BOND POLLS 2016: The Top 10 JAMES BOND-007 Film Ranking Contest (Results: winner!, on page 60)

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  • Posts: 11,119
    Ahhh ok hehe. Thank you ;-). Wonderful British verb then :-P.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited August 2016 Posts: 23,883
    bondjames wrote: »
    Thanks @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7. Those three are always secure at the top for me.
    The Craig and Connery films will always rule my rankings, and I also see our top 10s share the same 7 films.
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, I was curious to know which 3 films we differed on and so went back to your post earlier on this thread. I initially guessed correctly that SP, GF & QoS were in your top ten, but was surprised to see LTK there too (I thought it would have been GE instead). Dalton and Davi's performances, along with the 'cat and mouse' that Bond plays on Sanchez makes that film for me, despite the cheese factor and poor acting in other areas.

    There are some great standout performances by Bond actors in some films (like Craig in QoS, Moore in TMWTGG & Dalton in TLD), but the top 10 is a lonely place, and a difficult one to break into.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,406
    My top ten should, by right, extend to a top 15. But the three at the top, FRWL, OHMSS and CR are set in stone. They are the "Gold Standard".

    Thanks @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 - I was worried that that particular saying wouldn't translate well to our friends in the Continent.
  • Posts: 11,119
    royale65 wrote: »
    My top ten should, by right, extend to a top 15. But the three at the top, FRWL, OHMSS and CR are set in stone. They are the "Gold Standard".

    Thanks @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 - I was worried that that particular saying wouldn't translate well to our friends in the Continent.

    So GE is not a Gold Standard? :-)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,651
    @bondjames, you know me well. GE would probably be #11 or #12, right on the precipice, but not quite there, much like TLD.

    From my list people can see I prefer the more grounded and at times, darker Bond films that don't rely heavily on such over the top camp as others, not that I don't mind having a spice of something like the Moore era from time to time, of course.

    LTK for me deserved a spot because I think it is truly one of the prominent adult Bonds. It is a dark revenge tale that implies rape, shows the aftermath of brutal murder, features instances of disembodiment and cranium implosions, and blood galore. It's shocking how mature and no-holds barred it feels even today with the Craig films. It tackles some serious subject matter that is nothing to sniff about. And of course Dalton is my favorite Bond behind Sean and Dan, Pam is one of my top favorite Bond girls, Sanchez is deliciously entertaining, and I enjoy the clashes that happen between Bond and his superiors when he feels conflicted on whether to follow his head or heart after the tragedy Felix and his wife face. All in all, a great entry for me that I need to pop in again soon.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,406
    royale65 wrote: »
    My top ten should, by right, extend to a top 15. But the three at the top, FRWL, OHMSS and CR are set in stone. They are the "Gold Standard".

    Thanks @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 - I was worried that that particular saying wouldn't translate well to our friends in the Continent.

    So GE is not a Gold Standard? :-)

    Neither is GF! (Though it's closer than GE. And much closer than TMWTGG) ;)

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited August 2016 Posts: 28,651
    @royale65, GF does feel less like the gold standard at times and far more like pyrite.

    It's a good job Bond's 60s villains were such gentlemen to him, as you could make a drinking game out of the number of times Bond is knocked out and on the precipice of death throughout, only to slide his way out of it for little reason at all. In FRWL Grant thought he was savoring and stalling his one moment with Bond before making the kill, but here's Oddjob with at least three opportune chances to head hunt Bond with his hat, and Goldfinger with a similar amount, but they never do it. "Old man" Grant would be embarrassed if he witnessed it all.

    Because let's be clear: Dr. No made Bond a five-start meal and gave him a furnished apartment to relax in while under capture, Grant allowed him one last fine dining experience and smoke before making his move with the garrote wire and Largo invited 007 over to his pad and allowed him to fox up his woman, but even they wouldn't have stood for this! Goldfinger was begging to be foiled, if you ask me. ;)
  • Posts: 11,119
    So perhaps, some of the Craig films, especially CR, have shaken things up heavily. And 'classics' like GF, TSWLM and GE are victim of it?
  • SzonanaSzonana Mexico
    Posts: 1,130
    So perhaps, some of the Craig films, especially CR, have shaken things up heavily. And 'classics' like GF, TSWLM and GE are victim of it?


