No Time to Die production thread (MINOR SPOILERS ALLOWED)

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    That one, yes. Not sure what you mean about splitting hairs?
  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
    edited October 2020 Posts: 2,824
    Regarding Paloma's Chevy Bel Air 1957. How I think it plays out in Havana

    Picture: Nomi with Valdo. Notice the wooden structure behind him. She's shooting at baddies who's standing on the opposite balcony which is the dance hall/spectre event.

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    Meanwhile Paloma is fighting/shooting in the lobby, then Bond throwing her the machine gun, he runs up to the second floor, shoots Nomi's opponent on the balcony, then con't fighting with a baddie and both falls from the second floor down into the bar area, first floor.

    Picture: Paloma steps out and kills the driver. Maybe because it's her car? Driver is dead but the car keeps rolling straight at the wooden structure in the background.

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    Pictures: Bond steps out from the dance hall, turns and shoots into the lobby. He then con't towards the crashed car. In the fourth picture we can see that Valdo is now on the wodden structure -- to the right you can see his hand and the metal suitcase.

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    Valdo falls or jumps down on the bonnet. Unknown what happends next, if Bond rescue Valdo and takes the suitcase (the package Felix was talking about?). Going by all other footage the cuban police arrive and the mayhem con't.

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    Aftermatch, production still with Paloma's car and police cars

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  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
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    mtm wrote: »
    That one, yes. Not sure what you mean about splitting hairs?

    Probably the weird debate about Brosnans hairstyle
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Nice work @Contraband :) I think the entire Cuba sequence is gonna be a huge highlight of this film.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Do they really use Ladas in Cuba? Must be some sort of Communist thing..?

    Of course I guess there's a chance the book has it wrong about the Chevy being Paloma's as there's no photo of her actually driving it, but I've no reason to think it is wrong.
  • mtm wrote: »
    Do they really use Ladas in Cuba? Must be some sort of Communist thing..?

    Yes they do - they even have these limo taxis in Havana:

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  • Posts: 539
    "Splitting hairs" a reference to Safin having many children, and separating them from each other would be....yup....splitting heirs.
  • StarkStark France
    Posts: 114
    Excellent interview of Fukunaga in the French magazine "Première".

    Short summary (sorry if my english is imperfect) :

    - For him and Linus Sandgren, color grading had to be a source of emotion. The whole film is thought as if the events took place in the last minutes of the twilight. They wanted a mixture of blue and white (this probably explains why the colour grading is so different in Matera between the first and second trailer).

    - Casino Royale is his first inspiration, he considers the film "vastly better" than Quantum, Skyfall and Spectre. NTTD will use themes from "Casino Royale" (how does it feel to be a killer...), but not from Skyfall and Spectre.

    - He had a very important creative control (director and main writer).

    - He is a fan of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Classified
    Posts: 246
    Stark wrote: »
    Excellent interview of Fukunaga in the French magazine "Première".

    Short summary (sorry if my english is imperfect) :

    - For him and Linus Sandgren, color grading had to be a source of emotion. The whole film is thought as if the events took place in the last minutes of the twilight. They wanted a mixture of blue and white (this probably explains why the colour grading is so different in Matera between the first and second trailer).

    - Casino Royale is his first inspiration, he considers the film "vastly better" than Quantum, Skyfall and Spectre. NTTD will use themes from "Casino Royale" (how does it feel to be a killer...), but not from Skyfall and Spectre.

    - He had a very important creative control (director and main writer).

    - He is a fan of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    NTTD sounds like it’ll be a classic based on what hearing. Ugh, I need to see this film yesterday.
  • Posts: 1,163
    Stark wrote: »
    Excellent interview of Fukunaga in the French magazine "Première".

    Short summary (sorry if my english is imperfect) :

    - For him and Linus Sandgren, color grading had to be a source of emotion. The whole film is thought as if the events took place in the last minutes of the twilight. They wanted a mixture of blue and white (this probably explains why the colour grading is so different in Matera between the first and second trailer).

    - Casino Royale is his first inspiration, he considers the film "vastly better" than Quantum, Skyfall and Spectre. NTTD will use themes from "Casino Royale" (how does it feel to be a killer...), but not from Skyfall and Spectre.

    - He had a very important creative control (director and main writer).

    - He is a fan of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    Any fan of OHMSS has my attention.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Stark wrote: »
    Excellent interview of Fukunaga in the French magazine "Première".

    Short summary (sorry if my english is imperfect) :

    - For him and Linus Sandgren, color grading had to be a source of emotion. The whole film is thought as if the events took place in the last minutes of the twilight. They wanted a mixture of blue and white (this probably explains why the colour grading is so different in Matera between the first and second trailer).

