Christmas has gone, the New Year and Epiphany too, but it’s still Winter. And that means for most of us it’s still pretty cold. And for more than a few of us that can mean snow, a type of weather that’s been represented in all kind of non-Christmas films. How well will you do in the quiz that covers everything from thrilling and funny to sweet and sinister? As always, please feel free to share your score and any further comments you have.
I’ll be writing my thoughts on Spectre soon, but I wanted to discuss in extra detail the aspect of Bond theme tunes. Especially as there was such a cool response to Sam Smith’s much anticipated song Writing’s on the Wall. I sided with the majority and was hugely disappointed. Smith is clearly an undoubted award-winning talent, and he is evdently aware of previous Bond songs, but for me there wasn’t a strong enough melody and I didn’t like his style of singing for the song. Unlike the hugely popular Skyfall and every other Bond theme, it did actually top the UK charts so clearly has its fanbase.
Where would you rank it in terms of Bond themes? Are there any you particularly like or dislike? I’ve focused on the songs themselves, but if you are curious about the graphics side within the credits, I recommend this piece by Vinnie H.