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Also: moved to music.
Barry was on fire from 1967-1971.
Another great call,
I won't keep this topic going as long as others, as this particular discussion designed to introduce everyone to the thread.
So why did you pick the ones you did everyone?
002 Name The Bond Track That Belongs In Another Film...
Bill Conti's rendition of the Bond theme belonged in a psychedelic dance movie,
Love the score though.
And well chosen it was, to close out the season. The themes of a double life, resurrection, dreams vs. reality, all apply to Don Draper in his effortless '60s cool. And how ingenious it was to include Casino Royale as yet another doubling from 1967.
Awesome response! Thanks!
Any thoughts on topic 002?
The James Bond theme is so obvious that I won't state it. GF was the first Bond film that I saw and not only had I never seen any other film like it I had never even *heard* another film like it. The swinging, swank music that accompanied the introduction to Miami Beach literally screams "BOND!" to me every time that I hear it. But so does the music during the raid on Fort Knox - repetitive and overpowering but not in an obnoxious way - it just reinforces how big and awesome everything is. The way that Barry was able to make everything in the GF soundtrack sound like it belonged to the soundtrack to GF and not any other film was a triumph, and the brass in that film set the template for what a lot of people consider the "Bond sound" to be.
No contest for me - the music that plays during Bond and Xenia's "race" near the beginning of GE. With some other non-Barry tracks I could kind of understant what the composers were going for, perhaps even trying to "update" the sound. But the music during that scene already sounded dated and cheesy and was such a "WTF?" moment that it totally ruined the scene. It sounds like it belongs to a film about breakdancing computer programmers from 1984.
Fantastic response. Exactly the kind of content I hoped this thread would produce!
To this day when I see that scene from GE I am take aback by the music. Jarring. Positively jarring.
.....well... I'd have to go with the utter lack of class, that belongs to Monty Norman and his score for Dr No, you could live without it and place it anywhere you like other than in Dr No, and had Barry from the start!? This small man is one over blown song writer who credits "himself" with the iconic JB theme, when any sane person knows full well that another JB was responsible for that theme!! Norman then and since then was never called upon again, which says it all...!!! :-B
Belongs in an 80s Eddy Murphy flick.
"Battle at Piz Gloria" from OHMSS
OHMSS had the best soundtrack of any Bond film but here are a few others:
"Bond averts WW3" YOLT
"Dawn Raid on FT Knox" GF
" Underwater Mayhem" TB
Topic 001- Man, you and I are kindred spirits! The GF theme right into "Bond Into Miami" blows me away to this day. Like the movie, this is quintessential Bond and Barry at his best in those two tracks. The brass and the strings are what make the "Bond sound" go.
Topic 002- It's no secret I think the GE soundtrack is easily the worst in the entire series, short of the title song which is well done and has a lot of Bondian and Barryesque flourishes otherwise missing from the rest of the film. "Ladies First" is one of the worst offenders amongst the assault on my ears and doesn't fit the movie. I wish Bono and Edge had done the rest of the tracks to be honest, they certainly "got" what Bond music should sound like and it would have been interesting to see what they came up with. Otherwise, I find GE to be a very enjoyable entry in the series.