Best Snow Chase in Bond

ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
edited March 2016 in Bond Movies Posts: 1,984
People, vote for your favorite snow chase in Bond and why! You can also rank them, if you want. Here's the list of them:

1. Bond escapes from Piz Gloria (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

2. Bond and Tracy on the run (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

3. Bond pulls out (The Spy Who Loved Me)

4. Escaping from Kriegler (For Your Eyes Only)

5. Snowboarding in Siberia (A View To A Kill)

6. Bond vs the KGB (The Living Daylights)

7. The standard ski chase is not enough (The World Is Not Enough)

8. Planing through the snow (Spectre)

Comments

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited March 2016 Posts: 30,996
    Snow chases Ranked-

    1. OHMSS - 1
    2. OHMSS - 2
    3. TSWLM (the jump puts it ahead, otherwise it would drop two spots)
    4. FYEO
    5. AVTAK

    6. SP
    7. TWINE
    8. TLD
  • 1.OHMSS -1

    2. OHMSS -2

    3. FYEO

    4. TSWLM

    5. TLD

    6. AVTAK

    7. TWINE

    8. SP
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    @Birdleson - TLD last? Interesting. That's usually considered one of the better scenes of the movie, is it not?
  • @Birdleson - TLD last? Interesting. That's usually considered one of the better scenes of the movie, is it not?

    I think that's where the film strays into Moore territory.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    1. OHMSS - 1
    2. OHMSS - 2
    3. TSWLM
    4. SP
    5. TLD
    6. TWINE
    7. FYEO
    8. AVTAK
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    @Scaramanga12 - That's a valid argument.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,996
    @Birdleson - TLD last? Interesting. That's usually considered one of the better scenes of the movie, is it not?

    I hate that scene. Doesn't fit the Dalton Bond.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    edited March 2016 Posts: 41,558
    Magnificent:
    1. OHMSS - 1
    2. OHMSS - 2

    Very good:
    3. FYEO
    4. TSWLM

    Not bad, but not impressive either:
    5. SP
    6. TLD

    Abysmal:
    7. AVTAK
    8. TWINE

  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    1. OHMSS 1 - Unsurpassable.

    2. OHMSS 2 - See above.

    3. TSWLM - Love Bond 77 kicking in as he goes down that 45 degree slope, the ski pole gun is nice and the finale is probably the best single moment in the series.

    4 FYEO - Inventive from Willy Bogner.

    5. TLD - The laser is wank but the after that tremendous fun including the inventive cello escape.

    6. AVTAK - Hated because of California Girls but apart from this aberration there's some excellent stuntwork and great music from Barry.

    7. SP - Extremely disappointing but the shot as the plane comes alongside the car in the valley is pretty good.

    TWINE - An excercise in dullness.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,275
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Snow chases Ranked-

    1. OHMSS - 1
    2. OHMSS - 2
    3. TSWLM (the jump puts it ahead, otherwise it would drop two spots)
    4. FYEO
    5. AVTAK

    6. SP
    7. TWINE
    8. TLD

    Mine too.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    SPECTRE
    at last we get an iconic chase sequence in the Craig-era that belongs to the very best

    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    a classic, simply irresistible

    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    the best chase on skies

    OHMSS 1
    OHMSS 2
    very well done, breathtaking

    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    I like this one as well

    A VIEW TO A KILL
    It's funny and entertaining

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    Also quite classic, and the jump of course is iconic
  • Posts: 3,326
    1. FYEO
    2. OHMSS 1
    3. OHMSS 2
    4. TSWLM
    5. TLD
    6. AVTAK
    7. TWINE
    8. SP (so dissapointed we didn't get a ski chase).
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 4,042
    1. OHMSS ( Thrilling and backed by Barry at his best what more can I say)

    2. OHMSS 2 (See above)

    3. SWLM (mainy for the iconic jump like Birdleson)

    4. FYEO ( If it wasn't for the above FYEO would have the edge as it's faster paced and far more varied, although I'm not a fan of Conti's cue)

    5. TLD ( I've always liked it, a little too jokey for Dalton's Bond but an entertaining sequence, not sure about the cello though)

    6. AVTAK (loses point for that totally unnecessary Californian Girls on the soundtrack, fancy dropping Barry's terrific cue for that, typical spoff rubbish of the latter RM era)

