Watch Kees van Dijkhuizen's Better Tribute to 50 Years of James Bond
Let's be honest, that James Bond tribute celebrating 50 years of Agent 007 was really lame. Aside from not having any of the actors who've played the spy over the years, the montage was pretty lame, not giving much screen time to Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton. Word on the street is everyone except for Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan wanted to take part, and the producers decided it had to be everything or nothing (just like the James Bond documentary you can watch right now). But one of our favorite editors, Kees van Dijkhuizen (who delivered his final film retrospective in 2012) has paid his respects. Watch!
Here's Kees van Dijkhuizen's Skyfall: 50 Years of Bond video, found via The Playlist:
Thankfully there's enough of the older Bonds to counter the presence of Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan, the most recent Bond actors which everybody knows. And even George Lazenby makes an appearance. It's a shame that something more flashy couldn't have been done at the Oscars for James Bond. The entire segment should have been scrapped altogether. An iconic character like James Bond, with 23 films in his history and counting, deserves a lot more respect. Make sure you check out our list of the other changes that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should make in order to make the Oscars better. Cool?
This then all of the actors that have played Bond walking out on stage together would have been perfect. Huge standing ovation.
zmyrick19 on Feb 26, 2013
And striking some bond poses
Mellowie on Feb 26, 2013
Awesome edit. The Oscar's tribute was very lazy indeed. This is beautiful. My hat's off to your sir... and then thrown across the room onto the hat stand 🙂
SV7 on Feb 26, 2013
"counter the presence of Daniel Craig".....LOL...oh ok
Geoffrey Shauger on Feb 26, 2013
Far superior to the crap version the Academy Awards tried to pull off.
Thexn on Feb 27, 2013
hell yes! Connery, Best Bond.
Galdino Gomez on Feb 27, 2013
I appreciated the Goldfinger song but there was not enough of a tribute and it should have been scraped. Any tribute without Sean Connery would fall flat. Or should I say, Bond, James Bond. Can't we try again. The Oscars were the best in years but actors need lines and not so much ad-lib--not their best.
barb wheeler on Feb 27, 2013
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