The recent announcement that Bond 22 will be known as Quantum of Solace raised a few eyebrows among 007 movie buffs. Reaction among our beloved readership seemed to indicate that the film's producers couldn't have done any worse if they'd hired the bloke who thought it was a good idea to call a motion picture Don't Be a Menace …
Why am I not surprised that the one with "pussy"(fnarr fnarr) in it is in the lead?
Sorry to be anal, but...
Never Say Never Again?
Octopussy in the lead
You people just aren't getting enough. . .
I miss one title...
And that's "Casino Royale"! But wait, isn't it in the list? Yes, it is, but only once!!!
Where is the Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven version? The one that predates Dr. No?
Re: I miss one title...
You mean the Casino Royale from 1965, that predates Dr. No from 1962?
No wonder it's not in the list.
The spoof Casino Royale, and Never Say, Never Again were both unofficial Bond movies - ie they weren't produced by EON Productions. They were also both crap (although not as bad as OHMSS to be fair).
Only one 'Casino Royale'?
Johan - We're voting for the best TITLE not the best MOVIE. So it doesn't make any sense to have Chicken Royale twice.
They're missing because...
Casino Royal (the comedy one made with Niven/Sellers and so forth) and Never say never again are missing from the list because they are not official Bond movies.
Never say never again was simply a remake of Thunderball and flopped (although I do remember going to the cinema to see it as a kid). Whilst Casino Royale was a spoof/comedy that failed to really impress.
Best title? Live and Let Die.
Possibly the best theme tune, too.
Not the best film, however.
Heartbroken, Mr Drak
"Live and Let Die"
The problem is that it's passive - Bond shouldn't let things happen, he should make them happen.
I think the only Ian Fleming title that hasn't been used yet is Risico, and I'm in two minds as to whether that's awesome or not. (probes brain) The Property of a Lady? (probes brain) No, it's too early in the morning. Afternoon. Too early in the week.
Has to be Licence to Kill
It just sounds cool and sums up one of the major reasons men want to be Bond. We might all at some point have a nice car or a fast ride...of a different kind but the possibility of killing without fear of reprisal...
The Spy Who Loved Me is catching up...
For god's sake, use decent polling code that only allows one vote per IP address!!!
I can't help thinking...
that the theme tune for Quantum Solace is going to struggle, what with the only rhyme I can think of being 'Wallace'.
Perhaps some kind of Bond / claymation crossover?
quantum of solace sucked
The story invoved 007 sitting in the governers office ruminating about a bad girl who cleaned up her act. No espionage at all. I always wondered, "what was IF's point in that story".
By 'title' do you mean the film itself, or the name of the film...?
Where are the poll results? When I submit, I just get redirected to the El Reg home page.
... though I still can't understand how they could possibly forget the "s".
Don't be silly, there are three thousand people working at this office and we all vote from the same IP address.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. The film itself was a bit pants, but you can't have everything.
Daniel Craig as bond
For me the only person who has been a worse bond than craig was George Lazenby, I don't know how they are justifying the bond movies with DC in them. Casino royale was supposed to be where bond became a 00 agent, yet it had the current cast in it, and 2006 technology, yet it was supposed to take place prior to 1962's Dr No. It just doesn't work.
Plus don't forget DC's request that his next bond film feature full frontal bond nudity and a homosexual scene, the latter of which isn't really what bond is known for.
Perhaps one of the villains in Quantum of Solace will be called 'Ivor biggun' with respect to DC's request?
The only thing that could make it worse would be if they had paris hilton as some sort of evil supergenius... (for those looking for the paris aspect)
Alternatively he could be called Hugh Jardon, if he's Welsh !!
The best, ahem, alluring Bond girl scene is still Ursula Andress coming out of the sea !!