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Why Quantum of Solace wasn’t so good

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 14, 2011

Daniel Craig, star of the two most recent Bond films, in an interview with Time Out London:

Q: It seems that the script is sometimes an after-thought on huge productions.

A: ‘Yes and you swear that you’ll never get involved with shit like that, and it happens. On “Quantum”, we were fucked. 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.’

Q: You had to rewrite scenes yourself?

A: ‘Me and the director [Marc Forster] were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn’t employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.’

I wonder how many other movies that happened with? io9 and Screenrant speculated on this very question after the strike ended. (via df)

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Quantum of Solace, Blu-ray

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 13, 2009

Finally, Quantum of Solace is out on Blu-ray in about a week (March 24). One-click only please, Vasili.

Bond typography

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 20, 2008

Goldenfiddle has screenshots of the type done for each of the locations in Quantum of Solace, hand-crafted by Tomato.

Quantum of Solace book design

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 17, 2008

Lovely design for Penguin’s book of Bond short stories, Quantum of Solace.

Quantum of Solace book

The book collects together all of Ian Fleming’s Bond short stories in a single volume for the first time and includes stories that inspired the Bond film classics From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylights and of course, Quantum of Solace, the latest in the series.

I love the Penguin logo incorporated into the 007 on the back cover.