Thursday, January 24, 2008

And the next Bond title is.....

"Quantom of Solace"..

What the fuck does that even mean? Well, apparently the title is actually steeped in spy lore. Quantum of Solace is the title of a short story in For Your Eyes Only, a 1960 collection of short stories written by Bond creator, Ian Fleming. Fortunately, it seems that the plot of the short story (James attends a boring dinner party with a group of socialites he can’t stand and after making an offensive remark is told a story about the love affair between a former civil servant and a flight attendant) has been completely nixed from the film. What the hell was Fleming thinking when he wrote that?

This new adventure sees Bond (Daniel Craig) out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America. Camille (Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko) leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), member of a mysterious organization and a ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.

Other short stories in the same collection have been made into other films ranging from the dreary Miami Vice-esque Timothy Dalton flop "License to Kill" (based on The Hildebrand Rarity) to Roger Moore's most serious, low-tech, and arguably second best adventure "For Your Eyes Only".

'Only' used much of its plot from the story 'Risico' - a title mentioned in conjunction with this film before. Certainly Olga's Camille character sounds similar to the Melinda Havelock character from 'Only' who was memorably played by French actress Carole Bouquet.

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1 comment:

  1. I don't understand why so many people have their panties twisted over the title. I don't give a flying shit what the title is, I'm gonna see it. Do people go to the movies to watch a title of the movie, or watch the movie itself?

    Casino Royale, to me, is the best Bond film. So I will be there opening day for this one.