    I think Criag shakened everything involving Bond, now people expect much more from Bond than Blockbuster entretainment and now when suggesting Bond actors now people suggest thespians.

    I wonder if Michel Fassbender would have been such a favorite for Bond if we were back to 2005.
    He isn't a sure no since he is very good looking in a more conventional way than Daniel but not as much as Henry Cavil who was one pf the producers favorites back then.
    But since Casino Royale the stakes have been highly elevated.




  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 6,523
    @szonana, elevated and that's why suggestions to date have been so boring. I've said it before, DC has made it as hard to cast the role now as Connery did back in the late 60s.

    I don't admire the job BB has in front of her.
  • SuperintendentSuperintendent A separate pool. For sharks, no less.
    edited August 2016 Posts: 863
    This list is not entirely accurate. My absolute favourite is FRWL. The other 9 are always there, but in different order each time. This is how I feel at the moment.

    12 POINTS: From Russia with Love
    10 POINTS: Dr. No
    08 POINTS: Casino Royale
    07 POINTS: Thunderball
    06 POINTS: Goldfinger
    05 POINTS: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    04 POINTS: The Living Daylights
    03 POINTS: For Your Eyes Only
    02 POINTS: Octopussy
    01 POINT: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I'm probably in the minority but I think it never has been easier to cast the role than now. Craig was good, very good, but not even near Connery level overall. And he will never be as iconic as Moore.

    With actors like Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Fassbender, Aidan Turner and so many others around that could do Bond, I have no fear at all that Bond No 7 will be a huge success.

    And even if Craig stays for a fifth, and he should, it will be easy casting a new Bond in 2019/2020.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 6,523
    @bondjasonbond006:

    Tom is just sooo stagey; Chris I do like but would be almost cartoonish at this point because of Thor, he hasn't been able to stretch beyond this role; Fassbender is the most interesting, yet would cost bank (and I'm not absolutely convinced with his acting, and I say that as a fan; sometimes, to me, he can be monotone), and; Aidan's a pouty novice and as on the nose as Hiddles. Just my opinion, for sure, but, from my gut, there's just nothing exciting about most of the actors you mentioned.

    I know I would be lost as a Bond fan if any of the above were cast. Just, once again, from the gut, they don't give that... umpff..

    When DC was first cast, I was confused. I was against it. Then I watched some of his films, ending in LAYER CAKE and it was an uh-huh moment.

    Then came the trailers for CR, and that uh-huh got a lot louder.

    And then, finally, watching CR, I was sold. Something I wasn't, at the beginning, when I was watching CNN at the gym, and he was introduced to us, looking uncomfortable bouncing in the boat on the Thames in his suit and life jacket.

    But his body of work spoke very loudly to me after I started to research who the hell this weird looking man was. And he delivered, and was no longer a weird choice, but the best and only choice.

    Sadly, the same can't be said about the actors you mentioned above.
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 11,119
    Score totals after 59 voters. Dammit, the race for 1st place is on again. There used to be a big 40 point gap between #1 and #2 :-O:

    TOP 10:
    #01 placed Bond Film --> 428 POINTS
    #02 placed Bond Film --> 423 POINTS
    #03 placed Bond Film --> 400 POINTS
    #04 placed Bond Film --> 275 POINTS
    #05 placed Bond Film --> 230 POINTS
    #06 placed Bond Film --> 216 POINTS
    #07 placed Bond Film --> 193 POINTS
    #08 placed Bond Film --> 179 POINTS
    #09 placed Bond Film --> 147 POINTS
    #10 placed Bond Film --> 129 POINTS

    BOTTOM 5:
    #22 placed Bond Film --> 023 POINTS
    #22 placed Bond Film --> 019 POINTS
    #24 placed Bond Film --> 013 POINTS
    #24 placed Bond Film --> 000 POINTS
    #24 placed Bond Film --> 000 POINTS

    Keep voting guys & gals :-).
  • 12 Points Octopussy
    10 Points On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    08 Points GoldenEye

