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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 November 2008 (USA)  »

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007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Trivia

The meaning of the film's title according to different sources. The Governor character in the Ian Fleming short story of the same name defines it as "a precise figure defining the comfort, humanity, and fellow feeling required between two people for love to survive. If the quantum of solace is 0, then love is dead." He then introduces the Law of the Quantum of Solace as follows: "I've seen flagrant infidelities patched up, I've seen crimes, and even murder foreign by the other party, let alone bankruptcy, and other forms of social crime. Incurable disease, blindness, disaster, all of these can be overcome. But never the death of common humanity in one of the partners. I've thought about this, and I've invented a rather high-sounding title for this basic factor in human relations. I have called it the law of the Quantum of Solace." In the same story, James Bond comments on the Law of the Quantum of Solace as follows: "That's a splendid name for it. It's certainly impressive enough, and of course I see what you mean. I should say you're absolutely right. Quantum of Solace, the amount of comfort. Yes, I suppose you can say that all love and friendship is based in the end on that. Human beings are very insecure. When the other person not only makes you feel insecure, but actually seems to want to destroy you, it's obviously the end. The Quantum of Solace stands at zero. You've got to get away to save yourself." In an interview, the producers explained: "It means that a relationship cannot be salvaged unless there is a 'quantum of solace' between the two parties, 'Quantum' meaning 'measure', and 'solace' meaning 'comfort', so if they are not willing to share that, then their relationship is not redeemable. In our case, it is a couple of things: Bond is looking for a 'quantum of solace' after his experiences in Casino Royale (2006), and QUANTUM also happens to be the name of the villainous organization in the film." See more »

Goofs

In the opening chase, Bond's car and the villain's cars are black. In the quarry, right after the police's car is falling and crosses the track, we briefly see two white cars (or so covered in dust that they are uniformly white). A second after, they are black again (or with much less dust). See more »

Quotes

Camille: [notices they are being followed] Friend of yours?
James Bond: I don't have any friends.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Follows Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Business Before Pleasure
Written by George Akaeze
Performed by George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits
Courtesy of Afrodisia Limited
Under license from G&A Limited
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.

"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.

There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.


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