Bond music outside Bond films

edited January 2016 in Music Posts: 956
So because of my love for LTK, I was watching this video about the polydactyl cats that live in Hemingway's house, and, well, check the music:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&ebc=ANyPxKpamEDWyMpknTpxr__SB0vzcn9bYCplTj7Dn5TWi6xRyYqpR1s39tFH1n0Xn0ohcDnVd50kADaE-b-M5s9oZ2vAITtrBQ&v=8vtEt4f80Xc

And then I thought that it's a bit uncommon to see Bond music out of Bond-related material: the only instance that comes to my head now is an ad for Guiness, I think, which featured We Have All The Time In The World. An then there were those HK and Turkish movies that featured illegal usage of music from all kinds of films, especially the Bond series in the Turkish case. I know: I just love those movies.

Other than that, do you know about non-Bond related movies, TV shows or commercials that used Bond songs or BGM?

Comments

  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    I've heard music from the FRWL videogame used in Murder documentary shows as well as a scene in Dumb and Dumber To.
  • Many Hong Kong martial arts films from the 1970s (Shaw Bros. productions) are full of ripped-off Bond music -- especially tracks from OHMSS and LALD.
  • Posts: 4,325
    Top Gear, when it had the 3 guys on it, would often use Bond music.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    'Catch Me If You Can' features the Bond theme.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I'm probably one of the few who remember seeing this on television in the early '70s:

  • Posts: 4,325
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I'm probably one of the few who remember seeing this on television in the early '70s:


    I wasn't born until the '80s :)
  • Thanks, guys! I think this issue is quite interesting to discuss, and to unearth memories. I'm particularily impressed by "Catch You If You Can". I saw the movie back then and didn't take notice.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    The 1981 Egyptian Rocky Horror knockoff film Fangs has music from TMWTGG.
  • edited January 2016 Posts: 1,482
    Not strictly Bond music - but John Barry's soundtrack for "The Specialist" (1994) sounds like it could have been written for LTK, to be honest, with all that Latin influence... it is very 'late-Bond-period' Barry.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Barry's score for Game of Death also has some Bondian sounding cues.


    @3:23 sounds like a variation of the Opening of the Bond theme.
  • Posts: 1,385
    This one is actually a cover version of a Bond song rather than the original, but "Live and Let Die" by Guns N Roses plays in the movie "Grosse Pointe Blank" when John Cusack comes home to discover that
    a convenience store has been built where his childhood home used to be.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Joe Don Baker Street
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    I wrote the script for a short film once, where the James Bond Theme gets used once.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    I just remembered I was in a random short film for my old high school class and the Bond theme was used in a part featuring me in my weirdest cameo to date. :))
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=Y3MtHVVPyt0
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Joe Don Baker Street
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    Most stupid video I ever saw. Respect!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Most stupid video I ever saw. Respect!
    I phoned in my performance just to be in the video. :P
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Joe Don Baker Street
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    Murdock wrote: »
    :P

    That s even worse.
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