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Topic: Is it time for a Bond 25 forum?

There seems to be some news already (well, at least rumor, innuendo, and hearsay).

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I don't think so...too early...nothing even vaguely 'official' coming out yet...

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Gala Brand wrote:

There seems to be some news already (well, at least rumor, innuendo, and hearsay).

Exactly & there seems little point in playing Chinese whispers.

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Around this time after Skyfall, someone started a post about 'hopes and fears' for Bond 24. So maybe this could become a follow up?

My hopes:

DC returns
David Arnold writes the music ( I don't think I could stand yet another Newman rehash)
More outrageous stunts  ajb007/martini

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Since when did we start needing facts to start posting about a movie?  ajb007/lol

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http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/45591/solitaire-predicts/
Many True facts on what may be in upcoming Bonds here.  ajb007/wink

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My hopes, in no particular order:

Better music;
Non-personal mission;
Suits that fit.

I also wouldn't mind seeing Bond portrayed more as a playboy/sportsman who enjoys life a little bit! I doubt this is possible if Craig returns, since it's not really consistent with his portrayal. But my other three hopes should be executed no matter who plays Bond.

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Miles Messervy wrote:

My hopes, in no particular order:

Better music;
Non-personal mission;
Suits that fit.

My top three hopes as well!

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Miles Messervy wrote:

My hopes, in no particular order:

Better music;
Non-personal mission;
Suits that fit.

ajb007/cheers

And NO PURVIS & WADE.

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cheld wrote:
Miles Messervy wrote:

My hopes, in no particular order:

Better music;
Non-personal mission;
Suits that fit.

ajb007/cheers

And NO PURVIS & WADE.

+ 1. plus no planes, no Helicopters, fewer locations but better used, no Machine guns, shorter run time. Relationship withTanner to be developed. Mass assault on Villain/HQ. If it's Daniel slightly longer hair (to offset those ears) a decent chase scene. Bond in Uniform. Some non creepy sex. Age appropriate love interest (Monica was great, but blink and you missed her) some more incidental glamour. Bond to enjoy himself just a bit.

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I'd like to see EON hire Christopher Nolan to do it. Let his brother write it. Hire a big-name actor (Jackman, Fassbender) to be Bond on a one-off basis, and a big name actor to be Blofeld.

With the last two Bond films making $2 billion, now is not the time to start over with a relatively low budget, an unknown actor and a journeyman director.

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Whether or not it's time for a Bond 25 forum, it's probably safe to take the "Bond 24" parenthetical off the Spectre forum.   ajb007/cool

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Wish list:

The film does not take three or four years to make.
Craig returns and continues to play the role with more emotional range.
The supporting cast returns but are returned to more minimal roles.  The minutes of screen time saved are devoted to more Bondian moments.
Waltz and Blofeld return, but this time SPECTRE is given something interesting to do as the main part of the film's story.
Real writers are brought in --ones who understand the nuances of plot and dialogue and not just creating a thin framework around three big action sequences. 
Instead of just spending way too much money, they spend way too much money and go all out.  Build both big, interesting, and complicated sets, for instance, and instead of wrecking a millions dollars worth of cars, spend that million on decent lair for the villain(s).
Have some fighting.  Ever movie we get these minimalist battles with Bond and a few bad guys.  It's a movie!  You can do better (and you should).
A John-Barry-like score, with a memorable theme.
No Sam Mendes; hire a director with vision -- we've seen what he can do over and over.

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Couple of the things on your list (the first two, for starters) are at cross purposes.  ajb007/lol

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Sam Mendes has no vison? He is more talented than most directors, among or outside of the Bond franchise. If he has the right vision for Bond is of cource debateable.

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In my fantasy Bond production world:-

Have BOND 25 & 26 filmed back to back - BOND 25 released October/November 2018; BOND 26 released June/July 2019. Both starring Daniel Craig.

Then have him bow out nicely. Recalibrate the series, allowing a new actor to play 007 in BOND 27 in 2022 - the 60th Anniversary film. My choice to take over at present would be Tom Hiddleston - a suave & sophisticated gentleman type as opposed to Craig's brutish swagger. I'm a firm believer in not casting the same style of actor that went before.

