James Bond 23 Is Skyfall

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  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Skyfall Teaser Trailer Breakdown
    Empire's blow-by-blow on Bond's return

    Here, six months ahead of its November release, is our first-ever look at Skyfall, Bond’s 23rd adventure. Stylish violence and requisite sexiness are still obviously the order of the day, but with Sam Mendes at the helm and John Logan on script duties, this is clearly a 007 of a different flavour. For a start, it has giant blue jellyfish in it…

    WORDS DAN JOLIN


    Bond Is Back

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    There’s the man himself and he’s very clearly on home territory, looking out towards Big Ben and the seat of the government that pays him to eliminate any extreme threats. The positioning of Bond in London, England is highly significant to this film, not only in terms of story — the latest extreme threat strikes at the very heart of MI6 — but also the fact that Skyfall is released during the 50th anniversary of the franchise (not to mention the year of the Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics). James Bond Has Returned.


    Parklife

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    Here he is jogging, presumably very early in the morning. Odd that this should be considered a moment significant enough to include in the teaser, beyond giving another London landmark (the Telecom Tower) in the background. There is a clue here.


    Missing The Target

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    And he’s been down the firing range, too. Assuming Bond’s just been shooting (and we all know what assuming does...), then his aim is seriously off. Look carefully: neither bullet has hit the target. Another clue.


    Word Association

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    Over these shots, we hear a conversation taking place. A word association game between Bond and Posca-from-Rome (Nicholas Woodeson) that gives great insight into Bond’s character. Country. “England.” Gun. “Shot.” Agent. “Provocateur.” (He still has a sense of humour). Murder. “Employment.” (Showing Bond’s survival instincts – killing for him is simply an extension of his job).


    "Skyfall"

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    But when we reach the end of the word-association game, Posca-from-Rome says the movie’s title. Twice. And Bond doesn’t like it one bit. Skyfall? “Done.”, he says, getting up and walking out. Seems that Skyfall has significance to a recent mission gone wrong (as evidenced by a flash cut to Bond prowling through a room, where a corpse sits in a chair). One that’s left 007 in a dodgy position vis a vis his superiors, shown behind the one-way glass in the form of Judi Dench’s M and Ralph Fiennes’ Mallory, who from the derisive look shot M’s way, must hold her ultimately responsible.


    The Girl In The Window

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    Our man of mystery has gone international again — to Shanghai. And there is the similarly mysterious Severine (Berenice Marlohe) — we think. If it’s not her, then someone else in this cast looks very similar...


    Coffins

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    Now here’s a provocative image: Union Jack-draped coffins. There’s MI6 staff in there, we’re guessing, thanks to the nefarious efforts of this movie’s villain Silva (Javier Bardem).


    Fireworks

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    Here’s Bond in full tux mode (that’s a Tom Ford), making his entrance at a luxurious casino in Macau. The fireworks behind him aren’t CG, but the real deal. We know, because we were there watching them. (It’s actually Pinewood, but don’t tell anyone.)


    Eve

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    Naomie Harris’ “field agent” Eve getting intimate with her colleague — never, ever a good idea. Look what happened to Agent Fields (Gemma Arterton) in the last movie. Dialogue prediction alert! “Now that’s what I call... a close shave.”


    Scotland And The Aston Martin

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    Bond and M in the mist-swathed Scottish highland. And there, in the foreground is the original Bond car, the silver Aston Martin DB5. One of several nods in the film to the franchise’s 50th anniversary.


    Going Underground

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    One of Skyfall’s major action sequences takes place on the London Underground. Here we see one unfortunate tube train blasted through a tunnel’s ceiling. Mind the gap!


    Silhouette Against Burning House

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    We bet you the entire contents of Fort Knox that this is Silva, making it Javier Bardem’s only appearance in the entire teaser. Judging by the carnage behind him — formerly, it seems, someone’s (maybe M’s?) country retreat — Silva makes No Country For Old Men’s Chigurh look distinctly small-time.


    Kill Them First

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    “Some men are coming to kill us,” says Bond to someone (it looks like it could be Fiennes). He grins, with the coldness that Fleming always imbued in his super-spy. “We’re going to kill them first.” And then...


