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Poll: SPECTRE or Spectre

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#31 JCRendle

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

Seems to me, it is whatever Fleming intended is the way one should respect it.

Absolutely, but it wasn't a Fleming invention, was it?

 

 

Debatable... 



#32 Blofeld's Cat

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:51 PM

 

Seems to me, it is whatever Fleming intended is the way one should respect it.

Absolutely, but it wasn't a Fleming invention, was it?

 

 

Debatable... 

 

Best left to it's own thread too, I guess.  :happy:



#33 Simon

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:00 AM

Ok, then it is whatever the writing conglomerate intended and was thus consigned to literature history.



#34 Gobi-1

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

We should spell it as SP.E.C.T.R.E. :P



#35 DaveBond21

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:36 AM

It doesn't really matter either way, but I prefer Spectre. That way it can take on other meanings than just the organisation. And the fans know it's referring to that anyway. 

 

I prefer the capitals but this of course is a good point - the movie will mean both the organisation and a spectre from Bond's past.

 

A bit like Quantum of Solace!



#36 007jamesbond

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:47 AM

it make sense that spectre will have a double meaning both organization and a ghost from the past......



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

I'll just go with if this is an abbreviation for SPECTRE as we know it, or if it will be a double meaning for old and new fans of Spectre to mean:

 

 

spectre (ˈspɛktə) or specter

n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a ghost; phantom; apparition
2. a mental image of something unpleasant or menacing:


#38 Vauxhall

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:58 PM

The other very strong confirmation of the capitalisation/acronym is the hashtag used on the official 007 accounts - #SPECTRE.

Unnecessary capitalisation on social media is a big bugbear so it won't be for emphasis, and its predecessor was #Skyfall.

#39 sharpshooter

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:15 AM

The other very strong confirmation of the capitalisation/acronym is the hashtag used on the official 007 accounts - #SPECTRE.

Unnecessary capitalisation on social media is a big bugbear so it won't be for emphasis, and its predecessor was #Skyfall.

Yeah, I think that seals the deal.



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 02:13 AM

SPECTRE just sounds like something to not reckon with unlike Spectre.



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:40 PM

I agree that SPECTRE should be in all caps

#42 Guy Haines

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:20 AM

Regardless of whether it's Spectre or SPECTRE, I wonder if the actual organisation's title will turn out to be a name or an acronym? Will there be a "Dr No at dinner" moment when the villain explains that he belongs to - or is the head of - the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion? Or will SPECTRE turn out to be like "Quantum" - a name? A bit like these hedge funds that give themselves fancy names - in fact, there was a hedge fund named "Quantum" in real life. Or trade unions, at least in the UK - I belong to one that used to be the National Union of Public Employees. It's now called "Unison" -it's changed from an acronym to a name.

 

The reboot era has stuck to the spirit of Fleming's Bond but not necessarily the chapter, verse and detail - it could hardly be otherwise as we are sixty years on from the first books and over fifty years on from the first films and times have changed. Therefore it wouldn't surprise me that while we have a criminal syndicate named SPECTRE with an octopus symbol, the word "Spectre" turns out to be a name, not a word short for something.



#43 tdalton

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:02 AM

It's pretty clear that it's meant to be SPECTRE.  The official press release uses all caps when naming the film while not doing so when referencing Skyfall.



#44 JCRendle

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:48 AM

It's pretty clear that it's meant to be SPECTRE.  The official press release uses all caps when naming the film while not doing so when referencing Skyfall.

 
http://www.sonypictu...10311_bond.html
 
So did the Skyfall press releases

#45 tdalton

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:50 PM

Well, I stand corrected. :)

 

However, if you look at the copyright information on the SPECTRE footage that was released this week, the film title is labeled as SPECTRE whereas the copyright infromation on the Skyfall trailers is listed as Skyfall.



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

However, if you look at the copyright information on the SPECTRE footage that was released this week, the film title is labeled as SPECTRE whereas the copyright infromation on the Skyfall trailers is listed as Skyfall.

