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Bond, James Bond
rugbymatt
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Posted: 2008-09-07 12:24 pm   Permalink

Captain Quad has the original soundtrack from the old Casino Royale on reel to reel. It is awesome!
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-09-07 2:51 pm   Permalink

Kudos...I just ordered that soundtrack on Amazon.

 
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Posted: 2008-09-08 3:27 pm   Permalink

Great music...some of my fave's..how the title track of Golfinger blends into the music of the first scene in Miami (at the hotel where Golfinger is cheating at cards)...most all of From Russia With Love and the title track by Tom Jones..Thunderball...

 
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Posted: 2008-11-13 08:54 am   Permalink

Opening this weekend and reviews are out.

Roger Ebert: Quantum of Solace

Only 2 stars?


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The Gnomon
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Posted: 2008-11-13 09:48 am   Permalink

I can appreciate Ebert's disappointment, but no doubt, I'll be seeing it anyway. No Q and no Moneypenny? No diabolical plot? No getting the girl in the end? Certainly, the whole Bond enterprise has changed several times over the years. Ebert complains that Bond has lost his Bond character and has now been made into a simple action hero, which he hates. I think he prefers a Derek Flint Bond or an Austin Powers Bond, rather than an Ethan Hunt Bond. But in today's market, post Cold War (as if), action IS appropriate.

Clearly, action was introduced early on in the series. In Dr. No Bond drove an out-of-the-showroom Sunbeam. By the time Goldfinger came out, two movies later, he was in an Aston Martin equipped with combat gadgetry. I think Ebert wants a Dean Martin Bond to schmooze about with his shaken martini, zoned out amidst flurries of action when Bond only has to lift his pinky finger to defeat the enemy. The Daniel Craig version of Bond in Casino Royale was a more human champion and I'm expecting the Quantum will be the same.

But I am bothered by the no Q, no Moneypenny, no lots of other traditional Bond expectations, including diabolical plot.


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-11-16 8:31 pm   Permalink

Reviews are mixed

Rotten Tomatoes: Quantum of Solace

But record breaking box office

Box Office News: 11/16/08


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spy-tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-16 9:25 pm   Permalink

This is a kick-ass film. Make sure you see Casino Royale first because this is a sequel...not a stand alone film. It starts an hour after Casino Royale ends. Also remember that the producers have re-started the series. Technically they don't tie everything up in this on either so it's really part of a trilogy. They are showing how Bond got his double-O and became the Bond we know. This is highly influenced by the Bourne films...right down to the annoying shaky camera action style of filming. That being said, It is really good. Craig is really good and the film, if a little violent and unremorseful, is a really, really good film. It ain't your daddy's 007!

And it you're going to watch Casino Royale again, the Mystery Science guys have a thing now called Rifftrax and you can download their wisecracks to Casino Royale for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.rifftrax.com/





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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-16 9:32 pm   Permalink

Those critics are out of their minds!

Great film!!!!!


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2008-11-17 05:49 am   Permalink

Great film! If you like Bond then go see it, it is worth the ticket price. (if you have any hesitations, go to the matinee, but you have to see it on the big-screen!)

The airplane action sequence was fantastic! Pure Bond!

Daniel Craig...... yummy!


"The Organization....." is wonderfully vague and terrifically evil in its presentation. And "we are everywhere."






But...... I have to agree with the critics on two counts:

First, what was with the strange flash-back sequences during the Opera scene? They didn't seem to flash back to anything important, at least not that I could figure out. It seemed like they took three ideas, tossed them into a blender and then poured out the results to film.

Second, what a strange place to put a hotel for the final action sequence. I think Ebert said it best, it is an escape for people who hate green things. "I, the evil and terribly bad guy, am going to build this eco-friendly hotel that uses hydrogen fuel-cells for power. And I will keep the fuel-cells in the garage where any random idiot parking a car can get to them. And, I am going to build it a million miles from anywhere. In the middle of a desert. In Bolivia. My Evil Plans are almost complete...... bwaaahaahaaahaaahaaa!"


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-11-27 7:25 pm   Permalink

I thought it was great and Craig did a top-notch job. Lot's of action, diverse & interesting film locations, stylish costuming, very nice tongue-in-cheek banter. I have always missed the Maurice Binder main title, but appreciated those done by Daniel Kleinman...this one was very different but nicely done. I missed Q an the gadgetry but that computer graphics table in the money debriefing scene was fabulous. Just love Judi Dench...she is delightful in her role. I can hardly wait till it comes out on DVD!!!
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-01-25 10:21 pm   Permalink

Sorry for digressing into the Bond mode, but I have been watching the BBC Bondathon and made me wonder what is next. I got to watch my favorite bamboo scene in a movie (Dr. No, when 007 is waiting to kill Dr Dent in Ms Taro's bungalow)...the walls/furniture are awesome....just a fabulous scene.

1. Dr. No (1962)
2. From Russia With Love (1963)
3. Goldfinger (1964)
4. Thunderball (1965)
5. You Only Live Twice (1967)
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
7. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
8. Live and Let Die (1973)
9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
11. Moonraker (1979)
12. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
13. Octopussy (1983)
14. A View to a Kill (1985)
15. The Living Daylights (1987)
16. Licence to Kill (1989)
17. GoldenEye (1995)
18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
19. The World is Not Enough (1999)
20. Die Another Day (2002)
21. Casino Royale (2006)
22. Quantum of Solace (2008)

...and #23 will be...............
Daniel Craig Rules Out Bond Trilogy for 'Bond 23'
8 December 2008 8:31 PM, PST | From Aceshowbiz

The next James Bond movie won't be a continuation of "Quantum of Solace" or so claimed two-time Bond depicter, Daniel Craig. Addressing the future of James Bond movie, Craig slammed down the speculation that "Bond 23" would be part of a trilogy. "No f_cking way," he said to Collider at "Defiance" press day. "I'm done with that story. I want to lie on a beach for the first half an hour of the next movie drinking a cocktail."

