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

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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    edited October 2016 Posts: 11,757
    peter wrote: »
    I won't argue with passion gents, but... really?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I thought Dalton had a striking look as Bond, but his acting bordered on the melodrama and he lacked serious charisma. Intellectually I respected his take on the character, emotionally I didn't buy in.

    And I never got the sense that Fleming's Bond was always angry, whereas Dalton was. Fleming's Bond took pleasure in women, and, while on assignment, wonderful foods (and wines and spirits). He was quite hedonistic in this regard. Just never got anything like that from Dalton.

    In the end, however, I could be absolutely off base, and I should respect your love of the man and his work on this character.

    Dalton Bond wasn't always angry, but he did occasionally get frustrated with Kara. And for the literary Bond taking pleasure in women, so did Dalton's Bond. Dalton's Bond slept with two women per film, which is twice as much, on average, as the literary Bond.

    Now a top 6 placing guaranteed for TLD. :D

    My prediction for #1, is either FRWL or OHMSS, with GF rounding out the top 3.
  • HellerHeller London
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    I'm happy for TLD because I like Dalton. But it's the wrong Dalton film in the top 6.
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    SF or TLD is next. My prediction:

    6. Skyfall
    5. The Living Daylights
    4. Goldfinger
    3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. Casino Royale
    1. From Russia with Love
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    Mine, close enough...
    Predictions:

    1. CR
    2. FRWL
    3. OHMSS
    4. GF
    5. TLD
    6. SF
    7. GE
    8. TSWLM
    9. Dr No
    10. TB

    My predictions has been going pretty well, albeit in a different order.

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    DALTON RULEZ™

    Wow, never saw that coming, TLD at No 6!! because it must come next right? Unthinkable it would even go any higher.

    I'm so happy I could scream...
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    Just watched Goldfinger tonight as part of this years re-watch of the films and will be interesting to see where the last of the 'fantastical' Bond films finish.

    It's certainly currently looking like the Fleming holy trinity of FRWL/OHMSS/CR might make up the top three.
  • Interesting that Tim, Dan and Laz only started with 7 out of 26, and still have 4 out of 6 left with a lowest pick of just 15. There's definitely something to be said for a more 'real' Bond and a classic Fleming story.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    peter wrote: »
    I won't argue with passion gents, but... really?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I thought Dalton had a striking look as Bond, but his acting bordered on the melodrama and he lacked serious charisma. Intellectually I respected his take on the character, emotionally I didn't buy in.

    And I never got the sense that Fleming's Bond was always angry, whereas Dalton was. Fleming's Bond took pleasure in women, and, while on assignment, wonderful foods (and wines and spirits). He was quite hedonistic in this regard. Just never got anything like that from Dalton.

    In the end, however, I could be absolutely off base, and I should respect your love of the man and his work on this character.

    You're not off base at all. And that's coming from someone who likes Dalton, loves the TLD and wanted him to make many more movies before he was screwed over
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    TLD has to 10th...TLD has to be 9th...TLD HAS to 8th....TLD has to 7th...TLD HAS TO BE NEXT!!....Delighted to see it proving everyone wrong! Am really enjoying this! Go Tim!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited October 2016 Posts: 9,021
    If TLD makes it even higher than 6 I will run naked through the MI6 Community messhall :D
  • JeffreyJeffrey The Netherlands
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    If one of Roger's films make it to the top 5 I will certainly... oh... never mind. :'(
  • HellerHeller London
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    If TLD sneaks into the top 5 in lieu of Skyfall, I will not be held accountable for my actions.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Join me running naked through the messhall then ? @Heller. :D
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
    edited October 2016 Posts: 5,259
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    TLD has to 10th...TLD has to be 9th...TLD HAS to 8th....TLD has to 7th...TLD HAS TO BE NEXT!!....Delighted to see it proving everyone wrong! Am really enjoying this! Go Tim!

    I'm overjoyed as well, hope it sneaks into the top 5.

    SF next please!
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    I just wanted to thank GG for the work he has done here, outstanding effort.
    I owe an apology as the task of ranking for me was overwhelming and I missed the deadline, (what an idiot)
  • HellerHeller London
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    Join me running naked through the messhall then ? @Heller. :D

    No one would want to see that.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Wait. Are you telling me that TLD has still survived? Still?

    I look forward to seeing why and how when it finally crops up and we can see the details on voting.
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    It is obviously held in higher esteem than most people think! I gave it the second highest score, just below OHMSS! Am thrilled its doing so well!
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    bondjames wrote: »
    Wait. Are you telling me that TLD has still survived? Still?

    I look forward to seeing why and how when it finally crops up and we can see the details on voting.

    It's a head-scratcher, for sure.
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    I have a theory that there is always greater support for an actors first attempt. I know the theory is flawed (GL quiting did not help). There is one logic that would say that an actor gets better over time as they become more relaxed within the role (I dont see that myself) and another logic that says that an actor gives 100% first time round and is also free from the burden of review/critique and will not over think the role next time. For me SC is never more Bond than in Dr No, RM give a great performance in LALD, TLD has done well in this vote, we have a thread going on at the moment re Goldeneye being PB's best and CR seems to be broadly recognised as DC's best of the 4 (I know its up for debate)
    just rambling on now...Ill stop.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    DoctorNo wrote: »
    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me

    For me that's part of the charm.
    It's the 80s and John Glen did a terrific job on all 5 films.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I say TLD beats out SF (not for me personally, it's not even close).
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
    Posts: 5,259
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me

    I think TLD has pretty good cinematography. The Bratislava and Vienna scenes bathe in Cold War atmosphere. And those early morning scenes in the desert are beautifully shot as well.

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited October 2016 Posts: 30,170
    I have no problem with the cinematography, it's a typical Glen film (the cinematographer generally serves the director's vision). It works in the narrative without drawing attention to itself.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me

    I think TLD has pretty good cinematography. The Bratislava and Vienna scenes bathe in Cold War atmosphere. And those early morning scenes in the desert are beautifully shot as well.

    But the jail is some of the worst art direction in a Bond film. The backlighting is terrible. I am reminded of the Arizona jail scene in an episode of Brady Bunch.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    TripAces wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me

    I think TLD has pretty good cinematography. The Bratislava and Vienna scenes bathe in Cold War atmosphere. And those early morning scenes in the desert are beautifully shot as well.

    But the jail is some of the worst art direction in a Bond film. The backlighting is terrible. I am reminded of the Arizona jail scene in an episode of Brady Bunch.

    That ruins the whole film obviously.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,170
    TripAces wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    People complain about Kara, but the only thing that mars TLD is some of the cheap sets and cinematography/lighting. If the film was more artistic visually, it would easily be top five for me

    I think TLD has pretty good cinematography. The Bratislava and Vienna scenes bathe in Cold War atmosphere. And those early morning scenes in the desert are beautifully shot as well.

    But the jail is some of the worst art direction in a Bond film. The backlighting is terrible. I am reminded of the Arizona jail scene in an episode of Brady Bunch.

    That is a horrible scene on every level and it is where I become disengaged.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,102
    Agreed. The jail scene is really stupid.
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