SPECTRE Production Timeline

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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    It's a good song... If we only had a proper follow up to Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Alex Turner (from the Arctic Monkeys) wrote a song called 'Risk' for Spectre which was rejected. After this he gave the song to Alexandra Saviour. You can hear it below:


    Add an orchestral accompaniment for a fuller sound and whammo me likey...


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    Alex Turner (from the Arctic Monkeys) wrote a song called 'Risk' for Spectre which was rejected. After this he gave the song to Alexandra Saviour. You can hear it below:


    perhaps one of the working titles for Spectre was Risico.... I will listen to the song when I get home from work.
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
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    Wow, that song is utter garbage. Die Another Day seems like Goldfinger compared to that.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Hmm... Nope.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited April 2016 Posts: 23,883
    This is actually from True Detective 2. I did not know it was originally intended for SP. Not quite to the genius level of 'Do I wanna know' but still miles better (imho) than the final song we received.

    I would have preferred this or Radiohead's attempt. A crying shame all round, but it's done now. Hopefully we get something appropriate for B25, both on the song and on the score front. If Mendes is indeed finally in the rear view mirror then I'm hopeful we will be back on track.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I do like the song as I said but I think it would have needed to be fleshed out and embellished more.

    Same with RH but less so. That song improves as it progresses.

    WotW is still embarrassing and inappropriate... we've come a long ways from the masculine You Know My Name.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Might be the first time I've heard WotW referred to as "inappropriate."
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited April 2016 Posts: 23,883
    @Creasy47, at least from my perspective, the tone was not in keeping with the final film. The song's tone, along with Smith's pre-release comments, seemed to suggest some epic love story, which is a far cry from what we got in the final film. So tonally inappropriate in my view. Something darker and more 'spectral' would have been my preference. The Radiohead track was closer to my expectation.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Makes sense. I didn't follow along with WotW whatsoever once it was first released, so I didn't know about that. Tried to avoid the lyrics and everything else about it until I caught it in theaters.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Makes sense. I didn't follow along with WotW whatsoever once it was first released, so I didn't know about that. Tried to avoid the lyrics and everything else about it until I caught it in theaters.
    Yes, and I wish I had done the same. I might have enjoyed it more.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    WOTW is not a love song, though. It's the start of a feeling which may be developing in love, just like Bond and Madeleine's relationship in the movie.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Walecs wrote: »
    WOTW is not a love song, though. It's the start of a feeling which may be developing in love, just like Bond and Madeleine's relationship in the movie.

    Of which in my opinion neither worked lol.
  • RC7RC7
    edited April 2016 Posts: 10,512
    'You drift through the years and life seems tame, till one dream appears and love is its name'. 'Where are you? When will we meet? Take my unfinished life and make it complete'.'You can see so much in me, so much in me that's new
    I never felt, until I looked at you.' 'Funny how it always goes with love, when you don't look, you find, but then we're two of a kind, we move as one'... etc.

    I know it's paramount we must be seen to denigrate Smith at every turn, but he's hardly the first to dabble in schmaltz and at least it had context. Whether you believe in the romance is moot, the concept is clear. Tonally and contextually the above have nothing at all to do with the respective movies. If we're going to judge let's keep the criteria the same across the board.
  • dominicgreenedominicgreene The Eternal QOS Defender
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    Spot on video, just goes even further to show what a disappointment this movie was.

  • RC7RC7
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    Spot on video, just goes even further to show what a disappointment this movie was.

    I got four minutes in. These things have been amusing in the past (I though that was the point?).
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Spot on video, just goes even further to show what a disappointment this movie was.

    That guy narrating disqualifies himself within the first minute. If he doesn't get what the visuals of the PTS accomplish and he rather checks his iPhone then all hope is lost.
    I stopped after four minutes, it's probably supposed to be funny, and the guy succeeds as Skyfall succeeds in being a comedy.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    RC7 wrote: »
    'You drift through the years and life seems tame, till one dream appears and love is its name'. 'Where are you? When will we meet? Take my unfinished life and make it complete'.'You can see so much in me, so much in me that's new
    I never felt, until I looked at you.' 'Funny how it always goes with love, when you don't look, you find, but then we're two of a kind, we move as one'... etc.