Explaining further, the 40-year-old actor insisted, "We've finished this story as far as I'm concerned. We've got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure." He then added on where he would like to see the franchise is moving on, stating, "Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from."


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-01-25 11:00 pm   Permalink

Fans might find this of interest too.


The Double 0 agents are the fictitious invention of Ian Fleming for his series of James Bond novels. They are the covert British secret agents who are licensed to kill, and live an extravagant lifestyle on their high danger pay. To earn double 0 status an agent has to complete two kills during his missions. The filmatic James Bond acheived his when he killed the the Prague Section Chief in Casino Royale after killing the informant who disclosed the chief's betrayal of his country. In the novels Fleming tells us there are only three at any time, but the films make the assumption that there are nine: 001 to 009.

The most famous of the Double 0s is of course 007, Commander James Bond, a Cambridge graduate1 with a Double First in Languages. 007 has never been killed in the line of duty2, but in a kill or be killed world, whatever happened to the other Double 0 agents?

Brothers in Arms



001 - If we follow the premise from the films, 001 is conspicuous by his absence in the first 21 films and all the novels. If he does exist who is he, M or Q perhaps? As Q is still on occasion a field operative maybe, just maybe, we have our man; his inventive skills may have saved him from the fate of the other double 0s but that is purely speculation. We will probably never know.


002 - In The Man With the Golden Gun, 002 is Bill Fairbanks, assassinated by a bullet through the neck from Scaramanga in Beirut. Later, another 002 parachutes onto Gibraltar at the start of The Living Daylights, and is captured as soon as he lands.


003 - At the start of A View to a Kill Bond is in the ice fields of Siberia. He discovers a body in the snow, and takes a micro chip from inside a pendant around the frozen and very dead 003 who had failed to complete his mission.


004 - In the opening of The Living Daylights, three agents parachute onto Gibraltar for a training exercise. 004 uses a grappling hook to climb a rock face, but rebel agent 002 sends a message down before cutting the rope and watching 004 fall to his death. In the book The Facts of Death, following the murder of M's lover Bill Tanner, M's chief of staff is about to call in 004, but M prefers Bond as he'd be more understanding.


005 - Never appeared in the films yet made two appearances in books. In Colonel Sun he is Stuart Thomas, head of G section, who had served as 005 until an eye defect forced him into retirement. He ran a bookshop as a cover, this was burnt down by the opposition, and 005 disappeared. M later says he is presumed dead. However in The Facts of Death a scaled down G section is being run by Stuart Thomas. Like Mark Twain said, 'reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated'.


006 - In the opening sequence of Goldeneye, 006 Alec Trevelyan, played by Sean Bean, meets Bond in a chemical weapons facility on a mission. He is believed to be shot in the head in the following mêlée from which Bond escapes. Nine years later it is revealed that 006 actually defected and is the mastermind behind the theft of Goldeneye. He falls from the antenna of a satellite dish in Cuba but dies only after the antenna falls on him following the explosive destruction of the control centre. Previously in the book On Her Majesty's Secret Service, when Mary Goodnight became the double 0 section secretary, there is a bet in the section as to who will seduce her first. The joint favourites are 007 and 006, an ex-Royal Marine Commando.


008 - In the film Goldfinger, M is unhappy with the way Bond is doing things and suggests replacing him with the more conservative 008. Later in the movie Bond tells Auric Goldfinger that if he fails to report, it is likely 008 will replace him to complete the mission. Goldfinger is not impressed and responds, 'I trust he will be more successful'. 008 is also almost recalled from Hong Kong to relieve 007 in The Living Daylights as he is more inclined to follow orders than Bond. The book for Goldfinger has a similar scenario to the film only Bond is not merely failing to report but facing certain death. The novel for Moonraker however has 008, here called Bill, resting in Berlin following a mission. Bond says he must be badly injured then.


009 - The opening of Octopussy sees 009, dressed as a clown, steal a Fabergé egg3 from East Berlin. He is killed in the flight to the west, but the egg gets into British hands. Bond later avenges his death, also dressed as a clown, in the circus scene climax. The World is not Enough sees 009 dispatched to eliminate Renard. He puts a bullet in Renard's head, but it fails to kill the target. When Bond is sent to a health clinic in the novel of Thunderball, M places 009 in charge of the double 0 section.


0011 - A 0011 appears, or rather disappears, in the novel Moonraker whilst on assignment in Singapore. He has been missing for two months when Bond is called in to HQ.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-06-05 05:30 am   Permalink

If you haven't seen Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, the USA network is playing it.

http://www.usanetwork.com/schedules/sched.php

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2010-04-01 10:38 am   Permalink


Lady Gaga may write and sing theme song for the next James Bond movie

and
Miss Moneypenny and Q may return



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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-04-09 10:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the updates. I love Rachel Weisz...and Lady Gaga might work out ok...gotta be quirky to be a villainess on a Bond movie.

 
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