Ian Fleming short story elimination game

GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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We just did a Fleming novel one and I always feel the short stories don’t really benefit from comparisons to the full novels. Personally I reach out to them pretty often when I don’t have much time but still looking for some Fleming vibes.

So why don’t we do a short story elimination game, I thought:

From a View to a Kill - 15
For Your Eyes Only - 15
Quantum of Solace - 15
Risico - 15
The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
Octopussy - 15
The Property of a Lady - 15
The Living Daylights - 15
007 in New York - 15
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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    edited March 2023 Posts: 8,672
    Good thought.

    Tuesday

    From a View to a Kill - 15
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico - 15
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 16 (+1)
    007 in New York - 13 (-2)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,776
    Thanks @j_w_pepper !

    Tuesday

    From a View to a Kill - 15
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico - 15
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 17 (+1)
    007 in New York - 11 (-2)
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    Posts: 3,389
    Am I alone in thinking that 007 in New York would have made a good PTS for a new Bond?

    It would have been a great introduction for a new Bond, a PTS.
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    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    Am I alone in thinking that 007 in New York would have made a good PTS for a new Bond?

    It would have been a great introduction for a new Bond, a PTS.

    It'd have to be heavily adapted, but the basic idea could be there. It's not the most cinematic story of the bunch though.

    From a View to a Kill - 16 (+1)
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico - 15
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 17
    007 in New York - 9 (-2)
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    Posts: 783
    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 16 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico - 15
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 17
    007 in New York - 7 (-2)
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,672
    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    Am I alone in thinking that 007 in New York would have made a good PTS for a new Bond?

    It would have been a great introduction for a new Bond, a PTS.

    James Bond 007 solving the mystery of the missing reptile house.
  • Posts: 12,249
    I love the short stories almost as much as the novels!

    Tuesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 16
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico: 16 (+1)
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 17
    007 in New York: 5 (-2)
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,672
    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 16
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 18 (+1)
    007 in New York: 3 (-2)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,687
    Wednesday (Tuesday where I am)

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 16
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19 (+1)
    007 in New York: 1 (-2)


  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    Posts: 783
    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 17 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace - 15
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 15
    Octopussy - 14 (-1)
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19
    007 in New York: 0 (-1) ELIMINATED

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,776
    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 17
    Quantum of Solace - 13-2
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16 +1
    Octopussy - 14
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 4,384
    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 15 (-2)
    Quantum of Solace - 13
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 15 (+1)
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York

  • Posts: 12,249
    Wow. Has it ever happened before that literally every single first minus vote possible went to the same one contestant before elimination?

    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 16 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace - 11 (-2)
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 15
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited March 2023 Posts: 7,526
    Wednesday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 14 (-2)
    Quantum of Solace - 11
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 16 (+1)
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York

    They're all good, hard to pick a -2. Went with FYEO because rarely is a Bond film more memorable/better than the corresponding Fleming story, IMO.

  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    edited March 2023 Posts: 783
    Thursday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 15 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace - 11
    Risico: 16
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 14 (-2)
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    edited March 2023 Posts: 6,776
    Thursday



    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 9-2
    Risico: 17 +1
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 14
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 19

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    edited March 2023 Posts: 8,672
    @Kronsteen: Should be Thursday, not Wednesday, correct? (7:59 a.m. this morning)

    Thursday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 7 (-2)
    Risico: 17
    The Hildebrand Rarity - 16
    Octopussy - 14
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 20

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    Posts: 783
    Thanks for the heads up @j_w_pepper !
  • Posts: 12,249
    Thursday

    From a View to a Kill - 16
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 7
    Risico: 17
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17 (+1)
    Octopussy: 12 (-2)
    The Property of a Lady - 15
    The Living Daylights - 20

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited March 2023 Posts: 4,384
    Thursday

    From a View to a Kill - 17 (+1)
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 7
    Risico: 17
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 12
    The Property of a Lady - 13 (-2)
    The Living Daylights - 20

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York

  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
    edited March 2023 Posts: 2,161
    POAL is the only short story to later be referenced in a Fleming novel, so far as I can tell. They have all been at least name checked or have had elements adapted in the films.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,776
    Friday

    From a View to a Kill - 17
    For Your Eyes Only - 15
    Quantum of Solace - 5-2
    Risico: 18+1
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 12
    The Property of a Lady - 13
    The Living Daylights - 20

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    Posts: 783
    Friday

    From a View to a Kill - 17
    For Your Eyes Only - 16 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace - 5
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 10 (-2)
    The Property of a Lady - 13
    The Living Daylights - 20

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,672
    Friday

    From a View to a Kill - 17
    For Your Eyes Only - 16
    Quantum of Solace - 3 (-2)
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 10
    The Property of a Lady - 13
    The Living Daylights - 21 (+1)

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • edited March 2023 Posts: 12,249
    Friday

    From a View to a Kill: 17
    For Your Eyes Only: 17 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace: 3
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 10
    The Property of a Lady: 11 (-2)
    The Living Daylights: 21

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,672
    Saturday

    From a View to a Kill: 17
    For Your Eyes Only: 17
    Quantum of Solace: 1 (-2) - someone please finish this
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 10
    The Property of a Lady: 11
    The Living Daylights: 22 (+1)

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
    Posts: 783
    Saturday

    From a View to a Kill: 17
    For Your Eyes Only: 18 (+1)
    Quantum of Solace: 1
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 8 (-2)
    The Property of a Lady: 11
    The Living Daylights: 22

    Eliminated:
    9. 007 in New York
  • Posts: 12,249
    Saturday

    From a View to a Kill: 18 (+1)
    For Your Eyes Only: 18
    Quantum of Solace: 0 (-1) ELIMINATED
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 7 (-1)
    The Property of a Lady: 11
    The Living Daylights: 22

    Eliminated:
    8. Quantum of Solace
    9. 007 in New York
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,776
    Saturday

    From a View to a Kill: 18
    For Your Eyes Only: 18
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 7
    The Property of a Lady: 9-2
    The Living Daylights: 23 +1

    Eliminated:
    8. Quantum of Solace
    9. 007 in New York
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 4,384
    Saturday

    From a View to a Kill: 18
    For Your Eyes Only: 18
    Risico: 18
    The Hildebrand Rarity: 17
    Octopussy: 8 (+1)
    The Property of a Lady: 7-2
    The Living Daylights: 23

    Eliminated:
    8. Quantum of Solace
    9. 007 in New York

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