We Have All The Time In The World: OHMSS Turning 50

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  1. SantaEddie74

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    According to the producers, Bond should be just beyond the cutting edge of technology. Jame's Bond's adventures were never meant to be period thrillers, he was contemporary with his times. I can't see it happening. I would imagine they'll go back to the standalone missions with a new actor just starting over like all the others before Daniel Craig.
     
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    The next timeline reboot needs to start like Dr. No did. Bond's already been a 00 for a while and has at least something of a career under his belt. Have him be in his thirties and well-acquainted with how the intelligence world works.

    We already got an origin story in the Craig films and don't need another one.
     
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    Agreed. And with that in mind, what I'd like to see in Bond #26

    • A (mostly) fully formed 007 dropped into a mission.
    • A 007 who doesn't go rogue (slightly off piste but not out and out rogue)
    • Bond has a mission and he completes it within the confines of a standalone film.
    • Bond girls with agency
    • Another female villain, it’s outrageous that Elektra is all we’ve had
    • A villain with a defined plan
    • Love interests who are closer in age to Bond (at least don’t make them young enough to be his daughter!)
    • No more in-depth psychoanalysing of Bond! There isn't much left to tell.
    • Films that are lean, two hour 10 minutes long adventure films, not nearly three hours long tying up multiple loose ends from the last few films!
    • Don’t connect everything together, no more “Yes James, I was that paperboy!”
    • Fun
    • Humour
    • New screenwriters (there seem to be rumours that much of the Paloma stuff was Phoebe Waller-Bridge and with that in mind…)
    • A female screenwriter and/or female director.
    • No Aston Martins (controversial I know) but don't replace with a BMW!
    • No Walther PPK, would a 21st Century agent really use one?
    • No more bloody smart blood!
    • No more bloody Italy!
     
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  5. cardinal biggles

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    Other than "it's iconic," it made no sense going back to the PPK after giving Bond the P99 in Tomorrow Never Dies and then using it across five films (six if he used it in the pre-credits part of Skyfall).
     
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    How about having him be a spy again? The closest recent flirtation where Bond would play pretend was in Casino Royale where he booked himself at the hotel and right away abandons his cover identity.
     
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    I think they should go period piece. And since the 80s are in, I think it's time to cash in. Cold War shenanigans, Tripple-X, Gogol, sharks with lasers, the whole deal.
     
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    I'd go '80s or 1960s. The Man from UNCLE showed you can do a modern, big-budget production as a period piece and have it work.
     
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    I'll admit to being a little nostalgic for the flimsy cover stories that bad guys saw through in about five seconds, and the goofy secret phrases Bond would trade with his contacts when they met up.
     
  10. BILL Clay

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    Is Antarctica the only continent Bond hasn't visited yet?
     
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    In the movies, he hasn't. Not sure about the post-Fleming novels.
     
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    The Man from UNCLE lost the studio $80 million. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it but it didn't 'work' with a wider audience. Whether it'd be different with Bond is another question I guess.

    Always assuming Bond himself didn't tear through his cover and make sure the villain knew he was onto him right away (see Brosnan's quips to Carver about being adrift and lost at sea for example)

    Australia?
     
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  13. BILL Clay

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    And when was the last Bond film, if any, to restrict itself to one nation or continent?
     
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    The Man with the Golden Gun may have taken place entirely on the Asian continent.
     
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    ^Outside of MI6 headquarters, yes
     
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    Yep, the scene in M's office may have been the only scene in the entire film to not happen in Asia.
     
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    I'm wracking my brains and can't think of anything else.
     
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    I mean, technically Licence to Kill might but since we don't know if the country of Isthmus is supposed to fill in for Panama and whether or not it's located in North or South America we can't say for sure if that film happens on one or two continents(two or three if we include the brief scene of London and M's office).
     
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    OHMSS takes place completely in Europe.

    FYEO does as well, apart from a snippet in Moscow.

    FRWL is an odd one given Turkey sits across two continents. You could argue it takes place completely in Europe, but just as easily argue it doesn't!
     
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    I guess it depends on whether the action ever crossed over to the Asian side of Istanbul.

    And now that I think about it, I don't think they've ever filmed in Australia. So that's two continents.