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  #41  
Old 10-15-2009, 01:12 PM
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Can we please ditch the fucking Bond theme already? I have never once enjoyed one of these songs or intros on any level.
Not even 'Nobody Does it Better'? C'mon that's a damn good song.
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  #42  
Old 10-15-2009, 02:50 PM
i like live and let die, you know my name, goldfinger..etc. come on, the theme song, if done well, is one of the best parts of the whole movie!
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  #43  
Old 10-15-2009, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Smiert Spionam View Post
In other news, Muse really wants to do the next Bond theme.
Much like Duffy, I have no idea who they are either..
Wow, Muse would be a terrible choice, IMO. I've never heard a tine of theirs and thought, "Wow, that'd sound good in a Bond flick." Aren't they busy recording music for the New Moon soundtrack, anyway?

Duffy, on the other hand, is actually a really nice choice. Her voice/music reminds me a bit of Shirley Bassey (Godfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker), and that's a good thing.

(If there are hardcore Muse fans on the boards, I apologize)
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  #44  
Old 10-15-2009, 06:55 PM
I'd still prefer Amy Winehouse to do the song.
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  #45  
Old 10-15-2009, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Smiert Spionam View Post
For those that aren't aware, MGM's financial troubles are the reason Bond 23's production has remained in limbo...

http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?...4&t=mi6&s=news
http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?...4&t=mi6&s=news

Oi vey...
That's a damn shame. Maybe they should re-release the Bond movies on DVD or something. The "Shaken not stirred" editions.

The sooner they can get all the money problems settled the better . . . maybe Warner Bros. should buy them up soon. Can't wait for the next Bond movie.
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  #46  
Old 10-16-2009, 12:38 AM
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The sooner they can get all the money problems settled the better . . . maybe Warner Bros. should buy them up soon. Can't wait for the next Bond movie.
This. So far, Warner Bros. has easily had the best track record as of recent memory when it comes to developing good, big budget productions with little studio interference. I'd be happy to see them pick up the Bond franchise. Especially since they have some great people at work already like Peter Morgan doing the script.

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Thank you.

Quantum of Solace rules. To me, it seems like people hate Quantum ... for the same reasons they praised Casino Royale. "It's too serious," "too action-packed?" I think it works very well when watched back-to-back with CR.

So, is this really Bond 23...or Bond 24? I guess Never Say Never will never () be considered a part of the series? It seems forgotten anyhow.
I concur. While not quite as good as Casino, I never though Quantum was as bad as people made it out to be. I thought it was a good sequel to follow up on.

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  #47  
Old 10-23-2009, 06:23 PM
According to the Bond man himself, production should start up sometime in late 2010.

http://movies.ign.com/articles/103/1038415p1.html


Sweeeeeet.
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  #48  
Old 10-24-2009, 03:25 PM
Late 2010???

Fuckin' Christ, that sucks ass....
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  #49  
Old 10-24-2009, 08:16 PM
considering

- the rights issues that have been hinted at recently
- The money issues MGM has been having
- Craig saying they want to take their time, make people want Bond again
- Dench, Craig and Broccolli saying they want it to be independent from the last two
- the very recent announcement that Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) will pen it

I am actually happy to hear it may be that soon.
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  #50  
Old 01-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Looks like Sam Mendes will be directing the next James Bond flick. Pretty crazy.

Here's a source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_...avy-train.html

Although I'd say the guy writing it is a jerk off. Seriously, his career has been downhill because his films haven't made a lot of money? Fuck that noise.

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  #51  
Old 01-05-2010, 07:27 PM
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Looks like Sam Mendes will be directing the next James Bond flick. Pretty crazy.

Here's a source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_...avy-train.html

Although I'd say the guy writing it is a jerk off. Seriously, his career has been downhill because his films haven't made a lot of money? Fuck that noise.
Wait, are you talking about Haggis


and this is a weird choice, but i hope it's a Nolan style choice where a director that has no action experience goes on and does a great job with a action movie.
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  #52  
Old 01-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Yeah, it's Sam Mendes not Haggis. I wouldn't give a crap if it was Haggis directing.
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  #53  
Old 01-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Yeah, whoever wrote that article is an idiot. His career is going downhill because his films don't make money? Sam Mendes is one of the best directors working today. I look forward to see where he takes this series.
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  #54  
Old 01-05-2010, 08:15 PM
I know Haggis wrote the first two (Daniel Craig) Bond movies and damn if they weren't some really good scripts - Casino Royale being the superior draft.

