Re: General catch-all music discussion
posted at 10/16/2012 12:21 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to yogafriend's comment:
PS Speaking of 50th anniversaries, I've never been a James Bond fan, although I've seen a few of the films, but I am absolutely loving the hoopla re: the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, with all associated aspects, such as the music, fashion, and social backdrop
Heh. You aren't missing much.
I loved them as a kid. If you've seen one you've seen them all. Bad guy kills people. Bond is given gadgets and sent to exotic locale. Bond drinks martinis, has sex with hot women, gets captured by the bad guy, escapes, captures/defeats/kills/whatever bad guy.
Oh, I know what you mean, and agree, but the fascinating aspect of a film series such as Bond, is that so many people are happy with the formula and the familiarity and fun of it make it a great escape. Good old bad guys, good guys, sexy babes -- with predictable outcome that allows a lame plotline because it's all in good fun. A recent interview with the most current Bond said that his body is taking a beating in filming, too, and he has the abs to show off and prove his point. :)
Regardless, watching them over the years, fans see the same formula, sure, but they also see the progression of the use of technology in the films, as well as all of the social changes (smoking for one).
No matter how cheesy the formula, it's hard to believe (similar to the Stones, the Beatles, the Who, etc.) we are in the midst of celebrating so many 50-year traditions / long-standing acts, in parts of our arts and entertainment culture, in ways that were completely unexpected. It's a cultural history turning point that I wonder (if not doubt) we'll see the likes of again -- as brand loyalty (for lack of a better way to say it) is fading fast in our society.