0 Title (Group Decision Field) - 'Semper Occultus'.'Always Secret' (proposed title - 'Semper Occultus' is the motto of MI6. I picture it being used in the film during an encounter between Moneypenny and Bond, during which Moneypenny asks how Bond is coping and how he's dealing with the anger and survivors guilt - 'Semper Occultus," he responds. "Always secret".)
1 Bond - George Lazenby
2 Bond Girl 1 (Main ie Pussy Galore/Kissy): Mia Farrow as Summer Long, American peace activist.
3 Bond Girl 2 (Minor ie Tilly Masterson/Aki):
4 Bond Girl 3 (Background Girl - Dink/Ling):
5 Henchman (a la Oddjob):
6 Villain 1: Telly Savalas as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (though the movie should be about Bond tracking him down - therefore he will not appear throughout the film, just in a final confrontation)
7 Villain 2: Richard Burton as Robert Walker (a rival agent Bond has crossed paths with before; currently employed by Blofeld)
7b Villain 3: A Body/Voice Double as Irma Bunt (to be confirmed)
8 M: Bernard Lee
9 Moneypenny: Lois Maxwell
10 Q: Desmond Llewelyn
11 Ally 1:
Re: Locations - feel free to use multiple locations within a given country but we should avoid repeat locations unless absolutely necessary.
12 Pre-Titles Location: Northern Italy
12b Location A: The Maginot Line, Franco-German Border
13 Location 1:
14 Location 2: A series of caves populated by incredible crystals somewhere in eastern Macedonia
15 Location 3: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (the ship was comissioned in 1969 on voyages from Southampton to New York so would have been quite topical. I imagine that Bond would pursue the secondary villain onto the ship from Location 2 to Havana [via Southampton and New York])
16 Location 4: Havana, Cuba
17 Location 5: Niagara Falls (where Bond has his final confrontation with Blofeld)
KEY PLOT POINTS
18 Villains Plot: Ostensibly this is a revenge movie - with Bond chasing after Blofeld. There will, however, be a side-plot with Bond following a second villain (and foiling his plot) in order to reach Blofeld.
19 Pre-Title Sequence Stunt: Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, Italy is being used as a 'dead-drop' by SPECTRE. A dead-drop is what they call a place where organizations leave parcels for other agents in bins, under park benches, etc. Bond finds it's a dead-drop location and follows someone to a crypt at the cemetery. Bond sneaks in, opens the coffin and takes the note from the corpse but gets into a fight in the crypt with someone. He defeats them, throws them into the coffin and shuts the lid on the man and the corpse, making some witty retort in the process. As Bond prepares to exit the crypt, tucking the piece of paper that was dead-dropped, we find that the crypt has been rigged to blow--and as Bond runs to safety, the explosion whites out the screen, which segues to the main title sequence.
19b Irma Bunt Scene: See Here
20 Major Stunt 1:
21 Major Stunt 2:
22 Major Stunt 3: Bond hopes to draw Blofeld out of hiding; he works with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and there is a furious gunfight in a suburban house -- several of the Mounties are killed, but Bond captures one of the team, forcing him to spit out a cyanide pill before he can use it... and, thus, he learns where in Canada Blofeld is.
23 Finale Stunt: Bond dies - literally. Torn apart by the presence of Blofeld, he lets his emotions get the better of him an attacks without thought for his situation. A SPECTRE sniper hidden somewhere up behind Bond, shoots him from a distance. Two bullets lodge themselves in Bond's chest and he collapses into an expanding pool of his own blood, with Blofeld watching on. Bond's last words are an expression of disbelief, not that he is about to die (his psychological assessment shows that he does not expect to live until retirement), but because he was shot by an unseen and un-named lackey and not by Blofeld himself. Blofeld retorts that Bond was never worth his time (thus explaining why he "didn't recognise" Bond in Piz Gloria - he did recognise him, he just wasn't bothered by it) and walks away as Bond bleeds out. Cut to a hospital room with the main girl who tells him that he he was technically dead for six and a half minutes before he could be revived. This revelation is enough to force Bond into giving up his quest for vengeance.
23b Closing Moment: Bond spends time with the main girl, sliding a picture of Tracey into his bedside cabinet - he's moving on from her death. We cut to MI6 where M, Monypenny and Q are standing at M's desk and looking at dozens of photographs of Blofeld, showing him in locations around the world - Tokyo, Cairo, Kathmandu, Beijing, Sydney, Key West, Madrid. Moneypenny: "How are we going to tell him -" M: "Carefully"
24 Bond's Car (inc. car gadgets - if any):
25 Gadget 1:
26 Gadget 2:
27 Director: Peter Hunt
28 Music By: John Barry
29 Themetune 'Always Secret' (a la 'On Her Majesties Secret Service') By John Barry
30 "Almost" written by Buddy Kaye and Ben Weiseman, arranged by John Barry
31 Song sung by: Elvis Presley
32 Titles Designed By: Maurice Binder
33 Description of Titles:
Nice scene - but I thought there'd been some agreement that Bond would believe he had killed Blofeld, thus setting up the final scene with M, Q and Moneypenny and the photographs of Blofeld around the globe. It might need some reworking, but the basic idea of Bond being shot and almost dying could definitely work.
I don't think Blofeld should be shot, only to be found alive. That's pretty much a cliche with the villain avoiding certain death. I just watched an episode of CHUCK where Timothy Dalton did exactly that, and Blofeld himself has done it in the films (like at the end of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE). A re-tread would just get tired. I think it would be much more powerful for Bond to confront Blofeld and have the criminal mastermind exactly where Bond wants him, and just before he goes for the killing shot, the sniper takes him out. I think it would be way more interesting to see Bond's obsession with killing Blofeld ultimately leading to his downfall, and to have Blofeld think of Bond as little more than a bothersome fly while Bond thinks of Blofeld as his mortal enemy. I'd also love to see a scene where Bond simply lets go and all his rage and frustration boils to the surface at once - like when he's lying on the ground, bleeding from a near-mortal wound after working so hard to find and kill Blofeld, and Blofeld is standing right there in front of him, but he's so far away that he might as well be on the other side of the world. Bond can do nothing but watch him walk away as he gets swallowed up by darkness.
As for the final scene, it could be M and Moneypenny discussing reported sightings of Blofeld rather than pictures of him (because Blofeld took pains to keep his face hidden from even his inner circle, so I don't see why he'd suddenly allow himself to be photographed a dozen times). I read M and Moneypenny's dicsussion about breaking the news of Blofeld's whereabouts as being careful because they have no idea where he is, and they don't even know if the photos and sightings are genuine (which would foreshadow the use of body doubles). So they have to be careful because Bond has spent years looking for Blofeld, and he got so close and could do nothing about it. Plus, Bond very nearly died at the end of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN in a similar fashion - I believe it was Leiter who just saved him.