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Topic: AJB live commentary on SPECTRE

Time for another group-viewing, this time, it‘s

SPECTRE



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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 22:24)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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You could wait until next Saturday night when it's on telly! ajb007/smile

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I can guarantee you it won't be on any of the TV stations I have.

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emtiem wrote:

You could wait until next Saturday night when it's on telly! ajb007/smile

Ugggggggghhhhhh ad breaks though  ajb007/insane

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Why are all these in the ‘off topic’ section incidentally? Aren’t they about Bond films?

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Higgins started off that way, but we have plans to move them once we've watched them all.

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This is of cource highly uncharacteristic of our Higgins. He never has an opinion, he just follows the majority and rarely speaks his mind.

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Yeah....

I won't be covering the music tomorrow night. As regular participants will know, I normally comment on the music as we go along. For a "typical" Bond film (eg, YOLT or LALD) I do most of this from memory- I've been listening to the Bond scores since the 60s, initially on vinyl then later on CD- and only occasionally need to check something such as a date when Nic Raine released a reconstruction of a cue missing from an OST. I've heard the music so frequently that the films have almost become videos for the music- a good example being "Bond Below Disco Volante" from TB, or maybe "Dawn Raid On Fort Knox" from... well, I'm sure you know.
For SP, I'd need to play the album again and my ears have done nothing to deserve that.

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I'm afraid I have a lot to do tomorrow night, so I will be in here, but I won't have the telly on I'm afraid.
Plus I have to be up stupidly early on Tuesday.

    Besides, the film only has one good  "Machine that goes Ping!"   -  Q's  Ring scanner. (ooh er missus)

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

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Thunderbird 2 wrote:

    Besides, the film only has one good  "Machine that goes Ping!"   -  Q's  Ring scanner. (ooh er missus)

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Thunderbird 2 wrote:

I'm afraid I have a lot to do tomorrow night, so I will be in here, but I won't have the telly on I'm afraid.
Plus I have to be up stupidly early on Tuesday.

    Besides, the film only has one good  "Machine that goes Ping!"   -  Q's  Ring scanner. (ooh er missus)

By now you must be the leading international expert on machines in Bond films and the sounds they make.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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On the music front, I like the opening percussive piece for The Day Of The Dead. Beyond that, the music seems unremarkable. I vaguely know that some of it is reused from SF but I can't be bothered to work out where. Arrangements of the Bond theme seem to lean heavily on Arnold.

Bizarrely, some bars of Newman's darker suspense scoring for Bond seemed to be directly recycled for use in a Brit TV docudrama about the Nazis - I remember recognising the music when watching the TV episodes and seeing Newman's name on the credits. I think the show was called 'The Nazi Hunters', broadcast on the Yesterday Channel, but I have no other details, I'm afraid.

Last edited by Shady Tree (22nd Jun 2020 07:04)

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

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Shady Tree wrote:

On the music front, I like the opening percussive piece for The Day Of The Dead. Beyond that, the music seems unremarkable. I vaguely know that some of it is reused from SF but I can't be bothered to work out where. Arrangements of the Bond theme seem to lean heavily on Arnold.

In Spectre? Where are you thinking of? The ending?
He quotes the Bond theme a lot in the early part of the film (almost a bit too much?) and it’s usually on flutes or the like which isn’t very Arnold.

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emtiem wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:

On the music front, I like the opening percussive piece for The Day Of The Dead. Beyond that, the music seems unremarkable. I vaguely know that some of it is reused from SF but I can't be bothered to work out where. Arrangements of the Bond theme seem to lean heavily on Arnold.

In Spectre? Where are you thinking of? The ending?
He quotes the Bond theme a lot in the early part of the film (almost a bit too much?) and it’s usually on flutes or the like which isn’t very Arnold.

Fair point. I was probably thinking more of the ending, yes.

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

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Put me down as tentative for today.  I might be stuck in meetings.

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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Preparing for an amazing summernight and Spectre:

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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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That looks more appetising than the movie - but I'll be there, also with a full stomach!

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

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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Higgins wrote:

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Dude, take that to the Izabella thread.

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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Higgins wrote:

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Good thing we're not doing TMWTGG tonight- Christopher Lee hated stakes...

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Barbel wrote:
Higgins wrote:

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Good thing we're not doing TMWTGG tonight- Christopher Lee hated stakes...

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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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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

15 minutes till loading up
25 minutes till watching

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.
We start playing the movie in 10 minutes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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