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Only the initial confrontation with the snowplough was in the novel, and Bond was driving a car then.

It doesn't have to be very cold to get these conditions.
The only action movie with a snowmobile chase can think of is Die Hard 2, so there is a lot of untapped potential here.

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Number24 wrote:

Only the initial confrontation with the snowplough was in the novel, and Bond was driving a car then.

It doesn't have to be very cold to get these conditions.
The only action movie with a snowmobile chase can think of is Die Hard 2, so there is a lot of untapped potential here.

It's weird, even though like you said, a snowmobile chase hasn't featured in really that many big action movies at all, the first thing that came to mind when not putting much thought into it was "ugh that's a bit played out isn't it".

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An incredibly amounts of car and motorcycle chases has been filmed over the years, so it's strange that so few filmmakers are thinking: "let's do something Different - let's do a snowmobile chase instead!".

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theres one of the dream levels in Inception
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBuWwoTKJNY
which I understood was itself to be a tribute to OHMSS

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JTM wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Only the initial confrontation with the snowplough was in the novel, and Bond was driving a car then.

It doesn't have to be very cold to get these conditions.
The only action movie with a snowmobile chase can think of is Die Hard 2, so there is a lot of untapped potential here.

It's weird, even though like you said, a snowmobile chase hasn't featured in really that many big action movies at all, the first thing that came to mind when not putting much thought into it was "ugh that's a bit played out isn't it".

I thought the same to honestly though I can only think of Die Hard 2 , Inception and the brief moment Bond used one in DAD.

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Yes, I forgot about Inception. The DAD scene is so short I think it doesn't count.
That's 2-3 action movies with snowmobile scenes. There is a lot of unused potential here.

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I will keep it simple. Spycraft, suspense, intrigue, a classic brutal hand to hand fight, a real "Bond" score, bring back Mr. Hinx (even if it's a pre-titles tying up loose ends thing) and Felix Leiter.

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HowardB wrote:

I will keep it simple. Spycraft, suspense, intrigue, a classic brutal hand to hand fight, a real "Bond" score, bring back Mr. Hinx (even if it's a pre-titles tying up loose ends thing) and Felix Leiter.

Totally agree.  I'm working my way through 10 seasons of Spooks the BBC program from the early 2000's.  I've just started season 6, and the amount of old school Tradecraft is absolutely fantastic.  Dead drops, cipher's and code breaking etc makes it so authentic.  There's even one episode where MI6 are the bad guys, and MI5 have to follow them.  The MI6 operatives then engage in counter surveillance and it's fascinating to watch.

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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I'm watching a documentary about nature and people in the Himalayas - simply stunning!
Wouldn't it be great having a Bond film where a large part of the story take place on a climbing expedition? High Time to Kill is an obvious referance, but I don't think the mountains story can take up much more than 1/3 of the movie. This would set the movie apart from the other Bond movies and most other action movies.

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Having started to watch all the Bond films on Blu-ray as I continue  my recovery from surgery, I'd love to see Craigs Bond in navel uniform and also he hasn't gone diving for a wee while!!

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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UnderwaterBattle007 wrote:

  navel uniform

https://s7.postimg.cc/553hpfn7b/AA_OLD_MAN_3.jpg

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Do you want to start the Autocorrect Haters thread with me, Underwaterbattle007?  ajb007/biggrin

Hey, I only pick up on the funny ones! You know I love puns. Barbel

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Number24 wrote:

I'm watching a documentary about nature and people in the Himalayas - simply stunning!
Wouldn't it be great having a Bond film where a large part of the story take place on a climbing expedition? High Time to Kill is an obvious referance, but I don't think the mountains story can take up much more than 1/3 of the movie. This would set the movie apart from the other Bond movies and most other action movies.

the death of Bonds parents would be the even more obvious reference, and of course the son of Hans Oberhauser is now a character in the story, there's a couple of excuses for climbing content

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I've had it up to here (raises hand over head as far as I can reach) with Bond's past and family, so no.

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Number24 wrote:

I've had it up to here (raises hand over head as far as I can reach) with Bond's past and family, so no.

Could not agree more. It's a shame, as if the 'personal angle' had not been so poorly executed in Spectre this would have been a much better opportunity to explore it. Maybe after a few proper missions it can surface in a future adventure. In the meantime Bond needs distance from his past and MI6 needs to 'get out more'

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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zaphod99 wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I've had it up to here (raises hand over head as far as I can reach) with Bond's past and family, so no.

Could not agree more. It's a shame, as if the 'personal angle' had not been so poorly executed in Spectre this would have been a much better opportunity to explore it. Maybe after a few proper missions it can surface in a future adventure. In the meantime Bond needs distance from his past and MI6 needs to 'get out more'

I agree. The angle of Bond's past was handled well in Skyfall and it was just enough and SPECTRE should have left well enough alone.
There was a rumor regarding the plot of Bond 25 that there is another agent from Bond's past but I think that's quite a bit different from all the family stuff. Bond has had a long history from being an intelligence officer to a "OO" so crossing paths again with another operative that he has a history with would be quite realistic and not a stretch.

