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Comments about the soundtrack for Die Another Day (David Arnold)

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Re: "Not so much..."
• Posted by: My name is GREG   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, May 9, 2004, at 11:43 a.m.
• IP Address: 168-103-22-83.chyn.qwest.net
• In Response to: "Not so much..." (Wellington Siqueira da Silva)

> Well, I've read your coments and I simply agree with everything you relate
> as your opinion, but one point I must put: to doom the LYRICS as
> "even worse",SACRIFICING IT as if it had no relation with film,
> is such precipitated.The song's lyrics has so much as(or even
> more)relation with the film's context than the previous TOMORROW NEVER
> DIES' and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH's narrative.The subject here is what a
> link the theme has with the FILM'S CONTAINT.So, analysing DIE ANOTHER
> DAY's theme, the lyrics, has an extremely-straight relation with the
> movie.Maddona simply "plays" as BOND, when he is under arrest
> and abandon with the north-korean.The lyrics is nothing more than BOND
> thinking("...I'm gotta avoid..."), BOND deeming his
> own(..."for every sin I have to pay...", thinking about what
> he'd do("...I'm gotta close my body now..."),all accompanied by
> the images of BOND's lamentable and terrible TORTURE moments...the
> scorpions, the electric switches, etc.
That was at least fantastic,
> with every image and detail combining with the LIRYCS and the beginning of
> it.Don't we forget that BOND's main objective, from that forward, passes
> to be the REVENGE.Therefore a narrative so adequated to it.Now, don't
> think I'me here defending DIE ANOTHER DAY(the SOUNDTRACK and
> LYRICS'"stereo-system problem", caused by that horrible
> electronica-D+effect).I expected much more of this soundtrack, I expected
> the best SOUNDTRACK of all BONDs.But, as we can see, it wasn't this time.A
> RAINCHECK for ARNOLD, whose TOMORROW NEVER DIES' soundtrack seems to
> remain as BEST OF BOND.Whose DAD's (DIE ANOTHER DAY)SOUNDTRACK got much
> electronica, musical tough-moves,(from a moment to other),unexplainably,
> and forgot the true BOND-ESSENCE in some moments in this soundtrack.If at
> least the about 30 tracks had come, just as "KISS OF LIFE",
> "PEACEFUL FOUNTAIN OF DESIRES", "WHEELCHAIR ACCESS",
> "A TERRORIST IN FLEE", "THE KING OF
> DIAMONDS","FENCE WAGER", "LET ME GET OUT WITH MY
> JOB","THE VANQUISH", "ICELAND RIDE", "NIGHT
> ICE PARTY"(ELECTRONIC "DIE ANOTHER DAY
> THEME"),"INVISIBLE INTRUDER", "IN-PALACE
> CHASE"(Bond and Zao in chase inside the empty and thawing ice
> palace),"THE SKYDIVING RUN"(Track before ANTONOV, until 007 and
> JINX enter GRAVES' plane),the actual GOING DOWN TOGETHER-named track, that
> goes from 007 and Jinx's attempt to escape with the chopper UNTIL they
> leave away almost with a "risked-land" situation(the phrase
> "...going down together!", said by JINX to BOND).So, the track
> with the romantic final moment between 007 and Jinx should be called
> "STILL THE GOOD GUYS", or something so.Ah, and one of the most
> fantastic tracks of the soundtrack, and that was absurdly
> "LEFT-ASIDE" by ARNOLD:"THE SURFERS"(beginning of the
> adventure with the GUNBARREL and the 3 surfers' arrival).
Well, only
> remains to us, BONDFANS, to wait for a new SCORE of DIE ANOTHER DAY, by
> ARNOLD, just like happened with TOMORROW NEVER DIES, 'cause yet, it was
> NOT SO MUCH for me and for the BONDLEVEL...

You have made some INTERESTING POINTS. A little TOO in-depth, maybe, not to mention SEVERAL ERRORS. It is also A LITTLE LATE to be making COMMENTS, seeing it IS 2004 and the SOUNDTRACK was late '02. Oh WELL. Thanks for THE OBSERVATIONS.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • "Not so much..."  (2778 views)
       Wellington Siqueira da Silva - Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 7:34 a.m.
    •      Re: "Not so much..."  (2662 views)    We're Here
         My name is GREG - Sunday, May 9, 2004, at 11:43 a.m.


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