Bond 26 Title

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2021 Posts: 17,781
    mtm wrote: »
    Gosh I remember almost nothing of Cold! That rings no bells. They did fall off a cliff towards the end, although I do remember finding Seafire to be reasonably straightforward fun.

    It's been aong time since I read them too but I remember getting those two novels together in December 1998 and reading them one after the other. I actually ordered them both from the JBIFC which you could still do back in those days. I'd already got one of my favourites from Gardner, Never Send Flowers, earlier in the year so I was able to read all of those linked novels in order.

    SeaFire was to me a partial retread of Licence Renewed (the oil spillage plot recalled the nuclear meltdown plot from that earlier novel) and Icebreaker (the neo-Nazi revival/Fourth Reich stuff). If you like, it was the The Man with the Golden Gun of Gardner's Bond novels in that it was a partial reworking of two previous Bond novels. The Man with the Golden Gun reworked the Hoods Congress idea from Goldfinger and the train sequence from Diamonds Are Forever. Even the detailed dossier on Scaramanga was a reworking of the dossier for the destruction of M. Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. All of this is perhaps suggestive of the relative dearth of new ideas in the latter stages that results from writing a long series of spy thrillers about the same main character. There is perhaps a certain limitation that applies the brakes in spy fiction which isn't as present in the likes of, say, science fiction where the sky (and beyond!) is literally the limit and where literally anything can, and does, go.
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    Some Fleming-esque 'forevers':


    Forever In The Mind's Eye

    Forever In Your Service


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    Myself, I would go for the short and to the point 007.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    No Time To Die II: Safin's Revenge
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited November 2021 Posts: 14,921
    AceHole wrote: »

    Forever In Your Service[/b]

    I guess it could sound a little obsequious depending on the tone of voice used (
    :P ) but there's something in that one, yeah; nice.

    Forever is a nice one though.

    Nothing Is Forever
    Who Needs Forever
    It's Only Forever
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    You Only Complain Twice

    No Time To Die V: Bond's Dream Child
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    edited November 2021 Posts: 1,727
    mtm wrote: »
    AceHole wrote: »

    Forever In Your Service[/b]

    I guess it could sound a little obsequious depending on the tone of voice used (
    :P ) but there's something in that one, yeah; nice.

    Forever is a nice one though.

    Nothing Is Forever
    Who Needs Forever
    It's Only Forever

    Or 'Forever in Her Service' if old Lizzie snuffs it by the time B26 is produced, as a bit of a gesture... :P
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    It will be one word title.
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    mtm wrote: »
    Gosh I remember almost nothing of Cold! That rings no bells. They did fall off a cliff towards the end, although I do remember finding Seafire to be reasonably straightforward fun.

    Is so funny you say hat I hated most of the Gardner books then I read that one and was like wow Gardner can write fun adventures like Benson who knew
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    Die
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    Risico
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Risico

    I knew you'd say that. Can't imagine why? ;)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited November 2021 Posts: 13,894
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    You Only Complain Twice

    No Time To Die V: Bond's Dream Child

    I can't wait for pt VII..... Barbara Broccoli's New Nightmare.
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    StormBreaker
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    AceHole wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    StormBreaker

    I loved these books as a kid!
  • RyanRyan Canada
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    Notimetodie
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    "JB"
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    edited November 2021 Posts: 1,727
    Plenty of traditional English idioms & expressions left to toy with...

    Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

    Better Dead Than Never

    The Worst Of Both Worlds

    The Spy Before The Storm

    The Devil's In The Daylight

    Leave No Spy Unturned
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    CloudWeaver

    Stormchild
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    AceHole wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    CloudWeaver

    Stormchild

    How about dreamweaver




  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    AceHole wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    CloudWeaver

    Stormchild

    How about dreamweaver




    I actually had Dreamweaver in mind before I realised, whilst half-watching Toy Story 3 beside my daughter, that was a Gary Wright song (it appears briefly in TS3) :>
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 9,767
    AceHole wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    AceHole wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    CloudWeaver

    Stormchild

    How about dreamweaver




    I actually had Dreamweaver in mind before I realised, whilst half-watching Toy Story 3 beside my daughter, that was a Gary Wright song (it appears briefly in TS3) :>

    It can still work hell bond can take on a villain who only talks in 70’s song titles but will Bond be knocking on heaven’s door or will he be stayin Alive


    I’ll see myself out
  • MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    It will be one word title.

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    Covfefefinger
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    "Risico" sounds good.
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    edited November 2021 Posts: 1,727
    MSL49 wrote: »
    "Risico" sounds good.

    Well, yes...and no.

    As much as I & many fellow Bond enthousiasts would love EoN to use this (cos it's Fleming, innit?!), the word 'Risico' just has very low international PR potential.
    It essentially just means risk in almost every Latin language, and most Germanic ones too, allowing for slight deviations in spelling...
  • AceHole wrote: »
    As much as I & many fellow Bond enthousiasts would love EoN to use this (cos it's Fleming, innit?!), the word 'Risico' just has very low international PR potential.
    It essentially just means risk in almost every Latin language, and most Germanic ones too, allowing for slight deviations in spelling...
    Still, the same could be said for "Spectre" isn't it? And, beyond the critical reception of the film, the announcement of this title was quite praised at the time by fans and general moviegoers. "Risico" is not my favorite opinion for B26, but I don't think linguistic considerations are to take too much into account.
  • DavidWebbDavidWebb Somewhere
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    Calipso... sounds like it could be something nefarious Bond has to take down.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited November 2021 Posts: 3,497
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    You Only Complain Twice

    No Time To Die V: Bond's Dream Child

    I can't wait for pt VII..... Barbara Broccoli's New Nightmare.

    And what about the big finale:

    Blofeld's Revenge... The Final Nightmare
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Earthshaker
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