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Another look behind the scenes of QUANTUM OF SOLACE!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... I like these "Behind the Scenes" features that MGM has been giving us with QUANTUM OF SOLACE... not so much trailers as they are teasers that show us a glimpse of where in the world they're shooting, the look and feel of the James Bond universe - and I have to say... it's working, at least on me. That one overhead shot of the location in Panama feels otherworldly... and the idea of an old school prop plane dogfight... that's exhilarating. I love Bond going retro. Well... here... you take a look for yourself...

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  • March 19, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I really liked

    by Stevie Grant

    the the first one, hope this doesn't disappoint.

  • March 19, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig's Face Is Pants

    by MasterBateman

    Keep it alive!

  • March 19, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I gotta admit

    by Stevie Grant

    Marc Foster's scarf doesn't lead one to infer, "Hey, this is a director that understands Bond is manly," but...

  • March 19, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    i agree

    by vaudeville villain

    Casino Royale sparked an otherwise non-interest in Bond for me... definitely looking forward to a bit of Solace.

  • March 19, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by Nairb The Movie

    is what Stevie Grant should have said...

  • March 19, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I've never said

    by Stevie Grant

    "FIRST" and I never will. Most likely because I read the article before posting... and don't like to showcase the embarrassing number of times I check this site daily. I swear I have a life.

  • March 19, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    On the contrary

    by second cousin of phartegod

    I think his name is pretty bugnuts.

  • March 19, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by second cousin of phartegod

    I meant face

  • March 20, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by FlyinHawaiian30

    I won't be able to sleep tonight until somebody explains to me what "Daniel Craig's Face Is Pants" means.

  • March 20, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    someone's insecurity is showing

    by frankenfickle

    xyz masterbateman.

  • March 20, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Dame Judi Dench..

    by nolan bautista a girdle

  • March 20, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST


    by FlyinHawaiian30

    You're looking mighty cardigan today. Myself, i feel a bit jock strap.

  • March 20, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Olga Kurylenko

    by Horace Cox

    Yummy. I'll be taking my special popcorn bucket with the hole in the bottom to this one.

  • March 20, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Richard "Jaws" Kiel=

    by nolan bautista

    giant underwear

  • March 20, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by Stevie Grant

    Thanks for the explanation. I have read every story I have come across concerning this film, and none have brought this up. It's good to know the title is based on something from the books (instead of some focus group finding those words cool).

  • March 20, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Is Judi Dench going to follow him around again?

    by Prossor

    bitch was everywhere in the last one, is she his field partner? And whats up with all the bond-girl equals too, and there's too much emotional drama in these movies. Barbara Broccoli is running the series into the ground.

  • March 20, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Still Desperate...?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    All this over presentation. What other film needs to cuddle up to you this much? It's not even a mark against the film, it's just over-marketing...;-p

  • March 20, 2008, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton

    by second cousin of phartegod

    I wouldn't mind sweeping her chimney.

  • March 20, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    *sigh* why do so few English-speaking people...

    by The Grug

    understand English? Here's 'the pants' put in context for you: "Compared to most talkbackers, The Grug's English is the pants"

  • March 20, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Marc Forster...

    by The Grug

    And is it just me or is Marc Forster the gayest acting and sounding straight man you've ever seen?

  • March 20, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Most of the modern Bonds have taken little more than the title f

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    The opening scene of Casino Royale was the best thing in a Bond movie in the last ten years. The, not so much. I absolutely hated the scene where he sucked on the chick's fingers in the shower. That was so fuckin' creepy and not Bond-like at all. My interest in Bond kinda peaked with Goldeneye. I went back and watched all the old ones (Moore..blech!), read all the paperbacks, and then the one with Michelle Yeoh came out and it pretty much sucked. Series has been downhill since. I gotta see more of this upcoming one.

  • March 20, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    The Pants? How stupid. Bees Knees are better.

    by xevoid

    As in, compared to comparing something to "the pants", this comparison is "the bee's knees".

