Not strictly on topic, but I've just heard Another Way To Die, the new Bond theme song by Jack White and Alicia Keys, and it absolutely sucks utter donkey balls! Terrible effort, utterly tuneless and vying with Tina Turner's Goldeneye for the dubious honour of being the worst Bond theme ever.
(For the record, my fave Bond tunes are A-ha's The Living Daylights, John Barry's On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme, and Matt Monro's From Russia With Love)
Hope that Quantum Of Solace will be of markedly better quality than its theme tune... and that they'll fucking cut out the "Nice watch: is it a Rolex?" "No, Omega" product placement shambles. Probably best not to hold my breath on that one...
Just got two movies I can't wait to watch through the post: one is Spoorloos, a Dutch/French chiller that was remade by Hollywood in the early 90's as [the very disappointing] The Vanishing... so unfortunately I know what's going to happen, but I've heard that the original is so much better/scarier than the remake, so looking forward to that. I also got Calvaire which is a Belgian horror movie released in 2005 that I have very little idea about, but it is supposed to be absolutely shocking (and Mark Kermode gave it an ace review, which was the clincher for me) so that's the one I'm really excited about.
I've not heard the full version, but the bit on coke advert is ok. It just sounds like a bond theme, same chords as a fair wack of the others, same style etc. I quite liked the last one n'all. And the product placement will be there in full force no doubt, that's just the way these things work now sadly.
Post by the dark fourth on Sept 21, 2008 2:14:46 GMT
We wouldn't be being objective about music now would we Lawrie? Just kiddin - I'm ALWAYS objective about music. But seriously, it has a cool chorus. I don't think Ms Keys' contribution was necessary in any way though.
It's when the vocals start that you get the urge to rip your own eardrums out using a corkscrew: have you heard far enough to hear any vocals, Ryan?
Nah, I've not actually. I forgot it was Alicia Keys. Ugh. I'm not about to go out of my way looking for it though! Hopefully the movie'll be good, I REALLY liked Casino Royle. I think I'm getting all the bond flicks on dvd for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I've got them on VHS, but I've not got a VHS player at my flat because there's no point. That said, VHS is far better than DVD (old VHS even more so) and I'll fight to the death to prove how I feel.
While we're on the subject of Bond, might as well get the eternal debate raging: Best Bond and Best Bond films, please people.
My favourite Bonds (with some indication of how close I rank them to each other) are:
Dalton > Connery >> Craig >>>>> Brosnan > Lazenby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Moore (I'm a purist, you see, and Dalton, Connery and Craig all play it closest to the James Bond of Ian Fleming's novels - Roger Moore is a fucking disgrace to the franchise, IMO)
And my favourite Bond films are:
1) Licence To Kill 2) From Russia With Love 3) Goldfinger 4) Thunderball 5) The Living Daylights
Didn't especially like Casino Royale (due to the EXCESSIVE - even for the Bond franchise - product placement, and also because it managed to make a rather basic plot very convoluted), but I think Daniel Craig was excellent with what he had to work with: the pre-titles sequence where he makes his 2nd ever kill is easily my favourite in the series. If they can provide him with some decent scripts, Craig could displace Connery as my 2nd favourite Bond (yes, Connery was genius in his early films, but he also made Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again, both of which stunk), though I don't think he'll ever nail the role quite like Dalton did - he was the absolute incarnation of the character that Fleming wrote on the page.