News on NO TIME TO DIE (no spoilers)

Could well be, especially with the comment…

Advert is superb and the short is quite touching, I see it as an EON sanctioned mini thank you to Craig. The advert is probably ( NTTD withstanding) the closest Craig will get to doing a Sir Roger Bond.
I really enjoyed the actress , thought she gave a lovely performance alongside Craig.

No mention on Premieres as yet.

I called the RAH and the Film and Television charity, as the CTBF is now known, and there were no confirmations forthcoming from either. Anyone else with ideas?

If they’re going to the Royal Albert Hall again, it could be March 30th or 31st. Or any weekday in the week before. It won’t be later than that, else it wouldn’t be a World Premiere (based on the RAH’s online timetable and the fact that I know one or the other international Premiere date - not allowed to talk, yet, sorry).

The RAH is free between the 30th and 1st… whether they do it week prior will depend on if they finish the film in time! Previously it was really a marketing timing thing - using the premiere as the last big UK release publicity push 24-48 hours before release if not less (Spectre was simultaneous with the general release). And week prior was press screening time.

That commercial is hilarious! :laughing: I especially love when Daniel crashes into the waiter carrying the tray and the brass and horns attempting to play the Bond theme but then stop and of course Daniel getting winded and out of breath as he tries to keep up with the taxi.

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Seeing the NTTD teaser poster out and about at train stations and such now.

We’re getting close…

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Why is it that all the fun and light touches are now to be found in a commercial, and the film themselves are stiff-ass serious?

I so miss the Moore days when we actually had fun watching Bond…

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We? Royal we or are you actually multiple people?

“We” as in “the audience”.
It may sound pompous, but I dare think that more than just 1 person on Earth (i.e me) enjoyed the Moore-era Bond and had fun watching thoses films.

But then of course I might be mistaken, and perhaps I’m the only one who liked the puns and double-entendre, in addition to being the only one not bent over with laughter watching Skyfall or Spectre.
In which case, please disregard my previous message; I shall go hide far away in a remote monastery up a cliff.

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I think the Craig run is just a different type of enjoyment, how flexible Bond is (oh er) to different styles and interpretations is, I think, why the series has lasted in a way very few franchises do. Whether or not Eon think there is still an appetite for those “adolescent antics” - as Q put it - will probably come up in regards to Bond 7 but I’d point to Kingsman’s success to say there is definitely still an appetite for that style, and given “the other fella” is going to be compared to Craig anyway, they should go in the opposite direction and take another look at those broader, campier, elements that Moore did so well.

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I’d say the Craig movies have never been particularly overbearingly dark and gloomy except for maybe parts of QoS - they’ve always had a good sense of humor to them - but theyve always been funny in the parts they wanted and thrilling/tense where they wanted for the most part… tonally not too different from The Spy Who Loved Me or For Your Eyes Only

I agree. Each Bond is similar but different, and it’s remarkable how the films have retained a distinctive British charm throughout the entire franchise, now across 25 films. Even in the so called lesser outings it’s still there. Moore is a different beast but I still find the Craig era enjoyable, especially when he’s rougher around the edges. Stealing the DB10 and leaving behind champagne, for example, is great fun. The novel Bond was a very introspective guy, but perhaps next time they present things differently.

I’m not saying Craig era’s films are not enjoyable. I really love them and I think he’s terrific. For instance, QoS is on my top 5 list. It brought some much needed rougher edges indeed, and a no-nonesense spy-business touch.

I’m merely saying that, to me, they tend to be way too serious with all this “emotionnally engaging” thing Barbara Broccoli insists upon, and I’m left wanting for more “light touches” as we had with Moore or as we have with that latest commercial. I can feel feel there’s a tendancy towards more “artsy” films, and we might loose the “escapist boyish adventures” that Bond used to convey.

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Craig’s era has plenty of wit, it’s just a different brand to Moore’s. SFs national gallery intro scene with Q is a great deal of fun; the dialogue takes all sorts of fun swipes at the tropes and the 2 actors ‘sparkle’ as a result.

They always tailor the tone and wit to the strengths of their Bond. Craig doesn’t do broad humour well, as we’ve found out in the few attempts. Craig seems pretty uncomfortable when ‘Carry On film’ gags are crowbarred into to the otherwise taught, dry wit that serves him so well for the most part of his tenure.

In that context I find Craig’s films more fun that his predecessors. I hope bond 7 keeps that tone and BB doesn’t cast the actor for his aptitude with broad, lowest common denominator gags.

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Craig’s face when he lands on the sofa in the Spectre PTS is pure Sir Roger… and I love him for it! Spectre is his definitive Bond performance… so far!!!

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Great moment and a perfect reaction - not too much, nor too little.

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the real problem is that no one is working anymore at MI 6, it´s all about personal business now. I really want to see a real mission like DN, GF or TB…

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It’s just handled differently with Craig. Witness the ‘Stephanie Broadchest’ comment from Casino Royale, or ‘exploding pens’ from Skyfall. The tone is about the same as that of OHMSS.

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