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watch the trailer a few times.
visit the forum, but avoiding the B24 news like the plague.
other website's/TV's etc that mention B24 don't get read, switched over etc.
Ditto. The last couple - I've watched trailers, had an interest in location shooting and casting, a little background on characters and basic, I mean synopsis level, plot. When I was a kid I knew everything, but you grow out of it, I think. I avoided a lot of things last time, such as that bloody clapperboard thread, and it paid off handsomely. When I sat down at the SF premiere it was a tremendous experience and I was thrown into the unknown. It definitely elevated the experience.
You should do it. Bust your balls to get premiere tickets.
The trouble is, when you're a massive Bond fan, everybody talks to you about it. I'm sure we both couldn't last any time at all without people saying, 'Oh, I heard they're shooting in NYC' etc.
You should start a Kickstarter campaign, whereby your contributors pay for you to spend the entire production period in a single room, playing the canon on loop. You have no exposure to world events. On the morn of B24's premiere, you are released, whisked to a 5-star hotel (your endeavour having been brought to the attention of EON) dressed in a tux, and chauffeur driven to the red carpet.
Only I'm released from that room a year later to realize the world has ended and there will be no tuxedos, chauffeurs, or 'Bond 24' :-(.
Or, you're released to the shocking truth that you've been in an induced coma for six years and the Craig era has ended, 'here's your Blofeld Trilogy on Blu-Ray, Sir'.
1. Avoiding everything Bond 24 related and watching the movie without knowing anything about it. Upside: the movie will be a complete surprise. Downside: you can't enjoy the about 18 month long ride leading up to the movie. (This ride starts with the first serious rumours and ends with theatrical release.)
2. Read every spoiler, watch every clip, consume every Bond 24 related news. Downside: you willl now a lot about the movie before watching it. Upside: you get to enjow the ride.
Ideally I want to be somewhere around the middle between these two extremes but I always and up closer tho the latter extreme. Which I don't really mind since you can enjoy the benfits of the first scenario for only less than 3 hours!
I'll be happy to watch trailers, teasers, behind-the-scenes footage, learn the locations and who the title song artist is, but I will not listen to the song before the film, and I'll try to avoid plot spoilers. Just a synopsis of the plot would be ideal. It would help if everyone uses spoiler tags this time around, but there will always be a few members who don't think before they post.
Skyfall is my first and only Bond film where I actively researched it prior to it's release. Because of this, I feel Skyfall lost its... novelty, I suppose.
So needless to say, i will try to avoid this forum more and more as the film reaches its release date. Seriously, I would love to walk into the theater without knowing anything about casting, locations, plot, etc. Hell, I would even like to see the film first without having seen the trailer. I mean, that's the way it used to be for me when I was younger, particularly because I didn't care about that stuff back then.
Long story short, I will try avoid the forums, articles, posts, etc about the film, at least more than i did with Skyfall.
Reading leaked scripts is where I draw the line. If I do that, I might as well not watch the film.
What I'll try to do for Bond 24: Tone down on reading, actually wait for official release, watch a few times, buy bluray
I managed very well last time and I did not know any major plot ideas when I saw Skyfall. It was all fresh for me, I just sat back and watched it unfold and I really did not know what was going on; it was such a great cinematic experience. I need to do the same pretty much.