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Title: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 14:20
Like it or not, the new Bond flick has a name... and now it has a teaser poster. There's also a mini behind-the-scenes featurette here (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=21955).

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Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Feb 2008 - 14:31
The title is actually growing on me now. I don't mind it at all, though to be honest it doesn't matter what it's called, I'm sold on it regardless as I think Daniel Craig is a wonderful 007.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 14:36
If you check out the comments under the featurette news story on Empire, there are still people moaning about him playing Bond. I thought he was brilliant; second only to Connery in his hay day. I'm really looking forward to the new flick and am curious as to what Forster will bring to the table, having loved most of his films I've seen (MONSTER'S BALL, STRANGER THAN FICTION, THE KITE RUNNER), though he certainly a controversial choice.

...see the BMWs are back for this one; reckon it has anything to do with Forster being German?  :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Feb 2008 - 14:43
Hopefully the BMW's are back so they can be blown up at every opportunity...
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:07
Not a fan? That reminds me of the Blue Fiesta Drivin' Piece Of Shit™ used to hate Volvos. Whenever he used to see one, he'd say "Oh no, it's a Vol-vo". Cunt.  :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:10
Not a fan? That reminds me of the Blue Fiesta Drivin' Piece Of Shit™ used to hate Volvos. Whenever he used to see one, he'd say "Oh no, it's a Vol-vo". Cunt.  :-\
::)
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 30 Jun 2008 - 13:05
The teaser trailer (http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/06/30/quantum-of-solace-teaser-trailer/) is up online – looks great. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 30 Jun 2008 - 15:03
The teaser trailer is up online – looks great. Can't wait.

"The first thing you should know is, ...we have people everywhere."

It does look great.  Thanks for the link, mate.  :P

Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Jun 2008 - 15:07
I'll never tire of hearing the Bond theme kick in like it does at the end of that trailer! Cool as fuck!

Can't wait for this one.  :'(
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: tigerheart76 on 30 Jun 2008 - 20:50
I'll never tire of hearing the Bond theme kick in like it does at the end of that trailer! Cool as fuck!

Can't wait for this one.  :'(

Hell yes! Liking the grimy feel of the film - goes nicely with the whole revenge angle... >:( Daniel Craig opening up another can of whup-ass, it's all good as far as I'm concerned!  Roll on 31 October!!  :P
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jun 2008 - 21:12
Looks great, is it some sort of other version of LICENCE TO KILL, considering he's on the run and M has sent them looking for him.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Jun 2008 - 21:21
Looks great, is it some sort of other version of LICENCE TO KILL, considering he's on the run and M has sent them looking for him.

It's based on a short story by Fleming from what I've heard.

Didn't pick up the 'on the run' stuff from the trailer to be honest Tanzi, I'll have to watch it again now...
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jun 2008 - 21:31

Didn't pick up the 'on the run' stuff from the trailer to be honest Tanzi, I'll have to watch it again now...
i may have read it wrong but it did seem a bit like that to me, might just be the way the trailer was edited together
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 10 Sep 2008 - 08:52
New trailer went live yesterday. Looking very good!

Theatrical Trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809961074/video/9655524/standardformat/)

Looks like Giancarlo Giannini is back on the right side too  :P

...oh, and remember to ignore the release date at the end if you live in the UK. Lucky for us, we get it on 31st October – a full two weeks before the US...
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Sep 2008 - 09:13
The new trailer's great isn't it? Looks like there's some amazing set pieces in this one, love the shot of Bond and the guy falling through the glass roof and then onto the scaffolding.

Are you dead sure the release date in the UK hasn't been moved as well Paul? I heard it had due to Potter being shifted to next July?
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 10 Sep 2008 - 09:19

Are you dead sure the release date in the UK hasn't been moved as well Paul? I heard it had due to Potter being shifted to next July?

It's still the 31st, according to IMDB and Launching Film.  :P

Bond was put back a week in the US after HARRY POTTER was bumped to take advantage of the holidays; it was originally due out there on the 7th.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Sep 2008 - 09:22

It's still the 31st, according to IMDB and Launching Film.