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HowardB wrote:
zaphod99 wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I've had it up to here (raises hand over head as far as I can reach) with Bond's past and family, so no.

Could not agree more. It's a shame, as if the 'personal angle' had not been so poorly executed in Spectre this would have been a much better opportunity to explore it. Maybe after a few proper missions it can surface in a future adventure. In the meantime Bond needs distance from his past and MI6 needs to 'get out more'

I agree. The angle of Bond's past was handled well in Skyfall and it was just enough and SPECTRE should have left well enough alone.
There was a rumor regarding the plot of Bond 25 that there is another agent from Bond's past but I think that's quite a bit different from all the family stuff. Bond has had a long history from being an intelligence officer to a "OO" so crossing paths again with another operative that he has a history with would be quite realistic and not a stretch.

Agreed. However I'd still much prefer an outward focus and not an internal/personal struggle. As always 'God is in the detail ' and it depends upon how it is done. Still speculation and rumour at this stage. I'd not come across this one can you identify  the source?

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Here's the post that contained the rumors. As you will see, I "mis-remembered" and it is actually the female villain that has some connection with Bond.....which sounds too much like to SPECTRE. Bond does allegedly have a "mentor" relationship with a young agent.

"A Reddit user called "CahleyPersia" has posted about Bond25. I don't know anythging about this peron, but MI6Community seems to find him believable enough to quote him in their production diary.

Here is the post. Discuss:

I've gained some more clarity on the situation:

Boyle will film the Richard Curtis comedy this summer. Then he will immediately begin pre-production on Bond 25. He will then shoot that film throughout 2019 and it will arrive in cinemas in November that year.

The release of the Richard Curtis comedy hasn't been set. The deal between Eon and Working Title allows for Boyle to edit the films concurrently. So when Bond 25 stops shooting, Danny will edit both films at the same time.

Despite being filmed first, you likely won't see the Richard Curtis comedy before you see Danny's Bond film.

Boyle is said to have a female villain at the centre of his Bond film and he is actively casting the role now. They want an A-list actress for the role. I've heard the usual suspects of A-listers who have supposedly met with Boyle or will meet with him. I have a friend at CAA and the part is billed as someone with a "personal connection" to Bond.

There is also a role of a young female MI6 agent who Bond is said to mentor. This role may even be informally cast already.

John Hodge has finished his draft. He will likely remain the sole writer of the project. Despite internet gossip, Danny Boyle is not officially writing the script.

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Thanks for that. It's certainly interesing. Bond as Mentor is not something I think we have seen before (maybe a tad with that young Whipersnapper Q) Could be a nice idea as long as they avoid them getting offed in the first reel and it 'becomes personal'

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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"Listen carefully, I will say zis only once...."  ajb007/biggrin

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James Suzuki wrote:

I want the full Bond theme during an action scene with the full PA-Da-Dada dadada, fan fare please Barbie and Mickey-Gee.
And I want Bond to be in a big yellow dingy with the bond girl at the end.
The title them woven in the score more.
A world threatening villain plot with actual life or death stakes.

Agree with all of the above- but is the new film to be held up waiting for Rachel Weisz and DC to have their baby.

Get another actor- there's plenty around and start the new era,  and if a Mr Boyle puts other films ahead of Bond
get a different Director too ! (controversial maybe?)

Bleuville.

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Bleuville wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:

I want the full Bond theme during an action scene with the full PA-Da-Dada dadada, fan fare please Barbie and Mickey-Gee.
And I want Bond to be in a big yellow dingy with the bond girl at the end.
The title them woven in the score more.
A world threatening villain plot with actual life or death stakes.

Agree with all of the above- but is the new film to be held up waiting for Rachel Weisz and DC to have their baby.

Get another actor- there's plenty around and start the new era,  and if a Mr Boyle puts other films ahead of Bond
get a different Director too ! (controversial maybe?)

Bleuville.

If 25 is delayed ( and it's by no means certain as far as I know) I doubt if it be because of the pregnancy. If we want to see a new Bond film in our lifetime ditching Craig would be a very bad move as would getting a new Director (remember Boyle has not yet been officially announced) I'm hoping to meet Boyle as he's filming in my Road for the next two weeks so I can't really avoid him even if I wanted to. Don't expect that he will give anything away to a Muggle, but I may get a sense of things.

He is possibly the best news we could have re 25. That plus no P&W and Craig determined for a fitting send off bode well. Timescales are the only fly in the ointment for me. Boyles  current production is small-scale and low key. However I Know How LONG They Have Been Here For what will be a weeks filming.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Is it possible to parachute out of the bomb bay of a B-2 stealth bomber? If it is vaguely possible it would be great if Bond did a HAHO jump out of a B-2 (or a B-21 if the movies keep getting delayed  ajb007/lol) to get into a country fast and undetected.

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I think under the Schengen Area agreement, it's very easy to get in to a country undetected.  ajb007/lol
( a little bit of polotics there people ....... Ben Elton )

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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No,  it's very hard. Only a trained 00-agent like Bond could get Paris Carver out of Germany in 13 hours, remember?  ajb007/biggrin

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