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Consider me corrected then. All I can seem to remember about it was a 2 hour long poker game or something and with not being into gambling I didn't have a clue what was going on.

I have no interest at all in poker either, but there's not really that much of it in the movie. Yes, a good portion of the film is set in the casino, but the poker game itself is split up with events like the poisoning and the stairway fight. There's a brief montage to suggest they've been playing for a long time, but for the most part, the only gambling we see is a few hands where Bond goes all in.

It's quite a contrast from the novel, where there's a pretty comprehensive summary of the rules of baccarat and a running commentary of what each and every hand means for each player! (Fleming was fond of this: see also the golf in Goldfinger, the bridge in Moonraker.)

No idea where you'd get the idea that it's a "stinker", unless you're mixing it up with the 1967 David Niven version! Even if you don't actively seek out people's opinions on the Bond films, surely it's hard to avoid getting a vague impression that CR is one of the more popular?

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Casino Royale was tremendous.

QoS was so sloppy but has some real good stuff in it.

Skyfall is ridiculously entertaining but is much of a lesser beast than the others.

Spectre, unfortunately, looks like it'll be the worst of the lot.

It'll look great, sound great, have amazing action & Bastitua's Mr Hinx looks great fun BUT I think it's verging into Austin Powers territory & there will be a BIG backlash amongst Bond fans.

Joe Public will lap it up though; it'll beat Skyfall's record.

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Spectre, unfortunately, looks like it'll be the worst of the lot.

It'll look great, sound great, have amazing action & Bastitua's Mr Hinx looks great fun BUT I think it's verging into Austin Powers territory & there will be a BIG backlash amongst Bond fans.

Joe Public will lap it up though; it'll beat Skyfall's record.

What?

Skyfall is great. The cinematography is uniformly spectacular and Bond becoming obsolete is a brilliantly fleshed out theme. With Spectre basically having the same production staff I´m very much looking forward to that.

QoS is a muddled mess and Casino Royale is somewhere in the top 3 of best Bonds ever.

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I love the bit in the trailer where Bond is like "I don't stop to think about it". Despite all the pretense at angst, burning out in beach huts and sulking over his dead wife, Bond just doesn't give a fuck.

I saw the Bourne Identity again the other night and all I can think is, y'know, would it kill Bourne to throw a henchman into a meat grinder and deliver a cheesy quip, or even just smile once in a while?

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Skyfall is great. The cinematography is uniformly spectacular and Bond becoming obsolete is a brilliantly fleshed out theme. With Spectre basically having the same production staff I´m very much looking forward to that.

QoS is a muddled mess and Casino Royale is somewhere in the top 3 of best Bonds ever.

Skyfall's cinematography is amazing, I'll agree with that.

Bond being over the hill would have been a great plot-line had he not been introduced as a fresh 00 in CR.

And in Skyfall, Bond's basically a bit shit. He has one job - protect M - and he doesn't.

At least in CR he has the upper hand at the end with that great last scene, even if he did get saved by the guy & lose the love of his life. I can't even remember how QoS ends.

Mark my words; SPECTRE? More like SHITER.

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I'm not having this!

Skyfall's cinematography is amazing, I'll agree with that.

It's stunning. No complaints there.

Bond being over the hill would have been a great plot-line had he not been introduced as a fresh 00 in CR.

That's not even relevant. Bond is to continuity as a swift is to dirt.

And in Skyfall, Bond's basically a bit shit. He has one job - protect M - and he doesn't.

Well technically, he comes back because MI6 is under attack and its deep cover agents are being exposed. He even uses mummy as bait to lure out the xixbangsexual lunatic who's behind it. M is just as dedicated to the cause as Bond.

At least in CR he has the upper hand at the end with that great last scene, even if he did get saved by the guy & lose the love of his life. I can't even remember how QoS ends.

He has a slap fight with Jools Holland, I think.

Mark my words; SPECTRE? More like SHITER.

Tactical turtleneck + Christoph Waltz = BESTRE

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A Johnny Greenwood Radiohead one would be ace, a Thom Yorke Radiohead one would probably be fairly awful.

Paying Adele a billion dollars to do 5 minutes in the studio was an appalling idea though. Mind you, I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a good Bond theme since the 80s.

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Mind you, I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a good Bond theme since the 80s.

:blink: Tina Turner's Goldeneye is a stone cold classic.

I'd also argue that this is a brilliant Bond theme too, imo the last good one.

Lana Del Ray would have been an absolutely perfect choice for me too.

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Sam Smith records Bond's Spectre theme tune

_85413478_sam_smith_pa.jpgImage copyrightPAImage captionSmith's hits include Stay With Me and I'm Not the Only One

Sam Smith has recorded the theme song for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

The track is called Writing's on the Wall and will be released on 25 September. Smith said: "This is one of the highlights of my career."

"I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations."

Just last week, Smith told BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley he was "definitely not" working on the project.

But, revealing his involvement on Tuesday, he told Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw: "I'm so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own."

He said he recorded the track in January.

"I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script... they said 'have a go at the song'.

"It's the quickest I've ever written a song - it took 20 minutes... and they loved it!"

"I love the song so much," he added.

Smith has co-written the title song with fellow Grammy award winner Jimmy Napes, who worked with him on the number one hits Stay With Me and La La La.

It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

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The film, starring Daniel Craig, is released on 26 October.

It also features Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, WWE wrestler David Bautista and Sherlock star Andrew Scott.

Adele's Bond song, Skyfall, won her an Oscar in 2013.

Ellie Goulding, Radiohead and Lana Del Ray had also been in the running to record the Spectre theme song.

Goulding had heavily hinted her involvement in the production with a picture posted on Instagram in July. The picture showed the singer leaving the world famous Abbey Road Studios with the caption: "It's a wrap".

She also tweeted the title of the 1973 Bond film Live and Let Die.

_85415591_smith_976.jpgImage copyrightTwitterImage captionSmith's tweet on Monday was bit of a giveaway

Abbey Road was the same studio Adele used for the Skyfall theme.

Last month the bookmaker William Hill suspended betting on the identity of the next Bond theme singer after a customer in Middlesex tried to put a £15,000 bet on Radiohead having recorded the song.

"The first gamble of the day was Ellie Goulding and punters were backing her as if she already had the gig, but just as we were thinking of pulling the plug we had a load of bets for Radiohead, including one customer who asked to place a £15,000 bet on the band at 10/1," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34176304

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