No Time to Die production thread (MINOR SPOILERS ALLOWED)

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  • Posts: 766
    Mr_Beach wrote: »
    Have you seen the instagram story Fukunaga posted today?

    No. Please, go on. . .
  • DonnyDB5DonnyDB5 Buffalo, New York
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    He must be part of the “all cops are racists” crew. Smh.
  • DonnyDB5DonnyDB5 Buffalo, New York
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    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    He must be part of the “all cops are racists” crew. Doesn’t he realize there are police officers who are African American too? Smh.

  • tqbtqb
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    Tell us how you really feel
  • Posts: 766
    I have no idea what Fukunaga posted; I'm not on Instagram. Regardless, this promises to be a thoughtful discussion. . .
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
    Posts: 501
    I know there was a line in the Total Film publication that Blofelds voice is heard at the Cuba gathering. I think it might only be those two scenes for Blofeld though. Unless someone has another theory or information.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited March 23 Posts: 1,939
    jake24 wrote: »
    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?

    Yes, in a more serious Guy Hamilton/Tom Mankenwicz type of situation. They didn’t cast Christoph Waltz to waste him, in only one movie.
  • Posts: 80
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    jake24 wrote: »
    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?

    Yes, in a more serious Guy Hamilton/Tom Mankenwicz type of situation. They didn’t cast Christoph Waltz to waste him, in only one movie.

    There's no way they'll carry this storyline over to the next Bond so they'll have to wrap it up here.
  • fadetoblack7fadetoblack7 Chicago IL
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?

    Part of me believes that Blofeld will be involved in the showdown at Safin’s lair in a significant way.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    I wonder if Safin will take a page out of Blofeld’s playbook and print off some headshots of Craig’s important adversaries to elevate the final showdown LOL

    Sorry, still bitter about that poor, poor decision...
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    I wonder if Safin will take a page out of Blofeld’s playbook and print off some headshots of Craig’s important adversaries to elevate the final showdown LOL

    Sorry, still bitter about that poor, poor decision...

    Mendes is a skillful director and far too skillful for some of the crap that happened with SP. I sometimes wonder if he intentionally went overboard with stuff like the headshots, out of some sort of bitterness.
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    TripAces wrote: »
    I wonder if Safin will take a page out of Blofeld’s playbook and print off some headshots of Craig’s important adversaries to elevate the final showdown LOL

    Sorry, still bitter about that poor, poor decision...

    Mendes is a skillful director and far too skillful for some of the crap that happened with SP. I sometimes wonder if he intentionally went overboard with stuff like the headshots, out of some sort of bitterness.

    It's really something, isn't it? When you actually type it out: "he pasted up photocopied headshots of actors from the last few films" . . . well, it sounds laughably awful.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    octofinger wrote: »
    TripAces wrote: »
    I wonder if Safin will take a page out of Blofeld’s playbook and print off some headshots of Craig’s important adversaries to elevate the final showdown LOL

    Sorry, still bitter about that poor, poor decision...

    Mendes is a skillful director and far too skillful for some of the crap that happened with SP. I sometimes wonder if he intentionally went overboard with stuff like the headshots, out of some sort of bitterness.

    It's really something, isn't it? When you actually type it out: "he pasted up photocopied headshots of actors from the last few films" . . . well, it sounds laughably awful.

    You could apply that to pretty much any of the classic Bond films though. "We'll have our first look at him when he appears with a dead seagull on his head"
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    It’s not just Bond, just read, ‘ Indy climbs into a refrigerator which is then thrown several miles by an atomic blast; upon landing he exits , dusts himself off and carries on’ .
    Spielberg signed off on that. Lol.
  • MalloryMallory Are you ready to get back to work?
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    octofinger wrote: »
    TripAces wrote: »
    I wonder if Safin will take a page out of Blofeld’s playbook and print off some headshots of Craig’s important adversaries to elevate the final showdown LOL

    Sorry, still bitter about that poor, poor decision...

    Mendes is a skillful director and far too skillful for some of the crap that happened with SP. I sometimes wonder if he intentionally went overboard with stuff like the headshots, out of some sort of bitterness.

    It's really something, isn't it? When you actually type it out: "he pasted up photocopied headshots of actors from the last few films" . . . well, it sounds laughably awful.

