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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqN...

The OST of upcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, sung by multiple Grammy Winner Adele is here!!!

As good as Mr..Bond himself, the song is very reminiscent of the earlier tracks by Shirley Bassey from Dr.No, and Goldfinger.

Dunno about others, but this song is sending chills up my spine!!!

Listen and surrender to Bond and Adele!!!


message 2: by Mala (new)

Mala Anirban wrote: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqN...

The OST of upcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, sung by multiple Grammy Winner Adele is here!!!

As good as Mr..Bond himself, the song is very reminiscent of th..."

Daroon...but still as far as Bond theme songs go,nothing like Tina Turner's Golden Eye. Every time that song comes up,I'm lost to the world! And Chris Cornell's You Know My Name & Shirley Bassey's Diamonds Are Forever & Goldfinger. They are classics. It's only Adele's voice that carries Skyfall,not much in terms of tune or melody,won't you agree?

Here are the links,enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hGQ97...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzgdB...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_PJO...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIu_w...

Btw,why not include Ian Fleming novels in the group read? We could start with Dr.No


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Mala wrote: "Anirban wrote: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqN...

The OST of upcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, sung by multiple Grammy Winner Adele is here!!!

As good as Mr..Bond himself, the song is very r..."



I liked it, but as you said, the tune is repetitive.

Among the recent Bonds the best came from Chris Cornell and Tina Turner. I like Garbage too, in WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

And, among the oldies, Dame Shirley Bassey in Moonraker and Diamonds Are Forever. Louis Armstron for WE HAVE ALL THE TIME, and Tom Jones for Thunderball.

The Roger Moore films, were very melodic when it came to soundtrack, very much un-Bond but very listenable!! Wont u agree??

But, Bond wouldnt have been complete without John Barry, what score. He made the Bond sound the best in the business.


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About the group read we ll keep that in mind. :)


message 5: by Mala (new)

Mala Anirban wrote: "Mala wrote: "Anirban wrote: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqN...

The OST of upcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, sung by multiple Grammy Winner Adele is here!!!

As good as Mr..Bond himself, the s..."

I think that's because Barry used pop group like Duran Duran & Aha,if I remember correctly but as I'm not at all fond of Roger Moore as Bond,don't really remember the music of movies featuring him. I'm really looking forward to Skyfall,hope Sam Mendes has done great job with it & ofcourse part of it was shot in India!


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Mala wrote: "Anirban wrote: "Mala wrote: "Anirban wrote: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqN...

The OST of upcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, sung by multiple Grammy Winner Adele is here!!!

As good as Mr..Bon..."


But the shooting was canceled :(

I like the songs of Octopussy, Spy Who Loved ME. Even Paul McCartney did a OK job with Live and Let Die.

The A-HA song was catchy, but DURAN DURAN er ta ekdom bekar chilo. :D


message 7: by Mala (new)

Mala No,they did shoot in Gujrat. Aami shomaye paele oei gaan gulo shunbo. Accha,Anirban,I'm off for the nite now. Shubho raatri :-)


message 8: by Versha (new)

Versha Why no discussion on SKYFALL?? Haven’t anybody seen it yet??


message 9: by Rahul Nath (new)

Rahul Nath (cultofpersonality) | 2406 comments I saw Skyfall. Was pretty good, BUT doesn't quite seem like a Bond movie. The director tried doing away with a lot of conventional formulas from earlier Bond movies, even making fun of them at times (the exploding pen joke) which was a welcome change, but he also seemed to hold on to a few Bond traditions so all in all the result was okayish.

Still a few scenes stand out. The Shanghai fight shown with neon lights, the casino in Macau, the Scotland scenes and the climax action scenes! And Javier Bardem's Silva, though not as memorable as Anton Chigurh, was certainly the best villain of 2012 (Sorry Bane :D). Also, seeing Q and Moneypenny again felt good. Still, wasn't much of espionage in here and felt a little short of Casino Royale imo.


message 10: by Rahul Nath (new)

Rahul Nath (cultofpersonality) | 2406 comments As far as Bond songs so, my favorite will always be Nancy Sinatra's "You Only Live Twice".


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Louis Armstrong's "We have all the time in the world"...another favorite of mine


message 12: by Mala (new)

Mala Vash wrote: "Why no discussion on SKYFALL?? Haven’t anybody seen it yet??"

