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View Poll Results: Your top three Bond films.
Dr. No 6 7.59%
From Russia With Love 26 32.91%
Goldfinger 32 40.51%
Thunderball 7 8.86%
You Only Live Twice 6 7.59%
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 17 21.52%
Diamonds Are Forever 1 1.27%
Live And Let Die 3 3.80%
The Man With The Golden Gun 1 1.27%
The Spy Who Loved Me 18 22.78%
Moonraker 3 3.80%
For Your Eyes Only 7 8.86%
Never Say Never Again 0 0%
Octopussy 1 1.27%
A View To A Kill 1 1.27%
The Living Daylights 16 20.25%
License To Kill 4 5.06%
Goldeneye 31 39.24%
Tomorrow Never Dies 6 7.59%
The World Is Not Enough 5 6.33%
Die Another Day 2 2.53%
Casino Royale 38 48.10%
Quantum Of Solace 2 2.53%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 20 2010, 03:36 PM   #31
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

From Russia With Love
Casino Royal
On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
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Old September 20 2010, 03:54 PM   #32
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Bond used to set trends, not slavishly follow them.
Hmmmm. Live and Let Die cashed in on blaxploitation movies. TMWTGG cashed in on the popularity of Bruce Lee and kung fu. TSWLM came after Jaws and featured a shark and a villain named, er, Jaws. And Moonraker was rushed into production to cash in on Star Wars (IIRC, the end of TSWLM says that Bond will return in For Your Eyes Only).

Hardly fair to blame LTK for following trends!
Not to mention the fact that at the end of TMWTGG Bond suddenly swaps his PPK for a fuck off .44 magnum revolver ala Dirty Harry!

Bond basically only set the trend in the 60s, from then on it's always adapated itself to the times.

Anyway, tricky to pick three but...

OHMSS
The Living Daylights
Goldeneye

It would be easier to pick my three worst to be honest! (Thunderball, FYEO and TWINE)
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Old September 20 2010, 05:30 PM   #33
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Not to mention the fact that at the end of TMWTGG Bond suddenly swaps his PPK for a fuck off .44 magnum revolver ala Dirty Harry!
That was Live and Let Die. He most definitely had his PPK for his duel with Scaramanga at the end of TMWTGG.
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Old September 20 2010, 07:37 PM   #34
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

Casino Royale, GoldenEye, Goldfinger.
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Old September 20 2010, 07:50 PM   #35
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Why no love for Octopussy?

Ok, Moore was starting to show his age and it can be bit silly at times, but I thought it was an excellent movie.

It's certainly nowhere near as bad as A View to a Kill, The World is Not Enough, or (the offensively bad) Die Another Day.
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Old September 20 2010, 07:54 PM   #36
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Why no love for Octopussy?

Ok, Moore was starting to show his age and it can be bit silly at times, but I thought it was an excellent movie.

It's certainly nowhere near as bad as A View to a Kill, The World is Not Enough, or (the offensively bad) Die Another Day.
I like Octopussy alright, but It just doesn't reach top 3 potential for most folks.

I agree it's better than those.

ugh, A View to a Kill IS the worst Bond movie IMO.
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Old September 20 2010, 08:01 PM   #37
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I suspect that nostalgia sometimes colors these choices. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was possibly the first Bond movie I ever saw, so I remember it fondly--even though I know, intellectually, that it's far from the best.
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Old September 20 2010, 08:11 PM   #38
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I like Octopussy alright, but It just doesn't reach top 3 potential for most folks.

I agree it's better than those.

ugh, A View to a Kill IS the worst Bond movie IMO.
It's not in my top three either, it would probably be my number six or seven pick.

But a lot of people are saying how Moore should have stopped after For Your Eyes Only. I just don't see why.
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Old September 20 2010, 08:16 PM   #39
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I like Octopussy alright, but It just doesn't reach top 3 potential for most folks.

