From Ellen With Love: 8-year-old Bond superfan meets Daniel Craig

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Accolades as James Bond’s film, Spectre hits Nigerian cinema.

The criteria for what makes a good James Bond theme song is very specific: Is it melodramatic? At least that seemed to be the case when he took the opportunity to send his 007 alter ego up thoroughly while guesting on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.James Bond is back for a 24th time on the big screen – and Daniel Craig’s fourth turn as 007 in the sequel to “Skyfall” – “Spectre” which opens today.

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent?At the start of any James Bond movie, you know what you’re going to get: A thrilling setpiece, and one that’s often the beginning of some greater mystery that will feed into the movie’s plot.While many of the spy’s accessories — from his martinis and suits to his watches and sunglasses — are affordable, billionaires have the money to fund much bigger Bond fantasies.Craig also showed the pint-sized 007 fan how to iron a tuxedo and gave him a very special gift — the OMEGA spy watch he wore in the film, which opens in theatres on Friday. The result being this silly but very amusing spoof in which we see just what might happen if James Bond tried to escape the clutches of bad guys by renting a car.

Paul Arkwright felt elated during the week as he was among the dignitaries that thronged the Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos, to see the new James Bond’s film, “Spectre” which premiered in the country amid pomp. The last film grossed over one billion dollars worldwide and director Sam Mendes and the same writing team returns as we find 007 still reeling after the death of M, played by Dame Judy Dench in the last installment. Moviepilot — which studies social data and box office trends — analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns are at their peak. Maybe it’ll go on for five minutes, maybe 10. (The World Is Not Enough pushed its prologue to almost 15.) But then, when it’s time to take a much-needed breath, the opening credits start to roll and The Song starts to play.

Sony Pictures flew Walker and his family to the movie premiere, and while there, the Grade 3 student had a job to do — be the red carpet correspondent for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The sketch sees Bond becoming increasingly frustrated as Colbert’s character tells him: ‘We all have things to do’ – before failing to find his name on the system, leaving 007 to become steadily more frustrated.

FILE PHOTO: Italian actress Monica Bellucci and British actor Daniel Craig pose during a photocall to promote the 24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ on February 18, 2015 at Rome’s city hall. Mark Watney and “The Martian” have enjoyed an extended stay deserted and all alone at the top of the box office, but that dominance is set to come to an end this weekend. Do the lyrics go to great lengths to include the film’s title, no matter how awkward it might be to delicately weave references to spies, weapons and men who really love gold into a modern pop song? Eventually it all gets way too much for the secret agent, who angrily confronts Colbert – or would have done if Craig had been able to keep a straight face: So does Bond get his car? Filmed during the annual “Day of the Dead” festivities in downtown Mexico City, it features an impressive opening tracking shot, a stunning building collapse from an explosion and a helicopter battle that will blow you away, literally.

And who could be better equipped to take out the sci-fi blockbuster than MI6’s finest, James Bond? 007 returns in “Spectre,” the follow-up to the incredibly successful “Skyfall,” which opened to $88.4 million three years ago. There’s no telling what the Sam Smith-sung Writing’s on the Wall, from the coming Bond film Spectre, will sound like, but the best of the genre (Hello, Shirley Bassey!) and the worst (What happened, Madonna?) seem to mostly live or die in adherence to that template, with few exceptions. There have many compositional and lyrical styles over the past five decades of Bond, but the most obvious component of The Song is that you know one when you hear one, and that’s helped shape the franchise’s identity for 50 years. For those of you who want to see 007 taking to the road in something a little more – how shall we put this? – Bondian – you can do so in Spectre, which is at cinemas now.

After Mexico City and faced with the prospect of the shutdown of the 00 program, Bond is off to Rome, Austria, the Moroccan desert, and along the way meets the latest Bond girl, Madeleine Swann played by Lea Seydoux. No, which had only an instrumental theme. (There was also an exception made for Louis Armstrong’s contribution to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which plays over the ending credits.) Also, Never Say Never Again was not in the long-running Eon Productions series of films, so some people don’t count it as official. In total in the six released territories, the film raked in $80.4 million, including $67.7 million from SPRI territories and $12.7 million from territories in which MGM is distributing. We’re mavericks that way. #23 Die Another Day, Madonna: It’s surprising to find this tiresome gem of try-hard techno at the bottom of the list because most everything Madonna did up to that point was at least interesting.

