Favourite John Glen BOND? (POLL ADDED)

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  • Posts: 11,425
    If only we had a John Glen and a Maibaum right now.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,691
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    TLD and LTK get equal watch for me! Adore both.
    Still have fond memories of seeing Dalton for the first time in TLD in the cinema. Left the cinema elated. Didn't have that feeling again until Craig made his debut in CR!

    Agree completely! TLD was my first Bond film in the cinemas. It was magnificent and same when I saw LTK - that 3 year period of 1987 through to about 1990 was my absolute zenith of Bond adoration (including reading all the books and hunting down all the films on VHS).

    When Casino Royale hit - I was ecstatic. I knew going in it was going to be the business and it proved to be so.
  • Posts: 385
    Tough topic for me, though OP is firmly in last place.

    I think I'd have to order them as follows:

    TLD
    AVTAK
    FYEO
    LTK
    OP

    I don't hate Licence by any means, it just had to go somewhere.
  • Posts: 15,567
    FYEO
    OP
    LTK
    TLD
    AVTAK

    Only difficulty ranking these films for me, is my ever changing ranking of LTK and TLD. In the most recent viewings, LTK ranks the highest – despite some of its obvious flaws.
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
    Posts: 4,475
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My very favorite Glen film is FYEO.
    Second would be TLD.

    "Have a nice fright?"
    I have to admit this is the best Moore film IMO. I actually love the PTS a lot. Ties it into OHMSS nicely. But the Dalton films are where my heart lies...
    sviIvKw.jpg

    Truly fantastic photo.
  • Posts: 3,779
    mattjoes wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My very favorite Glen film is FYEO.
    Second would be TLD.

    "Have a nice fright?"
    I have to admit this is the best Moore film IMO. I actually love the PTS a lot. Ties it into OHMSS nicely. But the Dalton films are where my heart lies...
    sviIvKw.jpg

    Truly fantastic photo.

    Agreed. Wasn't that the first one released of Dalton as Bond? Or one similar! Awesome shot!
  • Posts: 19,339
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My very favorite Glen film is FYEO.
    Second would be TLD.

    "Have a nice fright?"
    I have to admit this is the best Moore film IMO. I actually love the PTS a lot. Ties it into OHMSS nicely. But the Dalton films are where my heart lies...
    sviIvKw.jpg

    Truly fantastic photo.

    Agreed. Wasn't that the first one released of Dalton as Bond? Or one similar! Awesome shot!

    It's on this..i used to own a copy at one time,lost now I think :

    book_the-official-JB-movie-book-25th-anni-1987.jpg
  • Posts: 3,779
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My very favorite Glen film is FYEO.
    Second would be TLD.

    "Have a nice fright?"
    I have to admit this is the best Moore film IMO. I actually love the PTS a lot. Ties it into OHMSS nicely. But the Dalton films are where my heart lies...
    sviIvKw.jpg

    Truly fantastic photo.

    Agreed. Wasn't that the first one released of Dalton as Bond? Or one similar! Awesome shot!

    It's on this..i used to own a copy at one time,lost now I think :

    book_the-official-JB-movie-book-25th-anni-1987.jpg

    Oh yeah. I had that book too. It looks better, isolated from all the text etc.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,435
    TLD
    FYEO
    OP
    LTK
    AVTAK

    Need a no nonsense director like Glen more than ever. Bond films don't need auteurs.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,641
    I have a new favourite

    1 OP
    2 AVTAK
    3 LTK
    4 FYEO
    5 TLD
  • Posts: 15,591
    1. TLD
    2. LTK
    3. OP
    4. FYEO
    5. AVTAK

    I think there is not much between these films. I enjoy all of them
  • Posts: 19,339
    I have a new favourite

    1 OP
    2 AVTAK
    3 LTK
    4 FYEO
    5 TLD

    Perfect placings for #1 and #5 Thundy !!

    Bravo !
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,215
    1. TLD
    2. OP


    3. FYEO
    4. LTK
    5. AVTAK
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,172
    1. OP
    2. TLD
    Both very close, and could switch any day.

    3. LTK

    4. AVTAK
    5. FYEO
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 11,967
    I'm liking all the OP love gentleman. :D


    I don't recall the last time I did this.

    1. TLD
    2. OP
    3. FYEO
    4. LTK
    5. AVTAK

    I think Glen was a brilliant director for the 80's Bond films. Often under appreciated I feel. Most if not all of Glen's films have a good rewatchability value.
  • DaltonforyouDaltonforyou The Daltonator
    Posts: 308
    1. TLD
    2. LTK
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. AVTAK
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,641
    barryt007 wrote: »
    I have a new favourite

    1 OP
    2 AVTAK
    3 LTK
    4 FYEO
    5 TLD

    Perfect placings for #1 and #5 Thundy !!

