007 is back in... 'Quantum of Solace'?!
The New Bond Movie will be called... ah, I can't even say it with a straight face. So far the only vindication for calling a spy flick Quantum of Solace (i.e. "a little bit of comfort") is that there were other banal choices that they passed up.
This leaves me scratching my head, though: if they're not really using the source material (a short story that was part of Fleming's For Your Eyes Only), why bother with such an unevocative title? To the extent that such a thing can be quantified, this is just not a good title for a movie.
Daniel Craig is to reprise his role as the iconic superspy in the upcoming 22nd Bond film, "Quantum of Solace".
First off...a little background and analysis of the title would be fitting.
Quantum Of Solace - A For Your Eyes Only Short Story
For those unaware, the title is actually derived from an Ian Fleming short story in his 1960 collection of short stories called For Youe Eyes Only, which of course was the title of a Roger Moore James Bond movie from 1981.
Variety and Showbizspy keep a straight face:
known simply as “Bond 22,” follows on directly from “Casino Royale”
with Daniel Craig reprising the role of British super spy and embarking
on a revenge mission following his betrayal by Vesper Lynd — Eva
Green’s ill-fated character in the previous film — that takes him to
Austria, Italy and South America.[/q]
producer Barbara Broccoli said: “It’s not a revenge movie. It’s much
more complicated than that. There’s much more action and it also deals
with the inner turmoil of Bond following Casino Royale.”[/q]
Naturally we must never judge a book by its cover or a film by its title, but please. Quantum of Solace is horrible. It makes no sense and it sounds like blancmange (too many soft consonants, not enough sharp edges). It's also sure to pose a problem for whatever sad sack gets lumbered with the theme song. I can't think of anything that rhymes with solace - apart from Wallace.
The title of the new James Bond film has just been announced, and it's so bad we think we might cry.