Best Shot Per Decade - GE , DAD & SP (The Finals pt:1)

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  • Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,682
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.

    I feel the same way. The film works wonders with those miscellaneous shots focusing on the background that I really admire (like how we come back a few moments later during the post-PTS chase to experience the aftermath of the shooting in the crowd).
  • slide_99slide_99 USA
    edited February 2023 Posts: 674
    No. 10. It sums up what the whole series is about.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.

    Have you voted yet?
  • TuxedoTuxedo Europe
    Posts: 257
    It's No. 10 for me.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,824
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.
    It seems , @ringfire211, that you share the feelings of some certain poster from our joint times on the IMDb forum of the past (remember "Verily, I say unto thee..."), who claimed that QOS did not have any action at all because he couldn't tell what was going own. I myself would have definitely preferred a more leisurely pace of that movie, and that's why I enjoy at least those rare moments of locals ironing their clothes, a dog on the roof and a final drop of water from a tank. These are the shots I enjoy. In fact, I don't really give a damn about most action scenes.

    It's the hectic, quick-cut scenes I don't like and that I have deplored ever since that movie came out. A totally wasted car race in the tunnel in the beginning, a totally wasted horse race in Siena, a totally wasted fight afterwards, all due to erratic quick-cut editing that leaves most of possibly spectacular cinematography on the floor of the cutting-room (adapt this for digital video). It's what really drags down QOS to the lowest third of Bond movies to me. Except for the editing, it could be one of the shining stars. But as it is, it ends up with the likes of DAF, AVTAK...though not necessarily with TWINE and DAD.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,357
    3
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,985
    So many great shots in this film. Hard to choose just one.

    I'll go with #16, an impressive shot and a great moment in the film.
  • Posts: 15,950
    I'll go with
    #15.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    edited February 2023 Posts: 1,011
    #4… largely because the series needs more moments like this. So many beautiful shots in QOS.
  • BennyBenny Shaken not stirredAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,955
    #10 for me.
    But there are so many beautiful shots in QOS, That it really is hard to pick one.
    Whilst coming up with my own nominations and then voting, I was finding it very difficult to choose. Visually, it's possibly the best looking film.
  • #4… largely because the series needs more moments like this. So many beautiful shots in QOS.

    I love how it is inserted as the last shot of the scene lol it’s always been one of my favorite moments in the film.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 4,411
    I can understand the point that including a dog on the roof and the guy ironing can feel odd for some and maybe even distract from the film. But I don't feel this way at all. I absolutely love those moments. I feel much more connected to this place this way. So much more creative than for example only showing the Eiffel tower and nothing else.
    @ringfire211 you think the the last drop isn't fitting to a film where all the water is locked away and used to make money by the villains?
    For me, this scene is one of the strongest moments of the series (the score there helps, too) and I will vote for #38.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,985
    I can understand the point that including a dog on the roof and the guy ironing can feel odd for some and maybe even distract from the film. But I don't feel this way at all. I absolutely love those moments. I feel much more connected to this place this way. So much more creative than for example only showing the Eiffel tower and nothing else.
    @ringfire211 you think the the last drop isn't fitting to a film where all the water is locked away and used to make money by the villains?
    For me, this scene is one of the strongest moments of the series (the score there helps, too) and I will vote for #38.

    Me too. I really love those little shots. It gives the film it's own cool identity.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    It's probably the only film in the series (that I can think of offhand) that visually emphasises the potential ramifications of the villain's plot without really addressing it in dialogue, which I feel is quite neat.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,858
    It's probably the only film in the series (that I can think of offhand) that visually emphasises the potential ramifications of the villain's plot without really addressing it in dialogue, which I feel is quite neat.

    Most certainly. In many ways QOS is one of the smartest Bond films, and one of the most subtle ones too.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited February 2023 Posts: 8,136
    Last day of voting tomorrow, keep 'em coming! As nice as it is to have discussions about an individual film's quality, it would be much more useful to have a vote alongside such insight. :)
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,554
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.
    It seems , @ringfire211, that you share the feelings of some certain poster from our joint times on the IMDb forum of the past (remember "Verily, I say unto thee..."), who claimed that QOS did not have any action at all because he couldn't tell what was going own. I myself would have definitely preferred a more leisurely pace of that movie, and that's why I enjoy at least those rare moments of locals ironing their clothes, a dog on the roof and a final drop of water from a tank. These are the shots I enjoy. In fact, I don't really give a damn about most action scenes.

    It's the hectic, quick-cut scenes I don't like and that I have deplored ever since that movie came out. A totally wasted car race in the tunnel in the beginning, a totally wasted horse race in Siena, a totally wasted fight afterwards, all due to erratic quick-cut editing that leaves most of possibly spectacular cinematography on the floor of the cutting-room (adapt this for digital video). It's what really drags down QOS to the lowest third of Bond movies to me. Except for the editing, it could be one of the shining stars. But as it is, it ends up with the likes of DAF, AVTAK...though not necessarily with TWINE and DAD.

    It's fascinating that we all see different things in QoS. I actually like Forster's use of edits in some of these action scenes. The Mitchell foot chase was exceptional. The fight with Slate was the most brutal, realistic Bond fight I have ever seen--it was quick, too. The edits during Tosca, paired with the shootout, were creative as hell.

    I agree, though, that the quieter moments in this film are worthwhile. I especially like the shot of Bond and Camille walking in the desert, to the tune of Arnold's Flamenco-inspired guitar.

    Forster had no script. They had no business going into production under the circumstances they were in. QoS has many flaws, but I think Forster did a masterful job of salvaging something from it.