    07 Points For Your Eyes Only
    06 Points The Spy Who Loved Me
    05 Points Skyfall
    04 Points The World Is Not Enough
    03 Points The Man With The Golden Gun
    02 Points Moonraker
    01 Points The Living Daylights
  • Posts: 11,119
    12 Points Octopussy
    10 Points On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    08 Points GoldenEye

    07 Points For Your Eyes Only
    06 Points The Spy Who Loved Me
    05 Points Skyfall
    04 Points The World Is Not Enough
    03 Points The Man With The Golden Gun
    02 Points Moonraker
    01 Points The Living Daylights

    Hoe ben jij hier zo ineens verzeild geraakt :-P?
  • Posts: 11,119
    Keep voting guys ;-)
  • Posts: 11,119
    Let me know if you guys, girls know some people outside the forum who want to vote ok? Thank you.
  • Birdleson wrote: »
    Here's my Cousin's list. A 56 year old lifetime Bond fan: far more knowledgable than your average filmgoer, but no where near intense enough to exist on her with us. Hates the Brosnan Era intensely. 3 Seans, 3 Rogers, 1 Timothy, 3 Daniels

    12 Points FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    10 Points GOLDFINGER
    08 Points CASINO ROYALE

    07 Points LIVE AND LET DIE
    06 Points SKYFALL
    05 Points THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    04 Points DR. NO
    03 Points QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    02 Points LICENCE TO KILL
    01 Points THE MAN WITH GOLDEN GUN






    Lovely list :-). Although personally, I would give TWINE a bit mor credit.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 3,166
    I have asked a workmate who is also a Bond fan. He has also seen all the Bond films several times but I think he has a strange taste :-) He does not have such a deep Knowledge about the franchise.

    12 Points MOONRAKER
    10 Points GOLDFINGER
    08 Points QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    07 Points CASINO ROYALE
    06 Points THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    05 Points THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    04 Points OCTOPUSSY
    03 Points THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    02 Points A VIEW TO A KILL
    01 Points SPECTRE
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 13,146
    Well I guess this is mine...

    12 points Dr.No
    10 points On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    8 points From Russia With Love
    7 points Octopussy
    6 points The Living Daylights
    5 points Casino Royale
    4 points Goldfinger
    3 points The Spy Who Loved Me
    2 points Thunderball
    1 point For Your Eyes Only
  • edited September 2016 Posts: 11,119
    Benny wrote: »
    Well I guess this is mine...

    12 points Dr.No
    10 points On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    8 points From Russia With Love
    7 points Octopussy
    6 points The Living Daylights
    5 points Casino Royale
    4 points Goldfinger
    3 points The Spy Who Loved Me
    2 points Thunderball
    1 point For Your Eyes Only

    You're the 64th voter already. And you're the first forummember giving "Doctor No" 12 points :-D! Even after so many voters, you would expect that one movie starts running away with the gold medal. It's NOT the case. The difference between 1st place and 2nd place is now The-number-numbers-22189064-1732-1732.jpg FF-ING POINTS 8-}
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 13,146
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I can tell what the Top Three are without calculating or looking bacwards, just from going along with this from the start. Fourth I'm a little less confident.

    I'd say top three, OHMSS, FRWL, CR (maybe GF or GE)

  • Birdleson wrote: »
    Those top three you listed in some order. Then GF, I'd guess. GE, TSWLM and DN are not too far behind.

    :))
  • Keep voting guys & gals ;-).
  • Posts: 4,009
    I think TLD and SF are close to the top 4.
  • Posts: 107
    12 Points FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    10 Points ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    08 Points MOONRAKER

    07 Points CASINO ROYALE
    06 Points YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    05 Points THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    04 Points THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    03 Points THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    02 Points QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    01 Points GOLDFINGER
  • Wouldn't it be great if we get 100 voters before the end of the deadline :-D?
  • Posts: 4,009
    There are plenty of people who have completed their complete Bond rankings, whose votes for top 10 could easily be included here.
  • vzok wrote: »
    There are plenty of people who have completed their complete Bond rankings, whose votes for top 10 could easily be included here.

    Yeah, I agree. But I do like to give those people the opportunity to vote. Perhaps you can help me convincing the remainder of the voters in the Bond Rankings Topic to come here?
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