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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger _Redux
    Posts: 37,945
    Just for the sake of it, this is the final outcome of the Bond films ranking tournament thread:

    01 OHMSS
    02 FRWL
    03 CR
    04 DN/TSWLM
    06 GF/TLD
    08 TB/GE
    10 OP/SF
    12 LALD
    13 FYEO
    14 LTK
    15 QOS
    16 YOLT
    17 MR
    18 TND
    19 TMWTGG
    20 SP
    21 DAF
    22 AVTAK
    23 TWINE
    24 DAD
    25 NSNA
  • Posts: 10,240
    Just for the sake of it, this is the final outcome of the Bond films ranking tournament thread:

    01 OHMSS
    02 FRWL
    03 CR
    04 DN/TSWLM
    06 GF/TLD
    08 TB/GE
    10 OP/SF
    12 LALD
    13 FYEO
    14 LTK
    15 QOS
    16 YOLT
    17 MR
    18 TND
    19 TMWTGG
    20 SP
    21 DAF
    22 AVTAK
    23 TWINE
    24 DAD
    25 NSNA

    It's a pretty good list. 9/10 of the Top 10 are in my Top 10 (for me, QOS would replace OP). I do wish AVTAK and TMWTGG in particular got a little more love, but I can't complain too much. It's a solid order.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited June 30 Posts: 2,067
    @Thunderfinger Only just saw this, will update asap. The only good thing about the NTTD delay is more data. Are you able to separate your ties at all? In this situation I fill them in the order you listed (ie 4 DN, 5 TSWLM) - it won't make much difference to the overall stats at this point in time so it's fine if you can't decide. Also: We share 7 films in the top 10
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger _Redux
    Posts: 37,945
    w2bond wrote: »
    @Thunderfinger Only just saw this, will update asap. The only good thing about the NTTD delay is more data. Are you able to separate your ties at all? In this situation I fill them in the order you listed (ie 4 DN, 5 TSWLM) - it won't make much difference to the overall stats at this point in time so it's fine if you can't decide. Also: We share 7 films in the top 10

    This isn t mine, it is the common consensus as decided by everyone interested in a tournament thread. The ties are just listed chronologically. I tought it would be interesting to compare to the avarage here.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited June 30 Posts: 2,067
    w2bond wrote: »
    @Thunderfinger Only just saw this, will update asap. The only good thing about the NTTD delay is more data. Are you able to separate your ties at all? In this situation I fill them in the order you listed (ie 4 DN, 5 TSWLM) - it won't make much difference to the overall stats at this point in time so it's fine if you can't decide. Also: We share 7 films in the top 10

    This isn t mine, it is the common consensus as decided by everyone interested in a tournament thread. The ties are just listed chronologically. I tought it would be interesting to compare to the avarage here.

    Oh sorry! I'm not at home right now but looking at the list it looks pretty normal, except for some odd placements 6-12th (eg OP is really high). The placement of DN, OP, TB and TLD is interesting because they are viewed in higher regarding among the fandom
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited June 30 Posts: 2,067
    @Thunderfinger Here you go
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    As I said in my previous post you can really see the DN, OP and QOS love on the forums. And it's interesting that however we choose to rank the films (personal, SORTA, tournament), it ends up being similar
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger _Redux
    Posts: 37,945
    Interesting. Thanks, stellar work.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    Posts: 4,638
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Posts: 2,762
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    edited July 11 Posts: 4,638
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)

    I do like some things about it, but it's a bit of the antithesis of the two films surrounding it in my ranking. While DAD and CR67 are obvious disasters, they're so over the top that I can enjoy them on a guilty pleasure kind of level. FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)
  • Posts: 2,762
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)

