How does it work? Very simple. Out of tremendous respect for every composer and their contributions to the wunderful Bond franchise both tracks (from any random Bond score) start off with 1 POINT. But then the critical ear from every Bond fan needs to start working. You can either let one track win, or the other. You do that by adding 2 POINTS to your winner of this duel. Or if you really can't choose, you have the possibility to call it a draw and give both tracks 1 POINT extra. So you always have these outcomes:
LEFT track vs. RIGHT track
3 POINTS vs. 1 POINTS (left track wins)
1 POINTS vs. 3 POINTS (right track wins)
2 POINTS vs. 2 POINTS (it's a draw)
The rules are simple:
--> It's an ongoing topic, with no end to it
--> So there are countless rounds/duels
--> Once the maximum of 20 posters have voted in a duel, the next round kicks off
--> Points given to a duel after the max. of 20 posters has been reached, will not be added to the score
--> I try to make honest comparisons, so I will always try to put similar music styles against each other
--> The same counts for a given quality of a track, I try to find similar qualities
--> After a round, a ranking table will be added, so that in the end you will have high scoring winners, but also low scoring winners. Similarly, you will see high scoring losers and low scoring losers.
--> In a much later stage, we can also make a final ranking of the actual individual scores
Why do I do this? We have had so many discussions about each individual composer. But I think it's time we are going to listen better, to test our ears better, and to find the nuances within this subjective art of movie scoring (for Bond films). I also welcome lovely discussions about the style of each tracks? Which track is the better "mysterious Bond-goes-out-spying"-track? Which of two action-oriented tracks in a duel was better in supporting the story and the scene?
Anyway, have fun :-)! Off we go with round #1 --> "Night At The Opera" (QOS) vs. "Shanghai Drive" (SF)