  • March 20, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Why cant people get that Bond is a relic now?

    by wowsah156

    They had their chance to make Bond relevant for the 21st century in Csino Royale and they failed. Bond works best has an anti hero, and the movies dont deal with that. Meh. Bring on another Bourne movie please.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Royale with no Cheese

    by board shitlez

    Flick was ace. Incidentally it's the Dog's Knees or the Bee's Bollocks. Get it right.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    I hear this one is about Connect Four

    by skywalkerfamily

    Bond enters a high stakes Connect Four game.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Worst Grammar Ever

    by Frijole

    So this is all y'all got? Just a bunch of random, knee-jerk fanboy rantings? Safely anonymous hatings on a project, any project, just cause? This gets you off, does it? I'm so thrilled to be a part of such an important internet fan-based chat site where we can exchange bon mots about our favorite projects. You know... I'm all for the random dissenting opinion, but this hating for hating's sake is retarded. Keep talking your shit... you know as well as we that you'll be there opening day. In the mean time, keep your sad little 4-inch chubbies in check, cause you know this shit talk gets you off when you tell all your other "cooler-than-thou" buddies all about how you "totally slagged the new Bond movie on a fan-based website." Sigh. I'd recommend a hobby, but it sounds as if your local chapter of Magic the Gathering is sick of your shit already. The Bond franchise has been totally re-invigorated, re-imagined, given a whole new supply of plasma to the bloodstream, and kicks major ass upon anything since Connery first lit a cigarette and said, bored, "Bond... James Bond." And if you don't understand why it does than I'm not going to waste the time to eludicate to your narrow-minded viewpoint. To those of you who are in support of this continuing project: I don't think any true thanks is in order from the likes of me... you reward yourselves by enjoying this effort. And Trick_Ster... go back to school and actually stay awake during your 4th grade grammar class.

  • March 20, 2008, 4:13 a.m. CST


    by CeejayNightwing

    And naturally you'd prefer a ridiculously simplistic title like Casino Royale 2..? The title is excellent but you're not quite cultured enough to recognize that. In terms of the short story it is based on and the theme of the movie having Bond hell bent on systematically destroying the organization that killed his love; "Quantum of Solace" is perfect. It's because of the likes of you who simply can't understand the English Language beyond Phat, Dope, Bitches and Ho's, that they consider most Americans to be too stupid to understand titles of movies they've had to market under simplified new name like: Harry Potter and the "Sorcerers" Stone instead of "Philosophers" (yes they reckoned not enough of you Yanks understand what that means! Or License "To Kill" instead of License "Revoked" which was the original Bond film title and got changed to the complete opposite just because they didn't think anyone in the US knew what "Revoked" ment! Thus so many US films have unimaginative, basic titles with a number stuffed at the end just to make counting the series easy for them like being in kindergarten. Hopefully this excellent title will not go through that route and remain as it is despite the simpletons and halfwits of the world with popcorn for brains.

  • March 20, 2008, 4:15 a.m. CST


    by CeejayNightwing

    Oh and "Pants" is northern English slang for something that's not very good i.e Crap or Rubbish!

  • March 20, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    No pants,

    by DC Films

    James Bond goes Commando.

  • March 20, 2008, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton =

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    instantly boinkable

  • March 20, 2008, 5 a.m. CST

    Quantum of Solace is a cool Bond title

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Classy and sophisticated. What do you want? Tomorrow Never Dies? Die Another Day? Jeez.

  • March 20, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Frijole & CeejayNightwing

    by batmans_pants

    Brilliant posts. Seriously.

  • March 20, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST


    by Pandas

    Adding to the "Pants" discussion, and therefore throwing this Bond talkback off on even more of a tangent, as well as the North of England I think it's been a term for something that's not very good all over the UK (certainly here in Wales) since I was a kid, so at least 15 years. So "Daniel Craig's Face is Pants!" is an insult, not a compliment.