    I know it's paramount we must be seen to denigrate Smith at every turn, but he's hardly the first to dabble in schmaltz and at least it had context. Whether you believe in the romance is moot, the concept is clear. Tonally and contextually the above have nothing at all to do with the respective movies. If we're going to judge let's keep the criteria the same across the board.

    Now I agree that the song had context. And yes I must denigrate Smith and SP at every turn.

    It's something of a must for me. :P
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited April 2016 Posts: 23,883
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    RC7 wrote: »
    'You drift through the years and life seems tame, till one dream appears and love is its name'. 'Where are you? When will we meet? Take my unfinished life and make it complete'.'You can see so much in me, so much in me that's new
    I never felt, until I looked at you.' 'Funny how it always goes with love, when you don't look, you find, but then we're two of a kind, we move as one'... etc.

    I know it's paramount we must be seen to denigrate Smith at every turn, but he's hardly the first to dabble in schmaltz and at least it had context. Whether you believe in the romance is moot, the concept is clear. Tonally and contextually the above have nothing at all to do with the respective movies. If we're going to judge let's keep the criteria the same across the board.

    Now I agree that the song had context. And yes I must denigrate Smith and SP at every turn.

    It's something of a must for me. :P
    In my case it's not a question of denigrating Smith. He drew attention to the context and tone in his pre-release statements. That set my expectations about what we were going to get in the film. This was further added to by his video release, which showed new footage of the post Hinx-fight sex between Madeline and Bond (and which people jumped on to suggest there was something deep and meaningful coming in the romance dept.). The final film in total didn't validate the lyrics of the song in my view. Some thought it was Bond who was in love (as per the song) while others explained it away that it was in fact Madeline in love. This despite Smith stating explicitly that the song was sung from Bond's perspective.

    The other examples are just not the same. To my knowledge, nobody went out of their way to suggest a connection between lyrics and song in those cases. They were just songs, like countless other Bond songs that had no connection to the films in the 80's. I can't find any connection between All Time High and anything that happens in Octopussy.

    The connection was explicitly made by the songster himself in the case of SP.


    Spot on video, just goes even further to show what a disappointment this movie was.
    Agreed. Thankfully we're done with it now, and can look forward to B25, news of a studio and possibly a new actor. Great things on the horizon to be excited about.
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    Spot on video, just goes even further to show what a disappointment this movie was.

    I find these boring, no matter which movie is up. Some of the wrongs are just lame

  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Most of the things in that video are made up. And this is coming from someone who disliked SPECTRE.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Not that this makes any sense, but I have a sudden craving to watch Spectre.
  • JeffreyJeffrey The Netherlands
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    Not sure where to ask this - so sorry if this is the wrong thread, but was it ever explained why there are no people in the streets of Rome during the car chase?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    They were all in Mexico.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    They were all in Mexico.

    =))
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Walecs wrote: »
    They were all in Mexico.

    =))
    Better make that two. =))
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited April 2016 Posts: 4,116
    They were all in Mexico.

    ...or bored with the chase(?) :D

    I just figured early early morning but kinda odd.

    I watched SP again this past Monday and I enjoyed it a lot this viewing. Same complaints but I DID enjoy watching it.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    The purpose of a car commercial is not to be distracted by bystanders.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited April 2016 Posts: 4,116
    bondjames wrote: »
    The purpose of a car commercial is not to be distracted by bystanders.

    Nice :)


    ....and what's even odder is Bond gets stuck behind the only other commuter on the road.
  • JeffreyJeffrey The Netherlands
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    Haha, but no artistic reason by Sam? :)
    Was he ever questioned about it?
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