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Seven Things We Didn't Know About Skyfall
Bond writers Purvis and Wade on their smash hit

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6. Quantum Is Still Out There

Quantum Of Solace

Robert Wade: “Because it was resolving Bond’s emotional problems connected to Vesper Quantum, Quantum Of Solace ended up as quite a bleak film. Sam (Mendes) welcomed the opportunity to let some light into it. We were coming from quite a claustrophobic film in a way and Sam came in to make a classic Bond film, a celebration of Bond himself. So we were certainly never thinking that we’d deal with Quantum as an organisation, or Mr. White, or all of those things. They’re still potentially out there, if anyone wants to pick them up and run with them."

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1 The Final Say
the bond movies are not written/directed-until recently-but produced. wade and purvis may have written about invisible cars but michael, barbara and the studios have the final say over what ends up on screen. More

Posted by spark1 on Wednesday November 14, 2012, 15:54

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Have to agree with TPM007. Before I saw them as the driving force between the silly aspects of the Brosnan films and Paul Haggis and John Logan being ultimatly responsible for the brilliance of the Craig era. Now not so much. Seems like these two have had good ideas in the past and been bullied by studio. I think it comes down to the fact that after TDK, studios are willing to take risks and shake up formulas. Must be great to be a screenwriter at this time More

Posted by NateDrake007 on Tuesday November 13, 2012, 16:09

3 I've always hated P+W
But I have to say, this podcast has painted them in a totally new light, and their thinking behind a lot of their ideas is very interesting. Their mistakes is DAD seems to not all be their fault (Invisible car) and they genuinely enjoy talking about their work. Thank you for a very insightful podcast Empire! More

Posted by TPM007 on Monday November 12, 2012, 13:19


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