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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Joining it! Thanks for the invitation, @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7! :D
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Hey there folks, thanks for the go-ahead and thoughts on all this. Now, on to the final bit of business before Friday.

    Sometime before Friday hits and we start this Bondathon with Dr. No, anyone who wants to post a pre-Bondathon ranking of all 24 films can now use this time to do so. You don't have to if you don't want to, but for those that do (like myself), I think it will be interesting to compare your current ranking of the films to what your ranking of them all will look like at the very end of this Bondathon some six months from now. That leaves plenty of time for new impressions to form, or changes in how we experience these films to occur.

    So, I'll kick things off with my own current ranking of all 24 Bond films:

    1.) Casino Royale
    2.) From Russia With Love
    3.) Thunderball
    4.) Dr. No
    5.) Quantum of Solace
    6.) Spectre
    7.) Skyfall
    8.) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    9.) Licence to Kill
    10.) The Living Daylights
    11.) Goldfinger
    12.) Goldeneye
    13.) The Spy Who Loved Me
    14.) For Your Eyes Only
    15.) Octopussy
    16.) You Only Live Twice
    17.) Live and Let Die
    18.) Diamonds Are Forever
    19.) The World is Not Enough
    20.) The Man with the Golden Gun
    21.) Tomorrow Never Dies
    22.) Moonraker
    23.) A View To a Kill
    24.) Die Another Day



    Good lord that was hard.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    I seriously look forward to contributing to this thread. While my last Bond-a-thon was all over the place, this time I'll try to remain faithful to the one Bond/per week schedule. As a massive Bond fan, I surmise it shouldn't be too difficult.

    Current ranking as of August 31, 2016:

    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Goldeneye
    4. Goldfinger
    5. Spectre
    6. From Russia With Love
    7. The Spy Who Loved Me
    8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    9. Quantum of Solace
    10. The Living Daylights
    11. Live and Let Die
    12. Dr. No
    13. Thunderball
    14. The World is Not Enough
    15. Moonraker
    16. Tomorrow Never Dies
    17. Octopussy
    18. License to Kill
    19. A View to a Kill
    20. You Only Live Twice
    21. For Your Eyes Only
    22. Die Another Day
    23. The Man With the Golden Gun
    24. Diamonds are Forever

    For the record, there is not one Bond film that I loathe. You can always find different elements to enjoy in each film.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld In the freedom of the West.
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    Is there anywhere I can watch the inside James bond film documentary's like for example the
    thunderball phenomenon or inside her majesty's secret service for free online can't find them anywhere I tried youtube but its all copyrighted.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I wouldn't say that this is the correct space to pose that inquiry, @007Blofeld.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    I'll join in if I have the film at home. I'll get back with you in a couple of hours (at work now). :)
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    Excellent. Here is my current ranking, compiled back at the end of June.

    1. The Spy Who Loved Me
    2. On Her Majestys Secret Service
    3. Casino Royale
    4. From Russia With Love
    5. Skyfall
    6. Goldfinger
    7. Octopussy
    8. Spectre
    9. Dr No
    10. The Living Daylights
    11. Goldeneye
    12. Live And Let Die
    13. Licence To Kill
    14. A View To A Kill
    15. For Your Eyes Only
    16. Moonraker
    17. Thunderball
    18. Quantum Of Solace
    19. Diamonds Are Forever
    20. Tomorrow Never Dies
    21. You Only Live Twice
    22. The Man With The Golden Gun
    23. Die Another Day
    24. The World Is Not Enough
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    1. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    4. From Russia With Love (1963)
    5. Goldfinger (1964)
    6. Casino Royale (2006)
    7. The Living Daylights (1987)
    8. Licence to Kill (1989)
    9. Octopussy (1983)
    10. Skyfall (2012)
    11. A View to a Kill (1985)
    12. Diamonds are Forever (1971)
    13. Live and Let Die (1973)
    14. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    15. Moonraker (1979)
    16. Thunderball (1965)
    17. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    18. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    19. Dr. No (1962)
    20. Spectre (2015)
    21. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    22. Goldeneye (1995)
    23. The World is not Enough (1999)
    24. Die Another Day (2002)
  • Posts: 4,325
    My current ranking

    1. Casino Royale
    2. From Russia with Love
    3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    4. Dr. No
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Skyfall
    7. Goldfinger
    8. Licence to Kill
    9. GoldenEye
    10. For Your Eyes Only
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me
    12. Octopussy
    13. Thunderball
    14. Spectre
    15. Quantum of Solace
    16. You Only Live Twice
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies
    18. The World is Not Enough
    19. The Man with the Golden Gun
    20. Live and Let Die
    21. A View to a Kill
    22. Diamonds Are Forever
    23. Moonraker
    24. Die Another Day
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    So, here's my Bond film ranking which is by far different from the list fans in general have in common:

    1-Dr. No (1962)
    2-Thunderball (1965)
    3-Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    4-For Your Eyes Only (1981) *Personal Favourite Film*
    5-From Russia With Love (1963)
    6-The Living Daylights (1987)
    7-Moonraker (1979)
    8-GoldenEye (1995)
    9-The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    10-Goldfinger (1964)
    11-Die Another Day (2002) *Fun Film. Very Comic Book-like.*
    12-Licence To Kill (1989)
    13-Quantum of Solace (2008)
    14-Spectre (2015)
    15-The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    16-On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    17-Casino Royale (2006)
    18-Octopussy (1983)
    19-You Only Live Twice (1967)
    20-A View To A Kill (1985)
    21-Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    22-Live And Let Die (1973)
    23-The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    24-Skyfall (2012)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Here's mine. I have taken the list from the "Various Categories" thread, hosted by the good @royale65, and made a few changes according to taste.

    1-Casino Royale
    2-GoldenEye
    3-On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    4-The Living Daylights
    5-Dr. No
    6-From Russia With Love
    7-Spectre
    8-Quantum Of Solace
    9-Licence To Kill
    10-For Your Eyes Only
    11-Skyfall
    12-Thunderball
    13-Octopussy
    14-Goldfinger
    15-Moonraker
    16-You Only Live Twice
    17-TomorrowNeverDies
    18-The Spy Who Loved Me
    19-Live And Let Die
    20-Diamonds Are Forever
    21-A View To A Kill
    22-Die Another Day
    23-The World Is Not Enough
    24-The Man With The Golden Gun
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    Casting ahead, we will be watching Spectre on 24th March 2017. By then we should know the immediate future of Bond 25.

    This is a mammoth undertaking. Can't wait!
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    1. The Man With The Golden Gun
    2. Octopussy
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. A View To A Kill
    5. Goldeneye
    6. Quantum of Solace
    7. Casino Royale
    8. Tomorrow Never Dies
    9. Licence To Kill
    10. The Living Daylights
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me
    12. Die Another Day
    13. The World Is Not Enough
    14. Live And Let Die
    15. Moonraker
    16. From Russia With Love
    17. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    18. Diamonds Are Forever
    19. Dr No
    20. Thunderball
    21. You Only Live Twice
    22. Goldfinger
    23. Spectre
    24. Skyfall
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    OK, I do NOT have Dr. No. But I will post my rankings in a bit and I'll follow along. I do have From Russia With Love. :)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited October 2016 Posts: 9,020
    Four of us have Skyfall at No 24.
    Very glad I'm not alone with this ;)

    Here my official 2016 ranking, I finalised it a couple of weeks ago. My ranking doesn't really change a lot and I always finalise it in Autumn for Jason's history book.

    1 SP
    2 GE
    3 TLD
    4 OHMSS
    5 CR
    6 OP
    7 FRWL
    8 GF
    9 QOS
    10 TND
    11 LTK
    12 FYEO
    these four really are a tie
    13 DAD
    14 TSWLM
    15 MR
    16 DAF
    17 LALD
    18 DN
    19 TB
    20 YOLT
    21 AVTAK
    22 TMWTGG
    23 TWINE
    24 SF

    Can't wait for this thing to start :) I'll follow it religiously.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    My current ranking, will be interesting to see how much it changes, if at all:

    1.) GE
    2.) DN
    3.) LALD
    4.) QoS
    5.) OHMSS
    6.) CR
    7.) GF
    8.) TSWLM
    9.) YOLT
    10.) FRWL
    11.) FYEO
    12.) OP
    13.) LTK
    14.) TB
    15.) TLD
    16.) AVTAK
    17.) TWINE
    18.) TMWTGG
    19.) DAF
    20.) DAD
    21.) TND
    22.) MR
    23.) SF
    24.) SP
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Thank you to the legendary @DarthDimi. I’ll post the final results on that thread in here on Sunday, just for giggles.

    Here’s mine, by the by -

    1. From Russia With Love, 1963
    2. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969
    3. Casino Royale, 2006
    4. Dr. No, 1962
    5. Licence to Kill, 1989
    6. Goldfinger, 1964
    7. The Living Daylights, 1987
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977
    9. Octopussy, 1983
    10. Quantum of Solace, 2008
    11. Thunderball, 1965
    12. Skyfall, 2012
    13. The World Is Not Enough, 1999
    14. Spectre, 2015
    15. For Your Eyes Only, 1981
    16. Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997
    17. GoldenEye, 1995
    18. You Only Live Twice, 1967
    19. Live and Let Die, 1973
    20. Moonraker, 1979
    21. A View To A Kill, 1985
    22. Diamonds Are Forever, 1971
    23. Die Another Day, 2002
    24. The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Looking at those Top 10, there's some serious good taste going on here :D
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Here's my current ranking. I've recently watched many of the films and don't want to oversaturate, but will definitely participate when you chaps are on to a film that I'm ready to see again. I'm looking forward to lurking and reading all the comments!

