Saturday night we saw the latest James Bond film Skyfall (now playing at Gloucester Cinema) and it is simply fantastic. The opening sequence will set you on the edge of your seat; the design and cinematography of the opening credits, extraordinary (as always), and are particularly evocative set to Adele’s Skyfall. The self-parody was a little over the top for my taste, but don’t let that prevent you from seeing this beautifully designed film. Daniel Craig is one of the best Bonds ever although, I don’t think anyone will ever top Sean Connery.
Young Sean Connery has an unfair advantage as all the films he starred in were filmed during 1960’s, with all the chic high style of the era. And then there was his Aston Martin DB5.
Adele’s intoxicating voice along with the 77 piece orchestra for Skyfall is every sultry second a new classic Bond theme.
Skyfall premiered on Adele’s website this morning at 0:07.
Skyfall was co-written by Adele and and Paul Epworth and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Epworth co-wrote and produced Rolling in the Deep. Skyfall displaced Rihanna’s Diamonds from the top of the iTunes chart this morning. The U.K.’s The Telegraph reports, “Previous Bond theme artists have all failed to take their songs to the top of the charts, including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, and Madonna. Duran Duran made it to number two in 1985 with A View to a Kill.
The single’s release comes exactly 50 years to the day since the world premiere of the first Bond movie, Dr No. And the film company behind the 007 franchise has designated today Global James Bond Day, with a number of activities to mark the anniversary.”
The film, Skyfall 007, starring Daniel Craig as Bond, is premiering on October 26.