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The CASINO ROYALE Song: Shaken Or Stirring??


Merrick again…
Slaine wrote in with a heads up for AICN readers: a YouTube sampling of the opening title song of CASINO ROYALE. It’s called “You Know My Name” & it’s from Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. I don’t hate this, but it doesn’t knock me out either. Sounds like the opening song to a video game. I don’t mind them going for a “new sound” to match Bond’s “new feel”, but this song…as a song…does nothing for me. I just listened to the entirety of the tune, and have already forgotten it. If you look really carefully at Tiffany Stone’s website, you can find a link to hear the whole shebang! Thanks again to Slaine for the message!


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  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:11 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!

    by aeon phoenix

    ...now let me go listen to the song.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!

    by aeon phoenix

    ...now let me go listen to the song.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Oh no!

    by OhDaesu

    Not Audioslave...

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:16 p.m. CST

    It's ok

    by theBigE

    Probably will grow on me. I've always liked the guy's voice, from Soundgarden to Audioslave. It's better than some chick whining some slow sappy ballad.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Crap.

    by hargon27

    Sounds like something ripped out of one of these cheesy Chuck Norris 80's movies.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:17 p.m. CST

    1st

    by OhDaesu

    Horrible song. Listening to Audioslave is like getting raped auditorily.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Wow, hope it's good

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    too lazy to check it out til the movie. Audioslave's last cd wasn't that great peace.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    faust

    by future help

    dj shadow should do it

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Great song

    by soundknight

    I think this song is incredible. A lot better than the garbage we've had to listen to when it comes to bond themes. Makes me excited to see a bond flick for the first time.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Oh, well,

    by Mickey The Idiot

    it ain't Barry is it?

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:22 p.m. CST

    FIRST...UNO....TOO SOON

    by Wazoo

    There...no we can proceed with the dialogue

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:26 p.m. CST

    What.... The.... Fuck?

    by theoneofblood

    Who keeps getting Chris Cornell to do music for movies? Miami Vice? James Bond? HE CAN'T SING PEOPLE! Why didn't they get someone like Thom Yorke to do the music? That would have seemed a hell of a lot more appropriate. This could actually tie with Madonna for the worst title music ever.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:35 p.m. CST

    AWFUL

    by Shermdawg

    One of the worst Bond themes to date. McCartney and Le Bon are probably laughing at this shit.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I want orchestral music

    by mad maximus

    If we're going to start from the beginning do it right

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck how good the theme song is?

    by Liberty Valance

    There hasn't been a good Bond theme song since "A View to a Kill," and how did that movie turn out? It's a titanic bowl of diarrhea. The score is infinitely more important, and this jagoff had nothing to do with it.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by fantasticx

    I prefer the old fashioned "dramatic horns" sound for my Bond themes. Like...I really like the World is Not Enough theme, even if the movie wasn't so hot. Of course, I was also one of the few people who dug the Die Another Day theme, so what are you gonna do. This was okay, but it's too "rock"ish for movie...they're selling it as a serious, classic Bond and then they have this mid-90s rock song as the theme. Doesn't line up. Same way I felt about Kanye's Impossible single from M:I:III...I liked the song, but it didn't go with the movie.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:46 p.m. CST

    As a Cornell/Soundgarden/Audioslave fanboy...

    by El Scorcho

    I have to say this is pretty "meh." It's just not Chris Cornell at all. He sounds great (as usual), but the song (which he co-wrote) with the film's composer is a little to Bond-ish. Just not that exciting. Not bad, though. Just doesn't do Cornell's voice justice.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    More Shirley. Manson or Bassey. You pick.

    by Det. John Kimble

    This song in a Bond movie is like nipples on the Batman suit.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by georges garvaren

    They will never get Bond right, atleast not under a PG rating but this does look rather nice. The song? I could piss on it. Doesnt matter; replace it, dont replace it, who gives a shit. I just want to see James beat bad people and bang chicks with accents.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Feh!

    by mad maximus

    Can't we have a theme without lyrics?

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST

    This will have a better soundtrack...

    by DoubleFantasy

    www.thejournalofemirenfield.com

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST

    hearing it play with the trailer

    by slappy jones

    has gotten me so fucking excited about this film. I cannot wait.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 8:59 p.m. CST

    even if you hate this song

    by slappy jones

    surely we can all agree that madonnas die another day was the worst bond theme ever..... can't stand audioslave but i like that song....

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I love Chris Cornell BUT...

    by BillEmic

    I'm sorry, Chris Cornell's voice has gone to pieces in the past few years. Listen to his solo album from 1999 "Euphoria Morning" and his vocals are gorgeous, melodic, etc., and his use of falsetto is surpassed only by the late great Jeff Buckley. Fast-forward to Audioslave's debut in 2002 and his voice is hoarse, choked off, and limited in range. It's the difference between night and day; as though all the years of alcohol and smoking suddenly caught up with him. So, I love Cornell but his voice has really suffered the last several years...Don't know where I was going with that but, yeah, the song failed to impress me. But it's interesting to note that the last Bond theme with vocals from a male was A-Ha's "The Living Daylights"! A-Ha - FUCK YEAH!

