tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post4805741897310697036..comments2008-01-26T12:27:01.865ZComments on Bad Librarianship Now!: Quantum Of Solace, then.Mark Kardwellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671mark@badlibrarianship.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-30643008092807193322008-01-26T12:27:00.000Z2008-01-26T12:27:00.000ZApologies to Saudade - I was wondering where I hea...Apologies to Saudade - I was wondering where I heard about the one hour thing... and there it is right at the top of the comments. Oops!Dan McDaidhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02632918989008324574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-77458564810037554552008-01-26T12:24:00.000Z2008-01-26T12:24:00.000ZHi RAB. Yeah, that all makes sense (and it even ma...Hi RAB. Yeah, that all makes sense (and it even makes dramatic sense, considering the state of Bond after - spoiler - Vespa betrayed him... and this film is supposed to take place just a few hours after CR finishes). It's just... yeah, it's fey and pretentious. And Bond shouldn't be either of those things really. <BR/><BR/>Much though I liked CR, I can see how the combination of Terribly Important Actor Daniel Craig, the screenwriter of Crash and the director of the Kite Runner might start to push the franchise down a dreary, humourless route...<BR/><BR/>Martin Campbell should direct *all* of the Bond films.Dan McDaidhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02632918989008324574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-66594653767754471072008-01-26T03:02:00.000Z2008-01-26T03:02:00.000ZI decided to jot down a possible explanation of th...I decided to jot down a possible explanation of the title in case anyone ever wanted one, so feel free to copy this out and use it to impress the gullible!<BR/><BR/>A quantum is a fundamental unit of energy. Probably the best known quantum is the photon, the quantum form of light. (Theoretically, gravity also has a quantum unit called a graviton.) The term "quantum" comes from the idea that if energy is composed of packets carried along in a wave, it should be possible to measure and weigh and assign precise numerical values to those individual packets -- in other words, to quantify them.<BR/><BR/>Sooooo...presumably what Fleming was going for here was the idea that an emotional gesture could be quantified and measured just like energy would be, and a "quantum of solace" would be the smallest fundamental unit of sympathy that could be measured by scientific means. He may have been looking for an alternative way of saying something to the effect of "a bare teaspoon of comfort" or "a single droplet of consolation." If he was hoping to be fey and pretentious while he was at it, then mission accomplished!RABhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01714171897239398438noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-56880964592869006032008-01-25T00:35:00.000Z2008-01-25T00:35:00.000ZIt's the most insanely pretentious title I've ever...It's the most insanely pretentious title I've ever heard. What does it even *mean*?<BR/><BR/>I'm not going to see something that sounds like it was written by sixth-form Goths. I'm just NOT*.<BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>*I will of course as, title aside, it's probably going to be brill.Dan McDaidhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02632918989008324574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-38842275532628322272008-01-24T22:25:00.000Z2008-01-24T22:25:00.000ZIt is an interesting (even brave) decision, bearin...It is an interesting (even brave) decision, bearing in mind that the movie LICENSE TO KILL was originally called "License Revoked", but they changed it because they were worried some people wouldn't know what "revoked" meant!Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-53467080422799579542008-01-24T21:48:00.000Z2008-01-24T21:48:00.000ZShould be interesting -- I don't think a lot of tr...Should be interesting -- I don't think a lot of traditional action movie fans know what the words "quantum" or "solace" mean. ;) <BR/><BR/>I read it begins one hour after the end of Casino Royale. I like that.saudadehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03461294054894673495noreply@blogger.com