"James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

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  1. Rush Limborg

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    ^May I say--Bond looks right a home, protecting/defending Queen and Country--in this case, a bit literally....

    "This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."

    *sigh* :(

    Cue Barry's original Bond theme, with this.... :techman:

    The sooner they post the HD IMAX trailer, the better. For now, though...

    I just LOVE how he lands in the back of the train, straightens...and adjusts his suit cuffs. :lol:

    Classic Bond!
     
  2. Lonemagpie

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    IMAX trailer looks good, but it'd be nice to hear the dialogue!
     
  3. JarodRussell

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    Speaking of TDKR, I badly want Christopher Nolan to write and direct a James Bond film.
     
  4. Brikar99

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    I felt that way after watching "Inception"
     
  5. Rush Limborg

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    ^Interestingly enough, many have readily compared Nolan to Alfred Hitchcock. (I am one of them, BTW.) I recall reading that the great Hitch almost directected the first Bond film, which would've had Carey Grant as Bond. For whatever reason, though, nothing came of that.

    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....
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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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.
     
  7. Kai "the spy"

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    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.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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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.
     
  9. Rush Limborg

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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.
     
  10. Sci

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    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.
     
  11. Rush Limborg

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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....
     
  12. Aldo

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    I think Diamonds Are Forever qualifies as camp even more than Moonraker does.
     
  13. Saga

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    agreed.
     
  14. Starkers

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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...
     
  15. Emh

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    Who are you kidding? You know you would love it.
     
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  18. Admiral_Young

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    I'm excited. Previews of trailers, teasers, full blown ones, doesn't matter. I need moar!!
     
  19. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Actually, even the preview looks pretty good!
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    That's quite some trailer preview cliffhanger!