Does QOS Take place in 2006?

...so we've all heard that QOS takes place two hours after the events of Casino Royale. It's also obvious that CR takes place in July & August of 2006.

Does this mean QOS is set in 2006? Or at some point after the opening sequence will time "catch-up." I guess like what was done in "Goldeneye" when the teaser was set seven years earlier.

I can't imagine the entire movie takes place almost three years ago. Thoughts?

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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    I don't think the movie will 'catch up' to present day, DG, as it's been said that during the film
    Bond doesn't enter into a real relationship with the main Bond girl, not having gotton over Vesper yet
    implying that it's with a short time frame because
    some two years would be a long time for Bond - or anyone - to be going without sex!
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  • Dominic GreeneDominic Greene Posts: 13MI6 Agent
    Thank's Guy's :)
  • SolarisSolaris Blackpool, UKPosts: 308MI6 Agent
    It never says that Bond goes 2 years without sex, it says he doesn't have a relationship, which, especially in Bond's case, is two very different things.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    Well okay, but somewhere I read implied Bond doesn't get it on with the main Bond girl, ie have sex with her, because he's still grieving over Vesper and it's too soon. Which does imply it's within a few weeks of the end of CR. It's questionable in that case whether Bond has a relationship with ANY of his Bond girls in the real sense of the term, bar Tracy and Vesper.
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,139MI6 Agent
    ...so we've all heard that QOS takes place two hours after the events of Casino Royale. It's also obvious that CR takes place in July & August of 2006.

    Well, depends how long after the Venice bit the end of CR occurs. Perhaps Bond took a few weeks to find Mr White? Putting it in the autumn, and perhaps the rest of QoS follows on a bit later from that? We've seen M and Bond in the snow together so it must be a month or two after CR at least.

    We've seen Bond in a brand new Ford Ka, which wouldn't be out in 2006 (but then again, neither were the Mondeo or DBS! :D ).
  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 1,358MI6 Agent
    There's always a danger of overthinking Bond films. The events happening onscreen follow the events of CR, all of which happen in the present day -- that's all we really need to know to enjoy the film. Does it add or detract from the fun to know or not know that the events occurred between 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday May 12 of this and that year and 1:36 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 of that year? It's a movie. Just so long as Bond isn't flitting from a world of powdered wigs and horse and buggies in one scene to a world of flying cars in another, I could care less for the time frame.
  • Agent WadeAgent Wade Ann ArborPosts: 321MI6 Agent
    Bond is the modern-day Paul Bunyan. His missions are modern-day tall tales. The continuuity is off from one film to the next. In the end, it doesn't really matter all that much. It's just fun to watch.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    highhopes wrote:
    Just so long as Bond isn't flitting from a world of powdered wigs and horse and buggies in one scene to a world of flying cars in another, I could care less for the time frame.

    ?:) You used that phrase before, hh. Shouldn't it be "I couldn't care less..."? Or I have been getting it wrong all these years? :s
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • JADE66JADE66 Posts: 238MI6 Agent
    Brilliant, Agent Wade, positively brilliant.
    I remember the 70s and my old Atari games very vividly. From Space Invaders to Missile Attack and Defender and your little tribute was a great reminder of what gaming used to be like. Just the thing I needed to get my day started.
    Hope we'll be seeing more of the same.B-)
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    Wooshing noise...
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 1,358MI6 Agent
    highhopes wrote:
    Just so long as Bond isn't flitting from a world of powdered wigs and horse and buggies in one scene to a world of flying cars in another, I could care less for the time frame.

    ?:) You used that phrase before, hh. Shouldn't it be "I couldn't care less..."? Or I have been getting it wrong all these years? :s

    You are correct, Nape.

    Consider my take a contraction of a contraction :)). Or compensation for the odd double-negative that slips off my tongue now and then.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    edited May 2008
    If QoS actually does take place in '06, I doubt we'll have any concrete evidence of it, such as the dates on the surveillance discs at the Ocean Club in CR...by the same token, I wouldn't be surprised if the PTS of QoS occurs at the much-ballyhooed "twenty minutes after" CR, and then we fast-forward in time after the opening titles (such as in GE or DAD).

    Doesn't really matter too much to me, except for the minor detail of Bond's haircut. One way to handle this would be to cut Craig's hair to CR length/style at the final stage of filming, and shoot his PTS close-up work at the end of principal photography...but for all I know, that footage is already in the can, so who knows?
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  • Dan SameDan Same Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 6,057MI6 Agent
    edited May 2008
    highhopes wrote:
    highhopes wrote:
    I could care less for the time frame.
    ?:) You used that phrase before, hh. Shouldn't it be "I couldn't care less..."? Or I have been getting it wrong all these years? :s
    You are correct, Nape.
    It's actually both. I usually use "I couldn't care less' but I often hear people say 'I could care less' so really both forms would be acceptable. ;)
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  • Mr BeechMr Beech Florida, USAPosts: 1,748MI6 Agent
    I think you are meant to just assume present day whether a date is spotted or not. They would have put "July 1, 2006 - Sienna" if the date was important and meant to be in mind.

    I am not sure why I revived this, but I just thought this was interesting. Does the time frames matter?
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