Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Goldeneye… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
1995 saw James Bond return to our screens. Fans had to wait for over six years for a new 007 adventure. Timothy Dalton was originally intended to return but due to lengthy legal battles during the early 90s over the ownership of the James Bond licence, Dalton got fed up waiting around and decided he didn’t want to be 007 anymore.
In steps Pierce Brosnan, a favourite of the producers for years. He provides a perfect mix of the previous actors from before. The seriousness of Dalton but the charm of Roger Moore. Goldeneye was a huge hit on release and to many growing up in the 90s Pierce was their James Bond.
The film’s success was really sustained over the years thanks to the Nintendo 64 game which introduced FPS multi-player to the masses. The game is still fondly remember today and is considered one of the most influential FPS games ever created.
Let’s take a trip back to 1995 and see why Goldeneye was one of the best 007 adventures.