The Bond Wishlist Thread

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  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Murdock wrote: »
    A soundtrack that is great and not lazily copied and pasted.

    Unlike your rescores?

    Surely you're not comparing fan videos made for fun with a score which was copied and pasted by a professional composer who was paid tons of money for working on one of the highest budget movies in history?
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    1. A script and execution that sees energy in every scene.
    2. I said in another post that it feels like Mendes "pussyfied" the character; so I'd like to see a Bond that bleeds again (how can you fight a monster like Hinx and come out unscathed?).
    3. A film with actual stakes, and obstacles in Bond's way at every turn.
    4. No need for Madeleine at all.
    5. I wouldn't mind a return to some kind of "ticking clock" countdown on a large scale (not what we saw in SP).
    6. No Scooby gang.
    7. No gadgets, but more "tools of the trade" (grounded as seen in CR and QOS).
    8. If it is DC in the role, play to his strengths; he's a physical actor, so release the chains Mendes slapped on him in SP-- less poseur and more doer!
    9. Yes, a bloody and explosive end... to Tanner.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,590
    Walecs wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    A soundtrack that is great and not lazily copied and pasted.

    Unlike your rescores?

    Surely you're not comparing fan videos made for fun with a score which was copied and pasted by a professional composer who was paid tons of money for working on one of the highest budget movies in history?

    If the adressee was another I wouldn t for sure.
  • Three beautiful Bond Girls, one of them Asian. All named for exotic birds.

    Moustached Parakeet, White-Rumped Shama, and Common Hoopoe?

    Or were you thinking more along the lines of Lory, Euphonia, and Barbet?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Okay, six beautiful Bond Girls. Two Asian.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    A hypno-gun.
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  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,547
    Okay, six beautiful Bond Girls. Two Asian.
    Twins, perhaps?
  • jake24 wrote: »
    Okay, six beautiful Bond Girls. Two Asian.
    Twins, perhaps?

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  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited August 2017 Posts: 4,469
    Seven-letter S-word title.
    Gunbarrel has another surprise like Bond visibly striding with firearm in hand. Maybe this time he swings 'round a UMP-45 as a droll homage to QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Plus the Brosnan years.
    Pre-titles action introduces a questionable actor (or his lookalike or CGI recreation) oft-rumored to take over the Bond role who plays a non-speaking character killed on screen early in the sequence. So it's not distracting.
    Pre-titles action teases the possibility of a female Bond.

    Title song "OO7 in New York".
    Titles are a combination of nude female figures and exotic birds encountered later in the film proper. Plus guns.
    At least one cgi bird is shot and explodes into a cloud of feathers.
    (No real birds are harmed in the creation of that sequence).

    Tanner in a major role solely operating from MI6 HQ.
    The rest of the MI6 regulars are on vacation and only mentioned in dialog by other characters.
    (Previous salaries of the involved actors are matched to keep them on retainer for BOND 26.)
    Bond gets his mission assignment at the headquarters then immediately leaves the UK and does not return during the film. Because that would be MI5 territory.
    Endemic bird life is used to introduce each locale.
    Product placement highlights fine spirits of each location the way Mount Gay Rum did at the Ocean Club.
    Three beautiful Bond Girls, one of them Asian. All named for exotic birds.
    Sacrificial lamb is male this time. Just playing the odds.
    Villain and villainous warrior henchmen are named for raptors with associated behavior foreshadowing the plot.

    London Underground couple, Italian opera man, and a new comic character holding a wine bottle on the sidelines simultaneously witness Bond in action.
    Assuming a cover, Bond is matched with a tricked-out silver 1981 Saab 900 Turbo.
    Bond brings Bond Girl to a safe house called Risico.
    Sheriff J.W. Pepper features a dead ringer for (or CGI recreation of) Mr. Clifton James, but he speaks a surprisingly strong New York accent.
    Homage to Warren Zevon in the dialog. Excitable Boy. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. Werewolves of London. Mohammed's Radio. Life'll Kill Ya (potential Bond title?). Work something out and work the melody into the score.
    Gut-buster boffo belly-grabber hilarious ending sets the audience up to think OO7 is on the phone with the US President
    but it turns out to be the President of Sony Pictures.

    Running time is exactly 2:11:00 (plus end credits, another 0:23:00).
    Film promises "James Bond Will Return... In
    SCARLET."
    End titles roll with a classy stand-alone musical piece or song lyrics having the potential to become popular.
    Chrissy Hynde could do it.

    You forgot: Bond finds a DVD, a Sony Blu-Ray, a flash drive with videos, and an old-time movie reel all marked: "Vesper--DO NOT WATCH."

