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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2007, 12:38:35 AM »
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2007, 02:15:45 AM »
need to rip the actual spyhard intro rather than the music video. It was made as the movie intro and there are at least 2 things in the 'music video' that don't make sense (in a manner of speaking) because the credits are gone.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2007, 03:44:38 AM »
OOOOOOOOOOOH  Spy hard, well truly if its not gonna be Snake eater then id except that as the best bond/not bond song easily. 


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2007, 09:58:59 AM »
Best Bond music from a non-Bond movie?

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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2007, 10:18:26 PM »
I liked the Garbage one, haven't seen any of the "old" bonds though


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 06:10:21 AM »
I liked the Garbage one, haven't seen any of the "old" bonds though

I strongly urge you to watch at least some of the older ones. Some of them didn't age well with the technology and gadgets, but they are interesting to see, for sure.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2007, 03:23:29 PM »
I think my favourite non-Bond Bond song is the opening theme to The Life of Brian.   ;D


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2007, 05:33:22 PM »
1) The World is Not Enough - I'm a huge fan of (old-school) Garbage and Bond; this captured the mood perfectly.

My thoughts exactly.

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3) On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry rules.  I'm really glad this got to be the title theme instead of the Louis Armstrong song (while fine--it didnt' work as a Bond intro). I should also mention that whoever said Giacchino's score for the Incredibles was a great Bond soundtrack was dead on.  There's a little bit in each of the tracks that steals...ah, borrows from Barry pretty directly, so you get the 007 Theme (From Russia With Love main music), lots of the YOLT riffs, etc. It's great stuff.

I believe Michael Giacchino made no secret of the inspiration for his score for The Incredibles. He should be a shoo-in to replace David Arnold when the time comes.

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19) Casino Royale - Partially this is spite, because I really hate that movie and what it's done to Bond.  But mostly it's because we have a movie made in 2006 with a theme song that sounds like something Sammy Hagar shat out in the days when he was excreting aurally all over the big-haired radiowaves.  Bad, BAD 80s  big hair.  Hey Broccoli, I hear Steve Winwood is looking for work too, why don't we get him to do some piece of shit 80s "pop" version of Bond while we're at it?

I quite enjoyed Casino Royale, but I completely understand your problems with it, as I feel similarly. That said, David Arnold and Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" was hugely disappointing to me, as I'm a big fan of both Cornell and Arnold's Bond music. The tune is okay, but Cornell completely butchered the delivery, and the constant use of it over and over throughout the movie in place of Monty Norman's classic Bond theme just makes it worse. I understand their reasoning for doing it that way - Bond isn't truly 007 until the end of the movie, but a Bond flick without that theme is just not a proper Bond flick. Just look, or rather listen, to Never Say Never Again.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2007, 10:26:00 PM »
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19) Casino Royale - Partially this is spite, because I really hate that movie and what it's done to Bond.  But mostly it's because we have a movie made in 2006 with a theme song that sounds like something Sammy Hagar shat out in the days when he was excreting aurally all over the big-haired radiowaves.  Bad, BAD 80s  big hair.  Hey Broccoli, I hear Steve Winwood is looking for work too, why don't we get him to do some piece of shit 80s "pop" version of Bond while we're at it?

really?  I loved the movie.  I thought it was a great movie with awesome crisp dialog and impressive action sequences, ill admit the ending dragged but other than that i thought it was really well done.  just my opinion anyways.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2007, 07:20:17 AM »
For a non-main Bond song, I've always liked The Pretenders - If there was a man. Now you might think this sounds gay, but whenever I hear it, it sticks in my head.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2007, 07:39:06 AM »
19) Casino Royale - Partially this is spite, because I really hate that movie and what it's done to Bond.  But mostly it's because we have a movie made in 2006 with a theme song that sounds like something Sammy Hagar shat out in the days when he was excreting aurally all over the big-haired radiowaves.  Bad, BAD 80s  big hair.  Hey Broccoli, I hear Steve Winwood is looking for work too, why don't we get him to do some piece of shit 80s "pop" version of Bond while we're at it?

