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First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online

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Just saw it. Looks entertaining!

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Looking sharp, as ever. And pleased to see the story arc established in Casino Royale is continuing.

I'm excited about Cary Fukunaga's involvement, loved True Detective season 1 & Maniac.

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Sorry, but not diverse enough for me.

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Bond is back!

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Craig, 51, who had to undergo minor ankle surgery after an injury on set, is expected bow out after eight years as agent 007.

Casino Royale was released in 2006. So 13 years, 14 if its released in 2020.

Moderator: The story has been amended to show that.

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Sorry, but not diverse enough for me.

Funny, isn't it how the very idea of it terrifies some people.

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One more pathetic macho man subculture garbage Bond movie???...

No, thanks..

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When Ive watched JB films especially when they are shot in Japan, I can and say to the annoyance of my friends, "been there, that's X, Y and Z, I hope they have filmed in Japan again so I can add to my list of "Been there, oooh! thats.....".

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You lost me at Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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One more pathetic macho man subculture garbage Bond movie???...

No, thanks..

Ah, but that's the secret of the franchise's success, isn't it? The series is very self-aware and has knowingly been mocking itself for years.

My favorite M quote from nearly 25 years ago:

You're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War.

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You lost me at Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

The British film industry has always been awash with them.

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Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

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When Ive watched JB films especially when they are shot in Japan, I can and say to the annoyance of my friends, "been there, that's X, Y and Z, I hope they have filmed in Japan again so I can add to my list of "Been there, oooh! thats.....".

To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

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And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

Ah, Fleabag. And with Andrew Scott as the priest in season 2, surely the best sitcom cleric since Tom Hollander in Rev?

Both shows including the formidable Olivia Colman. I can see her as a future M, at some stage!

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To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

Iirc, the first - You Only Live Twice was shot in Kyushu?

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Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

And highly talented

Didn’t say she wasn’t.

I’m just observing the culture of silver-spooned British thesps. They do seem unusually over represented in this industry. I call out this kind of thing in every sector ( particularly in politics ).

I’m sure there are plenty of talented people out there.

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I’m sure there are plenty of talented people out there.

I always fancied myself as a future Bond candidate. If they did a radio version.

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I always fancied myself as a future Bond candidate. If they did a radio version.

You missed your chance - there were several radio versions before the first movie in 1963. The prize to that goes to a 1956 version with Bob Holness as the lead.

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The prize to that goes to a 1956 version with Bob Holness as the lead.

Stop it, no way! Come to think of it, he was kind of suave when he was dealing out all those E's

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Looks pretty boring. Sure, downvote me.

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@toasted don't forget Himeji Castle in you only live twice

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Stop it, no way! Come to think of it, he was kind of suave when he was dealing out all those E's

It is a dynamite bit of trivia, particularly if you are talking to a Brit aged over 35.

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The last 5 Bond movies have glorified violence and contributed to violence in society. They really are a bad thing.

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The last 5 Bond movies have glorified violence and contributed to violence in society.

How did they contribute to violence in society, exactly? I haven't seen any reports of this before.

If anything, we've seen a Bond devastated by the deaths of Vesper Lynd and Judi Dench's M, we even saw him sickened by the life of a spy and having to be tracked down to return to the fray, in Skyfall.

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