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Number24 wrote:

This is my translation, much helped by Google Translate. If anyone who's learnt any French the last thirthy years or even has French as their first language wants to have a go, you're very welcome:

"Casting:

We're looking for a young girl for an important part in a  feauture-length film. A Young girl (10-14 years old) With blonde hair and blue eyes. It's for portraying Lea Seydoux as a child. The physical resemblance is very important."

What does "Long metrage avec Lea Seydoux" mean?

it's looking more and more like we'll get to see the traumatic episode from Madeleine's chidhood.

It means *feature film with Lea Seydoux.*

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Looks like you were right on the money with that Madeleine theory a little earlier Someone.

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I think so too, but it's possible we're completely wrong. Maybe the casting Call is for a different Movie. Maybe the girl by the lake is someone else in present day.

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Number24 wrote:

At least this isn't HIS personal trauma  ajb007/crap
But Craig is going to be "childhood trauma Bond" …...

They will be able to bond over their childhood traumas.  ajb007/crap

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It's worth noting re: the Seydoux casting call -

They're obviously casting a girl in France, and Seydoux is currently shooting "The French Dispatch" entirely in France...

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Arbogast777 wrote:

It's worth noting re: the Seydoux casting call -

They're obviously casting a girl in France, and Seydoux is currently shooting "The French Dispatch" entirely in France...

I can see Wes Anderson doing childhood flashbacks more than I can see a Bond film doing that.

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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Arbogast777 wrote:

It's worth noting re: the Seydoux casting call -

They're obviously casting a girl in France, and Seydoux is currently shooting "The French Dispatch" entirely in France...

Here is the entire cast for The French Dispatch. No child listed.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8847712/fullcredits

Filming started November last year, so it's filming will be almost over.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_French_Dispatch

And this describes the film as being about US journalists in France.
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/wes-a … 202024587/

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Maybe they're using Madeline Flashbacks to introduce a new villain, not Blofeld, into the Spectre world?

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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Arbogast777 wrote:

It's worth noting re: the Seydoux casting call -

They're obviously casting a girl in France, and Seydoux is currently shooting "The French Dispatch" entirely in France...


I would have thought all the casting is done by now, surely?

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sunflower888 wrote:
Arbogast777 wrote:

It's worth noting re: the Seydoux casting call -

They're obviously casting a girl in France, and Seydoux is currently shooting "The French Dispatch" entirely in France...


I would have thought all the casting is done by now, surely?

Seeing as the Norway filming starts in less than a month, that's a good point. Seems to be leaving it very late to cast the main individual for that location's scene. Although was that casting call just sent out or sent our a while ago and only just spread in Bond circles?

Also, could they be filming exterior shots of cabin in Norway and then interior cabin scenes where the young girl is needed at Pinewood in a few months time? That would explain the call only just going out?

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Number24 wrote:

If filming will start in Norway on March 25th and filming in Pinewood starts April 5th, when will the press conferance be?
If it's just Madeline's chidhood trauma that will be filmed at Langvann it's reasonable to assume no-one from the main cast will be there (other than Christof Waltz watching from a distance?), so perhaps around the April 5th?

I read it as a possibility that the child is the offspring of Madelaine and Bond. Possibly born during the timeline when Bond did indeed leave the service between Spectre and now. I could be way off base, and not at all fond of another ' and this time its personal' schtick. We of course will have to suspend judgement until we know more. I'm keeping away from spoilers from this point on (if I can resist)

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

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Lea and Bond met up in 2015 in Spectre and the casting call asks for a girl who is 10-14 years old. Continuity in Bond films is fluid at best, but it sounds strange making the firl their daughter.

"Robaix, une Lumiere" has only four actors listed yet, and "The story of my wife" has only her co-lead Anders Baasmo Christiansen and Lea herself listed. Could be for those, but I know the latter is about a seaman who meats the adult Lea by chance and … marries her.
The girl in the Langvann scene will have exterior scenes of her running out of the cabin and out on the ice.

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What about if this scene is the PTS and they're going away from tradition?

Might be cool to have a tense, thriller-esque scene at the start of the film with a young girl running away from two intruders etc.

"You are about to wake when you dream that you are dreaming"

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Someone wrote:

Filming started November last year, so it's filming will be almost over.

JTM wrote:

Seeing as the Norway filming starts in less than a month, that's a good point. Seems to be leaving it very late to cast the main individual for that location's scene. Although was that casting call just sent out or sent our a while ago and only just spread in Bond circles?