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Last good theme was Garbage's World id Not Enough

    by Big Bad Clone

    Great theme, shitty movie. Tomorrow Never Dies had a great kd lang theme that they replaced with that Sheryl Crow theme. You can hear the kd land arrangement throughout the score of that flick. And they play during the end credits. That Die Another Day one was awful by itself but worked well during the opening torture titles. It really made you feel Bond's pain. I don't dig this song because of the title "You Know My Name"? sounds gay compared to Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Thom Yorke

    by therightclique

    Thom Yorke??!??! are you kidding me. i agree that chris cornell isn't a good singer, but you've managed to pick somebody even worse. Chris Cornell kinda sucks, but Thom Yorke is mentally retarded. there's a difference.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that fucking sucked.

    by crazyeyezkillah

    There's another one for the "negative" column.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:07 p.m. CST

    How awful.

    by kintar0

    I can't believe I put Flavor Of Love 2 on mute to listen to that.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:17 p.m. CST

    For Your Eyes Only

    by kikuchiyoboy

    That's the song. When Blofeld get's dumped in the water filled Smoke Stack, the music just keys right onto the atmosphere. I think that's what I dug about most of those Bond songs, they get you in the mood for the damn film. This makes me want to jump in a Firebird and throw a Beer can at someones head.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST

    no

    by stvnhthr

    not my cup of tea

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Goldfrapp for the next one please.

    by Christopher3

    This sounds like every other numetal buttrock anthem that gets shoehorned into action movies these days.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Man, knocking Thom?

    by georges garvaren

    Thats a bold statment. Not to mention an incorrect one.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Anyone feel like posting a link?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I like my cloak and dagger BS on the big screen not in a talkback.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Nevermind, I thought the YouTube was just the regular..

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    trailer. Nevermind.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "THERE'S NO MORE SEXY LOCALE..."

    by Georgepeppard

    "THAN CASINOOOO ROYALE!"

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Song is ok, as a Bond theme... I agree, it does nothing

    by Kampbell-Kid

    I mean listen to this song, close your eyes, and picture naked models holding guns. I can't see a intro montage set to this song at all, it has absolutely no catchy chorus to it at all.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST

    i second thom yorke

    by maluquiro

    or goldfrapp. that would be sweet.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Bond needs a lot more than "now" music

    by readingwriter

    The Connery Bonds created the trend. This new Bond is just trying to connect to the current trend(s) in action movies--swooping camera, "sensitive" hero, over-the-top action. Look at the Connery Bonds--lots of plot that was actually interesting to follow, as opposed to the borefests of the last couple of decades. I mean, offhand, can you say what the villains were after in the last couple of Bond movies, or even their names? Now, how about Goldfinger? (Yes, easy since they named the movies after the villains--but they were cool villain names, and cool villains, and the movies could handle it.) The old Bonds created the action trends we have now, but the ante has been upped too high for Bond to do anything but be an also-ran. The Next Big Thing isn't going to be a Bond movie ever again. Oh, and without John Barry they needed to come up with an equally-impressive new score sound, and David Arnold is probably the very last composer I'd have picked to do that, since his scores are so generic.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Blah

    by Saluki

    The World Is Not Enough had a REAL theme, everything else has been ackward for some time now. Thankfully, the movie and the theme have little to do with each other.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of...

    by BRUTICUS

    This reminds me of the opening of a television series based on a science fiction or comic book..... similar to Smallville or the opening of Star Trek Enterprise. Not a blockbuster movie.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST

    The next big thing will be a...

    by BRUTICUS

    Transformers movie. But it won't be anything that it could have been f they actually respected the source material of the original. Throwing out such GOLD material is a travesty.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I dunno about Transformers being that big

    by readingwriter

    There is a small, loud following. The rest of the word thinks it's silly, and Bay's bomb streak will continue.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Shirley Manson

    by Darth Fabulous

    "The World Is Not Enough" is the best Bond theme song, hands down....I mean, just get Garbage and David Arnold in a room and pound out something that fits the new Craig Bond and have Shirley sing it...not rocket science.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:48 p.m. CST

    audioslave?

    by dale dragon

    I thought that was david hasselhoff singing. Kim Thayil and Zack de la Rocha are laughing their asses off

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Craig is the next Dalton

    by TheDoctor73

    Trust me... this talk of the "new bond style" will go away after the next two. Remember when they tried to make bond edgy in the late 80's with Felix Leiter dying in License to Kill? Trust me. Craig will be in one or two more then they will "revive" the old Style Bond with someone else and better 60's style music (Clive Owen, hint, hint).

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:04 p.m. CST

    2 great tasts that..

    by zabbadoo

    ..taste like shit together.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    taste.. dammit

    by zabbadoo

    I'm still not used to these new fingers. cheese grating accident. long story.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    chris cornell has the most annoying voice in music

    by bouncing1

    seriously. he should do a duet with will ferrell. screamsalot could be the title.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    There should have been NO song, just the classic theme

    by performingmonkey

    I strongly believe that, seeing as this is a fucking reboot or whatever, they should have had no song and just the ultimate classic Barry guitar Bond theme like it is in Dr. No. I don't care if it's from the '60s, it still would have worked. I hope the Bond theme is actually in the movie. Also, this song reminds me of the rumour that Robbie Williams was going to sing the theme. It sounds like it was written with him in mind, although he probably pulled out because it was too difficult for him to sing in the end. The chorus particularly is like a Robbie song but heavier, it's almost Foo Fighters heavy! I don't know what the frak they're trying to achieve.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The mix is really bad

    by Noeland

    The music needs to have more presence in the mix, and the vocals should be brought way down. I like them both, they just need to be remixed. It starts out a little too 80's for me, but the music gets a little fuller, a little more dramatic. I love Chris Cornell, I think "Show Me How To Live" is one of the greatest rock songs in a long, long time. "Be Yourself" is also a great song. I miss Soundgarden though, and there is no doubt his vocal chords have been damaged, but when he uses them in the right way he's still a great singer. But that song needs work. It ain't great. Also, Clive Owne is fucking ugly folks, and Bond needs to be pretty. He's a psychotic pretty boy who kills for the British government in Fleming's novels.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Did this just get removed?

    by JackFoley

    I went back to the homepage and this story has vanished!