    I do like some things about it, but it's a bit of the antithesis of the two films surrounding it in my ranking. While DAD and CR67 are obvious disasters, they're so over the top that I can enjoy them on a guilty pleasure kind of level. FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Fair enough! It has tons more for me to enjoy than the other two. Love the pts, Bond visiting Teresa grave, the helicopter action is great, love the titles (and the song is quite good!) Great opening scene of the sinking of the trawler/Spyship, the citroen chase was well choreographed by Reny Julienne and his team, love the Greek setting, Colombo is a terrific character, as is Melina, the ski set piece is excellent,raid on the warehouse and Locques death, keel hauling sequence from the novel LALD, is a highlight, and the finale is well staged. Oh and i always think the gambling scene is well shot by Alan Hume, has the right dark and smoky atmosphere that you would expect in such a scene! My last viewing of this was really enjoyable! There are better Bonds, but in Rogers era, this scores high!
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    Posts: 723
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Fair enough! It has tons more for me to enjoy than the other two. Love the pts, Bond visiting Teresa grave, the helicopter action is great, love the titles (and the song is quite good!) Great opening scene of the sinking of the trawler/Spyship, the citroen chase was well choreographed by Reny Julienne and his team, love the Greek setting, Colombo is a terrific character, as is Melina, the ski set piece is excellent,raid on the warehouse and Locques death, keel hauling sequence from the novel LALD, is a highlight, and the finale is well staged. Oh and i always think the gambling scene is well shot by Alan Hume, has the right dark and smoky atmosphere that you would expect in such a scene! My last viewing of this was really enjoyable! There are better Bonds, but in Rogers era, this scores high!
    +1

    It may change a lot soon (never know), but over the last weeks FYEO has always been in my Top 5.

  • Posts: 10,698
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. DR NO
    4. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    5. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    6. THUNDERBALL
    7. CASINO ROYALE 06
    8. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    9. LIVE AND LET DIE
    10. OCTOPUSSY/NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    11. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    12. LICENCE TO KILL
    13. MOONRAKER
    14. SKYFALL
    15. A VIEW TO A KILL
    16. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    17. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    18. GOLDENEYE/CR 54
    19. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN/ CR 67
    20. SPECTRE
    21. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    22. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    23. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    24. DIE ANOTHER DAY
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited July 11 Posts: 3,016
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    @GoldenGun Nice to see TLD, TB, and MR in a top 005! They're in my top 005 also. And to see OP in a top 0010. 007 of your top 0010 are in my top 0010. I'd replace LTK, TND and GE with CR '06, YOLT and DN but in a different order. LTK, TND and GE would probably be somewhere in my 0014-0018 range.

    GoldenGun wrote: »
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Refreshing to see FYEO at 0023. I don't dislike it but I've never found it one of the all time greatest Bond films as many fans do. Possibly because I never disliked its immediate predecessor MR as many FYEO defenders do. For me it tends to play like an expensive two-part episode of The Saint.


  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    Posts: 4,638
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    @GoldenGun Nice to see TLD, TB, and MR in a top 005! They're in my top 005 also. And to see OP in a top 0010. 007 of your top 0010 are in my top 0010. I'd replace LTK, TND and GE with CR '06, YOLT and DN but in a different order. LTK, TND and GE would probably be somewhere in my 0014-0018 range.
    7 out of 10 is a great score. Nice to have so many favourites in common. CR06, DN and YOLT are all great choices too btw ;) Though not in my top 10, I still rate them 9/10 on two occasions and 8/10 on one. Not too shabby either.
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Refreshing to see FYEO at 0023. I don't dislike it but I've never found it one of the all time greatest Bond films as many fans do. Possibly because I never disliked its immediate predecessor MR as many FYEO defenders do. For me it tends to play like an expensive two-part episode of The Saint.

    It's a bit like that, I agree. It has some fine moments here and there, but overall I always find myself looking for that special sparkle that it seems to miss. Maybe FYEO is a bit vanilla for me because I think this sort of film was done much better with TLD, or because I am such a fan of its predecessor as well as its successor.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    Posts: 4,638
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)

    I do like some things about it, but it's a bit of the antithesis of the two films surrounding it in my ranking. While DAD and CR67 are obvious disasters, they're so over the top that I can enjoy them on a guilty pleasure kind of level. FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Fair enough! It has tons more for me to enjoy than the other two. Love the pts, Bond visiting Teresa grave, the helicopter action is great, love the titles (and the song is quite good!) Great opening scene of the sinking of the trawler/Spyship, the citroen chase was well choreographed by Reny Julienne and his team, love the Greek setting, Colombo is a terrific character, as is Melina, the ski set piece is excellent,raid on the warehouse and Locques death, keel hauling sequence from the novel LALD, is a highlight, and the finale is well staged. Oh and i always think the gambling scene is well shot by Alan Hume, has the right dark and smoky atmosphere that you would expect in such a scene! My last viewing of this was really enjoyable! There are better Bonds, but in Rogers era, this scores high!