  • March 20, 2008, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by xwoof

    In British English pants only ever means 'underpants'. In recent years it's often been used as a term of mild abuse, eg 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets is pants'. Clearly, Daniel Craig's face isn't pants. Tom Cruise's acting is.

  • March 20, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Damn, i want this out now

    by filmcoyote

    along with Iron Man, Dark Knight, Wall-E, Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder. Oh, for a Delorean!

  • March 20, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Something TV will never have: legit location shooting.

    by CreasyBear

    Yet another reason why I'd rather put in a DVD than watch a TV drama. Alias would show "Cairo", then a stock-footage establishing shot, then suddenly you're in a temporarily de-touristed EPCOT showcase. Or when X-Files showed what was ostensibly a forest in the FL panhandle, and we had a curious number of evergreen trees everywhere that screamed ACTUALLY VANCOUVER. Shoot on site! Money is no object to me!

  • March 20, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I really liked the vibe I'm getting from this

    by just pillow talk

    I'm hoping that the new Bond is 2 for 2. And that was pretty fucking cool how low that plane flew to the ground. <p>Oh, and count me in the "Gemma boinkable club".

  • March 20, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by Gungan Slayer

    can't wait

  • March 20, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Bond sucking on Vesper's fingers was "creepy"?

    by Osmosis Jones

    I thought that was one of the film's more moving moments, myself. Bond showing a vulerable side he hasn't displayed since OHMSS. But I guess real Bond fans just want him delivering smirking "I have to keep the old t TIP know, I have the THRUST of things..." innuendoes.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    nice logo at the end..

    by couP

    olga looked a little like zeta-jones when she smiled at first

  • March 20, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Gemma? ehh...

    by Mr. Osato

    I'd rather give a cum shower to Olga myself...

  • March 20, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by DC Films

    ...are you the baby from Family Gut? And shame on you Mr Osato, you naughty!

  • March 20, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Take Your Matt Damon

    by JAGUART

    And stick him up your ass you tweens.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    God Craig's run needs to be over, wanna know who will follow

    by donwillymo

  • March 20, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    RIP James Bond

    by Sithdan

     We haven't seen James Bond since 2002's Die Another Day. I wonder when 007 will return, if ever. No more over-the-top plots involving megalomaniacs bent on world domination, no more outrageous gadgets, no Q, no Moneypenny...I miss you, Mr. Bond. Please come back soon!

  • March 20, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    how you know your director is a pompous ass

    by ArcadianDS

    he thinks his choice of locations are just as important as the work of the movie's actors.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    gemma + olga

    by Shigeru


  • March 20, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by Bill Brasky

    ...and you 'my friend' are too stupid and lacking in basic grammar skills to finish with the other end of your parenthesis. Maybe movie companies and publishing houses need to rethink the titles of movies and books for you Limeys who like to use run-on sentences and who can't fathom how to use a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, ( and ), used to enclose parenthetical material in a text.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I didn't realize we saw Bond in Die Another Day..

    by just pillow talk

    I thought that was just a utter shit movie. Don't worry Sithdan, you have plenty of your over-the-top Bond movies to watch over and over again. Hey, I enjoyed most of those movies too, but I really like Casino Royale and am very hopeful this one will follow in the same vain.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    These Bond movies are so fucking good

    by dr sauch

    Seriously, Casino Royale was like the perfect movie. I'm sure this won't disappoint. And so what if Forster looks/sounds gay? If there were no gay (or effeminate) guys in hollywood, kiss goodbye to many, many of the movies you've loved. My PCR reaction is done, I need to stop typing. New Bond rules, talkbackers suck.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Where is the taxi!

    by WatertownSurfer

    I hope its in the trailer!

