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  • DoctorKaufmannDoctorKaufmann Can shoot you from Stuttgart and still make it look like suicide.
    Posts: 1,261
    Covid19 won't be defeated by November, but hopefully somehow controlled. Might have restrictions for movie theatres, i.e. only half of the seats might be sold, there should be possibility for desinfection of hands, and it might be necessary to wear masks. But that's my estimation, we have to wait and see. And I would be still ready to wait and watch it in cinema, not streaming. I am not on Netflix and other streaming services. Kinda old-fashioned person.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 4,343
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Guys if the leak from a couple of weeks is true
    how would you react to the idea of closing the Craig era with Bond being a sort of dad? Of his fiancée’s clone, nothing less.

    IMO this idea on paper makes Brofeld worth an Academy Award...

    It really does.
    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Guys if the leak from a couple of weeks is true
    how would you react to the idea of closing the Craig era with Bond being a sort of dad? Of his fiancée’s clone, nothing less.

    IMO this idea on paper makes Brofeld worth an Academy Award...

    100% not a fan. Which is why I’m hoping that leak was a well-written fake.

    NTTD needs to end like the The Dark Knight Rises. Bond surmised to be dead, with the audience knowing he’s not. Definitive, and satisfying to conclude this era.

    I've predicted for some time that they're borrowing heavily from The Dark Knight Rises in the the way this one ends and I think Nomi will end up being the John Blake/Robin of NTTD's ending.

    I really really hope not. But I do think you're right.

    Must say that my enthusiasm for NTTD could be much higher than it actually is. This metoo marketing angle, with all the Bond girls covers/interviews and thematics, and the recurring storylines and characters from SP, just didn't help. I've been rationalising the hell out of it, but in the end, it's the first Bond film since 1987 that I'm not that hyped about. Of course being hyped for DAD and SP didn't make a bloody difference. I'm very appreciative of NTTD set design, cinematography, Craig's effort (obviously), locations, even the song. But then the Nomi rookie agent, the scooby gang, brofeld,..., just mine the whole thing, IMO. It's a good way to go into the cinema (or whatever), because my expectations are being kept in check this time. Maybe I'll be surprised.

    I think people must stop taking things so literal with this movie. It's still DC who's the main character, not Noomi. Brofeld was a mistake, but that's SP.

    Having strong female characters is not bad, and Phoebe was NOT brought in to make this movie more "woman friendly".


    I'm not talking about THAT. I'm talking about rookie agent angles, sidekicks, Mi6 teams, the return of SP's main narrative, etc... NOT about strong female characters.

    Not a big fan of the rookie angle but I’m confident it won’t feel forced. As I said many times it could inject the film with cool narrative material. As for the rest, since this film has been conceived as the culmination of the first self contained arc within the franchise it makes perfect sense to pick up stuff and characters from SP, especially since in that film there was so much to unpack Mendes wasn’t able to focus on tons of potentially cool stuff. Giving more context and informations about SPECTRE, which leads to explore the character of Swann since her Dad was a member, it was something I felt it was needed even back in 2015. Regarding Blofeld I highly doubt they will refer him as Bond’s “brother” (well, actually he’s not) and since SP defined his character as a specter throughout all Craig’s film (which is cool if you ask me) I will be happy to see him again. As I see things everything seems great and needed regarding the concept of this film - without mentioning Bond finally trying to overtake a grand worldwide deadly scheme - and you already mentioned the superb formal and technical aspects behind it all.

    The only thing that really concerns me is the actual epilogue... Bond’s fate as written in that bloody leak feels totally wrong on paper. Of course Bond will face an evolution as a character in NTTD and I’m fine with them trying to bring something new to the audience. But Bond raising a child that will look exactly like the woman he loves to ***you know what*** is just out of this world and it gives me headache.

    That leak has plot information scraped together from various "tidbits" and the ending could be nothing more than fan fiction.

    Please stop getting so worked over something that was clearly written by a 4 chan member.

    2/3 of my post wasn’t about the leak. Beside that, please stop telling people what they are free to do because it’s REALLY annoying.
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    With an effective and proven vaccine possibly being around 12 to 18 months away? The studios for all movies are gonna have to make some serious decisions about completed movies due to be released before this crisis went global!
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,497
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Thank you, this post was exactly what this thread needed.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    With an effective and proven vaccine possibly being around 12 to 18 months away? The studios for all movies are gonna have to make some serious decisions about completed movies due to be released before this crisis went global!

