Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bond trivia

Did you know that Never Say Never Again (1983) is not considered an "official" Bond movie? It was done by Warner Brothers as opposed to Eon Productions and United Artists.

It's also a remake of 1964's Thunderball, which explains why the lead woman and villain in the movies have the same names. By the way, Never Say Never Again is also known as "The one with Kim Bassinger."

Also, the theme music (the instrumental dum di di dum dum dum one) was written by Monty Norman, though he ended up involved in a legal battle with John Barry, the guy who initially orchestrated it for Dr. No (the first Bond movie) because Barry also claimed to have written it.

That music, by the way is the reason (and the only reason) that I can never be a spy. Because I'd be humming it while I was sneaking up on someone, and they'd hear it and kill me.

1 comment:

VictoratGaImproper said...

you ain't right, then again you ain't wrong either.