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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2007, 09:13:46 PM »
despite the laptops and cell phones? 

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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2007, 09:55:52 PM »
i can accept that.  and oddly enough i agree with you.  :) 


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2007, 12:21:42 AM »
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. 

Indeed. I'd been thinking that a "reinvented" Bond franshise should be set in the '50s or '60s, back when the character was more relevant. Despite Casino Royale being set in the here and now, it certainly has much of the feel of the early films, just with a little less cheek. I imagine that the next Bond will be more of a happy medium not that they've established the new status quo.

And more of Monty Norman's classic Bond theme, please.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2007, 02:21:01 PM »
I've worked Cellphone Customer Service, so I also hate cellphone culture, but on the other hand, cellphones are an awesome way to check and post in these here boards while I'm working. :^)


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2007, 04:09:16 PM »
If you read my long, rambling post in the Sex Before Marriage thread, you'll probably know my stance on the fetishization of technology.  I'm too lazy to even copy and paste right now, so I'll make you go read it if you haven't. :P
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2007, 04:14:26 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. 

Yeah, the cellphones thing I found REALLY annoying as well. I have a cellphone, but I'm sort of a luddite about it; I find I hate flip phones, so I went and bought an old candybar style for my next "upgrade," and I disable all stupid bells and whistles functions on it.  I also don't take it out of the house except when I have to drive somewhere or get a call at work on it.  Mostly I'm in it for the cheap long distance (LDR until recently, now SDR).

So I hated that Bond was acting like one of these tech-obsessed morons I see chatting on their cellphones to each other across a table. I loathe cellphone culture. Passionately.

Text messaging is beautiful. Anything that keeps idiots from walking around talking to themselves with cellphone earpieces glued to their heads, or worse, shouting into those goddamn direct connect walkie-talkies is a good thing.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2007, 04:32:32 PM »
 I know we are getting off topic here but I just had to add my two cents. I very much enjoyed Casino Royale. Daniel Craig's portrayal of Bond was the best since Connery's. If you stop to think about it, the earliest Bond movies resemble Casino Royale quite alot. While Connery did occasionally put on the charmer persona he, for the most part, was an incredibly cold character. I love the fact that Casino Royale brought that back. Oh yeah, and Judi Dench is smoking hot.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2007, 04:34:07 PM »
Oh yeah, and Judi Dench is smoking hot.

Has anyone ever seen young Judi Dench? I haven't and I must say I'm quite curious.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2007, 08:25:44 PM »
Has anyone ever seen young Judi Dench? I haven't and I must say I'm quite curious.

Yeah, she was in a few films back in the 50's and 60's.  Here's what I got after a quick search:



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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2007, 08:31:36 PM »
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So I hated that Bond was acting like one of these tech-obsessed morons I see chatting on their cellphones to each other across a table. I loathe cellphone culture. Passionately


you may hate cellular phones (so do i oddly enough) but it was a very clever use of it for spy purposes, and all of that is legitamate.  It was one of the things i liked about the movie is that he was able to do his job with nothing more than a common cell phone and a borrowed laptop. 

You should get a ruggizied cell phone.  Thats what want.  I hate those little toy things i feel like if i sneeze to hard i am gonna break it.  I am not a big fan of anything small or easy to break since i am pretty rough on things.  I essentially want a old WWII field radio that has unlimited minutes :)


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2007, 12:51:06 PM »
Has anyone ever seen young Judi Dench? I haven't and I must say I'm quite curious.

Yeah, she was in a few films back in the 50's and 60's.  Here's what I got after a quick search:



Is that John Neville next to her? People I only know as old should never have been young. >:(


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2007, 09:02:33 PM »
Is that John Neville next to her? People I only know as old should never have been young. >:(

God, that sure looks like a younger version on him.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2007, 02:09:32 PM »
My top 3 Bond songs are as follows:

1. You Only Live Twice.  It's such a pretty song.  I have no idea what the lyrics mean, but they sound good.  Which is better than a lot of songs nowadays where you can't tell what they're talking about and the lyrics sound terrible.  YOLT, as I like to call it (Well, I don't really like to call it that, but it's easier than typing the whole title out), also happens to be my favorite Connery Bond movie.  It's so cheesy, and largely improbable, and Roald Dahl (who wrote the script), God love him, obviously knew less about the Space Program than the dogs the Russians sent up in their space capsules, but the whole movie was done in such a dignified way.   And let's face it, the crater interior set was cool as hell.

2.  You Know My Name from Casino Royale.  I can't help it.  It's just so catchy.  And unlike many of the Bond theme songs, the lyrics actually seem to mean something.  At least, I think I understand them.  It seems to be written from Bond's perspective, and it's about Vesper.  It's basically saying
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  And it's true that the main Bond theme doesn't appear in its full form until the end of the movie, but if you listen closely, you can hear hints of it throughout the score.

3.  A View To A Kill.  All the awesomeness of a Duran Duran song with the scope and scale and bombast of a Bond theme.  Need I say more?  Incidentally, has anyone ever seen the video for A View To A Kill that was made using clips from the Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask?  It's quite amusing, especially if you've played the game.  Here's a link (no pun intended) to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scpneag17Vs
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2007, 06:42:32 PM »
You Know My Name from Casino Royale.  I can't help it.  It's just so catchy.  And unlike many of the Bond theme songs, the lyrics actually seem to mean something.  At least, I think I understand them.  It seems to be written from Bond's perspective, and it's about Vesper.  It's basically saying
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  And it's true that the main Bond theme doesn't appear in its full form until the end of the movie, but if you listen closely, you can hear hints of it throughout the score.

I've really warmed to this over the weeks, and whoever said that it sounded like some hair metal tune would have to point to at least one example of such a beast with as many half note modulations as this has (just like a great many Cornell-written songs). I don't find it particularly catchy, but then again, I consider that to be a good thing. I think part of the problem is the arrangement - if one were to tone down the rock sound and ramp up the orchestral backing which in its current incarnation gets rather drowned out, it would be right up there.

As for the theme; the 007 Theme - John Barry's familiar rising/falling half-note motif - is featured quite a lot in the score and is actually hidden in You Know My Name as well, so the two are used in interpolating ways throughout the film. What doesn't show up until the end is The James Bond Theme itself, which is the longer one originally played on the twangy surf guitar and purportedly written by Monty Norman.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2007, 06:48:16 PM »
Great topic!

What were the last two, even? Something from Octopussy which I don't even REMEMBER (how good could it have been?) and...what else? I don't even know.


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