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Matt S wrote:
Number24 wrote:
emtiem wrote:

The graphic design is very contemporary and now, and I can't think of many other films that look that stylish with their typography.

Is that graphic design really that contemporary? It looks retro to me.

It can be contemporary if that retro look is fashionable.

Absolutely, but is that retro look fashinable?

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I don’t like it, bland, by the numbers, as someone said sounds more like a fan fiction title or one of those Bond comics from the 90’s. It doesn’t even have a Fleming type vibe, which at least Die Another Day did have (as in live to fight another day). I was hoping the delayed announcement for the title meant that they were coming up with something special, whereas it seems more likely that this title had long been mooted but not agreed upon and the time constraints meant they had to finally go with it...

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James Suzuki wrote:

So I talked to two Non Bond films about the title.
They both liked it.
"It's Classic Bond."
Another said.
"The title is OK but the art design is ace."

You're talking to movies? Are you sure you don't spend too much time in the cinema?  ajb007/biggrin

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Number24 wrote:
Matt S wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Is that graphic design really that contemporary? It looks retro to me.

It can be contemporary if that retro look is fashionable.

Absolutely, but is that retro look fashinable?

I don’t think it is retro.

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To me the font looks inspired by both the 1920's (google 1920's + FONTS and see what I mean) and the letters the military use …. a picture says more than my English vocabulary:

https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/image-450w-781199641.jpg

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I like it. Unimaginative, yes. But I like the link to the 1958 (Bond team) film.

The font is the same as a 1970's Raleigh Commando, so that works for me! ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/cheers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamtargets/3426432239

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The Red Kind wrote:

I like it. Unimaginative, yes. But I like the link to the 1958 (Bond team) film.

The font is the same as a 1970's Raleigh Commando, so that works for me! ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/cheers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamtargets/3426432239


Ha! Awesome! You can’t get more rugged than that.

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Just watched the Jeremy Vine show and everyone loved the new font style,
very 60s seemed to be the main opinion.

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I can imagine the scene when they came up with the title. None of Eon's writing team could think up anything remotely fresh or exciting or with subtext and someone suggested "how about something with die in it?" And Babs said "yeah, let do that!"

They came up with the following titles:

A DAY TO DIE

ALWAYS LIVE TO DIE

NEVER SAY DIE

A REASON TO DIE

MG Wilson was getting bored and looked at his watch.

"I know, how about NO TIME TO DIE?"

Babs smiled and said "brilliant, Michael!" You're a genius!"


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I’ll take “generic Bond title” over some of the atrocities that were tossed about any day. Stuff like of “Genome of a Woman”, or “James Bond” or even “Shatterhand” we’re all absolute rubbish. And although “die” is in the title, which brings obvious comparisons to mind, this title is actuallymuch better than TND or DAD.

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It's a Bondian title and the art design is fantastic.

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-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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I like it.

Fleming was one of the great titling geniuses of all time. He’s a high benchmark. This one falls short of him but is fine by most standards.

But ultimately, a title is a piece of marketing and it’s NOT  aimed at the people in this forum. It’s aimed at American Gen Z kids who think Bond is old man   Brexit . And it’s aimed at audiences in Shanghai and Paris and Buenos Aires. It’s aimed for the millions of people who might or might not make this film a billion dollar grosser.

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Maybe "No Time To Die" means that Bond can't die. Bond will always return.
More of a statement than a title?

a reasonable rate of return

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The Red Kind wrote:

I like it. Unimaginative, yes. But I like the link to the 1958 (Bond team) film.

The font is the same as a 1970's Raleigh Commando, so that works for me! ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/cheers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamtargets/3426432239

That brings back a lot of childhood memories for me. Raleigh bikes back then were hot stuff. My best friend had a Raleigh Bronco and we were all drooling over the Raleigh Chopper. My first full size bike was a 26" Dunelt. That style of bike was known in the States at the time as an "English Racer"....which it was far from. Not exactly the hot style of the day, but still made in England, indestructible and pretty much impervious to city streets, curbs, etc.

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Is the NTTD logo font a nod to LALD? Previously seen on various LALD Schick adverts, except the 'M' and 'N' are altered. One example here:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48590612621_c733d180f1_z.jpg

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Quentin Quigley wrote:

Is the NTTD logo font a nod to LALD? Previously seen on various LALD Schick adverts, except the 'M' and 'N' are altered. One example here:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48590612621_c733d180f1_z.jpg

Well, we do know what a fan Craig is of that movie...

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One thing that "No Time to Die" brings to mind for me is Bond's line from OHMSS after Tracey dies: "all the time in the world."

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The font was created in 1929, and has been used for all sorts of things.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Prisoner_-_Cell_Block_H_%28title_card%29.jpg

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Count me among those who like it, for a few reasons. I like that Bond 1 and Bond 25 are tied together with the word No, and I'll like it even more if we come full circle and the character No or elements from Dr. No play some role (in that sense the title has the potential to take on a terribly punny second meaning, ala No, Time to Die). It also has obvious thematic resonance with the purported structure of the film, as well as what we know of it from the summary that's been released. And yes, I'm also a fan of its relation to the classic NTTD film.

But what really sells me is that they're continuing the trend of Bond actors' final titles involving the unquestionably moribund words 'kill' and 'die' as a meta tie-in on their last outings.

No Time to DIE
DIE Another Day
Licence to KILL
A View to a KILL

and lest we forget,

DIEmonds are Forever.

I'll see myself out.

"Guns make me nervous!"

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I'm quite certain this will be a line of dialogue in the film: "This is no time to die," "There's no time to die," etc.  ajb007/wink 

I realize that it's tempting to condemn the recurrence of 'die' and 'kill' in the Bond film titles...but the Precious Classic FormulaTM is very much being observed here - in terms of at least paying tribute to Fleming's titling genius - and frankly I'm glad that it wasn't a third consecutive single-word title beginning with an 'S'  ajb007/insane  To me, it's encouraging that none of the rumoured titles ended up being true, and I'll certainly settle for NTTD.

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After watching the title reveal the first time, I was sure I had heard the love theme from “Live and Let Die” faintly woven into the music. Upon second viewing, however, it has vanished. Must’ve been my imagination...

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The title is growing on me, if the film is great the title will be

'...exceptionally fine shot...'

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

The font was created in 1929, and has been used for all sorts of things.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Prisoner_-_Cell_Block_H_%28title_card%29.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/gX1bGQhJ/20190821-201113.jpg

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:
HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

The font was created in 1929, and has been used for all sorts of things.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Prisoner_-_Cell_Block_H_%28title_card%29.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/gX1bGQhJ/20190821-201113.jpg

The A-Team has a more typical slab serif-style stencil typeface. No Time To Die and The Prisoner is a geometric style instead.

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I am disappointed with this title. To me at least it sounds like it has been thought up by a committee, and a not very imaginative one at that.

I hope the film will be better than the title.