AJB live commentary on THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
edited June 2020 in Off Topic Chat
Time for another group-viewing, this time, it‘s

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH




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London Summertime: 20:00
Paris Summertime: 21:00
New York local time 15:00
LA local time 12:00



PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE ALL STARTING 10 MINUTES LATER !

The 19:00 deadline is set so that everybody has enough time to find their DVDs/Blu Rays, boot their players and get done with the menus and pause right where the gunbarrel starts.

WE ARE STARTING PRECISELY AT 19:10


- Please make sure that everybody has their BluRay/DVD/VCR ready and start the player latest 19:00 GMT to get done with all the dodgy menus.
- PAUSE YOUR PLAYER RIGHT BEFORE THE GUNBARREL
- HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.

I‘ll post some timecodes during the thread just in case that somebody has messed it up
President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,250MI6 Agent
    Mark me as tentative, unfortunately. It could be a busy day for me tomorrow at work.
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,295Chief of Staff
    TWINE has a long score, and it has been released in various forms (the OST, downloads from David Arnold's own site, bootlegs, covers, expanded score...). I probably won't go into that in detail tonight or mention every cue by name (sighs of relief).

    General- David Arnold wrote the music (except obviously the "James Bond Theme" which as we all know was comp.... ahem, arranged by John Barry).
    Nicholas Dodd conducted the orchestra.
    Don Black wrote the lyrics to the title song performed by Garbage plus "Only Myself To Blame", a vocal version of "Elektra's Theme". Sung by Scott Walker, it's on the OST but not in the film- Arnold wanted it over the end titles but director Michael Apted thought it was too much of a downer.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,295Chief of Staff
    Guys, I'm expecting a lot of phone calls and/or texts this evening so forgive me if I'm not as focused on the film as usual.
    Also, Higgins, for the same reason please count me out of the planned group call after the movie.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
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    Hope that you‘ll still be with us for some time, Barbel
    The group call is called off then, maybe we can do one celebrating our final group watching after FYEO?
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,710MI6 Agent
    Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!


    I have been really looking forward to this one. The Q Boat, Thane Castle The music? I'll be there on the dot!!
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Time reference:
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/

    55 minutes till loading up
    65 minutes till watching
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Time reference:
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/

    30 minutes till loading up
    40 minutes till watching
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,918MI6 Agent
    I'm sorry and ashamed to say my TWINE DVD cover has been empty for years, so I can't take part tonight. Based on recent experience I'll probably find the DVD next week by accident :))
    Have fun!
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    edited June 2020
    I'll be in on the real-time viewing later.

    Arnold's score for TWINE has a similar confidence to his work on TND - celebrating its own Bondian quality in a way that makes a good film even better. Although the vocal track of 'Only Myself To Blame' doesn't make the end credits (I see Apted's point), it's the foundation piece of some great lounge jazz in the film. To this fan's ears, that song calls back to Matt Monro's performance of FRWL, but also evokes a tone that would have suited Bond's loss in OHMSS.

    My favourite piece of music in the TWINE score is the accompaniment to the PTS boat chase. The orchestral music there is in the grand tradition of Barry's action music, while the gurgling, sputtering techno layer works well as background to the sound of the boats' engines - better in the context of the sequence than in isolated listening.

    TWINE's main theme song is a triumph. Arnold and Black pitch it in traditional Bond style, but it's less like the work of an over-excited new kid on the block than 'Surrender' had been. Shirley Manson and Garbage were a great choice. They were big in the indie music scene at the time, lending the film a hip, cool relevance. The official music video is very good, intelligently allusive and providing a mini-narrative in its own right.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I'm sorry and ashamed to say my TWINE DVD cover has been empty for years, so I can't take part tonight. Based on recent experience I'll probably find the DVD next week by accident :))
    Have fun!

    Sorry to hear that. Looks like we may be light on participants this evening?
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Robert Carlyle played brilliantly a killer in the Series Cracker which made Robbie Coltraine famous.
    Unfortunately he did disappoint me in TWINE
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Time reference:
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/

    5 minutes till loading up
    15 minutes till watching
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Please load your player now.

    Who will be attending tonight?
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,710MI6 Agent
    I’m here...
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    I'm joining in. Haven't watched this one in ages so don't know how much I can watch and type but I'm here!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
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    Welcome to the AJB threesome :D

    5 minutes
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    Ready here.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    3 minutes for all 4 of us :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    With 2 remotes (an xbox is my dvd player), 2 pairs of glasses and a laptop, I'm likely to get very confused!
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,710MI6 Agent
    SABs is ready...

    This is Thunderbird 2, Standing by!
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,295Chief of Staff
    Dropping in and out
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    1 minute
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    See what I mean, somehow I posted twice!

    [Dealt with- Barbel]
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    I miss the opening fanfare in Arnold's arrangement of the gunbarrel.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,250MI6 Agent
    Here
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Millennium Dome in London later.
    This Bond tries to emphasize avant-garde
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    Patrick Malahide plays the Swiss banker. Best known to Brit audiences as Arthur Daley's nemesis, Chisholm, in 'Minder'. He's a good comic character actor.
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,710MI6 Agent
    Machine that goes bang! Bond’s detonator glasses.
    This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,399MI6 Agent
    Cigar Girl. Hope that Gymkata finds some gifs :x
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    I used to count to 3 when kids misbehaved but never with a gun!
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