That's a good point :D

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:15 AM

Sony Pictures Brazil confirmed the translated title as "007 Contra SPECTRE", so I think we should see SPECTRE in the end. ;)



#48 JCRendle

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 02:38 PM

Sony Pictures Brazil confirmed the translated title as "007 Contra SPECTRE", so I think we should see SPECTRE in the end. ;)

So this seemingly confirms that the English title is SPECTRE rather than Spectre :D

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:13 AM

Regardless of whether it's Spectre or SPECTRE, I wonder if the actual organisation's title will turn out to be a name or an acronym? Will there be a "Dr No at dinner" moment when the villain explains that he belongs to - or is the head of - the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion? Or will SPECTRE turn out to be like "Quantum" - a name? A bit like these hedge funds that give themselves fancy names - in fact, there was a hedge fund named "Quantum" in real life. Or trade unions, at least in the UK - I belong to one that used to be the National Union of Public Employees. It's now called "Unison" -it's changed from an acronym to a name.

 

The reboot era has stuck to the spirit of Fleming's Bond but not necessarily the chapter, verse and detail - it could hardly be otherwise as we are sixty years on from the first books and over fifty years on from the first films and times have changed. Therefore it wouldn't surprise me that while we have a criminal syndicate named SPECTRE with an octopus symbol, the word "Spectre" turns out to be a name, not a word short for something.

 

Yes, there are lots of companies called Quantum in real life and most are older than the movie QOS.



#50 Marketto007

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

Sony Pictures Brazil sent me the official title logo art of SPECTRE in Brazil. :)
 
See it the logo in the link below:


#51 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:58 AM

It's SPECTRE for me as that is the evil organization's initials. Without the periods it still connotes a double meaning of ghostly apparitions.

 

I have to add that it's a great title and I love the octopus bullet hole logo.



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:23 AM

I notice that some Americans want to call it "Spectra". By having it as SPECTRE (an acronym) rather than Spectre the US may not be tempted to Americanize it as "Specter". A la Licence To Kill.



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:10 AM

We shouldn't give in to the Americans (No offence to our American cousins) - They may have had their way with Bond already, forcing Licence Revoked to become Licence to Kill and more recently changing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Sorcerer's Stone - but this is 2015, they shouldn't have a problem with SPECTRE - whether it is an acronym or not.

 

I know that the British can fall into this too - The British title to the Avenger's film became Marvel's Avenger's Assemble - in case we weren't able to distinguish between the Patrick Macnee, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg Avengers version and the Marvel series, but really - Film studios need to stop treating cinema goers as idiots. 



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:28 AM

We shouldn't give in to the Americans (No offence to our American cousins) - They may have had their way with Bond already, forcing Licence Revoked to become Licence to Kill and more recently changing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Sorcerer's Stone - but this is 2015, they shouldn't have a problem with SPECTRE - whether it is an acronym or not.

 

There shouldn't be any giving in on this issue, regardless of whether it's coming from the same lot of our fellow Americans who couldn't handle Licence Revoked or whether it's coming from somewhere else.  The film's title is SPECTRE.  Regardless of whether EON is going to keep it as an acronym or not, they've made it clear through the copyright information that the film's title is in all caps, rather than the incorrect spelling Spectre.



#55 JCRendle

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:48 AM

Wasn't the copyright information for Skyfall in all caps too?



#56 tdalton

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:55 AM

Wasn't the copyright information for Skyfall in all caps too?

 

No.

 

Both the teaser and theatrical posters list the copyright as 'Skyfall'.



#57 seawolfnyy

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:00 PM

Sony Pictures Brazil confirmed the translated title as "007 Contra SPECTRE", so I think we should see SPECTRE in the end. ;)


Not exactly subtle is it....

#58 tdalton

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

It'll be interesting to see if EON ever comes out and confirms whether the title is SPECTRE or Spectre.  The copyright information on the teaser poster indicates SPECTRE while the copyright information that follows the teaser trailer indicates Spectre.



#59 x007AceOfSpades

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:03 PM

I don't think it's really a major or even a minor issue.



#60 seawolfnyy

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:07 PM

I've been calling it SPECTRE, but I suppose it could be Spectre too. Like you said Ace, it really doesn't matter.




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