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...though Bardem's bleached coiffure looks a bit silly to me.

I didn't know Anton Chigurh's uncle was going to be in this movie!

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A new full trailer that finally gives us a look at Javier Bardem as the villain.

And I can't seem to properly embed the video here. But the trailer looks pretty great, though Bardem's bleached coiffure looks a bit silly to me.

It's a Bond movie. If the villain doesn't look a little silly, something's wrong. ;)

Anyway, great trailer. Looks like the story is nodding in the direction of Fleming's YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (which is, for me, the best of the Bond novels) and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.

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Anyway, great trailer. Looks like the story is nodding in the direction of Fleming's YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (which is, for me, the best of the Bond novels) and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.

I was thinking the same thing, particularly when M was composing Bond's obituary.

Anyway, I'm there.

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Embedded:

Thanks for this! I'm sure it's a very simple process to embed it, but I couldn't figure it out for the life of me.

The earlier teasers had me intrigued, but this trailer somehow now has me genuinely excited. I was worried about Sam Mendes's abilities with a more action-oriented film, but this feels darkly intense to me.

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Exclusive: Lyrics for Adele’s First New Song Since “21″– James Bond “Let the Skyfall”

Exclusive: Adele’s theme song for the new James Bond film, “Skyfall,” written by Adele and a collaborator (probably Paul Epworth), is classic 007 in the manner of the best Bond songs of the past. It’s an ominous, dramatic ballad, with lots of gorgeous horn flourishes peeking out through Adele’s now trademark vocals. It’s also fresh, new, and original.

Thanks to record industry sources, I got to hear a bit of the song. . . .

Adele and Sony Music are set to launch the single during the first week of October. It’s the singer’s first new song since her “21″ album debuted in January 2010. It’s unknown still how Sony will package “Let the Sky Fall” as a one off single since I don’t think Adele has recorded anything else to go with it. There is a “Skyfall” soundtrack score album scheduled from Sony for release on November 6th, but no information is available about tracks. . . .

Roger Friedman, September 25

Adele: James Bond “Skyfall” Song Written With “Rolling in the Deep” Writer

So Adele’s collaborator on “Let the Sky Fall” is indeed Paul Epworth, the man who co-wrote her big bit “Rolling in the Deep” and most of “21.” That’s good news. The “Skyfall” song will make its debut around October 4th or 5th from Sony Music and Adele via social media, I am told. For Adele’s first new release since “21″ Sony will pull out all the stops, you know. . . .

Roger Friedman, September 27

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Going by that clip, you could be forgiven for thinking David Arnold never left.

Wait, he left?

...oh, I guess he did. Totally forgot. As a matter of fact, while watching the clip, I thought "Well, Arnold's still around, but I guess they like what he delivers."

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I think this might be the best compliment I could give this song. I heard it Friday on the NPR show Morning Becomes Eclectic not knowing who was singing it, or what it was from, and it stuck with me all day. First thing I did when I got home was to download it from iTunes. To me, this is the first Bond song since Sheena Easton sang For Your Eyes Only that I would listen to on a repeat basis. Never was a fan of Duran Duran's A View to a Kill, which is surprisingly the only Bond song to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.

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Greatest thing I've seen since I synched Dark Side of the Moon with Wizard of Oz.

[Which reminds me--I once synched a live version of "License to Kill" with the opening credits to the Bond film of the same name and it was pretty dang good]

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Adele's "Skyfall" reaches number 1 on iTunes ten hours after release.

When was the last time Bond had a real hit song? "A View to a Kill," I think.

Die Another Day was in Billboard's top 10 (#8)...so, while not number one, it certainly was a hit.

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Our first listen to Thomas Newman's SKYFALL score:

I need to take back my previous comment about Newman's score sounding like David Arnold. From these glimpses, this score is the biggest departure from the established "Bond sound" since Eric Serra's work on GOLDENEYE (which, unlike many folks, I really liked).

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