Major spoilers below, obviously.
(And a disclaimer: I'm not sure I believe this even as I type it, as I doubt there could have possibly been this much foresight about the twists and turns the Craig films were going to take as far back as the early 2010s).
But after two months, and multiple viewings of the film, I've finally just now realized:
The sky...quite literally falls on him.
And then, when I thought more about Adele's iconic song, its lyrics, and its rather overt themes of finality/death...
Let the sky fall...
(The missiles raining down on him).
When it crumbles...
(Safin's island base).
We will stand tall...
(Bond's defiant pose, to the last).
And face it all....
(Bond staring straight up at the missiles -- death itself -- as it hits him.)
(Finally emotionally whole and connected "with" his family, even though they're physically separated).
As I said above: it feels unlikely they would have conceived of Bond's eventual, specific death in 2011/2012. But I wonder if there could be some intentional reverse-looking in 2018/2019....in how his NTTD demise was ultimately crafted, to inject Adele's song with even more meaning and foreshadowing retroactively.
I sort of chuckled when it came to me. And then the more I thought about it, well...
In my opnion whyle conclussion is difrent, i think ''we all be witness of a big event'' what i thaught there mean stil remain. I always see it as lyrisc that buld on (contuned) from the lyric ''When the storm arrives would you be seen with me'' from You Know My Name.
''You are married with Spectre til death do us part'' from Spectre (Ring. Octopus holding the gun.) is stil a bit used too with Madeline. But i think original role of Madeliene part of Spectre be bigger (Woman be kild with arm of octopus, who i think is refer to Lucia too for movie it self.). And it is linked with Mr White qoute about Vesper in QOS (If she hasn't kild her self).
The empty chair in QOS when Bond returns foreshadowed 3th time death of Dench M (2th time was with Bullet. First time was in CR maintitle when ''Next in line'' lyric over a star. In Skyfall ''death bell''.) and if you whant death of Mr White.
But I think they mapped out the broad strokes of what they were going to do back when they made CR. Look at the chorus for You Know My Name:
Arm yourself because no one else here will save you
The odds will betray you
And I will replace you
You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you
It longs to kill you, are you willing to die?
The coldest blood runs through my veins
You know my name
Or the one from the band I forgot from QOS (Jet Black?):
Someone that you think that you can trust
Is just another way to die
It seems the lyrics of the Craigs films revolve around that idea.
"You only live twice:
Once when you are born,
And once when you look death in the face."
And Bond quite literally looked death in the face!
Yep, and then he was engulfed in fire.
So when he does return, he’ll be the ‘Phoenix for the Flame’
* "...so your mistake will be short lived."
Just like yours... ;)
Only reason I remember is because saying that the life expectancy of a 00 is "very short" and Bond will be "short" lived, sideways-implying Bond will outlive the regular life expectancy of a 00.
I know, I know, I can't help that I always think about it that way when I watch the film. ;)
That first callout is the exact connection I made @Stamper.
I considered it closed as is - both Casino Royale and No Time To Die end with the words "Bond, James Bond."
I like the subtlety of connecting the end of the NTTD to the song of CR, but narratively, I think probably Mathilde may not know what his name is / what she's talking about. :))
I didn't pick up any direct references or reprisals. Any specific timestamps you can think of?
Hold Your Breath and Count to Ten = Bond swimming for his life after Felix died. Or last 10 seconds of Bond his life.
But it is not what i was thinking it mean in first place. Hold Your Breath and Count to Ten = 1. You must count to 10 before you going to be angry. 2. Count to 10, in split second (10 in this case) you life is over. Reference to the guy at the airpart in CR and Bondgirl from Skyfall who takes a ''save'' shower, but stil dying. Also Vesper takes shower in CR. In other words: Taking a shower is another way to die.. With NTTD in mind, Bond was part of that shower with Vesper in CR and in NTTD Bond takes a shower.
Earlier i already said taking the train is sometimes another way to die. Camile takes train in QOS and we don't know or she dies. Bond take train in Spectre and dies in NTTD, but Madeline takes it twice but not dying and Bond and Vesper taking the train in CR and dying. Curious what Rachel Weisz have thaught about this if Madeline does not have returnd.
I didn't see it coming, I thought they might have him having to hole up in some island somewhere like at the end of YOLT novel, confused and his head gone. Then the next Bond incarnation would be him coming out of there and he's a new actor/new identity...
But its there in the CR song, and right throughout the films. They knew what they were doing all along. The whole 5 films resonate as a whole when you see it. There is an upward curve to Bond's experiences in each film, culminating in the ultimate act of service. Something his petty ego could never have comprehended in CR.
I wish I had your faith.
First of all Daniel Craig as Bond commit suicide in next one. Second: He lied because Skyfall already told us twice that Daniel Craig wil make another one at training scene. Whyle depant on how you see shooting too. That said there can lying again.
I mean, Craig's Bond had been in many near death situations, he even said to M that 00 agents have short life expectancy:
1. In Casino Royale, when Vesper revived Bond using a defibrillator, he's nearly dying at that scene.
2. In Quantum of Solace, when he's racing against time with Mitchell, gladly he took the shot the first before Mitchell shot him.
3. In Skyfall when M decided to take a shot and Bond had been hit by Moneypenny, and there's also a line there where he said he's "enjoying death".
I'm already expecting it, his Bond was not made to live for long. 😅
And the lyrics in the song Writings on The Wall also foreshadowed it:
"But I feel like a storm is coming
If I'm gonna make it through the day
Then there's no more use in running
This is something I got to face
If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here, I'm suffocating
I want to feel love run through my blood
Tell me, is this where I give it all up?
For you, I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall"
So in this lyrics, it's already foreshadowed that he would sacrifice for Madeleine.