    Suggested title: For The Birds.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited August 2017 Posts: 9,135
    jake24 wrote: »
    Okay, six beautiful Bond Girls. Two Asian.
    Twins, perhaps?
    Good thinking, @jake24.
    I could see that offering new directions for the franchise, maybe even a cross-over to the Toho Universe.
    Imagine clues leading OO7 to a volcano used as a secret lair only to find
    MAW-SOO-RAH!
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    Benefits: Craig looks taller next to The Twins.
    Complication: as Bond Girls, how to seal the deal with the diminutive twins.
    Also, The Twins must be able to sing or be dubbed with singing vocals.
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    Also, regarding @echo, I could have posted that but you see I was trying to show some restraint.
    "For The Birds". What a great sentiment.
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    Adele to sing the Bond 25 title
    A New Aston Martin & 007 to use a new Walther PPQ 45 calibre, Creed or the P99 again.
  • edited September 2017 Posts: 12,397
    A little thing but I'm really sick of the Bond theme playing over the credits (and is it me or has it been the same version since 2006?). It makes the Craig era endings feel too similar to one another imo. I'd prefer a song or a different piece of music or even the theme song for the film repeated to that same tired arrangement of the Bond theme.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,057
    Well said @thelivingroyale, They've been using the same CR Bond theme for SF and SP. QOS had a new but similar arrangement. I want to hear the Bond theme in the film, not at the very end of it.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,547
    Murdock wrote: »
    Well said @thelivingroyale, They've been using the same CR Bond theme for SF and SP. QOS had a new but similar arrangement. I want to hear the Bond theme in the film, not at the very end of it.
    How about both?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,057
    jake24 wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Well said @thelivingroyale, They've been using the same CR Bond theme for SF and SP. QOS had a new but similar arrangement. I want to hear the Bond theme in the film, not at the very end of it.
    How about both?

    I'd be fine with that.
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    I want a big huge brassy theme song, and for the car to be returned in pristine order. For once.rxmKcUF.jpg
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    .David Arnold to return.
    .A harder theme song like YKMN.

    .No mention of Madeleine, the Oberhauser connection, C or Nine Eyes, and the Quantum/Silva retcon. Pretend most of that didn't happen. Quantum was Blofeld's old organization that Bond exposed so he created Spectre. Silva has no connection to SP either.

    .The PTS features Spectre causing a citywide blackout in London and freeing Blofeld. Blofeld's first order:kill Bond. Maybe introduce Irma Bunt or bring back Hinx.
    .MAKE Craig wear better fitting suits. Bond is supposed to dress timeless not trendy.
    .Tropical locations. I wanna see some palm trees.
    .MUCH less use of the Scooby Gang. No Tanner at all.
    .A return to the style of CR and QOS.
    .An action director to helm the film.
    .Only have two or three scenes in London. Just have M give Bond the damn mission and be done with it for God's sake.
    .No yellow filter. It looks like somebody pissed all over Austria.
    Honestly I'm ready for a new Bond and soft reboot. This is the first time that I'm not really excited for the next Bond film. Shame.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Perhaps I'm in the minority here, but I don't wish to see the DB5 return for the next few films. I'd go as far as to say I don't want to see any Astons period (highly unlikely though). How about a film where he doesn't drive a car at all, e.g. MR.

    I think the recent films have been missing those amazing unique stunts we saw in the past like the ski parachute jump, skydiving etc., although the helicopter flip was cool, it wasn't never-seen-before/record-breaking stuff. Time for the producers to seek out something new/different.

    I'd love to see Hinx return. After his intro with the thumbnails, we didn't get to see him try them on Bond. He wasn't wearing them during the train fight, and his exit was left ambiguous whether he died or survived, so it seems likely that he will return.

    Also, let's see Felix Wrighter one more time! Remember his twitter comment 'eh, who's that brother?'. His return seems to be welcome throughout the fanbase- great actor, chemistry with Craig, etc. If he returns in B25, what are the chances of us seeing a South American location now that he's section chief?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,057
    Agreed 100%.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,691
    Yes - the DB5 is played out.

    I'd like:
    - Composer who writes melodies, themes for individual characters and weaves the title song throughout the score.
    - less screen time for MP, Q and Tanner.
    - No M in the field (or personal subplot for him)
    - Felix Leiter to return played by Jeffery Wright (would love to see him teamed up with David Harbour again - great pairing in QoS)
    - Standalone mission (I realise this won't happen and flies in the face of the last three films - but it is a Wishlist after all)
    - No Madeline Swan.
    - A quality chase with cause and effect - similar to LTK tanker chase.
    - If Blofeld is in it - id rather he was in the shadows - and they had another number two leading the charge - and that it was a classic tense countdown to avoid nuclear war and maybe an 'army vs army' battle.
    - Bond doing detective work
    - no going rogue, mi6 not being compromised, no 'technology hacking' as the central villainous plot.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited October 2017 Posts: 3,765
    No Astin Martin
    NO Twine boat theme for end credits
    NO Madeline
    Dominic Green returns (in flashbacks atleast to explain his death and where he stand or results from his work. Showing things he done and credit for it.)
    Country used car.
    Felix and Camile returns
    Back to l, American for Vesper video
    Vesper returns in flashbacks and Casino Royale delete beach scene. So we finaly can get good deapth about the chacter and her reasens.
    Group for the title song, exept movie be named Property of lady (or there must be good famale group.)
    Craig Armstrong as composer
    Less M, Eve, Tanner and Q so there is more time for Felix, Camile and Vesper.

