Welcome to the inaugural“Rate The Various Categories – The Musical Scores!”.
Community Scores Final Scores-
On Her Majesty's Secret Service – 95.08%
A View To A Kill – 89.75%
You Only Live Twice – 89.72%
Moonraker - 86.27%
Goldfinger – 86%
Diamonds Are Forever – 85.4%
Thunderball – 85.08%
The Living Daylights – 83.83%
Octopussy - 81.09%
The Spy Who Loved Me – 79.7%
Live and Let Die - 79.6%
From Russia With Love – 77.5%
Casino Royale - 76.33%
Tomorrow Never Dies – 74%
The Man With The Golden Gun – 72.4%
The World Is Not Enough – 72.18%
For Your Eyes Only – 71.27%
Casino Royale '67 – 70.87%
Quantum of Solace – 70.01%
Skyfall - 68.75%
Licence to Kill – 68.66%
Die Another Day – 66.81%
GoldenEye – 63.58%
Spectre - 60.75%
Dr. No – 51.45%
Never Say Never Again – 29.75%
Like it's sister threads, “Rate The Various Categories Thingy
!!! and Rate The Various Categories – The Fleming Novels!
”, we are about do to a little experiment, but this time, we'll be focusing on the James Bond Musical Scores. (EoN and
NSNA and CR'67). I have always loved numbers, and I think I have devised a good way in order to rate and rank the Bond scores, in imperial ratings; Sort of gut feeling into numbers.
This way I think we have found a good idea of how our community feels about certain Bond scores, quantitative anyways... In time, how does this differ from your own personal rankings? I hope to generate some good discussions.
I'm going to do one film every couple of weeks, then tot up our totals, and produce an overall percentage, on that score.
I want us the rate the Bond scores, out of ten, on all these key elements -
1. Theme Song
- Implementation of the theme song
2. Use of Bond Theme
- not how much the Bond theme is in the movie, but does the film use the Bond theme effectively and succinctly.
– Bond scores are meant to have the élan, sophistication and danger of the man himself.
– what is a Bond score with out the big brassy sounds, implemented by the great man himself, John Barry?
– when hearing the score you know it is a Bond film, with a capital “B”.
– does the score wow you with its scale.
– does it feel dated, or just as fresh when it was first released?
This has been on the back burner since the summer. There have been several threads regrading Bondian music, and I didn't want to overload the forum with another musical ratings system.
Plus, I always, at this time of year, start up one of my Rate the Various Categories Threads. (Well, two of them anyway)
Let us begin with the immortal Dr No, 1962
1. Theme Song – 10. (The legendary James Bond theme.)
2. Use of Bond Theme - 9
3. Style – 6
4. Romance – 7
5. Excitement - 7
6. Brass – 6
7. Suspense - 7
8. Iconography – 8 (for the way the Bond theme is implemented)
9. Epicness – 6
10. Timelessness – 3 (sounds like a stage play from the 30's at times)
royale's Rankings -
Dr. No – 69%
A new way of thinking about things. I certainly have not thought about the music this way before. Also, thanks for @DarthDimi
for coming up with the idea for this thread, and a few useful suggestions for the categories.
Up to you peeps!