    Fish Tank

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    Whether that’s Bond or one of his foes, one thing’s for sure: director Sam Mendes and DoP Roger Deakins are keen to make this Bond visually distinct, the disorienting backdrop here looking like Michel Mann reshooting Terminator’s tech-noir nightclub scene in William Gibson’s brain. (See also the giant blue jellyfish a few seconds later.)


    Carnage

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    Amid the frantic climactic blipverting of action moments (soundtracked by a trapped, looped single Bond-theme note), look out for the wanton destruction of Volkswagen Beetles. It’s enough to make Herbie cry. Excited? We are. Fancy watching the trailer again?

    http://www.empireonline.com/features/skyfall-teaser-trailer-breakdown/
    Valentinez A. Kaiser
  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is going to be the best Bond movie since Goldfinger!....I'm calling it now!
  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 16,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DNB1DNB1 There's beauty in the struggle - #LoveYourz Posts: 12,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea looking forward to this shit.......


    oh and Sean Connery>>
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Posts: 5,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea looking forward to this shit.......


    oh and Sean Connery>>

    Yea it looks like it going to be dope, I didn't like the last one, it had it's moments but I don't know about it. "Casino Royale" was dope. Connery and Moore are the GOAT Bond's and then everyone else. I have to see this one before I rate where Daniel Craig is. Pierce was dope in the 1st two but his last 2 got really cartoony. Overall the whole Bond Series is dope.

  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Craig's Bond shits all over Moore's fat, campy, clown Bond. I was a Moore fan when I was 12, none of his films hold up well. Casino Royale >>>> Any Moore film.
    imm0rt4l
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Posts: 5,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rage wrote: »
    Craig's Bond shits all over Moore's fat, campy, clown Bond. I was a Moore fan when I was 12, none of his films hold up well. Casino Royale >>>> Any Moore film.

    False, Moore had the MOST Bond Films, even more than Sean. "A View To a Kill" >>>> Anything Daniel Craig has done.
    dontdiedontkillanyonimm0rt4lfortyacres&amuleinfamous114
  • ragerage Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rage wrote: »
    Craig's Bond shits all over Moore's fat, campy, clown Bond. I was a Moore fan when I was 12, none of his films hold up well. Casino Royale >>>> Any Moore film.

    False, Moore had the MOST Bond Films, even more than Sean. "A View To a Kill" >>>> Anything Daniel Craig has done.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA at a View to a Kill....the Undisputed WOAT Bond film ever....an absolute embarrassment to the franchise. Moore was 57 years old at the time!!
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Posts: 5,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    rage wrote: »
    rage wrote: »
    Craig's Bond shits all over Moore's fat, campy, clown Bond. I was a Moore fan when I was 12, none of his films hold up well. Casino Royale >>>> Any Moore film.

    False, Moore had the MOST Bond Films, even more than Sean. "A View To a Kill" >>>> Anything Daniel Craig has done.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA at a View to a Kill....the Undisputed WOAT Bond film ever....an absolute embarrassment to the franchise. Moore was 57 years old at the time!!

    A View to Kill still had it's moments and Walken was a good Bond Villian. My only point is Roger Moore was in more Classic Bond Films. Daniel is already hit or miss as QS wasn't not as good as Royale. We will see with this one. As for "Skyfall", it's looking pretty good, I love the director but we will see as again QS let me down.

    dontdiedontkillanyon
  • imm0rt4limm0rt4l Posts: 683 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    rage wrote: »
    Craig's Bond shits all over Moore's fat, campy, clown Bond. I was a Moore fan when I was 12, none of his films hold up well. Casino Royale >>>> Any Moore film.

    False, Moore had the MOST Bond Films, even more than Sean. "A View To a Kill" >>>> Anything Daniel Craig has done.

    This may be the funniest thing I've heard all week.
    dontdiedontkillanyon
  • PaperPlaneJanePaperPlaneJane Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Officiall Trailer!!! I cannot wait for this shit right here!!!