    Bravo !

    I thought you would approve.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,435
    1. TLD
    2. FYEO
    3. OP
    4. LTK
    5. AVTAK

    Love em all!
  • AleanderAleander Kavala, Greece
    Posts: 33
    Can there ever be a five-timer like that? Especially in the range these films are made by? He certainly evolved, but not by a lot. Still, he was responsible for some of the best entries (as well as one of the worst) so I guess list would go like this:

    Licence to Kill - ****1/2
    The Living Daylights - ****
    For Your Eyes Only - ****
    Octopussy - ***
    A View to a Kill - *1/2
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    Posts: 5,602
    John Glen might not have been of such artistic value as Terence Young or Peter Hunt but with his fast-paced and atmospherical style he is definitely one of my favourite Bond directors. With glasnost-and-perestroika-Soviets and Latin American drug cartels, these films are distinctively children of their time, which I like very much. I’d say the Dalton entries are absolute highlights of the series, FYEO and OP are top half and only AVTAK is a bit less but still middle of the table.

    My ranking would be:

    1. The Living Daylights
    2. Licence to Kill
    3. Octopussy
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. A View to a Kill
  • AleanderAleander Kavala, Greece
    Posts: 33
    "Middle of the table"? The one Bond where the lead character is thoroughly unconvincing as a dapper, even slightly old-ish agent? Complete with a forgettable retread of GF?

    You're way too kind with the film.
  • AleanderAleander Kavala, Greece
    Posts: 33
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @Aleander , why not focus on your own list rather than criticizing his.
    Its called a conversation. We're discussing, aren't we?
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    edited April 2019 Posts: 3,784
    I just did a double bill of the Dalton films and while LTK was at the bottom, I highly enjoyed the viewing. Not as much as TLD but enough to move up. However the problem I've always had with the Glen films is that there's always one half that is better or more enjoyable than the other. None of them feel like complete Bond films to me in which I enjoy the whole thing.

    FYEO- Second half is much more enjoyable once Bond leaves Cortina

    OP- Second half once Bond and octopussy meet face to face.

    AVTAK- Falls apart once Bond meets with Howe

    TLD- I enjoy the first half until Pushkins fake assassination.

    LTK- Once Bond arrives in Ishtmus City is when I really like it

    OP
    TLD
    LTK
    AVTAK
    FYEO
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,183
    I love the John Glen era more and more with each viewing! At this moment I'd rank and tier it like this

    Tier 1
    1.) LTK - Has been up and down my rankings, but I could see if taking top 3 this year.
    2.) TLD - Was briefly my favorite Bond film. Has dropped a bit, but still in top tier

    Tier 2
    3.) OP - Use to be 2nd to last but has risen steadily and now dances around the top 10.

    Tier 3
    4.) AVTAK - has never ascended the upper half of my rankings, but it's at a high point right now. Even though it's darker at spots, I just enjoy this one and have a lot of fun with it.
    5.) FYEO - another that is solid all around and I enjoy each time, but one has to come last.
  • 1. TLD
    2. LTK
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. AVTAK
  • The Living Daylights
    For Your Eyes Only
    A View To A Kill
    Octopussy
    A License To Kill
  • Posts: 40
    The top 4 swap places so here they are at the moment

    LTK - Probably a bit ahead of it's time but that what make's it so great
    OP - I quite like the mix of humour and dead serious moments
    FYEO - Some great action set pieces
    TLD - Necros rather overshadows the main bad guys


    AVTAK - Not even Christopher Walken can save this mess.
  • Posts: 3,311
    TLD - The best out of the John Glen directed Bond movies. Dalton looks good and the direction is on point, aside from the occasional goofiness.
    LTK - After rewatching this movie recently, I discovered I liked it a lot more than how I first remembered it. This could easily have been top of my list with a different score (John Barry) and a bigger budget.

    The Rest:
    OP - Rewatched this recently and thought it was pretty awful, but it still has some worthy cinematography. Apart from a good Fleming short story, it's really Carry On Up the Jungle with everything played for laughs. For once, I didn't even like Barry's score that much.
    FYEO - Again, it has some decent cinematography, but I felt cheated when I first saw this back in 81 due to Cubby making out it was back-to-basics, only to discover that it opens with a silly PTS of arch-enemy Blofeld being dropped down a chimney stack, not to mention Margaret Thatcher's in it and Denis, too, and of course that bloody silly parrot. Should've featured a new 007 and jettisoned the goofiness totally.
    AVTAK - It was my least favourite Bond movie when it first came out, that was until DAD overtook it. Great title song by Duran Duran, but even that can't save this from being almost bottom of the pile. Just for the record, DAD is 20,000 leagues under the sea lower than AVTAK.
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