Quantum of Solace to be short

This one kind of ruffles me up a little bit. I loved the last one, yes it was long, very long, but in my opinion it was the best Bond film in a long time. Don’t keep them short!

from darkhorizons.com:

“Quantum” Is Shortest Bond Yet
By Garth Franklin
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008 2:17pm

One of the few complaints about the recent James Bond entry “Casino Royale” is that it ran a little long, well the upcoming sequel won’t have any such issue.

Cinematical reports that “Quantum of Solace” clocks in at a brisk 106 minutes, making it the shortest film in the 22-strong franchise yet, just ahead of the first film, 1962’s “Dr. No”, which ran for 110 minutes.

In contrast ‘Royale’ was the longest at 132 minutes, most of the others have been only a few minutes short or long of the two-hour mark.

The film departs from the series in another way as well – for the first time the famous catchphrase “Bond…James Bond”. Forster tells The Independent that they did shoot him saying the line but ultimately cut it out. One element that will return though is the gun-barrel opening graphic which was modified for the last film.

No “Bond…James Bond” ? WTF?


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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