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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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I predict that, as always, the best parts of the movie will be the theme song
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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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.
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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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

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 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.
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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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 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.
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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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.
"You Know My Name" is my favorite and I like "View to a Kill" (Duran Duran).
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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.
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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Danny Boyle is no longer the director of Bond 25, due to "creative differences." Cary Joji Fukunaga is now the director and the script has been reworked. As a result, the start of filming was delayed until last month. Filming was further delayed because Daniel Craig suffered an ankle injury after a fall during a scene in Jamaica.

The release date is expected to be Valentine's Day 2020.

Ben Whishaw will be back as Q, who is obviously the most important character in the Bond universe.

Other retuning actors: Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.

Rami Malek will be the villain. I bet he'll be a good one. Or perhaps I should say a bad one.

An outline of the plot:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.​
 

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Supposedly this is Craig's last film as Bond.
He is getting up there in age. Even Tom Cruise has expressed his body wearing out faster nowadays than when he was younger. It's going to be difficult to find a new Bond. That's for sure.
 

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We now have a name. "No Time to Die"

Opens, April 3, 2020 in the UK. April 8, 2020 in the US.
I liked Craig as Bond, and Casino Royale is my third favorite Bond movie, but he doesn't want the role anymore and is just doing it for the money.

I'd rather see someone new in the role, than have someone that doesn't want to be there.


Supposedly this is Craig's last film as Bond.
Craig's last Bond film was suppose to be his last one.
 
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I liked Craig as Bond, and Casino Royale is my third favorite Bond movie, but he doesn't want the role anymore and is just doing it for the money.

I'd rather see someone new in the role, than have someone that doesn't want to be there.




Craig's last Bond film was suppose to be his last one.
They offered him more money to do this one. They wanted him back and he wanted to end it. 26 will probably be another franchise reset.
 

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They offered him more money to do this one
I think I recall seeing reports that Craig rejected $100 Mil offers for a two-film deal.

I am curious what was the deal to get Craig to sign on.

Either way, Craig seemed to be not happy with the role as Bond for a while, but I guess he had his price.
 

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So I read that while bond is retired, a woman will play as 007. Bond will always be bond. 007 is just a title.
 
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