    1. FRWL
    2. TB
    3. CR
    4. TSWLM
    5. OHMSS
    6. DN
    7. GE
    8. OP
    9. SF
    10. LTK
    11. LALD
    12. FYEO
    13. TMWTGG
    14. GF
    15. YOLT
    16. TLD
    17. QoS
    18. MR
    19. TND
    20. SP
    21. DAF
    22. AVTAK
    23. DAD
    24. TWINE
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    I'd be surprised if this Bondathon doesn't change how I feel about some of these films.

    Current ranking:

    1. FRWL
    2. CR
    3. OHMSS
    4. GE
    5. SF
    6. MR
    7. TSWLM
    8. DN
    9. GF
    10. TND
    11. FYEO
    12. TLD
    13. YOLT
    14. TB
    15. DAF
    16. TMWTGG
    17. LALD
    18. SP
    19. LTK
    20. DAD
    21. OP
    22. AVTAK
    23. TWINE
    24. QOS


  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    @josiah, great to have you on board. I think I will experience a new appreciation of many of these films, YOLT, MR, DAF and TMWTGG included.
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    @josiah, great to have you on board. I think I will experience a new appreciation of many of these films, YOLT, MR, DAF and TMWTGG included.

    Thanks :) I'm excited to be a part of it and to hear everyone's impressions with each film fresh in mind. It's been a long time since I've watched any of these --far too long.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    josiah wrote: »
    @josiah, great to have you on board. I think I will experience a new appreciation of many of these films, YOLT, MR, DAF and TMWTGG included.

    Thanks :) I'm excited to be a part of it and to hear everyone's impressions with each film fresh in mind. It's been a long time since I've watched any of these --far too long.

    Same. I neglect the Moore and Brosnan films too much.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I look forward to the week TMWTGG is the current film, to see if you enjoy that film more! I'll try to offer my insight on why it is my favorite, I can't wait to discuss it with you.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    @DaltonCraig007, same. What kept it from the bottom of my ranking was the idea of Bond going against an equally skilled assassin (love that idea), the funhouse set, the location shooting, and Anders as an interesting Bond girl (with a femme fatale flair).

    I don't foresee it shifting in my ranking in any special way, but I think I'll enjoy it nonetheless, now that the Connery fanboy in me has long given way to a more open-minded Bond fan, thank Fleming for that. I can't wait to see TSWLM, FYEO and OP again, as those are the best of the Moore era for me, and I can get a real kick out of them.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,696
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 OP will be a fun week here, as it I noticed lately that more and more members seem to think highly of it.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 OP will be a fun week here, as it I noticed lately that more and more members seem to think highly of it.

    In the context of Russian and western detentes, and how Gogol is used as a Gorbachev like figure in that film, I love it. TSWLM, FYEO and OP especially represent times when the Bond films dared to feature plots that at some points foresaw or replicated an easing of tensions with the real-world Russia and western powers like Britain and America, with those world leaders aped in the forms of Gogol, M and Bond.

    I don't see those elements of those films given much credit, but I truly adore them for exploring those ideas.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    Well, tonight's the night this starts for me. I'll be popping Dr No in to the bluray player this evening. Looking forward to it, not watched a Bond in a few months.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
    edited October 2016 Posts: 12,459
    OK, here are my current rankings:
    The bottom 5 move around a bit, so do the top 10 at times. :)
    I do think Spectre will move up for me. Goldfinger is where it is really just due to nostalgia.

    1. Casino Royale
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
    4. Skyfall
    5. Goldeneye
    6. For Your Eyes Only
    7. Dr. No
    8. Goldfinger
    9. The Living Daylights
    10. Live and let Die
    11. Tomorrow Never Dies
    12. Spectre
    13. Octopussy
    14. The World is Not Enough
    15. Quantum of Solace
    16. Thunderball
    17. You Only Live Twice
    18. Licence to Kill
    19. Diamonds Are Forever
    20. The Man With a Golden Gun
    21. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    22. Die Another Day
    23. A View To A Kill
    24. Moonraker
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    Right now is the only time I'll be able to watch DR. NO today or tomorrow, so I'm popping in the Blu-ray now but won't post anything until given the go ahead.
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