    I do like the things you mentioned, though they're still not too exceptional for me. There is really not much about it that I actively dislike. There just also doesn't happen to be many things about it that I would consider 'best of Bond'. It's all a bit middle-of-the-road in my book.

    In the end I always find myself longing for TLD while watching this one. They have so much in common and I think TLD does it all so much better.
  • Posts: 2,762
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)

    I do like some things about it, but it's a bit of the antithesis of the two films surrounding it in my ranking. While DAD and CR67 are obvious disasters, they're so over the top that I can enjoy them on a guilty pleasure kind of level. FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Fair enough! It has tons more for me to enjoy than the other two. Love the pts, Bond visiting Teresa grave, the helicopter action is great, love the titles (and the song is quite good!) Great opening scene of the sinking of the trawler/Spyship, the citroen chase was well choreographed by Reny Julienne and his team, love the Greek setting, Colombo is a terrific character, as is Melina, the ski set piece is excellent,raid on the warehouse and Locques death, keel hauling sequence from the novel LALD, is a highlight, and the finale is well staged. Oh and i always think the gambling scene is well shot by Alan Hume, has the right dark and smoky atmosphere that you would expect in such a scene! My last viewing of this was really enjoyable! There are better Bonds, but in Rogers era, this scores high!

    I do like the things you mentioned, though they're still not too exceptional for me. There is really not much about it that I actively dislike. There just also doesn't happen to be many things about it that I would consider 'best of Bond'. It's all a bit middle-of-the-road in my book.

    In the end I always find myself longing for TLD while watching this one. They have so much in common and I think TLD does it all so much better.

    Well, yes, its no where near the excellence of TLD,
    But i still find it entertaining. Due for re-appraisal i reckon, maybe with its 40th anniversary next year, it might get more attention!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    Posts: 4,638
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Top 10: 10/10
    1. Licence to Kill (1989)
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    3. The Living Daylights (1987)
    4. Thunderball (1965)
    5. Moonraker (1979)
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    7. GoldenEye (1995)
    8. From Russia with Love (1963)
    9. Goldfinger (1964)
    10. Octopussy (1983)

    Top 15: 9/10
    11. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    12. Casino Royale (2006)
    13. Dr. No (1962)
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    15. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    8/10
    16. A View to a Kill (1985)
    17. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    7/10
    19. Live and Let Die (1973)
    20. Skyfall (2012)
    21. Never Say Never Again (1983)

    6/10
    22. Die Another Day (2002)
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    24. Casino Royale (1967)

    5/10
    25. Spectre (2015)
    26. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    You know you and i share same top 3, but am a bit shocked you have FYEO wedged between CR 67 and DAD!
    Did you always dislike it? Have to say, for me, theres a lot to enjoy it! Doesn't deserve to be alongside the disaster that is DAD! (Especially below it😳)

    I do like some things about it, but it's a bit of the antithesis of the two films surrounding it in my ranking. While DAD and CR67 are obvious disasters, they're so over the top that I can enjoy them on a guilty pleasure kind of level. FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Fair enough! It has tons more for me to enjoy than the other two. Love the pts, Bond visiting Teresa grave, the helicopter action is great, love the titles (and the song is quite good!) Great opening scene of the sinking of the trawler/Spyship, the citroen chase was well choreographed by Reny Julienne and his team, love the Greek setting, Colombo is a terrific character, as is Melina, the ski set piece is excellent,raid on the warehouse and Locques death, keel hauling sequence from the novel LALD, is a highlight, and the finale is well staged. Oh and i always think the gambling scene is well shot by Alan Hume, has the right dark and smoky atmosphere that you would expect in such a scene! My last viewing of this was really enjoyable! There are better Bonds, but in Rogers era, this scores high!

