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not from style or acting wise, but I thought:
•CR-the beginning of Bond, first mission, everything's being set up -> like DN
•QoS-the prequel; just like FRWL is DN's follow-up
•then SF, the standalone mission (until SP); just like GF

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HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

not from style or acting wise, but I thought:
•CR-the beginning of Bond, first mission, everything's being set up -> like DN
•QoS-the prequel; just like FRWL is DN's follow-up
•then SF, the standalone mission (until SP); just like GF

DN is not the beginning of Bond, it's just the first Bond film.

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yes, but you know cinematic birth. we don't know what Bond's been up to, but it's his first adventure for us viewers

"You see Mr.Bond, you can't kill my dreams...but my dreams can kill you.Time to face destiny" - "Time to face gravity"

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HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

yes, but you know cinematic birth. we don't know what Bond's been up to, but it's his first adventure for us viewers

I can see that parallel; DN as being the original birth of cinematic Bond and CR being a rebirth for 21st century. I don't get QoS parallel with From Russia with Love as QoS is a direct follow-on from the events of CR.

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Lady Ice wrote:
HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

yes, but you know cinematic birth. we don't know what Bond's been up to, but it's his first adventure for us viewers

I can see that parallel; DN as being the original birth of cinematic Bond and CR being a rebirth for 21st century. I don't get QoS parallel with From Russia with Love as QoS is a direct follow-on from the events of CR.

my parallel was that FRWL is sort of a 'direct' sequel to DN at least in regard of Sylvia Trench returning and Spectre is now behind dr.no like Quantum/Spectre was behind Le Chiffre

"You see Mr.Bond, you can't kill my dreams...but my dreams can kill you.Time to face destiny" - "Time to face gravity"

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Lady Ice wrote:
HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

yes, but you know cinematic birth. we don't know what Bond's been up to, but it's his first adventure for us viewers

I can see that parallel; DN as being the original birth of cinematic Bond and CR being a rebirth for 21st century. I don't get QoS parallel with From Russia with Love as QoS is a direct follow-on from the events of CR.

Actually, SPECTRE wants revenge for the death of Dr. No in FRWL, so that makes FRWL the closest thing to a direct sequel of all Bond films until QoS.

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You could consider CR, QOS and SP a trilogy of some sort.  Except only 1 of them features Blofeld.  I don't want a 2nd Blofeld trilogy.  1 nostalgic film was enough, but I want to tread new ground - not beat old ground to death.  Plus, while Spectre was good, I don't think it was interesting enough to spawn 2 additional films.

blueman wrote:

Thoughts?

Yes, can I marry your fiancee too?  ajb007/biggrin

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Julius No M.D. wrote:
blueman wrote:

Thoughts?

Yes, can I marry your fiancee too?  ajb007/biggrin

"too"?

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Matt S wrote:
Lady Ice wrote:
HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

yes, but you know cinematic birth. we don't know what Bond's been up to, but it's his first adventure for us viewers

I can see that parallel; DN as being the original birth of cinematic Bond and CR being a rebirth for 21st century. I don't get QoS parallel with From Russia with Love as QoS is a direct follow-on from the events of CR.

Actually, SPECTRE wants revenge for the death of Dr. No in FRWL, so that makes FRWL the closest thing to a direct sequel of all Bond films until QoS.

True. Dr. No is mentioned. Don't forget Sylvia Trench, who mentions when Bond left for Jamaica.

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The only reason Dr No gets a mention was because they desperately  wanted
to remind the audience  " We're the same team that brought you Dr No"  ajb007/biggrin  it
was only the second film ( they had hopes to make 6)  ajb007/wink

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chri … re-7106240

ajb007/smile  fingers crossed

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Vicsane007 wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chri … re-7106240

ajb007/smile  fingers crossed

+1 ajb007/smile

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Vicsane007 wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chri … re-7106240

ajb007/smile  fingers crossed

ajb007/crap

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This is all falling into place for my prediction  ajb007/wink

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Vicsane007 wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chri … re-7106240

ajb007/smile  fingers crossed

Please be true. Film the 2 movies back to back aswell, so there's no huge time gap between them.

