James Bonds 60th Anniversary year. What would you like to see?

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Jealous! Wish I was watching Bond in the cinema right now.
  • edited October 5 Posts: 15
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It was rather disappointing and anticlimactic be honest. It's hard to get excited about old wine in new bottles.

    What were you expecting it to be? @Dragonpol
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    British GQ has some articles on their front page for James Bond Day.
    Trigger Warning: If you hate inclusivity, you might not like all the articles they have up. ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It was rather disappointing and anticlimactic be honest. It's hard to get excited about old wine in new bottles.

    What were you expecting it to be? @Dragonpol

    I don't know exactly. I thought IFP might announce a new author or continuation Bond initiative of some kind. It seems I got my hopes up.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It was rather disappointing and anticlimactic be honest. It's hard to get excited about old wine in new bottles.

    What were you expecting it to be? @Dragonpol

    I don't know exactly. I thought IFP might announce a new author or continuation Bond initiative of some kind. It seems I got my hopes up.

    Same here. But at least they did announce something. I really thought Kim Sherwood’s second 00 book title would be it. Especially since it was her birthday yesterday. Or another spinoff series (Blofeld, Felix Leiter, etc). I hope that IFP takes a note from Sherlock Holmes and tries other characters from Bond. Dynamite Comics did pretty good with trying it. Ah well, at least there are other James Bond stories that we can enjoy. Happy James Bond day everyone!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    Happy James Bond Day, Nobody does it better...
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Prime Video did an Instagram post for Bond Day, with a clip from several Bond films where the name of the film is said by a character. Here's a fun question:
    What's your favourite delivery of the film's title by a character in a Bond film?
    I think my vote would have to go to The Living Daylights. Perfectly Fleming delivered by a ruthless Tim Dalton.
    I also personally really like Skyfall word association; it made for an awesome trailer moment that made me really want to know what it meant!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I thought The Sound of 007 was pretty good. Offered a few tidbits and interview pieces I never knew about but was way too scattered in its approach and I didn't really need such a heavy-handed focus on NTTD when it's about the entire franchise and its historical music. Regardless, it was good.
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    I wanted a new continuation author writing modern bond adventures like Gardener Benson and Deaver

    But oh well
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I thought The Sound of 007 was pretty good. Offered a few tidbits and interview pieces I never knew about but was way too scattered in its approach and I didn't really need such a heavy-handed focus on NTTD when it's about the entire franchise and its historical music. Regardless, it was good.

    I was a bit surprised in retrospect that NTTD wasn't played at the concert; nor was Writings on the Wall. I wasn't particularly upset not to hear them (!) but considering it was an Eon do and they both bagged Oscars you'd have thought they'd have almost been prerequisites.
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    Was the The Sound of 007 documentary the only footage we have of Louis Armstrong performing "We Have All The Time In The World" live? I don't think there have been videos of this performance prior.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Was the The Sound of 007 documentary the only footage we have of Louis Armstrong performing "We Have All The Time In The World" live? I don't think there have been videos of this performance prior.

    I'm not sure but I think it's the first time I ever saw anything of his live performance of the track, just like hearing Bono perform Goldeneye - never heard that until this documentary.
  • AgentJamesBond007AgentJamesBond007 Vesper’s grave
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Was the The Sound of 007 documentary the only footage we have of Louis Armstrong performing "We Have All The Time In The World" live? I don't think there have been videos of this performance prior.

    I'm not sure but I think it's the first time I ever saw anything of his live performance of the track, just like hearing Bono perform Goldeneye - never heard that until this documentary.

    And an unused NTTD gunbarrel design too!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I also was unaware that Michael Caine got to enjoy the Goldfinger theme before virtually anyone else, having it played in-person by Barry. What an experience that must've been (sleepless night aside).
  • LucknFateLucknFate Arkhangelsk
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    mtm wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I thought The Sound of 007 was pretty good. Offered a few tidbits and interview pieces I never knew about but was way too scattered in its approach and I didn't really need such a heavy-handed focus on NTTD when it's about the entire franchise and its historical music. Regardless, it was good.

    I was a bit surprised in retrospect that NTTD wasn't played at the concert; nor was Writings on the Wall. I wasn't particularly upset not to hear them (!) but considering it was an Eon do and they both bagged Oscars you'd have thought they'd have almost been prerequisites.

    It may have been some consolation to Sam Smith when he sang it at that recent award ceremony.

    https://deadline.com/2022/09/james-bond-producers-barbara-broccoli-michael-g-wilson-award-1235124489/
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It was rather disappointing and anticlimactic be honest. It's hard to get excited about old wine in new bottles.

    What were you expecting it to be? @Dragonpol

    I don't know exactly. I thought IFP might announce a new author or continuation Bond initiative of some kind. It seems I got my hopes up.

    Oh ok gotcha @Dragonpol
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Did anyone notice at the very start of the documentary, when they zoom out from Billie singing, the sheet of paper on the nearest mic stand it says "Eclipse, Hans Zimmer"

    I wonder if that's were the rumours started that Bond 25 was going to be called Eclipse?
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    More from IFP:

    Release date is 13 April, 2023 in the UK and Commonwealth countries - 70 years to the day CR was published

    Will be published in-house by IFP

    Formats are paperback, eBook, prestige hardbacks, and collector’s limited editions

    Includes all the James Bond books, the non-fiction titles and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

    All available for pre-order on Amazon UK right now. Here is link for CR (all other titles are also up):

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906772754

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    All I can see are the titles for the Bonds, not the non-fictions? Still holding out hope for Talk of the Devil.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    All I can see are the titles for the Bonds, not the non-fictions? Still holding out hope for Talk of the Devil.

    Me too, in an affordable edition. Can't stress that last part enough. :)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I also was unaware that Michael Caine got to enjoy the Goldfinger theme before virtually anyone else, having it played in-person by Barry. What an experience that must've been (sleepless night aside).

    Yes that's a fairly well-worn anecdote; one I loved that Don Black told was that Caine once gave the legendarily gaunt John Barry an award and said "this is the first award I've given that's heavier than its recipient" :))
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I think it would have been nice to interview the surviving actors about their films and their thoughts on their tenure. But I suppose some of them just want to move on from the role
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I think it would have been nice to interview the surviving actors about their films and their thoughts on their tenure. But I suppose some of them just want to move on from the role

    When you become Bond, you are Bond for life. That’s the job. Never understood why actors who take it on can be sniffy about it.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    I won’t have time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary on Oct 5th because… I’m getting married that day!

    Great news, @matt_u ! Congrats, mate.

    Thanks a lot, thanks everybody.
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    matt_u wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    I won’t have time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary on Oct 5th because… I’m getting married that day!

    Great news, @matt_u ! Congrats, mate.

    Thanks a lot, thanks everybody.

    Congratulations
  • A nice 4k boxset would be nice with decent extras for QOS, Spectre and NTTD.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    About the only extra I’m interested in is the holy grail alternate QOS ending.
  • About the only extra I’m interested in is the holy grail alternate QOS ending.

    A version of MWTGG without the daft sound effect during the car stunt would be a nice redux.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited October 11 Posts: 16,103
    About the only extra I’m interested in is the holy grail alternate QOS ending.

    A version of MWTGG without the daft sound effect during the car stunt would be a nice redux.

    I agree. They should use the Tarzan call there instead.
  • MI6HQMI6HQ SIS Building, London, United Kingdom
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    About the only extra I’m interested in is the holy grail alternate QOS ending.

    A version of MWTGG without the daft sound effect during the car stunt would be a nice redux.

    I agree. They should use the Tarzan call there instead.

    :)) :)) :))
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