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Old July 29 2012, 08:51 PM   #1186
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^ Hitch did direct Cary Grant in the first Bond movie. It just happened to be called North by Northwest and the hero wasn't called James Bond, but it's basically the template for Bond movies.

Nolan's admiration for the Bond series was evident in Batman Begins, with its globe-trotting scope and the fact that the villain had been created in the 1970s by Denny O'Neill as an answer to the James Bond bad guys. And, of course, you have Inception's OHMSS tribute scene.

As regards light-heartedness, I think that there was more humour and wit in Nolan's Batman series (even TDKR) than there was in e.g. Quantum of Solace or Licence to Kill. The relationships between Bruce and Alfred or Bruce and Lucius were exactly the sort of thing you'd expect in a Bond movie between 007 and M or Q.
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Old July 29 2012, 10:33 PM   #1187
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Rush Limborg wrote: View Post
Still...can Nolan be sufficiently "witty"--lighthearted--to do a Bond film? Hitch could, but...I'm not sure if Nolan is a little too much to "dark", style-wise....
From 'Batman Begins':

Bruce: "You had me declared dead?"
Alfred: "Oh, actually it was Mr. Earle, he's taking the company public. He wanted to liquidate your majority shareholding. Those shares are worth quite a bit of money."
Bruce: "Well, it's a good thing I left everything to you, then."
Alfred: "Quite so, sir. And you can borrow the Rolls if you like. Just bring it back with a full tank."

Fox: "I analyzed your blood, isolating the receptor compounds and the protein-based catalyst."
Bruce: "Am I meant to understand any of that?"
Fox: "Not at all, I just wanted you to know how hard it was. Bottomline I synthesised an antidote."
Bruce: "Could you make more?"
Fox: "You planning on gassing yourself again, Mr Wayne?"
Bruce: "Well, you know how it is, Mr Fox. You're out at night, looking for kicks, someone's passing around the weaponized hallucinogens."

From 'The Dark Knight':

Dent: "Yeah, Rachel talks about you all the time. You've known her, her whole life!"
Alfred: "Oh, not yet, sir."
Dent: "Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?"
Alfred: "Oh, you have no idea."

Alfred: "I suppose they'll lock me up as well. As your accomplice..."
Bruce: "Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea."

Fox: "Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands; and your plan, is to blackmail this person?" ... "Good luck."

Alfred: "Did you get mauled by a tiger?"
Bruce: "It was a dog."
Alfred: "Huh?"
Bruce: "It was a big dog!"

From 'Inception':

Arthur: "It would have to be a 747."
Cobb: "Why is that?"
Arthur: "Because in a 747, the pilot's up top, and the first class cabin's in the nose, so no one would walk through. But you'd have to buy out the entire cabin. And the first class flight attendant..."
Saito: "I bought the airline." ... "It seemed neater."

I could go on, but I think I made my point.
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Old July 29 2012, 11:59 PM   #1188
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Nolan's Batman Trilogy more than had enough humour in it. As pointed out, so did "Inception". He could more than pull off a Bond film IMO with all the elements that are expected in it as well.
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Old July 30 2012, 01:13 AM   #1189
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Granted, he does use humor--and uses it well. It's the kind of humor that's important. I'm just concerned that the "heightened emotion" I tend to see Nolan prefer (which he channels well, don't misunderstand)...might not "fit" with Bond.

But I'm willing to be proven wrong on that. Nolan is one of our time's giants of cinema.
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Old July 30 2012, 01:17 AM   #1190
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Still...can Nolan be sufficiently "witty"--lighthearted--to do a Bond film? Hitch could, but...I'm not sure if Nolan is a little too much to "dark", style-wise....
James Bond films encompass a variety of tones -- from the dark and deadly serious (Casino Royale) to pure camp (Thunderball), and everywhere in between. I see no reason to think that Nolan's sensibility wouldn't work with one of the darker, more earnest incarnations of the James Bond franchise.
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Old July 30 2012, 03:13 AM   #1191
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^Perhaps. But for the record--I wouldn't classify Thunderball, probably my favorite Bond film so far, as "pure camp". I'd imagine one of the Roger Moore films--say, Moonraker--would better qualify.

Also...I'd say Casino Royale wasn't so dark/serious at, say, TDK--at least until Vesper's betrayal, anyway....
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Old July 30 2012, 03:26 AM   #1192
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I think Diamonds Are Forever qualifies as camp even more than Moonraker does.
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Old July 30 2012, 04:08 AM   #1193
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I think Diamonds Are Forever qualifies as camp even more than Moonraker does.
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Old July 30 2012, 09:52 AM   #1194
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Part of me would really like a Nolan Bond film...just not sure I want a bum aching 3 hr Bond film...
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Old July 30 2012, 12:41 PM   #1195
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Who are you kidding? You know you would love it.
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Old July 30 2012, 05:50 PM   #1196
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^^ QFT!
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Old July 30 2012, 08:33 PM   #1197
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There will be a new trailer tomorrow and there's a preview of it at this link. Yes, previews of trailers, that's what it's come to.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=93098
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Old July 30 2012, 08:39 PM   #1198
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I'm excited. Previews of trailers, teasers, full blown ones, doesn't matter. I need moar!!
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Old July 30 2012, 08:41 PM   #1199
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^ Actually, even the preview looks pretty good!
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Old July 30 2012, 08:46 PM   #1200
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That's quite some trailer preview cliffhanger!
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