What do you have against Casino Royale?  Is it because it's different than the old Bond movies?  Tough!  The old Bond doesn't work anymore!  Just take a look at Die Another Day - the first Bond movie after 9/11 and its villain is a North Korean who turns himself into an Englishman via impossibly drastic plastic surgery so he can take over the world by using a Nintendo Power Glove that operates a giant "laser"? Which, for some reason, needs to be operated on a plane? Seriously, did they REALLY need to reuse the orbital space laser plan?  Especially after THREE Austin Powers movies have been released.

Give me a break.  It's a new world.  We needed a new Bond - the old one was dead.  We also needed a good adaptation of Casino Royale, which is what the movie was (read the book - it has the same tone as the movie).  Because you're basically criticizing Ian Fleming for not making it "Bondian" enough (if that indeed is the problem you're having with it).

And to be honest, the theme song wasn't that bad, either.  It's no "You Only Live Twice," but I wouldn't go comparing it to (shudder) Sammy Hagar.  And it should DEFINITELY be ahead of "Die Another Day," which is one of the worst SONGS I've ever heard.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2007, 10:01:09 AM »
19 Bond tunes and not one of them is Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? No, it wasn't ever used in a movie, but it was wrttein for one byt the most classic Bond theme writing lineup, with the most classic Bond theme vocalist and most of its themes feature on the Thunderball soundtrack.

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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2007, 12:56:49 PM »

What do you have against Casino Royale?  Is it because it's different than the old Bond movies?  Tough!  The old Bond doesn't work anymore!  Just take a look at Die Another Day - the first Bond movie after 9/11 and its villain is a North Korean who turns himself into an Englishman via impossibly drastic plastic surgery so he can take over the world by using a Nintendo Power Glove that operates a giant "laser"? Which, for some reason, needs to be operated on a plane? Seriously, did they REALLY need to reuse the orbital space laser plan?  Especially after THREE Austin Powers movies have been released.

And to be honest, the theme song wasn't that bad, either.  It's no "You Only Live Twice," but I wouldn't go comparing it to (shudder) Sammy Hagar.  And it should DEFINITELY be ahead of "Die Another Day," which is one of the worst SONGS I've ever heard.

Well, to answer your points:

Yes, I didn't like it because it wasn't Bond. I haven't read the books, but the movies have 40 years of history, too.  I like the movies. I don't really care about the books.  I hate this "reboot" shit that's going around.  You want to reboot? Fine. Then call it something else.  I like my Bond movies to be fun. My favorite one is You Only Live Twice, which is full of fun schlock.  Not once in CR did I even crack a smile. It wasn't enjoyable to watch.

Secondly, I really really hate 80s hair metal. It always makes me think of mullets, sleeveless T-shirts, and Zubaz pants.  And this had 80s Sammy Hagar stink all over it.  It wasn't Bond. It wasn't a good idea.

So you can have CR. Enjoy it. Bond is now a complete series, I guess.

I agree with you about '80's hair metal.  I'll also agree with you about it not being a "fun" escapist Bond movie.  But, once again, neither is the novel.  They couldn't have inserted Q (or any of the gadgets associated with him) without entirely disregarding the source material and effectively taking a massive dump on Ian Fleming's legacy.  I think that the upcoming movies will develop into something that seems more like the Bond that you're more familiar with (just as the books do - not to mention the character of Bond himself).  But personally, I had always wondered how well Bond would fare in a darker setting.

(P.S. You can't tell me that first black-and-white scene didn't scream Bond-ness.  Just the way that Craig delivers the parting shot gives me chills).

By the way, I'm not sure if you noticed this, but the Bond them music doesn't play until the end credits.  It's not part of the score - you don't even hear it in the background.  This seems to support my idea that this is a movie that establishes the origins of Bond's character, and that the movies that follow will feature that character.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2007, 08:21:50 PM »
I liked Casino Royale because it seems, in many ways, a period film.  Because of the lack of gadgetry and the "classic" casino setting, I felt very much that it could've been set in the 50's or 60's without too much trouble. 


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2007, 08:31:49 PM »
despite the laptops and cell phones? 

Whats not escapist bond about it?  he gets two hot chicks in the movie although he only banged the one.  He goes to amazingly rich locations, wears amazingly rich clothes, drives a pretendously rich car or two, and does some cool action sequences.  I think you need to watch it again without thinking about the schlock thats missing and youll see how good it is.  Your expectations were all wrong man.