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#1 DamnCoffee

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:01 PM

Since the 50th Anniversary is approaching very soon, I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread for the ultimate question! What is your favourite James Bond film?

It's a tough choice between From Russia With Love and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, for me. I think I'm going to have to go for the latter, though. A brilliant film, with incredible cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack. Beautiful acting, and a very fine performance from Mr Lazenby.

Edited by Mharkin, 13 November 2011 - 09:02 PM.


#2 TCK

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The living daylights.

#3 Shaun Forever

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

Octopussy.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:31 PM

Absolutely impossible to say just one.

#5 tdalton

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

Licence to Kill

#6 x007AceOfSpades

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

Licence To Kill

#7 freemo

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:36 PM

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

#8 Binyamin

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:50 PM

Why no love for Dr. No?

#9 DominicGreene

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:51 PM

Casino Royale is simply the best Bond movie ever made. No other Bond movie has ever come close emotionally.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

Casino Royale is simply the best Bond movie ever made. No other Bond movie has ever come close emotionally.


Casino Royale would have been my favourite movie if the first hour had an utility.

#11 Loomis

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:08 AM

Why no love for Dr. No?


Hey, I have plenty of love for DR. NO (it's definitely somewhere in my top five, and maybe even my top three), but we can only choose one favourite in this poll, and so I voted for THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.

#12 Secret Treaties

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:56 AM

From Russia, With Love. Fantastic from beginning to end.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:36 AM

Royale, no question.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:42 AM

OHMSS.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:05 AM

The World is not Enough. For me, it had all the elements that I like.

#16 doublenoughtspy

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:13 AM

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE!

B)

#17 Single-O-Seven

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:23 AM

I've been a FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE lover for years, so no sense giving up! I absolutely love it. It's also the only pre-Brosnan Bond I've had the pleasure of seeing on the big screen (and thanks to my wife for enjoying that experience with me). Glad to see OHMSS getting lots of admiration here, as it's very close behind FRWL on my list.

#18 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:58 AM

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is the best. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and CASINO ROYALE are tied for a close second, with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY completing the podium.

I know the thread specifically asks for one example, but I find these four films to be so good that they are virtually inseparable, and the order that I rank them has been known to change on an hourly basis. I call them the "Cold War Quartet" (even though CASINO ROYALE is not set during the Cold War), and I like them because of the twenty-two films in the franchise, these four have the most emphasis on espionage rather than Bond being an assassin.

#19 BrozFan

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:16 PM

To save this thread becoming a simple (read: boring) thread of lists, perhaps more people could say why a film is their favourite?

My favourite is [i]Goldfinger[i]. When I first saw it I thought it was slow, plodding and a little boring. I never understood why it was always lauded as THE best Bond film. Well after watching it many times since that first viewing I have done a complete u-turn.

I love it for so many reasons: Connery's most comfortable performance, the DB5, the banter with M, Honor Blackman (a proper actress rather than a dubbed mannequin) whith whom Connery has some great moments, the hilariously un-P.C. moments (mainly involving Dink), the great score and my favourite pre-credits sequence in the series. Not to mention some of the best one-liners.

It is certainly extravagant what with its bowler hat throwing Korean Butler, golden corpse, provocatively named Bond girl and attack on Fort Knox but that's what I like about it. As much as FRWL, for example, is an utterly fantastic film, I love Goldfinger because its just more fun without going to the Nth degree (like DAF or MR).

#20 jaguar007

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

It is a toss up for me. I have regarded FRWL as the Best Bond Movie for many decades until CR gave it a run for its money.

#21 lechero

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:59 PM

Thunderball. It's the ultimate Bond film and Sean Connery's performance is probably the "coolest" ever put on screen.
But FRWL, OHMSS and CR are close followers.

#22 DaveBond21

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is the best. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and CASINO ROYALE are tied for a close second, with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY completing the podium.

I know the thread specifically asks for one example, but I find these four films to be so good that they are virtually inseparable, and the order that I rank them has been known to change on an hourly basis. I call them the "Cold War Quartet" (even though CASINO ROYALE is not set during the Cold War), and I like them because of the twenty-two films in the franchise, these four have the most emphasis on espionage rather than Bond being an assassin.


Excellent list Tightpants.

For me, I voted for From Russia With Love, and For Your Eyes Only was a close second.

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#23 Secret Treaties

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:59 AM

Why From Russia With Love? Casting Lotte Leyna as Rosa Klebb was absolutely perfect. I can't read the book now without seeing her. Likewise, Robert Shaw playing Donald Grant is another masterstroke. That's one of the movie's defining qualities - best casting for a Bond film. Only Daniela Bianchi felt out of place, due to her obvious inexperience. Few Bond movies can match the fight on the train between Shaw and Connery. Later Bond films manipulated the audience's interests through sight gags, explosions, or gadgetry, but this movie generates real suspense and tension that's practically Hitchcockian at certain moments.

#24 Pussfeller

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:21 AM

My favorite Bond film is DNFRWLGETBYOLTOHMSSDAFTMWTGGTSWLMMRFYEOOPNSNAAVTAKTLDLTKGETNDTWINEDADCRQOSSF

... of which my favorite chapter is GoldenEye. It was the second Bond film I ever saw, and I still find it to be the most balanced, the most entertaining, the most rewatchable, the most fun, the most self-aware, the most interesting, the least cringe-inducing. I won't say it's the best Bond film, but it's the one I most often feel like watching. About once a month. It can't be mere nostalgia, because the first Bond movie I saw was TND, and I never feel like watching that.

#25 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

Am I really the first one to say THE SPY WHO LOVED ME?

#26 DLibrasnow

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE!

B)


Really?!?! I never would have guessed ;)

No prizes for guessing which movie I voted for. You even mentioned it when you signed the copy of "The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service" http://www.amazon.co...321352173&sr=8-

#27 Major Tallon

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:11 PM

Why From Russia With Love? Casting Lotte Leyna as Rosa Klebb was absolutely perfect. I can't read the book now without seeing her. Likewise, Robert Shaw playing Donald Grant is another masterstroke. That's one of the movie's defining qualities - best casting for a Bond film. Only Daniela Bianchi felt out of place, due to her obvious inexperience. Few Bond movies can match the fight on the train between Shaw and Connery. Later Bond films manipulated the audience's interests through sight gags, explosions, or gadgetry, but this movie generates real suspense and tension that's practically Hitchcockian at certain moments.

Nicely summed up. I'm a fan of many Bond movies, but FRWL, a film I first saw in 1965, has always been my favorite.

#28 Mr_Wint

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:34 PM

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#29 The Shark

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:37 PM

THUNDERBALL. Mostly for sentimental reasons.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:25 PM

It has always been between 'Royale' and 'Thunderball.' The problem is, I might as well be comparing apples and oranges. Both are juicy and delicious. This will need years of contemplation.




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