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Quantum of Solace will have NOTHING from the story

Posted in Quantum of Solace with tags on January 28, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

IGN has an informative interview with Michael Wilson. Read the whole thing, but the money quote is:

Q: Will Quantum of Solace have anything to do with Fleming’s short story.

Wilson: No, it’s completely original, it doesn’t use any part of the short story.

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Slightly spoilery news about Quantum of Solace

Posted in Daniel Craig, Quantum of Solace with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

The London Times has an extensive interview with Mathieu Amalric, mostly about the demands of starring in The Diving Bell and Butterfly, but he also discusses Quantum of Solace.

Before accepting the role, he asked the veteran actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the villainous Sir Hugo Drax in Moonraker, how it had affected his career. “It didn’t change his life,” Amalric says. He adds that the film is “very dark” and the role extremely physical – anything might seem physical after playing Bauby – because of a big fight with Bond at the end. “I’ll have to be in shape for it,” he says.

By the way, Lonsdale played Amalric’s father in Munich (and former Blofeld Max von Sydow—who got it wrong about Amalric in QOS—plays his father in The Diving Bell

Meanwhile, MI6 quotes Gemma Arterton about her character:

Arterton said, “she’s an MI6 agent call Agent Fields and she works for the British Consulate in Bolivia trying to keep Bond under control. But obviously, he’s Bond, so… She sort of comes to a sticky end.”

Finally, CBn has got Daniel Craig talking about Bond’s flaws:

Flaws are important in the character and flaws make for more interesting watching, so there will be mistakes, but hopefully he’ll win the day.

Report from on-set

Posted in Quantum of Solace with tags , , , on January 25, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

The BBC has an extensive report from the set of Quantum of Solace. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but here are some highlights (spoilers ahead):

  • The movie opens with a big car chase through the streets of Siena, Italy.
  • There will be a “free-fall sequence involving motion-control cameras.”
  • A huge set has been built of an art gallery in Siena.
  • Another Siena location is an underwater MI6 safe house, and there are underwater tunnels with gloomy atmosphere.
  • Locations include Austria, Italy, Panama, and Chile.
  • M’s office has a glass wall that can be set to “frost” with a button.

Bill Tanner to return!

Posted in Quantum of Solace with tags , , on January 25, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

As I have been complaining about the lack of a cast of regulars at MI6, I’m delighted to learn that Chief of Staff Bill Tanner returns to the Bond Franchise for QOS.

The role will be played by Rory Kinnear. I’m sorry that Michael Kitchen is not returning, but the 29 year old actor has got my attention. So thank you, Eon!

Official plot synopsis

Posted in Quantum of Solace with tags , , on January 24, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

CommanderBond.net has it here.

Cinema Retro has the synopsis, plus press conference photos and the cool new logo here.

I added QOS to the Shorthand page

Posted in Blogging, Quantum of Solace on January 24, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

I guess I’m obsessed.

QoS quotes from Craig and Amalric

Posted in Daniel Craig, Quantum of Solace with tags , on January 24, 2008 by Deborah Lipp

Craig discusses the title: Fleming defined a quantum of solace – it means, roughly, a measure of comfort – as “that spark of niceness in a relationship that, if you don’t have, you might as well give up.” Bond in this film “is looking for his quantum of solace,” Craig said. “He wants his closure.”

On Vesper: “He had his heart broken at the end of the last movie and that certainly is a spur for him in this one.”

“I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t revenge in his heart. But it’s more than that. That spurs him on, but that’s not what the movie is. It’s not a revenge movie. It’s about him figuring a few things out.”

Amalric on his deformity-free villain: “That’s maybe what is horrible about today. We can’t guess who the villains are. The villains are invisible.”