Bond film ranking tournament. FRWL vs AVTAK, GF vs LTK, MR vs DAD

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  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,683
    AVTAK & TSWLM

    TSWLM is higher for me by a decent margin over SP.

    And while I think there is a good film frustratingly lurking within TWINE, and elements of it I really like (elektra/Renard double act, opening boat chase, zukovsky) - it's not high on rewatchablity for me. Whereas AVTAK, for all its faults (geriatric fight scenes, too much literal horseplay, California girls, Moore's lack of chemistry with Roberts) the highs in AVTAK elevate it - the outstanding Barry score, Zorin/mayday double act, Paris chase, San Francisco (I love that city!), theme tune and nostalgia factor means that it higher on the rewatchablity.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,140
    Despite the charm of Sir Rog and the genius of Barry, it'll have to be TWINE. True, it's frustrating, and often embarrassing to watch, but there is a good film trying to get out. And an interesting film, that doesn't always succeed, is better than the standard cookie cutter movie, that typifies Glen's era.

    TSWLM. No need to go into the reasons with this match up.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 458
    TWINE. Closer than I thought as both TWINE and AVTAK are flawed but re-watchable movies. Pierce’s third outing gets the nod here since (IMO) this is his most assured performance as Bond.

    TSWLM. Not close as I very down on SP at the moment.
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    TWINE

    &

    TSWLM
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 36,635
    Both of these are very easy.

    AVTAK over TWINE

    SP over TSWLM
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 36,635
    AVTAK beats TWINE 18-11

    TSWLM beats SP 23-6

    Round 107:

    YOLT vs TND

    and

    FRWL vs DAD
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 9,042
    TND over YOLT by a chest hair
    FRWL wipes out DAD like a tsunami
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 17,746
    YOLT
    Because of its sets, score and trippy '60s fantasy plot, though TND is not a bad Bond film.

    FRWL
    Because logic dictates it.
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    TND barely over YOLT - could change, but lately I prefer TND.

    FRWL obliterates DAD.

  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
    Posts: 10,106
    YOLT over TND
    FRWL over DAD
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,955
    TND over YOLT, because the latter puts me to sleep, while the former is the best Bond film ever made.

    DAD over FRWL. While FRWL is clearly the better made film, it simply doesn’t entertain me. DAD may be ridiculous, but it never fails to excite.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,120
    Both very close match-ups for me
    TND
    FRWL
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,103
    YOLT and FRWL; both runaway victories.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,662
    YOLT over TND - not by much.
    FRWL vs. DAD: How could it be different? The perennial best movie of them all vs. the all-time worst.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,140
    YOLT
    FRWL

    Easy peasy.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,683
    YOLT - I really enjoy YOLT. The settings, my favourite 007 soundtrack, the cinematography, Ken Adams design, tiger tanaka. The first half of this film is exciting. And the final climatic battle is top shelf Bond.

    FRWL (my favourite Bond film)
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,411
    YOLT
    FRWL
    Connery > Brosnan
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    YOLT
    FRWL
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    YOLT
    and
    FRWL. No contest.
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    YOLT
    FRWL
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    YOLT
    FRWL
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 458
    YOLT. While TND is certainly enjoyable, for me YOLT is Iconic. Ken Adam’s sets, John Barry’s score (w/ Nancy’s Sinatra’s vocals), Freddie Young’s cinematography, Donald Pleasence’s Blofeld, “Tiger” Tanaka, and the lovely Akiko Wakabayashi and Mie Hama, all make it a classic. Not even the numerous spaceflight related goofs (i.e. using an Atlas-Agenda shot for a “Jupiter” (Gemini) launch, etc.) subtract from it. And did I mention that Ms. Hama looks quite…..fetching…..!

    FRWL. (vs. DAD): To borrow a quote from TB - “You must be joking!”
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    Posts: 6,932
    TND - Just barely.

    FRWL - Quite convincingly.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Belgium's biggest Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby and Éric Serra fan!
    Posts: 4,212
    TND
    FRWL
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 2,722
    I'll vote for the first two 1960s films I saw:

    YOLT

    and

    FRWL
  • YOLT and FRWL
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    TND & FRWL
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    TND
    &
    FRWL
  • infoviseinfovise Ireland
    Posts: 102
    YOLT

    FRWL
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 3,917
    YOLT
    FRWL
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