Bond was put back a week in the US after HARRY POTTER was bumped to take advantage of the holidays; it was originally due out there on the 7th.

Sweeet!  :P

I was starting to worry for a moment.

New trailer went live yesterday. Looking very good!

Theatrical Trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809961074/video/9655524/standardformat/)
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Sep 2008 - 11:48
Always go to see Bond at the cinema.

But i prefer to wait till it's been on a week or so, it annoys me to go to the cinema and there's first day cunts going to watch it dressed up in tuxedos thinking they are James Bond.

When i went with Paul one year (can't remember what one it was, it was Brosnan though) there was loads of them, we threw stuff at them laughing like mischevious children. :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 12 Sep 2008 - 14:49
A snippet of what to expect from Jack White and Alicia Keye's theme? Maybe:

Coke Zero Ad (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/sep/11/advertising.jamesbond)
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: The Hunchback on 14 Sep 2008 - 20:00
Looks great, is it some sort of other version of LICENCE TO KILL, considering he's on the run and M has sent them looking for him.

It's based on a short story by Fleming from what I've heard.




Actually, only the name is lifted from the Fleming Bond short story.
The short story itself doesn't have any action in it at all.
Bond bored at a party is told a story of two lovers.

P.S. Liked the visuals on the ad but wasn't feeling the music.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Sep 2008 - 20:02
Actually, only the name is lifted from the Fleming Bond short story.
The short story itself doesn't have any action in it at all.
Bond bored at a party is told a story of two lovers.

Ahh! I see, cheers for clearing that up.  :'(

Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: The Hunchback on 14 Sep 2008 - 20:05

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ynwXvKgstQ :-X
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 15 Oct 2008 - 10:54
See this went through the BBFC yesterday. At 106 minutes, it's one of, or if not, the shortest film in the series! Also, looks like the film was tinkered with during the editing process, a la CASINO ROYALE:

This film was originally seen by the BBFC in an unfinished version, for advice as to the film's suitability at '12A'. The BBFC advised the company that the film would most likely receive a '12A' as it was, but that care should be taken when finishing the film not to increase the intensity of certain scenes. When the completed version of the film was submitted for classification, reductions to one of those scenes had been made and the film was passed '12A' without cuts.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Oct 2008 - 15:09
First review is up at the BBC website...

Quantum Of Solace - BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7676637.stm)
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: MarcMorris on 18 Oct 2008 - 18:03
A friend of mine saw this last night - he wasn't impressed.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Oct 2008 - 19:59
A friend of mine saw this last night - he wasn't impressed.
As long as it's better than DIE ANOTHER DAY :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Oct 2008 - 20:02
As long as it's better than DIE ANOTHER DAY :-\

Good god yes, that film was shockingly bad.

Marc, did your mate enjoy CASINO ROYALE?
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: paperbag on 20 Nov 2008 - 11:39
I wish they used the Bond theme before the end credits
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Nov 2008 - 11:45
I saw this on the big screen last week. I was really impressed by some of the over the top action scenes and specially loved Daniel Craig's cruel impersonation of the character.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Nov 2008 - 13:17
I enjoyed it, i don't know why it get's slated so much, action packed and great from start to finish, even though i do prefer CASINO ROYALE this film is faster paced and it doesn't seem like a few minutes have gone by before we get some more action.

People moan about no gadgets or corny Bond one-liners but seem to forget in 4 years time the first film will be 50 years old. Cinema has changed and if it was made too much like the old Bond's (which incidentally i do think are great apart from DR.NO & DIE ANOTHER DAY) it would seem tame by today's standards and i think Daniel Craig plays this darker vision of Bond superbly.

If BATMAN can get all dark and recieve rave reviews so should Bond.

Watch and enjoy :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 20 Nov 2008 - 13:51
As I've said to Aarron in person, the same twats that have been moaning about the lack of gadgets and legacy ingredients (Q, Moneypenny, etc) are the same people that were moaning that there was too much of it in DIE ANOTHER DAY!

