Somebody Does It Better Than Oscars 007 Montage
By DAVID WEINER
February 26, 2013
The 50th Anniversary of James Bond in cinema was celebrated during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, but many felt like the show missed the mark with its tribute, despite breaking out Adele and Shirley Bassey to perform two of the franchise's biggest hits: Skyfall and Goldfinger. A short and uneven video tribute received the most criticism from 007 fans, but now a 19-year-old film student from the Netherlands has risen to the occasion with a great, four-minute montage that gives adequate time to every Bond actor and does the classic franchise justice. Watch the video...
When it comes to Bond, nobody does it better, and Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. (who is known for his stunning montage of the best films of 2012) has assembled his tribute (to tune of Adele's haunting Skyfall) with a potent mixture of intensity, intrigue and excitement -- just the way it should be. The montage concludes with all 007s -- Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig -- walking along the classic Bond gun barrel. How did the Oscars miss that one?