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

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Great choices, Brady - both before and now!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I may have to sit this out when we get to the Craig films, lest I lose restraint and post 200 different shots for each film. Genuinely like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. Utter depravity.
  • BennyBenny keeping tabs on youAdministrator, Moderator
    edited August 2022 Posts: 14,723
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    Tanaka's office

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    The honeymoon's over

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    Sunrise

    EDIT - I've edited the post as the cat one was a little harsh. @GoldenGun I too have a cat and love her dearly. The poor cat in YOLT, looked like it went through hell. There are several scenes where you can see it's distressed.




  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    matt_u wrote: »
    Only 3 shots per members are allowed.

    Sorry, didn’t realise that, I’ll narrow it down to these three then :)

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    Capsule in space

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    Little Nellie surveillance flight

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    Meeting Mr Henderson

    Benny wrote: »
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    Is your cat alright?

    Poor animal :( As a big cat friend, that scene really puts me off.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited August 2022 Posts: 3,371
    Final shot
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    The girl looked like Miss Taro from DN?

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    MI6HQ wrote: »
    Final shot
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    The girl looked like Miss Taro from DN?
    Just the hair. That's Mei Lei from Goldfinger and she appears again in Tanaka's bathroom.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    @QBranch, I didn't know that. I love when past Bond women get used in a PTS. My favorite probably being how Margaret Nolan was used in the GF PTS.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    First: thanks for creating this thread @MI6HQ, for no other reason that it provides me with an additional incentive to have a Bond Marathon (or at-least a mini one) prior to October 5th.

    Potentially controversial opinion: in looking at the many images from YOLT (and knowing what’s to come with Michael Reed/OHMSS), these films really do mark the end of a certain kind of “high end” esthetic – or at-least a long pause. As much as I enjoy DAF, LALD and TMWTGG, they don’t look as opulent IMO.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    @Dwayne, there are definitely points in the series where the visuals were severely neglected, and the movies took on a sort of TV movie kind of look and feel. Which is a shame, because Bond should always be a spectacle, and be a treat for the eyes. Nice to see the series really laying into that aspect with the Craig films, to wonderful effect. When you get Roger Deakins of all people to want to shoot a Bond film, you've really made something magical happen.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    edited August 2022 Posts: 1,003
    Dwayne wrote: »
    Potentially controversial opinion: in looking at the many images from YOLT (and knowing what’s to come with Michael Reed/OHMSS), these films really do mark the end of a certain kind of “high end” esthetic – or at-least a long pause. As much as I enjoy DAF, LALD and TMWTGG, they don’t look as opulent IMO.

    Not controversial at all! That stretch from TB > YOLT > OHMSS represents an artistic peak in terms of cinematography and musical score (at least). The series wouldn’t have that high end aesthetic again until the Craig years. (Ok, Moonraker is beautiful too)
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited August 2022 Posts: 3,371
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    Dwayne wrote: »
    First: thanks for creating this thread @MI6HQ, for no other reason that it provides me with an additional incentive to have a Bond Marathon (or at-least a mini one) prior to October 5th.

    Potentially controversial opinion: in looking at the many images from YOLT (and knowing what’s to come with Michael Reed/OHMSS), these films really do mark the end of a certain kind of “high end” esthetic – or at-least a long pause. As much as I enjoy DAF, LALD and TMWTGG, they don’t look as opulent IMO.

    Guy Hamilton's direction probably plays into that, as the latter 2 went back to a smaller 1:85 screen ratio. DAF and LALD really didn't feature locations with much potential for attractive visuals - Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Harlem, the bayou, etc. TMWTGG is the best of the three as far as that goes.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    The cinematography of OHMSS and especially YOLT is great. But TB? It doesn't stand out in that department for me.

    I'm not sure what to pick for YOLT. While the camera "flight" over the Kobe docks is awesome in motion, it doesn't look special as a single shot.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    BT3366 wrote: »
    Dwayne wrote: »
    First: thanks for creating this thread @MI6HQ, for no other reason that it provides me with an additional incentive to have a Bond Marathon (or at-least a mini one) prior to October 5th.

    Potentially controversial opinion: in looking at the many images from YOLT (and knowing what’s to come with Michael Reed/OHMSS), these films really do mark the end of a certain kind of “high end” esthetic – or at-least a long pause. As much as I enjoy DAF, LALD and TMWTGG, they don’t look as opulent IMO.