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Just accept this as fact

    by Manatee

    Bond music will always suck because of John Barry's brilliance. His music was perfect. I beg you, Mr. Wilson and Ms. Broccoli...hire Barry once more before he frickin' dies.

  • Sept. 20, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Boo

    by blackwood

    urns.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell, I love ya, but man...

    by Flim_

    I thought it was supposed to be a Bond theme, not a weak-ass seemingly unconnected hope-for-airplay single. For Christ's sake, somebody FIRE DAVID ARNOLD RIGHT FUCKING NOW, and hire Michael Giacchino, or Terence Blanchard, or bring back John Barry, or any number of better choices. God.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:29 a.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Flim_

    Somebody please hire either Beth Gibbons from Portishead or Emiliana Torrini to do a freaking bond theme. Hell, just hire Portishead.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:33 a.m. CST

    He's no Tom Jones!

    by Uncapie

    That's for dang sure!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:48 a.m. CST

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by alucardvsdracula

    THIS IS THE WORST BOND SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY FUCKING LIFE. THIS IS SOME KIND OF A JOKE RIGHT?

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:05 a.m. CST

    WTF?! It's Nickleback!

    by Luke_Cage

    Absolutely, positively the worst song ever to grace Bond movie. Word!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Horrible. Get Goldfrapp next time.

    by Laserbrain

    Bjork revisiting the style of her Homogenic period would be awesome too.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:24 a.m. CST

    OHMSS

    by darthbinks1220

    Barry's best Bond score.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:24 a.m. CST

    That was a break...

    by flamingeyebrows

    from traditional sensual themesongs, sang by females. But I like it. I mean Bind is no longer that calm and collected guy who somehow seems to be the right symbolic mix of chivalry, gallantry and chuavinism. They are going for a more real approach in this film so i think this is a suitable theme to herald the new bond era. That being said, I am not sure I will like this movie though. In some characters, you just don't want realism and being a symbol is fine. I mean I would have hated TinTin getting really harmed in his adventures. Its the same here. I might not be able to handle Bond without any cool gadgets and not always being a step ahead of the villain

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Madonna's Die Another Day is far worse than this.

    by darthbinks1220

    With that said, this song sucks.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Shoulda been Goldfrapp

    by thekatmandude

    Time Out From The World off of Supernature playing over the end credits. Too perfect.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Absolutely fucking terrible

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Somewhere John Barry is smiling, knowing his legacy is safe. Last good Bond score, The Living Daylights. Oh and I agree with post above, the a-ha song is freakin' brilliant!!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3 a.m. CST

    Fuck me, that was shit

    by BenBraddock

    I mean, really

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3:37 a.m. CST

    MUSE

    by Demon Disco

    That's right - Muse for the next Bond theme. Check out Butterflies and Hurricanes off Absolution or Knights of Cydonia from Black Holes & Revelations. They could knock it outta the damn park!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Bond themes have always sucked.

    by rbatty024

    Except for Live and Let Die, but that was a terrible movie. By the way, what the fuck happened to Chris Cornell? The guy was in Soundgarden, a band that was called the new Led Zeppelin (at least I called them that) and now he's in Audioslave and specializes in slow ballads. Ausioslave sounds like all that watered down grunge from the 90's, but this guy was from the real fucking deal. Who kidnapped Chris Cornell and replaced him with this loser?

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:34 a.m. CST

    James Bond is not set in an 80's american high school!

    by Fried_Puppy

    Seriously, what the fuck are they thinking? Bland, middle-of-the-road, 80's american pop?! This is supposed to be James Bond for fuck's sake! The 007 theme tune should always be something that you could picture Bond himself listening to while sipping a martini. Shirley Bassey for example- god knows i can't stand that woman, but she was perfect for the film. Does 007 listen to dated, disposable american radio pop now? For the record, i love the trailer and can't wait to see the film, but which out of touch hack convinced the studio to go with that shit 80's glam rock tune? Just when i thought the bond franchise was back on track.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:41 a.m. CST

    me like

    by wazza

    like i said, me like

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:45 a.m. CST

    ew ew ew ew

    by Obscura

    the film looks fantastic, but come on... thats not a bond theme. even die another day was more of a bond theme than that. i dont know who said it first, but someone mentioned that tom yorke or radiohead should have done it.... can you imagine how great and epic that would have been? im really dissapointed in this... especially since the rest of the film is scored by David Arnold, a composer with a huge passion for Bond themes. all they had to do was let him make the decisions

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Foo Fighters !!

    by barnaby jones

    They should of gone with the Foo's, it seems like that was the kinda sound they were after !

