Top 3 Favourite Scenes of a Bond Movie: Final Results

edited August 2016 in Bond Movies Posts: 3,336
Hello everybody, i don't know if this has been done, if so then you can't stop this thread.
The title says it all. I have planned to go through all the bond movies, one each week.

I have decided to combine the scores of the community to find the overall top 3. With this being how i score the films:

1st place = 3 points
2nd place = 2 points
3rd place = 1 point

Dr No, 20 voters

1 = Bond, James Bond = 40 Points
2 = Killing Proffesor Dent = 32 Points
3 = Dinner with Dr No = 18 Points

From Russia with Love, 18 voters

1 = Bond vs Grant = 29 Points
2 = Bond meets Tania = 11 Points
3 = Tanya meets Klebb = 6 Points
3 = Kronsteen chess match = 6 Points

Goldfinger, 25 voters

1 = Laser scene = 34 Points
2 = Golf scene = 26 Points
3 = Miami Beach = 24 Points

Thunderball, 17 voters

1 = SPECTRE Meeting = 18 Points
2 = Domino and Bond at the beach = 13 Points
3 = Bond finds Fiona in the bath = 12 Points

You Only Live Twice, 18 voters

1 = Osato Chemicals investigation + Fight = 17 Points
2 = Volcano Lair battle = 16 Points
2 = Kobi Docs = 16 Points
4 = Blofeld Reveal = 15 Points

On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 31 voters

1 = Escape from Piz Gloria = 41 Points
2 = Pre Title Sequence = 23 Points
3 = Death of Tracy = 20 Points
4 = Gumbolds Office = 19 Points

Diamonds Are Forever, 23 voters

1 = Elevator fight = 33 Points
2 = Wint and Kidd Intro = 16 Points
3 = Plenty thrown out the window = 13 Points

Live and Let Die, 23 voters

1 = Crocodile farm = 32 Points
2 = Bond meets Solitaire = 16 Points
3 = Boat chase = 15 Points

The Man with the Golden Gun, 22 voters

1 = Dinner with Scaramanga = 23 Points
2 = Bond vs Scaramanga = 19 Points
3 = Bond interrogates Andrea Anders = 12 Points

The Spy Who Loved Me, 27 voters

1 = PTS = 54 Points
2 = Lotus chase = 27 Points
3 = Battle on Liparus = 16 Points

Moonraker, 23 voters

1 = Death of Corinne = 30 Points
2 = Centrifuge scene = 23 Points
3 = PTS = 22 Points

For Your Eyes Only, 32 voters

1 = Death of Loque = 49 Points
2 = Ski chase = 24 Points
2 = Keel hauling = 24 Points
4 = PTS (mostly because of Tracy's grave) = 22 Points

Octopussy, 29 voters

1 = PTS = 26 Points
2 = Train sequence = 21 Points
3 = Defusing the bomb = 20 Points

A View to a Kill, 27 Voters

1 = Golden Gate Bridge Finale = 29 Points
2 = PTS = 25 Points
3 = Mine Massacre = 21 Points

The Living Daylights, 29 voters

1 = Pushkin interrogation = 41 Points
2 = Koskov's defection = 33 Points
3 = PTS = 27 Points

Licence to Kill, 35 voters

1 = Tanker Chase = 31 Points
2 = Death of Sanchez = 27 Points
3 = Bond and M at the Hemingway House = 21 Points
4 = Death of Killifer = 20 Points
5 = Seaplane Escape = 19 Points

GoldenEye, 33 voters

1 = PTS = 57 Points
2 = Bond vs Alec = 32 Points
3 = Tank chase = 21 Points

Tomorrow Never Dies, 32 voters

1 = Bond and Dr. Kaufman = 56 Points
2 = PTS = 36 Points
3 = Bond in his hotel room waiting for an assassin = 22 Points
4 = Car park chase = 20 Points

The World is Not Enough, 30 voters

1 = Bilbao bank scene = 46 Points
2 = Thames boat chase = 41 Points
3 = Elektra's demise = 32 Points

Die Another Day, 28 voters

1 = Sword fight = 49 Points
2 = Car chase = 21 Points
3 = PTS = 17 Points
4 = Bond in Hong Kong hotel = 14 Points
5 = Prisoner exchange = 13 Points

Casino Royale, 30 voters

1 = Parkour Chase = 31 Points
2 = PTS = 28 Points
3 = Train Scene = 27 Points

Quantum of Solace, 32 voters

1 = A Night at the Opera = 50 Points
2 = Slate fight = 22 Points
3 = PTS = 21 Points

Skyfall, 32 voters

1 = Shanghai skyskraper = 37 Points
2 = PTS = 28 Points
3 = Silva's intro = 21 Points
4 = Macau Casino = 20 Points

