What's the actual name of the movie? Is it SPECTRE with all capital letters...or is it Spectre ?

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Somewhere it is listed as SPECTRE and somewhere it is listed as Spectre...I know this is a stupid question but..I can't be the only one not being 100% sure about the name..

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  • Posts: 1,068
    Poster and Title credits are all caps and it isn't ever referenced as the original DC era acronym. Every magazine and newspaper refers to it as initial cap S so the author references it with all caps, nobody else does. What's the big deal. - same with CR, QOS and SF too
  • DariusDarius UK
    edited November 2015 Posts: 354
    I think you should post this here...

    The James Bond Questions Thread

    As far as I can see, the title of the movie should be seen in isolation from earlier movies and is simply the (British spelling) noun for "something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence".

    Maybe the word's acronymic nature of SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (as coined by Fleming) will be dealt with in a future movie. Until then, it's best to stick with the noun version: Spectre.
  • OnlyManWhoCanOnlyManWhoCan Greater London
    Posts: 202
    I've always found it to be a terrible acronym but I still view it as one, so I always write it in caps.

    However, as @andmcit mentioned, its never referred to as an acronym in the movie so until Sam Mendes, the writers or somebody else in production confirms or denies it I guess we'll never know!

    I expect if SPECTRE returns in Bond 25 they will drop a line to that effect.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
    Posts: 1,874
    Should be SPECTRE as it is an acronym, and as far as I know they should be all caps. Look at the movie poster it SPECTRE.
  • OnlyManWhoCanOnlyManWhoCan Greater London
    Posts: 202
    Should be SPECTRE as it is an acronym, and as far as I know they should be all caps. Look at the movie poster it SPECTRE.

    To be fair, almost ALL the Bond movie posters use caps for the titles?

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 18,284
    Thank you, @Darius, for a good suggestion.
    This is merely ONE question and it couldn't possibly provoke interesting discussions or debates for more than half a page, one full page at best. We have a questions thread. Please use it.
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