The Guess the Criteria Game

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  • Birdleson wrote: »
    Length of ending credits?

    And we have a winner! I figured the ranking would turn out more or less chronological, but was interested to see where things would deviate and where the major changes in length would be. Over to you for the next round, @Birdleson.

    Here are the timings for the end credits, by the way. I clocked them according to when the first credit is seen and when the last credit (usually the final appearance of the film and company names) fades out, as opposed to, say, how long the music runs for. I did not include gunbarrels if those appeared at the end of the film, however I did start from "James Bond Will Return" if that was the first thing to show up, as with TWINE and Skyfall, and Cubby's "In Memory" credit for Tomorrow Never Dies.

    1. SP: 6:45
    2. SF: 5:08
    3. QoS: 4:08
    4. DAD: 3:59 (TIE)
    4. CR: 3:59 (TIE)
    6. TWINE: 3:51
    7. TND: 3:44
    8. GE: 3:14
    9. OP: 2:39
    10. LTK: 2:31
    11. TLD: 2:26
    12. AVTAK: 2:25
    13. FYEO: 2:20
    14. MR: 2:12
    15. YOLT: 1:35
    16. TSWLM: 1:33
    17. DAF: 1:10 (TIE)
    17. L&LD: 1:10 (TIE)
    19. TMWTGG: 0:57
    20. GF: 0:53
    21. OHMSS: 0:51
    22. FRWL: 0:40
    23. TB: 0:34
    24. DN: 0:27
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    It is depressing. When I was growing up staying through credits was enjoyable, particularly in Bond films. They were generally under a minute and stayed with the action on screen, which made it feel like an organic part of the film. And we knew we'd get the title of the next film to come if we were just a little patient. Now it's a chore.

    I'lll be back with the next round in a little bit.
  • Yes, that seems to be the trend in general—longer and longer credits with each passing year. Some films' end credits are in excess of ten minutes even!
  • GBFGBF
    edited December 2016 Posts: 2,412
    Great ranking @Some_Kind_Of_Hero and congratulations to @Birdleson
  • GBFGBF
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    By the way, I forgot to give the precise numbers for the first game: (Time until Bond speeks starting from the beginning of the gun barrel) :

    01. Diamonds are Forever: 0:32
    02. Thunderball 0:37
    03. Casino Royale 0:40
    04. The World is not Enough 0:43
    05. Skyfall 0:51
    06. For Your Eyes Only 0:55
    07. License to Kill 1:13
    08. Octopussy 1:27
    09. Moonraker 2:25
    10. Goldeneye 2:35
    11. Spectre 2:46
    12. Goldfinger 2:55
    13. Quantum of Solace 3:32
    14. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 4:04
    15. Tomorrow Never Dies 4:31
    16. The Spy Who Loved Me 4:36
    17. Die Another Day 4:40
    18. You Only Live Twice 4:46
    19. A View to a Kill 4:55
    20. The Living Daylights 6:53
    21. Live and Let Die 7:17
    22. Dr. No 7:20
    23. The Man With the Golden Gun 10:03
    24. From Russia With Love 17:09
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    This may take awhile. Everything that I come up with seems either too simple or too obscure, or will take hours of research.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Too easy. But I wasn't ready to go deep.


    OHMSS
    DN
    FRWL
    GF
    TB
    YOLT
    CR
    QOS
    DAF
    TLD
    GE
    LTK
    SF
    TND
    LALD
    TWINE
    SP
    TMWTGG
    DAD
    TSWLM
    MR
    FYEO
    OP
    AVTAK

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    Posts: 18,660
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Length of ending credits?

    And we have a winner! I figured the ranking would turn out more or less chronological, but was interested to see where things would deviate and where the major changes in length would be. Over to you for the next round, @Birdleson.

    Here are the timings for the end credits, by the way. I clocked them according to when the first credit is seen and when the last credit (usually the final appearance of the film and company names) fades out, as opposed to, say, how long the music runs for. I did not include gunbarrels if those appeared at the end of the film, however I did start from "James Bond Will Return" if that was the first thing to show up, as with TWINE and Skyfall, and Cubby's "In Memory" credit for Tomorrow Never Dies.

    1. SP: 6:45
    2. SF: 5:08
    3. QoS: 4:08
    4. DAD: 3:59 (TIE)
    4. CR: 3:59 (TIE)
    6. TWINE: 3:51
    7. TND: 3:44
    8. GE: 3:14
    9. OP: 2:39
    10. LTK: 2:31
    11. TLD: 2:26
    12. AVTAK: 2:25
    13. FYEO: 2:20
    14. MR: 2:12
    15. YOLT: 1:35
    16. TSWLM: 1:33
    17. DAF: 1:10 (TIE)
    17. L&LD: 1:10 (TIE)
    19. TMWTGG: 0:57
    20. GF: 0:53
    21. OHMSS: 0:51
    22. FRWL: 0:40
    23. TB: 0:34
    24. DN: 0:27

    One interesting point that comes out of this, discounting credits, OHMSS is the longest Bond film.
  • edited December 2016 Posts: 4,002
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Length of ending credits?

    And we have a winner! I figured the ranking would turn out more or less chronological, but was interested to see where things would deviate and where the major changes in length would be. Over to you for the next round, @Birdleson.

    Here are the timings for the end credits, by the way. I clocked them according to when the first credit is seen and when the last credit (usually the final appearance of the film and company names) fades out, as opposed to, say, how long the music runs for. I did not include gunbarrels if those appeared at the end of the film, however I did start from "James Bond Will Return" if that was the first thing to show up, as with TWINE and Skyfall, and Cubby's "In Memory" credit for Tomorrow Never Dies.