    Yes, I'd imagine so. Expect more adjustments, more changes. It's inevitable, I feel.

    Hope for the best, though.
  • Posts: 727
    I was wondering, what if George RR Martin was writing a James Bond picture? Wow!
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 4,343
    So if NTTD will be delayed to 2021 it would mean that Craig’s last outing as 007 will come out 50 years after Connery’s last outing as (EoN) 007. Destiny.
  • Posts: 1,770
    delfloria wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    The_Return wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Even if the cinemas are open by November, how many of us here will actually want to go to one? Knowing you could possibly risk the life of a loved one?
    Many people are already ITCHING to meet other people, go to restaurants, bars, concerts and yes, cinemas! And the number of people who want to go back to normal right now despite the coronavirus still being here and even if it means maybe ending up in a hospital is growing each and every day.

    People under 60 and especially 50 are not afraid and have no reason to be afraid of the virus any more than to be afraid of getting hit by a car.

    They really do have reason. If you know anyone in the risk group (and that can be anyone- you're far from guaranteed to be fine just because of your age/health) then you risk giving it to them and potentially killing them. And because you've spread it, you've reduced your health service's capacity to help your loved ones.
    Can I ask where in the world you are? Because the messaging doesn't seem to have come through very well there.

    To OP. So let me get this correct. You could care less if you brought the virus home to your parents or grandparents. Just checking.
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    delfloria wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    delfloria wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    The_Return wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Even if the cinemas are open by November, how many of us here will actually want to go to one? Knowing you could possibly risk the life of a loved one?
    Many people are already ITCHING to meet other people, go to restaurants, bars, concerts and yes, cinemas! And the number of people who want to go back to normal right now despite the coronavirus still being here and even if it means maybe ending up in a hospital is growing each and every day.

    People under 60 and especially 50 are not afraid and have no reason to be afraid of the virus any more than to be afraid of getting hit by a car.

    They really do have reason. If you know anyone in the risk group (and that can be anyone- you're far from guaranteed to be fine just because of your age/health) then you risk giving it to them and potentially killing them. And because you've spread it, you've reduced your health service's capacity to help your loved ones.
    Can I ask where in the world you are? Because the messaging doesn't seem to have come through very well there.

    To OP. So let me get this correct. You could care less if you brought the virus home to your parents or grandparents. Just checking.

    This is not the Corona thread.

    The postponement of NTTD IS directly related to the currant situation. Having said that........... you did not answer my question.

    You didn't ask me a question, you asked MTM a question.

    My apologies. You are correct. The question was supposed to go to "The Return".
  • Posts: 1,770
    Just came across an article on Vulture about the film industry writing off the entire year.
  • Posts: 1,770
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Go figure. I find NTTD the least interesting film of the series in regards to fashion. About the only thing that caught my attention was the Ford suit and the assault sweater.
  • SuperintendentSuperintendent A separate pool. For sharks, no less.
    Posts: 871
    delfloria wrote: »
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Go figure. I find NTTD the least interesting film of the series in regards to fashion. About the only thing that caught my attention was the Ford suit and the assault sweater.

    Agreed. It's better than LTK though.
  • delfloria wrote: »
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Go figure. I find NTTD the least interesting film of the series in regards to fashion. About the only thing that caught my attention was the Ford suit and the assault sweater.

    I have to say I'm quite partial to his corduroy suit.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited April 2020 Posts: 7,527
    delfloria wrote: »
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Go figure. I find NTTD the least interesting film of the series in regards to fashion. About the only thing that caught my attention was the Ford suit and the assault sweater.

    Maybe controversial but my favourite Craig films for Bond's fashion are Quantum of Solace (for casual: Haiti, Mathis' Villa, Bolivia) and Spectre (for formal: Rome, Nowhere, and for casual: Tangier).
  • Posts: 1,770
    delfloria wrote: »
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    Italian Designer Massimo Alba on Daniel Craig’s Last James Bond Wardrobe
    https://prestigeonline.com/id/style/fashion/italian-designer-massimo-alba-on-daniel-craigs-last-james-bond-wardrobe/

    [...]Daniel Craig told the film’s head costume buyer Jane Gooday he wanted cord in No Time to Die. And not just any old cord but Italian designer Massimo Alba cord. And if you’ve ever met Daniel Craig and been targeted by those gas-ring blue eyes of fire and near-psychotic madness, he’s not a man you’d want to deny.

