The thread of Bond lists - LIST 157 - Evaluate the FRWL Opening Titles. (see criteria)

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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Are there only two people on the forum who have an opinion about the FRWL score? :P
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    The whole score is awesome. No way for me to pick six moments.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
    edited June 2014 Posts: 16,330
    1. 007 Takes the Lektor (Consulate heist.)
    2. From Russia With Love. (Title sequence)
    3. James Bond with Bongo's (Bond to Turkey.)
    4. Stalking. (Pre title sequence.)
    5. Gypsy camp fight. (The girls fight to the death!)
    6. Meeting at St. Sophia.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Posts: 3,157
    1. Opening Theme
    2. 007 theme
    3. Bond meets Tania
    4. Death of Grant
    5. Smersh in Action (which, actually, is from Dr. No)
    6. Meeting in St. Sophia
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    I couldn't do a definitive six, but 007 Takes the Lector is definitely #1. The 007 theme! We need it back!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I have wondered about this, @StirredNotShaken. Can it be brought back? I think a modern version of the 007 Theme could be great but my imagination falls short of conceiving such a modern version. ;-)
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
    edited June 2014 Posts: 16,330
    DarthDimi wrote:
    I have wondered about this, @StirredNotShaken. Can it be brought back? I think a modern version of the 007 Theme could be great but my imagination falls short of conceiving such a modern version. ;-)

    The redone version done by the City of Prague philharmonic Orchestra sounds pretty good for a modern film. Pure class with a bigger sound. This isn't the version, but it sounds mighty fantastic.
  • 6. James Bond with Bongos True, it’s the same old James Bond Theme. But this one comes with bongos, for crying out loud. The only thing conceivably cooler would be James Bond with Cowbell.
    5. Girl Trouble Suitably persistent.
    4. Opening Titles Not a big fan of the main theme, but this breezy yet no-nonsense arrangement has my ears anytime.
    3. Stalking Short and moody.
    2. Spectre in Action That eerie, ascending motif. Love it whenever it takes off.
    1. 007 Takes the Lektor Brilliantly quirky yet oddly majestic.
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    1. Opening titles medley (specifically that loud opening)
    2. 007 takes the Lektor
    3. Matt Munroe
    4. Gypsy camp
    5. Blofeld to Klebb/Kronstein
    6. Spectre in Action
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    6. James Bond with Bongos True, it’s the same old James Bond Theme. But this one comes with bongos, for crying out loud. The only thing conceivably cooler would be James Bond with Cowbell.
    5. Girl Trouble Suitably persistent.
    4. Opening Titles Not a big fan of the main theme, but this breezy yet no-nonsense arrangement has my ears anytime.
    3. Stalking Short and moody.
    2. Spectre in Action That eerie, ascending motif. Love it whenever it takes off.
    1. 007 Takes the Lektor Brilliantly quirky yet oddly majestic.

    Careful, you're about to get your wish ten movies from now...
  • 6. James Bond with Bongos True, it’s the same old James Bond Theme. But this one comes with bongos, for crying out loud. The only thing conceivably cooler would be James Bond with Cowbell.

    Careful, you're about to get your wish ten movies from now...

    Too true. But Bill Conti is no Bruce Dickinson, and as long as I don't get an actual track named James Bond with Cowbell I still feel a bit shortchanged ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    pachazo wrote:
    Related to what i said earlier, could they not find someone else to play 009 rather than have Moore play 2 roles
    Well, you see, the original plan was to have Roger Moore play all of the roles in the film under the working title "Octopussy Galore". Since Cubby had basically given the middle finger to McClory during the PTS of the previous film, this time it was decided that they were going to outdo CR '67. In that film you had a number of different people playing James Bond so for "OPG" they wanted James Bond to play everyone.

    As you can imagine this proved to be difficult. Moore and director John Glen were constantly butting heads about how much skin he should or shouldn't reveal when dressed as the female characters. They came up with the compromise that Sir Roger would just wear the clown suit for all of his "female" scenes. Well, that was fine until Moore insisted on wearing said clown suit for all of Bond's scenes as well. That was too much for Glen and that's when they brought in James Brolin to audition for the role.

    Brolin was very excited about getting to play Bond but, wouldn't you know it, he just couldn't get behind this idea that Moore got to play all of the other parts. He started making demands to play other characters. It was just minor characters at first but soon enough he wanted the lead roles as well. Although he made a very convincing Octopussy, Cubby just didn't think he was right for the role of Magda. So that was the end of him.

