The name's 25. Bond 25, or rather, it's NTTD.

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  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Revelator wrote: »
    Any other Fleming titles that come to mind? (Also, no one is allowed to mention The Undertaker's Wind for obvious reasons)

    A Whisper of Love, A Whisper of Hate
    Cards With a Stranger
    The Eye That Never Sleeps
    The Job Comes Second
    Death is So Permanent
    The Beautiful Lure
    Black on Pink
    The Killing Bottle
    The Finger on the Trigger
    The Long Scream
    Reflections in a Double Bourbon
    The Pressure Room
    Crime de la Crime
    The Richest Man in History
    The Shadower
    The Gambit of Shame
    Fork Left For Hell
    Blood-lift
    Hell's Delight
    The Question Room
    Blood and Thunder

    And "The Belles of Hell," which is not a chapter title but was the working title of OHMSS.

    In all honesty I can only see a handful of them being title worthy, especially with he titles of the latest Bond movies. I like Blood and Thunder, The Shadower and A Whisper Of Love, A Whisper Of Hate.
    The thing that most have in common is that they are descriptive of the chapter they title, so they wouldn't translate to an unrelated film. Anything Fleming is welcome though, it always special to have some Fleming on screen.

    Thanks for writing all those titles by the way @Revelator
  • DeerAtTheGatesDeerAtTheGates Belgium
    edited June 14 Posts: 307
    I love, love, love 'Reflections in a Double Bourbon', but I feel it's not something the MGM/Universal marketeers will go crazy about.

    'Death Is So Permanent' is a tad on the nose, but so is 'Death Is Forever' and I like that last one more.

    'The Job Comes Second' would be a great one if Bond tries to shuffle priorities between Madeleine and MI6/Felix.

    Since this year is OHMSS's 50th anniversary (and all the nods given to that film in SP), and also because Queen Elizabeth might not be with us anymore when Bond 26 rolls around (but let's hope that's not the case), I think this film might be the right time to reference Her Majesty again.
    How about 'For Queen and Country'? Or 'By Royal Command'?
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    "By Royal Command" is a good title. Isn't it the case now where Eon, for whatever reason, won't even use some of the good continuation novels or titles for their films?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger regnifrednuhT
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    AGENT DOWN
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    AGENT DOWN
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    I like it.

    In fact, it would have been a terrific alternative title for Skyfall.

    In terms of the title treatment and logo, I'm really digging the style for the big clothes brand. The simple red font looks great:

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    Can anyone make something based off 'Sweet Nightmares' inspired from the above?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger regnifrednuhT
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    It ties in to the Porton Down rumours as well.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Peak Performance
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    DR. NO?
    I’m starting to think it’s a definite possibility.
  • The lack of a title here is an interesting detail, imo. I have doubts that they're having a hard time deciding on a title this deep into production. With the rumours of this being Craig's last or introducing a new 007, I wonder if there is a title in place that teases something pivotal in the story/progression of the franchise that they're waiting to reveal in a more dramatic fashion.
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    I'm concerned Eon has given up on trying to decide on a title and are just going with B25.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I'm concerned Eon has given up on trying to decide on a title and are just going with B25.

    They'll come up with something.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Quartermark? Quarterdeck? Something like that...
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    BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
    or
    UNDER A BAD SIGN

    from the unused song lyrics of Monty Norman's James Bond theme.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    A House for Mr Bond
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited June 27 Posts: 5,653
    Monty Norman is under a bad sign.


    B O O M _ S H O T _ M I S S

    is very, very catchy. Title contender.

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    007 UNDER A BAD SIGN

    and from Monty, no less. I like it.
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    I’m glad they dropped ‘A Reason To Die’. The suits were right in my opinion - not Bondian enough. There are a lot of titles this movie could be given but many just aren’t Bondian enough. I still like ‘A World Without Want’. It’s been a while since ‘The World Is Not Enough’. :)
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    A Reason to Die is a terrible title!
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    "Die" titles need to die.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited June 28 Posts: 3,481
    May I suggest Risico, once again? They're never going to outdo Fleming's deft hand with titles--every time they have tried, they've failed. LTK, TND, DAD, SF.
    Throw in a couple of Fleming lines when they go to shoot in Matera for the PTS. "In this business there is much risico..." Call out the title early and get it over with, like a Hitchcock cameo late in his career. PWB can write it. Done.
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    echo wrote: »
    May I suggest Risico, once again? They're never going to outdo Fleming's deft hand with titles--every time they have tried, they've failed. LTK, TND, DAD, SF.
    Throw in a couple of Fleming lines when they go to shoot in Matera for the PTS. "In this business there is much risico..." Call out the title early and get it over with, like a Hitchcock cameo late in his career. PWB can write it. Done.

    I wish. I have this bad feeling we won’t get a Fleming title, but I would love to see Risico or The Property of a Lady.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    At this point, I feel if it isn't Risico, I'll be really disappointed. I've been against one word titles after Skyfall and Spectre but I'd forgive it only in this case. I mean it's Fleming after all.
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    This has probably been discussed but how do we feel about the April release date? I'm a little worried about how the impending summer movie season could hurt the film's legs. Autumn always seems like a safer bet and they moved the films there from summer in reaction to LTK flopping in the US due to being sandwiched between The Last Crusade and Batman.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    LICENCE REDESIGNATED
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    Licence Renewed

    Or

    Bomboclot

    (no reason, just love the sound of this very old Jamaican cuss)

    What about something with Jamaica in the title?

    Return to Jamaica

    No rest for the wicked

    The Devil's Hands
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    I don't hate A Reason To Die. Though all derivatives of die/live/kill are lazy especially after:
    1. You Only Live Twice
    2. Live And Let Let Die
    3. A View To A Kill
    4. The Living Daylights
    5. Licence To Kill
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies
    7. Die Another Day

    it's a fairly generic and lazy title. But I don't despise it. But it's pretty interchangeable.

    Though the title would suggest that Bond is perhaps on his final assignment and is no longer looking for a reason to live. When you google that you get a lot of suicide prevention websites. Maybe Bond's mental health is about to suffer. Perhaps hinting at rumours that this is Daniel and Bond's last mission.

    Why not go for:

    THE FINAL ASSIGNMENT

    Personally, I'm quite infatuated with ONCE UPON A SPY as it makes the same thematic point. Though I have suggested that title to people in real life and they have made audible groans and visibly cringed.

    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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  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Just to say I'm really glad it was not titled A Reason To Die. I think it's meh, lame, and I would have been quite disappointed.
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    Just to say I'm really glad it was not titled A Reason To Die. I think it's meh, lame, and I would have been quite disappointed.

    Totally agree. Awful title. They should get PWB to come up with one.
  • duke_togoduke_togo france
    edited June 28 Posts: 75
    Getafix wrote: »
    Just to say I'm really glad it was not titled A Reason To Die. I think it's meh, lame, and I would have been quite disappointed.

    Totally agree. Awful title. They should get PWB to come up with one.

    still better than "eclipse" ... but weaker than "shatterhand" imo !
  • edited June 28 Posts: 10,890
    Eclipse is better. Perfectly serviceable.

    But sure they can do better.

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