Why I adore Quantom of Solace

Long, evil day.

A quantum of solace was what I needed when I came home.

Found it and realized why I adore it so much:

- The title song and its lyrics (they nail what Bond is about and has been ever since).

- The beauty of the location/city labels.

-"When someone says "We've got people everywhere", you expect it to be hyperbole. Lots of people say that. Florists use that expression."

- The whole Bregenz Opera sequence.

- Judie Dench removing her make-up/unmasking in front of her bathroom mirror.

- Mathis quoting the Casino Royale novel.

- Bond asking Mathis to come with him and his immediate reaction (yes, the little finger and the prospect of just watching her tan more).

- "I have pills for everything. Some make you taller. Some make you forget."

- "I think she has handcuffs."

- The Andean Grand Hotel and two teachers on sabbatical who won the lottery.

- The stationary scene.

- "Just Fields."

- Field's dress.

- The south american exile nazi at Greene's party.

- Leiter's disdain on the plane and on the party.

- "Damaged Goods"

- The "dumpster scene"

- "That offends you? No, not the slightest."

- A smoking/tuxedo and an evening dress (without shoes) in the desert.

- "RUN". And Bond going upstairs unarmed.

- A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

- A hotel in the desert as compared to an ice palace in .... you know what. Almost like an apology.

- Camille FIGHTING and being the cat she is.

- NOT seeing the major villain die but staging a death more prolongued and cruel than anything before.

- "Do you think they'll be able to sleep now?"

- "Your prison is in there."

- The cut from a sun parched desert to snowy Kazan.

- Corinne.

- The gun barrel sequence at the end to wrap Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace up. Beginning. Closure.


If you don't like Quantum of Solace, open up a similar (negative) thread or go and do something... else.

Let's (for once) keep the negative stuff out on a 007 board.

And give up some praise.

For this beauty that helped me through the day.

So what do *you* adore about Quantum of Solace?


Cheers.

-{
I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
But you yourself are nothing so divine.

Just next in line.
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Comments

  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    I forgot:

    - D. Greene eating the apple in the scenes leading up to the showdown

    ...and....

    - "That's why I eat the peppers."

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • bluemanblueman PDXPosts: 1,667MI6 Agent
    It tells a YOLT-type revenge story of Bond going after those responsible for the death of his lady love - something we never got after OHMSS in '69. Not a perfect fit, but substituting Tracy for Vesper in my mind is surprisingly easy, with the end of QOS becoming an eye-opening modern coda to that earlier film. If EON had waited 40 years to actually make a direct sequel to OHMSS, very likely it would look a lot like QOS inclusive of casting changes, Spectre updated, etc., so the anachronisms film-to-film just don't phase me much. Plus I'm a big fan of the editing. :D

    Try watching them back to back, going from Laz to Craig, and Hunt to Forster both work quite well IMO (even Arnold's little twangy music cues help with that transition, lol).
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Agreed.

    But what do *you* adore about Quantum of Solace? ;)
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • j.bladesj.blades Currently? You must be joking?Posts: 530MI6 Agent
    ^ I think you've covered all its point pretty well. :)
    "I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink."

    ~ Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,895Quartermasters
    "We are teachers on sabbatical, and we have just won the lottery."
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,895Quartermasters
    The burst of fire from Bond's automatic weapon that takes out a pursuing Alfa Romeo :007)
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,895Quartermasters
    edited January 2011
    The DC 3---a classic aircraft B-)
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • bluemanblueman PDXPosts: 1,667MI6 Agent
    "It's time to get out."
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,272MI6 Agent
    Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

    I hope you'll excuse if I just keep ignoring you and those comments, Sherlock.
    If two people sharing an (unpopular) opinion makes those people the same person for you that sure says something about your world view in general.
    Do yourself the favour and check my posts from months back to find out a little more about me and "who" I am.

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    blueman wrote:
    "It's time to get out."

    How could I forget that one?

    Always makes me grin.

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,272MI6 Agent
    "Really, Mister Sterling?"

    jurgens-curt.jpg

    Places webbed hands together...
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    "Really, Mister Sterling?"

    jurgens-curt.jpg

    Places webbed hands together...

    Lol!

    Priceless :)

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • Mr_IceMr_Ice USPosts: 137MI6 Agent
    -Return of the PPK
    -The sand 'embossed' PPK
    -Fields
    -Fight scenes that feel like a fight
    -"James, move your ass."
    -"You contact your people, and you tell them to check their seals. They have a leak. Do it now, please." ...("Thank you")
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent
    Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

    I think, that NP is on the right track. Since Rick Roberts has been banned (again), Mr. Sterling is boosting his post count from almost zero in a way, only Rick Roberts ahem sorry, Ricardo C did.

    I can smell a rat......
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    Blimey Ricardo, you sat thru all of QoS just so you could come up with some positive stuff to fool us. That takes dedictation!

    I think, that NP is on the right track. Since Rick Roberts has been banned (again), Mr. Sterling is boosting his post count from almost zero in a way, only Rick Roberts ahem sorry, Ricardo C did.