    Eventually the whole plan was scrapped. However, they did keep the scene with Moore playing 009 to save some time and money. I hope that I have helped to clear things up for you!

    Simply brilliant reply there.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,524
    LIST 1: The 007 most intelligent Bond girls
    LIST 2: Your 007 favourite OT sequences by Maurice Binder
    LIST 3: Your 007 most annoying moments in a Bond film
    LIST 4: Rank the Aston Martin cars from the Bonds
    LIST 5: 007's 007 coolest moments
    LIST 6: Rank the non-Barry/Arnold scores
    LIST 7: Your 007 most sexy moments in the Bonds
    LIST 8: The 6 best moments of Bond in London
    LIST 9: The 007 best uses of the Bond Theme
    LIST 10: The 5 worst faces made by the Bonds
    LIST 11: Your top 10 PTS
    LIST 12: The 6 best scenes in OHMSS
    LIST 13: David Arnold's 6 finest moments in the Bonds
    LIST 14: The five nicest folks who ever played a part in a Bond film.
    LIST 15: Ranking the Glen directed Bonds.
    LIST 16: Rank the Blofelds (including NSNA and FYEO)
    LIST 17-65: The 5 worst moments in DN - The 5 best moments in SF.
    LIST 66-71: The 5 best things about Connery's Bond.- The 5 best things about Craig's Bond.
    LIST 72: The 5 best non-Bond roles for Sean Connery.
    LIST 73: Name 7 still living directors you want to do a Bond film.
    LIST 74: Five favourite franchises inspired by Bond.
    LIST 75-80: Five things the Moore Bond did that you never would. - Brosnan - Connery - Dalton - Craig - Lazenby
    LIST 81-85: Your 5 favourite one night stands from the 60s. - 2000s including SF.
    LIST 86: Six things NSNA did better than TB.
    LIST 87: Six Bonds that were significantly weaker than their predecessor.
    LIST 88: Six Bonds that were significantly stronger than their predecessor.
    LIST 89: Rank Arnold's Bond scores.
    LIST 90-114: The five most conspicuous characters (not Bond!) of DN-SF: coolest, prettiest, dumbest, funniest, most tragic.
    LIST 115: Rank your six favourite establishing shots.
    LIST 116: Five 'funny' moments you regret are in a Bond film.
    LIST 117: Rank your 6 favourite 007 moments in America.
    LIST 118: Who are the 7 dumbest Bond girls?
    LIST 119: Rank the John Barry scores
    LIST 120: Which six Bond girls have the loveliest face?
    LIST 121: Rank the M's (including NSNA and CR67)
    LIST 122: Your six favourite 'random' gadgets in Q's lab.
    LIST 123: Your six favourite conditions under which to watch a Bond film.
    LIST 124: Six moments when Bond came closest to defeat.
    LIST 125: 5 most amazing stunts ever performed in a Bond film.
    LIST 126: Six characters you wish had never been in a Bond film.
    LIST 127: Six locations from the Bond films that were totally underused.
    LIST 128: Your top 7 of male actors who have passed away but should have been in a Bond film.
    LIST 129: Your top 7 of actresses of 50 or older who should be cast in a Bond film.
    LIST 130: 7 crew members whose (temporary or permanent) absence can/could be felt most.
    LIST 131: Six favourite scenes with animals in the Bond films.
    LIST 132: Seven mistakes they have made in the Bonds.
    LIST 133: Six things you do a few hours before watching a new Bond film.
    LIST 134: Seven reasons why you are a Bond fan.
    LIST 135: Rank Guy Hamilton's Bond films.
    LIST 136: Your 007 favourite Bond - M conversations.
    LIST 137: Six things your favourite Bond spoofs actually did better than the Bond films themselves.
    LIST 138: Rank the decades of Bond movies.
    LIST 139: List your 6 favourite parties / fun events in the Bond films.
    LIST 140: 6 Best musical moments in DN
    LIST 141: 6 Best musical moments in FRWL

    <font color=orange size=5><b>LIST 142</b></font>

    <font color=green size=6> <b>6 Best musical moments in GF</b></font>
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    6 - Welcome to Miami - this music makes we want to be there.

    5 - The Bond Theme as it plays when Bond kicks the guard in the PTS. I love its energy.

    4 - Oddjob drives, kills and then further drives Solo from the ranch to the car graveyard. Great musical moment there.

