The name's 25. Bond 25.

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  • TuxedoTuxedo Europe
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    It does @Denbigh. Great poster!
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    Must say, those two are my favourite titles so far:

    A Spy for a Spy

    Once upon a Spy
  • edited June 29 Posts: 10,383
    I suspect that Fukunaga and Eon may be speaking to songwriters and asking them for titles they could write something about. I reckon they should just get Alex Turner to read the script and come up with a title, he's terrific at naming things.

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    Can't imagine what he could come up with, but i'm pretty sure it would be something catchy. He's brilliant with song lyrics.
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    I fear we won’t get a Fleming title this time around in spite of everything feeling so well flemingesque
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    I fear we won’t get a Fleming title this time around in spite of everything feeling so well flemingesque

    I agree. At this point I'd just be satisfied with something related to Fleming; chapter title, a phrase, anything aficionados would understand, but would most likely go over the heads of most casual movie goers. COMMANDER JAMAICA fits that category, as does THE SECRET AGENT.
    I think using that OHMSS Draco passage to try and find a Fleming reference in A REASON TO DIE is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. I don't think it counts.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    I fear we won’t get a Fleming title this time around in spite of everything feeling so well flemingesque

    I agree. At this point I'd just be satisfied with something related to Fleming; chapter title, a phrase, anything aficionados would understand, but would most likely go over the heads of most casual movie goers. COMMANDER JAMAICA fits that category, as does THE SECRET AGENT.
    I think using that OHMSS Draco passage to try and find a Fleming reference in A REASON TO DIE is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. I don't think it counts.

    'The Secret Agent' is interesting - however, it's the name of a renown Joseph Conrad novel. Futhermore, it's been adapted numerous times for TV and film.

    I quite like the title DEADLY NIGHTSHADE or simply NIGHTSHADE. It sounds like a song Alex Turner would dream up.

    If we are going for Fleming chapter titles, then I'm partial to either SWEET NIGHTMARES or SPARROW TEARS
  • edited June 30 Posts: 1,533
    Pardon the morbid humour but 'A Reason To Die' sounds like a documentary or feature film about euthanasia!

    Octopussy is a wacky title but it works so given the context, seeing the actual film and plot, 'A Reason To Die' could work and make sense.

    If the villain says

    "Is there a reason why I should keep you alive, Mr Bond?"

    and Bond replies

    "No, but there's always a reason to die."

    ... it could give specific meaning to the title. I think that would work. But it looks as if it's been dropped so we should expect a new title. :)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    For everyone who doesn't want 'Die' in the title:

    DEATH IS ETERNAL

    (DIE)
  • edited June 30 Posts: 2,298
    Yeah, we can only pray that Eon don’t use “kill” or “die” in the title.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I think that the “ McGuffin “ will have a name; that will be the title.
  • ResurrectionResurrection You don't need to be an operative to see the obvious
    edited June 30 Posts: 1,026
    Univex wrote: »
    A SPY FOR A SPY

    Love it! Well done old chap, well done. Classic Le Carré kind of title. I, for one, love it.

    It's close to the phonetics of an Eye for an Eye, and it may very well tie with what we presume to be the narrative. Well done, indeed.

    Oh, and damn you to hell, cause now I won't like any other.

    Best fan proposed title as of yet. Give this man an award.

    Haha no need for that and yes I suggested that because of the rumours surrounding Lynch's character.
    Can someone make a poster for that title with DC & Lynch standing in front of each other fighting for 007 title.
  • edited June 30 Posts: 10,701
    Surely the title should be

    Never Say Never Again

    The plot is pointing this way.
  • ResurrectionResurrection You don't need to be an operative to see the obvious
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    Getafix wrote: »
    Surely the title should be

    Never Say Never Again

    The plot is pointing this way.

    Everyone's guessing Lynch will be new 007.
    Plot twist Timothy will replace DC bond as 007.
    LICENSE REDESIGNATED :D
  • NeverOnTheFirmsTimeNeverOnTheFirmsTime A plane tree'd square off the Kings Road
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    Hi everybody, long time lurker now taking the plunge with my first post 😁 For what it's worth, DEATH TO SPIES ticks all the boxes for me (Fleming inspired, quoted in The Living Daylights - my favourite Bond film - and hinting at the possibility of a dark end for DC's Bond).
    Failing that, one of John Gardener's titles would be satisfying - LICENCE RENEWED (as Bond is off active service at the commencement of B25), FOR SPECIAL SERVICES, ROLE OF HONOUR or WIN, LOSE OR DIE.
    BTW, A REASON TO DIE isn't that bad.... but it looks like that ship has sailed, so hey ho 😁
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    Hi everybody, long time lurker now taking the plunge with my first post 😁 For what it's worth, DEATH TO SPIES ticks all the boxes for me (Fleming inspired, quoted in The Living Daylights - my favourite Bond film - and hinting at the possibility of a dark end for DC's Bond).
    Failing that, one of John Gardener's titles would be satisfying - LICENCE RENEWED (as Bond is off active service at the commencement of B25), FOR SPECIAL SERVICES, ROLE OF HONOUR or WIN, LOSE OR DIE.
    BTW, A REASON TO DIE isn't that bad.... but it looks like that ship has sailed, so hey ho 😁

    Welcome NOTFT. Great username and one of my favourite one liners from the Bond films.

