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  • wadsy
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    Here's an interesting (end of film song) that was rejected by director Michael Apted.

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  • Tigon Man
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    Staggered to find Thunderball in such a lowly position!
    One of the definitive Bond themes, alongside Diamonds Are Forever and From Russia With Love.

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  • Seaton
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    I must watch it on YouTube. I think there are proxies or something I could use, but I'm technologically useless. I haven't been back to the UK for 18 months. Missing it a lot, to be honest.

  • agutterfan
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    I saw that too. Do you get the BBC in Madrid or are you visiting here?

  • Seaton
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    If you don't watch QI, you'll have missed this bit about Monty Norman and the James Bond theme, so here it is (from about 14:45).
    Quite interesting, as the name of the show suggests.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMP3tTO8A4

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  • Metro1962
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    Originally posted by garth View Post

    Not surprising, given Die Another Day is an awful title. I thought it must have been generated by computer when I first heard of it.
    Die Another Day by Madonna sounds like a very cheap production imo but cost quite a bit to make I bet.

    On a side note, I much preferred the Die Another Day film than Skycrap and QoC to the fact I have watched Die Another Day more times than those other two (Skycrap and QoC were only watched once and that was enough for me ) not a lot would agree me with on that but ech to their own I guess.

    Also had some great nods to previous Bond films because of the franchises 40th anniversary.

    Die Another Day was the highest grossing James Bond film until the release of Casino Royale. It earned $432 million worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2002

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  • garth
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    Originally posted by Bonekicker View Post

    Die Another Day is an awful Bond song
    Not surprising, given Die Another Day is an awful title. I thought it must have been generated by computer when I first heard of it.

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  • Bonekicker
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    Jack White can do now wrong so, for me, the worst Bone theme was Madge's Die Another Day. It's not a bad song, just an awful Bond one!
    Die Another Day is an awful Bond song, and probably the worst. Actually, I dont think its a good song anyway, but truly dreadful as a Bond theme. Whats weird about the Jack White/ Aliesha Keyes effort is that not is it pretty rubbish and unsuitable, but that both are actually quite talented. I suspect that White might have been a mistake, if only because his style isnt really suitable for Bond, But Keyes can write , and its a surprise it was all such a mess.

    Yep - Skyfall works. Which is what you want in a Bond theme.

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  • zabadak
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    FWIW I love Skyfall (movie and music!) but also have a lot of time for You Only Live Twice (I am a fan of both major Sinatras) and the main theme (what a spine-tingling moment it was when that came on during Skyfall!!!).

    I like View To A Kill, although the 80s over-production detracted from it, and both themes from OHMSS. Goldfinger is, obvs, Bassey's best BOND, IMHO. For Your Eyes Only is pretty good.

    Jack White can do now wrong so, for me, the worst Bone theme was Madge's Die Another Day. It's not a bad song, just an awful Bond one!

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  • garth
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    Pelican, for us as human beings, everything - apart from adding two and two etc. - is a subjective exercise, including how we process colour and sound. The writer had the simple but interesting idea of ranking the Bond tunes. None of us (I believe) thought of that, but he triggered something and we had great fun revisiting and re-evaluating the themes and choosing our own favourites - and even least favourites. That is hardly destructive criticism, and I imagine the writer would be pleased rather than annoyed at this.

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  • Carl V
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    Originally posted by Pelican View Post
    It's a subjective exercise. Also, music styles change; case in point - From Russia With Love. In its time it was a huge hit for Matt Munro but listening to it through today's ears it doesn't have nearly the impact it had all those years ago. That doesn't make it any the less impressive - but that's just my view.
    You're quite right, it is subjective. However in my case, the fact that I can recollect all the Bond theme tunes from the earliest to around the mid-90's would tell me these are more memorable than the songs used in the current films. Off the top of my head, I couldn't tell you a single Daniel Craig Bond tune without looking them up. I'm not necessarily criticising them, it's just that they're very forgettable tunes to me.

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  • Pelican
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    Since the original list was presented as the writer's personal ranking, and everyone was invited to submit their list in order of preference, it's not clear to me exactly how criticism of his list enters into it.
    It's a subjective exercise. Also, music styles change; case in point - From Russia With Love. In its time it was a huge hit for Matt Munro but listening to it through today's ears it doesn't have nearly the impact it had all those years ago. That doesn't make it any the less impressive - but that's just my view.

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  • garth
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    Thanks for the info, Bonekicker. You'll see I have corrected my mistake regarding the 'Live and let die' lyrics in a post further down the thread.

  • Shirley Brahms
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    Originally posted by garth View Post

    My own favourite is Ms Bassey's soaring, lift the rafters, "Goldfinger".
    Without a moment's hesitation, my favourite, too, and the most memorable.

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  • garth
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    Originally posted by Tonch View Post

    But I always hear this as:

    "But if this ever changing world in which we're living"

    Which is perfectly OK!
    My apologies. I got it wrong. I trusted my memory, but I had evidently misheard or misremembered.

    "But if this ever changing world in which we're living makes you give in and cry"

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