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Old 10-03-2020, 11:14 AM   #121
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I would take a 4K DNR free transfer over 4K DNR+HDR transfer. The HDR on this is wonky anyway. The entire bond 4K remastered collection is all yours for 80 in iTunes UK store.
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Old 10-03-2020, 12:18 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by imsounoriginal View Post
Correct, no HDR. But without the DNR, I think the stream looks better
I didn't say or imply what looks better either way, just trying to figure out if apples are being compared to apples.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:56 AM   #123
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GQ: Actually, Quantum of Solace Might Be the Best Daniel Craig James Bond Movie

The film's political point of view is the most sophisticated—and most haunting—of any Bond film, and perhaps any tentpole movie of its kind this century.
Though the information trickles out the way it always does in these films, the plot is essentially this: A powerful network of billionaires and aspiring billionaires, which has tentacles in private industry, government, and even MI6, plans to stage a coup in Bolivia and seize control of its water supply, selling it back to the new government at an exorbitant rate. (How’s that for a plot device that grows more sinister with age?) That network’s leader, played by Mathieu Amalric, is an environmental philanthropist, claiming the money he raises is for research and reforestation. Bond, along with an ex-Bolivian secret service agent played by Olga Kurylenko, aim to stop this scheme before the puppet government is installed.

The film does not aim to contrast British or American intelligence with the antagonist organization. Instead, the CIA is seen to be actively facilitating the coup, and after the foreign secretary argues to M that Britain’s interests are also aligned, M toes this line in front of Bond. (Representatives from both governments admonish their supposedly naive colleagues for their squeamishness about working alongside the syndicate, though the importance and morality of the plan itself go unquestioned.) Nor is Bond motivated by humanitarian concern. He simply wants to avenge the murder of Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd, his love interest from Casino Royale, who he believes was killed by the same people who are now eyeing Bolivia.

And so the movie is at times consumed with the horror that comes with this sort of shadow war. Deaths are rendered rote and nearly meaningless. When Kurylenko’s Camille Montes suggests that Bond’s ally, who is dying after being shot by Bolivian police, rush to a hospital, both this ally and Bond eye her wearily: these are not people who can show up in an emergency room without sparking an international conflict, or simply being disappeared. (Bond holds his friend as he dies, then tosses his body in a dumpster.) Later, Montes explains to Bond that she, too, is seeking personal revenge. When Montes was a child, the exiled general who now stands to run Bolivia murdered her father, raped her mother and sister, and left Montes in their home as he burned it to the ground. Yet not even this story is contorted into a righteous moral parable. “He was a cruel man,” Montes says sheepishly of her dad, who was involved in Bolivia’s military junta. “But he was my father.”
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I've always thought it's a fantastic and absolutely relentless action thriller.
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