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Doesn't 'go' anywhere

    by MaccyG

    I'm no music critic; and i'll confess to having quite a bit of Cornell stuff on mypod; but this is weak @ss stuff. It doesn't 'lift' or move at all..just meanders along. It's a trickling drainpipe instead of a thundery storm. I reiterate again: i am NOT a music critic :-)

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 5:18 a.m. CST

    For the record...

    by theoneofblood

    I don't hate Cornell at all, his Soundgarden stuff was awesome and I even liked the first Ausioslave album. But this... this is awful. His voice can never be used for classy or quiet moments. Endless asskicking yes, but nothing else.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 6:48 a.m. CST

    i'd curious in a bond theme by sufjan stevens

    by Holodigm

    surely he could come up with something better than this

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 6:51 a.m. CST

    AWFUL 80's CHEESE!!!!!

    by misnomer

    terrible terrible terrible....

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 6:53 a.m. CST

    just waiting for it to hit the chorus

    by misnomer

    YOURE THE BEST! THE B-EST, NOTHIN' EVER GONNA STAND IN YOUR WAY, THE BEST, THE BE-ST!!!!!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Yuck

    by fxmulder35

    Nowhere NEAR a classic for this Bond. I've really enjoyed the trailers...but this song just does NOT do it. Maybe it'll grow on me...hopefully it will...cause we have no choice. I'm a fan of Bassey. This sucks.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Has this been officially confirmed!

    by MRJONZ72

    First, yeah the song is just bleh to me. 2nd - Has this been officially confirmed that this is the opening song. I'm just a bit skeptical because I may be wrong, but as far as I remember, every Bond themesong had at least the title of the movie at some point in the song. I believe most of title songs were exactly the same as the title of the movie, except for Dr. No of course. I mean, Carly Simons, "Nobody Does It Better" had the words "The Spy The Loved" Me in the song. Unless they are just going a different route all together.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Top 5 Bond Songs

    by Wazoo

    1. Live and Let Die; 2. For Your Eyes Only; 3. A View to a Kill; 4. Nobody Does It Better; 5. Licence To Kill.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST

    No brass?

    by squidman

    Since they are visualizing this as a throwback to the "old Bond", why do they have a song that sounds kind of like mid-90's rock? Where's the bold brass and crisp vocals? And yes, you can still do this and make it sound current. Listen to Duran Duran's "View to a Kill". It maintains the traditional sleek, brassy music of Bond themes and updated that sound for the 80's movie. I don't know. Not a fan of this song. I'm afraid this is a check in the "against" column for this one.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Wazoo?

    by squidman

    Great list, but no Goldfinger?

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell...

    by Frankenblogger

    ...has the best voice in rock. Good song.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, at least it smokes Die Another Day.

    by zillabeast

    Feels like a lame attempt at a cool spy throwback. They could have done better for certain.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Quick thoughts

    by Phimseto

    1. Madonna's "Die Another Day" is still the worst Bond song ever. 2. I like Chris Cornell/Audioslave, but I did not enjoy this as a Bond song. It's too bad because it looks like David Arnold (the film's composer) had a hand in this, and he's created a number of great Bond themes - Garbage's track for "The World is Not Enough" and kd lang's song for "Tomorrow Never Dies", which should have been the opening credits theme instead of the terrible Sheryl Crow tune. 3. For all of you whining about "bad 80's tune", get it right - that had a definite early/mid-90s feel, which is Cornell's era. If it had been 80's-sounding, it probably would have been pretty good. 4. Finally, the top five Bond themes: 1. You Only Live Twice 2. We Have All The Time In The World 3. Goldfinger 4. From Russia With Love 5. Nobody Does It Better

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I like Cornell..

    by Lemming

    .but I can't help wondering what they could have come up with if it had been Manyard, or Trent Reznor.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    It's better than Live or Let Die.

    by spaceworlder

    For real.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping this crap gets bumped to the end credits

    by SpyGuy

    Nothing says updating a character for the 21st century than a bad '90s tune. Oh, and my Top Five Bond songs? <p>1. You Only Live Twice</P> <p>2. We Have All The Time In The World</p> <p>3. The World Is Not Enough</p> <p>4. For Your Eyes Only</p> <p>5. Live And Let Die</p>

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Stirred or Shaken?

    by space ghost

    Or just plain shit

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:49 a.m. CST

    And I thought Madona's Die Another Day was bad

    by yourmoviesucked

    I hope the movie is not as forgettable as that piece of tripe.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Here's my top five...

    by Shermdawg

    1. A View To A Kill<br><br>2. Live and Let Die<br><br>3. http://tinyurl.com/mdl3s<br>(Ok, technically it doesn't count, but it should.)<br><br>4. License To Kill<br><br>5. Nobody Does It Better

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Easily the best Bond song ever

    by Fuzhi

    but to be honest I cant really remember another Bond song I liked.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    Good G-d!!! Who's idea was it to use THIS song???

    by moondoggy2u

    Worst Bond ever complete with worst bond song. "Heah, govnah, lets put me muzic on. It makes me fink of ian flemmin while i'm on the job." Crap in a hat, I have hated everything about the production of this film.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "The odds will betray you"

    by David Frames

    ...and so it proves when its time for someone to pen a Bond Song - most of them are average if you think about it - they're the aural answer to Elvis movies really, a sort of sub-genre of music. This one initially is as bland as a tofu loaf but actually, listen to it a few times and it goes grow on you. as Merrick says, nothing to hate here whereas Madonna's effort made me insert a knife into my ear drum. Its best to imagine it aginst a backdrop of naked women and cards. Still can't wait...

