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Topic: AJB live commentary on THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

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

Last edited by Higgins (22nd Jun 2020 22:23)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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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

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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.

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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.

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ajb007/crap

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!------

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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?

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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!------

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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!------

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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  ajb007/lol
Have fun!

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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.

Last edited by Shady Tree (19th Jun 2020 18:52)

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.

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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  ajb007/lol
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 49 years.

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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!------

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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!------

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Please load your player now.

Who will be attending tonight?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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I’m here...

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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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!

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ajb007/cheers  ajb007/cheers

Welcome to the AJB threesome  ajb007/biggrin

5 minutes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Ready here.

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.

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3 minutes for all 4 of us  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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With 2 remotes (an xbox is my dvd player), 2 pairs of glasses and a laptop, I'm likely to get very confused!

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SABs is ready...

This is Thunderbird 2, Standing by!

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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Dropping in and out

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1 minute

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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See what I mean, somehow I posted twice!

[Dealt with- Barbel]

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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 49 years.