Bautista has leveraged the social presence that he has built on his former WWE persona and his role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” to good effect, hosting Q&As and regularly posting updates for fans. “Spectre” is shaping up very strongly, armed with over 80 million trailer views across Facebook and YouTube, 400,000 searches as well as 200,000 tweets. James Bond does not wear Drakkar Noir. #18 The Living Daylights, A-ha: A brief defence of A-ha, whom shortsighted listeners label as one-hit wonder, occurred when this half-hearted attempt to recapture the magic of Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill hit no. 5 in Britain and no. 1 in the group’s native Norway. #17 From Russia with Love, Matt Monro: It’s an old-school, slightly sleepy, kind of Perry Como-esque arrangement, but it’s a beautiful song. First, you get the surf rock guitar influence (think Dick Dale); followed by a rolling string riff that progresses up, peaks with the third and comes back down a step; then, the seven-note blaring brass that feels more like traditional action music. Just sleepy. #16 Licence to Kill, Gladys Knight: One of the more cheesy attempts to craft an ominous-sounding movie title onto a mainstream love song.

The 20th Century Fox movie also has a Snapchat milestone to its name, having created a customized Snapchat lens for the movie, which allows users to create animated selfies. Set to the classic theme tune, the animation featured Woodstock bouncing on the user’s head while candy corn streams out of their mouth, with a prancing Snoopy alongside. “Peanuts” sponsored the lens, along with two geo-filters on Halloween to drive maximum engagement on a day where the app enjoys high traffic. Fans were able to indulge in more personalized marketing with the “Peanutize Me” mini-site, where you can create a version of yourself or your friends as a character from Charles M.

Bond. #7 Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me), Carly Simon: While “love” is a relative term in the Bond canon, because the guy’s far from monogamous, it’s swooningly romantic and dramatic. #6 You Know My Name (Casino Royale), Chris Cornell: The Soundgarden singer’s effort, from the first Daniel Craig Bond film, powerfully captures the origin story and the vulnerability of a guy learning a job in which he’s interchangeable (Sample lyric: “You yourself are nothing so divine, just next in line.”) #4 You Only Live Twice, Nancy Sinatra: Released the same year as Something Stupid, Nancy’s slightly creepy, campy duet with her dad, this is the better vocal performance because there’s something coolly, almost cruelly aloof about her phrasing. On Twitter, “Peanuts” used a number of eventized hashtags and partnered with key influencers to create full day activations, live event commentary and pop-culture relevant surrounds to increase tweet volume and engagement.

Some other Barry-era highlights were Nancy Sinatra with the strings-backed, Asian-influenced “You Only Live Twice,” Bassey’s mostly successful return to Bond with “Diamonds are Forever,” and Rita Coolidge’s “All Time High” from Octopussy. Of course, the series’ musical cohesiveness wasn’t completely dependent on Barry’s involvement; he was simply the most adept at a process he essentially and perfected.

Kelvin Orifa, Experienced Market Segment Manager, MTN, star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ms Mo Abudu, MD/CEO, EbonyLife, Ms Rosana George-Hart, GM, Silverbird Film Distribution, and actor Joseph Benjamin. Paul McCartney and Wings recorded “Live and Let Die” in 1973—the film was scored by Beatles producer George Martin—and earned the first Oscar nomination for a Bond song. Tobias Bauckhage (@tbauckhage) is co-founder and CEO of, a social-media-driven movie community reaching more than 29 million Facebook fans and 30 million monthly unique users. What came next were bland, electronic-based scores from Michael Kamen (License to Kill) and Eric Serra (GoldenEye)—accompanied by theme songs (sung by Gladys Knight and Tina Turner, respectively) that failed to capture the talents of either performer. Based on community data, Moviepilot helps studios to optimize their social media campaigns, identifying, analyzing and activating the right audiences.

But when David Arnold, who had composed rousing, John Williams-esque scores for Stargate and Independence Day, stepped in to handle Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, it was a return to the glory days of Barry’s best: big orchestras, confident orchestration, and character-driven secondary melodies. The eight-minute, 30-second “White Knight” suite that starts the movie made clear that the age of the GoldenEye score—which is completely unlistenable outside the confines of the movie—was dead. Not coincidentally, Arnold left the franchise; in his stead was Thomas Newman a frequent collaborate of Mendes’ who had been nominated for 10 Oscars.

Fan engagement measured by PTAT (People Talking About This) is a more precise but also a fickle indicator, heavily driven by content strategy and media spending. With Skyfall, he garnered his 11th nomination, and you could make a very convincing case that in terms of both song and score, the Bond franchise has never been better. And now comes Sam Smith (no pressure, Sam!), who produced a brooding, sweeping take for Spectre‘s title theme, “Writing’s on the Wall.” Where his efforts ultimately land in the hearts and ears of Bond fans make time to suss out—time can be friendlier to these judgments than those made in the moment—but the good news is that even if Smith’s singing is not your favorite, you usually only have to wait a couple years for Bond (and The Song) to return. We track all English-language original video content about the movie on YouTube, down to videos with 100 views, whether they are officially published by a studio or published unofficially by fans. Search is particularly significant for fan-driven franchises and family titles as parents look for information about films they may take their children to see.

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