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  • Posts: 503
    Making a ranking list kills me, I'd prefer to have a least a dozen films in my top five ... :D I'll need to do a Bondathon this year!
  • edited February 13 Posts: 9,162
    QQ7 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    That is a very appealing list, but for the low placement of OP (not a Top 15 of mine, but the worst seems harsh).

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    Rating might have something to do with pic related. Absolutely bizarre.

    I always felt Roger really sells that scene. The intensity as the bomb is being defused was superb.

    One critical element that may have been overlooked, though: Bond's ability to change into the clown suit at such a super speed. Well, Christopher Reeves was on the set that day visiting and maybe Supes gave Bond a hand with his costume change?

    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. THUNDERBALL
    3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    4. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    5. DR NO
    6. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    7. OCTOPUSSY/NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    8. LIVE AND LET DIE
    9. ON HER MAJESTY' S SECRET SERVICE
    10. CASINO ROYALE 06
    11. SKYFALL
    12. LICENCE TO KILL
    13. A VIEW TO A KILL
    14. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    15. MOONRAKER
    16. GOLDENEYE
    17. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    18. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE/ CR 54
    19. SPECTRE
    20. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    21. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    22. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    23. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    24. DIE ANOTHER DAY/CR 67

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 26,672
    Making a ranking list kills me, I'd prefer to have a least a dozen films in my top five ... :D I'll need to do a Bondathon this year!

    Yes, my Top Ten actually covers 12 films with the fluctuations.
  • Posts: 503
    ^ I could see that @Birdleson . I think I could make an objective list for which films I think are the best, or a list that I get the most enjoyment out of.

    for example, LALD is my favourite , one of my first Bonds. However, I admit that films like Casino Royale, FRWL, and OHMSS are better 007 films.

    So, I suppose I have to just make a list of my favourite films and just be as honest as possible, lol.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    That is a very appealing list, but for the low placement of OP (not a Top 15 of mine, but the worst seems harsh).

    Rating might have something to do with pic related. Absolutely bizarre.

    I always felt Roger really sells that scene. The intensity as the bomb is being defused was superb.

    Exactly. That's why Octopussy has been as high as #2 on my list. Field agents must use every means at their disposal to complete their objective...

    Being chased by police, trying to blend in the circus to diffuse a bomb, a clown outfit is the perfect disguise. More absurd things have happened in the franchise
  • BennyBenny Moderator
    Posts: 8,808
    w2bond wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    That is a very appealing list, but for the low placement of OP (not a Top 15 of mine, but the worst seems harsh).

    Rating might have something to do with pic related. Absolutely bizarre.

    I always felt Roger really sells that scene. The intensity as the bomb is being defused was superb.

    Exactly. That's why Octopussy has been as high as #2 on my list. Field agents must use every means at their disposal to complete their objective...

    Being chased by police, trying to blend in the circus to diffuse a bomb, a clown outfit is the perfect disguise. More absurd things have happened in the franchise

    Absolutely @w2bond.
    If you're a spy who needs access to a circus and you're being pursued by armed guards and local police, then what better way is there than to disguise yourself as a clown.
    I love that Bond finds himself in the same costume as 009 had on as well.
  • Posts: 10,574
    Benny wrote: »
    w2bond wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    That is a very appealing list, but for the low placement of OP (not a Top 15 of mine, but the worst seems harsh).

    Rating might have something to do with pic related. Absolutely bizarre.

    I always felt Roger really sells that scene. The intensity as the bomb is being defused was superb.

    Exactly. That's why Octopussy has been as high as #2 on my list. Field agents must use every means at their disposal to complete their objective...

    Being chased by police, trying to blend in the circus to diffuse a bomb, a clown outfit is the perfect disguise. More absurd things have happened in the franchise

    Absolutely @w2bond.
    If you're a spy who needs access to a circus and you're being pursued by armed guards and local police, then what better way is there than to disguise yourself as a clown.
    I love that Bond finds himself in the same costume as 009 had on as well.

    That was a nice touch.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 1,949
    Benny wrote: »
    w2bond wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    That is a very appealing list, but for the low placement of OP (not a Top 15 of mine, but the worst seems harsh).

    Rating might have something to do with pic related. Absolutely bizarre.

    I always felt Roger really sells that scene. The intensity as the bomb is being defused was superb.

