Favourite John Glen BOND? (POLL ADDED)

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  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    TLD, then OP and FYEO, LTK and finally AVTAK.
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    OP
    AVTAK
    FYEO
    TLD
    LTK
  • AntiLocqueBrakesAntiLocqueBrakes The edge
    Posts: 538
    1. TLD (one of my favorites)
    2. FYEO (Moore's best performance, IMO)
    3. LTK (way underrated)
    4. OP (Part 1/2 of over the hill Roger. Not without its charm though)
    5. AVTAK (Part 2/2. Cool theme song ... though)
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,116
    1. FYEO good first effort. Pacing and acting a bit off.
    2. OP better second effort. Better acting but that's probably due to the actors not Glen. Fun PTS. Silly Tarzan yell and tennis sound effects ruin otherwise good sequences and relegate this one to second.
    3. AVTAK silly but ok. Walken/Zorin wasted on a nonsensical plot to destroy Silicon Valley. Why? They don't manufacture microchips in Silicon Valley. Moore plays Bond straight hoping no one notices he's aged beyond the role.
    4. TLD written for Brosnan ..Dalton misused and wasted on technically and artistically subpar film. Acting sucks too. However, Koskov nice well written character. Still facking his assassination attempt with fack bullets and an idiot on either side of the wall would figure out baffles me. Barry's worse score ...nice cameo though. Horrible special effects.
    5. LTK. Probably a great film there somewhere but wow what cheap casting and pathetic acting etc... Dalton deserved far better than a director just a notch above any given YouTuber.

    Glen is obviously not my favorite.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 4,479
    In defense of John Glen, he seamlessly worked the action sequences into the film like no director before or since. He cared about the action scenes.

    I'd rank his films as follows:

    TLD
    OP
    FYEO
    LTK
    AVTAK
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,058
    1.FYEO
    2.OP
    3.LTK
    4.AVTAK
    5.TLD
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
    Posts: 2,044
    1. OP (10/24)
    2. FYEO (19/24)
    3. TLD (20/24)
    4. LTK (21/24)
    5. AVTAK (23/24)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
    Posts: 41,660
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    4. TLD written for Brosnan ..

    Where did you hear that?
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,116
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    4. TLD written for Brosnan ..

    Where did you hear that?

    He had all but signed and D'abo tested with Brosnan. Modifying the script was in the news back then..

    Didn't make that up :)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
    Posts: 41,660
    Dalton was the first choice.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited November 2016 Posts: 4,116
    No he wasn't ...he was considered way back with DAF but Dalton was never first choice for TLD.

    In fact when MTM wouldn't release Brosnan from his Remington contract Sam Neil was actually the next choice before Dalton. Wasn't until Wilson I think saw Dalton on stage that his name resurfaced.

    All this is well documented in the news back then.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
    Posts: 41,660
    Not the way I remember the story. Dalton had to decline the offer due to his commitments with Brenda Starr. By the time Brosnan got tied up again, he was finally available.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited November 2016 Posts: 4,116
    D'abo thought it was strange testing with Brosnan and then he ended up not getting the part due to Remington.

    I recall Dalton filming Brenda Starr but the release of that film got delayed.

    That's the way I remember.

    Brosnan conversely wasn't the first choice for GE just the obvious choice. Brosnan had finally gotten the role after losing the role in 86 due to contractual obligations not to Dalton.

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    1.LTK (The most interesting,down to earth and brutal, feels like a mid-90s movie)
    2.OP (Could have been no1 if only those ridiculous scenes were missing)
    3.TLD (Great movie, but awful battle with the main vilain)
    4.FYEO (Not that great, not that dark as people say)
    5.AVTAK (It could be a great intro to Dalton)
  • LFSLFS
    edited July 2020 Posts: 42
    1. Licence to Kill
    2. For Your Eyes Only
    3. The Living Daylights
    4. A View to a Kill
    5. Octopussy

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director; he obviously peaked with Dalton. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

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    OK lets give this a go :

    1.OP
    2.LTK

    3.AVTAK
    4.FYEO
    5.TLD

    Big jump between LTK and the rest,and very close between OP and LTK,both brilliant and so different.
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    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    D'abo thought it was strange testing with Brosnan and then he ended up not getting the part due to Remington.

