‘Spectre’: New James Bond trailer presses forward while glancing back

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‘We meet again, Mr Bond’: a guide to the Spectre trailer’s 007 movie references.

Daniel Craig of course takes centre stage, getting ready to fire a gun in the setting of Mexico City. James Bond is in a whole heap of globe-trotting trouble again in the new trailer for the 24th 007 film “Spectre” (out Nov. 6), and he’s even rethinking his career as a secret agent.Spectre may be a doubly appropriate title for the new James Bond film: as well as reintroducing the global crime syndicate of the same name that first appeared on screen in Dr.

And there’s all of the trademark British sarcasm; when asked what he was doing there, he answers: “I was taking some overdue holiday.” Others were already planning their cinema trips: “Woke up to the new #Spectre trailer… A cryptic message from the past sends Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and later Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the widow of an infamous criminal.

Starting in Mexico City — with Daniel Craig’s superspy looking cool in a Day of the Dead mask — and venturing throughout the globe, the movie puts Bond in big-time car chases against new foes such as Mr. Meanwhile, back in London, the new head of the Centre for National Security—Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott)—questions Bond’s recent actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). “You have no authority. Among them was Spectre director Sam Mendes, who also helmed Skyfall im 2012. “I had cast Daniel Craig in this film I made in Chicago called Road To Perdition about 15 years ago and it was his first big American film,” he revealed to BBC’s TMS podcast. “The role of Bond came up four or five years later and I was called by Entertainment Weekly, a showbiz publication, and they said, ‘Your old friend and collaborator Daniel Craig has been suggested as Bond, what do you think?’ and I said, ‘Terrible idea – he shouldn’t do it.’” DROP.) Old-school Bond fans will salivate over the confirmation of the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E., the nefarious organization that appeared in the 1960s 007 films.

The colourful bustle of the scene recalls the chase sequence in Thunderball (1965), in which Sean Connery’s Bond is chased through the Junkanoo Mardi-Gras celebrations in Nassau by the Spectre agent Fiona Volpe and her henchmen. This time around, the secret agent seems to have a mysterious connection this new world order, plus there’s the villainous Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) outing himself as the “author” of all his pain. (MIC.

Thunderball’s Junkanoo sequence was considered so iconic that, when Guy Hamilton came to direct Live and Let Die (1973), he deliberately avoided including a Mardi-Gras sequence in the film’s New Orleans-set passages for fear of looking second-best. Also of note: Ralph Fiennes’ M getting really irked at Bond going rogue, lots of explosions, Andrew Scott (the excellent Moriarty of Sherlock) looking somewhat diabolical as a political foil for MI-6, and, yes, Bond still finding time to make out with the ladies.

Later, he’s seen conspiring with Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) in order to secure classified information and field kit, which suggests the events that set Spectre’s broader plot swinging will be strictly off the books. That premise has cropped up in Bond before: in Licence to Kill (1989), where Timothy Dalton’s incarnation of the character was suspended from duty by Robert Brown’s M after pursuing a personal vendetta against the drugs baron responsible for the death of Felix Leiter’s wife. The double reference to Proust in Madeleine Swann’s name surely makes her the most highbrow Bond girl to date, although it’s still not exactly clear what memories of Bond’s past she’ll stir up.

The new Bond girls recently described their characters to USA Today. “She comes from a man’s world,” Belluci said. “But when the attraction between them takes place and she realizes her feminine power on him, then she trusts him to save her.” Sigman was unable to divulge details regarding her role, like Estrella’s surname, but the newcomer did tells the newspaper that “there’s a lot of Stephanie in her. What we do know is that she’s a doctor, played by Léa Seydoux, whom Bond finds at the Hoffler Klinik in the Austrian Alps – a shadow ice-cube of a building whose darkly gleaming facets suggest secrets are hidden within. Bond is no stranger to mountaintop treatment centres: in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), George Lazenby’s 007 visits a similarly sleek ‘allergy research institute’ in the Swiss Alps, which turns out to be a front for a Spectre brainwashing scheme. Once Bond has rendezvoused with Madeliene Swann, the pair appear to travel somewhere together by train, and the glamorous carriages, together with the couple’s impossibly elegant dinner outfits and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema’s antique colour palette, give the journey a distinctly Orient Express flavour.

OK, OK, we’ll drop it.) Oberhauser’s Nehru jacket is a straightforward callback to a number of Bond villains past, all of whom seemed to share the same fashion sense: most memorably Dr.

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