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Josh Steinberg

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interestingly, much of it not spectacularly resolved, viewing in 4k. not even the 65/15.

I’m glad you pointed that out because that was my immediate observation seeing it today. All of the trailers and such before the movie looked much better and more detailed, and I’ve seen plenty of first rate presentations on that same projection system in the same theater (the Lincoln Square laser IMAX screen) and I was just not blown away by the imagery in terms of resolution. Shot composition was great, the sheer size of it was stunning, but the detail I’m used to from that format just wasn’t there.
 

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Most memorable Bond music,

James Bond Theme - Dr. No - Monty Norman/John Barry
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon, The Spy Who Loved Me
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
From Russia With Love - Matt Monro
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry
You Know My Name - Casino Royale - Chris Cornell
The Living Daylights - A-ha
Goldeneye - Tina Turner
Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
Thunderball - Tom Jones


My top 10 Bond Movies

1. Goldfinger
2. The Spy Who Loved Me
3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4. Moonraker
5. Octopussy
6. Thunderball
7. Casino Royale
8. For Your Eyes Only
9. From Russia With Love
10. A View to a Kill
I ranked Bond songs using a complicated algorithm on my movie blog. Take a gander and see if you agree:

 

ArnoldLayne

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It was fun but totally implausible and Rami was just ok, rather one note- almost an SNL villain. Like how many people did Bond shoot & kill without any injuries- like 60? And he easily could have been gassed numerous times. And a tad too loong.
Craig was superb though.
Still recommended.
Do you think it suffers from John Wick-itis???
 

Robert Harris

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Re the Goldfinger reference. Sorry Robert, that was an elementary failure of both logic and language.
Surely you were taught 'good, better, best'. There can be no better than best!
You would be incorrect.

Aeons ago at a film fest- Sinking Creek possibly - the prize was awarded for best feature film.

With the award recipient not yet back in their seat, the next award was announced.

Very Best Feature film.
 

Dennis Gallagher

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For anyone who might care: I'm foregoing the uber-gimmickry of 4DX but am still doing the 3D version on Thursday. Last commercial movie I've seen in a theater since "Dunkirk" in 15/70 IMAX and "They Shall Not Grow Old" in 3D).
For anyone who might care part 2: I saw the 4:10 show yesterday at a local chain complex which shall remain nameless. (It's one which is noted on a theater Facebook page for intentionally turning down their projector lamps; as such the picture was dim even before putting on the 3D glasses.) I and my partner were the only two in the theater (something I have never encountered before but nothing which concerns me too much these days as I realize not much effort's required to put on a show now). There were at least 20 minutes of trailers before the movie began (including one for a new "Jackass" movie; something I'm REALLY looking forward to (!!); as such my geezerly bladder was taxed even more than necessary (my partner opportunely ducked out during the bit where Bond changed into his tuxedo). Lesson learned: theaters never again (except for the few really special places). The 3D was generally pointless and pretty much subtle to the point of being mostly non-existent (I'm a believer in it at least being occasionally fun and I do enjoy the periodic pop-out ) and the storyline much too convoluted. Things I liked as far the movie goes: the references especially to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" ("We have all the time in the world" including the Louis Armstrong song over the closing credits.) 4K disc already ordered. Hopefully the movie will be MUCH brighter on my JVC RS1000 projector, plus I'll also get the Atmos audio and (probably not) the expanded IMAX sequences (one can hope). Points of history: I used to go to theaters a lot back before they started showing commercials and got rid of all the trappings like curtains and even masking. I traveled 3000 miles to a 3D festival in 2003, drove 11 hours to see Cinerama (again) in 1998, and am now a fairly faithful attendee of the Nitrate Picture Show at the Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY (postponed twice now but hopefully third times a charm again in 2022 for my fourth trip there).
 

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For me, NTTD is a total mess. It's screenplay verges on the incoherence. Sloppy editing (except in the action sequences) and it WAY overstays its worth. And worst of all, it takes itself far too seriously. Technically it looks and sounds very good in IMAX. But for me, the series took a terrible turn at the end of "Spectre" and this one nose dives from there. "Skyfall," "From Russia with Love" and "Goldfinger" remain the series highlights. With this one, they kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
 

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I'm honestly surprised they bothered releasing this in 3D at all. It seems like a complete afterthought and all the ads were pushing IMAX instead. Hell in Cincinnati only two theaters are showing it that way and only once a night at that.

Safe to say Coronavirus has been the real factor in killing off 3D.
 

Colin Jacobson

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Her song and Adelle’s song are two of the best Bond theme songs in the new era. Only The World Is Not Enough is the only memorable one from the Brosnan era for me.

I love Garbage but I think the song is... meh.

I love Madonna and initially disliked "Die Another Day" but it grew on me. Probably a top 5 Bond theme for me now!

I get why people don't like "DAD", but I appreciate the fact Madonna tried to do something different with the theme. Feels like too many Bond themes just attempt to do "the Shirley Bassey thing".

(In terms of the musical style, that is - most don't try to SING BIG! like Bassey, but they have the same musical vibe as "Goldfinger" to me...)
 

Colin Jacobson

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I'm honestly surprised they bothered releasing this in 3D at all. It seems like a complete afterthought and all the ads were pushing IMAX instead. Hell in Cincinnati only two theaters are showing it that way and only once a night at that.

Safe to say Coronavirus has been the real factor in killing off 3D.

I don't think so - 3D was already sporadic before the pandemic.

In December 2019, a "Washington Post" article mentioned that 3D theatrical releases no longer existed - which was a pathetic claim since at that time, the final "Star Wars" movie and a couple of animated movies were in theaters 3D.

All this reported needed to do was look at AMC's website and she'd have seen that 3D wasn't thriving but it wasn't dead, either!

Anyway, seems like we've gotten a good # of 3D releases these last few months...
 

Colin Jacobson

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I think it says something about the membership of the HTF when a robust discussion of the latest James Bond film leans more towards our own personal bladder issues than the film itself! :laugh:

But I can most definitely relate! :D

Even though I downed a 32-ounce Coke Zero during "NTtD", I managed to hold it until the movie's end! :D
 

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Even though I downed a 32-ounce Coke Zero during "NTtD", I managed to hold it until the movie's end! :D
That's impressive. I've made sure to stop drinking any significant amounts before going to the movies and I always hit the bathroom before going into the theater. If I drank a 32 oz. soda, my back teeth would be swimming in under an hour.
 

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Even though I downed a 32-ounce Coke Zero during "NTtD", I managed to hold it until the movie's end! :D
Bill Murray Applause GIF by MOODMAN
 

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