Boondoggle

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James Bond XXII

Not long after I heard that Suantum of Quolace Quantum of Solace is the 22nd Bond movie, I frealized the benefits of not making the long duration of the franchise explicit in each movie title.  There’s a reason sequels (and triquels?) don’t generally fare as successfully as the original; but by the time you’ve arrived at 22, it’s pretty clear that you’ve left the land of trilogies far behind.  And while one of the appeals of the Bond flicks is their constants (witty puns, fancy gadgets, etc.), the titles (even the stupid ones) just wouldn’t look as appealing with a bunch of Roman numerals next to them.

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November 27, 2008 - Posted by | Movies |

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