Quick Big Mi6 Title Sequence Ranking Game

GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
edited January 20 in Trivia & Games Posts: 6,078
Hi everyone,

This one’s easy to participate, just pm me your personal title sequence ranking (EON + CR67 & NSNA) and I’ll put all lists together, compile an overall ranking and reveal each entry one at a time until the top two, who will be revealed together.

Your number one will receive 10 points while your bottom choice will receive only 1 point. All the others will receive 9-2 points in accordance with where you put them.

This will be our 6th game of this kind, our previous winners were:

Best film: OHMSS
Best main Bond girl: Tracy
Best original score: OHMSS
Best main villain: Sanchez
Best title track: OHMSS
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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    I forgot about CR67, but I can revise my list and send it again. For NSNA, do we include the opening scene for as long as the credits are shown? Or just the short sequence with the 007 pattern?
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    I forgot about CR67, but I can revise my list and send it again. For NSNA, do we include the opening scene for as long as the credits are shown? Or just the short sequence with the 007 pattern?

    That’s a difficult one, but let’s define title sequence as the actual visuals that accompany the titles sans other scenes.

    For instance one wouldn’t include the shot of the Devonshire with ‘Directed by Roger Spottiswoode’ imposed upon it as an integral part of TND’s title sequence.

    In that regard I’d say only the 007 signs would count for NSNA. I would dare to guess that it won’t affect NSNA’s placement that much in the long run though, but you never know of course :)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Right folks, five entries so far. Keep ‘m coming!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    As always, when would you like these by, @GoldenGun? I'd love to participate in this one.
  • Posts: 5,210
    I went to make a list, but its proving very difficult.
    The fact is, I love nearly ALL of the titles sequences. They all have something good in them!
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper By the powers INvested in me by this parish, I hereby do commandeer this message board
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    I find the title sequence (NOT the pre-title sequence) totally irrelevant, except maybe the theme played over it. Don't get me wrong, I admire the art of Maurice Binder and who followed him, but it's mostly just a collection of nearly-nude women doing gymnastics stunts on gun barrels, really unimportant to what the movie is about. Almost the only thing I consider less relevant for the overall quality of the film is the "gun-barrel" intro. Frankly, for all the twenty-five films I haven't given a hoot about how both of those have been executed, as long as the movie's action added up.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    I find the title sequence (NOT the pre-title sequence) totally irrelevant, except maybe the theme played over it. Don't get me wrong, I admire the art of Maurice Binder and who followed him, but it's mostly just a collection of nearly-nude women doing gymnastics stunts on gun barrels, really unimportant to what the movie is about. Almost the only thing I consider less relevant for the overall quality of the film is the "gun-barrel" intro. Frankly, for all the twenty-five films I haven't given a hoot about how both of those have been executed, as long as the movie's action added up.

    Couldnt disagree more! I always look forward to the titles sequence. Its an integral part of the Bond Universe, even if the theme song is dire, the titles are always worth a look!
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    As always, I like making mine public so that I don't have to always refer back to it.

    27: Never Say Never Again
    26: Die Another Day
    25: Quantum of Solace
    24: Moonraker
    23: Octopussy
    22: From Russia With Love
    21: Casino Royale '67
    20: A View to a Kill
    19: The Man with the Golden Gun
    18: Licence to Kill
    17: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    16: Tomorrow Never Dies
    15: Goldfinger
    14: The Living Daylights
    13: Dr. No
    12: Diamonds Are Forever
    11: You Only Live Twice
    10: Live and Let Die
    9: Skyfall
    8: For Your Eyes Only
    7: The World is Not Enough
    6: SPECTRE
    5: The Spy Who Loved Me
    4: Thunderball
    3: GoldenEye
    2: No Time to Die
    1: Casino Royale
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    I find the title sequence (NOT the pre-title sequence) totally irrelevant, except maybe the theme played over it. Don't get me wrong, I admire the art of Maurice Binder and who followed him, but it's mostly just a collection of nearly-nude women doing gymnastics stunts on gun barrels, really unimportant to what the movie is about. Almost the only thing I consider less relevant for the overall quality of the film is the "gun-barrel" intro. Frankly, for all the twenty-five films I haven't given a hoot about how both of those have been executed, as long as the movie's action added up.

    If that’s how you feel then I fully respect that. Personally I agree with @Mathis1, it’s an integral part of the Bond legacy for me. Moreover title sequence design is an art in itself and Bond has always been one of the standouts in this particular aspect of cinema.

    Anyway, to answer the question of @Creasy47, I think about keeping this one open to the end of the month. In which case we can start the countdown somewhere in the first week of February. So that gives everyone exactly a week to send me their rankings.

