Spectre title song - Writing's on the Wall

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  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,090
    That kiss really looks like Craig and Belluci put their back's into it. I'm calling it now, that's going to be the best Bond...James Bond line since Connery's Dr.No introduction.
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    http://vk.com/monica_bellucci?z=video-73362_172217552/734cbd801e772f4260

    I also saw the music video to Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall". And while the song left 'us' with mixed feelings -it's certainly a 'grower'- the videoclip is absolutely incredibly good! It really focuses on the drama in "SPECTRE". And it WORKS! My god, I really felt touched by both Monica Bellucci's and Lea Séydoux's performances. A bruised Lucia Sciarra, who can barely walk with her whiskey. That little playfulness Madeleine Swann has towards 007 with that curtain in between is just....it really puts a smile on my face :-D! It's so incredible.

    And then there's -again- Hoyte's cinematography. Absolutely breathtaking. You can...feel this energy from both cast and crew, basically screaming to all of us: "Fuck you! We. Made. The. Best. Bond. Film!" And it's not a cliché line anymore...My God, and it feels like 20 years until "SPECTRE" premieres! This is NOT going to be "SkyFall Part 2". This is going to be "SPECTRE"! Eat your heart out you wanna-be-Bond-franchises "Mission: Impossible", "Kingsman" and "Furious 7" :-)!
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    That kiss really looks like Craig and Belluci put their back's into it. I'm calling it now, that's going to be the best Bond...James Bond line since Connery's Dr.No introduction.

    I think......we're all getting serious orgasms here. And cast and crew of "SPECTRE" are TOTALLY to blaim for that! 8-}
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,090
    Yes! I'm secure in my sexuality but dammit, I'm on the verge of fan girling right now.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Loved the song, loved the video, I guess I'm going to love the film. :D
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    antovolk wrote: »
    First music video with film footage since TND, I believe.


    Casino Royale's had film footage too



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    Skyfail wrote: »
    antovolk wrote: »
    First music video with film footage since TND, I believe.


    Casino Royale's had film footage too



    Ahh okay, I stand corrected then.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    The World Is Not Enough also had film footage, but to be precise, there are two versions around, one with the footage, one without it.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    Why was there no official video for Skyfall?
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,090
    There was.

    It was a lyric video
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    edited October 2015 Posts: 4,281
    doubleoego wrote: »
    There was.

    The video I have often seen was the "lyric" video. Was that the official video?

    BTW, folks: playing that WotW video crashed my browser both times...on separate computers. I think I'd proceed with caution.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Indeed it was.
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    I mentioned it on different thread, I might as well mention it here: I love everything about the song, except Sam Smith's voice.
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    Wow, from what I just saw in Sam Smith's music vid I am stunned by Lea Seydoux... I get the impression she might be a fantastic successor to the fabulous Diana Rigg! And the imagery of the scenes I saw were also stunning, fantanstic!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    That was amazing. I even liked Smith's vocals this time. I keep having Spectre dreams and getting teased with new footage only makes me want to see it more. :P
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    WOTW has hit the charts globally quite nicely, it will stay for a long time in the charts because once Spectre opens many people will go and download it immediately after seeing the movie.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    Very, very pleased with the video! The images just add to the song beautifully, I'm officially sold /:)
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    FYI the official release of the video on Smith's YouTube channel is at 0:07AM UK time.
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    Watching the video definitely enhanced the song for me-and I quite liked it before. And @doubleoego I agree, THAT kiss will not have had Mendes saying "cut, cut, guys can we inject a bit more passion into it please"!

    The video put a whole new spin on the song too. According to SS himself it is from Bond's perspective but the video shows to me you can happily take it from the Bond woman's perspective too.
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    Will watch the video tomorrow. Need sleep!!!! I-)
  • Trigger wrote: »
    Watching the video definitely enhanced the song for me-and I quite liked it before. And @doubleoego I agree, THAT kiss will not have had Mendes saying "cut, cut, guys can we inject a bit more passion into it please"!

    The video put a whole new spin on the song too. According to SS himself it is from Bond's perspective but the video shows to me you can happily take it from the Bond woman's perspective too.

    Agreed as well. I'm liking the song more now with those sensual scenes of Bellucci and Seydoux. What a lucky actor Craig is!

    I'm very happy to see a proper music video this time around, even if Smith is still not my cup of tea. But he is less annoying on video than I expected.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    While I'm never going to be it's biggest fan, I've warmed a little more to the song and can see in the context of the film how it will work to a degree.

    The video does give it a better showcase, just very pumped for the film and as I'm not colour grading expert this element is not going to bother me, I'm just looking forward to seeing the film not doing a thesis on it.
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    Trigger wrote: »
    Watching the video definitely enhanced the song for me-and I quite liked it before. And @doubleoego I agree, THAT kiss will not have had Mendes saying "cut, cut, guys can we inject a bit more passion into it please"!