That casting call happened at the beginning of January - we're just now finding out about it.

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Documents regarding filming published in  the local newspaper Romerike Blad (RB). The third document is an application for a permition to involove a child in a movie production. The scene in question is called "Girl runs on snow and on iced over lake." It means the indoor scenes are filmed in Pinewood I think. The top document seems to confirm this.


https://g.acdn.no/obscura/API/dynamic/r1/ece5/tr_1080_720_l_f/0000/rome/2019/2/25/13/52673014_2131015436990565_6850914918103777280_n.jpg?chk=0892EB

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Arbogast777 wrote:
Someone wrote:

Filming started November last year, so it's filming will be almost over.

JTM wrote:

Seeing as the Norway filming starts in less than a month, that's a good point. Seems to be leaving it very late to cast the main individual for that location's scene. Although was that casting call just sent out or sent our a while ago and only just spread in Bond circles?

That casting call happened at the beginning of January - we're just now finding out about it.

They put out the call on 10 January, according to that tweet. They need to wait for people to respond and then organise the casting sessions. The timing seems right to me for Bond25.

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More casting info for Lea Seydoux 'child'. The italics is my emphasis. I think 'comfortable in the water' confirms it is for Norway.

https://figurants.com/figuration-enfant … doux_i8472

Google translate says:
For the filming of a feature film with Léa Seydoux, casting director is looking for the following profile:

- a 12-year-old girl (age 10 to 14), blonde with blue eyes.

It will be to interpret Léa Seydoux child. Physical resemblance is very important. Your daughter must be athletic, with character and confidence. The child will have to know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Important role.

It is not necessary to have experience to apply. The casting will take place in Paris in January.

Please apply by sending the following:
- recent color photos
- surname, first name, date of birth, size, class
- full contact details of the parents


  Mention "Lea Seydoux child"

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Personally, I am excited about this angle. A flashback would be an innovation for Bond as well as a way to give Madeleine more depth as a character (which she lacked IMO in SPECTRE).

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This also means the ice will break under her/them.

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Number24 wrote:

This also means the ice will break under her/them.

Does he/she make her feel it?

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ajb007/confused

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I don‘t like this idea at all. I don‘t think it‘s useful/ necessary to go to these lengths for a background of a supporting character. SP failed to successfully establish Madeleine as the new love of Bond‘s life. She just feels like the normal Bond-girl you‘d forget in the next movie.
Those won‘t be the things innovating the series nor selling more tickets...
I just hate these personal drama backstories, when I watch Bond I want what the series originally stood for, and no fight with the characters own psyche!

Geez, I just want a Bond-movie like they were able to make from 1962 to 2002... ajb007/frown

The name is Walker, by the way.

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A flashback to something that was already spoken about in Spectre...I reckon this will be the PTS, and will be included because Madelaine is killed in a way that is similar to her childhood memory (such as intruders and possibly drowning).

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AugustWalker wrote:

I don‘t like this idea at all. I don‘t think it‘s useful/ necessary to go to these lengths for a background of a supporting character. SP failed to successfully establish Madeleine as the new love of Bond‘s life. She just feels like the normal Bond-girl you‘d forget in the next movie.
Those won‘t be the things innovating the series nor selling more tickets...
I just hate these personal drama backstories, when I watch Bond I want what the series originally stood for, and no fight with the characters own psyche!

Geez, I just want a Bond-movie like they were able to make from 1962 to 2002... ajb007/frown

Same here. really.

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MilleniumForce wrote:

A flashback to something that was already spoken about in Spectre...I reckon this will be the PTS, and will be included because Madelaine is killed in a way that is similar to her childhood memory (such as intruders and possibly drowning).

What you are describing might not be bad....it all comes down to the execution (no pun intended). If anyone has seen True Detective Season 1, Fukunaga is really very good at this sort of thing, judiciously using flashbacks tied to a scene in the present to a sometimes jarring effect.  Maybe even a nod to the death of Vesper in CR, another woman Bond loved who he could not save. I agree with most on not wanting this to get bogged down in the past but SPECTRE's use of a personal angle was so cheap, derivative and heavy handed that it was doomed to failure. Based on Fukunaga's past work, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a touch of a film nourish quality to Bond 25 which might be a fitting exit for Craig's Bond.

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