Cubby was still with us-

MGW- Sorry, Cubby, but we're gonna have to delay the premiere.
Cubby- Shoot, that's a pain after all the trouble we've had with this one. Whaddya think, a couple of weeks?
BB- No, Dad, about 7 months.
Cubby- 7 months???? You have to be kidding me.
MGW- No, it's definitely 7 months.
Cubby- Right,  tell ya what we're gonna do. Michael, ring up Purvis & Wade and tell them to get working on a new script. Barbara, start looking at locations, preferably ones we haven't been to before.
BB- But Dad-
Cubby- No "buts", we ain't gonna sit on our asses for 7 months. Oh, and see if we still have the phone number of that Aiden Turner fella.
MGW- Well, I'll try.
Cubby- You'll succeed- this is no time to try....

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Barbel speaks in jest but of course has more than a point.

I've been reading the detailed and excellent Some Kind of Hero by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury which I picked up for a fiver at a discount book store. It goes behind the scenes of the films like I've never read before.
You sense they have to keep on the right side of EON ie Barbs and Mickey but really, you do sometimes get the idea that in some ways the pair are rubbish producers. The number of times they hire a director who is wholly wrong for an action movie, or a writer who faffs about for an inordinate amount of time only for his draft to be ditched after airing a clearly inappropriate idea, and the film pushed back, or the director quits in the run-up, or doesn't really get on with the leading man, or there's a rushed release date so no time to finesse the final product in the editing studio... this happens on a great many of them: TND, DAD, QoS and now NTTD. Even films that do well, such as GE, CR and SF have a heck of a lot of last-minute rewrites so there are gaping plotholes to contend with.

Of course, you had Danny Boyle walking, so the film got put back, now it's been put back again. This film should have been out, what, at least five months ago? Think of the money they'd have made just before the virus took hold...

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Looking back, I am a little surprised that MGM, Universal and Eon productions decided to push back the film from its original date in February. I know that February is usually not a strong month for movie releases, but I believe that they could have pulled it off.
Apart from the hold over of Sony Pictures Bad Boys For Life (which was a January release), there were not any other major action movies for NTTD to contend with.

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Would it not be overshadowed by Oscar?

Know what? I think we should petition EON to show the film to a select few of us Bond fans - and next month!
Then they should take on board all the criticism we usually dish out to these films - and go ahead and redo it ready for the November release!   ajb007/biggrin
Let's be fair - usually there's some crap in every Bond movie that could easily be ironed out with a bit more time.
That even applied to the classic Goldfinger - according to Choudhury and Field's great new book on the series, Some Kind of Hero. It certainly applied to films like TND and QoS.
Put the film to the select critics - see what can be honed.
Then get Daniel 'Slit My Wrists' Craig back in for reshoots!   ajb007/biggrin

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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@ Napoleon Plural, Good point, however I seem to recall NTTD was set to be released on February 14 and the Oscars were at the beginning of the month. Still with the serious of the Corona Virus, I understand why MGM decided to hold off the films release.

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Let's be fair - usually there's some crap in every Bond movie that could easily be ironed out with a bit more time.

I'm sure there will be a couple of things many fans will concur just didn't work and wish weren't in there. I wonder what the double taking pigeon, tsunami surfing, oh brother, moments will be in NTTD..?

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Something worse than all of the above has happened - in real life.

That ghoulish clown Chris Grayling has been awarded a plum intelligence job!   ajb007/amazed

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11144337/ … gence-job/

Follow me on @GraylingLegacy for more on this piece of work.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Grayling mentioned in the same sentence as intelligence?  ajb007/confused

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I also see a Villers is appointed to the same comitee  ajb007/bond