Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. The third James Bond movie featuring Sean Connery as was released in The theme of the movie is performed by Shirley Bassey and provided the artist her only entry into the Billboard Hot The film itself was favorably received and Goldfinger was indeed the first Bond feature to receive an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects.
From the moment Al Jolson started warbling on screen in , songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness. The song lights up a memorable scene during which a tuxedoed Astaire declares his love for Rogers dancing elegantly in a feathery white gown. The song has also been covered numerous times down the years, including by jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong on their album Ella And Louis. But when it was sung in the film version by Paul Robeson, his moving baritone voice — and edgier interpretation — took the song to a new level. The song was almost cut from the film, though, because MGM thought the opening Kansas sequence was too long. There have been numerous cover versions since, from artists as diverse as Eric Clapton , John Martyn and Ariana Grande. Their song for Edwards became a jazz standard, covered by Dave Brubeck and Louis Armstrong, among others. Who would have thought that a song written for an Abbott and Costello comedy would become a wartime classic? Patty, Maxene and Laverne Andrews based their early style on the close harmonising of The Boswell Sisters , and the public loved it. The same old story, and fight for love and glory, has echoed down the decades since, in versions by Frank Sinatra , Julie London and even Bob Dylan.
With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive. And the number of these recent classics is still growing. Aside from that single restriction, we let the music speak for itself. Think of this chair-dancing masterpiece as the soundtrack for a voyage to a reality where best friend mechs can fight on a city street, five-star generals debate text etiquette and an affair with Santa Claus can be one of the most emotionally insightful things on TV. This list has a few homages and nods to TV and music past, but none of those are as faithful a recreation of a bygone era as this lates BBC police procedural. Turns out that Massive Attack really works for setting up shows about tortured men living out veiled Sherlock Holmes allusions. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.
What are the essential ingredients of a classic TV show? Focusing on shows that aired the majority of their runs between — the year Rotten Tomatoes was born! While narrowing the list was painful, the fun of reliving these classic opening credits more than made up for it. Where do your favorites rank — and which ones failed to make the cut? Read on to find out! Truth be told, they almost did.