Quantum of Solace, the 2008 sequel to Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, Double-0 Seven still attracts mixed reviews. Some viewers believe that it is a fantastic sequel to Craig's debut as Bond, whilst most despise the film. However, both camps generally tend to agree that the frenetic editing of the film is one of the areas that let it down significantly, so much so that there are plenty of moments in the film that can very easily be missed in it.
Readers who have seen the film will, of course, remember the rather tacked on reference to the demise of Shirley Eaton's Jill Masterson in 1964's Goldfinger that appears around three-quarters of the way through the film and a lot has also been made of Paul Ritter's Guy Haines having been named after Farley Granger's character from Strangers on a Train (1951). Although there are other, far more subtle Easter eggs woven into the film, not unlike those that featured in the 2002 James Bond outing, Die Another Day.
This list explores 20 of the more effective film references that feature in the 22nd official James Bond film.
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