    Exactly. That's why Octopussy has been as high as #2 on my list. Field agents must use every means at their disposal to complete their objective...

    Being chased by police, trying to blend in the circus to diffuse a bomb, a clown outfit is the perfect disguise. More absurd things have happened in the franchise

    Absolutely @w2bond.
    If you're a spy who needs access to a circus and you're being pursued by armed guards and local police, then what better way is there than to disguise yourself as a clown.
    I love that Bond finds himself in the same costume as 009 had on as well.

    @Birdleson Yes while they had different objectives they required the same disguise, and 007 was more successful. People often take issue with the "Siiit", Tarzan yell and silly Tuk Tuk chase etc, but overlook the decent thriller that it is. I don't mind the sillier moments, even like them, and in combination with a good but confusing plot, great ensemble of villains, and reasonably tense throughout it's always been a top 7 for me
  • Posts: 188
    Group 1: This is the part I really like.

    OHMSS
    SF
    FRWL
    CR
    GF
    TLD
    TSWLM
    LTK
    GE
    FYEO
    DN

    Group 2: You've suddenly become tiresome, Mr. Bond

    YOLT
    AVTAK
    OP
    MR
    (NSNA)
    TB
    LALD
    SP
    TND
    QOS
    TWINE
    DAF
    TMWTGG
    DAD
    (CR 68)


  • QQ7QQ7 Croatia
    edited February 14 Posts: 280
    @w2bond

    Tarzan yell

    I respect, people who like OP, but can't look past that.

  • BennyBenny Moderator
    Posts: 8,808
    QQ7 wrote: »
    @w2bond

    Tarzan yell

    I respect, people who like OP, but can't look past that.

    So five or ten seconds from the movie, and it ruins the whole film?
    The excellent PTS
    The Sotheby's scene
    The backgammon game
    Bond fighting the thugs at Octopussy's palace
    "Remember 007, you're on your own."
    "Oh thank-you Sir, that's a great comfort."

    Infiltrating the circus
    The face off with Orlov
    The race to stop the train
    Defusing the bomb
    The final attack on the Monsoon palace and the aerial action climax
    All of that goes out the window.

    Well each to their own I guess. I can understand there are elements of juvenile humour and silliness. But bottom of the ranks. Oh well.
    Defusing the bomb



  • QQ7QQ7 Croatia
    Posts: 280

    Benny wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    @w2bond

    Tarzan yell

    I respect, people who like OP, but can't look past that.



    The Sotheby's scene
    The backgammon game
    Bond fighting the thugs at Octopussy's palace


    I like these quite a lot, fine Bond moments. Still, those juvenile humour moments kill the complete vibe for me. Moreover, I don't think that climax would have been any better even without them.

  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
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    OP is more or less my favourite Moore film, and always has been. I do think it's well shot. You get a sense of the exotic beauty of India (even if, as Moore has said, they bypassed the shocking poverty in parts of the country).

    It flows better than FYEO which jumped from one protracted action scene to another, and is far more engaging than AVTAK.

    The comedy doesn't seem to detract from the film as much as it did in MR. The Tarzan yell and 'Sit!' come and go so quickly you don't have too much time to despair. In MR every action scene was punctuated with a gag, which eventually wore me down.

    The last 20 minutes as Bond chases through Germany to get to the circus, and defuse the bomb is genuinely thrilling. So is the early scene of 009 (8? 6?) being chased by the twins, wearing the clown's costume.

    The plot is convoluted but enjoyable.

    Nope. I never tire of OP.
  • Posts: 10,574
    OP is one of those Bond films where I look forward to every scene. What a film!
  • Posts: 10,574

    Here's an interesting ranking. A few top ten entries on my list are incredibly low down on this list.
  • Posts: 9,078

    Here's an interesting ranking. A few top ten entries on my list are incredibly low down on this list.

    I like the love for CR, SF, GE, and TSWLM, but much of this list is extremely different from my own.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 1,949
    Benny wrote: »
    QQ7 wrote: »
    @w2bond

    Tarzan yell

    I respect, people who like OP, but can't look past that.

    So five or ten seconds from the movie, and it ruins the whole film?
    The excellent PTS
    The Sotheby's scene
    The backgammon game
    Bond fighting the thugs at Octopussy's palace
    "Remember 007, you're on your own."
    "Oh thank-you Sir, that's a great comfort."

