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I read that scene differently, it was a nasty blast from the past, he doesn't want to pick over an old wound. I mean, would you want to watch a tape of your loved one being tortured and/or interrogated?

Other stuff I mentioned in my thread about Bond's moral decision on the Spectre discussion board, but someone didn't see the joke and it got ignored. But yeah, Irma Bunt was meant to show up as a lesbian henchwoman to Blofeld, she made a play to Swann at one point. Also, the decision I guess was to have him do the opposite of what was in the film, but really would they have Blofeld show up for one adventure just to kill him? Sounds odd. Does make you wonder who the hell is in control of the writing process there.

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Agree with you regarding the Vesper tape NP.

Talking about Irma Bunt reminded me of the earlier production rumour that Brigitte Millar may somehow appear in a similar role in SP. I very much hope she returns for Bond 25, as for the brief moments we saw her at the SPECTRE meeting I thought she was excellent.

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There is a great discussion on James Bond radio the link is in another thread.  I didn't realise there were two leaked scripts one in the October and one from the December .

There are some really interesting bits and some ideas that I'm sure are too good not to be used by EON in the future.

FRWl, OHMSS, CR, TSWLM, GF, SF, TLD,  LTK, TND, DN, FYEO, OP,TWINE, GE, LALD, TMWTGG, QOS, SPECTRE, YOLT, TB, MR, DAF, DAD, AVTAK.

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UnderwaterBattle007 wrote:

I didn't realise there were two leaked scripts

Two ?

There are more : https://translate.google.com/translate? … mp;act=url

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Isn't that always the way. You wait years for a leaked script
then two show up at once !  ajb007/smile

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And very interesting reads they are ! Some good stuff was ditched there...better than what we ended up with in places...

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Agree

One thing that stood out is that Bond (final third) played out all of Ms role (confronting C)

Guess they realised Bond couldnt be in two places or M deserved a bigger role

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yep agree, some good ideas indeed  ajb007/martini

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I think the "Solar Torture Room" or whatever it was called will definately make an appearance in the future.

I wonder if the Blofeld SPECTRE thing will end up being as a trilogy as they suggest.

Having listened to the JB Radio broadcast the film now makes a lot more sense and some of the plot holes have been rectified imo. 

But as they say in the broadcast a one line statement from Blofeld would have cleared up a lot of issues up.

I also agree with them that the last line of the film with Bond saying We have all the time in the World would have worked great, and the audience probably would have left feeling a lot more satisfied that what we actually ended up with.

FRWl, OHMSS, CR, TSWLM, GF, SF, TLD,  LTK, TND, DN, FYEO, OP,TWINE, GE, LALD, TMWTGG, QOS, SPECTRE, YOLT, TB, MR, DAF, DAD, AVTAK.

"Do you expect me to talk?  "No Mister Bond I expect you to die"

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Im actually interested to see how Blofeld "breaks out / escapes"

SPECTRE associations break him free physically?

or

maybe he covered his tracks and no evidence of wrong doing  and somehow legally escaped in a more clever scenario

Just an idea  ajb007/takecover

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I'd like to see him take up residence in a  local embassy,  ajb007/biggrin

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I didn't see Bond throwing the tape down as him "getting over her"
To be honest I don't know if he ever 100% has.
Craig's Bond has changed for me alot since CR and that adventure left him permanently scarred, can he love again? Sure, but not on the same level he loved Vesper.

I think him throwing down the tape was him not wanting to be reminded, picking at an old wound.

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moneyofpropre wrote:
UnderwaterBattle007 wrote:

I didn't realise there were two leaked scripts

Two ?

There are more : https://translate.google.com/translate? … mp;act=url

Very good read, I prefer that script to what we had, especially the torture.

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welshboy78 wrote:

Agree

One thing that stood out is that Bond (final third) played out all of Ms role (confronting C)

Guess they realised Bond couldnt be in two places or M deserved a bigger role

I thought this was very odd as well; I guess though that the main thrust of the film is Bond v. Blofeld and their personal battle against each other so it would be hard for him to be fighting C and Blofeld. It's mainly M that has the real battle with C so I guess it made sense that he would be the one to take him down- and probably they thought the punchline of C's name wouldn't work with Bond saying it at that moment. It's a bit of a shame because if they'd split the two plotlines to have Spectre in one film and the Nine Eyes in another film (I know they're linked but they could unlink them), Bond would be able to carry out an assignment rather than another personal mission.

I guess also it makes M look less of a bureaucrat and more on Bond's side.

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There was no Blofeld twist.

Bond throws his gun into the river before driving away with Madeleine.

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I finally read the scripts in the link. Very interesting, why didn't I do it earlier?

A few comments:

- The Scandinavian location and girl were only in the earliest scripts

- I like the idea of Blofeld's illnes

- Mendes can really be blame for the mess with Bond's childhood!

- The dialogue in M's office. M suggest Bond is crazy and Bond asks if M should be alone with him if that's the case. This reminds me a lot of the opening scene of TMWTGG