Best Shot Per Decade - 90’s, GE, TND & TWINE (Semifinals)

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  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    So, no incoming votes?

    I'm going to close the voting lines.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited August 2022 Posts: 3,371
    And we have a winner!
    Congratulations to the best shot in Thunderball: #4:

    He got the point
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    You can now submit your favorite shots for You Only Live Twice (1967) the deadline of submission is on September 1, 2022!

    Note: Kindly put the title/name of each scene (shots/pictures).
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    YOLT is one of the best looking Bond films ever, with both memorable cinematography and production design. There are tons of great shots.

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    At Osato's

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    Becoming Japanese

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    Fishermen
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited August 2022 Posts: 7,965
    Aggressive diplomacy
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    First sight of the lair
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    Bond docks Kobe dock workers
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    I'm fascinated by the choices so far. When it comes to shots, is it iconography that people look for (i.e. Bond does something cool in this shot) or is it a the craft (movement, lighting, colours etc.) that make it stand out for you?

    We're especially spoiled with YOLT as Freddie Young was such a great DOP.

    As with FRWL, there's a shot I wanted to include but couldn't find a good screengrab of - the silhouettes of the SPECTRE helicopters on the mountainside as they appear in pursuit of Bond while he's flying Little Nellie.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Bang Bang
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    Commander Bond
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    Kissy
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    I'm fascinated by the choices so far. When it comes to shots, is it iconography that people look for (i.e. Bond does something cool in this shot) or is it a the craft (movement, lighting, colours etc.) that make it stand out for you?

    We're especially spoiled with YOLT as Freddie Young was such a great DOP.

    As with FRWL, there's a shot I wanted to include but couldn't find a good screengrab of - the silhouettes of the SPECTRE helicopters on the mountainside as they appear in pursuit of Bond while he's flying Little Nellie.

    You mean this one?

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited August 2022 Posts: 7,965
    matt_u wrote: »

    I'm fascinated by the choices so far. When it comes to shots, is it iconography that people look for (i.e. Bond does something cool in this shot) or is it a the craft (movement, lighting, colours etc.) that make it stand out for you?

    We're especially spoiled with YOLT as Freddie Young was such a great DOP.

    As with FRWL, there's a shot I wanted to include but couldn't find a good screengrab of - the silhouettes of the SPECTRE helicopters on the mountainside as they appear in pursuit of Bond while he's flying Little Nellie.

    You mean this one?

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    No, not that one! Bond looks down at the mountainside and we see the shadow of Little Nellie against the rock. Seconds later, the shadow of the SPECTRE helicopters appear. It proceeds the shot you posted by a couple of seconds. I always thought it was a very effective way of introducing the enemy.
  • Posts: 2,400
    I don't need to see a comprehensive list if nominees, my vote is unequivocally for the helicopter shot of Bond fighting the goons on top of Kobe Docks. Still might be my favourite individual shot in the entire series.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited August 2022 Posts: 2,562
    While any image of Kissy will do. :x How about the Villian reveal.
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    Let me introduce myself......
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    I'm fascinated by the choices so far. When it comes to shots, is it iconography that people look for (i.e. Bond does something cool in this shot) or is it a the craft (movement, lighting, colours etc.) that make it stand out for you?

    We're especially spoiled with YOLT as Freddie Young was such a great DOP.

    As with FRWL, there's a shot I wanted to include but couldn't find a good screengrab of - the silhouettes of the SPECTRE helicopters on the mountainside as they appear in pursuit of Bond while he's flying Little Nellie.

    That is an interesting observation and one I also considered. While I absolutely 100% understand the choice for iconic shots, personally I am more drawn to shot compositions, colour patterns and atmosphere.

    I know which shot you’re looking for, it’s the one with the three helicopter shades against the mountain side… That IS a great shot, I agree :)

  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    That is an interesting observation and one I also considered. While I absolutely 100% understand the choice for iconic shots, personally I am more drawn to shot compositions, colour patterns and atmosphere.

