Rank the Guy Hamiton Bonds films (Poll added)

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  • edited February 2013 Posts: 174
    1. Goldfinger
    2. Live and Let DIe
    3. Diamonds are Forever




    4. The Man with the Golden GUN


    Can't believe so many people rate DAF so lowly, Have none of you got a sense of humour :))
    TMWTGG is one of the most mundane of all the Bonds, at least DAF is entertaining.
    And to everyone who rated GF last I am speechless!!


    No doubt there are some great gags in DAF and it does have it's moments, it just feels a bit slow and the finale is really poor.



    I don't personally find DAF slow however TMWTGG definitely is.
    Out of all the Bonds DAF is the one that has grown on me the most. Connery is having a great time and after his poor performance in YOLT it was a fine return.
    How many times have you seen DAF? If not a lot, trust me it gets better each time.
    The finale may be poor, but lets be honest the finale is the least entertaining part in most of the Bonds. For me its about locations and character interaction and DAF has this in abundance.

    DAF quote:
    Bond: "Well, one of us smells like a tart's handkerchief." (sniffs) "I'm afraid it's me. Sorry, old boy"

    That line alone, IMO, makes it a far better film than TMWTGG.
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    I've seen DAF quite a few times, it really does have some fantastic dialouge and while Connery is out of shape, he does give a good easy going performance. I do prefer it to YOLT and TB.

    TMWTGG is cleary not a favrouite of many but i've always liked it and never seen it as a weak entry.
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    2. Live and Let Die
    3. Diamonds Are Forever
    4. The Man With The Golden Gun
  • Posts: 686
    OHMSS69 wrote:
    Maybe he was hampered by the bogus scripts.

    @OHMSS69 and @Dragonpol

    OHMSS69, if you read Raymond Benson's book you will discover that Hamilton tinkered with the scripts so Hamilton cannot blame a bad script.

    Hamilton rejected Mankiewicz tougher and more serious script for TMWTGG.
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
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    1: Goldfinger (#15 on my overall list)
    2: Live and Let Die (#16 on my overall list)
    3: The Man with the Golden Gun (#18 on my overall list)
    4: Diamonds Are Forever (#22 on my overall list)

    Honestly, Tamahori aside, Hamilton is probably the worst director the series has ever had.
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    1. Goldfinger
    2. Diamonds Are Forever
    3. Live and Let Die
    4. The Man with the Golden Gun
  • LicencedToKilt69007LicencedToKilt69007 Belgium, Wallonia
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    same as just above.

    1) Goldfinger
    2) DAF
    3) LALD
    4) TMWTGG
  • edited September 2013 Posts: 4,622
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D
  • edited September 2013 Posts: 6,396
    1. GF
    2. LALD
    3. TMWTGG
    4. DAF
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited September 2013 Posts: 5,029
    1) Goldfinger
    2) Live and Let Die
    3) Diamonds Are Forever
    4) The Man With the Golden Gun
  • edited September 2013 Posts: 686
    1. Goldfinger
    2. The Man With The Golden Gun
    3. Diamonds Are Forever
    4. Live and let Die
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
    Posts: 2,037
    1. The Man With The Golden Gun
    2. Goldfinger
    3. Live And Let Die
    4. Diamonds Are Forever
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Is that film worth seeing, timmer? I've debated watching it but never got around to it despite its director.

  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 15,836
    Live and Let Die.

    Goldfinger.

    Diamonds are Forever.

    The Man With The Golden Gun.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Is that film worth seeing, timmer? I've debated watching it but never got around to it despite its director.
    It's not quite Oscar-worthy, but it's SO much fun IMO.
  • #1 Live and Let Die

    #2 The man with the golden gun

    #3 Diamonds are forever

    #4 Goldfinger


    As with all aspects of life, there is always change - but those above Bond releases can never be altered or swapped around from my perspective
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
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    As a second part of my post, it's unfortunate that I disapprove of Hamilton as a director; I've heard from numerous people here and in general that he is the absolute consummate professional and the kindest, most endearing chap in real life, always taking time to talk to fans and give autographs even when on vacation, even now at the age of 90-something.
  • DragonpolDragonpol "Killers be serial, Copperfield material."
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    Live and Let Die
    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Goldfinger
    Diamonds Are Forever
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Just when you think you cant be surprised on here anymore.

    Have I misunderstood or are you seriously saying DAF is the best Bond film of all time?
  • DragonpolDragonpol "Killers be serial, Copperfield material."
    edited September 2013 Posts: 13,025
    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Just when you think you cant be surprised on here anymore.

    Have I misunderstood or are you seriously saying DAF is the best Bond film of all time?

    DAF as the best Bond film?! Say it ain't so!
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    1) GF - Classic.
    2) LALD - Who doesn't like a bit of Rog?
    3) TMWTGG - Okay maybe I don't like a bit of Rog.
    4) DAF - What happened?
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited September 2013 Posts: 13,213
    Dragonpol wrote:
    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Just when you think you cant be surprised on here anymore.

    Have I misunderstood or are you seriously saying DAF is the best Bond film of all time?

    DAF as the best Bond film?! Say it ain't so!

