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Brit chanteuse Adele is poised to make her bid for Bond movie glory, as the clock counts down on the release of her theme for Skyfall. At (naturally) 0:07 BST on Friday, 5 October, the world will find out just how Tottenham's finest measures up to Welsh warbler Shirley Bassey, she of the classic Goldfinger anthem. Adele said of …

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Paris Hilton

I have been living under a rock for some time and am now officially Olde Geek™...

...so does this have anything to do with Harry Harrison's "Skyfall"?

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Anonymous Coward

Heard on my local Radio station

"How does Adele like her eggs in the morning? In a cake".

Read by Paul Darrow, of all people. I nearly spat coffee.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Heard on my local Radio station

Ah yes, Jack FM. Seems to have it in for Basingstoke for some reason.

I want them, at some point, to have his knibbs Darrow in a dialogue with the guy who did the voice for Orac.

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JDX
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Song Great, Film Crap

My prediction

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Song Great, Film Crap

Both crap is mine.

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Devil

Re: Song Great, Film Crap

I predict the exact opposite. Let's hope we're both wrong and it's all good. OPTIMISM

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JDX
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Re: Song Great, Film Crap

The last couple of films have just been generic Bourne clones IMO.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Song Great, Film Crap

Absabloodyexactly. No patch on Roger Moore.

I don't know what it is with all these rapidfire camera angle switches. Almost like they have to keep the attention span poor kiddies watching by ensuring they will miss something if they check their phone.

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>El Reg is planning a bit of a Bondfest

Let me guess... a reader poll of the best Q gadgets?

I enjoyed Casino Royale (the new one, not just the David Niven, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers version), Quantum of Solace was just confusing... fingers crossed this new one will make a bit more sense.

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Angel

QoS

Quantum suffered really badly, from the writers strike what was happening around that time, which is why it felt like a really dis jointed and half assed story.

I could see what they were "aiming" for, but yeah the execution was kind of screwed up.

Olga Kurylenko makes anything bearable though

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Anonymous Coward

Re: QoS

Badly edited (the opening sequence could have been great if any shot had been allowed to last for more than two seconds) racist ('Oh save us from thirst, oh white one, we cannot do it ourselves') crap.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: QoS

QoS had a story?

I don't really remember it having dialogue...

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Trollface

chanteuse

just looked up chanteuse. it doesn't mean fat.

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I was beginning to worry when it got to the end of Monday and there hadn't been a Skyfall "leak" for the week.

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Anything but iShop...

When can normal people get a hold of the tune? Any good open market shops to use?

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Re: Anything but iShop...

Also, why do you need to pre-order digital media? It's not like they'll run out of stock on release day....

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Re: Anything but iShop...

This is a dual media world and if you can buy digitally first then the old plastic discs won't sell.

Gotta keep CDs alive for granny who doesn't have a computer.

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Re: Anything but iShop...

Your "digital media" will automatically download to your device after it has been released. This works for books and movies as well. Amazon has the same feature for its kindle products.

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Anonymous Coward

007 - Licensed to kill your career?

It's not often that someone does a Bond theme and then sees their career improve. In fact, it's been a very long time since someone did a Bond theme whose best years weren't behind them.

I hope this doesn't mean Adele's bubble is about to burst.

Anyway. Isn't it time that Shirley Bassey had another go, since she's had a bit of a revival in recent years and is still sounding fantastic? She would have been the perfect choice for a 50th anniversary film.

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Re: 007 - Licensed to kill your career?

"Anyway. Isn't it time that Shirley Bassey had another go, since she's had a bit of a revival in recent years and is still sounding fantastic? She would have been the perfect choice for a 50th anniversary film."

Yes - but she's not fat!*

*Anonymous because I don't want to be accused of blasphemy and end up in a Greek prison!

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Anonymous Coward

Could be worse...

..could be the White Stripes (remember them?) or god forbid, Paul "I was in the Beatles y'know" McCartney.

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IT Angle

Or they could have asked "Legend - NWoBHM...

They're undergoing something of a revival at the moment.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Legend+NWoBHM&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

IT? Well, Peter Haworth the lead guitarist is in IT!

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Is this really tech news?

Is it news at all? looks like something that should be in the pages of 'take a break'

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Terminator

Just tell me...

that she's not letting her robot pianist play on it...

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Re: Just tell me...

Heh heh. Pianist.

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IT Angle

I'm guessing the only reason ElReg posted this is because of that handy iTunes affiliate link...please dont turn into The Sun!

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IT Angle

affiliate links

Dirty trick.

I think you are probably right which is a bit sly. I did wonder why this completely no IT article was here. The whole piece is basically an advert and should be marked as such.

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Bondfest?

Now that is a phrase which could easily be misunderstood

No, mine is not the black leather one.

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Gimp

Re: Bondfest?

Mine is!

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Anonymous Coward

already leaked

on the interwebs. Do try to keep up El Reg ...

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IT Angle

The word on the street

You wish...

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Anonymous Coward

Are they going to have her flying around the screen in a unitard,....

like the opening for "For Your Eyes only"? Would have to be an IMAX screen to fit it all in.

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Anonymous Coward

So much negativity

Bond (yes, the fictional character) is a bit of a British institution. It'll be full of product placement (Heineken instead of Vodka Martini) but some times you have to just accept the world has changed a bit - come on who didn't think the Queen + Bond was one of the best surprises of the opening ceremony ?

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Joke

The show ain't over till the fat lady sings...

... so Skyfall's going to last about five minutes.

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I am not happy with this at all...

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