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Opening sequence of Writing's On The Wall with Sam Smith

By: Anders Frejdh
Writings On The Wall Academy Awards nomination
Last month, on January 14th, the title song for the last James Bond film (Writing's on the Wall performed by Sam Smith) received a nomination for an Academy Award at the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles on 28th February.

As Academy members consider the nominations in the category of Best Original Song, audiences can now experience "Writing's on the Wall," music and lyrics by Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes, as it was meant to be heard - along with the striking visuals of the title sequence to SPECTRE (2015).

Critics' Choice Nominee and Golden Globe Winner "Writing's on the Wall" is the first Bond theme song in the history of the franchise to reach #1 on UK singles charts in its first week of release.

Video © 2015 Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited obo Naughty Words Ltd. (PRS), EMI Music Publishing Ltd. obo Stellar Songs Ltd. (PRS), Universal Music Publishing Limited obo Salli Isaak Songs Limited (PRS), United Lion Music, Inc. (BMI) and U/A Music, Inc. (ASCAP), (p) 2015 Capitol Records Ltd

About the film:
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

Photo above:
Sam Smith in the music video for Writing's on the Wall. © 2015 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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