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Number24 wrote:

Sam Mendes has no vison? He is more talented than most directors, among or outside of the Bond franchise. If he has the right vision for Bond is of cource debateable.

In his "action" films, Mendes just repeats himself, visually and thematically.  There's always a remote journey for the main character and the accompanying scene of a car, boat, or other vehicle tiny against a huge natural landscape.  The endings are always "small" and, from Mendes' point of view, personal -- the exact opposite of a traditional Bond movie.  Character motivations are driven by the same cliches -- a surrogate parent who the solitary main character is loyal to, for instance.  The lighting is always dark.  The cinematography is sepia or some shade of brown.

Watch The Road to Perdition.  Watch Skyfall.  Watch Spectre.  You'll see these ingredients again and again.  Mendes spends more time on the look of a scene than the content because he relies on the same tropes.  Yet, while he spends a lot of money, he ends up filling the screen with relatively little.  A solitary figure against some backdrop (Bond floating to the casino, for instance).  And he doesn't do anything special with it.  At least the better directors -- Hitchcock, Lean, even Spielberg -- understand that more is needed that just putting someone dead center of a shot and focusing the camera on him or her for 20 seconds. 

Mendes' style approximates a comic book panel.  That makes sense for comic books, which don't have a lot of room in each frame to get across visual information.  But there's a whole screen to fill in a movie.  Today's audiences, raised on TV and comic books, may like this, but to me, it's just underwhelming.

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

Couple of the things on your list (the first two, for starters) are at cross purposes.  ajb007/lol

He wants to movie to come out more quickly so he'll have new material to criticize. Endlessly.  ajb007/rolleyes

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Anyone got any objections to moving the Pros/Cons for Spectre and Skyfall, or at least Skyfall into the James Bond Films thread? Those archived forums don't get many views...

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Jany says Craig is done, kind of.

Any free time is spent conjuring up ideas. Jany has just been asked to work on two films so is deciding which to do.

She said: “That’s a nice position to be in. And, if I’m asked to work on the next Bond movie, I’ll have a new 007 to dress and that is too exciting to resist.”


Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainm … wV0dgC2.99

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

Jany says Craig is done, kind of.

Any free time is spent conjuring up ideas. Jany has just been asked to work on two films so is deciding which to do.

She said: “That’s a nice position to be in. And, if I’m asked to work on the next Bond movie, I’ll have a new 007 to dress and that is too exciting to resist.”


Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainm … wV0dgC2.99

See discussion on this quote here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/812312/#p812312

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:

Anyone got any objections to moving the Pros/Cons for Spectre and Skyfall, or at least Skyfall into the James Bond Films thread? Those archived forums don't get many views...

Why not open this up for discussion in this forum: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/forum/5/site-he … uncements/ ?

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Bond producers looking for the "world's next big, scary threat" to be the plot of the next Bond film.

Dunno, could be the next American president.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/02/24/ … ary-threat

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Ive been thinking about this for a long time ,when I first signed up and placed my X to join the good ship AJB , I got bitten by the Bond bug ,soon after returning from my holiday in the Bahamas ,where they was filming Casinao Royal at the time .Now couldn't wait for the film to come out ,just to see how this film fitted in with my holiday ,Saw film and like a herion addict ,totally hooked and reeled in by the members ,like MG, TP,SM,Donk,Barbel,ect ect,Now CR opened up a pandoras box ,along with my wallet  ajb007/lol of all these lovely goodies,that could be purchased ,and make me look like Kents answer to DC/JB  ajb007/biggrin (some hope ) ajb007/smile Then along comes QOS and SF , my life has now become a quest for more Bond info ,and products .The knowledge here on AJB is staggering ,and have enjoyed many a dull rainy day ,glued to my laptop reading up to quench my thirst for knowledge on all things Bond ,
Like every body here ,we waited with baited breath for SPECTRE,  The film came we all saw it at least twice ,to get our fix ,
but then (it could just be me )  and I hope it is , The Bond bug here seems to have gone a bit flat , is it the lack of product in SPECTRE ,compared to the other 3 films ?? please help out guys .

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Hm, hadn't thought of the product side of things. I don't see it as going flat (since I just bought the blu-ray earlier this week), but am now resigned to the looooong wait until the next one.