December 13th, 2006

Whale fluke

You only live twice, or so it seems

Film Score Monthly, which has a high percentage of James Bond fans on staff, starts a multi-part review of all of the Bond films (including the first '60s Casino Royale) and its scores.

My favorite line might be this from column writer Scott Bettencourt, describing From Russia With Love's pre-credits sequence as
an illogical teaser with Grant stalking a man wearing a Bond mask (as if the point of Grant's training was to learn to kill people who look like Sean Connery)
...though probably my favorite Bond-related line from FSM was this from founder Lukas Kendall in 1995, when GoldenEye came out:
I think a bisexual James Bond is what they need for the '90s. He sleeps with all the bad guys.