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Just use Pulp's This is Hardcore for the theme

    by Big Bad Clone

    Now that will get fans shaken and stirred. Hey, SpyGuy, great list, except I would have dropped For Your Eyes Only for Goldfinger or On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST

    If they're rebooting the franchise...

    by rbatty024

    then why don't they just do away with the opening song and credits. They were fine back in the sixties, and Roger Moore's had a cheesy appeal (too bad I can only sit through two of his movies), but it's become tired. Lets do away with the old traditions. It's the only way Bond will be new again.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Shameless plug from Casino Royale:

    by moondoggy2u

    Bond: "Oy, you! 'Av you seen me new Audioslave cd? Its the only thing i'll listen to while i'm on the job. I love that blighter, Cornell or whatever. He's a bloody wanker, but 'e's all right in me book, I fink. Rememba, buy the new cd and all the birds will love you and fink you're handsome, just like they been paid to fink I am. Now, where's me tux?

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I like Cornell too, but

    by mfluder

    that was awful, both the music track and the lyrics. Reminded me of The Simpsons Bond piss take theme (You only move twice?)

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    get MATT DUSK, he would be perfect.

    by DrPain

    He has that whole classic Bond vibe in his voice.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I third the love for

    by nemesisdarkside

    "You Only Live Twice". That is my favourite Bond theme. I think "We Have All The Time...", "The World Is Not Enough" and "Goldfinger" are some of the best also. I think they should get Goldfrapp and Portishead for the next two Bonds. ;D

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Listen to...

    by rbatty024

    "The Dark is Rising" by Mercury Rev. The refrain where the orchestration kicks in reminds me of something that should be in a Bond movie. The rest of the song does not fit, but that crescendo would be perfect for Bond. One more comment about Cornell: it's pretty sad when a member of Soundgarden is making music as lame as Candlebox.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST

    My Top 5 Bond Girls: 1.GRACE JONES...

    by Shermdawg

    JUST KIDDING! :P<br><br>1. Famke Jansen<br><br>2. Barbara Bach<br><br>3. Sophie Marceau<br><br>4. Shannon Elizabeth<br><br>5. Virginia Hey (C'mon now, I had to pick the "blue bitch"!)

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell Sucks?!?!?

    by ripper t. jones

    What a bunch of fuckhead Nickleback lovin wanks! Best voice in Rock PEROID!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    bullshit, ripper.

    by moondoggy2u

    Maybe when you grow up you'll realize that there have been a slew of vocally talented singers who sound just like Cornell. Now, maybe he WAS one of the better vocalists, but her certainly isn't now--is voice is a shattered wreck in the upper register and dont get me started about his obvious lack of power. Again, somewhere along the line between the late `90s and today Chris's vocals matured, he drank a thousand gallons of gin, and/or he smoked a couple thousand Lucky's. Take your pick. Thats not to say he can't sing; he just can't sing like he used to. Thats okay, though--it happens to everyone. Well, except for John Foggerty. That guy's pipes never age.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Ripper is exactly right.

    by Stifler's Mom

    First of all, anybody who doesn't enjoy Soundgarden or Audioslave is a fag. Dont mean to be crude but that's the best way to put it. Christ, even my dad likes Black Hole Sun. Even my girlfriend knows Doesn't Remind Me is a badass song. Secondly, none of you hater geeks seem to appreciate WHY the Bond producers have recruited Cornell to do this theme. Based on the script, trailer, casting, marketing (or relative lack thereof), the entire theme of this movie seems to be a return to INTEGRITY and CREDIBILITY for the franchise. Which is why instead of going to another pop superstar like Madonna or Sheryl Crow, they're using a legendary rock songwriter whose music might actually be suiting for a darker, cold-blooded Bond. Anybody who doesn't like this song can go rock out to Duran Duran with Roger Moore.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    The top five that I would choose...

    by Uncapie

    1. Monty Norman's James Bond theme. 2. Godlfinger. 3. You Only Live Twice(Love that Nancy Sinatra!). 4. OHMSS. 5. Spy Who Loved Me

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    The top five that I would choose...

    by Uncapie

    1. Monty Norman's James Bond theme. 2. Godlfinger. 3. You Only Live Twice(Love that Nancy Sinatra!). 4. OHMSS. 5. Spy Who Loved Me

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I love Chris Cornell...

    by Frank Black

    ...but I f*cking hate that song with more passion than I have known! Portishead, the Cardigans, Interpol, so many other bands could have nailed a Bond theme! They cannot release this movie with this song!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    2 Top 5's:

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Themes: 5. (From) A View To A Kill; 4. From Russia With Love (#1 vocal 007 theme EVER); 3. 007 Chase Theme (Goldfinger and, I think, Thunderball); 2. OHMSS; 1. Monty Norman's 007 Theme ***** Bond Girls: 5. Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson); 4. Tatiana 'Tania' Romanova (Daniela Bianchi); 3. Electra King (Sophie Marceau); 2. Xenia Sergeyevna Onotopp (Famke Janssen); 1. Solitaire (Jane Seymore)

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I agree with rbatty024

    by amrisharmpit

    If this is a reboot, hopefully they are doing away with the opening title sequence and song. It's an ostentacious idea that doesn't fit AT ALL with the tone of the new film. Maybe they will just run this song over the end credits.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Interpol would have been the perfect choice...

