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Update 9/7/21: "Being James Bond" is now available to watch through the Apple TV app.



Ahead of the theatrical release of James Bond film "No Time To Die" on October 8 in the United States, a 45-minute retrospective titled "Being James Bond" will be available to watch for free through the Apple TV app, according to Deadline.


The story from MGM is said to feature Daniel Craig reflecting on his 15 years playing Bond, with never-before-seen archival footage from his conversations with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The retrospective will be available for free through the Apple TV app in over 30 regions from September 7 through October 7.

Amazon in May announced it reached an agreement with MGM to acquire the entertainment company for $8.45 billion, following a report last year that claimed MGM had reached out to companies like Apple and Netflix to gauge interest in a potential acquisition. Amazon said it would help preserve MGM's heritage and catalog of films, and provide customers with greater access to MGM's existing works, such as the James Bond franchise.

Article Link: 'Being James Bond' Retrospective Will Be Free to Watch Through Apple TV App
 
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nutmac

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Anyone know when the film will be released on Amazon Prime Video?
 

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Yea I was about to say... if they put 0.1% of production and marketing cost into script writing they'd actually be great movies.

Yes, the script is a weird mixture of (+18) 60s naivety and cardboard baddies.

Ever since Bourne debuted Bond looks so increasingly stupid. It's a shame, because as others are pointing the rest of the cocktail is pretty good (for what it is).
 
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Johnny907

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Love Craig, but he's not Bond and never will be. George Lazenby was a better Bond, and he sucked. Hollywood doesn't like to talk about it, but the Bond collections that end with the Pierce Brosnan era consistently outsell those that focus on or even just include the Craig era films. The fact that they still make a collection that stops at Die Another Day says it all right there because companies don't keep things that don't make money in print for long.
Assuming it ever does get released, No Time to Die is going to flop, and though they'll blame it on Covid the fact is tracking for the film has been soft ever since details started leaking about the content of the film and they only have themselves to blame for the damage that's been done to the franchise.
 

Johnny907

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And largely repetitious too! Like Diamonds are Forever, and Die Another Day.
Shut your mouth. Diamonds are Forever is a classic. Jill St. John and Sausage King Jimmy Dean in the same film, plus one of the best theme songs in a franchise known for its theme songs.
Die Another Day, on the other hand, was straight garbage that focused more on its casting and trying to setup Halle Berry for her own spinoff instead of waiting to see if the character was liked enough to even warrant it in the first place. (she wasn't, and the Jinx spinoff plans were silently but quickly scrapped after the second week) Add to that some of the clunkiest dialogue in the entire franchise, a forgettable villain with obvious twist co-villian, and special effects shots that the VFX team clearly gave up on halfway through rendering (looking at you, wave surfing scene) and you've got a disappointing note to end the Brosnan era on.
 

Lucas Curious

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Bond movies are 10% product placement, 40% photography/scenery, 30% special effects/CGI/action choreography, 15% women, 5% script.

Being generous with the script there.
this is usually the case. With Independent films its 0.1% put into the script, 50% into casting and then everyone is surprised the movie didn't go anywhere or broke even with a name actor.
 

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Assuming it ever does get released, No Time to Die is going to flop, and though they'll blame it on Covid the fact is tracking for the film has been soft ever since details started leaking about the content of the film and they only have themselves to blame for the damage that's been done to the franchise.
Covid was blamed for the release delay in the spring of 2020, but according the the rumors, Covid was only a convenient scapegoat, as the real reason was due to poor test screening results.

The test audience really hated how Bond was being portrayed. There were rumors saying that Bond 25 was originally going to have a plot/narrative that was popular with a lot of the 2016-2020 movies, many of which ended up being financial failures.

MGM, United Artists, etc. were worried about Bond 25 flopping like the others, so a few weeks worth of reshoots were ordered to save the movie, and it would have happened regardless of Covid.

Not sure if all that is true, but it something is happening to Bond 25 with all the reshoots.
 

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Bond movies are 10% product placement, 40% photography/scenery, 30% special effects/CGI/action choreography, 15% women, 5% script.

Being generous with the script there.
The Ian Fleming novels are great, except for The Spy Who Loved Me. I've read each one many times.
 
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