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Now it's OHMSS. Go figure :lol:
Right there with you. It'll always be #1, never going anywhere.
Well they brought Bond into the post Cold War era and this was quite a big task since the Cold War was the dominant sub plot of the previous 30 years. Before Goldeneaye was released, I actually thought that James Bond was dead because of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold war. Goldeneaye also followed the more personal involvement of Bond and mi6 members in the franchise which started with LTK and is now very characteristic for the modern Bond era.
Besides there are plenty of new elements:
1. Having a former 00 agent as the main villain
2. Russia as a main location was new (as was filming behind the iron curtain)
3. The introduction of a female M
4. modern type of Title Sequences by Kleinman which have been a breath of fresh of air after the unisnpired attepts of Binder in the 80s.
DN FRWL GF OHMSS GE in your Top 5 and mentioning TSWLM.
I applaud you Sir.
"Tastes differ" and "imho" aside I think those five should and probably are viewed in general as the true greats by any fan who can think objectively.
That's a very good top 5 ranking. A sort of best of each actor if you will minus Dalton. TSWLM sits at #6 in my rankings, and CR below that.
TLD sits at #8 for me. It's a superb film, and my favorite of Dalton's two.
Have you not heard any of Newman's efforts? Serra wipes the floor with him.
Sure, some tracks sound like cans thrown down an empty lift shaft but for the most part it's great.
The GoldenEye Overture, I'm almost sorry to say, rivals Barry's best work.
1. A tweak. 2. Ok fair enough...but most of the films have new locations. 3. I don't see this as plus. Bernard Lee was much better. Again a tweak. 4. I much prefer Binders titles. Computerized CGI ruins the art form. I must say Kleinmans titles for the Craig era are good though. But he's no Binder.
No chance. MGW and Barbara B disliked his score too. He wants shooting for 'Ladies First' and his original 'A pleasant drive in St Petersburg' scoring. Not to mention 'The experience of Love'. So unbondian.
I guess we'll see come 'Bond 25' when they hire him or go for someone fresh and new instead (or, Arnold returns, which I'll gladly take).
Serra was asked back too. He turned it down.
Hopefully he'll be gone with Mendes. I'd take Arnold over him in a heartbeat. I'm sick of Bond music being generic and crap these days.
Let me know if that day ever comes. However, despite all the bad and easily forgettable tracks Newman created, that 'Skyfall' track that plays when Bond and M drive through Scotland is Top 3 Non-Barry tracks in the series for me.