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John Francis Kennedy wrote:
HowardB wrote:

I guess someday we will get the real scoop on Boyle's leaving the production. Apparently, it appears Boyle was out earlier than the public had been led to believe. This is not based on any actual information, but for some reason I just get this feeling that Boyle was looking for a way out and was just never entirely comfortable with the idea of directing a huge film like Bond 25.

It’s a very bad thing for your career to just walk away, Boyle knows that, he’s shrewd and very talented, I definately think he dug his heels in about something and was shown the door.

Whatever it was, I would imagine it must have been pretty big.....and if it was a minor point, a pox on them all because if Boyle and the Producers don't part ways we would be debating our opinions of Bond 25 for the past 6 months instead of wondering when and where we will ever see Bond 25.... ajb007/crap

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I apologize for the "pox on them all" remark....bad choice of words for the present situation we are all in. How about "shame on them" instead.

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Rory Kinnear reveals that Tanner's middle name is Anthony.
https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/r … 939b1bc9b2

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"I should probably check that's not in any of the books, because I just made it up".

Don't worry, Rory- it isn't.  ajb007/lol  I like his sense of humour!

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HowardB wrote:

I apologize for the "pox on them all" remark....bad choice of words for the present situation we are all in. How about "shame on them" instead.

So that's what that means!

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Barbel wrote:

"I should probably check that's not in any of the books, because I just made it up".

Don't worry, Rory- it isn't.  ajb007/lol  I like his sense of humour!

Although he hasn't had much to laugh about, poor chap. He wrote in yesterday's Guardian about losing his sister to Covid-19.

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I'm really hoping there are pictures of that rocket somewhere. I wonder if we'll get any Boyle production pics in the Bond on Set book for NTTD?

Someone wrote:

NTTD production designer Mark Tildesley talks to a guy, whose Dad he knows, about his work (his not the Dad's) on Danny Boyle's Bond25 and NTTD in this 52min video interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCk4IQfupdY

Tildesley says he worked on Bond25/NTTD for 2.5-years in total (suggesting that Boyle's involvement was a lot earlier, actually during 2017, months before anyone knew) and when it did stop they were building sets, including a Russian Gulag in the mountains of Canada and they had a 350-foot rocket on the Bond stage. Wow.

(Update 12 May 12.30h Zulu) In case 350 feet doesn't mean much to people, NASA's Saturn V rocket that sent the astronauts to the Moon was 363 feet tall.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/ro … urn_v.html
Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket is only 230ft long.
https://www.spacex.com/falcon9

The Bond stage itself is 374ft long, only 20ft longer than Boyle's rocket!
https://www.pinewoodgroup.com/studios/p … /007-stage

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New picture of the Vantage in Norway?
https://twitter.com/007/status/1262442830435319811?s=20


https://i.postimg.cc/hQs5F2Cz/1.jpg

Excluding the Rami Malek birthday pic of Safin, this is the first NTTD @007 account tweet since the 5 May Q picture tweet.

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Great photo and that may very well be the real Norway and not Scotland.

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In this interview Boy George tells Louis Theroux that he has a deal with a company to use his music in films.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j2sj

I've noticed that BG's NTTD song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HF4LVW6YTM) is 3mins 54 seconds long, only 10 seconds shorter than Billie Eilish's song, and both are entitled No Time To Die.

Was that the requirement from EON, about 4 minutes long for the main titles edit? Did Boy George genuinely write his song and submit it?

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It's very unlikely that Eon will comment on that- they're very tight-lipped about certain things.

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It's possible I guess, both Skyfall and Spectre have title sequences in the 3min 50sec region, whereas CR and QoS were both around 3min 20 sec. I'd certainly imagine they have some specs they send out.

Skyfall had the first chorus truncated for the opening credit sequence though.

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It's...super unlikely that Eon solicited a theme song from Boy George. No knock on his talent, but they've been going for bigger and bigger artists in the past decade plus.

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I don't think they solicited one from him, but I imagine there's an open brief which gets spread around.