    Thanks for adding yours, @StirredNotShaken, could you copy your list and pm it to me as well? It’s easier for me to have them all together in one place :)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Thanks, @GoldenGun, I'll keep that in mind and try to get it to you before then.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Keep ‘em coming folks! We’re only at 9 participants so far.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    From 2012: (a little out-dated, but this should get us all excited / :D

    James Bond:50 Years of Main Title Design


    https://www.artofthetitle.com/feature/james-bond-50-years-of-main-title-design

    @GoldenGun: I should have my rankings in by Friday Morning.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Finally got mine sorted and PM'd you @GoldenGun
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    An idle thought: NTTD features more of the song (12 seconds!) before the title sequence actually starts than any other film in the series (most films begin the title sequence in sync with the first note). I think GoldenEye is the only other film that comes even close. To me, and I'm sure anyone else here, the titles for NTTD start when the first dots appear alongside "ALBERT R. BROCCOLI'S EON PRODUCTIONS LTD Presents"; if you go by when the shot through the window of the train starts to actually rotate and dissolve into Kleinman's work, it's even longer.
  • GBFGBF
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    An idle thought: NTTD features more of the song (12 seconds!) before the title sequence actually starts than any other film in the series (most films begin the title sequence in sync with the first note). I think GoldenEye is the only other film that comes even close. To me, and I'm sure anyone else here, the titles for NTTD start when the first dots appear alongside "ALBERT R. BROCCOLI'S EON PRODUCTIONS LTD Presents"; if you go by when the shot through the window of the train starts to actually rotate and dissolve into Kleinman's work, it's even longer.

    That is a good question. I think the transition from the PTS into the titles and the transition into the post title scene also matter for the ranking, or?
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    GBF wrote: »
    An idle thought: NTTD features more of the song (12 seconds!) before the title sequence actually starts than any other film in the series (most films begin the title sequence in sync with the first note). I think GoldenEye is the only other film that comes even close. To me, and I'm sure anyone else here, the titles for NTTD start when the first dots appear alongside "ALBERT R. BROCCOLI'S EON PRODUCTIONS LTD Presents"; if you go by when the shot through the window of the train starts to actually rotate and dissolve into Kleinman's work, it's even longer.

    That is a good question. I think the transition from the PTS into the titles and the transition into the post title scene also matter for the ranking, or?

    I would certainly say so, since that is also part of the design.
    Dwayne wrote: »
    From 2012: (a little out-dated, but this should get us all excited / :D

    James Bond:50 Years of Main Title Design


    https://www.artofthetitle.com/feature/james-bond-50-years-of-main-title-design

    Thanks for refreshing our memories @Dwayne :)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I will try to complete my list this weekend.
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    Should have it this weekend. Much harder than I thought. So many excellent ones!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    For others who have already sent in their rankings, are you tackling these solely by the makeup and design of the title sequence or does your opinion on the song play into your rankings, as well?
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited January 27 Posts: 21,672
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    For others who have already sent in their rankings, are you tackling these solely by the makeup and design of the title sequence or does your opinion on the song play into your rankings, as well?

    I find it hard to disconnect the two. I tried to exclude my appreciation for the music, but include how well music and titles match. For example: DAD's titles work bloody well with the song, even though the song itself is ... well, for Sigmund Freud to analyse.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 37,907
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    For others who have already sent in their rankings, are you tackling these solely by the makeup and design of the title sequence or does your opinion on the song play into your rankings, as well?

    I find it hard to disconnect the two. I tried to exclude my appreciation for the music, but include how well music and titles match. For example: DAD's titles work bloody well with the song, even though the song itself is ... well, for Sigmund Freud to analyse.

    So do I, that's kind of my problem here. I'm trying to balance between judging how well they work together without letting my love (or dislike) of a song dictate my overall thoughts on the title sequence itself. It's tough.
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    That's why its so hard. Am trying to judge it on the visuals alone!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'm debating just blocking them out, muting the sequences as I watch them, and ranking them solely on those alone. It seems more fair, because I'm bound to favor certain sequences that are weaker simply because I really love the title song.
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I'm debating just blocking them out, muting the sequences as I watch them, and ranking them solely on those alone. It seems more fair, because I'm bound to favor certain sequences that are weaker simply because I really love the title song.
    That’s what I did.
    I absolutely loathe Another Way To Die but really like the title sequence for QoS when watched on mute.
    Almost made my top 10 which surely would not have happened if I had watched it with the soundtrack on.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    R1s1ngs0n wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I'm debating just blocking them out, muting the sequences as I watch them, and ranking them solely on those alone. It seems more fair, because I'm bound to favor certain sequences that are weaker simply because I really love the title song.
    That’s what I did.
    I absolutely loathe Another Way To Die but really like the title sequence for QoS when watched on mute.
    Almost made my top 10 which surely would not have happened if I had watched it with the soundtrack on.

    That's a great example. I think that's how I'll tackle it then. Thanks for the input, everyone!
  • I considered just the visual presentation. I'd actually find it more difficult to rate them combined with the song.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
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    I considered how the visuals suit the music, but not my view of the songs themselves.
  • MonsieurMerciMonsieurMerci France
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    I've tried to focus on ideas & visual. My list is sent; That results in some entries that are in very different positions than the songs ranking.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    The song plays a part in the enjoyment of the total package, but some my least favourite title sequences contain some of my favourite songs, and vice versa, so obviously not a huge factor.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    @GoldenGun. Just sent mind. Let me know if you don't get it.
    Thanks
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