    The video put a whole new spin on the song too. According to SS himself it is from Bond's perspective but the video shows to me you can happily take it from the Bond woman's perspective too.

    You really 'feel' how incredible the acting is there. And Sam Mendes is right. And I always wanted it / said it: NOT just Bond girls for the good looks only please. Not just too many new breakthrough-actors please. I want beauty AND terrific experienced actors. And it's already showing off.
  • I gather the song took Sam Smith 20 minutes to write.
    20 minutes?
    THAT long??
    Sorry, in my opinion the 'Writing's on the Wall' for this latest and hugely disappointing Bond title song. But, what do I know? - the song's already No 1 in the UK hit parade, the first Bond theme to top the UK charts! UNBELIEVABLE!
  • marketto007marketto007 Brazil
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    antovolk wrote: »
    First music video with film footage since TND, I believe.

    We had footage from the film in You Know My Name as well. :)
  • does the music video have any spoilers?
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    I gather the song took Sam Smith 20 minutes to write.
    20 minutes?
    THAT long??
    Sorry, in my opinion the 'Writing's on the Wall' for this latest and hugely disappointing Bond title song. But, what do I know? - the song's already No 1 in the UK hit parade, the first Bond theme to top the UK charts! UNBELIEVABLE!

    You're not wrong. Sam Smith may claim the charts don't lie and that may make a song popular but it doesn't make it good. Gangnam Style speaks for itself.

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    doubleoego wrote: »
    km16 wrote: »
    Still not sold. The only thing interesting about that video was the newish footage from the film. The song (along with the clips they chose) make it look like some sorta mushy camp crap from Twilight. In fact, nothing about that music video screamed "James Bond" to me at all.

    You are aware that love and romance plays a significantly huge role in the Bond mythology?As such, that's the aspect SS focused on, which whether anyone likes it or not, is as much as being completely Bondian as the AM or PPK or any other typical or cliché trope in the lore are.

    Rrrrrrrrrright. I'm well aware that sex and women play a role in the James Bond canon but romance? All of like, what, three times maybe? And even then he gets weird and hesitant and finds them overly annoying at points and has trouble committing meanwhile this song and the clips they picked to play leave the impression that our dear 007 is some sweeping storybook romantic like, as I said previously, some BS out of an MTV-esque Twilight montage. Sorry, gag. Maybe Sam Smith's vision of 007, but not accurate.

    I cold go into a whole spiel here about how even with Tracy he was sorta forced into the situation as a means to get closer to Blofeld. I'd call it more in the heat of the moment smitten than full blown love, finding some resemblance of happiness in an f-ed up situation and clinging to it.

    And to that point, Bond cannot love. His profession doesn't allow it so this sort've sappy, melodramatic love ballad sticks out like a sore thumb. Bond's life will never allow such a thing to exist and at best, if this film does by chance feature a sweeping love story, the 'lover' in this equation will either be gone by next film or killed in some spectacular fashion either on or off screen.

    That's just the way it goes.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,547
    km16 wrote: »
    doubleoego wrote: »
    km16 wrote: »
    Still not sold. The only thing interesting about that video was the newish footage from the film. The song (along with the clips they chose) make it look like some sorta mushy camp crap from Twilight. In fact, nothing about that music video screamed "James Bond" to me at all.

    You are aware that love and romance plays a significantly huge role in the Bond mythology?As such, that's the aspect SS focused on, which whether anyone likes it or not, is as much as being completely Bondian as the AM or PPK or any other typical or cliché trope in the lore are.

    Rrrrrrrrrright. I'm well aware that sex and women play a role in the James Bond canon but romance? All of like, what, three times maybe? And even then he gets weird and hesitant and finds them overly annoying at points and has trouble committing meanwhile this song and the clips they picked to play leave the impression that our dear 007 is some sweeping storybook romantic like, as I said previously, some BS out of an MTV-esque Twilight montage. Sorry, gag. Maybe Sam Smith's vision of 007, but not accurate.

    I cold go into a whole spiel here about how even with Tracy he was sorta forced into the situation as a means to get closer to Blofeld. I'd call it more in the heat of the moment smitten than full blown love, finding some resemblance of happiness in an f-ed up situation and clinging to it.

    And to that point, Bond cannot love. His profession doesn't allow it so this sort've sappy, melodramatic love ballad sticks out like a sore thumb. Bond's life will never allow such a thing to exist and at best, if this film does by chance feature a sweeping love story, the 'lover' in this equation will either be gone by next film or killed in some spectacular fashion either on or off screen.

    That's just the way it goes.

    I smell troll on you.
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