    @timmer considers Diamonds Are Forever one of the best films of all time, if I'm not mistaken and yes, the best Bond film.
  • I'd love to know what @Timmer's worst film of all time is then! ;-)
  • edited September 2013 Posts: 4,622
    I'd love to know what @Timmer's worst film of all time is then! ;-)
    possibly QoS
    Samuel001 wrote:
    @timmer considers Diamonds Are Forever one of the best films of all time, if I'm not mistaken and yes, the best Bond film.
    Well as an uber Bond-fan, ranking the Bond films, not just DAF and the other Connery/Laz classics, as the best movies of all time is really a no-brainer. Godfather and Apes rank as the next wave of all time great films IMO. We are talking orignal Apes though. None of the sequels or follow-ups were earthshattering.

    But as a Bond fan I can't actually rank QoS as worst movie of all time. That would be rather obtuse. It does feature the very fetching Kurylenko after all.
    But it does IMO, rate as most disappointing movie of all time.
    Worst movie of all time might be Damon/Greengras's The Green Zone although there are plenty of other worthy candidates.

    re "best" film vs favourite film. I don't like to play much with that disctinction. Not being a film critic, its not terribly relevant to me; ie I have seen Gone With The Wind twice. Sat through it, all the way through. Quite enjoyed it both times. Great film by all accounts, but I'm not likely to ever watch it again.
    Meanwhile DAF and GF - have seen each at least 50-plus times, quite possibly more. I have actually no idea, but I do hope each film is good for at least another 100-plus views.
    timmer wrote:
    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Is that film worth seeing, timmer? I've debated watching it but never got around to it despite its director.
    Welcome back Prince! Yes its very much worth seeing, although it could have been a little edgier considering how provocative the books are, but it does have its moments. It's kind of done in the spirit of the Rog Bond movies, although Fred Ward as Remo is a lot more menacing than Rog.
    Another Bond connection has Christopher Wood writing the screenplay.
    After viewing the film, be sure to then read all 150 Destroyer novels. That's what I did. The film pointed me towards the books, and I couldn't put them down, mainly because the biting social satire is funny as hell, plus Remo is a very potent op with unique Sinanju skills.
    I love escapist spy adventure. Bond is the ultimate in the genre of course. Destroyer became my new companion novel series.
  • DragonpolDragonpol "Killers be serial, Copperfield material."
    Posts: 13,025
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Just when you think you cant be surprised on here anymore.

    Have I misunderstood or are you seriously saying DAF is the best Bond film of all time?

    DAF as the best Bond film?! Say it ain't so!

    @timmer considers Diamonds Are Forever one of the best films of all time, if I'm not mistaken and yes, the best Bond film.

    @timmer's not known as tiffanywint over on Bond and Beyond (BaB) forum for nothing, you know!
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 2,469
    timmer wrote:
    timmer wrote:
    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Is that film worth seeing, timmer? I've debated watching it but never got around to it despite its director.
    Welcome back Prince! Yes its very much worth seeing, although it could have been a little edgier considering how provocative the books are, but it does have its moments. It's kind of done in the spirit of the Rog Bond movies, although Fred Ward as Remo is a lot more menacing than Rog.
    Another Bond connection has Christopher Wood writing the screenplay.

    Thanks, timmer. Been taking somewhat of a break from Bond lately. With Hamilton and Wood collaborating on it, RWTAB does sound like a flick I'll need to take a look at.

  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited September 2013 Posts: 2,469
    Dragonpol wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    timmer wrote:
    1. DAF
    2. GF
    3. LALD
    4. TMWTGG

    All make my top 9. DAF is #1 slam dunk! GF battles YOLT and TB for #2 all time.
    LALD and TMWTGG are #'s 8 and 9 after the classic originals.

    5. Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins (2nd best Bond-movie of 1985) :D

    Just when you think you cant be surprised on here anymore.

    Have I misunderstood or are you seriously saying DAF is the best Bond film of all time?

    DAF as the best Bond film?! Say it ain't so!

    @timmer considers Diamonds Are Forever one of the best films of all time, if I'm not mistaken and yes, the best Bond film.

    @timmer's not known as tiffanywint over on Bond and Beyond (BaB) forum for nothing, you know!

    Indeed. He's the great defender of DAF, Jill St. John, Guy Hamilton and the entire Harry Saltzman era(1962-1974) of Bond cinema. A true living legend among Bond fans.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    DAF is a *somewhat* worthy follow up to YOLT IMO.
    To OHMSS? Not so much.
    But if you consider OHMSS to happen after TMWTGG...
    Anything's possible. Eh?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 15,836
    chrisisall wrote:
    DAF is a *somewhat* worthy follow up to YOLT IMO.
    To OHMSS? Not so much.
    But if you consider OHMSS to happen after TMWTGG...
    Anything's possible. Eh?

    I usually watch DAF after YOLT then OHMSS. I usually fits better in terms of continuity.

  • BennyBenny Moderator
    Posts: 9,015
    Still not a fan of the Hamilton Bonds.

    LALD
    GF
    DAF
    TMWTGG

    DAF only misses out on the bottom spot for the genuine laughs it gives me.
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