    Guy Hamilton's direction probably plays into that, as the latter 2 went back to a smaller 1:85 screen ratio. DAF and LALD really didn't feature locations with much potential for attractive visuals - Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Harlem, the bayou, etc. TMWTGG is the best of the three as far as that goes.

    I agree, that’s also one of my main issues with DAF and especially LALD, the locations don’t really appeal to me.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    Let's start the nomination, I will have my College Class tomorrow which is still unstable.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    The cinematography of OHMSS and especially YOLT is great. But TB? It doesn't stand out in that department for me.

    I'm not sure what to pick for YOLT. While the camera "flight" over the Kobe docks is awesome in motion, it doesn't look special as a single shot.

    @goldenswissroyale, TB has always felt epic to me. It seems not to do it for most, but that climax with all the divers parachuting in to help Bond fight off Largo and his men is just incredible, and it gets my blood pumping every time. That was really the first truly epic Bond set piece, in my opinion, where Bond was so up against it he needed some more help than just himself and the Bond girl.

    The whole premise of the film, with all hands on deck, and getting to see how dire things are with all the 00s brought in, is truly something and it raised the stakes higher than they've ever been to that point. I mean, we went from missile toppling, decoding machines and dirty bombs to full on nukes. Wild.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    The Voting Lines for the best shot in You Only Live Twice is now open!

    #1
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    At Osato's

    #2
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    Becoming Japanese

    #3
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    Fishermen

    #4
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    Aggressive diplomacy

    #5
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    First sight of the lair

    #6
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    Bond docks Kobe dock workers

    #7
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    Bang Bang

    #8
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    Commander Bond

    #9
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    Kissy

    #10
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    Let me introduce myself......

    #11
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    Aki

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    Aki's Toyota 2000GT

    #13
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    Helicopter shadows on the mountains

    #14
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    Helicopters coming

    #15
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    Safe to crack?

    #16
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    Very sexyful

    #17
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    Baby rocket aim

    #18
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    Final shot

    #19
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    Sun Web

    #20
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    2million dollars....

    #21
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    Sean we whant Oddjob head back please..

    #22
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    Capsule in space

    #23
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    A drop in the ocean

    #24
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    Blofeld's office

    #25
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    Little Nellie surveillance flight

    #26
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    Bond’s obituary

    #27
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    Sumo wrestling arena

    #28
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    Meeting Mr Henderson

    #29
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    Capsule in space

    #30
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    Bond in action

    #31
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    ”They’ll never find us”

    #32
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    When bond met cubby

    #33
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    Evil eyes


    #34
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    The price of failure (Helga)

    #35
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    The price of failure (Osato)

    #36
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    Chez Henderson

    #37
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    Hiding In Plain Sight

    #38
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    Lift Off

    #39
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    Prepared For Battle

    #40
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    Tanaka's office

    #41
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    The honeymoon's over

    #42
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    Sunrise

    #43
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    Capsule in space

    #44
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    Little Nellie surveillance flight

    #45
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    Meeting Mr Henderson

    #46
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    Is your cat alright?
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    3
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    #3
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
    edited August 2022 Posts: 2,406
    5 is my vote. It's still an incredible set 55 years on

    I do love 9 and 30 though. YOLT has such great cinematography
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    It is impressive.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    #16
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 7,965
    #6 takes the prize.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    18
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited August 2022 Posts: 4,343
    I’m goin with #2. Perfect composition with a production design that screams 60s modernism (with a Japanese twist).

    @MI6HQ shots 32/33 are stills not screencaps from the film.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 4,384
    #16

    I possible have named this shot For Your Eyes Only
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited August 2022 Posts: 3,371
    matt_u wrote: »
    I’m goin with #2. Perfect composition with a production design that screams 60s modernism (with a Japanese twist).

    @MI6HQ shots 32/33 are stills not screencaps from the film.

    Yes, I know I just don't want to offend anyone, so I've included it too.
    There's no possibility of it winning though 😉
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited August 2022 Posts: 3,371
    Next time please kindly submit only those shots from the film scenes (screencaps), not BTS.
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
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    #34
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    # 5
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