Spectre, 32 voters

1 = PTS = 58 Points
2 = Train Fight = 46 Points
3 = Bond and Lucia at her villa = 18 Points
4 = Spectre meeting = 16 Points
4 = Mr White = 16 Points

Never Say Never Again, 21 voters

1 = Opening exercise = 33 Points
2 = Bond vs Lippe at Shrublands = 20 Points
3 = Fatima's death = 12 Points
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Comments

  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    I'd go

    1. Bond, James Bond
    2. "You've had your six"
    3. Dinner with Dr No

    HM. "Take me for a ride"
  • Posts: 3,336
    Anybody else wanna jump on? =)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 13,032
    1. Bond's intro
    2. Waiting for Prof. Dent in Miss Taro's apartment. I love how he dims the lights, puts on a record and passes the time playing Solitaire
    3. Dinner with Julius No

    Honourable mentions:

    - Bond, Honey and Quarrel tracking Crab Key
    - Pussfeller's bar and meeting Felix
  • Posts: 582
    1. Bond's intro
    2. You've had your six
    3. Honey coming out of the sea
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited October 2015 Posts: 5,080
    1. Dinner with the Doctor

    This scene lays the foundation for what the relationship between Bond and his adversary should constitute: underlying malice in their discourse, something that resembles mutual respect (intellect-wise) and both trying to outwit one another (a perfect example in this case being Bond's line "does the toppling of American missiles really compensate for having no hands?"). Joesph Wiseman portrays Dr. No excellently, with contempt in his every word, yet there is something rather understated in his manner. Equally excellent is Connery as Bond, not quite a performance as commanding as in FRWL, but his back and forth verbal spat with Dr. No is great to watch.

    2. You've had your six

    I can't really say much that hasn't been said already about this scene other than it is a truly important scene in the series that remains as iconic today as it did 53 years ago. The cold-blooded killing of Dent told the audience there and then that this suave spy who we are just getting used to is also a killer who won't hesitate to pull a trigger.

    3. "Almost" immediately

    Curious to note that all three of my favourite scenes from DR. NO are all scenes that are key in the formulation of the James Bond character. Bond's encounter with Sylvia Trench in his apartment encapsulates the Bond-Bond girl relationship perfectly- Trench seduces Bond so sensually, and her wearing of Bond's shirt is both sexy and shows that she is unashamedly confident in her ways, "I changed into something more comfortable- I hope I did the right thing", this indicates that she is willing to be tamed by Bond. This scene deservedly places third.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,487
    Dent getting the tarantula and his instructions

    Killing Dent

    Dinner scene
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    Dent getting the tarantula and his instructions

    Good choice, one that didn't come to my mind initially.
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 1,627
    My three have already been mentioned, but I think that just shows how good those scenes are:

    1. Bond kills Dent
    2. Dinner with Dr. No
    3. Bond meets Honey on the beach

    Honorable mentions go to Dent receiving the spider and "Bond. James Bond."
  • Posts: 11,482
    1. "Bond. James Bond."
    2. Bond kills Professor Dent.
    3. Bond has dinner with Dr. No.
  • 1.- Bond, James Bond.
    2.- Bond meets Honey, "just looking"
    3.- 007 kills Professor Dent.
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
    Posts: 225
    I did something along a similar vein here. If I were to pick only three:

    1. Weird ambient noises, dots, gunbarrel, blood, musical explosion!
    2. Bond, James Bond
    3. You've had your six
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 4,182
    1. Bond, James Bond
    2. Three Blind Mouse


    3. Airport scene / Sigaret scene

    I think next Airport scene in FRWL is better one. Airport scene in QOS whas nice reference to that scene.
  • SzonanaSzonana Mexico
    Posts: 1,130
    Bond. James Bond
    Bond finds sylvia in his apartment
    Killing Dent.

    Honorable Mentions
    Bond and Moneypennys first scene
    Bond having dinner with Dr No
    The ending

    By the ending I don't mean i wanted this to end but the ending scene had great tension by Bond looking for Honey while the place was about the explode and their kiss in the boat was sexy and Romantic at the same time.
  • Posts: 3,336
    Thanks everybody for participating! =) And well written @MayDayDiVicenzo, nice read!
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 1,008
    - "They were on their way to a funeral" (I don't remember the exact quote) and that road worker's subsequent face... :))
    - Maurice Binder's credits sequence. My second favorite after TND (wonderful work, awful music).
    - Bond shoots Dent.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,284
    1. Dinner with the Doctor

    This scene lays the foundation for what the relationship between Bond and his adversary should constitute: underlying malice in their discourse, something that resembles mutual respect (intellect-wise) and both trying to outwit one another (a perfect example in this case being Bond's line "does the toppling of American missiles really compensate for having no hands?"). Joesph Wiseman portrays Dr. No excellently, with contempt in his every word, yet there is something rather understated in his manner. Equally excellent is Connery as Bond, not quite a performance as commanding as in FRWL, but his back and forth verbal spat with Dr. No is great to watch.

