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I think it runs up to Goldeneye...I'm pretty sure it got released shortly after the movie did. A View To A Kill, Nobody Does It Better, For Your Eyes Only, Skyfall and of course Live and Let Die are among my favorite themes. Thunderball isn't too bad either.



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So, if one of Deep Purple's songs had been a Bond song, which one would it have been?

I think "Woman from Tokyo", and the movie would have been called "The Spy From Tokyo".

Or maybe "Perfect Strangers" could have been a good title for a Bond movie in the 80s?



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Well, Roger Moore was in Fire, Ice & Dynamite emoticon
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So, if one of Deep Purple's songs had been a Bond song, which one would it have been?

I think "Woman from Tokyo", and the movie would have been called "The Spy From Tokyo".

Or maybe "Perfect Strangers" could have been a good title for a Bond movie in the 80s?




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So, if one of Deep Purple's songs had been a Bond song, which one would it have been?

I think "Woman from Tokyo", and the movie would have been called "The Spy From Tokyo".

Or maybe "Perfect Strangers" could have been a good title for a Bond movie in the 80s?




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Umm.... emoticon


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David Meadows wrote:

So, if one of Deep Purple's songs had been a Bond song, which one would it have been?

I think "Woman from Tokyo", and the movie would have been called "The Spy From Tokyo".

Or maybe "Perfect Strangers" could have been a good title for a Bond movie in the 80s?




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Umm.... emoticon



Well, ol' Jim is big on entertaining the ladies isn't he?
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1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

2. Live And Let Die

3. The Living Daylights


Ask me again in a few years time, and I bet Daniel Craig has made my list. And Sean Connery has somehow fallen out. Scary. I don't believe my own eyes! emoticon

(From Russia With Love belong there, there's simply not enough room on a top three list.)

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Interesting choiches! I was plannign on watching The Living Daylights shortly as they are run time after time, in HD, on one channel here. I remember liking the Cold War atmosphere of the film.

Times change, though I still don't like Brosnan's Bond. He was great for the role, but there's no humour - yet his performance is based on that self-assured smile and one-liners. But it's not natural, as with Connery and Moore - Lazenby's camp take on the character is enjoyable as well. Indeed, the way Lazenby and Savalas play off each other is excellent!

The best thing about Dalton was he is the cold, cynical, humourless man I remember from the few Fleming books I read as a kid. I mean, of course I'd seen all the films up and including A View to a Kill, or was it Never Say Never Again, and the cold-blooded killer with a hangover that jumped at me from the books was quite a shock!

Even if Craig is a very good actor, I think Bond as a concept is a bit past selling date by now...
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I like the Craig movies. Casino Royale is my favorite of the three, but that just may be because I've had more time to take it in. I liked Skyfall better than Quantum of Solace.
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Times change, though I still don't like Brosnan's Bond.



Even if Craig is a very good actor, I think Bond as a concept is a bit past selling date by now...



I never had anything against Brosnan, but as you say, times changes, and today I don't defend his Bond as hard as before. He was perhaps a bit light, unrealistic. Too untouchable. I still think he was funny though, and - not unimportant - the films he did had quite good scripts in my eyes. In the Brosnan era I found James Bond perhaps more on top of his time than ever before, or after. Not that this was particularily due to Pierce Brosnan, but neither did he ruin that effect for me.

About Bond being outdated now, perhaps and perhaps not. I do believe that particular criticism has been raised for several decades already, and excpet for Moonraker I think it has never really been true. There's always a market for truly good films, and the combo of both tradition and innovation that Bond films is based on, for decades now, may very well continue to stay strong, I believe.
One basic thing James Bond has always been accused of, is his chauvenism and sexism. I've only read a couple of books myself, the two first ones, and based on Ian Flemings charachter I think James Bond will continue to survive that kind of (to me immature) criticism.
I don't think James Bond is outdated, but I notice that with Daniel Craig onboard the filmmakers has strengthened their search for the core of Ian Fleming's original charachter, with Skyfall being the highlight in that respect so far. Perhaps that was a turning point from where the chrachter may start build a new future. Or perhaps you're right. Perhaps the circle is closed, James Bond is finally home, and has no longer a mission in our world. I certainly don't hope so.
Espescially if that means we're left with Tom Cruise and his impossible missions. Those films may outdate themselves anyday without me crying about it!

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