Trivia / Quantum of Solace

  • Actor-Inspired Element: It was Anatole Taubman's idea for Elvis to have a bowl-cut.
  • Creator Backlash: Daniel Craig wasn't fond of how production went (Reports suggest he and the director were making it up as they went along), saying that thanks to Quantum, he'd never do a film without a script nailed down again. (Fortunately, it didn't turn him off doing another Bond film, as it was followed by the far superior Skyfall.)
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Gemma Arterton as Miss Fields.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Olga Kurylenko is Ukrainian and plays a Bolivian of Russian descent.
    • Joaquín Cosío is Mexican and plays a Bolivian.
    • Fernando Guillén Cuervo is Spanish and plays the Chief of Police of La Paz.
    • Oona Chaplin was born in Spain (though she does not usually consider herself Spanish) and plays a Bolivian.
  • Playing Against Type: Mathieu Amalric is known for playing whimsical intellectuals in French auteur dramas. Nobody expected him to play a Bond villain.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Troubled Production: Creator/DanielCraig eventually revealed during an interview in 2012 that the 2007-2008 Writers Strike had left the film without an actual script, forcing Craig and Director Marc Forster to try and write most of it themselves to meet MGM's release date. Unfortunately, most of the film's criticisms can be traced back to this as well.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The script originally had famous quotes and James Bond finally killing Mr. White and other members of Q.U.A.N.T.U.M.
    • The Title Theme Tune was originally going to be the song "No Good About Goodbye" written by Bond series composer David Arnold and performed by Shirley Bassey, singer of the themes for Goldfinger, Moonraker and Diamonds Are Forever.
    • Paul McCartney turned down the chance to do the theme song.
    • Amy Winehouse and producer Mark Ronson recorded a demo track for the title song, but due to Winehouse's ongoing legal and personal troubles, no further progress was made on the song.
    • Originally the climax was planned to happen in the Swiss alps.
    • Bruno Ganz was considered for the role of Greene.
    • The film wasn't originally a direct sequel to Casino Royale (2006), but seeing as the 2007 Writer's Strike left them with the minimum of a script it was given stronger connections to the preceding movie.
    • Al Pacino was reportedly considered for General Medrano.

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