    3 - Countdown of the bomb - very dramatic music, a powerful addition to the action on screen.

    2 - The music that plays during the laser table scene. I love how it builds tension.

    1 - Raid on Fort Knox - simply brilliant!
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
    Posts: 16,330
    1. James Bond is Back Again. (PTS)
    2. Dawn Raid on Fort Knox. (Operation Grand Slam.)
    3. The Laser. (No Mister Bond, I expect you to die!)
    4. Countdown of the Bomb. (Goodbye Mister Bond.)
    5. Auric's Factory. (Bond sneaking around at night is great.)
    6. Intro Miami. (Lush 60's class.)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    PTS music while Bonita dances
    GF theme with Bassey
    Miami intro after PTS
    the music at Auric's factory
    the laser table music does cut it
    bomb countdown
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    6. The Death of Goldfinger
    5. Oddjob's Pressing Engagement
    4. Golden Girl
    3. Dawn Raind On Fort Know
    2. Goldfinger theme - PTS ends and the brass kicks in.
    1. Alpine Drive - the GF theme slowly played, my favorite musical moment in the movie.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Posts: 3,157
    1. Alpine Drive
    2. Goldfinger
    3. Bond is Back again
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited July 2014 Posts: 23,524
    LIST 1: The 007 most intelligent Bond girls
    LIST 2: Your 007 favourite OT sequences by Maurice Binder
    LIST 3: Your 007 most annoying moments in a Bond film
    LIST 4: Rank the Aston Martin cars from the Bonds
    LIST 5: 007's 007 coolest moments
    LIST 6: Rank the non-Barry/Arnold scores
    LIST 7: Your 007 most sexy moments in the Bonds
    LIST 8: The 6 best moments of Bond in London
    LIST 9: The 007 best uses of the Bond Theme
    LIST 10: The 5 worst faces made by the Bonds
    LIST 11: Your top 10 PTS
    LIST 12: The 6 best scenes in OHMSS
    LIST 13: David Arnold's 6 finest moments in the Bonds
    LIST 14: The five nicest folks who ever played a part in a Bond film.
    LIST 15: Ranking the Glen directed Bonds.
    LIST 16: Rank the Blofelds (including NSNA and FYEO)
    LIST 17-65: The 5 worst moments in DN - The 5 best moments in SF.
    LIST 66-71: The 5 best things about Connery's Bond.- The 5 best things about Craig's Bond.
    LIST 72: The 5 best non-Bond roles for Sean Connery.
    LIST 73: Name 7 still living directors you want to do a Bond film.
    LIST 74: Five favourite franchises inspired by Bond.
    LIST 75-80: Five things the Moore Bond did that you never would. - Brosnan - Connery - Dalton - Craig - Lazenby
    LIST 81-85: Your 5 favourite one night stands from the 60s. - 2000s including SF.
    LIST 86: Six things NSNA did better than TB.
    LIST 87: Six Bonds that were significantly weaker than their predecessor.
    LIST 88: Six Bonds that were significantly stronger than their predecessor.
    LIST 89: Rank Arnold's Bond scores.
    LIST 90-114: The five most conspicuous characters (not Bond!) of DN-SF: coolest, prettiest, dumbest, funniest, most tragic.
    LIST 115: Rank your six favourite establishing shots.
    LIST 116: Five 'funny' moments you regret are in a Bond film.
    LIST 117: Rank your 6 favourite 007 moments in America.
    LIST 118: Who are the 7 dumbest Bond girls?
    LIST 119: Rank the John Barry scores
    LIST 120: Which six Bond girls have the loveliest face?
    LIST 121: Rank the M's (including NSNA and CR67)
    LIST 122: Your six favourite 'random' gadgets in Q's lab.
    LIST 123: Your six favourite conditions under which to watch a Bond film.
    LIST 124: Six moments when Bond came closest to defeat.
    LIST 125: 5 most amazing stunts ever performed in a Bond film.
    LIST 126: Six characters you wish had never been in a Bond film.
    LIST 127: Six locations from the Bond films that were totally underused.
    LIST 128: Your top 7 of male actors who have passed away but should have been in a Bond film.
    LIST 129: Your top 7 of actresses of 50 or older who should be cast in a Bond film.
    LIST 130: 7 crew members whose (temporary or permanent) absence can/could be felt most.
    LIST 131: Six favourite scenes with animals in the Bond films.
    LIST 132: Seven mistakes they have made in the Bonds.
    LIST 133: Six things you do a few hours before watching a new Bond film.
    LIST 134: Seven reasons why you are a Bond fan.
    LIST 135: Rank Guy Hamilton's Bond films.
    LIST 136: Your 007 favourite Bond - M conversations.
    LIST 137: Six things your favourite Bond spoofs actually did better than the Bond films themselves.
    LIST 138: Rank the decades of Bond movies.
    LIST 139: List your 6 favourite parties / fun events in the Bond films.
    LIST 142: 6 Best musical moments in DN - GF

