The World Is Not Enough Title Sequence
Title sequence created by Daniel Kleinman
'The World Is Not Enough' performed by Garbage, written by David Arnold and Don Black
Featured in The World Is Not Enough (1999)
This is another excellent title sequence by Daniel Kleinman. Once more he seems to very artistically and stylish integrate the films main themes into an exciting and eye-popping visual delight. This is the first time since Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me where the end of the pre-title continues into the title sequence. Bond is seen falling through the sky (after holding onto the Millennium Dome), before landing and walking away.
Starting the very oil-heavy theme, female forms disappear under the viscous substance. In one of the most memorable scenes of the titles, the naked female forms then reappear completely covered in dripping black oil. The forms then go on to being completely defined by the material, showing off its refractive properties, bringing a new definition to the old silhouetted girls of the past.
Large oilfields then appear, in keeping with the oilfields Bond drives through to meet Elektra King. The female forms then return as extensions of a large oily ocean, before they start to jump across the screen. They eventually disappear when the screen morphs into the beginning of the film, ending another rich title sequence.
American band Garbage steps into the fray to perform The World Is Not Enough title theme » written by David Arnold and Don Black. However in a break from previous tradition, The World Is Not Enough does not feature a reprise of the title theme, or indeed a different song that had been the case for the previous four films.
Unlike the dreary theme for Tomorrow Never Dies, this is an upbeat, rich, dynamic rock number which utilises the vocal talents of lead singer Shirley Manson very well. It slinks along very nicely during the verses, and kicks it up a gear when the chorus is played to give a bold and edgy feel. There is the great sense of building up to something, and indeed there is a great finish to the theme, especially when watched with the excellent music video. This is a great number that matches the film, the group and the titles perfectly.
Surprisingly the single didn't do as well in the charts, only managing number 11 in the UK market, and number 31 in the US. The best results came from Italy at number 5 and in Finland and Norway at number 7.
I know how to hurt. I know how to heal. I know what to show, and what to conceal. I know when to talk. And I know when to touch. No-one ever died from wanting too much.
The world is not enough, but it is such a perfect place to start, my love. And if you're strong enough, together we can take the world apart my love.
[People like us, know how to survive. There's no point in living if you can't feel alive.] We know when to kiss. And we know when to kill. If we can't have it all then nobody will.
The world is not enough. But it is such a perfect place to start, my love. And if you're strong enough, together we can take the world apart my love.
(I). I feel safe. (I) I feel scared. (I) I feel ready. (I) And yet unprepared.
[The world is not enough. But it is such a perfect place to start, my love. And if you're strong enough, together we can take the world apart my love.]
The world is not enough. The world is not enough. No nowhere near enough. The world is not enough.
[ ] Not heard in the title sequence. §