  • March 20, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Rise above it Harry!

    by Automaton Overlord

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  • March 20, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    CeejayNightwing pt. 2

    by Bill Brasky

    Yeah, and I guess that "No Country for Old Men" was one of those stupid 'Yank' movies that you hated because it was just so amateurish and moronic. The simpletons and halfwits of the world with popcorn for brains have spoken and here's what they say: REVOKE: (Revoked) as in, Great Britain's status as a world power has been REVOKED. Now, they must resort to squabbling over a few rocky islands half a world away just to ensure themselves that 'the sun never sets on the British Empire,' and following an American preisdent around the world like a little lost puppy. Gosh Ceejay, for a country full of idiots who can't seem to fathom any films unless they have numbers at the end, your nation sure does emulate us! The sad thing is, I actually started to agree with what you were talking about until you started to flame my nation of origin. Who the fuck cares, really? Stay over there in your little cesspool of an island, with your bad teeth and your high taxes. Enjoy your self-described high-brow nature and continue to write long and completely uninteresting titles for books and movies. I'm glad that I was born where I was born. Are you?

  • March 20, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    by Bill Brasky

    Here's to Bill Brasky!!!

  • March 20, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Us queers have been producing Bond for years what's the problem?

    by Smashing

    If you want Bond made by straight people go rent XXX and then come and tell me you don't want us making your movies better. We could be doing the Oz sequels you know instead of wasting our time with a one trick character.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Out 10/31 in the UK!

    by Zardoz

    Might be a good time for a trip to jolly old England! I loved Casino Royale and this looks like it's in good hands so far, so, fingers crossed! (and the title's growing on me, more and more!)

  • March 20, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The girls = HT

    by performingmonkey

  • March 20, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    The girls this time = HOT!!

    by performingmonkey

    The British girl is excellently hot, and in a young Moneypenny sort of way.

  • March 20, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Gemma boinkable club

    by Wacky Noodle

    where do I sign up? This movie looks great. Casino Royale was the best Bond film ever, and I can't wait for this one.

  • March 20, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Is Arterton taller than Craig?

    by Christopher3

    Or is she standing on the curb?

  • March 20, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    by the way


  • March 20, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Bill Brasky...

    by DC Films

    Wow, some of you are very sensitive about this. To be honest i thought that CeejayNightwing wasn't implying that Americans are dumb, but that Hollywood studios assume that Americans are dumb. He's saying that the Studios underestimate their countrymen incredibly with these patronizing dumbed-down name changes. I agree with him - you should be pissed at the studios, rather than someone for pointing this out! And it ain't just you guys that are getting the 'nanny-treatment' - i was annoyed at 'Live Free Or Die Hard' being released here as Die Hard 4.0, as though the studio thinks we Brits are too dumb to work out that LFODH is a Die Hard movie. As it turned out DH4 was pretty dumb, so i guess the Brit title was a better fit after all.

  • March 20, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    @DC Films

    by Baron Karza

    The film industry believes most people ARE dumb, and the ones who arent dumb are ripping them off by downloading movies. Another example is Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone (book & movie) being renamed 'Sorcerer' because we Americans have no fucking idea what a Philosopher is. s'My take.

  • March 20, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    By the way, when does Torque 2 come out?

    by Baron Karza

    I like to see motorcycles explode. AWESOME!!!

  • March 20, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Gemma is not taller than Craig....she's standing on a curb..

    by Forestal

    I'm pretty sure he's a few inches taller at least.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    This Bond will kick ass

    by Bot-Bot

    They've got an incredible crew - the best of the best bond film guys are working on this, plus some great locations - and airplanes. I look forward to seeing an old-fashioned dogfight with a DC-3. And to you naysayers, you're so pants.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by stamper

    We haven't seen James Bond since 2002's Die Another Day. ARE YOU SERIOUS ? WE HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE OHMSS AND NOW HE IS BACK !

  • March 20, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Gemma is the new Carey Lowell.

    by riskebiz

    Something lackluster about the females in this. They seem very pedestrian as actresses. I know, there isn't much to see her other than a line or reaction or two ... but they seem very Carey Lowell/Talisa Soto'esque. A bit of step down from Eva Green's on screen presence.