    <font color=orange size=5><b>LIST 143</b></font>

    <font color=green size=6> <b>7 visually most beautiful moments in the Craig films.</b></font>
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    7 - Sailing into Venice (CR)

    6 - Bond confronts Yussef (QOS)

    5 - Swimming under blue lights in Shanghai hotel (SF)

    4 - Bond walk into Casino Royale with his tailored tuxedo (CR)

    3 - Serving drinks and snacks at Greene's fund raiser (QOS)

    2 - Blue Shanghai by night (SF)

    1 - Bregenz, fountain, car in empty street (QOS)
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    7. Entrance into Venice by boat (CR)
    6. Sinking house in Venice (CR)
    5. Driving the DB5 through Scotland, arrival at Skyfall (SF)
    4. Stunt with overturning DBS (CR)
    3. Entrance into Macao Casino - boat and inside with Eve (SF)
    2. Tosca scene in Bregenz (QoS)
    1. Crane Jumping (CR)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Mr. White's property on Lake Como
    Shanghai Nights
    Macau Casino entrance with floating lanterns
    Tosca should be for everyone
    Drive to Skyfall Lodge
    Ocean Club receptionist
    Sailing in Venice
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    1. Solange riding her horse.
    2. Solange at Bond's hotel.
    3. Receptionist at the Bahamas hotel.
    4. Meeting Vesper on the train
    5. Showering with Severine.
    6. Meeting Severine at the casino
    7. Vesper kissing Bond at the Cards table.



    And the non-lady moments.

    1. Bond shooting off Mr. White's knee
    2. Tosca
    3. Boat ride to the Shanghai casino
    4. Dinner conversation on the train with Vesper
    5. Bond's **** eating grin after Carlos blows himself up.
    6. M's speech in the Parliament
    7. Bond's entrance at Casino Royale.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    edited July 2014 Posts: 4,421
    I can not do 7 shots, I'm afraid....

    Casino Royale

    Bruised and battered Bond in the Hotel after his fight with Obanno.
    Prowling in his tuxedo in the casino. The walk just screams Bond
    Vertigo inducing shots of the crane

    Quantum of Solace

    Bond and the villains, Bregenz - the white contrasts superbly with the black of the men's tuxedos.
    Bond and Camille in the desert
    The blue of the sky and arid, bleak deserts, prior to the final shoot 'em up
    The opening shot of the lake

    (I must say QoS in a beautiful film)

    Skyfall

    The reveal of Istanbul after exiting the hotel where Ronson was shot
    The night time shots of Shanghai
    Bond and Partice grappling, with the only illumination coming from the shots of the gun
    Entering the Macau Floating Casino
    Scotland, driving the DB5 and the ensuing fog.
    Sailing to Silva's island on the Chimera.



    In fact all of Craig's film are beautiful.
  • For me, when Bond and M got out of the car while onroute to Skyfall in Scotland. Watching it from an IMAX screen, if felt like you were actually there in Scotland.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    @royale65, you're right my friend, QOS is a beautiful film. I wish we could have driven around in Bregenz a bit longer before arriving at the opera house.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I can't even list and rank them, so I'll break up tradition and just name my favorites off the top of my head:

    CR:

    - Some of the crane shots when Bond pursues Mollaka.
    - Bond watching Solange on the beach.
    - Bond and Vesper on the train together.
    - The entire casino layout.
    - Bond at the hospital until the end of the film.

    QoS:
    - The opening PTS shots.
    - The rooftop chase.
    - The boat chase.
    - Bregenz/Tosca.
    - Mathis' villa.
    - The fundraiser.
    - The wide desert shots during the finale.
    - Bond meeting Yusef.

    SF:
    - It's Deakins, so just about everything. My favorite is the shot of Bond and M staring off into the Scottish landscape, or watching them drive to Skyfall as the 'Skyfall' track plays. One of my favorite Bond moments.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,421
    DarthDimi wrote:
    @royale65, you're right my friend, QOS is a beautiful film. I wish we could have driven around in Bregenz a bit longer before arriving at the opera house.