    Infiltrating the circus
    The face off with Orlov
    The race to stop the train
    Defusing the bomb
    The final attack on the Monsoon palace and the aerial action climax
    All of that goes out the window.

    Well each to their own I guess. I can understand there are elements of juvenile humour and silliness. But bottom of the ranks. Oh well.
    Defusing the bomb

    The meeting of the Russian generals (including Orlov's excellent speech)
    Car chase (not particularly tense in itself but the stakes are high)
    Twins fight
    Initial monsoon fight

    Basically it's one of the few Bond movies where I can skip randomly to any part and enjoy myself

  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
    Posts: 3,539
    Tried once again to approach this in a more “scientific” way. Made top 5’s from all the categories with each movie ending on top receiving 5 pts and each movie in 5th spot receiving 1 pt (4 pts for 2nd place, 3 for 3rd and 2 for 4th).

    The categories were:

    Favourite James Bond performance
    Favourite Bond girl
    Favourite villain
    Favourite henchman/woman
    Favourite ally
    Favourite performance by an actor/actress reprising the same role
    Honourable mentions (characters)
    Favourite pre-title sequence
    Favourite gunbarrel + title sequence
    Favourite post-title sequence
    Favourite climax
    Favourite title song
    Favourite additional song
    Favourite instrumental music composition
    Favourite dialogue scene
    Favourite fisticuffs
    Favourite chase scene
    Favourite car
    Favourite set
    Favourite location
    Favourite gambling scene
    Favourite gadget (cars excluded)
    Favourite attire
    Favourite dialogue (overall)
    Favourite cinematography
    Favourite music score
    Favourite production design
    Most Flemingesque
    Favourite direction
    Favourite plot

    These were the final tallies (in case of a tie, only the scores for characters, direction, plot and most Flemingesque were counted):

    1. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (78)
    2. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (77)
    3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (50)
    4. LICENCE TO KILL (38)
    5. GOLDENEYE (27)
    6. DR. NO (20)
    7. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (17)
    8. THUNDERBALL (16)
    9. TOMORROW NEVER DIES (16)
    10. OCTOPUSSY (16)
    11. GOLDFINGER (15)
    12. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (13)
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (11)
    14. A VIEW TO A KILL (9)
    15. CASINO ROYALE (8)
    16. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (8)
    17. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (6)
    18. QUANTUM OF SOLACE (6)
    19. LIVE AND LET DIE (6)
    20. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (5)
    21. DIE ANOTHER DAY (4)
    22. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (2)
    23. MOONRAKER (1)
    24. SKYFALL (0)
    25. SPECTRE (0)

  • QQ7QQ7 Croatia
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    Interesting to see TMWTGG so high and CR so low.

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 26,672
    Very interesting.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
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    TMWTGG got 5 points for Christopher Lee ending up as my favourite villain. It also scored quite some points for its production design (with extra points for the Funhouse) and the PTS is one of my favourites.

    Eva Green ended up as my second favourite Bond girl. CR’s plot and one of the poker scenes (the one where Bond loses and remains seated completely disillusioned) made top 5’s but it appears that wasn’t enough to end up higher.
  • Posts: 9,078
    Despite no love for SF or SP, I’m glad you still ranked SF one ahead.
  • Posts: 3,567
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Tried once again to approach this in a more “scientific” way. Made top 5’s from all the categories with each movie ending on top receiving 5 pts and each movie in 5th spot receiving 1 pt (4 pts for 2nd place, 3 for 3rd and 2 for 4th).

    The categories were:

    Favourite James Bond performance
    Favourite Bond girl
    Favourite villain
    Favourite henchman/woman
    Favourite ally
    Favourite performance by an actor/actress reprising the same role
    Honourable mentions (characters)
    Favourite pre-title sequence
    Favourite gunbarrel + title sequence
    Favourite post-title sequence
    Favourite climax
    Favourite title song
    Favourite additional song
    Favourite instrumental music composition
    Favourite dialogue scene
    Favourite fisticuffs
    Favourite chase scene
    Favourite car
    Favourite set
    Favourite location
    Favourite gambling scene
    Favourite gadget (cars excluded)
    Favourite attire
    Favourite dialogue (overall)
    Favourite cinematography
    Favourite music score
    Favourite production design
    Most Flemingesque
    Favourite direction
    Favourite plot