    by ScoobySnack

    Thanks, Frank Black, for that suggestion. I am still looking forward to this film, dreadful theme song and all, but the producers greatly fumbled with this choice. It's not rocket science. If you're going for currently popular sound, then you need to pick a currently popular recording artist. Chris Cornell is NOT that person. What's popular now is indie rock, or synth-driven artists like The Killers, Scissor Sisters or Goldfrapp. Now THAT'S hip. However, Interpol has the best combination of 1.) Male vocalist, 2.) Currently popular sound and 3.) Ability to record something cool and dramatic. Because there are so many changes to the familiar Bond format in this film, audiences will be thrown off by many of them. What you need is a cool song to ease the audience into the rebooted world of Bond. Plus, a good song remains on the radio for a while and reminds people of the film. Now, with a sucky theme that would only be appropriate for the end credits of a Schwarzneggar film, you've guaranteed that Casino Royale will bomb at the box office. Mark my words. I want the film to be a huge success, but I know deep in my heart it won't connect with the audience, no matter how good it is.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:42 a.m. CST

    MYYYY EEEAAARRRRSSSS!!!

    by bighungryogre

    Man, Chris Cornel is good at what he does, but what he does is sad heartbreak songs and rock, not pop-ballad Bond songs. Give me Thom Yorke or give me an orchestra, but get this shit out of here. BUT, is it confirmed that this is the opening theme? Maybe this is the music for the final credits or something.... GAWD I HOPE...

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters

    by NightArrows

    The song, while not the best Bond theme, is certainly pretty good. This movie will rock, and all the haters can suck cock! Put THAT in your little theme, Dr. Bitch.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "You know my name...look up the number."

    by thecomedian

    That meandering Beatles song would better than this crap. "Are you willing to diiiiaaaaaie!" My ears are bleeding.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST

    that was wack!

    by Neo Zeed

    yup

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Most amusing thing I've seen all day...

    by boingo2000

    Not the video itself, but muteing that video and playing Herb Alpert's Casino Roayle theme over it. If you don't have the theme readily avalibel and wanna try it: http://tinyurl.com/hetk7

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Bond girls

    by Phimseto

    Heh...my personal favorite Tatiana from "From Russia With Love", but I have to give props to the dude who listed Solitare. Not only was she a complete babe, she was a virgin and got completely played by Bond in what can only be described as the tarot card version of roofies.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I dig Cornell's music...

    by Rakafraker

    The Soundgarden stuff was brilliant, his solo album was fantastic, Temple of the Dog was sweet. Audioslave is OK, but if this is Chris' solo stuff, something is definately amiss. I think that Cornell had a song on Euphoria Morning that sounded more Bond-like than this. That style (from CC's EM) would have fit Bond better than the Audioslave style. Thom York (who is definately NOT a BETTER singer, but I totally dig Radiohead and his solo album), Portishead (Beth, I love you!), or even Propellerheads (who did an AMAZING remix of OHMSS, I highly recommend listening) would have done a really good job, too. I'd like to hear a Bond theme from Broken Social Scene or Arcade Fire or anyone from the new Montreal music scene. Something really cool is happening in that city and it's music.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:10 p.m. CST

    It could have been worse...

    by Wolfman57

    When I first heard Chris Cornell was doing the theme I thought "Oh, shit. There goes the perfect Bond movie." And while this is by no means amazing, I actually dig how it has the Bond feel, musically. I just wish they would've had a chick singing or a guy with a more traditional voice. Like Clay Aiken (that was a joke). At least it's better than Die Another Day. And I still think Duran Duran's theme for "A View to A Kill" is one of the best.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Big Bad Clone: I didn't include OHMSS because...

    by SpyGuy

    ...it's an orchestral instrumental, not a vocal performance. Otherwise, it certainly deserves to be up there, right along with the original Monty Norman theme from DOCTOR NO. Glad you liked my list, though.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    From Russia with love...

    by SithMenace

    I think that's the movie that got it right, just a really cool instrumental over the opening titles. It wasn't until the next movie that they started with the theme song, Goldfinger, which wasn't bad. I think I have to agree though, Duran Duran had the best theme, with Wings coming in second. Both bands made you feel like you were about to see a kick ass Bond film, even though you weren't.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Great!

    by thecheesegrommit

    sorry nay sayers. I think you miss the point, This is an excellent evolution of the "Bond song" Current with a bit of edge. This whole "nothing pleases me" routine is, how do you say? Meh! (which is also tired) peace.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Product or Production

    by freedunit01

    Problem is, a song written for a movie should both help "make" the movie, but be hip enough in its time to promote/sell the flick before it comes out (used with the trailer, etc). That said, most Bond songs never make it past the movie- Last song I recall actually hearing on the radio before or after the film came out was DuranDuran's View to a Kill. Either way, this songs a bit too "of the moment" to stick. If you put this in your DVD player 10 years from now are you going think its still good? Plus, pulsating as the tempo is, I just envision it playing over opening credits that have to be going a mile a minute just to fit.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    It should be over the end credits only

    by performingmonkey

    They should open the movie with the classic Bond guitar/brass theme and NOT this. It sounds like the Team America theme for total cheese parody.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    SithMenace

    by Forestal

    From Russia with Love had a theme song.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Disappointed

    by Brainodo

    I'm a Cornell fan but this song is pretty forgettable. Certainly not the LALD remake it's trying to be. Shame. 'Surrender' by KD lang was the last really good Bond song and some idiot relegated that to the end credits. And Moondoggy, I realise you don't like Craig as Bond but you can at least get his accent right. If anything he's speaking slightly dumbed down RP which appears to be par for the course for RADA/actor types in Blighty. He's certainly not a cockney. He's from Chester. Mind you, you thought Fleming's favourite Bond actor was Lazenby.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Coolest song that should've been a Bond theme...

    by Lou Stools

    Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees. I always picture the writhing, naked female silhouettes and gun barrels when I hear that song.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Is this from Cornell's new band....Generica?

    by Doomius 2.0

    Seriously, it sounds like generic top 40 mom rock! How come he has'nt done anything good since Soundgarden?

