The Decade Bond Movies

edited March 2012 in Bond Movies Posts: 4,762
The years ending in 7 and 9 both had Bond movies spanning across the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. Here's the list:

7
-YOLT (1967)
-TSWLM (1977)
-TLD (1897)
-TND (1997)

9
-OHMSS (1969)
-MR (1979)
-LTK (1989)
-TWINE (1999)

Notice any similarities? For the 7s, except for The Living Daylights, there is the old plot about missiles provoking war between two countries. For the 9s, we've got milestones in the Bond legacy, such as George Lazenby's one and only Bond run, Bond traveling into space, Bond out for vengeance and the first Bond movie to receieve a PG-13 rating, and Desmond Llewelyn's departure from the series. It's a coincidence of course, but I think that's pretty cool!

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  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    Interesting !!

    Also note that there has never been a Bond film released in a year ending with 0.
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    Interesting !!

    Also note that there has never been a Bond film released in a year ending with 0.

    Casino Royal is the only Bond to be released in a "6" year & "Golden Films" GF and TMWTGG are the only bonds to be released in a "4" Year.

  • Posts: 4,762
    Virage wrote:
    Interesting !!

    Also note that there has never been a Bond film released in a year ending with 0.

    Casino Royal is the only Bond to be released in a "6" year & "Golden Films" GF and TMWTGG are the only bonds to be released in a "4" Year.

    Nice stuff DC and Virage! If only GoldenEye had been released in 1994, then there could have been the golds ending in 4 with GF in '64, TMWTGG in '74, and GE in '94. Also, DN and DAD are the only Bond movies to end in a 2 year.
  • edited March 2012 Posts: 4,622
    DAF and FYEO are the only Bonds to end in a "1" year.
    GF and TMWTGG are the only Bonds to end in a "4" year.

    CR was the first Bond to end in a "6" year.
    QoS was the first Bond to end in an "8" year.

    I think the last two items must have been part of an Eon re-boot strategy to get the "6" and the "8" years represented in time for the 50th celebrations (not really). Too bad about the "0" years though. :D
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Also note that technically, CR67 is to be added to the list of the '7' films.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited March 2012 Posts: 3,262
    timmer wrote:
    DAF and FYEO are the only Bonds to end in a "1" year.

    And both film have PTSs that deal with Bond battling Blofeld over the murder of Mrs. Bond at the end of OHMSS.
    timmer wrote:
    GF and TMWTGG are the only Bonds to end in a "4" year.

    They also represent the bookends of Hamilton's work with the series.

    3

    -FRWL, LALD and OP all have an "and introducing" credit(Daniela Bianchi, Jane Seymour, Vijay Armitraj).


  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    -FRWL, LALD and OP all have an "and introducing" credit(Daniela Bianchi, Jane Seymour, Vijay Armitraj).

    Now that's a trivia question!
  • edited March 2012 Posts: 366
    Maybe if they get back on track and we get films every two years we will have a Bond film released in 2020 (first '0' year, Bond 27)
  • X3MSonicXX3MSonicX https://www.behance.net/gallery/86760163/Fa-Posteres-de-007-No-Time-To-Die
    edited March 2012 Posts: 2,635
    Skyfall will be the second '2' Year film. (as i know)

    Did Goldeneye were the first '5' film?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited March 2012 Posts: 28,694
    X3MSonicX wrote:
    Skyfall will be the second '2' Year film. (as i know)

    Did Goldeneye were the first '5' film?
    Sounds right, alongside DN in 62'. Very fitting, the start leading onto the progression.
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    Thunderball was released in theaters in 1965 (so that was the first)

    Skyfall will be second '2' year, that is correct, if it's anything like the first, then we won't go far wrong

    '3' years have usually been successful, i.e. From Russia With Love, Live and Let Die and Octopussy, Ok I usually berate the latter but there is fun to be had and keeps the interest

    Heh, the author put The Living Daylights down as release date of 1897

    I must be damn old then as I remember going to see that vividly when it was released, must be the longevity pills or something-
  • Posts: 366
    X3MSonicX wrote:
    Skyfall will be the second '2' Year film. (as i know)

    Did Goldeneye were the first '5' film?
    Sounds right, alongside DN in 62'. Very fitting, the start leading onto the progression.

