Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade
Directed by Marc Forster
UK, 2008, imdb
On the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast, Josh and I frequently joke about our “Island Films” by which we don’t mean the films that we would hypothetically take to a desert island, but the films that we are alone on an island in liking or disliking. Sometimes, we are only alone on the island briefly. When we did our podcast on John Carter, Josh and I felt a bit alone in the wilderness liking the film, but when it was released on Blu-ray and people actually started watching Andrew Stanton’s film, our island got crowded rather quickly. Crowds are not a problem on Quantum of Solace island.
It’s not like people haven’t seen the film. Based on my calculations for my James Bond By the Numbers article, Quantum of Solace