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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    RIP, James Caan. A favourite actor of my youth.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent
    edited July 7

    Rest in peace. He will be also be remembered for great movies like The Godfather, El Dorado and Thief.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,143MI6 Agent

    Caan was indeed great in MISERY. For me, his best role was in THIEF but he also delivered quality work in THE GODFATHER, ROLLERBALL, BRIAN'S SONG, and WAY OF THE GUN amongst others. Just a solid, no BS actor.

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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,198MI6 Agent

    RIP James Caan, Jonathan E himself.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,287MI6 Agent

    Ni Kuang , script writer B Lee films and other kf films

    Caan was on the show Las vegas for yrs and also Funny Lady

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,715MI6 Agent

    James Bond Theme composer Monty Norman - made it to 94. Fab bit of music, seems to have outlasted everything else from the 1960s.

    RIP Monty!

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,545MI6 Agent

    The 007 Theme, Jaws, Close Encounters, Star Wars...there are really only a handful of pieces of music from movies that are iconic, and the 007 theme is certainly one (interesting that the other three I mentioned were all written by the same person).

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,143MI6 Agent

    Yep, it's iconic and will ever immortalize Monty for ages to come.

    Godspeed, good sir. 94 is a great run.

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear of the death of Monty Norman. Thank you for your original early contributions to the Bond sound in Dr. No.

    Was also sad to hear of the death of the actor L. Q. Jones, aged 94. He had one of the greatest cameo roles in all of Columbo as an RV salesman-cum-gun runner in the final episode of the NBC years, The Conspirators (1978).

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,143MI6 Agent

    Still the best usage of the Monty Norman theme:


    I mean, if you're going to search a room, you may as well do so with the theme song CRANKED UP TO 11.

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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,060MI6 Agent

    RIP Monty Norman - one of the people who made Bond who he has become, even with Barry's input some of his original remains, and his use of local songs to flavour Dr No has rarely been bettered in a Bond movie.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    One of my two contacts with Mr Norman -http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/1229406.stm

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,545MI6 Agent

    I've just been called to be a character witness in a legal showdown that pits the Barry Estate vs Barbel because everyone knows that Barbel actually wrote the theme to Zulu while drumming away on an upside-down empty yogurt container while on holiday in Wales.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent

    RIP. Thanks you for your contribution to Bond.

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,255Quartermasters

    RIP Monty Norman - His must be one of the very few names that appear in the credits of every single James Bond movie. I can only think of Albert R. Broccoli and Ian Fleming as the only other two names who are ever present in the Bond credits.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,545MI6 Agent

    Bloody tabloids, never get anything right 😁

  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,095MI6 Agent

    I always love it when Bond tips the porter and the Bond theme swells. Must've been a huge tip!

    I miss when Bond walks into a hotel and the Bond theme is playing.


    RIP,Monty Norman. Thank you for your contribution to the Bond series.


    It's amazing that the idea for the theme,came from a song from a musical. The House Of Mr Biswas.


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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,198MI6 Agent

    RIP Monty Norman, but what a great age!

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    RIP to an absolute legend. Thank you Mr Norman.

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent

    Today I want to play tribute to the victims of the terror attacks eleven years ago in Oslo and Utøya island.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff
    edited July 25

    RIP David Warner, 80. Many, many movies but I loved "Time After Time" where he played Jack The Ripper.

    Edit- Trekkies will remember him from "Star Trek V"

    and VI


  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,198MI6 Agent

    RIP David Warner and I’ve read today that Paul Sorvino, who played Paulie in Goodfellas, has passed away aged 83, RIP.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear of the death of our former Northern Ireland First Minister and Ulster Unionist Party Leader David Trimble, now Lord Trimble, aged 77. He did a lot to bring peace to Northern Ireland and was one of the main architects of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement that restored power-sharing government to the country.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,255Quartermasters

    I haven't watched all that many films starring David Warner but the ones that stand out in my mind are two films he made with Sam Peckinpah, Cross of Iron and The Ballad of Cable Hogue. I particularly enjoyed his performances in both of those films. RIP David Warner.

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,545MI6 Agent

    Paul Sorvino has died. He had a lot of great roles, but my favourite was in Goodfellas. In light of the (fairly) recent deaths of James Caan, Tony Sirico and Ray Liotta, you have to think that someone somewhere's lining-up another great mob movie!

  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,198MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear that Bernard Cribbins has passed aged 93, another legend gone but a great age!

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,715MI6 Agent

    Yes, saw Bernard Cribbins just a few days ago in a reshowing of The Railway Children. Still sort of unexpected, as I think Talking Pictures TV were in contact with him a bit and passing on good wishes on his birthday. He was still with-it.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62330478

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,255Quartermasters

    RIP Bernard Cribbins, a memorable character of the screen. I am very fond of his performance in The Railway Children, also very memorable is his guest appearance on Fawlty Towers, he was also in one of my favourite Hitchcock films (Frenzy) and let's not forget that he was also a Bond alumnus in a way - having had a role in the 1967 Casino Royale.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    Sad to learn that. I saw him onstage many years ago in a farce called "Run For Your Wife" and he was hilarious.

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