Here's a review I liked. Do scroll down upon the comments on it as well,they are quite interesting.

http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/...


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 11, 2012 02:37AM) (new)

Saw SKYFALL today, and I positively think that this movie is destined to become one of the greatest BOND Film of all times. I know this is a BIG statement but as a Bond buff, I am fully satisfied with what I saw, rather experienced today!!!

Did they make any mistake, NO. There were no mistakes in this movie. Everything was perfectly placed and portrayed. The easy transition of M, the replacement of Miss Moneypenny, the infallible loyalty of the British Bulldog. Everything was smooth, from the word GO.

And what tributes, from that old Aston Martin from GOLDFINGER, to the good old James Bond theme in the background. Not the modern version, but the one made immortal by John Barry and Monty Norman, with the surf rock guitar playing those famous notes.

And, what about that sequence of using the Komodo dragon for jumping. Don’t we remember Roger Moore, using crocodiles to do the same in LIVE AND LET DIE?? Yes, this film was nostalgia, even the gun barrel sequence. Pure, no dilutions. Pure and Vintage bond.

What about Ralph Fieness. One of those points which made me think when will the next Bond release, I need to see Fieness as M. No comparisons with Judi Dench , Bernard Lee or Robert Brown. They all had their own immortal signature on this role. But, having Ralph Fieness in the pivotal role do change the equations a bit., with Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny.

Just one hitch though. I missed Desmond Llewelyn. His Q, was the best and will be the best. I am sure, with him at the helm of Q branch, Silva would have had a tough time to break into the MI6 system. He never gave an inch to James Bond, so any Silva, is fodder for him, any day any time.

And, lastly Silva. One of the best, one of the cruellest. Goes right to the top, with those who came before him. Remember Francisco Scaramanga??? He was a psychopath too. He even had an island like Silva. Or for that matter Auric Goldfinger?? Wasnt he crule too, he painted that poor girl in Gold!!!

The locales used were perfect. Albert Finney with Scotland in the back was bleak, cold and captivating. And, Macau?? Another nostalgic trip, for Mr Bond?? Did he remember that gunmaker who supplied Scaramanga with his Golden Gun and bullets??


message 14: by Mala (new)

Mala After Quantum of Solace,almost any Bond outing would look good !

Having said that,I did enjoy Skyfall though curiously enough,for the first half hour atleast,I felt strangly detached from the movie-- it was like- Ah, Craig is wearing a nice suit! Craig is doing this/that. I wonder if anyone else had a similar feeling? That the narrative took longer for them to get involved?

I read somewhere that Mendes spent 3 months on the opening 10 minute sequence alone- that train sequence was initially shot in India & then reshot in Turkey.
The movie is visually opulent- no doubt abt that!

I perked up on seeing Ralph Fiennes, one of my fav actors- he's the only actor worthy enuf to fill Dench's shoes. I had gone to watch this movie without reading up anything on it so the element of surprise worked for me- Bardem,the new Q etc

I found Ben Whishaw,the new Q,very cute- the whole point of this casting was to show that 26years olds don't really own this world-- Bond & Silva may be worn out & world-weary but the old dogs still have few aces up their sleeves!

Sharing some Bond trivia forwarded to me by a friend ( needed for ppl like me who read books/watch movies & forget the details!)--He is the world's most famous secret agent, so we present to you A Bullet-Point History of James Bond:
-February 17th, 1952: Ian Fleming begins writing the self-described "spy story to end all spy stories," Casino Royale. Over the next decade, he would follow it with 8 more novels, inspiring the longest-running film franchise of all time.

-1962-1967: The fabled Sean Connery Era. Giving the world its first look at "Bond... James Bond," Connery takes on the iron-fisted Dr. No, prevents Goldfinger from irradiating Fort Knox, and meets his iconic arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Connery brings a dash of humor and likability to the character and the public becomes captivated by his world of gadgets, guns, and girls. 22 other spy-centric films were released in 1966, attempting to recreate Bond's success.

-April 13th, 1967: The oddest of all Bond films, Casino Royale, is a satire of espionage films (unlike the original novel). Half a dozen actors play James Bond in this spoof that stars Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and Orson Welles.