    I do like the things you mentioned, though they're still not too exceptional for me. There is really not much about it that I actively dislike. There just also doesn't happen to be many things about it that I would consider 'best of Bond'. It's all a bit middle-of-the-road in my book.

    In the end I always find myself longing for TLD while watching this one. They have so much in common and I think TLD does it all so much better.

    Well, yes, its no where near the excellence of TLD,
    But i still find it entertaining. Due for re-appraisal i reckon, maybe with its 40th anniversary next year, it might get more attention!

    I will definitely revisit it then ;)
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited July 13 Posts: 3,016
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Refreshing to see FYEO at 0023. I don't dislike it but I've never found it one of the all time greatest Bond films as many fans do. Possibly because I never disliked its immediate predecessor MR as many FYEO defenders do. For me it tends to play like an expensive two-part episode of The Saint.

    It's a bit like that, I agree. It has some fine moments here and there, but overall I always find myself looking for that special sparkle that it seems to miss. Maybe FYEO is a bit vanilla for me because I think this sort of film was done much better with TLD, or because I am such a fan of its predecessor as well as its successor.

    @GoldenGun +1

    In retrospect, FYEO seems like a precursor to the Tim Dalton era only I think the Dalton era films worked better for me also. I believe Dalton was considered for the role around that time as the PTS scene where Bond visits Tracy's grave was originally written to introduce a new lead actor. However, going immediately from MR to Dalton without Moore's FYEO-OP-AVTAK happening in-between might've been too much of a change for general movie audiences. Either way it makes for an interesting "what if?" scenario among fans.

    The late movie critic Roger Ebert said this about it in his 1981 review: "For Your Eyes Only is a competent James Bond thriller, well-crafted, a respectable product from the 007 production line. But it's no more than that."

    That's kind of how I've always felt about it. You can read his review in full here:

    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/for-your-eyes-only-1981

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited July 16 Posts: 29,503
    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. GOLDENEYE
    11. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    12. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    13. LICENCE TO KILL
    14. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    15. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    16. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    17. OCTOPUSSY
    18. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    19. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    20. A VIEW TO A KILL
    21. MOONRAKER
    22. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    23. SPECTRE


    The only change, I believe is TND moving up one past DAD. Both have exciting first halves, then really fall to pieces in the letter sections. DAD falls harder and farther, but it also contains more scenes that I truly love and enjoy. None the less, this time it goes to TND.

    I left SF off, because I plan seeing it this week for the first time in about five months. I will update it at that time. At last ranking it stood at #11, being GE. But both of those films have shown great volatility in my standings.
  • BennyBenny spammer bannerModerator
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    Good list @Birdleson seems my beloved OP is at least staying a little higher in your ranking. At least not falling.
    I note that LALD is a favourite (and why not) though it's not always as high on others lists. On the flip side TLD ranks quite a lot lower than many Bond fans. Any comment as too why these two films ranks high and low.
    Of course I understand our rankings not only change, but as fans we all have reasons for our rankings. I'll never say a ranking is wrong unless OP is last. ;)
    Just interested in how some ranking's are put together. We have a lot of similarities in many respects.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,503
    It’s purely my love of the film, I guess. LALD thrills me and makes me laugh; plus Roger is great and it’s about flawless. I really wish I could rank TLD higher. The first half is a near perfect Bond film, then it plateaus, then we go to Afghanistan and the film just dies for me. Similarly, OP contains several of my favorite scenes in the franchise, but it also contains many of the worst. I hope that helps @Benny .
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    edited July 16 Posts: 109
    I’ll never know why many fans of the grittier, down to earth films (FRWL, OHMSS, FYEO, TLD, CR, etc) rank OP so high. For me it’s in the same category as Spectre — full of missed opportunities. There are some amazing scenes and sequences, but then it goes straight to some of the worst decisions made in the entire franchise. It’s head spinning — serious scene, silly scene, serious, silly, etc.
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
    Posts: 77
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    23. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    FYEO is the complete opposite, commits no sins as horrid as the other two, but also never really stands out in a positive way either. It's a bit dull in my opinion. Sorry mate ;)

    Refreshing to see FYEO at 0023. I don't dislike it but I've never found it one of the all time greatest Bond films as many fans do. Possibly because I never disliked its immediate predecessor MR as many FYEO defenders do. For me it tends to play like an expensive two-part episode of The Saint.