    I can smell a rat......

    What you are smelling is a fellow German from Trier who considers himself a forum lurker travelling a lot businesswise and who posts in "short bursts" when he's at home for a week or two.

    Amazing nose.

    By the way, keep that nonsense up and I'll report for harassment.
    It was childish crap first I could easily ignore but starts to get on my nerves now.
    Never a good thing.

    Cheers.


    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent
    edited January 2011
    Oh, yeah, that's Rick Roberts as we all know him.

    By the way, I am not from Trier, but the rest you have observed well.
    I am not a lurker, you should see this from my post count and please report me - whereever you please.

    But if you are reporting me here, please do me a favour: Just ask them to check your ip with the one from Rick Roberts and Ricardo C. Or did you get a new provider in the new year?

    I for my part am waiting for the pathetic insults to come, you can't hide them!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,272MI6 Agent
    No Bondtoys, he said that he was from Trier and a lurker, not you!

    Anyway, just a bit of banter, I'll back off now! :)
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent
    :D ah, then he could drop me an email in german and I'll apologize in public.

    Won't happen, Rick, will it?
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    :D ah, then he could drop me an email in german and I'll apologize in public.

    Won't happen, Rick, will it?

    Check your inbox.

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 3,000MI6 Agent
    Hi R. Sterling, nice to see you are back..... -{

    - The subtle way he sneeks the photo of of Vesper from the table

    .....although I can't believe you forgot the plane scene,

    Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

    The scene of him and Camile in the hotel, fire all around them...and the sprinkler system is showering them with water.... and Bond is holding her, just like the scene in CR
    A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

    Never noticed that - and a great observation -{
    She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Lexi wrote:
    Hi R. Sterling, nice to see you are back..... -{

    - The subtle way he sneeks the photo of of Vesper from the table

    .....although I can't believe you forgot the plane scene,

    Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

    The scene of him and Camile in the hotel, fire all around them...and the sprinkler system is showering them with water.... and Bond is holding her, just like the scene in CR
    A hotel room full of black dressed men and M in the middle all in white. Chess. With a white queen moving.

    Never noticed that - and a great observation -{

    To be honest, had a Vesper too many myself yesterday evening during Quantum of Solace.

    Messes with your memory.

    Thanks for pointing out the plane scene.

    Unforgettable actually.
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Speaking of Vespers, I just noticed how I spelled "Quantum" in the topic title.

    *cough*

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,422MI6 Agent
    without a doubt: You must be german! :))

    And if you are in the mood to give me another call, let's talk about QoB then :v
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    without a doubt: You must be german! :))

    And if you are in the mood to give me another call, let's talk about QoB then :v

    That might very well happen!

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • Mr_IceMr_Ice USPosts: 137MI6 Agent
    Lexi wrote:
    Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

    Love that scene. Craig does a great job of looking like someone who is smashed, but handling it.
    also

    - "Can I offer an opinion? I really think you people should find a better place to meet."

    *and*

    -"If they wanted his soul they should have made a deal with a priest."

    Lots of good lines, actually.
  • R. SterlingR. Sterling Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Mr_Ice wrote:
    Lexi wrote:
    Bond: "What am I drinking again?" when he knows full well he was drinking Vespers....

    Love that scene. Craig does a great job of looking like someone who is smashed, but handling it.
    also

    - "Can I offer an opinion? I really think you people should find a better place to meet."

    *and*

    -"If they wanted his soul they should have made a deal with a priest."

    Lots of good lines, actually.

    Gotta appreciate Craig's acting skills, especially the way he mutters the priest line.

    Could have been ruined so easily by over-emphasizing it or delivering it in a "look, I'm funny" way.

    He found the perfect balance there.

    So yes, Mr_Ice, great line and scene indeed!

    -{
    I've seen angels fall from blinding heights.
    But you yourself are nothing so divine.

    Just next in line.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,895Quartermasters
    "Tosca isn't for everyone."*

    B-)

    *Clearly, the same can be said for QoS itself!
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • JohnNintendoNerdJohnNintendoNerd Lake Elmo, MinnesotaPosts: 48MI6 Agent
    "Tosca isn't for everyone."*

    B-)

    *Clearly, the same can be said for QoS itself!


    "I don't think the dead care about vengeance."

    Clearly, the people who fell in love with the early Bond films don't believe in little something called evolution. Characters grow and evolve over the years and that's exactly what James Bond has done. I mean, Batman has evolved over the years so, what's wrong with the evolution of a Double-O Agent?
    "Your orders were to shoot that sniper!"

    "Stuff my orders! I only kill professionals. That woman didn't know one end of a rifle from the other. Go ahead, tell M. what you want. If he fires me, I'll thank him for it."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sorry it this has been posted Before,But I've Just learned on another forum ( Sorry if the same guy is on here) That not only was QOS the most expensive Bond film ever made. But when taking running time to cost of production in to account, QOS comes out at around $2.16 Mil a Minute, Making it the most expensive Movie ever made. I wonder can anyone confirm this as I think it's amazing. If True :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
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