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BIG TAM wrote:

According to the book SOME KIND OF HERO, ONCE UPON A SPY was an early title for SKYFALL.

thanks Big Tam, I never heard of the one before.
Its very different from the generic Die Die Kill Kill type titles, isn't it, it suggests a fairy tale logic which we have not seen in the Craig films (maybe better suited to Moore's films).
By implication it makes me wonder "will they all live happily ever after?", which is appropriate for Craig's last film, especially if it's true it will be a series finale.

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‘Once upon a spy’ sounds like a Man from UNCLE film or John Le Carre novel title, so - while I like it - I’m not sure it’s in keeping with the Fleming- type titles imo.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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One phrase I've thought would be good for a title comes from another Bond film: Names Are For Tombstones sounds quite Fleming to me. I think moreso without the 'baby'!  ajb007/smile

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"Finally Here" would be a good title....

My vision and hearing both will be failing by the time they get this one into the theatre.... ajb007/rolleyes

"I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or imbeciles who mean it."-Mark Twain
'Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.'- Benny Hill (1924-1992)

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Ammo08 wrote:

"Finally Here" would be a good title....

My vision and hearing both will be failing by the time they get this one into the theatre.... ajb007/rolleyes

'Better Late Than Dead'?  ajb007/biggrin

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How about  "The devil is in the details"

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emtiem wrote:

One phrase I've thought would be good for a title comes from another Bond film: Names Are For Tombstones sounds quite Fleming to me. I think moreso without the 'baby'!  ajb007/smile

I actually really like that ajb007/cheers

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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I still like "Shatterhand".

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I like 'Shatterhand' too but it will be the third one word title starting with s so I doubt the producers will go with it. Barbara Broccoli confirmed that - it's not 'Shatterhand'.

A strong title might be:

Death To Spies

"Smert Shpionam" (English translation: death to spies) mentioned in Fleming's 'From Russia With love' and incorporated into the plot of the film 'The Living Daylights'. One of Dalton's great lines in the film. The title sounds more dramatic than Once Upon A Spy, and it should look cool on a poster!

I quite like:

Shaken Not Stirred

for Bond 26 (assuming the role is recast and the film is a soft reboot).

Last edited by bonded123 (25th May 2019 13:10)

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I like "Death to spies"  ajb007/bond

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Someone mentioned 'Death To Spies' on another Bond forum and when I read the title I thought "wow, it's so obvious a choice!" If Eon is struggling to come up with a title, it's one worth serious consideration.  I'm sure the actual title - whatever it is - will be good. I've liked all the Bond film titles so I'm not too concerned.

I love 'Shatterhand' - it's a bit silly, over the top, but really Bond sounding so I'd love to see it used in a future film.

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I think Shatterhand would be a great title if it were also the name of the villain, and the villain was a cannibal. He could say, ‘First, I ate her hand. Then I Shatterhand!’

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bonded123 wrote:

Someone mentioned 'Death To Spies' on another Bond forum and when I read the title I thought "wow, it's so obvious a choice!" If Eon is struggling to come up with a title, it's one worth serious consideration.  I'm sure the actual title - whatever it is - will be good. I've liked all the Bond film titles so I'm not too concerned.

There’s a nice bit on fan art on CBn with a title that I thought was perfect: Double Or Nothing. I think that’s bang on: it even references Bond’s current status of being a nothing rather than a double-O.

I was thinking, you know that tagline for YOLT: ‘You only live twice, and twice... is the only way to live’. Well, you could do the old inversion on that and make a fun title: ‘The Only Way To Die’. Quite fun I thought.

But surely Eon have a huge stack of these by now? They must think up dozens fircevery film and whittle it down: it can’t be that hard to pull one out, can it?

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"From less to vanish into light."

A line from Tennyson’s poem The Passing of Arthur ( Paraphrased )  ajb007/wink

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

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If it wasn't for the watches, I think "Omega" would make a fine title

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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Of the ones in the list I personally prefer Eclipse. this would seem to go along with the single word titles that EON seem to like, but I personally would like something like "For her majesty" That would echo the synopses that has been put out about Bond returning from retirement

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Nor particularly keen with any of the suggestions, either for plain not liking them or doubting they will fit the story. Nevertheless, a couple comments:

- Would love that they use Risico, but when (not if) they do i think that'll be the name of the villain, à la Dr. No. The plot will have nothing to do with the original Fleming story.
- They have denied it again and again, but I would love some already used titles in other media: namely Everything or Nothing; Carte Blanche; Agent under Fire; Eidolon.
- I remain convinced that if they adapt both of the Warren Ellis comic stories into one (or two) films they have the next CR waiting to happen. Or better yet, hire Ellis to write the screenplay. He is a very talented person.

Just waiting for them to reveal the title to be Kill Death or Die!  ajb007/tongue

"Enjoy it while it lasts."
"The very words I live by."

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Has probably been mentioned:
What if „Bond25“ was kept to celebrate the jubilee?

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Seven wrote:

Has probably been mentioned:
What if „Bond25“ was kept to celebrate the jubilee?

I would not like that at all.....or "James Bond" or "007".
"A reason To Die" has actually grown on me but apparently that will not be the title.

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Seven wrote:

Has probably been mentioned:
What if „Bond25“ was kept to celebrate the jubilee?

Wouldn't like Bond 25 to be the title. My gut is telling me the title will be revealed with the first teaser trailer. Not sure when the first teaser trailer will come out, but I bet the title ties into Rami Maleks villain name. We still don't know what his name is.

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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I've mentioned previously that a real spy phrase to describe a "Kill Order" is:

"The Kill Chain"

It's mentioned somewhere in the BBC Spooks TV series which I watched last year whilst recovering from major surgery!!

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 also like "For Queen And Country" and "For Special services"

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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writingsonthewall wrote:

- They have denied it again and again, but I would love some already used titles in other media: namely Everything or Nothing; Carte Blanche; Agent under Fire; Eidolon.

Everything or Nothing is pretty decent, yes; but I do think that Carte Blanche is the best Bond title in recent years- it's pretty perfect.
I guess the only issue (apart from the IFP thing) would be, ironically, how well it translates! ajb007/smile