    7. SP (Only because I find TWINE's so pedestrian and awful, though SPECTRE isn't much better. They were considering a ski bike chase which would have been much better than that plane chase, makes the dog fight in QOS seem quite good)

    8. TWINE. (Utterly dire and boring beyond belief)
  • Posts: 11,175
    I love the funky music during the ski chases in and TSWLM and FYEO. To me the music in the latter sounds like a cheesy 80s anthem for the Olympics used by the BBC. Still enjoy it though.
  • Posts: 94
    Love the ski chase music from FYEO, that's what I have playing on my ipod whilst skiing down Goats Eye mountain in Banff, Canada. One day a long time from now I may grow up !!!!
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    Posts: 9,117
    yogi1 wrote: »
    Love the ski chase music from FYEO, that's what I have playing on my ipod whilst skiing down Goats Eye mountain in Banff, Canada. One day a long time from now I may grow up !!!!

    When I ski it's always OHMSS I listen to. Really need to go from the top of Piz Gloria black run with the OHMSS theme on full blast before I get too old.

  • Posts: 94
    Yes, I think that should be on everyone's bucket list. Although I do prefer the propellerheads version for skiing.
  • Posts: 11,175
    OHMSS music skiing on your own
    FYEO skiing in crowded areas ;)
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    edited March 2016 Posts: 9,117
    yogi1 wrote: »
    Yes, I think that should be on everyone's bucket list.

    I had lunch in the Ice Q restaurant in Soelden then went from the top but it's not quite the same.

    Strange that they didn't care that we have had hundreds of train fights but seemed so desperate to of not do another ski chase. Wouldn't have mattered if what they had come up with had been better but given what we got I'd have much preferred Bond to nick a pair of skis rather than a plane.

    Could have had him jumping over the cars, jumping onto the cars and skiing over the roofs, jumping the chalets like in OHMSS (another homage for Mendes to crowbar in), hanging onto the back of the cars like Marty Mcfly. Loads of stuff they could have done instead of the dull and, let's be honest, stupid (who of sound mind would think 'The best way to sort this is to smash the wings off my plane and hope it all works out ok rather than just follow them'?) chase we got.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited March 2016 Posts: 30,996
    I just watched FOR YOUR EYES ONLY again, and if that ski chase had a Barry score attached to it it may well be a rival for those top two spots. And I mean the style of his earlier work, GOLDFINGER - ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Strong, sweeping, emotional, iconic and instantly recognizable. What a tragedy that he skipped this one. Can you imagine? So frustrating.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    1. TSWLM
    2. OHMSS 1
    3. OHMSS 2
    4. TLD
    5. FYEO
    6. TWINE
    8. SP
  • edited March 2016 Posts: 1,817
    1. FYEO (shoot me)
    2. OHMSS 1
    3. TSWLM
    4. OHMSS 2
    5. TLD (because the car chase is not included)
    6. SP
    7. TWINE
    8. "I wish they all could be California guuuuuuurls"

    If I included the TLD car chase I'd have to included all the other snow vehicle chases (OHMSS car chase etc)

    EDIT: And at number 9: the CGI tsunami wave chases Bond in DAD.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited March 2016 Posts: 2,214
    Top 4

    Equal first
    1. Bond escapes from Piz Gloria (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
    1. Bond and Tracy on the run (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

    Quintessential ski chase, everything is right about it. The visuals, direction, music, one ski stunt. Only downside is the sound editing (eg "Simple")

    2. Bond pulls out (The Spy Who Loved Me)

    Nothing to say about this, a classic.

    3. Bond vs the KGB (The Living Daylights)

    Very fun chase from beginning to end (car and cello). Doesn't fit Daltona and the tone of the film but so what.

    4. Escaping from Kriegler (For Your Eyes Only)

    Doesn't stand out apart from the bobsled bit. Score is a downer

    Bottom 4

    5. Snowboarding in Siberia (A View To A Kill)

    The score keeps it ahead of the last two

    6. The standard ski chase is not enough (The World Is Not Enough)

    Not very memorable at all

    7. Planing through the snow (Spectre)

    Very boring like the other action scenes in Spectre
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 687
    1. OHMSS - Bond escapes Piz Gloria
    2. OHMSS - Bond and Tracy being chased by Blofeld and his goons
    3. TLD
    4. SP
    5. FYEO
    6. TSWLM
    7. TWINE
    8. AVTAK
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