Hildebrandt Rarity?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Democracy in Action!!

It's time for Phase 2 of Contest #2. We've had any number of suggestions for titles for Bond 23, and it's time for you, the dear readers, to vote, in the poll on the sidebar at right.

Vote, and we'll see what the teeming masses want as the next Bond title.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Contest #2--Name Bond 23

I hope everybody is recovered well from the holidays, because it's time to get back into the swing of things.

It's time for another contest. Well, not so much a contest, because there are no prizes. First, I'm broker than S.P.E.C.T.R.E. after one of their failed schemes which requires billions in investment for relatively little payoff. And second, we won't know for at least a year or so who's "correct."

So, this one is just for shits and giggles. Let's help Eon out and pick the name for the next Bond feature.

Regular readers know that I'm committed to The Hildebrandt Rarity. Too unlikely, too ugly a title? That's what they said about the idea of using Quantum of Solace a year ago...Of course, Risico is still available. I don't, however, foresee any circumstance which could result in 007 In New York being used.

Or, as someone commented on a post here earlier, many of Ian Fleming's chapter titles in the Bond novels might make for fine Bond film titles. Or, you could take some phrase from one of the novels, as they did in The World Is Not Enough.

I know that doing adaptations of the continuation novels is verboten for complex rights reasons that I don't understand...but what about the titles? I always thought that Nobody Lives Forever would be a fine Bond title.

Of course, it could just be a phrase spun from out of nowhere, but sounding sufficiently Flemingesque, such as Never Say Never Again (hey, bad movie, good title).

So it's up to you, loyal readers. Throw up some suggestions/guesses/brilliant innovations in the comments section. I'll take the best ideas (my arbitrary decision again--go figure) and throw them up in a poll on the sidebar. And if Michael Wilson or Barbara Broccoli or Daniel Craig are reading, hey, who knows?

Have fun, and keep it clean.