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Whishaw's Q is the new Quatermaster. He's not the first.
We cracked it! :D
Thomas Bond is actually Sean Connery Bond 🧠 (kidding kidding!)
Well Bond won it whilst (kind of) on a mission. He was technically awol at the time and then drafted onto the Le Chiffre thing, so maybe everything he did there got post rationalised as an official mission- or maybe signing it over to MI6 was the only way he could afford to get it shipped home! :)
Thanks for sharing! A lot of those bits were on the Criterion release, the commentary or the making of feature.
Already posted the mag as a pdf. Scroll up
1) Page 48-51 interview with Hans Zimmer (Dune & Bond music talk)
2) Page 64 with Cary
That’s true, nearly forgot about him. Can’t wait to see him in the film though.
I'm not complaining honestly. Frees up space for other films to do better.
I supposed you are referring to the fact that Sean's first name actually is -- sorry, cannot get used to any past tense for him -- Thomas. Sean is his middle name. He was called "Tommy" and "Big Tam."
> “How can MGM not be worried? So much of its profit is tied to Bond,” Handler says. “They can’t afford for it not to do well.”
I mean...a week ago they said more or less through the trades they can't afford another delay because of marketing cost.
Not too mention other reporting that EON wants it out fearing it'll grow stale.
The situation isn't going to drastically improve COVID wise for years. They know this.
Also "MGM can't afford x" is kind of irrelevant. They can't afford anything 😂 that's why they are selling the farm!
We’re not talking small numbers by any metric.
Whether that translates to people not wanting to go to the cinema I don’t know. But that’s just in this country. Globally we’re coming into autumn / winter for most of the population.
It's never going to be ideal timing for the next few years, that's the reality. You can either bite the bullet and accept it, or keep playing the cards that the next wave won't be worse or the next variant won't be worse.
It's all a gamble. All the timing is "silly".
And this second bit — why would "MGM" be worried and be inclined to move if, as the prior paragraph says, the Broccoli's have the final say and it is their fault it wasn't released on the streamer?
I could be totally misreading this, it could get delayed. But this article smells like you-know-what!
EDIT: This also bears note. The unions are coming out HARD against the Amazon buy-out, because of its threats to even further vertically integrate the industry. A major concern with the move to streaming (that Christopher Nolan rightfully brought up last year) is the studios can skirt contractual obligations to the union funds and reduce payouts. https://deadline.com/2021/08/wga-ftc-amazon-mgm-merger-1234825214/
Wasn’t it an MGM executive who said last week at the CinemaCon even that NTTD is 100% sticking to its current date?
A valid point! A bit perplexed by the timing of this Variety post, considering a Universal/MGM production (Candyman) literally just overperformed expectations last weekend.
Trying to figure out the motivations of this article. The timing doesn't make a lick of sense to me — if a delay was *truly* imminent, why would they have dated the documentary for five days from now and continue to promote it? The trades aren't Woodward and Bernstein, they are extensions of studio PR departments.
Granted, they did have a trailer/Craig on Fallon *right* before the last delay. One would think they've learned their lesson PLUS the COVID situation has objectively improved relative to last year.
It doesn't make sense to me. It would have made more sense a few weeks ago, but not now when things are genuinely looking up in theaters — "Free Guy" did extremely well, "Candyman" did well. Lots of buzz "Shang-Chi" is tracking well. "No Time to Die" got a ton of buzz at CinemaCon, trailer got received well...
The purpose of the Variety article, like every other news article these days, is to generate controversy and attention which leads to clicks which leads to $$$ for Variety. They’re just speculating and stirring up the pot.
It would be such a spectacular shot in the foot for Eon to delay it at this point. Like you said, a few weeks ago I could have seen it but now it seems too late with all the buzz it’s generating.
Something to keep in mind is that Top Gun was slated to come in Thanksgiving. It’s quite possible that Covid will be a lot worse by Thanksgiving than in only 4 weeks from now. Different time horizons.
With the possibility of endless “ variants” , it’s time to move forward; NTTD is leading the way.
That's what I think, yeah. It's not like last year where there's an active threat. We have a vaccine that works. Venues are open, nowhere is shutting down.
If NTTD is good, people will see it.