    It's a bit like that, I agree. It has some fine moments here and there, but overall I always find myself looking for that special sparkle that it seems to miss. Maybe FYEO is a bit vanilla for me because I think this sort of film was done much better with TLD, or because I am such a fan of its predecessor as well as its successor.

    @GoldenGun +1

    In retrospect, FYEO seems like a precursor to the Tim Dalton era only I think the Dalton era films worked better for me also. I believe Dalton was considered for the role around that time as the PTS scene where Bond visits Tracy's grave was originally written to introduce a new lead actor. However, going immediately from MR to Dalton without Moore's FYEO-OP-AVTAK happening in-between might've been too much of a change for general movie audiences. Either way it makes for an interesting "what if?" scenario among fans.

    The late movie critic Roger Ebert said this about it in his 1981 review: "For Your Eyes Only is a competent James Bond thriller, well-crafted, a respectable product from the 007 production line. But it's no more than that."

    That's kind of how I've always felt about it. You can read his review in full here:

    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/for-your-eyes-only-1981

    Brosnan visited on set For Your Eyes Only...
  • edited August 3 Posts: 10,698
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. THUNDERBALL
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. DR NO
    5. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    6. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    7. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    8. LIVE AND LET DIE
    9. OCTOPUSSY/NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    10. SKYFALL
    11. MOONRAKER
    12. LICENCE TO KILL
    13. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    14. GOLDENEYE
    15. CASINO ROYALE 06
    16. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    17. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE/ CR 54
    18. A VIEW TO A KILL
    19. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    20. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    22. SPECTRE
    23. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    24. DIE ANOTHER DAY/CR 67
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
    Posts: 72
    1. Goldfinger
    2. Casino Royale 06
    3. GoldenEye
    4. From Russia With Love
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Skyfall
    7. Licence To Kill
    8. Dr. No
    9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    10. The Spy Who Loved Me
    11. Thunderball
    12. Live and Let Die
    13. For Your Eyes Only
    14. Tomorrow Never Dies
    15. You Only Live Twice
    16. Quantum of Solace
    17. The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Spectre
    19. The World Is Not Enough
    20. Octopussy
    21. A View To A Kill
    22. Diamonds Are Forever
    23. Moonraker
    24. Die Another Day
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    Posts: 109
    1. Goldfinger
    2. Casino Royale 06
    3. GoldenEye
    4. From Russia With Love
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Skyfall
    7. Licence To Kill
    8. Dr. No
    9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    10. The Spy Who Loved Me
    11. Thunderball
    12. Live and Let Die
    13. For Your Eyes Only
    14. Tomorrow Never Dies
    15. You Only Live Twice
    16. Quantum of Solace
    17. The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Spectre
    19. The World Is Not Enough
    20. Octopussy
    21. A View To A Kill
    22. Diamonds Are Forever
    23. Moonraker
    24. Die Another Day

    Excellent list! Quite close to mine, except I’ve really come to dislike LALD recently. Bravo!
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
    Posts: 72
    1. Goldfinger
    2. Casino Royale 06
    3. GoldenEye
    4. From Russia With Love
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Skyfall
    7. Licence To Kill
    8. Dr. No
    9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    10. The Spy Who Loved Me
    11. Thunderball
    12. Live and Let Die
    13. For Your Eyes Only
    14. Tomorrow Never Dies
    15. You Only Live Twice
    16. Quantum of Solace
    17. The Man With The Golden Gun
    18. Spectre
    19. The World Is Not Enough
    20. Octopussy
    21. A View To A Kill
    22. Diamonds Are Forever
    23. Moonraker
    24. Die Another Day

    Excellent list! Quite close to mine, except I’ve really come to dislike LALD recently. Bravo!

    Thanks 🙂 LALD is not that bad. It’s just Kananga’s death and JW Pepper that keep it low on my ranking.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,503
    LALD never leaves my Top Seven. Love JW Pepepr.
  • Posts: 10,240
    And I love Kananga’s death! JW can be pretty good in LALD too. I like LALD a lot overall, but it has slipped a bit for me over time.
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