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'The 50 Greatest Bond Moments' - Total Film Poll Results

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#1 thecasinoroyale



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

Over the medium of the internet and post, UK leading film magazine 'Total Film' cast a poll to find our Top 50 Bond Moments to celebrate the 50th Anniversary.

"You voted for your franchise highlights; guns, girls, quips, cars, gadgets - and very tight trunks."

Well in this months issue, the results are in and I'll note them down here for you in reverse order. As this obviously isn't set in stone with results, it's still good to know that this poll would be voted for by serious film fans across many areas and plenty of Bond fans too. So, let's begin....

50. Bond meets Blofeld (You Only Live Twice)

49. From Russia With Love's Pre-Title sequence (From Russia With Love)

48. Killing Elektra (The World Is Not Enough)

47. Jinx emerges from the sea (Die Another Day)

46. Two-wheel truck through the flames (Licence To Kill)

45. Little Nellie sequence (You Only Live Twice)

44. AMC Hornet barrel roll (The Man With The Golden Gun)

43. Underwater war! (Thunderball)

42. "I think he's attempting re-entry, sir." (Moonraker)

41. Zorin laughs, then dies (A View To A Kill)

40. Craig in trunks (Casino Royale)

39. Bond defuses an atomb bomb (Goldfinger)

38. Necros and Bond fight in the Hercules (The Living Daylights)

37. "I think he got the point." (Thunderball)

36. Cello-case sled (The Living Daylights)

35. Skydive fight (Moonraker)

34. Sanchez's death by lighter (Licence To Kill)

33. "You're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur." (GoldenEye)

32. Pre-Titles vertiginous car chase (Quantum Of Solace)

31. Jet-pack escape (Thunderball)

30. Bond first meets Vesper (Casino Royale)

29. Kicking Locque's car off a cliff (For Your Eyes Only)

28. Q shows Bond the DB5 ejector seat (Goldfinger)

27. Pre-Titles Thames boat chase (The World Is Not Enough)

26. "This never happend to the other fellow!" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

25. Bond takes the DBS for a 'spin' (Casino Royale)

24. Cable car fight with Jaws (Moonraker)

23. Ninjas storm Blofeld's volcano base (You Only Live Twice)

22. Scaramanga vs Bond (The Man With The Golden Gun)

21. "Shocking, positively shocking." (Goldfinger)

20. Tracy getting shot (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

19. Pre-Title black and white mini-movie (Casino Royale)

18. Fight with Oddjob (Goldfinger)

17. Crocodile stepping stones (Live And Let Die)

16. Opening credits (Goldfinger)

15. Theme music kicks in for finale (Casino Royale)

14. Speedboat chase (Live And Let Die)

13. Tank chase (GoldenEye)

12. "Never let them see you bleed" (The World Is Not Enough)

11. "Shaken or stirred?" " Do I look like I give a damn?" (Casino Royale)

10. "For England James?" "No. For me." (GoldenEye)

9. Golden girl (Goldfinger)

8. Lotus Esprit turns into a submarine (The Spy Who Loved Me)

7. Honey Ryder's introduction (Dr.No)

6. Fight on the Orient Express (From Russia With Love)

5. The bungee jump (GoldenEye)

4. Union Jack parachute escape (The Spy Who Loved Me)

3. Laser to the balls (Goldfinger)

2. "Bond. James Bond" (Dr.No)

And your Number One Bond Franchise Moment is....

1.Parkour Chase (Casino Royale)

So there we have it! Good? Bad? Ugly?

For the mass of film fans and Bond fans, I broke the poll down into these areas of who holds the most memorable/enjoyable James Bond moments:

The Bond actor with most memorable moments is:

1) Sean Connery with 17

2) Roger Moore with 11

3) Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig with 8 each

4) Timothy Dalton with 4

5) George Lazenby with 2

The Bond film with most memorable moments are:

1) 'Goldfinger' with 7

2) 'Casino Royale' with 6

3) 'GoldenEye' with 4

4) 'Thunderball' / 'You Only Live Twice' / 'Moonraker' / 'The World Is Not Enough' with 3 each

5) 'Dr.No' / 'From Russia With Love' / 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' / 'Live And Let Die' / 'The Man With The Golden Gun' / The Spy Who Loved Me' / 'The Living Daylights' / 'Licence To Kill' / with 2 each

The least memorable Bond films are:

1) 'Diamonds Are Forever' / 'Octopussy' / 'Tomorrow Never Dies' with none

2) 'For Your Eyes Only' / 'A View To A Kill' / 'Die Another Day' / 'Quantum Of Solace' with 1

Agree or disagree?

What moments should have been included in there and what moments should have been left OUT?

Let the debate begin!

#2 elizabeth


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Golden girl at #9??? I would've put it higher than that...

#3 LoveVolpe



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

44. AMC Hornet barrel roll (The Man With The Golden Gun)


26. "This never happend to the other fellow!" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)


4. Union Jack parachute escape (The Spy Who Loved Me)


And your Number One Bond Franchise Moment is....

1.Parkour Chase (Casino Royale)

My thoughts on these specific points:

#44: The greatest car stunt of all time should not be relegated to #44 out of 50. Despicable.

#26: How did this beat ANY Bond moment besides CGI iceberg surfing??

#4: One of the best stunts ever ... sad to see it out of the Top 3, although I can see #2 and #3 sticking out to most fans.

#1: What is the age group of the poll answerers?! I love Casino Royale, but how is "Bond ... James Bond" not #1 ?? The parkour chase was great, but not even the highlight of that film, let alone the "greatest Bond moment" of all time!!! Sheesh.

#4 mttvolcano



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

I fail to see how the parkour chase as the most memorable, fun definitely but out of the franchise history....the people polled must have been those kind of people who don't care about the classics and couldn't think of anything else other than the new films.

One of them should have been blofeld getting dropped down the chimney in FYEO. Dr. No crushing the metal statue another, James Bond being filmed with Tatiana, Thunderball the man getting electrocuted, and Blofeld stroking his cat in every film he's been in....there's only a few right now but I will come up with others for sure.

Edited by mttvolcano, 09 July 2012 - 12:11 AM.




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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:11 AM


Edited by RJJB, 09 July 2012 - 02:18 AM.