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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited April 27 Posts: 2,698
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Exactly as it should be!
    OHMSS deserves its first place. CR is brilliant, number 4 in my list, but I'm delighted Laz got the top spot!
    Great game, GoldenGun, though i have issues with some placements (Hello GE!)
    You cant argue with that top 5!

    What? You don't like GE? I didn't know that. Why didn't you tell me this before ;)
    Did I already tell you that I love it? :D
    But there is one movie I love even more: CR is my favourite movie, not only in the Bond universe but geneally.
    However, OHMSS is a great winner, too. My #3.

    Thanks a lot for this thread. I had a wonderful time.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    Posts: 3,199
    Now, one only wishes that the next time a tabloid makes up a list of the best and worst Bond films, they find this online as the "True fan's" ranking.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,232
    zebrafish wrote: »
    Now, one only wishes that the next time a tabloid makes up a list of the best and worst Bond films, they find this online as the "True fan's" ranking.

    Agreed.
  • Posts: 2,344
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Time to unveil our winner, but first let's have a look at the runner-up:

    STARRING
    Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

    WITH
    Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Giancarlo Giannini & Jeffrey Wright

    CASINO ROYALE

    MUSIC BY David Arnold
    DIRECTED BY Martin Campbell

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    CR remains a very popular entry, with 9 members choosing it as their favourite. No other film ended up first that many times. CR also collected 5 silver medals and 2 bronze ones.

    Additionally, four more top 5's were secured, as well as six more top 10's.

    CR's lowest score, by quite a distance, was one 19th spot.

    In total, CR collected 230 points.




    Moving onwards with our winner:

    STARRING
    George Lazenby as James Bond 007

    WITH
    Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti & Ilse Steppat

    ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

    MUSIC BY John Barry
    DIRECTED BY Peter Hunt

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    OHMSS collected 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals and no less than 10 bronze medals.

    Three more top 5's were secured, all of them 4th places, as well as two more top 10's.

    For OHMSS the lowest finish was also one 19th place.

    OHMSS collected 232 points in total, narrowly edging out CR's 230.

    It appears the one point difference between first and second/third places is what eventually decided this contest. In the sense that it is only one point, and therefore OHMSS's higher medal tally gave it the edge over CR's higher amount of first place finishes.




    Our final rankings

    1. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    2. CASINO ROYALE
    3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    4. Goldfinger
    5. The Living Daylights / GoldenEye
    7. Dr. No
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me
    9. Skyfall
    10. Thunderball
    11. Live and Let Die / Licence to Kill
    13. For Your Eyes Only
    14. Quantum of Solace
    15. Octopussy
    16. Moonraker
    17. You Only Live Twice
    18. Tomorrow Never Dies
    19. The Man with the Golden Gun
    20. The World Is Not Enough
    21. A View to a Kill
    22. Spectre
    23. Diamonds Are Forever
    24. Die Another Day
    25. Never Say Never Again

    Please don't tell me that if I'd entered and put CR as #1 that it would have gone above OHMSS!
  • DarthDimi wrote: »
    Two worthy winners.
    I also want to thank @GoldenGun for this truly wonderful contest. It was such good fun.

    Agreed. I've been glued to my phone every morning, waiting for the next film in the countdown.

    Thanks @GoldenGun!

    (I had both CR and OHMSS in my top 3, and GF and FRWL in my top 5, so pretty happy with the results.)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,553
    Great job with this thread, @GoldenGun .
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyModerator
    Posts: 11,502
    Great show in hosting @GoldenGun , you've done a fantastic job.
    This was a lot of fun, hopefully we can make it an annual event?
    zebrafish wrote: »
    Now, one only wishes that the next time a tabloid makes up a list of the best and worst Bond films, they find this online as the "True fan's" ranking.

    If only @zebrafish ...if only.
    I think they do a copy and paste of anything but a Bond fans perspective.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    edited April 27 Posts: 2,327
    OK, so I was the one with CR at number 19, but I did have OHMSS at number 4 so maybe one day I will grow up to be a proper James Bond fan like you guys! Until then, I’m off to watch Moonraker. ;;)

    Thanks for all your hard work @GoldenGun, I hope Nick Nack has a celebratory bath of Guiness and Tabasco waiting for you!
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 6,270
    @GoldenGun, I didn't get to cast my rankings out for consideration but I have nonetheless enjoyed the countdown and I thank you for taking on the responsibility of counting! :)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 34,132
    Great thread, @GoldenGun, glad you ran this, I only wish my ranking had been a bit more fresh. Still, nice to see CR, a brilliant start to a new era, make #2, and arguably the best installment of the series, OHMSS, making #1. I love to see it.
  • Posts: 1,043
    OK, so I was the one with CR at number 19, but I did have OHMSS at number 4 so maybe one day I will grow up to be a proper James Bond fan like you guys! Until then, I’m off to watch Moonraker. ;;)

    Thanks for all your hard work @GoldenGun, I hope Nick Nack has a celebratory bath of Guiness and Tabasco waiting for you!

