Quantum Of Solace (2008) Tidbits

  • Quantum of Solace is the shortest movie in the entire Bond series, clocking in at 106 minutes.
  • The Quantum organization is meant to be a modern version of SPECTRE.
  • Amy Winehouse was originally slated, but not signed, to sing the theme song to Quantum of Solace. Due to her troubles with drugs and alcohol she was not chosen and Alicia Keys and Jack White got the gig.
  • The release date of Quantum of Solace was pushed back by a week in the USA after Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince moved to 2009.
  • The title Quantum of Solace is taken from the title of a short story by the same name in Ian Fleming’s novel Octopussy and The Living Daylights.
  • After the title was announced it received a lot of backlash and confusion over it’s meaning. A quantum of solace literally means a measure of comfort, which is what Bond is searching for after being betrayed by Vesper in Casino Royale. Visit the Quantum of Solace Title Definition page to learn more.
  • Olga Kurylenko, who played Camille, was born with six fingers on each hand.
  • Bond hands Green’s guard a Universal Exports business card on the docks while he is spying on Camille.
  • Quantum of Solace spent a week as the #1 movie in the world.
  • The movie broke all Bond boxoffice records taking in $67.5 million on it’s opening weekend in the USA.
  • Released two weeks after it opened in many worldwide markets, Quantum of Solace had already grossed more than $200 million when it finally opened in the USA.
  • The Quantum of Solace video game features levels that do not appear in the movie as they were created before the final cut of the film was created.