Bond film ranking tournament. Final results

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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    FRWL and... MR. There, i did it.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,635
    Top easy
    FRWL and MR. Both are in my top 5. 4 and 5 respectively
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    DN vs FRWL: This isn't as difficult a choice for me as it might be for some other members. I enjoy both films immensely, and they are both top five entries for me. The legend that is Sean Connery is at his magnificent best in both, and they are both stripped down thrillers beautifully executed by the great Terence Young. I've always preferred the sequel, because I feel it has a bit more of a romantic flair to it, with the otherwordly Istanbul and Orient Express taking centre stage. There is also a wonderful feeling of suspense which pervades it, accentuated by the sharp staccato Barry score. It is by far my favourite Bond film, and that's why it must get the win from me here, but that's not a knock on Bond's debut, which is one of the all time great films in this genre. These two set the bar extraordinarily high for all comers. They don't make them like they used to, that's for sure, and there will never be another Sean Connery.

    MR vs LTK: This is a more difficult choice for me. These films represent the polar opposite of what cinematic Bond can be, but I really like both a lot. Dalton's second and last outing owns a place in my top ten for a reason though. It's a film which took risks with the franchise, and although it may have failed to light up the market at the time, like fine wine it has aged very well. LTK was a film ahead, and I'd argue that without it, we wouldn't have seen Daniel Craig as James Bond. It's a film which returned the character to his roots, and for that reason alone it deserves the win here. That's not to take anything away from the extraordinary MR, which remains the most ambitious film that EON have put to celluloid, and a magnificent visual achievement. It's a very entertaining light hearted Bond film as well.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    FRWL, but very close.
    LTK by a long ways.

    Yes.
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,771
    FRWL over DN and MR over LTK.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 2,595
    FRWL
    LTK
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,259
    Birdleson wrote: »
    FRWL, but very close.
    LTK by a long ways.

    Yes.

    Seconded old boy.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    FRWL
    &
    LTK


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  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,070
    The John Barry scores are the deciding factors for me this round:

    FRWL

    and

    MR
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,857

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    So...you voted for Moonraker? Well, nothing pearsonal...
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,857
    FRWL beats DN 24-2

    LTK beats MR 17-9

    Round 59:

    LTK vs TND

    and

    TND vs CR
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    LTK over TND

    CR over TND

    I like TND, but both LTK and CR are definitely better for me.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    LTK over TND

    CR over TND

    I like TND, but both LTK and CR are definitely better for me.

    Same here! (Except I don t like TND)
  • edited September 2018 Posts: 19,339
    1st one is tough,and as @FoxRox said,i like TND as well,and it will beat many other films to come,but, same here against these two :

    LTK

    &

    CR
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,771
    I'm surprised how one-sided the DN/FRWL duel was. Would've thought it'd be almost even. Have we had FRWL/GF yet?

    In this round, my picks are TND (against LTK) and CR (2006).
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,857
    I'm surprised how one-sided the DN/FRWL duel was. Would've thought it'd be almost even. Have we had FRWL/GF yet?

    No, that one is yet to come.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,060
    LTK and CR, easily (particularly the second one).
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    LTK and CR (very easy)
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,929
    TND over LTK (barely)
    CR over TND (clearly, bigly and no-brainerly)
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited September 2018 Posts: 30,060
    I'm surprised how one-sided the DN/FRWL duel was.

    I think that the result is a bit deceptive. People love them both, and it is probably much closer in most of our heads (it is for me, for sure) than the spread indicates. It's just that in almost everyone's individual tight battle FRWL has the slight edge. FRWL would have a similar result against plenty (most all) of other entries, yet I would say that it they would not be as close within the individual voter's own reckoning.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,259
    Ah poor TND. It's a reasonable action flick but..

    LTK and CR
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    Posts: 39,857
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I'm surprised how one-sided the DN/FRWL duel was.

    I think that the result is a but deceptive. People love them both, and it is probably much closer in most of our heads (it is for me, for sure) than the spread indicates. It's just that in almost everyone's individual tight battle FRWL has the slight edge. FRWL would have a similar result against plenty (most all) of other entries, yet I would say that it they would not be as close within the individual voter's own reckoning.

    Exactly. As with the matches that came out unanimous, people who enjoyed the loser, simply enjoyed the winner more.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,635
    TND over LTK. Easily
    CR over TND. A pretty much no brainer
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,929
    I fully agree with your assessment, @Birdleson. DN just has the disadvantage here to be up against the (almost) perfect Bond film. In an alternative vote, no-one should be surprised at a very clear decision, since there are no further options ("Butbutbut...DN is far better than TMWTGG" or the like).
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    Definitely. DN and FRWL are possibly both Top 5 for me. And FRWL has an edge on it for me and most others, but for me at least, it’s just barely. Both of them are Bond masterpieces.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,988
    TND X2 (easily)
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2018 Posts: 23,883
    FoxRox wrote: »
    Definitely. DN and FRWL are possibly both Top 5 for me. And FRWL has an edge on it for me and most others, but for me at least, it’s just barely. Both of them are Bond masterpieces.
    Agreed. They are both top five for me as well. Exceptional, lean Bond thrillers, the both of them.
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    LTK vs. TND
    TND vs. CR

    A severe beating in both cases as far as I'm concerned. Both LTK & CR are top ten for me, whereas Brosnan's sophomore entry (a film with the dubious distinction of being the first Bond film which left me disappointed after a theatre viewing) languishes near the bottom of the pile. I find it pales in comparison to the far superior and more atmospheric Gilbert entries which it tries to emulate. Entertaining, mindless fun perhaps, but that's not enough in this esteemed company.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    LTK

    CR


    Obviously.
    *sips cocktail*
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    TND
    CR
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    TND is a fun call back to TSWLM/MR but

    LTK
    CR

    are the two films that have really taken the franchise into the direction I liked. LTK is the most Fleming like of the 'original' films.
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