While Shirley Bassey belting out "Goldfinger" was a nice touch, this past weekend's Oscars tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise began with a frankly terrible video montage. Laden with overwrought graphics and a poorly assembled edit, the piece was widely panned in many reviews of the ceremony.
Today, 19-year-old Dutch editor Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. blew the Oscars montage out of the water with his own four-minute take on the franchise. Dijkhuizen Jr. is the man behind some of the most acclaimed end of year film retrospective videos that have gone viral in recent years.
His version covers all the eras of Bond, includes an excellent mix of clips, and captures the feel of the franchise far better. There's a heavy focus on Craig and Connery, specifically "Skyfall," "Casino Royale" and "Dr. No", but that's fitting considering the context (the start and end of Bond's first fifty years). Even so, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, even Lazenby get time to shine. Check it out for yourself:
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