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    A theory

    by jabbathegriffin

    Does anyone think this might just be a demo track? Low-res sound quality aside, the instrumentation SUCKS. Sounds like they use a freakin' Casio at times. Not to mention Cornell's voice is pretty shaky. They always use an alternate track to fit the credit sequence but I don't think this is the final mix of the song. At least, I hope not.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    UN-MEMORABLE.

    by riskebiz

    Not exactly "Nobody Does It Better" or "Live and Let Die". They should have knocked it of the park and instead they have a very blase forgettable piece of crap. Big thumb down.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    massive attack....

    by misnomer

    or even the prodigy would be better than this. as for madonna's die another day, i thought it was really pretty cool..considering she had to put the lyrics "die another day" into it...madonna shits all over sheryl crow *whose voice you can hear breaking at any remotely demanding note*...so is david arnold a goner then? bjork could pull off an interesting bond theme, just look at what tehy did together with "play dead"

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 4:54 p.m. CST

    all the 60s Bond themes are the top (cept for Thunderba

    by Exeter

    Is it me or all the 5 60s Bonds pretty much teh best ones? Dr. No's classic Bond score, FRWL's intrigue exotic one, Goldfinger's iconic Shirley Bassey, YOLT's Nancy Sinatra (this REALLY give a afeeling of the ending of an era of the 60s), and of course OHMSS's sweeping score. Thunderball Tom Jone's theme i didn't like, just ech, 'Like THUNDERBAAAAAAAALL' bah nothing stuck out. But for film SOUNDTRACKS, well there is only one answer for me: FRWL. The Train theme wtih the quick staccato's is my favorite film music of all time. Just unbelievably exhilerating.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Come On!

    by Bondfox

    Come on everybody, Bond songs don't need to be inovating and pioneering things. Just some fun catchy tune, which this certainly accomplishes in my opinion. FUCK THE HATERS! CASINO ROYALE WILL KICK ALL ASS! CRAIG IS A CHARMING BAD ASS!

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Not horrible......

    by Jimmy Jazz

    Beats Die Another Day by a light year. GOd that was crap. Still, I hope this is not the arrangement they are going to have in the credits. Needs to sound more orchestral. Strings and horns and such.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I know your name....it's MUD!

    by VonBismarck

    This song is thematically and aesthetically off on so many levels it's just painfull. I hope it is the end credit song and not the opener. They should have gone for a new song from the Stones. The only band in rock history that should have done, and never has done a Bond Theme. Imagine a Keith Richards bluesy guitar riff based on the structure of the Bond theme......yeah. I know. It could have been good.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    SONY LISTEN UP!

    by Tai_Pan

    You don't have to play this song over the credits. It can go at the end of the movei during the credits or something, but please don't put it during the credits. DON'T DO IT!! Listen to how terrible that song is and play some instrumental music ala FROM RUSSIA W/ LOVE, DR. NO, or ON HER MAJESTY'S... If someone will start a petition to get this awful song removed from the credits, I'd gladly sign it so that it can be sent to the higher ups.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 6:39 p.m. CST

    i think it sounds great

    by slappy jones

    but then again my favorite theme is view to a kill so what the fuck do i know

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST

    bond themes

    by rebel299

    i come home to find this talkback going on, and i can't help but laugh. in my truck's cd player right now is a cd of all the bond themes. as for this new one? i've always been a chris cornell fan, but my love of audioslave is waning recently. and this is no exception. but hey, its just the theme song. as was stated before, 'die another day' (the song) sucked balls, but that credit sequence is still one of my favorites. as far as best bond themes go, i have to go with 'nobody does it better', 'you only live twice', and 'the world is not enough'. also, even though it wasn't the theme song i have to give props to 'we have all the time in the world' from OHMSS. just when you put it into context with the events of the movie, it works so well. *sigh* where's john barry when you need him.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 8:02 p.m. CST

    The Definitive Top List of J.B. Themes

    by glodene

    To all you young'uns', read and learn. 1) Diamonds are Forever 2) Thunderball 3) Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Alternate Thunderball theme performed by Shirley Bassey) 4) Goldfinger 5) Moonraker 6) From Russia With Love 7) Know One Does it Better 8) License to Kill (Gladys put it down on that badboy) 9) You Only Live Twice 10) We Got All The Time in The World 11) All Time High 12) Live And Let Die All the others are inconsequential...And as much as I like CHris Cornell during his Soundgarden days, his Bond theme is an abomination. It actually rivals that abortion by Madonna.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Look up de number

    by WONKABAR

    ...couldn't resist

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Look up de number

    by WONKABAR

    ...couldn't resist

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:51 p.m. CST

    At least its a step up from Die Another Day...

    by Forestal

    Top 5 Bond Songs: A View to a Kill, Live and Let Die, Surrender, The Living Daylights, OHMSS.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Polly Want a Cracker?

