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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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7. M Was Originally Going To Die In Quantum Of Solace

Robert Wade: “It wasn’t our decision, but M’s death (in Skyfall) was something that was agreed right from the outset.”

Neal Purvis: “We actually killed her in a draft of Quantum, but it was about halfway through the film, or two thirds of the way, and it happened too quickly. Once it was agreed that we’d go down that road again, we had to make the whole film really about their relationship.”

Wade: “So we knew where we were going with it and what it was ultimately leading to. But like I say, it finally only really made sense as a whole story when we came up with that third act of him taking her to Skyfall. Because that’s sort of him exposing himself emotionally to this woman. And actually he takes her there and there’s the man who taught him to shoot…”

Purvis: “The link to the past.”

Wade: “Yeah, and there’s these two old people. So it’s almost like Bond has reconstituted his family, by bringing Judi (Dench) there. And so that really retrospectively I think, with the work that John Logan did on the script, informed it, because it gave you this old, and the new which is all the other stuff. The new guard coming in.”

To hear Robert Wade and Neal Purvis' full discussion on Skyfall and Bond in general, have a listen below.

 

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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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