Favourite John Glen BOND? (POLL ADDED)

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  • 1 TLD
    2 LTK
    3 OP
    4 FYEO
    5 AVTAK
  • Posts: 4,843
    For me :

    1) FYEO (Great use of Fleming material, impressive stunts)

    2) LTK (same, with a great performance by Timothy Dalton)

    3) TLD (the stunts are not really impressivve compared to the first two)

    4) AVTAK (can't believe in the Bond Girl)

    5) OP (where to start ? The double-taking camel takes the cake, and Bond as a clown is the final nail in the coffin).
  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    edited April 2015 Posts: 1,725
    TLD and FYEO are just so far ahead of the others.

    3. LTK
    4. OP
    5. AVTAK
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    Just to add further to my ranking, besides of LTK being the best of the bunch for me, Gladis theme is also the best of them and give me goosebumps when it strikes during the intro. It captures well the dark tone of the movie. On the minus side though, i think the movie really begins showing his strenghts only from the moment James begins to infiltrate Sanchez's casino. It's at that point that the movie really begins to feel like a bond/espionage movie. While we're talking music, the Glen bunch is more fortunate than the average moore bond in those terms. Only two Moore's have a cool theme, live and let die and AVTAK, the other being the usual cheesy lady song (the soundtracks are still fine though). Whereas the Glen bunch have three very nice themes out of five (AVTAK TLD LTK) which is not a bad average.
  • Posts: 831
    1. Octopussy
    2. License to Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. The Living Daylights
    5. A View To a Kill

    The first two are really close, so are the second two, and then there's AVTAK...
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited April 2015 Posts: 5,131
    Licence to Kill
    The Living Daylights
    For Your Eyes Only
    A View To a Kill
    Octopussy
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,079
    My list has changed somewhat-

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

    They're all in my top ten, so TLD in fifth place is no insult.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited April 2015 Posts: 15,534
    My new ranking:

    1) LTK
    2) AVTAK/TLD
    3) OP/FYEO
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    After my viewing of LTK:

    1. Licence To Kill
    2. The Living Daylights
    3. Octopussy
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. A View To A Kill
  • 1. The Living Daylights
    2. Licence to Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. Octopussy
    5. A View To A Kill
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    1. Octopussy
    2. License to Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. The Living Daylights
    5. A View to a Kill

    I like all of them except for avtak. There's a line when it comes to campiness, and this one crosses it.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    1. The Living Daylights
    2. A View to a Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. Octopussy
    5. License to Kill

    The Glen era is my favourite era in the franchise....
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,184
    @GBF, happy to know I'm not the only big AVTAK fan. I've said it before, but regardless of where I rank it amongst the others, I enjoy the hell out of it every time I see it.
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 676
    1. The Living Daylights
    2. Licence to Kill
    3. Octopussy
    4. A View to a Kill
    5. For Your Eyes Only

    TLD's a classic, LTK has a sense of danger unmatched by nearly every other Bond film, OP is great fun, AVTAK isn't very good but still fun enough... The only one I have no time for is FYEO.
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    1. The Living Daylights
    2. Licence to Kill
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. Octpussy
    5. A View to a Kill
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    My favourite John Glen Bond?

    AVTLTKFYEOP

    But I guess TLD is the very best.
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 10,688
    1. Licence to Kill
    2. For Your Eyes Only
    3. The Living Daylights
    4. Octopussy
    5. A View to a Kill

    EDIT: Just bumping up my ranking; it's a few pages back as well I realized.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    1. Licence to Kill
    2. The Living Daylights
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. Octopussy
    5. A View to a Kill



  • Posts: 4,622
    Best John Glen Bond I think is OP.
    I reach for that one before the other 4. Actually I don't generally reach for the other 4,...well maybe AVTAK and LTK...but rarely for TLD and FYEO.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    CrzChris4 wrote: »
    After my viewing of LTK:

    1. Licence To Kill
    2. The Living Daylights
    3. Octopussy
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. A View To A Kill

    Excellent taste!
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,116
    1. OP (despite Tarzan call.)
    2. FYEO (could have done without cartoonish Blofeld)
    3. TLD (waving falling dummy is embarrassing.)
    4. AVTAK (guilty pleasure. Great villain wasted on stupid plot.)
    5. LTK (too low rent to be any higher)
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    A golden era in Bond history. Two great Bonds. Five never less than entertaining movies. Glen is hugely underrated around here. Sure, he's no auteur, but he knew how to tell a story simply and compellingly, and was perhaps the best director of action the series ever had. Okay, it was the second unit, but Glen knew exactly what he wanted.
  • Posts: 19,339
    OK ..my Glen ratings : ..(been a while)

    1. OP (the 1st Bond flick i saw at the cinema,love the soundtrack and Kamal Khan,Gobinda...and i have a massive hardboard of the original film poster right above me now in my living room.kind of shows how much i like it )
    2. LTK (an equal to OP but just didn't have the Bond 'panache' ,even though a better film tbh,as my ratings show on my Bond Film list,well,which is 2 years out of date )
    3. AVTAK (fun romp,and Sir Rog didnt go out with a spoof)
    4. FYEO (John Barry was missed with the score in this)
    5. TLD ( never floated my boat,way down on my list)
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    1. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    2. OCTOPUSSY
    3. LICENCE TO KILL
    4. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    5. A VIEW TO A KILL
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,612
    mcdonbb wrote: »
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    5. LTK (too low rent to be any higher)

    Ever dance with the devil in the pale Moon light?
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    Getafix wrote: »
    A golden era in Bond history. Two great Bonds. Five never less than entertaining movies. Glen is hugely underrated around here. Sure, he's no auteur, but he knew how to tell a story simply and compellingly, and was perhaps the best director of action the series ever had. Okay, it was the second unit, but Glen knew exactly what he wanted.

    I agree with all of this but remember that John Glen made his bones as a second unit man on the Bond films. Nobody understood Bond action sequences better than him in the late 60s and 70s, and then they gave him the chair for the 80s and I think the series is better for it. My three favourite action sequences of the series (Aston Martin ice chase, cargo plane fight, tanker chase) are all in Glen films.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited September 2016 Posts: 2,691
    1.) The Living Daylights
    2.) For Your Eyes Only
    3.) Licence to Kill
    4.) Octopussy
    5.) A View To A Kill
  • 1. The Living Daylights
    2. Octopussy
    3. Licence to Kill
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. A View to a Kill

    The gap in quality between FYEO and AVTAK is more pronounced.
  • edited September 2016 Posts: 1,469
    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. The Living Daylights
    3. Octopussy
    4. Licence to Kill
    5. A View to a Kill

    There are several reasons why I rank FYEO first, partly because I think its henchmen are more threatening, and recovering the ATAK is more important than stopping Brad Whitaker, even though 004 is killed. I do wish Dalton had made a third, with a better script. Speaking of Glen's action sequences, I love the FYEO ski chase (though probably not as much as the one in OHMSS), and the climbing sequence. In Octopussy, one brief scene that always sticks with me is when Bond emerges from the train car and shoots to death two Russian soldiers who're trying to kill him--quintessential Bond marksmanship, and the sound his gun makes is classic--I also think Glen filmed it very well. I think it's almost a tie for second between TLD and OP.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    The Living Daylights
    A View to a kill
    For your eyes only
    Octopussy
    License to kill

    I really love the first three on my list, even AVTAK. I am really sad that almost everyone here seems to hate it. OP and LTK are also good. The Glen films are my favourite Bond era. Very underrated and enjoyable films.
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