    These were the final tallies (in case of a tie, only the scores for characters, direction, plot and most Flemingesque were counted):

    1. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (78)
    2. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (77)
    3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (50)
    4. LICENCE TO KILL (38)
    5. GOLDENEYE (27)
    6. DR. NO (20)
    7. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (17)
    8. THUNDERBALL (16)
    9. TOMORROW NEVER DIES (16)
    10. OCTOPUSSY (16)
    11. GOLDFINGER (15)
    12. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (13)
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (11)
    14. A VIEW TO A KILL (9)
    15. CASINO ROYALE (8)
    16. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (8)
    17. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (6)
    18. QUANTUM OF SOLACE (6)
    19. LIVE AND LET DIE (6)
    20. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (5)
    21. DIE ANOTHER DAY (4)
    22. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (2)
    23. MOONRAKER (1)
    24. SKYFALL (0)
    25. SPECTRE (0)

    I wonder if the outcome would have changed if you allocated points to all 25 instead of only the top 5.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
    edited February 15 Posts: 3,539
    Probably, but that would have been way too much work. I already feel like an enormous fanboy after that exercise :))
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 26,672
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. DR. NO
    6. LIVE AND LET DIE
    7. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    8. THUNDERBALL
    9. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    10. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    11. GOLDENEYE
    12. SKYFALL
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    14. LICENCE TO KILL
    15. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    16. OCTOPUSSY
    17. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    18. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    19. A VIEW TO A KILL
    20. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    22. MOONRAKER
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. SPECTRE


    Some major changes; for the first time FYEO cracks my Top Ten, and sadly DAF takes a tumble (more due to some greater appreciation of the competition, rather than any great change in my enjoyment of the film).
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 26,672
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Probably, but that would have been way too much work. I already feel like an enormous fanboy after that exercise :))

    I started to do it, but it became too time consuming.
  • BennyBenny Moderator
    Posts: 8,808
    Birdleson wrote: »
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. DR. NO
    6. LIVE AND LET DIE
    7. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    8. THUNDERBALL
    9. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    10. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    11. GOLDENEYE
    12. SKYFALL
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    14. LICENCE TO KILL
    15. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    16. OCTOPUSSY
    17. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    18. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    19. A VIEW TO A KILL
    20. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    22. MOONRAKER
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. SPECTRE


    Some major changes; for the first time FYEO cracks my Top Ten, and sadly DAF takes a tumble (more due to some greater appreciation of the competition, rather than any great change in my enjoyment of the film).

    FYEO, goes in and out of my top ten. Currently at 11, but it's always in that ball park.
    It's a very good entry. But also imo one of Moore's best. I like the almost fatherly way he plays Bond in FYEO. I think it would've worked very well if Bond and Melina hadn't ended with a sexual relationship, but a mutual respect for one another.
    It has some unbelievable action and beautiful cinematography I feel is sometimes overlooked.
    If I'm not mistaken OP seems to be moving up your ranks too. ;)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
    Posts: 3,539
    Birdleson wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Probably, but that would have been way too much work. I already feel like an enormous fanboy after that exercise :))

    I started to do it, but it became too time consuming.

    Indeed it was. Luckily, I had a day off ;)
    Next time, if there is one, I’ll probably go for top 3’s.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 26,672
    @Benny , yes both OP and TLD moved up.
  • Posts: 503
    Birdleson wrote: »
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. DR. NO
    6. LIVE AND LET DIE
    7. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    8. THUNDERBALL
    9. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    10. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    11. GOLDENEYE
    12. SKYFALL
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    14. LICENCE TO KILL
    15. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    16. OCTOPUSSY
    17. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    18. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    19. A VIEW TO A KILL
    20. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    22. MOONRAKER
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. SPECTRE


    Some major changes; for the first time FYEO cracks my Top Ten, and sadly DAF takes a tumble (more due to some greater appreciation of the competition, rather than any great change in my enjoyment of the film).

    That's a great ranking @Birdleson!! So happy to see LALD so high. Mine would look really similar I imagine. I think I would put FYEO a bit lower and bring up TLD. And switch OP with AVTAK. Awesome. :)
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