Quantum of Solace
(GB/USA, 2008, 106 minutes)
British secret agent James Bond goes in search of the men responsible for the death of Vesper Lynd and all clues lead him to a mysterious criminal organisation codenamed Quantum. The first Bond film to be a direct sequel to the previous episode (Casino Royale), this is a trim, sleek, no-nonsense actioner that occasionally winks at the series' illustrious history at the risk of being rather more generic.
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures release of an Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions presentation; made by Eon Productions Ltd. and B22 Ltd. Starring Daniel Craig; Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini; with Jeffrey Wright; and Judi Dench. Directed by Marc Forster; produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli; written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade; music by David Arnold; director of photography (DeLuxe, Arri widescreen), Roberto Schaefer; production designer, Dennis Gassner; costume designer, Louise Frogley; film editors, Matt Chessé, Richard Pearson; special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould; visual effects supervisor, Kevin Tod Haug.