Rank the Lewis Gilbert films

PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
edited November 2011 in Trivia & Games Posts: 3,019
We already have this for John Glen and Guy Hamilton. Why not?

001) MR
002) YOLT
003) TSWLM

John Barry's music gives MR and YOLT(my 2 favorite Bond films as a child) a slight edge over TSWLM for me but all 3 are highly enjoyable sci-fi-themed 007 adventures and sit in my top 0012 series entries.
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  • Posts: 345
    001. Moonraker
    002. The Spy Who Loved Me
    003. You Only Live Twice
  • Posts: 562
    1. The Spy Who Loved Me
    2. You Only Live Twice
    3. Moonraker
  • Posts: 7,599
    1 - Moonraker
    2 - The spy who loved me
    3 - You Only lives twice
  • Posts: 562
    I'm impressed with the love for Moonraker! Didn't expect that at all.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited February 2014 Posts: 13,256
    1. Moonraker
    2. You Only Live Twice
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 9,919
    For me, TSWLM easily surpasses the other two, which nearly tie for 2nd place.

    TSWLM


    MR
    YOLT
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 2,341
    Oh boy
    1. YOLT
    2. TSWLM


    3. MR
  • Posts: 5,745
    Again, on solely the director's perfomance:

    YOLT -B E A U T I F U L, had some top class people under him and knew how to use them.
    MR -Put Bond in space. And tried his best to do it. Made the movie fun, becuase he probably knew it wasn't going to, ready for it, fly ;)



    TSWLM -Good, but not. A meh on my director scale.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,019
    Agent005 wrote:
    I'm impressed with the love for Moonraker! Didn't expect that at all.

    Agreed. I'm very happy to see this underrated Bond film's stature rise.

    Mods, can a poll be added to this please?

    Thanks,

    PKK

  • edited November 2011 Posts: 4,731
    1. The Spy Who Loved Me- pure Roger Moore, great sets and locations, perfect action blend, a real thriller
    2. You Only Live Twice- a "classic" Bond movie which, while the source of many parodies, still retains a good plot and exotic locations. There are many thousands of plot holes and whatnot, but then again, it's Bond

    3. Moonraker- great first half, then falls apart in a miserable failed attempt to cash in on Star Wars
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    Posts: 7,213
    You Only Live Twice. Is there another Bond film anywhere so representitive of the series as a whole?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere so lovingly parodied by everything from Austin Powers to the Simpsons?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere with a scarred villain, a white cat, a volcano, Little Nellie, pirranhas, helicopters with giant magnets, beautiful Geisha girls, planes, trains automobiles and copious amounts of Ninjas?

    Seriously is there?

    And did I mention John Barry's music?

    And rockets?

    And poison dripping down dangly string?

  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited November 2011 Posts: 3,447
    1 - The spy who loved me
    2 - You Only live twice
    3 - Moonraker
  • SharkShark Banned
    Posts: 348
    1. MOONRAKER
    2. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

    - Large gap

    3. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 7,722
    I had to pick The Spy Who Loved Me. It's the better of his three films.
  • Posts: 161
    1. YOLT
    2. TSWLM
    3. MR
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    NicNac wrote:
    You Only Live Twice. Is there another Bond film anywhere so representitive of the series as a whole?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere so lovingly parodied by everything from Austin Powers to the Simpsons?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere with a scarred villain, a white cat, a volcano, Little Nellie, pirranhas, helicopters with giant magnets, beautiful Geisha girls, planes, trains automobiles and copious amounts of Ninjas?

    Seriously is there?

    And did I mention John Barry's music?

    And rockets?

    And poison dripping down dangly string?

    My hero <3
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 18,295
    1) MR

    Purely because of my childhood love for this film and because of its great mood, for which Barry gets most credit from me.

    2) TSWLM

    Great, epic action Bond. It's a great homage to the '70s and Moore is on fire.

    3) YOLT

    Barry and Adam are the real heroes here. Connery, however, is visibly bored and I don't like the script all that much either.
  • 1 you only live twice 2 spy 3jesus christ
  • 1. YOLT
    2. TSWLM
    3. Moonraker
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 18,295
    craigrules wrote:
    1 you only live twice 2 spy 3jesus christ

    I agree. MR is a religious experience.

  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 7,722
    Yes, and like religion, it's completely unbelievable.
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    YOLT
    MR
    TSWLM
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    NicNac wrote:
    You Only Live Twice. Is there another Bond film anywhere so representitive of the series as a whole?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere so lovingly parodied by everything from Austin Powers to the Simpsons?
    Is there another Bond film anywhere with a scarred villain, a white cat, a volcano, Little Nellie, pirranhas, helicopters with giant magnets, beautiful Geisha girls, planes, trains automobiles and copious amounts of Ninjas?

    Seriously is there?

    And did I mention John Barry's music?

    And rockets?

    And poison dripping down dangly string?

    You forgot healthy chests.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,171
    We already have this for John Glen and Guy Hamilton. Why not?

    001) MR
    002) YOLT
    003) TSWLM

    John Barry's music gives MR and YOLT(my 2 favorite Bond films as a child) a slight edge over TSWLM for me but all 3 are highly enjoyable sci-fi-themed 007 adventures and sit in my top 0012 series entries.

    Why not indeed. I love Gilbert's films, they're pacy, extioc and imaginative,

    The Spy Who Loved Me



  • 1)TSWLM
    2)MR
    ...
    ...
    ...
    3)YOLT
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,534
    1 - MR
    2 - YOLT
    3 - TSWLM

    All in my top 8 Bond films !!
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 3,494
    DarthDimi wrote:
    craigrules wrote:
    1 you only live twice 2 spy 3jesus christ

    I agree. MR is a religious experience.

    Yes it is. Rather like the Inquisition in similarity to the torture, except we are subjected to sound and sight gags rather than whipping and drowning.

    :))
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 7,722
    As opposed to John Glen, we're all pretty split on Gilbert's films, aren't we?
  • Artemis81Artemis81 In Christmas Land
    Posts: 542
    Agent005 wrote:
    1. The Spy Who Loved Me
    2. You Only Live Twice
    3. Moonraker
    This.

  • 1)TSWLM
    2)MR
    3)YOLT (Connery's performance killed it for me)
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