    1. SP: 6:45
    2. SF: 5:08
    3. QoS: 4:08
    4. DAD: 3:59 (TIE)
    4. CR: 3:59 (TIE)
    6. TWINE: 3:51
    7. TND: 3:44
    8. GE: 3:14
    9. OP: 2:39
    10. LTK: 2:31
    11. TLD: 2:26
    12. AVTAK: 2:25
    13. FYEO: 2:20
    14. MR: 2:12
    15. YOLT: 1:35
    16. TSWLM: 1:33
    17. DAF: 1:10 (TIE)
    17. L&LD: 1:10 (TIE)
    19. TMWTGG: 0:57
    20. GF: 0:53
    21. OHMSS: 0:51
    22. FRWL: 0:40
    23. TB: 0:34
    24. DN: 0:27

    One interesting point that comes out of this, discounting credits, OHMSS is the longest Bond film.

    Yes, I noticed that, too!

    (Spectre might actually still have it beat by a matter of seconds, but the gap is indeed much narrower than perhaps was previously assumed.)
  • edited December 2016 Posts: 4,002
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Too easy. But I wasn't ready to go deep.


    OHMSS
    DN
    FRWL
    GF
    TB
    YOLT
    CR
    QOS
    DAF
    TLD
    GE
    LTK
    SF
    TND
    LALD
    TWINE
    SP
    TMWTGG
    DAD
    TSWLM
    MR
    FYEO
    OP
    AVTAK

    Roger Mooreness from least to greatest. (You have DAF a bit too high though I think.)

    Edit: The real answer just came to me. Good one. I'll PM you and let someone else figure it out and have the next round though.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    @Some_Kind_Of_Hero take it. Building a winning streak is exciting.

    By the way, I completely disagree with your assessment of the Roger films.
  • Okey doke: Bond actors by age. OHMSS and AVTAK at polar opposites was what led me there. I'll start thinking of a new one.

    (And @IncompetentHenchman, if you would like to have a go now for your first win, by all means have at.)
  • GBFGBF
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    Yes age of Bond actor...
  • GBFGBF
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    Amazing that Connery in DAF is younger than Dalton in TLD... Even though Dalton Looks at least 15 years younger :-)
  • Thank you @Some_Kind_Of_Hero but I think I'll leave it to you. :)
  • A new one for some noggin-scratchin', ranked greatest to least:

    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. A View to a Kill
    3. Live and Let Die
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    5. Moonraker
    6. The World Is Not Enough
    7. Octopussy
    8. Spectre
    9. GoldenEye
    10. Licence to Kill
    11. The Man with the Golden Gun
    12. The Living Daylights
    13. Die Another Day
    14. You Only Live Twice
    15. Casino Royale
    16. From Russia With Love
    17. Quantum of Solace
    18. Skyfall
    19. Thunderball
    20. Diamonds Are Forever
    21. Tomorrow Never Dies
    22. Dr. No
    23. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    24. Goldfinger
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Title Sequence length?
  • Not title sequence length
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited December 2016 Posts: 26,751
    Longest 3rd Act finales?

    Scratch that, I've got it reversed in my head.
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
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    Length of time until "Bond. James Bond." ?
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
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    No, scratch that. It's something else.
  • You were both correct to "scratch that." ;)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 26,751
    You were both correct to "scratch that." ;)
    Well, I literally scratched it.
  • edited December 2016 Posts: 1,801
    Number of boats in the movie?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Age difference between Bond and Bond Girl?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    Posts: 18,660
    No, that doesn't work.
  • Looks like we're back-n'-forthing here, @Birdleson, you've got it again!

    There were a few instances where the age difference varied by mere months and even one case (DAD/YOLT) by just a few days. I used Berenice Marlohe for Skyfall as she generally seems to be regarded as the principle Bond girl for that film (Naomi Harris would have dropped Skyfall three places in the ranking, and Judi Dench six, all the way to the bottom).

    1. For Your Eyes Only +30
    2. A View to a Kill +28
    3. Live and Let Die +24
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me +20
    5. Moonraker +20
    6. The World Is Not Enough +18
    7. Octopussy +18
    8. Spectre +17
    9. GoldenEye +17
    10. Licence to Kill +15
    11. The Man with the Golden Gun +15
    12. The Living Daylights +14
    13. Die Another Day +13
    14. You Only Live Twice +13
    15. Casino Royale +12
    16. From Russia With Love +12
    17. Quantum of Solace +11
    18. Skyfall +11
    19. Thunderball +11
    20. Diamonds Are Forever +10
    21. Tomorrow Never Dies +9
    22. Dr. No +6
    23. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service -1
    24. Goldfinger -5

    Once again, over to you.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    edited December 2016 Posts: 18,660
    The reason that I thought that I was wrong was because eI didn't consider negative years, only years separating.
  • Ah, yes, it was specifically years older than the Bond girl the Bond actor was, but I didn't think it necessary to make you dot the 'i.' ;)
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    Posts: 18,660
    Lowest to Highest

    LTK
    LALD
    MR
    TWINE
    FYEO
    FRWL
    QOS
    DAF
    TLD
    TB
    YOLT
    CR
    DN
    SF
    GF
    GE
    AVTAK
    TND (this one is certainly debatable)
    SP
    OP
    TSWLM
    TMWTGG
    DAD
    OHMSS
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