    OK...back on track now...
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 14,261
    #16 for me. One of the hardest rounds yet, but I like the angles in this one.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    Really quite an incredible range of votes on this one, which is a testament to Schaefer's great work on the film. 14 different shots have received at least one vote.

    At the moment....

    #10 is in the lead with 6 votes.
    #16 is in second with 3 votes.
    #25 is in third with 2 votes.


    I'll let it run until 9pm and then we'll move on to what will surely be an even more hotly contested round.
  • j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.
    It seems , @ringfire211, that you share the feelings of some certain poster from our joint times on the IMDb forum of the past (remember "Verily, I say unto thee..."), who claimed that QOS did not have any action at all because he couldn't tell what was going own. I myself would have definitely preferred a more leisurely pace of that movie, and that's why I enjoy at least those rare moments of locals ironing their clothes, a dog on the roof and a final drop of water from a tank. These are the shots I enjoy. In fact, I don't really give a damn about most action scenes.

    It's the hectic, quick-cut scenes I don't like and that I have deplored ever since that movie came out. A totally wasted car race in the tunnel in the beginning, a totally wasted horse race in Siena, a totally wasted fight afterwards, all due to erratic quick-cut editing that leaves most of possibly spectacular cinematography on the floor of the cutting-room (adapt this for digital video). It's what really drags down QOS to the lowest third of Bond movies to me. Except for the editing, it could be one of the shining stars. But as it is, it ends up with the likes of DAF, AVTAK...though not necessarily with TWINE and DAD.
    Verily I say unto thee… here-here! :) Those epileptic cameramen must have been shooting those scenes while bouncing off trampolines. Come on, that’s no way to make movies.
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    Im going to vote for 27. I always liked the shot of Camille getting into the Hotel.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Kronsteen wrote: »
    #36. Don't really know who, but I've always LOVED that shot. It doesn't really make much sense, but it adds so much flavour to the scene.
    That one scene symbolizes what’s wrong with the whole film. Instead of the filmmakers paying more attention to the plot and story (which is practically nonexistent - something about hoarding water) they instead chose to focus on random scenes that signify nothing. Some local ironing his clothes. A dog on a roof. A drop of water slowly dropping from a faucet. I guess you have no choice but to focus on these things once you realize you’re making a film but have no real story to tell. I’m sorry but Bond trying to get over Vesper is a not a story for a Bond film. Not something that takes up 2 hours of a film. It’s a subplot in a film that has no real plot. Nothing worthy of Bond anyway.
    It seems , @ringfire211, that you share the feelings of some certain poster from our joint times on the IMDb forum of the past (remember "Verily, I say unto thee..."), who claimed that QOS did not have any action at all because he couldn't tell what was going own. I myself would have definitely preferred a more leisurely pace of that movie, and that's why I enjoy at least those rare moments of locals ironing their clothes, a dog on the roof and a final drop of water from a tank. These are the shots I enjoy. In fact, I don't really give a damn about most action scenes.

    It's the hectic, quick-cut scenes I don't like and that I have deplored ever since that movie came out. A totally wasted car race in the tunnel in the beginning, a totally wasted horse race in Siena, a totally wasted fight afterwards, all due to erratic quick-cut editing that leaves most of possibly spectacular cinematography on the floor of the cutting-room (adapt this for digital video). It's what really drags down QOS to the lowest third of Bond movies to me. Except for the editing, it could be one of the shining stars. But as it is, it ends up with the likes of DAF, AVTAK...though not necessarily with TWINE and DAD.
    Verily I say unto thee… here-here! :) Those epileptic cameramen must have been shooting those scenes while bouncing off trampolines. Come on, that’s no way to make movies.

    Can we get a vote from you, @ringfire211?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    edited February 2023 Posts: 8,824
    Verily I say unto thee… here-here! :) Those epileptic cameramen must have been shooting those scenes while bouncing off trampolines. Come on, that’s no way to make movies.
    Way to go, ring! Let's watch the towering and majestic TND instead!

    Edit: cc to @RichardTheBruce. And I hope "The Bapster" is happy to have made an impression, even though it may not be a favourable one.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 8,136
    And the winner is.....

    10. Pest control
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    That's it for Quantum Of Solace, another high mark for the series in terms of visuals. Thanks to everyone who made a positive contribution to proceedings.

    Next up is arguably the best of them all:

    SKYFALL

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    Same rules apply. Five submissions each, no BTS photos allowed.

    I'm anticipating a good contest here although I already feel like I know what the winner will be. Play on.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,682
    Great choice there! I've always really loved that shot.
  • BennyBenny Shaken not stirredAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,955
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    Bond seeks his prey

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    Casino Macau

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    Into the unknown

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    A blunt instrument at work

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    Hunting for a spy


  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited February 2023 Posts: 13,354
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Verily I say unto thee… here-here! :) Those epileptic cameramen must have been shooting those scenes while bouncing off trampolines. Come on, that’s no way to make movies.
    Way to go, ring! Let's watch the towering and majestic TND instead!

    Edit: cc to @RichardTheBruce. And I hope "The Bapster" is happy to have made an impression, even though it may not be a favourable one.
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    Okay I'm in.



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    In focus.


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    Got you.


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    Jellyfishing.


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    Here's to us.


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    Expected.



  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,682
    While I don't like the film, I think nearly every shot is a beautiful painting. This is gonna be tough.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
    Posts: 2,610
    Lost a step
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    Good fortune tonight sir
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    Welcome to Scotland
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    An exemplar of British fortitude
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    One equal temper of heroic hearts
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    There are no bad choices with Skyfall, every shot is like painting
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