  • iron man1iron man1 Protecting those I've put in harms way Avengers TowerPosts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aaaaahhhhhhh shiitttttt my man Q in the building damn at bond dropping in that train with the boss status this movie looking good
    Valentinez A. Kaiser
  • PaperPlaneJanePaperPlaneJane Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
    iron man1 wrote: »
    aaaaahhhhhhh shiitttttt my man Q in the building damn at bond dropping in that train with the boss status this movie looking good

    Somebody please gif that....cuz that was cold. lol

  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    10 Things We Learned From The New Skyfall Trailer
    A closer look at Sam Mendes' latest 007 promo

    So the new Skyfall trailer has debuted, bringing us a first look at Javier Bardem’s villain, Silva, Ben Whishaw’s Q in ‘action’, and a sense of the film’s fuller plot. Here are ten things we learned.

    And be warned: there are spoilers aplenty here, so if you want to go into Bond 23 a Skyfall virgin, best avoid. If not, then welcome. We've been expecting you...

    WORDS CHRIS HEWITT

    1. Bond Dies!

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    Well, sort of. The opening sequence of Skyfall, seen here in a fair amount of detail involving a besuited Bond battling some baddies on top of a moving freight train, results in the death of Bond, when field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) shoots him by mistake. Bond is sent tumbling off a bridge into a river, Bourne-style, forcing M to write his obituary. Of course, he’s not really dead, but it seems to be a closer shave than the last time a Bond pre-credits sequence asked us to believe that the Big Man had snuffed it, back in You Only Live Twice. He also ‘died’ in From Russia With Love, although that was a bloke wearing a Bond mask. Die Another Day also grappled with the idea of a presumed-lost Bond returning to society after a bit of a break.

    Interestingly enough, this is the second time that we’ve seen someone write Bond’s obituary. Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) power-typed one in Tomorrow Never Dies, which begs the question – given that 007 is a secret agent, who are these obits for? Who’s going to publish them?


    2. Dial M for Murdered?

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    It’s been widely acknowledged, right from the off, that the plot of Skyfall would revolve around Judi Dench’s M, a prior mistake, and the idea of accountability for those mistakes. It’s also known that Javier Bardem’s villain, Silva, would come gunning for M. Clearly, he mounts an all-out attack on both her and MI6, blowing the London offices of the organization sky-high. Is this a cover for him to don a police uniform amid the ensuing chaos and, as strongly implied by the end of the trailer, come gun barrel-to-face with M? Is this the end for Dench, after seven Bond films?


    3. Dial M for Mistake?

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    And what is that mistake that M makes? Well, as Ralph Fiennes’ MI6 man, Mallory, says, she was responsible for the loss of a hard drive containing data on all undercover MI6 agents across the world. It would seem that the opening sequence catalogues Bond’s attempts to retrieve the data, and the loss of the disc might also explain that haunting shot of M standing beside a row of coffins draped in Union Jacks. Is this the price others have paid for her mistake? And will she also now pay the ultimate price?


    4. Silva is One Scary Hombre

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    Mendes’ movie seems to be embracing many elements of classic Bondery (we’ll get to some of those later), and Silva’s flamboyant villainy would seem to be one of those. Bleached blond, slightly effete and chillingly confident in his abilities, Silva seems to be a throwback to Bond villains like Max Zorin and even Auric Goldfinger. Like those classic baddies, he seems to capture Bond, and then keep him alive just so he can show off his prowess. But, unlike most Bond villains, he also seems to be able to handle himself, and is an intimidating physical presence. Note the scene, presumably set before the MI6 attack, where M confronts a captured Silva, locked away like Hannibal Lecter in a glass cell. Clearly, this man is not to be trusted.


    5. Dial M for Murky

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    Skyfall seems to be about the repercussions of past mistakes, and Silva – interestingly enough – seems to be one of M’s biggest past mistakes. We’re not sure how, at this stage, but the two certainly have some history together. “The two survivors,” he says to Bond, “This is what she made us.” Was Silva a former agent in some way? Or did M do something that made him what he is today? It’s certainly intriguing, and may explain the burning hatred he seems to have for her.
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    6. It’s Bond v0.07

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    Although Skyfall will be crammed with wall-to-wall action, the indications are that Silva’s grand plan, above and beyond targeting M, may revolve around computer hacking in some way. Look at the scene where he talks to Bond – they’re surrounded by hard drives, adding up to some serious firepower. Maybe Bond would be better off changing his assignation to 00101010101?


