Daily Archives: November 4, 2008

Just…look up the words…

I love the title Quantum of Solace.  I’ve loved it since I heard it and I’m surprised that no one else seems to get it.   Maybe it’s just too literary of a title for a Bond movie, but it works if you think of it like this:
quantum:

The smallest quantity of some physical property that a system can possess.

solace:

Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.

Considering that this movie is to be a sequel to Casino Royale in which, among other things,
Wikipedia:

Bond seeks revenge for the death of Vesper Lynd

doesn’t this movie and its title ask, what will Mr. Bond do for his quantum of solace?