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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Here's what we know so far: Daniel Craig will return as James Bond for his fifth Bond movie. Danny Boyle, new to the Bond series, will direct. Production will begin December 3, 2018. Release is planned for October 25, 2019 in the U.K. and November 8, 2019 in the U.S.

    It's a little soon to start lining up at your local theater, but not too soon to speculate about the movie.

    I predict that, as always, the best parts of the movie will be the theme song and the scenes with Q.
     
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    Bond theme songs are some of my favorites, along with the theme song scenes.

    My favorites Bond songs, based off of the song, not the opening sequence or movie:
    GoldFinger - A classic
    The World is Not Enough - Shirley Manson voice is perfect for this song
    Tomorrow Never Dies - I disliked this one when the movie came out, but I started really like and appreciate Crow's song over time
    Nobody Does It Better - This was played at my wedding
    You Know My Name - I know a lot of people don't really like this one, but I do


    The Bond songs that I always press the skip button to:
    Live and Let Die - Horrible movie, and horrible Bond Song
    Die Another Day - It is fitting that the worse 007 movie has the worse song to pair with it
    A View to a Kill - I like the 80's, but this was a horrible pairing for a Bond film
    Diamonds Are Forever - I am not sure what it is about this song, but I just don't like it

    Admittedly I think my dislike for the movie itself may have impacted the my views on the opening songs.
     
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    Maybe we'll get a radical refresh of the Bond films with Danny Boyle at the helm.
     
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    I like the movie version. Meanwhile the one on the CD, labelled "as featured in the motion picture Casino Royale" is a different version that I don't like as much.
     
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    My favorites:
    • The original theme, Dr. No.
    • Goldfinger
    • You Know My Name
    • You Only Live Twice
    • Nobody Does It Better
    • Skyfall
    • Live and Let Die

     
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    Nice list, we have a lot in common. I didn't mention Skyfall, but I like that one too.

    I didn't put Dr No, because I always thought of that as film score over a song.

    As for Live and Let Die, I think I associate it with the film itself, which is one of the worst ones imo. Although, I really didn't like the Bond film The World is Not Enough, but that is probably my favorite Bond song.
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    I'm not sure if I heard the CD one, maybe I will look it up and compare.
     
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    My favourite Bond themes are:

    You Only Live Twice; (theme song and the stunning "Space March")

    Diamonds Are Forever (stunning vocals and haunting lyrics, love it),

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (that instrumental sequence);

    Goldfinger;

    From Russia With Love.

    I liked Live and Let Die (it features Paul McCartney, come on).

    As for the more recent vintages.......well, the ones I have seen (Pearse Brosnan, Timothy Dalton etc) didn't really do it for me, and some of the more recent ones, I haven't seen at all.
     
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    Having Adele do the theme song for your movie is not a bad deal.
     
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    You've named some of the best songs. I also like Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me.
     
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    I'll echo a lot of the sentiments for favorite/ best theme songs. I think a lot of it has to do with many of them being just good songs apart from the moves.

    Skyfall is probably my favorite.

    I'll also say that I really like Goldeneye.

    I've noticed 2 particular things with what I regard as "good" Bond Themes. 1) Brass sections 2) some nod/ reference to the original theme and the 3 chord progression.
     
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    I'll also add to that, that the best themes were of their time.

    Bond was a creature of the 60s, (and perhaps - pushing it - maybe the 70s): the world of Mad Men, a somewhat sordid and morally compromised louche world masked by a slightly sinister veneer of recently acquired style and sophistication.

    The music of the earlier Bond movies - up to the early 70s - reflected and perfectly matched and described that world. I don't think it terribly surprising that the music is no longer so arresting, because Bond - even when re-imagined with a female boss, a female tech specialist, and other empowered women, is a creature of his time, and both he and his music are now out of time.

    That is not to say that it sometimes isn't good fun - it is, or can be, but it is no longer original, or reflective of its era; it is just that Bond's zeitgeist is long past.
     
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    "You Know My Name" is my favorite and I like "View to a Kill" (Duran Duran).
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    It's a great song but I'm surprised nobody mentioned "All Time High" (Rita Coolidge) from "Octopussy"



    Another older Bond theme I really like is from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

     
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    That's too far away
     
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    There's a simple solution. Take advantage of the services of this company and tell them to bring you back on November 7.
     
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    That is creepy
     

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