-December 18th, 1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service is released starring George Lazenby as 007. Lazenby ended his contract before the film's release because he thought James Bond would grow outdated and archaic in the liberated 1970s. Fun fact: while searching for the new Bond, the studio offered the part to Timothy Dalton, who declined, believing he was too young for the role. Dalton would go on to play Bond almost 20 years later.

-December 14th, 1971: Sean Connery returns for his last official stint as 007 in Diamonds Are Forever. While a commercial success, critics panned it for its campy humor, convoluted plot, and weak secondary characters.

-1973-1985: The Roger Moore Era. The longest serving Bond in history with (00)7 films, Moore brought a more relaxed, debonair approach to MI6's top agent. Scaling down from the global super villains, Bond took on drug trafficking, voodoo, and personal vendettas. Never without a one-liner or an all-too-convenient gadget, Moore is typically described as "the funny Bond."

-October 7th, 1983: Near the end of the Roger Moore Era, an independent studio gained the rights to remake Thunderball, once again starring Sean Connery in his final Bond appearance. The story goes that after completing Diamonds Are Forever, Connery said he "would never again play Bond," prompting them to change the title to Never Say Never Again.

-1987-1989: The Timothy Dalton Era. While he only starred in two films, Dalton is remembered for bringing a gritty realism back to the franchise. His portrayal of 007 has been described as that of "a burned out killer who may have the energy left for one final mission... A Bond of suffering."

-1995-2002: The Pierce Brosnan Era. Playing Bond with a natural charm, Brosnan won the praise of critics and audiences alike in GoldenEye. The series was revitalized for the modern age, featuring Dame Judi Dench as M while taking Bond back to his thuggish roots. In the film, M describes Bond as "a blunt instrument wielded by the government," exactly as Fleming had described him in 1962.

-2006-2012: The Daniel Craig Era. Fans weren't shy about expressing their skepticism on the casting choice, but in a move of pure class, Connery, Moore, Dalton, and Brosnan all came to Craig's defense. They must have been right because Casino Royale is the highest grossing Bond film yet. Craig describes his portrayal as a bad guy who just happens to be working for the good guys.


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Mala wrote: "After Quantum of Solace,almost any Bond outing would look good !

Having said that,I did enjoy Skyfall though curiously enough,for the first half hour atleast,I felt strangly detached from the movi..."


Comprehensive. Thanks for sharing :)


message 16: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 12, 2012 12:57AM) (new)

The Q was the broken link for me. I agree to your point that maybe he was there to show the point of Old War Horses still win matches, but just think, Desmond Lewllyn, old frail, stooping, yet with the characteristic disdain for Silva. :)

Another old War Horse breathed his last, that Aston Martin D5 from Goldfinger :) I felt so sad when it got destroyed, it was almost like Bond lost an old friend, who came out of the cold, for one last time, only to help his old friend. He may not be suave like the Lotus, or the DB5, but he still packed a punch when it came to combat. Hats off to the use of that CAR. :)


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ANother aspect I sorely missed was those dangerous sidekicks of the main villains. Gobinda in Octopussy, Nick Nack in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN....they were scary but they were an integral part of the whole Bond franchise!!


message 18: by Mala (new)

Mala Anirban wrote: "ANother aspect I sorely missed was those dangerous sidekicks of the main villains. Gobinda in Octopussy, Nick Nack in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN....they were scary but they were an integral part o..."

The sidekicks were given the kicks! Honestly who would want to be distracted when Ola Bardem was there!
And yeah,I did feel sad abt the Aston Martin- almost like a human character!


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Mala wrote: "Anirban wrote: "ANother aspect I sorely missed was those dangerous sidekicks of the main villains. Gobinda in Octopussy, Nick Nack in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN....they were scary but they were an..."

Check out this link,

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/1...


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

One villain no one speaks about, but I found him equally cold was Max Zorin from VIEW TO KILl, with Christopher Walken, another great actor, playing the character.


message 21: by Mala (last edited Nov 12, 2012 01:20AM) (new)

Mala Christopher Walken gives me the heebies jeebies anytime! You shd see him in Comfort of Strangers.
I think I'll see the entire Bond series all over again- so many of them are hazy in my mind.
Will check out the link later.


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Mala wrote: "Christopher Walken gives me the heebies jeebies anytime! You shd see him in Comfort of Strangers.
I think I'll see the entire Bond series all over again- so many of them are hazy in my mind.
Will c..."


I am downloading them all, I need to start from the first :)


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