Bond 25 questions: The No Time to Die edition

No Time to Die logo

Bond 25 has a title — No Time to Die. So does the blog have questions?

You bet.

What’s your reaction? It’s OK.

Just OK? I rarely go to a movie for its title. I liked Avengers: Endgame a lot, but the title had little to do with it.

What about the visuals? The font? The logo? 

It’s apparently a font that’s been around for decades called Futura black. A couple of examples: The Love Boat (1977-87) and Banyon (1972-73)
But what about the title itself?

James Bond Brasil in a tweet raised the question whether No Time to Die is a tribute to a 1958 film of that name co-produced by Albert R. Broccoli (with Irving Allen), directed by Terence Young and written by Richard Maibaum and Young.

In the United States, that movie was released with the name Tank Force. Besides those future Bond film crew members, the director of photography on Tank Force was Ted Moore, who’d photograph seven Bond films between 1962 and 1974.

Any other thoughts?

In episode 0019 of the James Bond & Friends podcast, I predicted the title of Bond 25 would come out in August. So, I will take some satisfaction from that.

4 Responses

  1. I like it! I think it’s very Bondian. No it’s not a Fleming title or even a continuation title but it doesn’t seem EON is going to use those anyway. Still I think it’s better than the ones that were rumored earlier this year. I’m crossing my fingers that despite all the problems this film has had getting off the ground, it’s going to be a good one. I really want Daniel Craig to leave on a high note.

  2. I find the font to be a bit a reminiscent of of the FRWL and IPCRESS FILE fonts.

  3. the title ”NO TIME TO DIE” is very Bond like, I like it the title tells
    what kind of movie is coming out

  4. I just recalled a title Fleming rejected for one of his short stories, The Rough with The Smooth. Now THAT would have an excellent title for Bond 25.

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