Behind-the-scenes on Quantum of Solace
Remember that epic car chase between Bond's DBS and pursuing Alfa 159s? We had a look during filming...
Posted: 24 Oct 2012
So it was back to basics, then, back to the story - the first Bond story Fleming ever wrote in Casino Royale. And there was a new Bond in Daniel Craig. The tabloids went to town, naturally. He was deemed too ‘RADA', too intellectual, too blonde and therefore too much of a poof to be a proper Bond, somehow missing the irony that Fleming's creation had started out life as a public schoolboy in the 1920s, meaning he'd have had his fair share of fagging.
Craig ended up being nominated for a BAFTA, and critics and movie-goers agreed the franchise had found its mojo again. It is now the biggest-grossing Bond film of all time.
The influence of Jason Bourne on this success is difficult to avoid. It's a name you're jokingly told to whisper around here, but Dan Bradley is just one of many on the crew to have worked on the Bourne films and brought with them some of the gritty, taut atmosphere of the blockbuster trilogy. Bradley points out the differences, though.