James Bond: Skyfall

Monster Dave

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So a few first images from the filming of the next Bond flick have surfaced:





Bond looks a bit old and run down in these shots. I wonder what we'll be in store for this go-round.
 

SmilingOtter

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Re: Skyfall

Interesting. I want to see a Bond movie where ALL the 00's get involved. IIRC, the most we've seen at any one time was three, when they infiltrated Gibraltar in "The Living Daylights." If MI6 itself is being attacked in this one, I may get my wish.
 

protokev DMD

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Re: Skyfall

I just want Q. I wish they'd adapt the latest novel Carte Blanche, which I thought did a thousand times better than either Craig films at modernizing Bond
 

Master Dahark

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Re: Skyfall

Now are they actual JAMES BOND photos, or just Daniel Craig being Daniel Craig? If it's Bond, then his hair is the shortest yet! And do my eyes deceive me-- sort of gray?? Like the rugged look though
 

Monster Dave

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Re: Skyfall

Those are shots from filming in Trafalger Square - so yes they are the real deal.

I miss Brosnan as Bond. Craig is less suave and debonair than Brosnan but definitely more raw and hardcore which isn't a bad thing.
 

Lost in Trek

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Re: Skyfall

Interesting. I want to see a Bond movie where ALL the 00's get involved. IIRC, the most we've seen at any one time was three, when they infiltrated Gibraltar in "The Living Daylights." If MI6 itself is being attacked in this one, I may get my wish.
In "From Russia with Love" I believe all the 00 agents are at a briefing. Nine chairs are shown and Bond arrives late, sitting in chair seven. The scene was shot mostly from behind the 00 chairs so you really couldn't see the agents.
 

Master Dahark

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Re: Skyfall

It was Thunderball (since nobody else was gonna say it :lol)

BTW there was a Bond marathon on today and I watched the last half hour of Casino Royale followed by all of QOS-- got me very pumped to learn more about SkyFall!
 

terryr

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Re: Skyfall

There must be a few woman 00s by now.

I really liked the first Craig. The second started well but was a big mess.

Here's hoping.
 

Treadwell

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Re: Skyfall

Whats the story with this film anyone know yet?

officially-released SPOILER

This was released a couple of weeks ago:


In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
 

DaddyfromNaboo

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I am really looking forward to this, that is why I changed the thread title so people know it´s about BOND, JAMES BOND!!!

I just hope it won´t be a cinematic version of 24.

Michael
 

TheDoctor

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Re: Skyfall

Looks like you're getting your wish. Not sure if its a good thing though...

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Ugh, uggggh, and UGH!!! That guy is WAY too young to play Q. More to the point, bringing back Q means bringing back more gadgets - which is a bad thing (this coming from someone who absolutely LOVES gadgets....). Although, one commenter on the Ain't it Cool site said Hugh Laurie would have made a great Q... and I think I have to agree on that one.


I REALLY hope they're doing something more cleaver than "Bond is a rogue agent" again. it's seriously played out. What would be neat is if Bond had to play the opposite side of the coin and hunt a rogue M. M goes under while Bond has to investigate/clear her name while hunting her down.
 

protokev DMD

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Re: Skyfall

Ugh, uggggh, and UGH!!! That guy is WAY too young to play Q. More to the point, bringing back Q means bringing back more gadgets - which is a bad thing (this coming from someone who absolutely LOVES gadgets....). Although, one commenter on the Ain't it Cool site said Hugh Laurie would have made a great Q... and I think I have to agree on that one.


I REALLY hope they're doing something more cleaver than "Bond is a rogue agent" again. it's seriously played out. What would be neat is if Bond had to play the opposite side of the coin and hunt a rogue M. M goes under while Bond has to investigate/clear her name while hunting her down.
Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOES! A young actor!

It's all about context, which we have none of. If this modern day bond needs ultra high tech gadgets with integrated software to back it up, I'd believe a young Q over an older Q who probably couldn't change the clock on his dusty VCR.


And to Man from Naboo, I also don't want it to be 24 but it's been a cinematic Jason Bourne twice now. At least 24 would have a change of pace.
 

TheDoctor

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Re: Skyfall

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOES! A young actor!

It's all about context, which we have none of. If this modern day bond needs ultra high tech gadgets with integrated software to back it up, I'd believe a young Q over an older Q who probably couldn't change the clock on his dusty VCR.
It's a well-held myth that only young people know anything about modern technology. I know TONS of people who are in their 50s and 60s that could run circles around Twitter-toating teens (well, maybe not literally, but technologically anyway).

Here's the point: No matter how brilliant a kid is with gadgets and software, they lack the experience and protocol needed for them to have any kind of rank in any kind of organization. You don't promote a college grad to CTO.

Besides which, it's not really a Quartermaster's job to build software and hardware solutions, it's their job to make sure bond is supplied with what the Agency has. A whole team in IT is doing the legwork of building solutions and integrating hardware. Q's job is to say "Okay Bond, you're going on this mission, so here's a phone, laptop, and poison gas cufflinks." That experience of handing out the right tools for the mission at hand doesn't come from a college course.

So, yes - Q should be someone older (not necessarily in their 60s, but at least 40s).
 
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