    2. You've had your six

    I can't really say much that hasn't been said already about this scene other than it is a truly important scene in the series that remains as iconic today as it did 53 years ago. The cold-blooded killing of Dent told the audience there and then that this suave spy who we are just getting used to is also a killer who won't hesitate to pull a trigger.

    3. "Almost" immediately

    Curious to note that all three of my favourite scenes from DR. NO are all scenes that are key in the formulation of the James Bond character. Bond's encounter with Sylvia Trench in his apartment encapsulates the Bond-Bond girl relationship perfectly- Trench seduces Bond so sensually, and her wearing of Bond's shirt is both sexy and shows that she is unashamedly confident in her ways, "I changed into something more comfortable- I hope I did the right thing", this indicates that she is willing to be tamed by Bond. This scene deservedly places third.

    This says it all for me, and better than I could have!
  • DariusDarius UK
    Posts: 354
    1. Bond, James Bond.

    This is easily the best introduction of a main protagonist I can think of. It's full of tension, both dramatic and sexual at the same time. Bond's slight laconic pause in delivery as he lights his cigarette, coupled with the music as he meets Sylvia's gaze and utters the now famous line.

    2. It's a Smith and Wesson and you've had your six.

    Up until now, Bond has largely been a civil servant abroad on business. He's stymied a spy at the airport and so far been nothing but efficiency and business in his dealings, but here we see his true mettle come through: a man ruthless and single-minded enough to take a life in cold blood if necessary. I find this a chilling yet exciting scene, because what Bond does here so easily and in such a casual manner, like a cat toying with his prey, is something most of us just couldn't bring ourselves to do at all.

    3. My name's James and I'm just looking...

    What red-blooded male is not going to mention this scene? Even as a boy, I remember all kinds of unfamiliar stirrings every time I saw this scene, although it took a few years to realise what they were. Many years later, I still feel the same... wow!
  • Posts: 1,407
    1- Bond kills Dent

    2- Dinner with Dr. No

    3- Honey's entrance

    I of course love Bonds into but these squeeze past it for now
  • Posts: 1,008
    Shall we go on to FRWL or we better wait a couple of days?
  • Posts: 665
    Bond's intro.
    Dent's demise.
    Honey's entrance.

    In some ways the series lost its brashness after DN. Nothing has ever seemed quite so iconic since. Perhaps you can only startle and thrill an audience once. Plenty of great Bond moments over the years, but few that seem so iconic as when Bond was first introduced to us.
  • AntiLocqueBrakesAntiLocqueBrakes The edge
    Posts: 538
    1. Bond's Intro
    2. End of Dent
    3. Felix's Intro

    Agree with @CrabKey above, DN produce some huge memorable moments. Maybe because it was the first shot. Bond's Intro might be THE James Bond scene, period. Dent's kill might be THE best kill in the whole series. Just a fan of the way Lighter came after Bond's fight with Quarrel. Great way to introduce a long-standing relationship.
  • Posts: 1,008
    I wholeheartedly agree with @AntiLocqueBrakes. DN is a blueprint for all the series, and as such, almost all of its scenes are highly memorable. It's been hard to choose three of them.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 13,032
    Agreed- DN is just one memorable moment after another. When I think of the film, Bond climbing through those water pipes often springs to mind. I really like that scene, there's a slight eeriness to it.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,020
    DN has a lot of memorable moments, so has FRWL even more I would say, but what about GF?? That movies is ONE big memorable moment, every single scene is iconic in its way, that's why GF has become the blueprint for the Bond movies, I'd say.
  • Posts: 3,336
    Im moving on to From Russia with Love tomorrow.
    Anybody else out there wanna have a go? =)
  • Posts: 3,336
    Okay, seems like its time for a new movie.
    Next up is FRWL, i think that this one will be a lot more varied then Dr No

    1. Bond and Grant on the train. (The talking leading up to the fight and the fight itself).

    2. Q's first scene

    3. Tanya decribes the lektor


  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    1. Bond and Tanya meet in bed
    2. Tanya and Klebb introduction in Istanbul
    3. Bond and Grant on the train
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    edited October 2015 Posts: 4,151
    1. Bond and Grant fight on the train
    2. Any scene with Bond and Kerim Bey (great chemistry between the two)
    3. Bond meets Tania
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