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Old October 1 2008, 12:21 PM   #31
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Re: "Quickness" of Solace

If you're into the story of the film the run-time generally isn't an issue. I've seen three hour movies that flew by in no time at all because I was enthralled with the plot, and 90 minute movies that dragged on for an eternity because they sucked.

This doesn't give me any cause to worry about the quality of the film.
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Old October 2 2008, 07:23 AM   #32
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No big deal because it's the same writers and Marc Forster who's a good director. The story will be good.

Plus remember, CR set up most of the plot elements for this, since this is the first true sequel to a Bond movie. I think the 106 will be lean and fulfilling. Plus that car going off the cliff looks crazy awesome. And Olga looks crazy hot. And Bond looks crazy pissed.
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Old October 2 2008, 02:31 PM   #33
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I thought OHMSS was the longest Bond movie to date?
Casino beat OHMSS by 4 minutes.

OHMSS: 140 min
Casino Royale: 144 min
Does that include the credits? Because I think the credits to CR went on a lot longer than OHMSS.

Whilst I was of the opinion that, for all its good stuff, Casino Royale was too long (and badly paced with it) a 106 minute film seems a tad short for Bond, especially if rumours about a 20 minute pretitle sequence are true!
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Old October 2 2008, 04:55 PM   #34
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It's funny but I really like it up until they get to the casino then it just all grinds to a halt.
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Old October 2 2008, 05:43 PM   #35
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Old October 2 2008, 05:51 PM   #36
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Re: "Quickness" of Solace

Ian Fleming's original Bond novels were generally quite short - Casino Royale was 192 pages, for example. They were tight, taut thrillers that focused primarily on plot, and it worked pretty well.

There's nothing wrong with a short movie if the story is told well, in fact, it would be in keeping with Fleming's original style.
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Old October 5 2008, 12:47 AM   #37
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I prefered Tomorrow Never Dies to GoldenEye because there was less random filler (and GoldenEye had worse pacing issues than Casino Royale, especially in Southern France and Russia).
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Old October 16 2008, 06:38 AM   #38
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To be honest, there's at least twenty minutes I'd cut out of Casino Royale. Most of which involve Bond sitting around recouperating. I don't think anyone goes to see a Bond movie to watch Bond lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair doing nothing for twenty minutes.
I enjoyed those parts. It was nice to see that side of Bond.
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Old October 16 2008, 11:28 AM   #39
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Casino Royale didn't feel as long as that to me. Maybe I was just into the story, and din't notice the long length.
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QoS does not need to set the story as CR did so am not surprised that this is shorter though I expect the 3rd film which is the final part of this loose trilogy like story will be somewhere in between and then I wonder if Craig will extend his contract, I think not.
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Old October 16 2008, 01:38 PM   #41
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To be honest, there's at least twenty minutes I'd cut out of Casino Royale. Most of which involve Bond sitting around recouperating. I don't think anyone goes to see a Bond movie to watch Bond lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair doing nothing for twenty minutes.
I enjoyed those parts. It was nice to see that side of Bond.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service did a considerably better job of Bond in Love without such scenes.
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