The next James Bond movie will be entitled...

... Quantum Of Solace.

This has seriously tickled me.

17 comments:

Oli said...

Really? I mean, really?

p.s. So that I can correct my accidental badmouthing of one of my favourite films, please click here...

Dom Carver said...

You're shitting me?

Jason Arnopp said...

Yep, really. It's been on the radio and everything! Every time I hear it, I laugh like some breed of drain.

Ahhhh, you meant Land. I can see what you mean, although I liked Land a fair deal... and much more than Diary...

Jon Peacey said...

Did your jaw hit the ground as hard as mine when you heard? I mean what's it actually meant to mean...

Quantum- "any of the very small parts into which many forms of energy can be subdivided and which cannot be further subdivided."

Solace- "comfort in distress or disappointment or tedium."

So, 'a very small part of unsubdividable energy of comfort in distress and tedium'... it's not very Bond-like... it's not even very English-like! :)

Jon Peacey said...

PS: I thought Land Of The Dead was a fine film...

...but I have no taste!

Jason Arnopp said...

This afternoon, heat TV editor Boyd Hilton and I are having fun attempting to work the phrase "quantum of solace" into everyday conversation. I suggest you try it at home/work too.

Jon Peacey said...

It will be a quantum of solace to me if I can!

Oli said...

Not to turn this into another discussion of Zombie movies, but... I liked Land, it was just a little disappointingly after such a long wait, plus as my first Romero zombie movie in a cinema.

Jon Peacey said...

Because I didn't pay enough attention to the pre-publicity for Land Of The Dead I mistook Asia Argento for Bouff and thought she was co-starring. I was consequently staggered and disappointed to find she wasn't in the damn film...

Jon Peacey said...

The Beeb just said the title comes from an Ian Fleming short story title... !

Still terrible though.

Rob Stickler said...

Yes, it's from the For Your Eyes Only collection. Presumably the next film will be called Property of a Lady or possibly The Hildebrand Rarity?

Shame they spunked Everything Or Nothing on a Bond video game really.

PS - I really liked Land!

Phill Barron said...

I think I know what it means.

Solace is obviously this company:

http://www.solaceenterprises.com/

Who sound evil from their blurb.

And Quantum must be some kind of midget bodyguard. He probably throws bow-ties or crusty undies or something.

Anya said...

It makes no sense. But then film titles rarely do... "Rancid Aluminium"???

Here's a good list of stupid titles:
http://www.angelfire.com/ut/TheEdge/StupidMovie.html

Oli said...

I actually like a lot of those titles, but the best has to be "Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla".

Jon Peacey said...

My much older dictionary makes it make sense: A desired amount of solace...

...in effect 'A Crumb Of Comfort'.

Phill Barron said...

If you want to be all serious about it:

"the quantum of solace, he says, is a precise figure defining the comfort, humanity and fellow feeling required between two people for love to survive. If the quantum of solace is nil, then love is dead."

or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Your_Eyes_Only

Jon Peacey said...

I just help it with this seriocity biz, can I? I am a bad bad man...

(Interesting quote though.)

What was wrong with the title Bond22 anyway? :)