    “You can tell Daniel Craig knows how to wear clothes,” Massimo Alba tells me from his headquarters in Milan. “He’s a very stylish man, and not just when he plays James Bond on screen. Formal or casual, he uses clothes to let his personality exude.” So much in fact, that Alba religiously follows the IG handle @whatsdanielwearing. “I like browsing it, his taste is extremely eclectic, and I have become acquainted with his choices. I like his attitude.”

    Alba says the process of dressing Bond for certain parts of the film (Tom Ford dresses much of the rest) was straightforward given Craig’s existing relationship as a customer. “The customer designer contacted our Milan office requesting look books. Mr Craig owned Massimo lab pieces already, and this is how it all started, in a very organic way. Look books were sent, a selection was made and order placed.”

    Was he nonetheless surprised to get the call from Her Majesty’s Government’s go-to galavanted? “I feel humbled by their choice. My brand is small and independent. It really means a lot.” And the cord? “The Sloop suit [the beige corduroy] is a carry over, that’s been in my menswear collection since season one, so to have that be part of one of the most famous film sagas of all time made me very happy.”

    But is the world ready, or Bond’s legions of style aficionados and attendant Bondmania ready, for their conflicted hero in cords? “I like to think of the new Bond as a more ‘human’ one, if I may use such a term,” says Alba. “I think of James Bond now as a man who, in a way, doesn’t need to wear a suit like a form of armour any more, as if he’s found a new confidence.” Alba hadn’t seen the film when we spoke to him. “At least, this is how I imagine it, or maybe how I would like it to be,” he qualifies.

    “I think the cord translates into a new kind of confidence, and this permits him to be more casual in what he wears; since my clothes are informal I like to think he feels more comfortable in them.” In that way, Alba feels Craig’s Bond is doing what the spy nonpareil has always done — reflected the times. “Bond is a character that has evolved over the years, along with men and men’s clothing. There’s definitely a need for less formality and a quest for comfort now.”

    License to regenerate. Part of Bondmania’s enduring success is the ability to change — think Dorian Gray-esque permanent youth — into a floating cultural icon, continually renewed and rejuvenated in the face of social change. In that way, Bond reflects the cultural codes of consumerism and tourism and what’s become luxury lifestyle. And now cords. “I would say that the Bond style has always been able to seize the moment,” says Alba. All Bond films have become a reference for a specific frame of time, an era, defining it in terms of style. Men and women featured in each film, their style, but also the objects, architecture and interiors, encompassing the history moment in which the film was filmed and released.”

    Go figure. I find NTTD the least interesting film of the series in regards to fashion. About the only thing that caught my attention was the Ford suit and the assault sweater.

    Maybe controversial but my favourite Craig films for Bond's fashion are Quantum of Solace (for casual: Haiti, Mathis' Villa, Bolivia) and Spectre (for formal: Rome, Nowhere, and for casual: Tangier).

    Doesn't sound controversial to me.
  • Posts: 2,598
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Guys if the leak from a couple of weeks is true
    how would you react to the idea of closing the Craig era with Bond being a sort of dad? Of his fiancée’s clone, nothing less.

    IMO this idea on paper makes Brofeld worth an Academy Award...

    It really does.
    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Guys if the leak from a couple of weeks is true
    how would you react to the idea of closing the Craig era with Bond being a sort of dad? Of his fiancée’s clone, nothing less.

    IMO this idea on paper makes Brofeld worth an Academy Award...

    100% not a fan. Which is why I’m hoping that leak was a well-written fake.

    NTTD needs to end like the The Dark Knight Rises. Bond surmised to be dead, with the audience knowing he’s not. Definitive, and satisfying to conclude this era.

    I've predicted for some time that they're borrowing heavily from The Dark Knight Rises in the the way this one ends and I think Nomi will end up being the John Blake/Robin of NTTD's ending.

    I really really hope not. But I do think you're right.

