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Topic: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

Long, evil day.

A quantum of solace was what I needed when I came home.

Found it and realized why I adore it so much:

- The title song and its lyrics (they nail what Bond is about and has been ever since).

- The beauty of the location/city labels.

-"When someone says "We've got people everywhere", you expect it to be hyperbole. Lots of people say that. Florists use  that expression."

- The whole Bregenz Opera sequence.

- Judie Dench removing her make-up/unmasking in front of her bathroom mirror.

- Mathis quoting the Casino Royale novel.

- Bond asking Mathis to come with him and his immediate reaction (yes, the little finger and the prospect of just watching her tan more).

- "I have pills for everything. Some make you taller. Some make you forget."

- "I think she has handcuffs."

- The Andean Grand Hotel and two teachers on sabbatical who won the lottery.

- The stationary scene.

- "Just Fields."

- Field's dress.

- The south american exile nazi at Greene's party.

- Leiter's disdain on the plane and on the party.

- "Damaged Goods"

- The "dumpster scene"

- "That offends you? No, not the slightest."

- A smoking/tuxedo and an evening dress (without shoes) in the desert.

- "RUN". And Bond going upstairs unarmed.

- A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

- A hotel in the desert as compared to an ice palace in .... you know what. Almost like an apology.

- Camille FIGHTING and being the cat she is.

- NOT seeing the major villain die but staging a death more prolongued and cruel than anything before.

- "Do you think they'll be able to sleep now?"

- "Your prison is in there."

- The cut from a sun parched desert to snowy Kazan.

- Corinne.

- The gun barrel sequence at the end to wrap Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace up. Beginning. Closure.


If you don't like Quantum of Solace, open up a similar (negative) thread or go and do something... else.

Let's (for once) keep the negative stuff out on a 007 board.

And give up some praise.

For this beauty that helped me through the day.

So what do *you* adore about Quantum of Solace?


Cheers.

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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Re: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

I forgot:

- D. Greene eating the apple in the scenes leading up to the showdown

...and....

- "That's why I eat the peppers."

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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It tells a YOLT-type revenge story of Bond going after those responsible for the death of his lady love - something we never got after OHMSS in '69.  Not a perfect fit, but substituting Tracy for Vesper in my mind is surprisingly easy, with the end of QOS becoming an eye-opening modern coda to that earlier film.  If EON had waited 40 years to actually make a direct sequel to OHMSS, very likely it would look a lot like QOS inclusive of casting changes, Spectre updated, etc., so the anachronisms film-to-film just don't phase me much.  Plus I'm a big fan of the editing. ajb007/biggrin

Try watching them back to back, going from Laz to Craig, and Hunt to Forster both work quite well IMO (even Arnold's little twangy music cues help with that transition, lol).

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Re: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

Agreed.

But what do *you* adore about Quantum of Solace? ajb007/wink

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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^ I think you've covered all its point pretty well. ajb007/smile

"I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink."                                   

~ Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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"We are teachers on sabbatical, and we have just won the lottery."

"Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

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The burst of fire from Bond's automatic weapon that takes out a pursuing Alfa Romeo  ajb007/bond

"Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

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The DC 3---a classic aircraft  ajb007/cool

Last edited by Loeffelholz (5th Jan 2011 01:14)

"Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

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"It's time to get out."

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Re: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

I hope you'll excuse if I just keep ignoring you and those comments, Sherlock.
If two people sharing an (unpopular) opinion makes those people the same person for you that sure says something about your world view in general.
Do yourself the favour and check my posts from months back to find out a little more about me and "who" I am.

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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blueman wrote:

"It's time to get out."

How could I forget that one?

Always makes me grin.

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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Re: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

"Really, Mister Sterling?"

http://www.poorwilliam.net/pix/jurgens-curt.jpg

Places webbed hands together...

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

"Really, Mister Sterling?"

http://www.poorwilliam.net/pix/jurgens-curt.jpg

Places webbed hands together...

Lol!

Priceless ajb007/smile

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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-Return of the PPK
-The sand 'embossed' PPK
-Fields
-Fight scenes that feel like a fight
-"James, move your ass."
-"You contact your people, and you tell them to check their seals. They have a leak. Do it now, please." ...("Thank you")

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

I think, that NP is on the right track. Since Rick Roberts has been banned (again), Mr. Sterling is boosting his post count from almost zero in a way, only Rick Roberts ahem sorry, Ricardo C did.

I can smell a rat......

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Bondtoys wrote:
Napoleon Plural wrote:

Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

I think, that NP is on the right track. Since Rick Roberts has been banned (again), Mr. Sterling is boosting his post count from almost zero in a way, only Rick Roberts ahem sorry, Ricardo C did.

I can smell a rat......

What you are smelling is a fellow German from Trier who considers himself a forum lurker travelling a lot businesswise and who posts in "short bursts" when he's at home for a week or two.

Amazing nose.

By the way, keep that nonsense up and I'll report for harassment.
It was childish crap first I could easily ignore but starts to get on my nerves now.
Never a good thing.

Cheers.


ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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Oh, yeah, that's Rick Roberts as we all know him.

By the way, I am not from Trier, but the rest you have observed well.
I am not a lurker, you should see this from my post count and please report me - whereever you please.

But if you are reporting me here, please do me a favour: Just ask them to check your ip with the one from Rick Roberts and Ricardo C. Or did you get a new provider in the new year?

I for my part am waiting for the pathetic insults to come, you can't hide them!

Last edited by Higgins (5th Jan 2011 15:47)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Re: Why I adore Quantom of Solace

No Bondtoys, he said that he was from Trier and a lurker, not you!

Anyway, just a bit of banter, I'll back off now!  ajb007/smile

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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ajb007/biggrin ah, then he could drop me an email in german and I'll apologize in public.

Won't happen, Rick, will it?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Bondtoys wrote:

ajb007/biggrin ah, then he could drop me an email in german and I'll apologize in public.

Won't happen, Rick, will it?

Check your inbox.

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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Hi R. Sterling, nice to see you are back..... ajb007/martini

- The subtle way he sneeks the photo of of Vesper from the table

.....although I can't believe you forgot the plane scene,

Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

The scene of him and Camile in the hotel, fire all around them...and the sprinkler system is showering them with water.... and Bond is holding her, just like the scene in CR

R. Sterling wrote:

A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

Never noticed that - and a great observation ajb007/martini

She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony

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Lexi wrote:

Hi R. Sterling, nice to see you are back..... ajb007/martini

- The subtle way he sneeks the photo of of Vesper from the table

.....although I can't believe you forgot the plane scene,

Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

The scene of him and Camile in the hotel, fire all around them...and the sprinkler system is showering them with water.... and Bond is holding her, just like the scene in CR

R. Sterling wrote:

A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

Never noticed that - and a great observation ajb007/martini

To be honest, had a Vesper too many myself yesterday evening during Quantum of Solace.

Messes with your memory.

Thanks for pointing out the plane scene.

Unforgettable actually.

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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Speaking of Vespers, I just noticed how I spelled "Quantum" in the topic title.

*cough*

ajb007/martini

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.

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without a doubt: You must be german! ajb007/lol

And if you are in the mood to give me another call, let's talk about QoB then ajb007/shifty

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!