    You forgot DAD....but I'm sure we all forget about that one ;-)
    DN 62'
    DAD 02'
    SF 12'
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    1's
    Diamonds Are Forever
    For Your Eyes Only

    2's
    Doctor No
    Die Another Day
    Skyfall

    3's
    From Russia With Love
    Live And Let Die
    Octopussy

    4's
    Goldfinger
    The Man With The Golden Gun

    5's
    Thunderball
    A View To A Kill
    GoldenEye

    6's
    Casino Royale

    7's
    You Only Live Twice
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    The Living Daylights
    Tomorrow Never Dies

    8's
    Quantum Of Solace

    9's
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Moonraker
    Licence To Kill
    The World Is Not Enough

    I'm not seeing any link between any of these to be honest. But I don't think we're supposed to. All just a bit of fun really.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Kananga wrote:
    X3MSonicX wrote:
    Skyfall will be the second '2' Year film. (as i know)

    Did Goldeneye were the first '5' film?
    Sounds right, alongside DN in 62'. Very fitting, the start leading onto the progression.

    You forgot DAD....but I'm sure we all forget about that one ;-)
    DN 62'
    DAD 02'
    SF 12'

    I'm surprised I missed that one. The physical scars still remain...
  • edited March 2012 Posts: 4,622
    timmer wrote:
    DAF and FYEO are the only Bonds to end in a "1" year.

    And both film have PTSs that deal with Bond battling Blofeld over the murder of Mrs. Bond at the end of OHMSS.
    timmer wrote:
    GF and TMWTGG are the only Bonds to end in a "4" year.

    They also represent the bookends of Hamilton's work with the series.

    3

    -FRWL, LALD and OP all have an "and introducing" credit(Daniela Bianchi, Jane Seymour, Vijay Armitraj).
    Yes, all very interesting.
    btw I watched both DAF and LALD this weekend. Man, are these Guy Hamilton films good. They ooze colour and style.
    Trivia: I noticed the futuristic looking, white raised-wood paneling that was used for the walls of the Techtronics facility in DAF, was saved and used again to panel the walls of Mr. Big's New Orleans, Filet of Soul back room, where Kananga holds the pinky finger session with Bond. At least that's what it looks like.
    This design I think started a trend. There is a corporate head office here, that I've had occasion to visit a few times. It's got the same paneling, but maybe a little closer to light grey in colour, and a big white space saucer reception desk, which greets visitors coming off the elevator. It's a two level, open-complex floor design, with glass and steel and white carpeting, including a white carpeted stairway behind the saucer desk ( which is always staffed by a Drax girl look-alike) as well as the paneled walls. First time I saw it, all of us exiting the elevator, thought the same thing - that we had walked onto a Bond set. The whole layout, to even the most casual eye, is immediately equated with Bond, and I do think it was built sometime in the late 70's. I thought I had walked into Willard Whyte's penthouse set-up. If a white persian cat had ambled by, I wouldn't have been at all surprised.

  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited March 2012 Posts: 4,476
    It is not new but for the people who don't know it:

    1. George Lazenby
    2. Timothy Dalton
    3. 7th Bond
    4. Pierce Brosnan
    5. Daniel Craig ??
    6. Sean Connery
    7. Roger Moore

    If Daniel Craig playing Bond for vijf times the next one should play the part 3 times.
  • Posts: 4,762
    I think the 5's would be a good triple bill someday! I could go for Thunderball, A View to a Kill, and GoldenEye. You'd get a Connery, a Moore, and a Brosnan, and all three are excellent.
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