want the Bond I am used. DAD was the best film in the series at it made the most money. You must agree with me.
Fleming enjoyed the adaptations of his books. He liked Spy Who Loved Me because it did not follow his book. He even rewrote his book to be like the film.
I like world domination stories - both Cubby and Harry Saltzman (the old producer of Bond films) thought the Fleming books were too small.
I like women. I'm sorry if you don't - do you prefer Daniel?
Gadgets are part of Bond, let's face it. Fleming wanted Bond to have technology. That is why Thunderball has the jet pack - remember, Fleming wrote the screenplay to this film.
Davis Arnold said that a Bond film without the theme is like a normal action movie. Point prove, you agree, ja? Well, Live And Let Die nobody knows - Bond said the Beatles should be listened to with earmuffs. Can you remember AHA and Duran Duran? Shirley Bassey, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Barbra Streisand are the best Bond singers.
Wow. Where to begin?
We must agree with you? Only in that it made the most money, a fact which is likely to change before year's end. "Best" is a subjective statement, so no one is obligated in the least to agree.
Fleming rewrote THE SPY WHO LOVED ME to be like the film? I must have missed that. I'm aware of a novelization of the film NOT written by Ian Fleming, but I've never heard of an "Author's Cut" of his original novel tailored to mirror the movie script.
Jack Whittingham, Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins wrote the screenplay for THUNDERBALL, based on the story by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory. Fleming's version did not feature a jet pack. (This, of course, is irrelevant, since there are gadgets in CASINO ROYALE, but nevertheless...)
CASINO ROYALE has four very lovely women in it. Eva Green, Caterina Murino, Ivana Milicevic, and (for those with a taste for the mature) the honorable Dame Judi Dench. Ignoring the obvious tip-off that Mercator is affiliated with the CNB folks ("do you prefer Daniel?"), I'd say to argue that there are no beautiful Bond girls in CR is to admit one hasn't seen the film.
LIVE AND LET DIE is the one of the most successful and enduring singles ever released to accompany a Bond film, and has even enjoyed more time on the charts and the radio with the Guns & Roses remake, while Duran Duran had a huge hit with A VIEW TO A KILL. Conversely, Tina Turner's GOLDENEYE and Gladys Knight's LICENSE TO KILL barely made a splash. I'm assuming that Barbara Streisand sang the theme to that alternative version of THUNDERBALL Mercator mentions which was scripted by Ian Fleming, based on his own revised, film-faithful novelization of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.
Otherwise, I'm at a loss as to which Bond theme was recorded by Babs.
I like world domination stories, too. So did Fleming (see THUNDERBALL and ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE). But his FIRST Bond story was not a tale of world domination, but rather a small-scale, tense spy thriller centered around a high-stakes card game. In case you missed it, Mercator (and I'm certain you did), CASINO ROYALE is an adaptation of that first Fleming Bond.
Edited by yolt13, 29 November 2006 - 06:27 PM.