I agree it's better than those.

ugh, A View to a Kill IS the worst Bond movie IMO.
It's not in my top three either, it would probably be my number six or seven pick.

But a lot of people are saying how Moore should have stopped after For Your Eyes Only. I just don't see why.
I'll agree, because even when the movies were bad, Moore was a good Bond. It's not his fault View to a Kill sucks.

My own prejudice towards the series is that I adore the Sean Connery entries way above the rest. I'll take a bad Connery entry over any of the others.
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Old September 20 2010, 08:21 PM   #40
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
I suspect that nostalgia sometimes colors these choices. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was possibly the first Bond movie I ever saw, so I remember it fondly--even though I know, intellectually, that it's far from the best.
Me too. I have a soft spot for it, Connery's paunch and obvious toupee bedamned.

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I like Octopussy alright, but It just doesn't reach top 3 potential for most folks.

I agree it's better than those.

ugh, A View to a Kill IS the worst Bond movie IMO.
It's not in my top three either, it would probably be my number six or seven pick.

But a lot of people are saying how Moore should have stopped after For Your Eyes Only. I just don't see why.
Because he was far too old. He was older than Connery, who had quit because he was too old, then joked about 'making way for an older man.' Moore was born in 1927 and was thus 54 when FYEO came out and 58 by the time of VTAK. Looking every inch of it too. He just looked too old to be credibly carrying out those stunts. Connery had first played the role aged 32 and Bond really should be played by someone reasonably vigorous and sprightly, if not youthful.

As has been said, Connery's Bond of Never Say Never Again (released at much the same time as Octopussy) was supposed to be an older spy brought out of retirement. But Moore just looked old and silly. No wonder they had to bring Patrick Macnee as his sidekick in VTAK - it was the only way to make Rog look relatively youthful by comparison.
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Old September 20 2010, 08:35 PM   #41
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

Tough, I have two favorite Connery's, same for Brosnan but I also like OHMSS.
If I only had 3 I'd go with

Goldfinger
The Spy Who Loved Me
Goldeneye

I omit the Daniel Craig movies cause those are good spy movies that riff on Bourne and not really cinematic Bond movies. Even when other Bond movies were adapting other cinema styles to the franchise as noted earlier the series still retained a strong sense of Bond style that the moviegoer had come to know. The Daniel Craig Bonds are a pale reflection of that which came before.
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Old September 20 2010, 11:10 PM   #42
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Not to mention the fact that at the end of TMWTGG Bond suddenly swaps his PPK for a fuck off .44 magnum revolver ala Dirty Harry!
That was Live and Let Die. He most definitely had his PPK for his duel with Scaramanga at the end of TMWTGG.
Oh God I can't believe I did that

VTAK might have worked if they hadn't surrounded Moore with lots of old people on his side, then faced him off against really young villains!
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Old September 20 2010, 11:19 PM   #43
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Tie between On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale.

Oh, that's only two... well, never mind.
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Old September 20 2010, 11:41 PM   #44
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Goldfinger is the definitive Bond, but From Russia With Love is, for me, a better film. It's Bond, but not too over the top and it has a story I can watch over and over again. I'll pick The Spy Who Loved Me as my third choice, since it's my favourite of the Roger Moore films.
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service — 10/10 - believable, great fights, wonderful atmosphere, good cast... If Connery was in it would be the best ever.
I question that assessment; Connery was a little less than enthusiastic in YOLT, and was only there for the money for DAF, so I find it hard to believe that he would have turned it around for OHMSS. Just my 2¢ on the subject, anyway.

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Not to mention the fact that at the end of TMWTGG Bond suddenly swaps his PPK for a fuck off .44 magnum revolver ala Dirty Harry!
That was Live and Let Die. He most definitely had his PPK for his duel with Scaramanga at the end of TMWTGG.
Oh God I can't believe I did that
Yeah, at least a .44 Magnum is badass. Way more badass than fighting a midget with a wooden chair.
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