NTTD Gun Barrel Sequence OOO O O O

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I'm actually not keen on Skyfall. I think he looks a bit stiff and unnatural. Feels a bit rehearsed.

    QoS is unusal amongst gunbarrels as he puts the gun in front of his face- most Bonds don't do that. Pierce probably comes the closest.
  • MI6HQMI6HQ Vauxhall Headquarters, London
    edited November 2022 Posts: 1,912
    His best was in Skyfall, he captured the classic Bond pose.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited November 2022 Posts: 7,322
    In QoS he's way too rushed, not positioned in the circle well, and doesn't look good.
    Skyfall's is better, but it's still nothing special to me, and I didn't like that it was at the end (same with QoS).
    It's hard to include CR in the ranking because of how different it is, but for me, it's:
    CR
    SP
    NTTD
    SF
    QOS

    EDIT: Just rewatched the Skyfall gunbarrel, and Craig certainly is good in it. I can see why they put it at the end for Skyfall, but still... don't love it there.
    QoS' really should have been at the beginning.
  • MI6HQMI6HQ Vauxhall Headquarters, London
    edited November 2022 Posts: 1,912
    In QoS he's way too rushed, not positioned in the circle well, and doesn't look good.
    Skyfall's is better, but it's still nothing special to me, and I didn't like that it was at the end (same with QoS).
    It's hard to include CR in the ranking because of how different it is, but for me, it's:
    CR
    SP
    NTTD
    SF
    QOS

    EDIT: Just rewatched the Skyfall gunbarrel, and Craig certainly is good in it. I can see why they put it at the end for Skyfall, but still... don't love it there.
    QoS' really should have been at the beginning.

    But the gunbarrel at the end turned into the 50th anniversary design, that's the special thing about it too.
    None of the gunbarrels have ever done that before.
    It's very rare and doubt will ever happen again, because it's anniversary.
    So, I think it does makes sense that it's moved at the film's ending.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 12,159
    One thing I always quite liked about the QoS one is that it's the only one where he's walked off after shooting! :)
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lagos, Nigeria
    edited November 2022 Posts: 595
    mtm wrote: »
    One thing I always quite liked about the QoS one is that it's the only one where he's walked off after shooting! :)

    Yeah, it seems there's always one unique thing going on in Craig's Bond Gunbarrels. I noticed the SF Gunbarrel looks very illuminating....almost too much and a first for Bond.
  • LucknFateLucknFate Arkhangelsk
    Posts: 573
    Who knows, by the time B26 gets ready to roll, hats may be back in style.

    Bond wearing a flat cap in mid-stride flings it at the camera then fires, 2-dimensional blood runs down the screen.

    Possibilities there.

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  • RyanRyan Canada
    edited November 2022 Posts: 683
    I'd rank the Craig barrels something like this:

    1. Casino Royale (brilliantly worked into the opening scene and Craig's best pose to my eyes)

    2. No Time To Die (I like the design and the blending of tradition with something new - absolutely love the way we move up the barrel and into the opening shot)

    3. Spectre (great pose by Daniel, but not a huge fan of the design which I think looks a little too polished versus the Brosnan-era Binder variant)

    4. Skyfall (it's okay, but the timing and the design feel way off)

    5. Quantum of Solace (rushed, mediocre design, and Craig's worst pose)
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
    Posts: 6,859
    Ryan wrote: »
    2. No Time To Die (I like the design and the blending of tradition with something new - absolutely love the way we move up the barrel and into the opening shot)

    It’s a good update on the traditional iris opening up on the PTS. I would hope we see that part become a mainstay.

    Funnily, it’s something we’ve seen before in GE, with the beginning and ending of the main titles.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 12,159
    Yeah I liked the zoom in; didn't particularly miss the blood even.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,322
    Ryan wrote: »
    I'd rank the Craig barrels something like this:

    1. Casino Royale (brilliantly worked into the opening scene and Craig's best pose to my eyes)

    2. No Time To Die (I like the design and the blending of tradition with something new - absolutely love the way we move up the barrel and into the opening shot)

    3. Spectre (great pose by Daniel, but not a huge fan of the design which I think looks a little too polished versus the Brosnan-era Binder variant)

    4. Skyfall (it's okay, but the timing and the design feel way off)

    5. Quantum of Solace (rushed, mediocre design, and Craig's worst pose)

    Great points. The Brosnan gunbarrel generally (GE specifically) is my favourite of them all.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    My only ding on the Brosnan gun barrel is Brosnan himself. He comes off stiff, which I felt he was throughout GE. I would have liked to see him reshoot it for each film, he probably would have nailed it better in DAD (which has his strongest performance).
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 12,159
    Yes, I'm always surprised how, on Twitter especially, folks seem to really rate Brosnan's one. To me he's a bit pigeon-chested and stiff, as you say - for me a proper gunbarrel involves bending your knees a bit! :)
    I would say it's Dalton for the perfect one, although I do love Roger's second too. The man knew how to strike a pose.
  • MI6HQMI6HQ Vauxhall Headquarters, London
    edited November 2022 Posts: 1,912
    mtm wrote: »
    Yes, I'm always surprised how, on Twitter especially, folks seem to really rate Brosnan's one. To me he's a bit pigeon-chested and stiff, as you say - for me a proper gunbarrel involves bending your knees a bit! :)
    I would say it's Dalton for the perfect one, although I do love Roger's second too. The man knew how to strike a pose.

    Yeah, Brosnan's pose is someone that you couldn't take seriously.
    Very much an action hero kind of thing, not realistic at all.

    Dalton's pose are great, as he did that gunbarrel pose in one of the scenes in the film itself (TLD).

    There are so many variations of pose when it comes to Moore, I though liked his pose in his earlier outings (LALD & TMWTGG), with his left hand touching his right arm while the other right hand was striking a shooting pose, yes, I though liked the bending of his knees, but didn't liked much of his pose in the later entries (particularly in FYEO), with both of his hands striking a shooting pose, both holding the gun, looked a bit policeman to me 😅.

    The Connery and Lazenby ones were too much dramatic, not realistic either, the earlier Connery pose where he's jumping was almost a bit funny for me, but still standing at least, but the later gunbarrel pose, it's not knee bent, but a kneeling position, I mean none of the spies really doing that pose, there's an inability to move safely from the enemy if you're kneeling, it's such a difficult pose!

    So, I think Dalton's pose is the best and the most realistic with Craig coming in at second, very much realistic pose for someone whose aiming a shooting strike!
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    Posts: 1,521
    CR - perfection.

    QOS - I like Craig's pose and the design is similar to NTTD but it's just too damn fast.

    SF - I don't like anything about this one. Awful design, not crazy about the grey suit, Craig's walk and pose feel off, and I don't like that it's at the end.

    SP - a mixed bag. I think Craig does fine apart from swinging his gun like a madman. I appreciate the return of the Binder design but it looks too flat for my liking.

    NTTD - my only nitpick is the sound effect used for the gunshot. I dig everything else. As far as I'm concerned, this rifling design should've been used for all the Craig films.
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