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Odd Jobbies

Member Since 18 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2017 11:27 PM
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In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

09 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

I hope the script is worth the wait this time.

 

Craig's films except Casino Royale have been pretty scrappy in some way or another...

I've found that with Sprectre if you simply turn the telly off the moment Bond flies away from Blofeld's exploding desert lair the movie is significantly improved...

 

I find everything up to that point to be a wonderful Bond movie, with some very classy and nuanced dialogue, direction, performances and score.

 

It's just the last act of the movie that sucks balls - particularly in the script department; it totally gives up on suspension of disbelief and turns into a superhero tv movie.

 

One of these days i'll recut the end, lopping off the London rubbish, cutting instead to a 'To Be Continued...' slate. Then straight to end credits. Sure, C's fate will then be unresolved, but that's a small price to rescue the tone and class of that majestic, dark thriller of a movie.


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

09 August 2017 - 07:03 PM

 

Yes, and then there was that originally planned last line of SPECTRE. 

Aw, don't be a tease! What was the line?


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

08 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

So...what exactly is keeping BOND 25 from taking off sooner?

It's always the script.

 

They've spoken to everyone; nailed down their directorial wish list and no doubt spoken to other talent behind and in front of the camera. But none of these major players are gonna say yes until they've read a script.

 

I hope that Eon will pass P&W's script under a (far) more talented writer's pen of before the hackneyed dialogue and simultaneously convoluted, yet over simplistic plotting scares off the talent.


 

Why on earth would they swap the order of YOLT (Shatterhand rumour) and OHMSS?

 

I think they've mistaken Bond 25 using 2 books as source material for Craig doing 2 more movies.

 

Imo opinion it's far more likely the end of OHMSS will be the pre-titles of Bond 25, thereafter following Flemings YOLT.

 

It'd hardly be a remake, since hardly any of the book is in the Connery movie and by calling it Shatterhand the average punter won't glean any connection to Connery's YOLT.

 

This makes sense, Odd Jobbies.

 

I initially wondered why people on here were so keen to see remakes of movies or books, when I have always been a fan of fresh, new stories. However, having seen the original plans for SPECTRE with Irma Bunt, etc, it seems that this could be a likely scenario.

 

Hmm... Would you mind PM'ing me with a tip on where to find these plans? I'd love to have a butchers!   ;)


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

07 August 2017 - 07:03 PM

Why on earth would they swap the order of YOLT (Shatterhand rumour) and OHMSS?

 

I think they've mistaken Bond 25 using 2 books as source material for Craig doing 2 more movies.

 

Imo opinion it's far more likely the end of OHMSS will be the pre-titles of Bond 25, thereafter following Flemings YOLT.

 

It'd hardly be a remake, since hardly any of the book is in the Connery movie and by calling it Shatterhand the average punter won't glean any connection to Connery's YOLT.


In Topic: BOND 25 confirmed for 2019 release

06 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

 

News dried up again...


Here's some more (probably) made up tabloid nonsense for you :)

http://www.express.c...Spectre-Bond-25

 

Interesting! I've not heard the Craig Vs Mendes angle before.

 

Could well be codswallop, but then again, Craig looked hugely uncomfortable delivering the cringeworthy gags in SF that were not present in CR and QoS. If Mendes was equally uncomfortable with them, then surely they'd have been cut. So could there have been some tension on this count - i'd guess so.