    Same here. If they overlap, then even better. It's partly why I was so happy that the submission for Dr. No I made was the eventual winner. Same iconic moment, but the difference in atmosphere between frames a mere few seconds apart is incredible.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    I'm fascinated by the choices so far. When it comes to shots, is it iconography that people look for (i.e. Bond does something cool in this shot) or is it a the craft (movement, lighting, colours etc.) that make it stand out for you?

    We're especially spoiled with YOLT as Freddie Young was such a great DOP.

    As with FRWL, there's a shot I wanted to include but couldn't find a good screengrab of - the silhouettes of the SPECTRE helicopters on the mountainside as they appear in pursuit of Bond while he's flying Little Nellie.

    One of the things about YOLT, is that much of the film's specific iconography is what comes to mind for people - who may not be Bond fans - when they think of a "James Bond" film (i.e., "Isn't that the one where that guy that loves gold feeds his foes to the killer sharks"). Think AUSTIN POWERS.......

    And since we have one of Kissy, let's not forget Aki :x
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    or her Toyota 2000gt
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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    The helicopter shadows on the mountain work better as a moving shot than a screengrab, but I agree, it's a great way to reveal that Bond has company.

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited August 2022 Posts: 7,965
    The same is true of the aerial Kobe dock shot, too. A snapshot doesn't do it justice at all. Magnificent.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    The same is true of the aerial Kobe dock shot, too. A snapshot doesn't do it justice at all. Magnificent.
    Agreed. A lot of great aerial shots in this film. Another that comes to mind is when Bond's helicopter flies over Tanaka's ninja training school, and just seeing the traditional Japanese architecture behind Connery and the others is a real sight to behold.

    Most of the best ones have been mentioned, I think, but here are a few more:

    Safe to crack?
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    Very sexyful
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    Baby rocket aim
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    Final shot
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  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Sun Web

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    2million dollars....

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    Sean we whant Oddjob head back please..
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    Concerning the Little Nellie chase, I always loved this shot too:

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    Little Nellie surveillance flight

    Other ones I really like:
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    Bond’s obituary

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    Sumo wrestling arena

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    Meeting Mr Henderson



  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    Some other ones:



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    Capsule in space

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    Bond in action

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    ”They’ll never find us”
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
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    Bond in action
    Bond takes similar shots to this several times in the film. From behind a pillar outside Osato's; from behind a wooden crate on the docks etc.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
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    Just looking at these makes me want to watch YOLT. I think it may be the dumbest movie in the series in a lot of ways, but man does it (mostly) look great!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,517
    The best shot from the film?

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    For this one, just read the book... ;)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    When bond met cubby
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    Evil eyes
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  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
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    The price of failure (Helga)
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    The price of failure (Osato)
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    Chez Henderson
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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited August 2022 Posts: 28,694
    This will be competitive, because for all its flaws, YOLT is one of those Bond movies that visually has it all: amazing location shooting, wonderful atmospheric shots, beautiful wide shots, and jaw dropping aerial photography. Even as far as Bond films go, this one has some of the biggest visual variety I can think of, up there with the likes of TSWLM. Always a treat to go back and marvel at the amazing work the camera crews did. You could have a whole contest just based around Freddie Young's location shots. Just ridiculous talent on display here, and what a feast for the eyes. This is Bond's cinematic power at its most potent.

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  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    Only 3 shots per members are allowed.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Ah, didn't realize the rules. I'll just wipe them all out.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Ah, didn't realize the rules. I'll just wipe them all out.

    In fairness, they were all pretty great shots. I’ll have to review this adaption with a more open mind pretty soon.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 4,343
    Ah, didn't realize the rules. I'll just wipe them all out.

    In a movie like this it’s hard to pick three isn’t it? Maybe only on the last day for submitting it would be cool to let the door open for let’s say another three shots per member.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Alright, narrowed it down to three shots with the rules now firm in mind (sorry for the ignorance):

    Hiding In Plain Sight
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    Lift Off
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    Prepared For Battle
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