Bond film ranking tournament. GF vs TB and TB vs CR

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  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    It finished 2019 at the top of my rankings for the three of the last four years.

    Excellent, it's nice to go I'm not going to be the odd one out - I see it's got 4 votes now! :)
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    OHMSS
    TB

    Both films are the very best for me.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger On Her Secret Majesty s Service
    Posts: 35,473
    I like both MR and LTK, but this is still an easy round.

    OHMSS
    TB
  • Agent_47Agent_47 Canada
    Posts: 160
    Easy round...

    OHMSS
    and
    TB
  • Posts: 9,841
    OHMSS over MR easily

    TB over LTK a little less easily, but still definite
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    Posts: 6,800
    Despite my fondness for MR, I just can't place it above OHMSS, but I'm glad some of you did.

    The second matchup is a tough one, as they are about equal for me. In the end, I'll take a flawed LTK over a bloated TB.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,100
    OHMSS

    and.... LTK, but by a gnat's todger.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,648
    OHMSS (even though I've always been a staunch MR defender, OHMSS is top 5 material for me)

    LTK (TB has many great elements, score, location, Connery, Volpe - but LTK has an urgency and focus from Dalton. If you asked me which one to put on now, it'd be LTK.)
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    MR & TB
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,915
    MR over OHMSS

    LTK over TB, but narrowly. These are two films that I couldn’t care less about and are both near last in my rankings.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 244
    OHMSS. Clearly.
    TB. Despite my recent fondness for LTK, TB is a better film.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 2,527
    Going for Moore's and Connery's 4ths this round:

    MR

    and

    TB
  • Posts: 367
    MR

    TB

    Not difficult for either, IMO. OHMSS drags (yes, I realize that's comical to say when I picked TB) and LTK just isn't my cup of tea.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 1,758
    Obviously OHMSS. One of the best vs one of the worst.

    Then TB. Even tho I’m a big fan of Dalton’s last.
  • 00Agent00Agent Royal Beluga. North of the Caspian.
    Posts: 4,999
    Two Top 5 entries vs. two bottom 6ers for me. Easy.

    OHMSS
    TB

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    My favourite vs least favourite- OHMSS

    I watched TB last week in my lead up to NTTD and was suprised by how much I enjoyed it. I haven't watched LTK in a while, and it's a few weeks away so I'll have to go with TB.
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    Posts: 423
    2Wint2Kidd wrote: »
    My favourite vs least favourite- OHMSS

    I watched TB last week in my lead up to NTTD and was suprised by how much I enjoyed it. I haven't watched LTK in a while, and it's a few weeks away so I'll have to go with TB.

    Thunderball is a supremely good Bond film (my second favourite behind On Her Majesty's Secret Service) which is better then it's former Goldfinger, IMO. Not only is it directed by the man who arguably created cinematic Bond, but John Barry takes it to another level and the locations are definitive Bond. The scene where Connery meets the other 00 agents at MI6 is a franchise highlight. Connery's at the peak of his powers in TB and the relationship between Bond and Largo is superior to that of Bond and Goldfinger.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger On Her Secret Majesty s Service
    Posts: 35,473
    OHMSS beats MR 27-8

    TB beats LTK 26-9

    Time for Dalton vs Dalton.

    Round 131:

    TLD vs LTK

    and

    DAF vs SF
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,915
    TLD over LTK

    SF over DAF

    Both easy.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 965
    TLD
    SF
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 1,197
    Definitely TLD, always enjoy watching it whereas LTK isn’t really my cup of tea, although I look forward to the trucks

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    SF just, but I definitely have a soft spot for DAF, especially Bambi and Thumper

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  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,648
    TLD (as a major Dalton fan it's tough to go head to head with his two entries. But TLD is one of my absolute favourites. It has an excellent mix of Fleming and cinematic Bond. I love the way the film expands its scope from sniper story into Russian invasion of Afghanistan. The music is exceptional. The PTS is perhaps my favourite of the series, and a terrific way to introduce Dalton.)

    SF over DAF
  • 00Agent00Agent Royal Beluga. North of the Caspian.
    edited February 1 Posts: 4,999
    Very interested to see the result of that first pairing.

    For me it's easily:
    TLD
    SF
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    LTK over TLD for me, even though TLD is good too

    SF obliterates DAF
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 28,270
    LTK and SF.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 1,758
    LTK & SF.

    I slightly prefer LTK: tonally more consistent and with a much clearer identity. The second is easy.
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    Posts: 423
    Choosing between The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill sometimes feels like trying to pick your favourite child. I've always been a fan of both, but TLD always edges ahead. The opening scene in Bratislava with Saunders derived from the pages of Fleming provides one of my all time favourite beginnings to any Bond film. There's a reason John Barry's initials are the same as our favourite spy, because he was born to score the films and his swansong shows us why. Although, John Glenn has never been known for cinematography, Daylights is visually more thrilling then Licence To Kill, IMO. The scene between Bond and Pushkin is unequivocally one of the best moments in the entire franchise. Dalton's intensity in these moments are what made him a favourite of mine. I will say that I think LTK provides us with a better villain. The relationship between Bond and Sanchez is up there with that of Bond and Goldfinger or Largo. The "Problem Eliminator" repartee between the two is brilliant. It's a game of margins, but elements like the lack of Barry score are what makes Licence To Kill the lesser of two great films.

    Skyfall over Diamonds Are Forever every day of the week.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
    edited February 1 Posts: 3,890
    Tough one, that first pair, but I've got to go with TLD.
    Second one is easy, at least for me, DAF might not be great but Mendes' Bond work is not my cup of tea.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,233
    TLD
    SF
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    TLD-- it's got a classic Bond film/Fleming feel to it, and the production was quite a slick package (whereas LTK looked like cheap sets being re-used from discarded TV shows; however I think Davi elevates Dalton and the two crackle on the screen; and yes; tanker trucks).
    SF (although I have a major soft spot for DAF-- I recently watched it twice, once by myself, once with my 18 year old son. Both times had me in stitches, and my son really loved the odd and sinister Wint and Kidd (and how they loved to knock off anyone who touches the diamonds), Connery's lines and killer delivery ("provided the collars and cuffs match"; "I'm afraid you've caught me with more than my hands up"), and just the over all bizarre nature of the film; however, he can't believe they followed this up after OHMSS).
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