    - Casino Royale is his first inspiration, he considers the film "vastly better" than Quantum, Skyfall and Spectre. NTTD will use themes from "Casino Royale" (how does it feel to be a killer...), but not from Skyfall and Spectre.

    - He had a very important creative control (director and main writer).

    - He is a fan of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    NTTD sounds like it’ll be a classic based on what hearing. Ugh, I need to see this film yesterday.

    There's a gofundme happening right now to raise the £600 million so some guy can just buy the film himself and distribute it before Christmas :)) hope it works out for him.
  • Every time Cary speaks on this film, I come away more impressed and eager to see the film. If he's drawing on the themes of CR but not SP and SF, I'm thinking they've probably scrapped the whole "Is Bond still relevant today?" narrative, which I'm happy to hear. I think Skyfall covered that as well as any Bond film could, I'm not sure why they decided to revisit that again and to a far, far, inferior job in Spectre.

  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    Inspiration drawn from Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service sounds like the dream combo.
  • Posts: 709
    Inspiration drawn from Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service sounds like the dream combo.

    Just about the most perfect formula possible, if there's also a From Russia with Love/Goldfinger splash in there. There's definitely a garnish of Dr. No...
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    Posts: 327
    AgentM72 wrote: »
    Inspiration drawn from Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service sounds like the dream combo.

    Just about the most perfect formula possible, if there's also a From Russia with Love/Goldfinger splash in there. There's definitely a garnish of Dr. No...

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s FRWL style pacing as Craig described the movie as a “thriller”. Also, we know there’s a sprinkle of YOLT (at least the literary version) in there.
  • StarkStark France
    edited October 2020 Posts: 114
    According to Variety, NTTD has a net budget of $301 million and MGM had already spent $66 million in marketing costs.

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/no-time-to-die-james-bond-mgm-streaming-sale-1234819582/
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython "I want you looking FABULOUS."
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    Makes me wonder how much all the other delayed films cost.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    Stark wrote: »
    Excellent interview of Fukunaga in the French magazine "Première".

    Short summary (sorry if my english is imperfect) :

    - For him and Linus Sandgren, color grading had to be a source of emotion. The whole film is thought as if the events took place in the last minutes of the twilight. They wanted a mixture of blue and white (this probably explains why the colour grading is so different in Matera between the first and second trailer).

    - Casino Royale is his first inspiration, he considers the film "vastly better" than Quantum, Skyfall and Spectre. NTTD will use themes from "Casino Royale" (how does it feel to be a killer...), but not from Skyfall and Spectre.

    - He had a very important creative control (director and main writer).

    - He is a fan of On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    Good to hear, but the leftover threads from previous films has me nervous. So I'm still cautiously optimistic

  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    Whenever I listen to Cary, it makes me wish he directed SF-NTTD or at least SP-NTTD.
  • MalloryMallory Are you ready to get back to work?
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Whenever I listen to Cary, it makes me wish he directed SF-NTTD or at least SP-NTTD.

    SP and NTTD as a proper, written from the ground up two parter. I believe John Logan originally pitched Bond 24 and 25 as a two parter, that would've been cool.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    Mallory wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Whenever I listen to Cary, it makes me wish he directed SF-NTTD or at least SP-NTTD.

    SP and NTTD as a proper, written from the ground up two parter. I believe John Logan originally pitched Bond 24 and 25 as a two parter, that would've been cool.

    Yeah. It would have, even if I'm not a fan of continuity in Bond films. I prefer standalone Bond adventures. But if Cary did SP, it would have been cool.

    Bringing back directors immediately can be risky, as they tend to repeat themselves. But since someone like Cary did True Detective, he surely knows how continuity works.
  • phantomvicesphantomvices Mother Base
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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ben-whishaw-interview-on-no-time-to-die-fargo-and-surviving-lockdown-ld9bdd0lp

    Can anyone get past the paywall and get a rip of this?

    Also RIP sean connery, just heard the sad news
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Also RIP sean connery, just heard the sad news

    Feels likely to me that NTTD will have a tribute caption now, to both Sir Roger and Sir Sean.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Whenever I listen to Cary, it makes me wish he directed SF-NTTD or at least SP-NTTD.

    SP and NTTD as a proper, written from the ground up two parter. I believe John Logan originally pitched Bond 24 and 25 as a two parter, that would've been cool.

    Yeah. It would have, even if I'm not a fan of continuity in Bond films. I prefer standalone Bond adventures. But if Cary did SP, it would have been cool.

    Bringing back directors immediately can be risky, as they tend to repeat themselves. But since someone like Cary did True Detective, he surely knows how continuity works.
    The continuity, specifically linking the various villains of the Craig era to SPECTRE, could have been handled much more organically, in a less heavy handed manner.
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    mtm wrote: »

    Also RIP sean connery, just heard the sad news

    Feels likely to me that NTTD will have a tribute caption now, to both Sir Roger and Sir Sean.