I like the hiring of Sam Mendes; another inspired choice to direct a Bond flick.
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  #55  
Old 01-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Amazing news. I wouldn't just say Mendes is yet to make a movie that wasn't good, I'd go so far as to say he hasn't made a movie that wasn't phenomenal.

This is gonna be something special.
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  #56  
Old 01-05-2010, 09:10 PM
The article is wrong, Haggis isn't writing Bond 23, Peter Morgan of Frost/Nixon fame is.

Mendes would be a fantastic choice. Grant it, I'm not the biggest fan of American Beauty or Jarhead (though solid films), but I fuckin' LOVE Road to Perdition, one of my all time faves. I think his style, especially in that film, is a perfect match for the new tone set by Campell and Morgan with the last two installments. I sincerely hope this deal goes through....
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  #57  
Old 01-06-2010, 01:07 AM
hmmmmmmm im not sure if im for Sam Mendes directing the new bond movie. Im not ahuuuge huuge mendes fan. I tend to find he is slightly overrated! not to say his movies are bad. just not all that!
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  #58  
Old 01-06-2010, 01:24 AM
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Mendes would be a fantastic choice. Grant it, I'm not the biggest fan of American Beauty or Jarhead (though solid films), but I fuckin' LOVE Road to Perdition, one of my all time faves. I think his style, especially in that film, is a perfect match for the new tone set by Campell and Morgan with the last two installments. I sincerely hope this deal goes through....
Absolutely! Road to Perdition had that nice, intense feeling throughout and its action scenes were very effective and even unbearable. It'll be nice to see Mendes and Craig working together again as well. It's great to see the Bond franchise is attracting these A-grade, inspired choices for directors.

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hmmmmmmm im not sure if im for Sam Mendes directing the new bond movie. Im not ahuuuge huuge mendes fan. I tend to find he is slightly overrated! not to say his movies are bad. just not all that!
See Smiert's post above for a well written response to your concerns. The man was a great visual sense and has proven he can form a great, emotional action flick. Given a solid script, I think he's a terrific choice

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  #59  
Old 01-06-2010, 09:53 AM
I hope the deal goes well also, Mendes would definitely bring the current trilogy to a new level.
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  #60  
Old 01-06-2010, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Smiert Spionam View Post
The article is wrong, Haggis isn't writing Bond 23, Peter Morgan of Frost/Nixon fame is.

Mendes would be a fantastic choice. Grant it, I'm not the biggest fan of American Beauty or Jarhead (though solid films), but I fuckin' LOVE Road to Perdition, one of my all time faves. I think his style, especially in that film, is a perfect match for the new tone set by Campell and Morgan with the last two installments. I sincerely hope this deal goes through....
Same here. Road to Perdition is by far Mendes' best and was one of my favorite films from 2002.

If Mendes takes that same approach to Bond, I think the next installment could be fantastic.
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  #61  
Old 01-06-2010, 12:17 PM
considering the only performance i have ever enjoyed from craig came in road to perdition where he was fuckin' excellent as a little rat coward gangster son, mendes as the director would get me interested
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  #62  
Old 01-06-2010, 03:51 PM
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Same here. Road to Perdition is by far Mendes' best and was one of my favorite films from 2002.
Road to Perdition was indeed great. Whatever happened to the talk of the two sequels that were being written? I think one of them was entitled Road to Purgatory.
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  #63  
Old 01-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Road to Perdition, American Beauty, and Revolutionary Road are all excellent in my book... this is fantastic news. My worry about his lack of experience with action is overwhelmed by appreciation for every other aspect of his direction.
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  #64  
Old 01-06-2010, 04:05 PM
The scene in the rain from Perdition fuckin' owns all by itself. I don't think Mendes handling action is a concern at all, imo...

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  #65  
Old 01-06-2010, 04:18 PM
I think the next James Bond needs to be more about a somewhat concluded story, since the leader of Quantum seems to have more power than what was thought before. I'm sure Mendes will have action sequences similar to Casino Royale, instead of skydiving fight sequences like Solace.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:31 PM
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The scene in the rain from Perdition fuckin' owns all by itself. I don't think Mendes handling action is a concern at all, imo...
That's one of my favorite scenes of all time. It's perfect.
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  #67  
Old 01-06-2010, 10:30 PM
This is awesome news. I loved Casino Royale but was slightly dissapointed by QoS. I have high hopes Mendes will turn it around.