    Daniel Craig returns (Confirmd)
    114 - 134 minutes
    Film
    QOS or Spectre cinematographer
    Dennis Gassner as production designer (Confirmd)
    Another stuntcoordinator (Confirmd)
  • Posts: 1,162
    Yes - the DB5 is played out.

    I'd like:
    - Composer who writes melodies, themes for individual characters and weaves the title song throughout the score.
    - less screen time for MP, Q and Tanner.
    - No M in the field (or personal subplot for him)
    - Felix Leiter to return played by Jeffery Wright (would love to see him teamed up with David Harbour again - great pairing in QoS)
    - Standalone mission (I realise this won't happen and flies in the face of the last three films - but it is a Wishlist after all)
    - No Madeline Swan.
    - A quality chase with cause and effect - similar to LTK tanker chase.
    - If Blofeld is in it - id rather he was in the shadows - and they had another number two leading the charge - and that it was a classic tense countdown to avoid nuclear war and maybe an 'army vs army' battle.
    - Bond doing detective work
    - no going rogue, mi6 not being compromised, no 'technology hacking' as the central villainous plot.

    To tell the truth I could very well do without Leiter ( and any other acquaintances of the past) but otherwise I wholeheartedly agree with every word you wrote.
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    Looking at the Bond 25 thread? Some official news asap!!! Lol!
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    Moneypenny to not be in it.
  • ForgodsakeIhateNamesForgodsakeIhateNames Venice (CR)
    Posts: 1
    I want a standalone movie. Personally, I liked Spectre at first but it has completely dropped for me since and I think a lot of people feel the same way. I understand if people want them to bring Blofeld back to improve upon what they've set up but I honestly think it's just not worth doing. I just want a great film that can stand on it's own, which you'd think they would have done with spectre since they were marketing it as a real classic Bond film. If you look at the Craig films, there is a pattern and it's that the standalone films worked best and were far more of a success with fans and critics alike. Even if the end of Spectre was so on the nose in it's attempt to set up a return for Blofeld at least he's supposedly in prison and so it could be assumed that he just stays there. Forever for all I care!
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    My one ask: Denis Villeneuve
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited December 2017 Posts: 15,423
    While not exactly a Bond 25 Wishlist, it's actually something I want Blu-Ray copies of the Bond movies to retain.

    BONUS/SPECIAL FEATURES

    Seriously, the featurettes, deleted scenes, alternate takes, alternate endings, extended scenes, trailers, Inside Looks, individual/collective crew interviews, music video, media tie-ins and other previews, etc.

    Whatever the hell happened to those? I terribly miss them!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 11,528
    I want to see the old style posters make a comeback. There's no excuse for this. There's countless talented artists out there who would do it for FREE just to get to work on a Bond film, or get their work noticed in general. Some of the fan artists on this forum alone make artwork that's light years ahead of what we get officially.
  • NSGWNSGW London
    Posts: 299
    QBranch wrote: »
    I want to see the old style posters make a comeback. There's no excuse for this. There's countless talented artists out there who would do it for FREE just to get to work on a Bond film, or get their work noticed in general. Some of the fan artists on this forum alone make artwork that's light years ahead of what we get officially.

    I'd love that too. Although I did like SP's posters quite a lot, all my favourite ones are from the 60s and 70s.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
    Posts: 2,725
    peter wrote: »
    1. A script and execution that sees energy in every scene.
    2. I said in another post that it feels like Mendes "pussyfied" the character; so I'd like to see a Bond that bleeds again (how can you fight a monster like Hinx and come out unscathed?).
    3. A film with actual stakes, and obstacles in Bond's way at every turn.
    4. No need for Madeleine at all.
    5. I wouldn't mind a return to some kind of "ticking clock" countdown on a large scale (not what we saw in SP).
    6. No Scooby gang.
    7. No gadgets, but more "tools of the trade" (grounded as seen in CR and QOS).
    8. If it is DC in the role, play to his strengths; he's a physical actor, so release the chains Mendes slapped on him in SP-- less poseur and more doer!
    9. Yes, a bloody and explosive end... to Tanner.

    Everything except maybe number 5 but you are on the right track, unlike the producers
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