    Must say that my enthusiasm for NTTD could be much higher than it actually is. This metoo marketing angle, with all the Bond girls covers/interviews and thematics, and the recurring storylines and characters from SP, just didn't help. I've been rationalising the hell out of it, but in the end, it's the first Bond film since 1987 that I'm not that hyped about. Of course being hyped for DAD and SP didn't make a bloody difference. I'm very appreciative of NTTD set design, cinematography, Craig's effort (obviously), locations, even the song. But then the Nomi rookie agent, the scooby gang, brofeld,..., just mine the whole thing, IMO. It's a good way to go into the cinema (or whatever), because my expectations are being kept in check this time. Maybe I'll be surprised.

    I think people must stop taking things so literal with this movie. It's still DC who's the main character, not Noomi. Brofeld was a mistake, but that's SP.

    Having strong female characters is not bad, and Phoebe was NOT brought in to make this movie more "woman friendly".


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    For me, there's a difference between having strong female characters and strong female characters with a sharp tongue on them, the latter of which I find annoying. I'll reserve my judgment until I've seen the film obviously but Nomi sounds like she falls into this category to the point where she might notably effect my enjoyment of the film. Maybe if I regard her as a villain instead of an ally of Bond's, it will be okay.
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
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    Depends on how it’s played. You can have a female character who is sharp tongued but there should be a purpose to her menace. If she’s going to be an arsehole just because, then I think that’s bad. I can see Nomi being this kind of character which hopefully doesn’t come across as too in-your-face for the sake of it.
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    Yeah. I don't have problems with women. Only the witty ones that undress Bond with their witchy tongue. And all for what? To appease snowflakes? I was mad for a month I tell you!
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    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...


    I was really hoping the last thing we could do to help would be '... and kill James Bond'.
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    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...



    His face healed up nicely
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...


    Does he know there are those who are not rich and can't afford staying home like these rich celebrities whose money comes off their ears?

    I'm so sick of this virtue signalling. How about mr Blofeld sends some money over to me and my family and I can assure you we'll gladly stay home watching Netflix all day like all these celebs are requesting.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Those are three things.
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    mtm wrote: »
    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...


    I was really hoping the last thing we could do to help would be '... and kill James Bond'.

    Yeah, not difficult to stay at home unless you live in a cramped flat with your family and can't work from home and need an income just to put food on the plate and pay the rent. God, what silver-lined planet do these film stars or celebrities live on? Jesus!

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    Waltz sounds so similar to his performance in Spectre. Haha
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    ColonelSun wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...


    I was really hoping the last thing we could do to help would be '... and kill James Bond'.

    Yeah, not difficult to stay at home unless you live in a cramped flat with your family and can't work from home and need an income just to put food on the plate and pay the rent. God, what silver-lined planet do these film stars or celebrities live on? Jesus!

    Yeah I do tend to agree. I think it's best to stay out of it if you're famous. Do things to cheer people up, sure.
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    mtm wrote: »
    ColonelSun wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Blofeld has some words of wisdom for those wondering what they should be doing right now...


    I was really hoping the last thing we could do to help would be '... and kill James Bond'.

    Yeah, not difficult to stay at home unless you live in a cramped flat with your family and can't work from home and need an income just to put food on the plate and pay the rent. God, what silver-lined planet do these film stars or celebrities live on? Jesus!

    Yeah I do tend to agree. I think it's best to stay out of it if you're famous. Do things to cheer people up, sure.

    I know, these film stars - and I have first hand experience of what some, only some, are like - live in a fantasy land. Arrogant, self-obsessed, self-important. Christ, all they are are people who are good (to various degrees) at pretending to be someone else. God!

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    Tuck91 wrote: »
    Waltz sounds so similar to his performance in Spectre. Haha

    I actually think he was really good in Spectre but I wish he was scarred Blofeld for more than just the final 10 minutes. I'd be disappointed he's getting sidelined in NTTD but Safin has potential to be one of the best villains I think.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
    edited April 2020 Posts: 4,247
    I would like the next iteration of Blofeld to be a man operating from the shadows....that's how he works best....like a sort of invisible villian. Mendes added a bit of Comedy in Waltz's performance.....I think the 'Brother' thing was noticed, coz waltz's performance wasn't as menacing as the teaser trailer suggested...A director like Nolan would easily have convinced us that Blofeld is Bond's Brother, even if it's for a short time.
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