    I recall Dalton filming Brenda Starr but the release of that film got delayed.

    That's the way I remember.

    Brosnan conversely wasn't the first choice for GE just the obvious choice. Brosnan had finally gotten the role after losing the role in 86 due to contractual obligations not to Dalton.

    Afraid you're wrong! Dalton was always first choice. They only went with Brosnan because Dalton wasn't available. When the MTM thing happened with Brossa, and they dropped him, Dalton became available (A play he was doing closed earlier than expected)
    And Dalton was first considered for OHMSS, but turned it down because he felt he was too young. He was considered again for FYEO and OP!
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    It's a great read. I recommend it. A sad part of it is when Glen finished with Bond he found it hard to get work because most producers looked down on Bond movies!
  • edited March 2018 Posts: 19,339
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    It's a great read. I recommend it. A sad part of it is when Glen finished with Bond he found it hard to get work because most producers looked down on Bond movies!

    I mean did he write after he had completed all his films or was it written while he was still directing Bond ?

    And yes,he is one of my favourite Bond directors for sure.

  • Posts: 3,852
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    It's a great read. I recommend it. A sad part of it is when Glen finished with Bond he found it hard to get work because most producers looked down on Bond movies!

    I mean did he write after he had completed all his films or was it written while he was still directing Bond ?

    And yes,he is one of my favourite Bond directors for sure.

    After! It details the films he worked on then (Iron Eagle 3 and Christopher Columbus film)
  • Posts: 19,339
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    It's a great read. I recommend it. A sad part of it is when Glen finished with Bond he found it hard to get work because most producers looked down on Bond movies!

    I mean did he write after he had completed all his films or was it written while he was still directing Bond ?

    And yes,he is one of my favourite Bond directors for sure.

    After! It details the films he worked on then (Iron Eagle 3 and Christopher Columbus film)

    Oooh perfect...I will have a look for that on Amazon now !
    Thanks for the heads up @Mathis1 !!

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    No worries. Do get it. It's a great read. Lots of behind the scenes stories!
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    Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. All the others are comedies. Although eyes only has it's decent moments.
  • LFSLFS
    edited May 2020 Posts: 42
    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    Glen wrote "For My Eyes Only" in 2001, but the book got updated and re-released in 2015 (with a foreword by Roger Moore and more photos).
  • Posts: 19,339
    LFS wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    LFS wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (fantastic)
    2. License to Kill (very good)
    3. For Your Eyes Only (very good)
    4. Octopussy (quite enjoyable)
    5. A View to a Kill (terrible)

    John Glen is my 2nd favorite Bond director. I recommend everyone to read his autobiography "For My Eyes Only".

    When did he write that ?

    Glen wrote "For My Eyes Only" in 2001, but the book got updated and re-released in 2012 (with a foreword by Roger Moore and more photos).

    Aaah I didn't know that !

    Annoyingly Amazon UK only has the 2001 version,and from sellers I don't like the look of,atm.

  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 687
    1. TLD
    2. LTK
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. AVTAK
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    1. TLD
    2. LTK
    3. OP
    4. FYEO
    5. AVTAK

    The first 4 are close in my overall ranking.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    Posts: 1,499
    1. LTK
    2. TLD
    3. FYEO
    4. OP
    5. AVTAK
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    My personal two favourites of Glen's are TLD and OP, not for their story content but for their overall aesthetic appeal. To my eyes (only) OP looks more in keeping with a Lewis Gilbert production than any of Glen's other Bond movies, which is why I've included it alongside TLD.
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