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Feb 20, 2024

In Defense of Quantum of Solace 

Dan and Tom provide a defense of the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE, looking at the pros and cons of this oft-maligned movie.   Revealed: What does Quantum of Solace even means!   
QUANTUM OF SOLACE was not the critical success of its successor, CASINO ROYALE. That’s even with it being a direct continuation of the CASINO ROYALE story. 

There were numerous problems, many stemming from the writer’s strike at the time. But, there were also some positives in QUANTUM OF SOLACE. 

So, take a listen – Do you agree with Dan and Tom’s defense of QUANTUM OF SOLACE? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! 

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Here are the links to the podcast episodes we mentioned in this episode: 
Audio Podcasts: 

James Bond's QUANTUM OF SOLACE Pre-Title Sequence Decoded! - Spy Movie Navigator 

A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Part 1 - Spy Movie Navigator 

Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Spy Movie Navigator

YouTube Video: 

James Bond is Not Likeable -