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You can bitch about Craig all you like the fact is that another Bond is long off and yes the longer it goes on your beloved Aidan's chances are slipping away.
Seriously your broken record is tiring, if I didn't know better I'd think you are enjoying the predicament of this film the unfortunate situation that we are in, somehow thinking that in some twisted way it will lead to Aidan Turner being cast as Bond.
Sorry mate but the longer this goes on Turner will fall out of favour and become the new Clive Owen which he already is looking like anyway.
My problem is I can't remember if it was in a trailer/tv spot or a production still. If someone could find it, it would be most appreciated.
Scooby gang is back in town.
I think Ralph Fiennes should stay for the next Bond. He’s fun, and not as overexposed as Judi Dench.
I agree. I think they should recast the rest of the whitehall brigade though. Especially Tanner.
I agree wholeheartedly, but I think we should keep Ben Whishaw as Q, and write more Bill Tanner scenes. He's one of James Bond's best friends, they should really show it. Same with Felix Leiter, outside LTK, of course.
Rory Kinnear's Tanner doesn't come across as a friend of Bond's, Michael Kitchen's Tanner did, certainly in GoldenEye.
Kitchen was the absolute best. They need to recast Tanner as someone who has some chemistry with the actor who plays Bond.
Yeah, it's a shame. In the books Tanner's described as one of Bond's only "friends," and certainly his only one on the service.
And D Craig is helping out
That's always the version that rings truest to me. If you're relaunching the series you want a new Bond for the maximum amount of audience interest, even ignoring how much a perceived failure Dalton was. It's what Eon did with CR, after all.
Funny how rarely we see Moneypenny in M's office. Off the top of my head I can think of From Russia With Love and GoldenEye and that's about it... any more?
Although it did rankle with me that he called him 'Tanner' rather than 'Bill'.
I remember being very pleasantly surprised to see Kitchen in it: I'd recently seen him in a production of King Lear and he gave the most delicious Edmund- it was a real thrill to see him pop up in Bond! I think Kitchen was playing him as Bond's friend but Brosnan wasn't, weirdly.
I think the version of their relationship that Craig's Bond has rings true: he doesn't really have much time for chummy friendships and Kinnear's Tanner isn't his type of bloke anyway- he's a bit dorky. He's more likely to have a genuine friendship with Moneypenny as they actually have a bit of a more real connection than any version of Bond has had with 'Penny before. Maybe because she used to be a field agent. They're more on the same level.
That's a very good point, @mtm And as I think about it, Moneypenny isn't even in M's office in GoldenEye - she's there in the "situation room" with the wall screens, but it's only Bond that we see in M's office (where she delivers the famous "sexist, misogynist dinosaur" quote). So I think we might be down to one scene in the whole series?
I think we are in a very interesting time with this virus. It looks as though social distancing will be the norm and we will have to live with the virus once the reproduction level decreases. Does this mean theatres will only have 40% capacity? That means NTTD's box office will be severely dented.
What will MGM decide? Piracy has been rampant during self-isolation. So a home release seems futile as it wouldn't cover costs. I think if there was ever a time for a streamer to acquire MGM it's now. We know that Apple and Netflix were talking to MGM prior to the pandemic:
Sorry, not happy about this. Not one bit. But hey, there'll be plenty of other good stuff in the film, I suppose. I just think Moore's Bond isn't compatible with Craig's Bond. But if they want to make a mix-it-all last film, what can ya do, right?
Simple, the likes of Fiennes and Whishaw and Harris wouldn't sign on in the first place if they were just stuck behind desks for 5 mins (unless the payday for those 5 mins is really really really good)
True, makes me wonder why Grace Jones really left NTTD....maybe the pay wasn't that huge for the Cameo, even if she wanted more screentime.
I'm pretty sure Bond finds Moneypenny in M's office in GoldenEye and they walk to the situation room from there, don't they?
We see her going in Golden Gun (and maybe other ones) but I can't think of any other times we see her in there.
True. For most of the time, at least.
The reason M, Q & Moneypenny worked from Connery-Brosnan was since they weren't adding much to the Plot, we only see them in the films' beginning....and the Bond is left alone & we have to worry for him, even if we know he always wins.
Yeah, I think that's because it wasn't done properly. I don't want any of them in the field, but if they must appear....the director should do it with a touch of class. Let's compare that to the tense finale in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. It wasn't as action-packed as SP's finale....but that scene was gripping & concluded with the Glitzy Capture of Solomon Lane. Another Good Example, is how Joel Schumacher handled Commissioner Gordon & how Christopher Nolan Handled him....and Nolan's take was obviously Better.