The Best James Bond Double Bill

NickGNickG UK
in Bond Movies Posts: 10
In the early 1970's James Bond double bills regularly appeared in local cinemas, including my fathers cinema. My question is what do you think would be the ultimate double bill? Do you go for similar films, e.g., You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me, or do you go for contrast, e.g., From Russia With Love and Diamonds Are Forever? My personal favourite would be OHMSS and SPECTRE.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    OHMSS and Skyfall would be a good epic Bond film double bill for me. They're also my top two James Bond films, in that order.
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    I loved those double bills. I saw the DN/FRWL double bill I think a few months after DAF was out. I still think that double would be hard to better.
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    My first cinematic experiences with Bond and his world were on Double Bills
    1966 DN/GF
    two years later
    FRWL/TB

    Those were the days....
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    GF and TSWLM.
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    My first cinematic experience with Bond was a 1966 triple bill: DN, GF and TB. Let that be a lesson, world: 2 Bonds on one bill is enough. 3 in one afternoon and THIS is the result...
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    Goldfinger and Thunderball
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    DN and SF could be a fun one.
    vzok wrote: »
    I loved those double bills. I saw the DN/FRWL double bill I think a few months after DAF was out. I still think that double would be hard to better.

    If someone had tried to start me on Bond by only showing me Dr. No I don't know how big a fan I'd be but DN and FRWL back to back, now that's a great pairing.
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    I could see myself getting behind the idea of OHMSS paired with Skyfall, Dragonpol.

    Some favorite past pairings of mine have included:

    Thunderball/Moonraker: 2 big, epic Bond adventures that delight in spectacle and extravagance, one taking Bond below the sea, the other out of the Earth's atmosphere

    Octopussy/GoldenEye: Crazy Russian generals/outstanding villain ensembles/planes, trains, and automobiles

    Diamonds Are Forever/Die Another Day: One virtually a remake of the other, this pairing works best with an order of fast food and an ample supply of beer and offers a chance to explore the limits to which the franchise will go and to celebrate the diamonds in these two very, very roughs

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service/A View to a Kill: Just two of my personal favorites, both offering A-grade villains with madcap schemes, ski chases and snow, a ridiculous second act car chase, and John Barry at his absolute best—and the opportunity to see back-to-back both the youngest and oldest James Bond performances

    You Only Live Twice/Tomorrow Never Dies: Again, one loosely borrowing from the other (swallowing spacecrafts vs. sinking ships with the goal of triggering WWIII), here we have two action-packed, Far Eastern-set adventures that deliver nonsense and no-nonsense in equally hearty supply and which build to two of the most tremendous climaxes yet

    I'm also fond of the classic SPECTRE-a-thon: Thunderball/OHMSS/For Your Eyes Only/Licence to Kill/The World Is Not Enough (feel free to substitute FRWL for Thunderball or add Spectre if you don't mind jumping timelines, or ask me why TWINE belongs in this lineup)
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I could see myself getting behind the idea of OHMSS paired with Skyfall, Dragonpol.

    Some favorite past pairings of mine have included:

    Thunderball/Moonraker: 2 big, epic Bond adventures that delight in spectacle and extravagance, one taking Bond below the sea, the other out of the Earth's atmosphere

    Octopussy/GoldenEye: Crazy Russian generals/outstanding villain ensembles/planes, trains, and automobiles

    Diamonds Are Forever/Die Another Day: One virtually a remake of the other, this pairing works best with an order of fast food and an ample supply of beer and offers a chance to explore the limits to which the franchise will go and to celebrate the diamonds in these two very, very roughs

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service/A View to a Kill: Just two of my personal favorites, both offering A-grade villains with madcap schemes, ski chases and snow, a ridiculous second act car chase, and John Barry at his absolute best—and the opportunity to see back-to-back both the youngest and oldest James Bond performances

    You Only Live Twice/Tomorrow Never Dies: Again, one loosely borrowing from the other (swallowing spacecrafts vs. sinking ships with the goal of triggering WWIII), here we have two action-packed, Far Eastern-set adventures that deliver nonsense and no-nonsense in equally hearty supply and which build to two of the most tremendous climaxes yet

    I'm also fond of the classic SPECTRE-a-thon: Thunderball/OHMSS/For Your Eyes Only/Licence to Kill/The World Is Not Enough (feel free to substitute FRWL for Thunderball or add Spectre if you don't mind jumping timelines, or ask me why TWINE belongs in this lineup)

    Great double bills - but how does LTK fit in with Spectre?

    Revenge Bond - QOS-LTK
    True Love Dies Bond - OHMSS-Casino Royale
    Intro Bond - DN, TLD, GE
    Third Time's A Charm Bond - GF, TSWLM, SF
    Cold War Bond - FRWL, FYEO, OP
    Megalomaniac vs Bond - YOLT, MR, AVTAK



  • stagstag In the thick of it!
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    The very first (& only) Bond cinema double bill was LALD & TMWTGG. I'll stick with that.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited August 2016 Posts: 21,705
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