    I put OHMSS at 19.. :-SS

    Great game @GoldenGun , this was a lot of fun. Looking forward to next time!
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 2,327
    ;;)
    I put OHMSS at 19.. :-SS

    @ShakenNotStirred shall we plan our escape route now ... 😉

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  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    Posts: 7,096
    Excellent job @GoldenGun! I really enjoyed this thread, even when I disagreed with it. Thanks for all the work tallying up the votes and I loved the unique posters you shared.
  • Posts: 627
    Great tourney, Golden Gun! And a very worthy winner - OHMSS contains the best elements of the preceding '60s films (except for the absence of Connery), while allowing its unique direction and style to soar. A true gem.
  • Posts: 1,043
    ;;)
    I put OHMSS at 19.. :-SS

    @ShakenNotStirred shall we plan our escape route now ... 😉

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    @Max_The_Parrot I'll keep the Aston running!
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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bill Conti!
    Posts: 5,358
    Thanks for the kind words, folks. That really means a lot :) Hope everyone has enjoyed it as much as I did. If so, I might bump this thread in a year or so, hopefully to also include NTTD.

    Thanks again for participating, and for the lively discussions. After all, this game wouldn't have happened without your contributions :)

    Cheers!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 34,132
    Absolutely, would be great to do this in a year or so, especially after we've all had time to see NTTD a bit and digest it and formulate some new thoughts. This was a lot of fun!
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 1,070
    I can’t thank you enough @GoldenGun for putting in the required work to do this. ^:)^

    Interestingly, with the exceptions of DN, YOLT, FYEO, TLD and SF, the group’s ranking aligned very closely with my own.

    It’s been a lot a fun.
  • Whoa, I did not expect OHMSS to edge out CR for the win. But I guess that makes sense if it was the difference of a single vote.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited April 28 Posts: 30,345
    I figured it would, and I am glad. It would have made me feel a bit uncomfortable to not have one of the original '60s run to come out on top.
  • Posts: 3,135
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I figured it would, and I am glad. It would have made me feel a bit uncomfortable to not have one of the original '60s run to come out on top.

    And there were 3 of them in the top 5, and I think that's down to sheer quality. CR has just seems to be a fan favourite, and even enjoyed by your average joe, a lot of friends I know went to see it and liked it, despite not being Bond fans!
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 4,282
    OHMSS, the novel and the film, are both miracles in the Bond canon, the one story that Fleming and Eon were building toward, and achieved. Here Fleming perfects the story he first told in CR.

    We can and do argue about Lazenby's performance but he at least nailed the vulnerability of Bond in this story (whether that's him acting or just being under immense pressure following Connery, I don't know).

    For me, with OHMSS, all the elements come together in a kind of Bond platonic ideal.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bill Conti!
    Posts: 5,358
    I put together a medal table for those of you who are interested.

    On the left the film title, on the right the total of medals won by said title and in between every gold, silver and bronze medal that was collected.

    Medal-table-007.png

    Entries without any medal:
    YOLT, DAF, TMWTGG, FYEO, OP, NSNA, AVTAK, TND, DAD, SP.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,553
    Those are very interesting statistics.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,232
    Yes, interesting. So uh... technically, CR scooped up most of the gold medals. Very good.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,553
    And all six Bonds got one or more.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 2,540
    It was great fun watching this play out and chatting about the films from yet another angle. I'm delighted for OHMSS, which wanders between 1 and 2 for me. Many thanks, @GoldenGun!
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,315
    Apologies for being late to the party. A hearty well done on hosting this thread @GoldenGun. I had a neat time following on with this thread. The community top three matches with mine, plus with Spy, DN and GF showing well, I can't complain too much.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,232
    Stay tuned, folks! @GoldenGun has something else for us in preparation...
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bill Conti!
    edited May 1 Posts: 5,358
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Stay tuned, folks! @GoldenGun has something else for us in preparation...

    Still fine-tuning the idea at the moment ;)
    Tomorrow I'll propose the concept of a new game :)
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