  • March 20, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by Sithdan

    Yes, I AM serious. I LOVED Die Another Day. I saw it four times in the theaters. I've only seen Casino Royale once...As I sauntered out of the theater, I was trying to digest what I had seen. It was another damn Jason Bourne flick. Too realistic. James Bond is NOT supposed to realistic. We need villains like Blofeld attempting to take over the world, wacky gadgets and TONS of special effects. BTW, I enjoyed OHMSS, too.

  • March 20, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale was better than any Bourne movie

    by skywalkerfamily

    Typical Bourne Movie scene - Hello, it's Bourne. I'm in the next room!

  • March 20, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Back To Pants

    by FlyinHawaiian30

    When I asked yesterday what the slang "pants" meant in that context, I asked only because I was unfamiliar with the colloquialism, not that I don't understand English, or at least American English. Of course, I wouldn't expect all English-speaking peoples to understand every bit of slang used in this area of the country and I certainly wouldn't accuse any of you of being ignorant for not knowing. So therefore, sheesh and suck haole-boy!

  • March 20, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    *suck it

    by FlyinHawaiian30

    damn my luck!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton as whack fodder

    by snappy

    Can be seen in a short-skirted school uniform in the recent pale remake of the classic St. Trinian's film. Haven't seen the film, but it did prompt me to buy the originals on DVD, but I expect she'll be wearing stockings too.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Let's go Belmont Bruins!

    by just pillow talk

    Fuck Duke.<p>snappy, we can only hope she appears in another short-skirted school uniform in this one. I don't care how, just work it into the script.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Gee, kind of a bland cast aside from Daniel.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Casino Royale had an awesome cast compared to this.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Amen, Stamper!

    by deathbird

    OHMSS was released in what, '68? And it took them almost 40 YEARS to make another great Bond film. And I thought the 25 year gulf between Empire and Sith was bad...

  • March 20, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    This is looking fucking good...

    by poeticwarriorII

    I just wonder how many times Bond had to whack it to a copy of Hitman before he could go on set without pitching a tent in his suit pants?

  • March 20, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    RIP Bond jerkoffs : take your martinis and shove it

    by quantize

    you tards...they reinvented Bond perfectly with Craig grow the fuck up

  • March 21, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    OHMSS and FRWL shit all over Casino Royale

    by Prossor

    Casino Royale isn't fit to lick the shit from OHMSS/FRWL's shoes, they are classics. Casino Royale is a convolutaed schizoid trying to be everything to all movie fans and ending up a clusterfuck. I agree with Bond movies not being realistic, Casino Royale was the pits, Bond movies are supposed to be FUN, you want realism go watch a documentary on the CIA/MI6 and enjoy that. they're fucking FANTASY the way Fleming intended them, chug liquor, smoke like a chimney, fuck women, and beat the shit ouf of crazy assholes while trading witty remarks with one another, not some guy with an imploding face and sucking on lemons in post-modernistic slick-hollywoodized bourne/bauer-flavored twaddle screeching out "I DONT GIVE A DAMN" (the teen crowd got a kick out of that i'm sure) and peeling-back-the-layers nauseum like "my armor is all gone you've stripped it from me" "whatever i am, i'm yours", did George Lucas help write these?

  • March 21, 2008, 9 a.m. CST


    by Sithdan

    Man, you said it perfectly.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by LegoKenobi

    i want daniel craig in mine. that's right, you heard me.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Fun Thread This

    by peter skellen

    Is there some sort of mod who can tidy up when people start insulting/making generalisations about entire countries? I hate that crap. Regarding Quantum Of Solace, I bow to no man in my complete nerd appreciation for all things James Bond...but Eon are so far up their own arse now it's almost vomit inducing. You'd think casino Royale was Chinatown or something. The fun of Bond has been lost.