    Yeah, some of the Gardner titles would be great along with Higson’s ‘By Royal Command’. Pity Eon don’t seem to want to use them.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    Hi everybody, long time lurker now taking the plunge with my first post 😁 For what it's worth, DEATH TO SPIES ticks all the boxes for me (Fleming inspired, quoted in The Living Daylights - my favourite Bond film - and hinting at the possibility of a dark end for DC's Bond).
    Failing that, one of John Gardener's titles would be satisfying - LICENCE RENEWED (as Bond is off active service at the commencement of B25), FOR SPECIAL SERVICES, ROLE OF HONOUR or WIN, LOSE OR DIE.
    BTW, A REASON TO DIE isn't that bad.... but it looks like that ship has sailed, so hey ho 😁

    Welcome @NeverOnTheFirmsTime

    TLD is my favourite film too. Would love to see your full list. Post it here:
    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/78/bond-movie-ranking-simple-list-no-details
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    QBranch wrote: »
    For everyone who doesn't want 'Die' in the title:

    DEATH IS ETERNAL

    (DIE)

    And for those who want to avoid that acronym, there's also Death is So Permanent, which was a chapter title from DAF.

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    Revelator wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    For everyone who doesn't want 'Die' in the title:

    DEATH IS ETERNAL

    (DIE)

    And for those who want to avoid that acronym, there's also Death is So Permanent, which was a chapter title from DAF.

    I hate the 'so' it sounds like some Kim Kardashian valley girl would say.

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    Nothing with 'Live/Die/Death/Die'. We're better than that.

    They should just use 'Once Upon a Spy'. It's their title anyway and just one they abandoned for SF.
  • PavloPavlo Ukraine
    edited July 1 Posts: 245
    I dont want title with phrase "Once upon" because of Quentin Tarantino's fim and tendency of using this phrase in titles in recent years. Quentin's movie is a buzzer and calling B25 with the same idea for title will definitely be a topic for discussion and comparisons. It's not unique and "Once upon a time in Hollywood" comes to mind in a moment.
  • edited July 2 Posts: 10,701
    Spyhard
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    “Spyderman”
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    I dont want title with phrase "Once upon" because of Quentin Tarantino's fim and tendency of using this phrase in titles in recent years.


    What other movie did Tarantino used that phrase for?
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited July 2 Posts: 4,445
    DRush76 wrote: »
    I dont want title with phrase "Once upon" because of Quentin Tarantino's fim and tendency of using this phrase in titles in recent years.


    What other movie did Tarantino used that phrase for?

    There's also Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "Once Upon a Time in America"; which I'm sure influenced the title of Tarantino's latest.
  • NeverOnTheFirmsTimeNeverOnTheFirmsTime A plane tree'd square off the Kings Road
    edited July 2 Posts: 30
    I don't reckon ONCE UPON A SPY - if used - would confuse people into thinking it was a new Tarantino film, or that people would feel the 'ONCE UPON A' portion of the title is derivative or over-used. For what it's worth, I think it's a terrific title.
    I posted earlier that my own preference would be DEATH TO SPIES or, failing that, one of the early John Gardner titles - even DEVIL MAY CARE (whilst an appalling novel) would be a sound choice.
    Many on here advocate PROPERTY OF A LADY - whilst it is a Fleming title, it does absolutely nothing for me, and sounds more like a period romantic drama or a Mills and Boon novel, to my ears 😉
  • PavloPavlo Ukraine
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    I don't reckon ONCE UPON A SPY - if used - would confuse people into thinking it was a new Tarantino film, or that people would feel the 'ONCE UPON A' portion of the title is derivative or over-used. For what it's worth, I think it's a terrific title.

    Many on here advocate PROPERTY OF A LADY - whilst it is a Fleming title, it does absolutely nothing for me, and sounds more like a period romantic drama or a Mills and Boon novel, to my ears 😉

    Totally agree about this two points!!!
  • PavloPavlo Ukraine
    edited July 2 Posts: 245
    I think that big mistake with chosing Flemingian title that greatly understood and can be greeted only by hardcore fans of Bond ("Property of Lady", "Risico", "Dr. No" or some others) is in fact that not hardcore fans of Bond (films, books etc) give hundred of millions or billions for film in box office. Mass viewer who didint even read Fleming books (as I am) and didnt watch old film with R. Moore and S. Connery is the main box office donor of Bond and he gives commercial success to franchise nowadays. Choosing the title is, first of all, marketing tool to create additional buzz and force mass viewer to go to cinema. Sorry, but "Property of Lady" for mass viewer sounds like melodrama or movie with feminstic vibe. The title must be catchy with widest audience. Tradition is good and it must be respected (tradition gives many great title for Bond films) but "Property of Lady"? C'mon)
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited July 2 Posts: 3,449
    Risico sounds Bondian.

    The Property of a Lady would seem completely nonsensical unless it were tied to a specific "lady" in the story, so Queen Elizabeth or perhaps the love interest.

    I believe TND was titled TPOAL when it was going to be about the handover of Hong Kong (which would have been interesting but would have dated the movie as well).
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Glad it is not A Reason To Die.

    How about: Spy Another Day ...... ;)
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    Spies Just Wanna Have Fun
  • The_Bleeding_HeartThe_Bleeding_Heart Oakland, CA
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    It’s been a while since we’ve gone without a Bond title using the words “kill”, “die”, or some variant. How about Perchance to Die?
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