    I think even the most anti-QoS fan will admit that the film is beautiful. With QoS and SF cinematography being so excellent, it makes CR's photography seem positively drab in comparison.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,524
    LIST 1: The 007 most intelligent Bond girls
    LIST 2: Your 007 favourite OT sequences by Maurice Binder
    LIST 3: Your 007 most annoying moments in a Bond film
    LIST 4: Rank the Aston Martin cars from the Bonds
    LIST 5: 007's 007 coolest moments
    LIST 6: Rank the non-Barry/Arnold scores
    LIST 7: Your 007 most sexy moments in the Bonds
    LIST 8: The 6 best moments of Bond in London
    LIST 9: The 007 best uses of the Bond Theme
    LIST 10: The 5 worst faces made by the Bonds
    LIST 11: Your top 10 PTS
    LIST 12: The 6 best scenes in OHMSS
    LIST 13: David Arnold's 6 finest moments in the Bonds
    LIST 14: The five nicest folks who ever played a part in a Bond film.
    LIST 15: Ranking the Glen directed Bonds.
    LIST 16: Rank the Blofelds (including NSNA and FYEO)
    LIST 17-65: The 5 worst moments in DN - The 5 best moments in SF.
    LIST 66-71: The 5 best things about Connery's Bond.- The 5 best things about Craig's Bond.
    LIST 72: The 5 best non-Bond roles for Sean Connery.
    LIST 73: Name 7 still living directors you want to do a Bond film.
    LIST 74: Five favourite franchises inspired by Bond.
    LIST 75-80: Five things the Moore Bond did that you never would. - Brosnan - Connery - Dalton - Craig - Lazenby
    LIST 81-85: Your 5 favourite one night stands from the 60s. - 2000s including SF.
    LIST 86: Six things NSNA did better than TB.
    LIST 87: Six Bonds that were significantly weaker than their predecessor.
    LIST 88: Six Bonds that were significantly stronger than their predecessor.
    LIST 89: Rank Arnold's Bond scores.
    LIST 90-114: The five most conspicuous characters (not Bond!) of DN-SF: coolest, prettiest, dumbest, funniest, most tragic.
    LIST 115: Rank your six favourite establishing shots.
    LIST 116: Five 'funny' moments you regret are in a Bond film.
    LIST 117: Rank your 6 favourite 007 moments in America.
    LIST 118: Who are the 7 dumbest Bond girls?
    LIST 119: Rank the John Barry scores
    LIST 120: Which six Bond girls have the loveliest face?
    LIST 121: Rank the M's (including NSNA and CR67)
    LIST 122: Your six favourite 'random' gadgets in Q's lab.
    LIST 123: Your six favourite conditions under which to watch a Bond film.
    LIST 124: Six moments when Bond came closest to defeat.
    LIST 125: 5 most amazing stunts ever performed in a Bond film.
    LIST 126: Six characters you wish had never been in a Bond film.
    LIST 127: Six locations from the Bond films that were totally underused.
    LIST 128: Your top 7 of male actors who have passed away but should have been in a Bond film.
    LIST 129: Your top 7 of actresses of 50 or older who should be cast in a Bond film.
    LIST 130: 7 crew members whose (temporary or permanent) absence can/could be felt most.
    LIST 131: Six favourite scenes with animals in the Bond films.
    LIST 132: Seven mistakes they have made in the Bonds.
    LIST 133: Six things you do a few hours before watching a new Bond film.
    LIST 134: Seven reasons why you are a Bond fan.
    LIST 135: Rank Guy Hamilton's Bond films.
    LIST 136: Your 007 favourite Bond - M conversations.
    LIST 137: Six things your favourite Bond spoofs actually did better than the Bond films themselves.
    LIST 138: Rank the decades of Bond movies.
    LIST 139: List your 6 favourite parties / fun events in the Bond films.
    LIST 142: 6 Best musical moments in DN - GF
    LIST 143: 7 visually most beautiful moments in the Craig films.

    <font color=orange size=5><b>LIST 144</b></font>

    <font color=green size=6> <b>Rank the Kleinman OT sequences.</b></font>
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,524
    6 - TWINE

    5 - DAD

    4 - TND

    3 - SF

    2 - CR

    1 - GE
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