    7. The I.Q. Crowd

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    We’ve seen Ben Whishaw’s Q already, but this is the first chance we have to see him in action, as it were, briefing a bemused Bond at the National Gallery in London. Again, those elements of classic Bond are there – the new Walther PPK, a Q briefing scene – but given enough of a twist to keep it interesting. Here, the twist is that 00’s new Quartermaster is much younger, nerdier and tech-savvy than Bond. Love the anorak.


    8. Two Girls, One Bond

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    Another Bond tradition is neatly ticked off in Skyfall, with 007 – who only got his end away once in Quantum Of Solace, an unfortunate chain of events that seems to be rectified here – torn between two Bond girls; a ‘good’ Bond girl (Harris’ Eve, her relationship with Bond presumably given an extra frisson due to, well, her shooting him earlier on) and a ‘bad’ Bond girl, Silva’s lover, Severine (Berenice Marlohe). Following in the footsteps of Pussy Galore, Solitaire and Licence To Kill’s Lupe Lamora, Bond hits Silva where it hurts by seducing the woman he loves in a shower scene we’re contractually obligated to call ‘steamy’. This may not end well for Severine, we’re guessing. Well, the shower scene might end very well for her, but the whole cheating on Silva thing is not likely to pan out brilliantly.


    9. Bond Gets Around

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    As with any Bond film, Jimmy gets around enough to qualify for an Avios gold card. Skyfall takes him to Istanbul – for the opening sequence, something confirmed by M's half-written obituary, which claims that Bond was 'killed' while on a mission in Turkey – Shanghai, where he appears to make first contact with Severine on his hunt for Silva, and Scotland. One shot sees a helicopter approach a lodge in Scotland – this may be Skyfall Lodge, from which the film takes its name. It could be here where Bond rocks up with a shotgun, a seriously pissed-off expression and, in another nod to Bonds past, an Aston Martin DB5.



    10. The Action Looks Suitably Mental

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    Any worries that Mendes’ background in both theatre and ‘proper’ films might mean that Skyfall would just be a series of talking heads have been well and truly discounted by the trailer. The opening sequence on the train, featuring Bond-on-a-bike (blah blah something powerful between his legs etc. etc.) and one of the best nonchalant cuff checks in Bond history, looks epic, as does the foot chase on the London Underground that culminates in that shot of a tube train derailing and ploughing through a wall. There are hints of other setpieces – a fight between Bond and an unidentified foe on a frozen lake – but we imagine that there’s a lot more to come from this.

    Fancy watching the trailer again?



    http://www.empireonline.com/features/skyfall-trailer-10-things/
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A top secret list of all the active MI6 agents around the world is uploaded to Youtube and yet it only received one view?
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 20,419 Regulator
    I love the Bond series, I have EVERY Bond flick and book. Can't wait till Skyfall drops. Might not be a popular opinion but real talk Craig's bond seems the closest to book interpretation, although my favorite Bond was Pierce Brosnan's bond. This is gonna be a great movie got dayum....
    rage
  • rip.dillarip.dilla Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    From Russia With Love is that shit ...


    I'm liking the look of this one
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    VIDEO: Sky reveals 007 logo/ad
    5 September, 2012 | By Alex Farber

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    Sky has unveiled the logo for its James Bond-dedicated Sky Movies 007 HD channel and a promotional advert featuring all six Bond actors in a single car chase.

    Sky Movies 007 HD is due to launch on 5 October and will kick off with the first film in the franchise - Dr No - before going on to air all 23 Bond movies without ad breaks.

    The logo debuted today ahead of a TV and cinema advert that brings together all six actors who have played the lead role in a single car chase sequence.

    Sky brand director Lucian Smithers said the logo marked the first time Sky had incorporated another logo with its own in a single piece of creative.

    “Partnering our logo with Bond’s 007 emblem shows just how passionate and excited we are about the arrival of this brilliantly British film franchise to our service in its 50th anniversary year,” he said.

    The channel was announced in August after Sky picked up the rights to the Bond catalogue from ITV in April.



    http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/broadcasters/video-sky-reveals-007-logo/5046108.article?blocktitle=Top-Stories&contentID=2298
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