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July 31, 2012

Longer Trailer For James Bond Movie Suggests It Might Actually Be Interesting

I'm wary. Quantum of Solace was horrible, and a major step backwards into the Bad Years of the assembly line Pierce Brosnan movies. Then again, I think the movie was bad because there was a writer's strike; I think I remember Daniel Craig confessing it wasn't a good movie, because he and the director had to write it and they didn't know what they were doing.


"On 'Quantum,' we were fucked," [Craig] said plainly. "We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, 'Never again,' but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.’"

But a lot of stuff here looks cool.

A 22 year old Q? Okay. Well, fine. It's different. I'll give him a chance. No one's going to replace Desmond Llewelyn (even John Cleese failed) so might as well go in a different direction.

A couple of weeks ago, in the comments, I/whoever else was interested was discussing Ian Flemming's weird notion that the 9mm short Walther was a "real man-stopper." Well, in this clip he get back the classic PPK/s, but Q calls it (if I have this right) more of a "fashion statement," so that's something.

Oh one more movie observation: You guys see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the Fincher/English language version? Very so-so, easily missable, lots of highly objectionable content for conservatives pretty much anybody. It's one of those movies that's very smartly made and the lighting and camerawork and acting and technical skills are all first-rate but you sort of sit there thinking, "I really wish I liked this more." The plot is sort of James Patterson style upjumped trash.

But I really noticed in that movie "Hey, Daniel Craig's like a bona fide movie star." I dig him.

The other thing is that, the film being part of a scheduled series of films, it featured an extremely James Bond-esque opening credits sequence. Well, James Bond by way of Trent Reznor, the imagery very dark and weird.

And Daniel Craig appears in the sequence (or his digital avatar does, anyway), so it's the guy who plays James Bond doing a James Bond credit sequence for a film not about James Bond.

I'm linking that below (the most interesting part of the movie). The imagery is supposed to evoke the nightmares of the film's female main protagonist, and she's got a dark past which includes stays at mental hospitals, so it's a bit Geiger-esque. Led Zeppelin gave one of their very rare permissions to use one of their songs in a film; this is the Immigrant Song, redone by Trent Reznor and some other people I never heard of.

Wow, that is nightmarish.

And so, here now a possum eating a strawberry.

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