Bond 25 - The Property Of A Lady - Madeline murdered. Bond seeks revenge on Blofeld. Blofeld loses hair at the end
Bond 26 - The Garden Of Death - Bond finally kills Blofeld

Perfect end to Daniel Craig's run. And he equals SC in # of bond films.

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

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:
Vicsane007 wrote:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chri … re-7106240

ajb007/smile  fingers crossed

Please be true. Film the 2 movies back to back aswell, so there's no huge time gap between them.

Bond 25 - The Property Of A Lady - Madeline murdered. Bond seeks revenge on Blofeld. Blofeld loses hair at the end
Bond 26 - The Garden Of Death - Bond finally kills Blofeld

Perfect end to Daniel Craig's run. And he equals SC in # of bond films.

Rather lines up with what I'm anticipating; we shall see!  ajb007/bond

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If they kill her I'm done with new Bonds for a while. I'll just keep re-watching SPECTRE. ajb007/mad

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I hope there's not two more.  Spectre was a nice nostalgic retread, but once was enough.  We got the "Ah, that's classic Bond!" moment and that's really all we needed.  There wasn't enough depth to spin off two more films. 

I feel like Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were the core of the Craig years, and after that it sort of lost focus.  Quantum really developed an interesting organization and plot, and Spectre kind of made a joke out of it.  Then again, I guess that's what Diamonds Are Forever did too.

If we're going to have Blofeld again, it would be nice to replace Waltz with a more masculine Blofeld (in the same way Savalas did to Pleasance).

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Julius No M.D. wrote:

Spectre kind of made a joke out of it.

Disagree strongly checked. ajb007/smile

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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You don't think starting out with a mysterious sinister realistic organization and then saying it all happened because Bond's foster-brother was jealous of him is a joke?

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Getting back at Bond was merely a bonus, not the main function of the
Organisation.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Getting back at Bond was merely a bonus, not the main function of the
Organisation.

THANK YOU! ajb007/martini

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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They copied "Luke, I am your father" and "Austin, I am your brother".  It's the most trite plot twist in the book and we knew it was going to happen.

In order to create a trilogy, the core of something needs to be strong?  Did Spectre really have enough depth and curiosity to it to spawn 2 additional 2 hour movies out of?

We can debate serious vs. camp all we want, but Spectre is totally unfocused in its direction.  I love films like Octopussy, but Spectre had no clue whether it wanted to be a nostalgia film, or a modern one.  A campy film or a Bond-goes-to-therapy-again film.  A lot of films mix humor and seriousness.  Sam Mendes did that excellently with American Beauty.  But in Spectre, the outlandishness puts the believability of the story and characters into question.  Yet, it doesn't allow itself to have too much fun because the Vesper and the glib psychological elements had to come back.

Spectre had no core.  It just felt like a series of re-writes.  At least Quantum knew EXACTLY what it wanted to be, stuck to it and dominated that realm.

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Julius No M.D. wrote:

Spectre had no core.  It just felt like a series of re-writes.  At least Quantum knew EXACTLY what it wanted to be, stuck to it and dominated that realm.

I agree QOS was excellent, but SP was FUN. In MY Bond world there is room for both. Dan's performance ALONE brings SP to a higher level, just as Tim's performance ALONE makes his two my all-time favourite Bonds.
The difference here is Tim's two had lasers.

It's all about the lasers in a Bond film IMO. ajb007/lol

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Just because SPECTRE was a certain way doesn't mean that one or two follow-up films will be the same. Now that they got a "Bond's Greatest Hits" out of the way with SPECTRE, #25 and/or 26 could return to a different tone entirely. Mendes may not return so it would not be wise to jump to any conclusions. There is precedent for this. Skyfall was certainly a different film from QOS....and SPECTRE was a bit of a departure from Skyfall. Again I must remind folks that these are Bond films.....silly escapist entertainment done with class and panache...not serious documentry style polemics on the state of mankind...... ajb007/lol  ajb007/martini