    100% and if they don't, shame on them.
  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
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    I believe these are new stills?

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Yep, they're new. Nice find.
  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Yep, they're new. Nice find.

    Just checked the archive. I have Lashana in another still, same place but no gun, just standing straight and the image is cropped. So this is a new image and really cool that we get to see the full bunker set. Same with Craig, that we can part of the bunker set with blue screen
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ben-whishaw-interview-on-no-time-to-die-fargo-and-surviving-lockdown-ld9bdd0lp

    Can anyone get past the paywall and get a rip of this?

    Also RIP sean connery, just heard the sad news

    Yes, here are all the mentions of NTTD:
    Ben Whishaw on No Time to Die, Fargo and surviving lockdown

    Ben Whishaw and I are seated on benches outside a restaurant in east London. Inside is a vast emporium and lots of chandeliers, but its glamour is infected with coronavirus reminders – hand sanitiser on tables and “Don’t go this way, go that way” signs. It feels as if we are seeing the dawn of something much worse that’s going to happen.

    Whishaw appears a little thin; even in a chunky bottle-green jumper and jeans, he looks as if he could fall down the crack of a pavement. His facial hair accentuates already well-defined cheekbones.

    There is something portentous about the afternoon, as if it’s going to thunder, but it doesn’t. It’s to do with the fact we don’t know what social restrictions are coming; that we’re on the eve of something bad again. “It’s true, but this time we’ve gone through it already. We don’t want to go there again but there seems no stopping it,” Whishaw says. “It seems inevitable, inevitable bleakness.” Right now, he says, he really wants a cheese toastie, but he doesn’t get up to order it.

    We are talking a few weeks before what we believe is the November release of the latest Bond film, No Time to Die, in which Whishaw, 40, reprises his role as the fastidious quartermaster, Q. Whishaw is enthusiastic, not knowing that, days later, it will be delayed for the second time.

    “It is hard to remember a time before walking around in masks, washing our hands every five minutes and sanitisers, and I think the Bond film is just what we really need right now, I really do,” he says. “We need something that is thrilling and fun and a kind of escapism. Bond is the one film that people might actually want to be persuaded to go out and see. This is something that is diverse and multigenerational; it could unite everybody.”

    Despite his enthusiasm, he says, it’s hard to talk about the new film, “Partly because it was long ago. Although it wasn’t that long ago, it does feel like it. But also, we never did get the full script. I did my bits not in chronological order, so I find it hard. I’m not allowed to tell you what happens in the story, and even if I was I couldn’t, because of the way that it happened. But I can say that very late in the day I give him some technology that helps.”

    Do they not give you a full script because everything is changing all the time or because they’re so paranoid that things will be leaked? “It’s partly the secrecy that always surrounds it, but on this one, to be honest, it was a difficult journey. Although it was part-intentional, the director works in quite an improvisational way and we had a very tight deadline. But as I say, they don’t tell us anything.”

    The plus side of coronavirus is that it has allowed him a pause in a career in which projects have tumbled into each other. He has completed shooting a new series of Fargo, due to be released in Britain in 2021, in which he’s joined the cast for the first time. Filming for his next project, in which he plays Adam Kay in the TV series This Is Going to Hurt – based on Kay’s book about life as a junior doctor in the NHS – has been put back to January. “At the earliest,” he says. He has gone from nonstop working to doing… “Nothing. I’ve been a bit of a hermit. Once we were forced to stop, I didn’t have any inclination to do anything really. I wanted to stop. I’ve seen my family when we were allowed to and I’ve gone for long walks and had loads of naps,” he says, not even trying not to sound bleak.

    [...]

    The Bond movie became the first big film to postpone release, although when we meet in London he doesn’t know why that decision had been taken so early. “I honestly have no idea,” he says. “I just got a text message from Barbara... They never explained.” Perhaps because it’s called No Time to Die. We laugh. Perhaps a little too manically, because we know scary times may follow.
  • StarkStark France
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Whenever I listen to Cary, it makes me wish he directed SF-NTTD or at least SP-NTTD.

    SP and NTTD as a proper, written from the ground up two parter. I believe John Logan originally pitched Bond 24 and 25 as a two parter, that would've been cool.

    Yeah. It would have, even if I'm not a fan of continuity in Bond films. I prefer standalone Bond adventures. But if Cary did SP, it would have been cool.

    Bringing back directors immediately can be risky, as they tend to repeat themselves. But since someone like Cary did True Detective, he surely knows how continuity works.

    I love Cary but he couldn't have done anything right with Spectre script.
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