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TLD does indeed recycle from OP, but my understanding was that AVTAK's is different. I like FYEO's but it has a big technical error in that it doesn't segue properly.
Well, you can definitely tell that AVTAK is a faster version of the other two, and OP is probably the most distinguishable out of the three. But if you listen to AVTAK and TLD side by side, you get the impression that AVTAK is just a faster TLD. The most noticeable difference with AVTAK for me is the zooming in.
I don't recall that. I know the TSWLM/MR ones have the gunshot sound effect played after the blood wash in some versions, but not FYEO.
Besides, Roger's worst gunbarrel on my 2002 Ultimate James Bond DVD Collection is Live And Let Die. Once the blood wash comes down it looks like a painting and you can hardly even see the gunbarrel or Bond at all.
LALD and TMWTGG automatically have the worst because I realise now that Moore pretty much misses the gunbarrel. So LALD's is probably the definite worst from Moore. But I don't like how AVTAK's is zoomed in either.
I like the music in LALD, though. It's just I can't see anything after the blood wash comes down in certain versions.
I agree this is a great gunbarrel and Kamen's music really captures the tone of the film.
only gunbarrel where the gun is visible as Bond walks (major issue) - Who cares?
-no shaking of the iris - Ok. But it doesn't really matter.
-no segue into next scene - That's because of the text.
-'the dead are alive' yuck - I have no issue with this at all.
If anything I'm happy that they went back to the traditional design and Bond in a suit (rather than a tux which is unnecessary for the gunbarrel).
100% agreed. The iris shaking and segue into the next scene wasn't that important. I just wanted the Gunbarrel back at the beginning with the binder design and a great blast of the Bond theme to get me excited for the film. That didn't bother me. Lazenby's moonwalk didn't bother me and FYEO's gunbarrel to jumpcut to next scene didn't bother me. Some gunbarrels aren't perfect but as long as they are in the right place and play the Bond theme I'm happy.
It's great that you two aren't cursed with being as nitpicky as I am.
I just think that if the gunbarrel was made to be traditional by being put back to the start they should have done their best with it instead of giving a half-hearted effort. It's the gunbarrel we've been waiting for since CR and in that regard it disappointed.
I care a lot about the gun being visible because the shot is supposed to be a surprise. You aren't supposed to see the gun until Bond shoots you. Admittedly, the surprise is diluted after twenty-three films, but all the other Bonds got this right, why not SP? It just seems shoddy to me, IMO.
I agree that the dead are alive card is totally unnecessary, but it doesn't hurt it too horribly. I feel like it's removed enough from the gunbarrel to just be a minor issue. I do kind of wish we could have had a transition from the gun barrel to the actual PTS, but it's a minor gripe in the long run.