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Apr 3 16 12:05 AM
Jim Pattison wrote:I don't think this has already been mentioned in this thread...
Is anyone else familiar with the '007 Reloaded' spoken word recordings (audiobooks) produced by Lucy Fleming?
Apr 25 16 3:04 PM
I'm sure a lot of JB fans are already aware of this, but just in case I wanted to highly recommend a 2-CD set I just recently got from Amazon - The Best of Bond (2012). This has all of the opening theme songs from all the bond films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, plus an extra CD full of bonus tracks. I know it doesn't include songs from the last two JB films (Skyfall & Spectre), but that's understandable given that it came out right before Skyfall was released theatricaly.
I had gotten this out of the library prior to buying this, and it's one of the most compelling CD's I've ever heard. I really enjoyed listening to all of the theme songs of the films - in the order in which they came out. It really illustrated not only how pop/rock music changed from one era to the next, but also illustrates how great most of these songs are; listening to them really transports me back to the time period that these were released (even though I wasn't even born when the 1960's JB movies came out). It was also interesting that I liked some of the songs more than many of the films the songs were taken from; for example, I felt View to a Kill was a weak Bond film - however, the VTAK theme song from Duran Duran was amazing...
Also really enjoyed the 2nd CD in the set, which included: non-theme song music that played in the various movies, as well as other tracks (including Moby's version of the JB theme, etc.).
Here's an interesting article re: this set: http://www.007.com/50-years-of-bond-themes/
On a completely different subject, where does the 1983 JB film Never Say Never Again fit into the JB mythos?! Even though it starts Sean Connery as Bond, I know it's not considered an "official" Bond film. I haven't seen it for years, though IIRC it was a decent film. For what it's worth, music from NSNA is not included in this aforementioned CD set...
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Apr 28 16 8:57 AM
Thanks for the feedback re: my question. I saw Thunderball years before seeing NSNA & never noticed the connection for whatever reason. Ironically, I liked NSNA better than Thunderball.
I guess it may be a good idea to watch both films back to back & compare/contrast them. I may do that at some point.
Apr 28 16 11:30 AM
Apr 28 16 12:26 PM
spectacular shocker wrote:
Thanks for the feedback re: my question. I saw Thunderball years before seeing NSNA & never noticed the connection for whatever reason. Ironically, I liked NSNA better than Thunderball.I guess it may be a good idea to watch both films back to back & compare/contrast them. I may do that at some point.
Apr 28 16 2:38 PM
supersteel wrote:They only reason NSNA could be made separately from all that was the man Kevin McClory who made it had the rights to Thunderball as he helped conceive a novel with Fleming that Fleming turned into the THunderball novel. This led to years of litigation and a determination that McClory could make and remake that story but that was it. Also he had the rights to SPECTRE/Blofeld.
He tried to do it again in 1989 with Pierce Brosnan (who had to abandon the role when Remington Steele was renewed) and every few yrs you would hear rumblings he was going to do It again. THis time the rumor was Timothy Dalton would have the role.
It's also the reason Blofeld gets scrapped rather hastily at the beginning of For Your Eyes Only without seeing his face, or his name, and is not used again.
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