Rank the Guy Hamiton Bonds films (Poll added)

edited November 2011 in Trivia & Games Posts: 2,341
Ugh, this is fairly easy for us. But lets give it a go
1. GOLDFINGER

2.LALD
3.TMWTGG

4. DAF

I left the space between the others to show the considerable drop off after GF. Can't say his films got progressively worst because DAF marked the nadir of his directional efforts. Maybe he was hampered by the bogus scripts.
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  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    001) GF
    002) TMWTGG
    003) DAF
    004) LALD
  • 1- GF

    2- TWMWTGG

    3- LALD

    4- DAF
  • Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Man with Golden Gun, Diamonds. He was also originally set to direct Superman until production left Italy. He was a UK tax exile at the time. His Bonds disregard the fantasy and Bond would never dressed as a Clown (My series lowpoint) in one of his films.
  • Artemis81Artemis81 In Christmas Land
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    Goldfinger
    Live and Let Die
    TMWTGG
    Diamonds Are Forever
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    1. DAF

    2. GF



    3. TMWTGG










    4. LALD
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    I hope we're judging on directing abilities, and not ranking our likeness of the films -_-

    On directing, as in NOT storyline:

    GOLDFINGER -Shot beautifully, and for the time shot very well.


    As far as the rest go, you couldn't tell they were done by the same guy.
    TMWTGG -Overall meh on cinematography and direction
    DAF -props for the challenge of filming in Vegas AND on an oil rig. But the CGI is just un-passable.. but that is mostly budgetary issues.
    LALD -nothing significant. Could of been anybody directing.
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    1. Goldfinger





    (x2)






    2. Live and Let Die





    3. Diamonds Are Forever


    4. The Man With the Golden Gun

    Seems about right ;)
  • Didn't we do something similar to this yesterday

    In any event, best Hamilton picture for me was Live and Let Die, can't really argue as it's my favorite 007 adventure

    In second place comes Golden Gun by some distance, then Diamonds and finally Goldfinger

    Just for arguments sake and for subsequent Director polls :


    Young - From Russia With Love

    Gilbert - The Spy Who Loved Me

    Campbell - Casino Royale


    I believe anyone else only directed the once so obviously we can't pick and choose
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 1,497
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    I hope we're judging on directing abilities, and not ranking our likeness of the films -_-

    Well that changes things. The title is "Rank the Guy Hamilton films". I actually agree, I think GF is probably his best directed film in that it's the tighest and is the most evenly paced. I also would rank GF highly because it has Mr. Hamilton's stamp all over it: he brought a level of iconography to the series, as another member pointed out in the 11/10 thread.

    I rank DAF highly as well, because it has the campy feel and style of Guy Hamilton that he started with GF: but also because it has a lot else going for it: exceptionally clever script, actor's performances, music, among other things.

    LALD and TWTGG are definitely unmistakably Guy Hamilton directed films: whacky over the top characters, gags, strong emphasis of dialogue between characters, outrageous stunts and an overall 'colorfulness' to the movies. But with Die and Golden Gun, the whole is unfortunately less than the sum of their parts, and even several of the parts fall flat. IMHO of course

  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    His Bonds disregard the fantasy and Bond would never dressed as a Clown (My series lowpoint) in one of his films.

    Baron Samedi? Blofeld clones? Diamond satellites? Sporting a dry clean tuxedo replete with fresh carnation under a wetsuit? :?

    I think fantasy abounded quite a bit in Hamilton's Bond films.

  • 1.) GF/ DAF
    2.) TMWTGG
    3.) LALD

    GF and DAF are one and two, respectively, on my Bond list, but they are practically equal in every sense of the word.
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    1. Goldfinger
    2. Diamonds are Forever
    3. Live and Let Die
    4. The Man With the Golden Gun
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    1. Live and Let Die
    2. Diamonds Are Forever

    (further down the list)

    3. Goldfinger
    4. The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Not a fan of Guy Hamilton and think his films rank towards the bottom of the series. However, Goldfinger is his best followed by TMWTGG and LALD, with DAF way at the bottom.
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    001. Live And Let Die
    002. Goldfinger
    003. The Man With The Golden Gun
    004. Diamonds Are Forever
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited April 2014 Posts: 13,217
    1. Live And Let Die
    2. Goldfinger
    3. Diamonds Are Forever
    4. The Man With The Golden Gun

    I think. To be honest, I don't really know without watching them all again. I really don't like The Man With The Golden Gun aside from Moore's perfromance, that much I do know.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    LALD
    TMWTGG
    DAF





























    GF
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    GF
    TMWTGG
    LALD
    DAF
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited November 2011 Posts: 8,670
    1. GF (tie with) LALD
    2. TMWTGG
    3. DAF

    EDIT: Can we get a poll for this, too?

    Also, can we rank the 2 Martin Campbell films somewhere? It would be interesting to see how that turns out.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,217
    QBranch wrote:
    Can we a poll for this, too?

    I agree. A poll would be great.
    QBranch wrote:
    Also, can we rank the 2 Martin Campbell films somewhere? It would be interesting to see how that turns out.

    1. Casino Royale
    2. GoldenEye

    That's it. Though some would differ, many would 'rank' them in that order.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 3,992
    Directing and how much I liked them;

    Goldfinger
    Live and Let Die
    The Man With The Golden Gun
    Diamonds Are Forever.

    The last two, in particular, features some shoddy continuity and sight gags.

  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 13,708
    TMWTGG
    DAF

    LALD

    GF
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    (1) Goldfinger (1) Diamonds (1) LALD (1) TMWTGG

    All equally brilliant.
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    Goldfinger
    Live and Let Die
    TMWTGG
    Diamonds Are Forever
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 3,184
    Live and Let Die
    TMWTGG
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Goldfinger


  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    Posts: 6,840
    OK poll added everyone back. :D
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 17,220
    1) GF

    This is the Bond that cemented the formula and pushed Bond to a higher level of popularity and glamour. It's an enjoyable classic in every respect and as such, it's my number one Hamilton film.

    2) DAF

    Like a woman you consider ugly at first, then fall madly in love with because she's great in bed, DAF is a Bond film I had to get accustomed to - but now I love it in every way.

    3) LALD

    Solitaire.

    Solitaire.

    Solitaire.

    4) TMWTGG

    Mèh...
  • They're 4 very polarizing films. GF and LALD were great but DAF and TMWTGG were two of the weakest films in the series.
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    GF
    LALD
    TMWTGG
    DAF
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    TMWTGG
    GF
    LALD

    DAF
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