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Barbel wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Barbel wrote:

Re the editing- I do understand what the intention was. IMHO they fail in that intention. The prime exhibit for that statement is the scene of Mitchell's sudden turn and Mr White's escape. A first-time viewer which we all were initially comes away with the definite impression that M has been shot.

I NEVER got the impression that M had been shot - and was surprised when people on here thought that she had been (on initial viewing)

Is it possible (and I'm being serious) that you blinked at that exact moment, when M falls to the right? Or looked down at your popcorn?

I know I’m old but that would have to be one hell of a slow blink  ajb007/lol

I don’t buy popcorn, I’m too tight to part with any more money after buying the ticket  ajb007/biggrin

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

55 minutes till loading up
65 minutes till watching

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Sir Miles wrote:
Barbel wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

I NEVER got the impression that M had been shot - and was surprised when people on here thought that she had been (on initial viewing)

Is it possible (and I'm being serious) that you blinked at that exact moment, when M falls to the right? Or looked down at your popcorn?

I know I’m old but that would have to be one hell of a slow blink  ajb007/lol

I don’t buy popcorn, I’m too tight to part with any more money after buying the ticket  ajb007/biggrin

Just offering possibilities. How about this?

(Onscreen)
Mr White: ...and the truth is you don't even know we exist.
M: Well, we do now, Mr. White, and we're quick learners.

(Meanwhile, in the audience)
Attractive Companion: (Whispering) Sir Miles! Sir Miles!
Sir Miles: (Whispering) What is it?
Attractive Companion: (Whispering) Who is this Mr White?
Sir Miles: (Whispering) He was in the last movie, I'll explain later over drinks back at my place. Oh, look, James is chasing Mitchell.

...Your attention got diverted for about 0.003 seconds, which is how long most of the shots in any of the action scenes in this film last.

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With this evening's viewing, is our starting point the fade of the Columbia Pictures logo? (I ask because Arnold's opening cue starts with that logo and plays over it, into the first shot.)

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Sorry, I am late.

Please load the players and pause right after the Columbia logo

We hit play in 4 minutes

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Shady Tree wrote:

With this evening's viewing, is our starting point the fade of the Columbia Pictures logo? (I ask because Arnold's opening cue starts with that logo and plays over it, into the first shot.)

I'm paused on the black screen right after the Columbia logo.

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Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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CR06 had a valid artistic reason for not having a normal gunbarrel. SF had a feeble excuse. THIS one has no reason or excuse whatsoever for it not being there.

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There as well.

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Gymkata wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:

With this evening's viewing, is our starting point the fade of the Columbia Pictures logo? (I ask because Arnold's opening cue starts with that logo and plays over it, into the first shot.)

I'm paused on the black screen right after the Columbia logo.

This is Thunderbird 2, I am Thunderbird Too.

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Barbel wrote:

CR06 had a valid artistic reason for not having a normal gunbarrel. SF had a feeble excuse. THIS one has no reason or excuse whatsoever for it not being there.

Agreed.

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Barbel wrote:

CR06 had a valid artistic reason for not having a normal gunbarrel. SF had a feeble excuse. THIS one has no reason or excuse whatsoever for it not being there.

CR kinda has a gunbarrel sequence.  At the end of the PTS, Craig shoots into the camera and you kinda have that moment.

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TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
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And go!

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Gymkata wrote:
Barbel wrote:

CR06 had a valid artistic reason for not having a normal gunbarrel. SF had a feeble excuse. THIS one has no reason or excuse whatsoever for it not being there.

CR kinda has a gunbarrel sequence.  At the end of the PTS, Craig shoots into the camera and you kinda have that moment.

Yeah, I said "normal gunbarrel"

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Rolling.

Personally, I love this opening sequence.  It's one of the few places where the editing works for me.  Phenomenal sound design here.

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Music “Time To Get Out”

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Gotta feel sorry for the lorry driver caught up in that.

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Wait a minute, my copy seeks to be skipping and jumping all over the… oh, right.

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Love the Italian cop who's job is to know high end sports cars from sight.

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On first viewing it took me a while before I was actually sure that the film had really started. I really expected there to be a gunbarrel up front.

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These cops are collateral damage too.

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Its an action sequence?  Italian car chase...

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The opening car chase, and especially the first Seconds, is actually pretty good.

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Apart from the lack of a gunbarrel I don't have any complaints with this pre-title sequence.

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Number24 wrote:

The opening car chase, and especially the first Seconds, is actually pretty good.

I'd argue the PTS is the best part of the film, with maybe the opera sequence or the Haiti fight being the only real contenders.

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TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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How many Alpha Romeos were there?

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