    by Mangez La Merde

    Reading the negative replies in this thread is fucking hilarious. The majority of you idiots probably aren't even Bond fans, you're just a bunch of sad fucking parrots who regurgitate the same tired negative-for-the-sake-of being-negative shit as the loser who posted before you. So the fuck what if this isn't Shirley Bassey or Nancy Sinatra or A-fucking-Ha. Its 2006 for fuck's sake. The whole fucking franchise is being rebooted. Or didn't you get the memo? No? Too busy jerking off to the latest Star Wars DVD release to realize it, I guess. Or are you just upset because Barbara Broccoli didn't personally consult you before making this movie? John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Curt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Jesus Christ himself could descend from the Heavens and write the new Bond song (with Christ on lead guitar) and most of you sweaty degenerate internet fucks would still bitch that it wasn't good enough and whine that Sony should change it. If you were to extract a single sample of DNA from a lone pube plucked from Chris Cornell's asshole in 1984, it would still have more talent than all of you reprobates combined. This song is just what the Bond franchise needed. Chris Cornell rocks. Deal with it you worthless sweaty nerds.

  • Sept. 21, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Great Expectations

    by Turd Furgeson

    I can see why Cornell got a shot after that spectacular song he did for the Great Expectations soundtrack. He is a good vocalist when used correctly. This is not a good spot for him. I own the new Thom Yorke disk and it is good. However, a little to technoesque for bond. If they used the whole Radiohead band, that would be good. I could also see 30 Seconds To Mars, The Network, or BRAD. Those would be fun.

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Give It Time

    by DarthDooku

    Despite what people may have think now, there's probably a good chance that people thought "Live And Let Die" was a bad song when it was first premiered, or that "A View To A Kill" really sucked the first time they saw it. i heard the song twice, and it was already pretty catchy the second time around, so i think there's hope for the song. i'm surprise by the direction they decided to go for the song, but i still hold to my opinion that this movie, and this song, and Daniel Craig, will surpass people's already too low expectations for this movie.

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Crappy mp3!

    by reptil

    Honestly, i think a lot of the dynamics are lost in the mp3-conversion. I HOPE TO GOD the drums doesn't sound as crappy uncompressed, cuz they do sound crappy. The song? I think the verse is pretty sweet, and Chris carries it well. As he usually does! The chorus, however, should consist of a few more elements than a guy simply shouting "You know my name!!!" Striking three chords as a break hardly makes a 'bond signature' either...

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 2:30 a.m. CST

    This song sucks, as the movie will

    by marcus torrance

    Seriously, this movie will suck and you know it. As long as the freaking broccolis will be in charge, 007 will suck. So, now, about the song. Crappy crappy crappy. It's even worse than "the living daylights" by A-HA. SO, i guess it kinda gives the tone of it. I read a TBer talking about Sufjan Stevens. Well, i LOOOOVE Sufjan and it would definitely be a different and interesting choice. But there are so many good bands/artists that could match for 007 : Blur, Gorillaz, REM, Spinto Band, Betty Lavette, Candi Staton, Turin Brakes etc. But, hell, what the f***. This movie will suck anyway

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST

    its a terrible song - why nto just have an instrumental

    by Spacesheik

    a la oHMSS??

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 6:23 a.m. CST

    pls shove this song to the end credits -

    by Spacesheik

    the song is not fit for MAURICE BINDER'S poop - i cant see this song over the credits with the women and CGI and gizmos ---its irritating and no woman or child i know liked it, so dont expect to sell many singles from that a la madonna. if this is the kind of song that will be played during credits then id rather have an instrumental credits sequence without an irritating dude like cornell - this is suppsed to be a reboot, a bond for the new generation and yes fanboys the best bond single was duran duran's view to a kill - hard to imagine that was 22 years ago almost --

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I don't think a

    by Bondfox

    I don't think a woman-salivating-over-Bond approach to the song would have worked here. This is a reboot of the legend, a redefining of the character. As an occasional comic book geek, I'm used to jump-starting a storyline every 20 years or so for the sake of new audiences and old diehards. For me, the song extends the theme. IMO, "You Know My name" works as both an in-cheek reference to the almost inescapable sense of history, but as a potentially bold way of saying that the movie audience will know the character name...BUT nothing else. It's akin to saying "You Know My Name," but that's all, you don't know squat about me, so deal with it. It's been a few years since I read CR, but it may be time for me to dig out the old 1960s Signet paperback my mom found for me at a used book sale at the hospital where she worked. For all I know, YKMN may be a musical/ thematic link to the famous tagline of the book. The b***h is dead now, she got in close, and I'll be d***ed if I let anybody else in like that again. My name and number are all you get. Just imagine -- a Bond theme song that's not: -- told from the perspective of a woman adoring Bond (e.g. FYEO, TSWLM); or -- some unseen narrator commenting on Bond's life (e.g. LALD, TB); or -- some foreboding warning of an enemy (e.g. GF, TMWTGG); or -- some bizarrely incongruous, trendy excuse to throw in a popular artist (e.g. AVTAK, DAD). Instead, one that could actually sound like a soundtrack from inside Bond's head, from inside his perspective... and one that sounds a little p***ed off to boot.

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's Sprucing Up the Dialogue?

    by teammember8

    "You know what they call a casino in France?" "No. What?" "A Casino Royale."

  • Sept. 22, 2006, 6:54 p.m. CST

    They Should Get Fred Schneider

    by teammember8

    Just have him do a Steve Albini-produced version of "Secret Agent Man" and have the credits be madcap cartoons caricatures of James Bond chasing down various saboteurs, seductive ladies, etc....kinda like the old Pink Panther movies. Talk about a reboot!