    His heart wasn’t in it, unlike SF, so didnt really care in the end.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
    edited March 23 Posts: 3,719
    I wonder if Mendes missed Roger Deakins though. I know Deakins doesn't write scripts. But maybe if Deakins were to be with Mendes again, it might have spurred Mendes on to do something great. I look at 1917 and I can't believe it's the same man who directed SP.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?

    I've wondered in general how much Blofeld may appear in this.
  • DeerAtTheGatesDeerAtTheGates Belgium
    edited March 24 Posts: 511
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    jake24 wrote: »
    Does anyone think we will get a final confrontation between Bond and Blofeld outside the prison exchange?

    Yes, in a more serious Guy Hamilton/Tom Mankenwicz type of situation. They didn’t cast Christoph Waltz to waste him, in only one movie.

    There's no way they'll carry this storyline over to the next Bond so they'll have to wrap it up here.

    At the same time, I'm not sure if they want to close the door on Waltz' Blofeld completely. We have no idea what their thought process is for the series moving forward, or if they have thought of that at all. I get the feeling they don't have anything in place yet. So I think they might keep Blofeld alive to always have the possibility to bring him back if they want to.

    And, as others have said, I don't think he appears very much at all in this film. We know he puts Bond (back?) on Safin's track, with help of Madeleine and her backstory. But the film feels very Safin-focussed from that point on, culminating in the bunker/lair scenes.

    So my guess: either he gets killed after his one scene in London (which I'd find anti-climactic) or there's a quick shot of him escaping, again. I really can't see a climactic showdown with Bond happening. Also factoring in that Waltz was reportedly spotted on set for just a week.
  • fadetoblack7fadetoblack7 Chicago IL
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    I can’t see Waltz returning for a different Bond actor.
  • edited March 24 Posts: 457
    While I'd agree that Waltz probably won't come back, from a story line perspective, I'm sure they're going to have some kind of cliffhanger for Blofeld, most likely that he escapes.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Would be pretty foolish to end this one on any sort of cliffhanger, considering it's Craig's last and I'm sure the next era is a good four or five years out.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I think a conclusion that is vague, but implies that Bond is alive followed by a lingering shot of Blofeld in a dimly lit cell would work. Bond has won and Blofeld has lost.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    Of course it will be vague. Blofeld is too valuable/iconic a character to just definitively kill off because it’s Craig’s finale. They will use him again under a different actor at some point in the future. No doubt in my mind.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Once again, I feel it was pretty foolish introducing Blofeld in the fourth film of Craig's era. Would've been so much smarter saving him for the next era, but alas.
  • edited March 24 Posts: 190
    Did Fukunaga say this film was taking inspiration from the YOLT novel or am I misremembering? Maybe Bond dispatches Blofeld at the end in a similar manner.

    Though I think it’s more likely we won’t get much more Blofeld than the scene shown in the trailer.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Once again, I feel it was pretty foolish introducing Blofeld in the fourth film of Craig's era. Would've been so much smarter saving him for the next era, but alas.

    I agree, seeing Blofeld imprisoned , SPECTRE destroyed, with no hope for freedom would offer a satisfying conclusion to the Craig era.
    I’m hoping that the next incarnation begins with a clean slate. ; of course Blofeld is always possibility; if he is, hopefully the character will be treated differently, with more mystery and buildup to his eventual reveal.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 34,255
    talos7 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Once again, I feel it was pretty foolish introducing Blofeld in the fourth film of Craig's era. Would've been so much smarter saving him for the next era, but alas.

    I agree, seeing Blofeld imprisoned , SPECTRE destroyed, with no hope for freedom would offer a satisfying conclusion to the Craig era.
    I’m hoping that the next incarnation begins with a clean slate. ; of course Blofeld is always possibility; if he is, hopefully the character will be treated differently, with more mystery and buildup to his eventual reveal.

    That's all I want, honestly, a completely disconnected and separate era where Bond is off on various, unrelated missions yet again. I'm sure after the success of the Craig era, however, we'll get anything but. I just hope this time, if they do want to weave a narrative thread through the entire era, they plan it from the beginning.
  • MalloryMallory Are you ready to get back to work?
    edited March 24 Posts: 1,200
    If you have seen the Omega advertising, its not much of a surprise, but confirmation Bond had a gadget watch:

    https://007store.com/products/james-bond-q-branch-top-trumps
    Before Bond has a final confrontation with Safin, Q equips him with a new addition to his watch. It now includes the ability to emit a powerful electromagnetic pulse.
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