The fact is, people have way too much time on their hands and there's a big proportion of forum users that never have anything positive to say about anything. It's so much easier to be negative and pick faults, and I swear, some of these fools just don't want to be seen to like something in case other people rib them for it.

I thought QUANTUM OF SOLACE was great for all the reasons Aarron mentions. So it's not got much in the way of a story but the narrative was established in the previous film and therefore doesn't need much of one. Bond's motive is revenge and that's all we need to know. Would the sequel to CASINO ROYALE worked if it had had a more narrative-heavy plot? To be honest, I can't see any depth that could have been added to QoS to make it a better film. As it stands, it's a cracking, fast-paced revenge flick and definitely a worthy sequel to CR.
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Nov 2008 - 14:26
Cinema has changed and if it was made too much like the old Bond's (which incidentally i do think are great apart from DR.NO & DIE ANOTHER DAY) it would seem tame by today's standards and i think Daniel Craig plays this darker vision of Bond superbly.

If BATMAN can get all dark and recieve rave reviews so should Bond.

Well said, I couldn't agree more. Today's cinema is darker and more violent than the cinema of the 60s and the 007 character has been adapted to today's standards. The "charming playboy" Bond is dead. The new Bond is a cold-blooded killer. Gadgets and ladies come second. 
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 20 Nov 2008 - 14:48
Another thing that annoys me is that those that are most vocal in their disliking of the film keep drawing parallels between the new Bond films and the Bourne movies. As much as I have enjoyed the Bourne films, let's be completely honest; Craig's Bond owes more to the early Connery films than it does to the Bourne flicks. There would be no Bourne without Bond.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Nov 2008 - 15:20
Never seen any of the Bourne films and really don't feel the need to  :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: paperbag on 20 Nov 2008 - 18:01
I really like all the Bond films (even Die Another Day), I thought this was good.. very well acted but I didn't like the action scenes, the way they were edited made it not very exciting for me.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 20 Nov 2008 - 21:29
Never seen any of the Bourne films and really don't feel the need to  :-\

You should give them a go; they're actually very good, mate.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Nov 2008 - 21:39
Well, I didn't suggest they were bad... its just something about them that puts me off. probably the leading guy and the whole hype that surrounds them. I'll just wait until they get old  :-\
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: paperbag on 21 Nov 2008 - 07:47
Actually I take back what I said, it was much better the second time
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 21 Nov 2008 - 08:40
Well, I didn't suggest they were bad... its just something about them that puts me off. probably the leading guy and the whole hype that surrounds them. I'll just wait until they get old  :-\

I really disliked Matt Damon before seeing the first Bourne film, mate. Certainly made me change his opinion of him. If you're ever at a loose end and want to watch something a little more contemporary, give them a go  :-X
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Post by: Michael Blanton on 21 Nov 2008 - 16:33
Well, I didn't suggest they were bad... its just something about them that puts me off. probably the leading guy and the whole hype that surrounds them. I'll just wait until they get old  :-\

I really disliked Matt Damon before seeing the first Bourne film, mate. Certainly made me change his opinion of him. If you're ever at a loose end and want to watch something a little more contemporary, give them a go  :-X

I wasn't crazy about Damon either and was pleasantly surprised by the films.  Great energy level and lots of action.  :) >:(
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 14 Jan 2009 - 12:45
UK DVD and Blu-ray coming 23rd March.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jan 2009 - 13:00
Any news on whether there's an uncut version coming from any other country? I'd read that the UK version was pre-cut before BBFC submission.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: MarcMorris on 14 Jan 2009 - 13:44
I'm sure that the same version will now be issued everywhere as the changes were made whilst  the film was in post production.
Title: Re: Quantum Of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008)
Post by: Paul on 14 Jan 2009 - 14:53
I'm sure that the same version will now be issued everywhere as the changes were made whilst  the film was in post production.

That said Marc, CASINO ROYALE was seen during post-production and Sony were advised of the cuts but the longer version was still released in some countries.