If only I knew where the story was going to go........
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  #68  
Old 01-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Holy shit, this is some of the best and most interesting and out-of-left-field movie announcement I've seen the past few months. Lack of action directing experience my ass; Mendes is one of the best directors working today, and I have no doubt that he will make this movie all different kinds of awesome. All he needs to do is bring on his usual crew, including Roger Deakins, and we'll have one of the most artistic, best-looking and, well, just all-around great action movies of all time. And Peter Morgan on the script... seriously, this cannot go wrong.
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  #69  
Old 01-08-2010, 08:47 PM
the first two things tht came into my mind when i read Mendes was taking over.

1. this is the first truly british film this brit has made

2. he's worked with Daniel before

i think he's a great choice.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:16 PM
There's very little question to me now that this will take the piss on Quantum of Solace with Mendes at the helm, but if it ends up trumping Casino Royale too? Sheeeeeeit. I'd say we'd be looking at an easy frontrunner for the best Bond of all time, whether Sam has action flick cred or not. Fact is, he HAS cred. PERIOD.
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  #71  
Old 01-09-2010, 10:46 PM
They're still doin' Bond installments -how cool is that! and with Cubby's step son Michael G. Wilson still at the helm behind the scenes. I've been following the Bond series since 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" from there up I remember the t.v. spots still.

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  #72  
Old 01-10-2010, 01:33 AM
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The scene in the rain from Perdition fuckin' owns all by itself. I don't think Mendes handling action is a concern at all, imo...
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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  #73  
Old 03-29-2010, 11:00 AM
With the news of Rachel Weisz possibly playing the main head of Quantum in the next Bond film, my excitement for this film has reached its peak. The Bond films have always followed the pattern of some old or weird looking white guy, who has even weirder looking henchmen. A woman being the head of a billion-dollar terrorist organization is something that would truly take Bond to an entire new level.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:02 AM
Hmmmmm Weisz is a very interesting casting decision....great actress - count me as excited.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:59 AM
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With the news of Rachel Weisz possibly playing the main head of Quantum in the next Bond film, my excitement for this film has reached its peak. The Bond films have always followed the pattern of some old or weird looking white guy, who has even weirder looking henchmen. A woman being the head of a billion-dollar terrorist organization is something that would truly take Bond to an entire new level.
Total agreement here, dude. I thought the villainous female angle in The World is Not Enough was very interesting. Bond couldn't bring himself to kill a woman as easily as he was a man. It posed as an interesting dynamic in that movie, even if the rest of it was undercooked.

I believe there was another Bond film that used the female villain angle too but, for the life of me, I can't recall which one!

Hopefully this film will use that angle really well. Female villains can be real aggravating bitches and Weisz' talent could make her one of the most memorable villains in Bond history!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:46 PM
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Total agreement here, dude. I thought the villainous female angle in The World is Not Enough was very interesting. Bond couldn't bring himself to kill a woman as easily as he was a man. It posed as an interesting dynamic in that movie, even if the rest of it was undercooked.

I believe there was another Bond film that used the female villain angle too but, for the life of me, I can't recall which one!

Hopefully this film will use that angle really well. Female villains can be real aggravating bitches and Weisz' talent could make her one of the most memorable villains in Bond history!
There was a female antagonist in From Russia with Love.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:52 PM
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There was a female antagonist in From Russia with Love.
Ah, that's it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:04 AM
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With the news of Rachel Weisz possibly playing the main head of Quantum in the next Bond film, my excitement for this film has reached its peak. The Bond films have always followed the pattern of some old or weird looking white guy, who has even weirder looking henchmen. A woman being the head of a billion-dollar terrorist organization is something that would truly take Bond to an entire new level.
Good.

I'm just hoping they ease up on the **** editing and cinematography of Quantum.

We didn't want another Bourne movie.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:51 PM
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There was a female antagonist in From Russia with Love.
As well as Thunderball.

This is great news if it turns out to be accurate (I don't see a link anywhere).
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:29 PM
If this rumor is true, it reinforces my belief that they'll be using another of the last Ian Fleming titles, The Property of a Lady.
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