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Amph James Bond: Now Disc. "Skyfall" Video Blog by Sam Mendes

Discussion in 'Community' started by big_boss_nass, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Hm, I should say for the sake of full disclosure that I own all seven of a-ha's albums, their greatest hits album, and their recent live album. Big fan, actually....

    [face_plain]

    ;)

    E_S
     
  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Sorry, forgot: Tomorrow Never Dies had a great opening IMO. :)

    E_S
     
  3. citizenjohn

    citizenjohn Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ender_Sai

    Thank You.


    Cj
     
  4. Dagobah1234

    Dagobah1234 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Favorite Bond : Pierce Brosnan
    Favorite Bond Movie : Tommorow Never Dies
    Best Villian : Alec Trevelyan
     
  5. darth_sidious1

    darth_sidious1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    My Favourites:

    Bond: (I know I'm gonna be flayed alive for this) Roger Moore. I really like his comedic style.

    Movie: The Spy Who Loved me, or maybe GoldenEye. Either one.

    Good Girl: Christmas Jones, The World is not Enough. Denise Richards is HOT!!!

    Bad Girl: Fiona Volpe, Thunderball. Just that first scene - "Major Derval's social secretary..." How "social" can you get with her???

    Villain: Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies. An absolute lunatic and loving every minute of it. Best line: "Oh, if you don't mind, would you please KILL those b******s?!!"

    Henchman: Oddjob. nuff said.

    Song: I've a couple of favourites:

    The World is Not Enough - Garbage
    Surrender - kd lang
    A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
    Diamonds are Forever - Shirley Bassey
    And I must be the only one who actually liked Tommorrow Never Dies by Sheryl Crow.

    Credits: The World is Not Enough. How can you not like sexy dancing oil babes?
    Also, I liked Die Another Day. It's a cool idea to advance the plot through the credits. Pity it was alloyed with that alleged "song"...

    Pre-credits: Goldfinger. It has it all! Sneaking around! Explosions! Girls! Electrocution of swarthy Hispanic guys! Sean Connery with a seagull on his head! :D
    But seriously it is cool. For more modern ones, I like The World is Not Enough. The Boat chase is incredible.

    Now, here's my idea for a new category: What is your favorite version of the Bond theme - AKA what's your favourited gunbarrel music?
    How's that for obscure?
     
  6. Sourdust

    Sourdust Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I love Sheryl Crow's theme. It's one of the best. I didn't think she could do it.

    Best theme music? I like the gun barrel opening to FYEO. It's probably the only good music in the movie. Really exciting.
     
  7. Dubya_Scott

    Dubya_Scott Jedi Master star 5

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    Best gun barrel opening music is Goldfinger. That's John Barry at his best. The entire Goldfinger soundtrack is great.
     
  8. darth_sidious1

    darth_sidious1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Oh yeah, almost forgot to put in my favourite gunbarrel theme: The version used during most of Roger Moore's tenure - you know the full orchestral one. I love the way it starts off with the whole orchestra playing as the dots flash by, and then all the strings playing the theme after Bond shoots.
    I also kind of liked the Die Another Day version - kind of a throwback to early Barry, with modern sound effects mixed in.
    I think too much about this sort of stuff. You can tell I have too much time on my hands...
     
  9. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I actually liked the Living Daylights one, and DID was great EXCEPT FOR THE BULLET!!! :_| :mad:

    How the hell can they justify that?!?!?

    E_S
     
  10. Dubya_Scott

    Dubya_Scott Jedi Master star 5

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    I hated that bullet. That messed the whole thing up.
     
  11. Sourdust

    Sourdust Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Pierce Brosnan is one heck of a shot.

    "Hey, you ruined my gun!"
     
  12. Darth_Jeremy

    Darth_Jeremy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ok, let's see:

    Best Bond: Roger Moore
    Best villians: Francisco Saramanga, Jaws
    Best Bond girl: Octopussy
    Worst Bond girl: Jinx(I just don't think she should have been played by a big-name actress)
    Best movie: Octopussy
    Worst movie: Goldeneye
    Best songs: Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney and The World is Not Enough by Garbage
    Worst song: Die Another Day by Madonna
    Best opening credit sequence: The World is Not Enough
    Worst opening credit sequence: Die Another Day (these are supposed to be really sexy and Pierce Brosnan getting his ass kicked just isn't sexy)
    Best pre-credit sequence: Octopussy


     
  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    So one could infer that you like Octopussy, right?

    E_S
     
  14. Darth_Jeremy

    Darth_Jeremy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yeah, of course.
     
  15. R2D2-PENA

    R2D2-PENA Jedi Youngling star 3

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    favorite bond: Sean Connery
    favorite movie: from russia with love
    favorite villain: Jaws
    favorite bond girl: Carole Bouquet

     
  16. Rogue_Squad_Leader-

    Rogue_Squad_Leader- Jedi Master star 4

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    who the hell is David Niven ?
     
  17. Rogue_Squad_Leader-

    Rogue_Squad_Leader- Jedi Master star 4

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    who the hell is David Niven ?
     
  18. big_boss_nass

    big_boss_nass Tucson FF Founding Member star 4

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    David Niven played Bond in Casino Royale I believe. Can someone confirm this for me?
     
  19. Dubya_Scott

    Dubya_Scott Jedi Master star 5

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    Yes. Columbia Pictures made a Bond spoof called "Casino Royale" in 1967. It starred David Niven (as the real 007), Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orsen Welles, Woody Allen, and a whole crap-load of other top actors of the 60's. It's out on DVD, if you wanna pick it up.

    David Niven and Peter Sellers are very well-known for the Pink Panther movies, from the 1960's all the way to the 80's. They're very funny together. (Those Pink Panther movies are great!)
     
  20. citizenjohn

    citizenjohn Jedi Knight star 5

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    Dont forget Barry Nelson played James Bond in the 1950's TV version of Casino Royale.
     
  21. Dubya_Scott

    Dubya_Scott Jedi Master star 5

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    Yup. That was an episode of a show called "Climax!". In that `Casino Royale`, Jimmy Bond was an American and Clarence Leiter was the Englishman. That comes as one of the Special Features on the David Niven/Peter Sellers "Casino Royale" DVD.
     
  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    David Niven was also one of Fleming's choices for 007 when the producers were casting Connery.

    E_S
     
  23. Sourdust

    Sourdust Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Really? I didn't know about that...! I thought he liked Roger Moore.
     
  24. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Yep. He liked David Niven. The producers considered Moore; thank god the great original scripts weren't given to Moore!

    E_S
     
  25. padawanskywalker

    padawanskywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Bond:pierce
    Movie:Die Another Day