26

Re: Definitive Best of...

Best Bond Film:
5. Goldeneye
4. The Spy Who Loved Me
3. Diamonds Are Forever
2. Moonraker
1. Live and Let Die ajb007/bond

Best Actor:
5. Dalton
4. Lazenby
3. Moore
2. Brosman
1. Connery ajb007/martini

Best Song:
5. Thunderball
4. Goldeneye
3. Live and Let Die
2. Diamonds are Forever
1. Goldfinger ajb007/cool

27

Re: Definitive Best of...

The way I had them listed, I meant #1 is best, #2 is second best, ect.

28

Re: Definitive Best of...

Quoting bobfagent 004:The way I had them listed, I meant #1 is best, #2 is second best, ect.

Its ok, some other people did that too.

29

Re: Definitive Best of...

1 being best........

Best Film.
5. Goldeneye
4.Die Another Day
3.Goldfinger
2.The Spy Who Loved Me
1.From Russia With Love

Best bond
5.Dalton
4.Lazenby
3.Moore
2.Brosnan
1.Connery

Best Song
5.All Time High
4. Die Another Day
3.Goldfinger
2.Live and Let Die
1.Nobody Does it Better

Last edited by Solitare (30th Nov 2002 20:31)

30

Re: Definitive Best of...

Best Bond : Hard to say , Lazenby is very dynamic in his action scenes , imo.

Best film :

1. OHMSS
2. DRNO
3. FRWL

Best theme :

1. OHMSS
2. AVTAK
3. TSWLM

31

Re: Definitive Best of...

Best Films:
1) Casino Royale
2) The Spy Who Loved Me
3) From Russia With Love
4) Licence To Kill
5) Goldfnger

Best Bonds:
1) Sean Connery
2) Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton
3) Roger Moore
4) Peirce Brosnan

Best Themes:
1) Monty Norman (Bond Theme)
2) Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
3) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4) The Living Daylights
5) You Know My Name (Casino Royale)

Last edited by 3rbrown (10th Jul 2007 21:42)

32

Re: Definitive Best of...

Christmas Tounes wrote:

5. FYEO
4. GE
3. TWINE
2. YOLT
1. TND

5. Moore
4. Brosnan
3. Connery
2. Dalton
1. Lazenby

5. YOLT
4. TWINE
3. AVTAK
2. All Time High
1. LALD

I think I got these the wrong way around 18 years ago. ajb007/insane  ajb007/lol

1. Goldeneye 2. For Your Eyes Only 3. TWINE 4. AVTAK 5. TND 6. LALD
7. Octopussy 8. OHMSS 9. Goldfinger 10. Skyfall 11. YOLT 12. TMWTGG
13. Casino Royale 14. TLD 15. Thunderball 16. TSWLM 17. Moonraker
18. Spectre 19. FRWL 20. Dr. No 21. LTK 22. QoS 23. DAF 24. DAD

33

Re: Definitive Best of...

ajb007/amazed  Blast from the past!

34

Re: Definitive Best of...

Having scrolled through all of those old posts I am still confused as to whether the list are in ascending or descending order...   ajb007/insane

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

35

Re: Definitive Best of...

Kinda unsettles me to see posts from I was a few months old. Wow.

Golrush007 wrote:

Having scrolled through all of those old posts I am still confused as to whether the list are in ascending or descending order...   ajb007/insane

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Was about to ask the same thing ajb007/lol

a reasonable rate of return

36

Re: Definitive Best of...

Best of the Films
1) Casino Royale
2) Skyfall
3) GoldenEye
4) Goldfinger
5) Thunderball


Best of the Bonds
1) Sean Connery
2) Daniel Craig
3) Pierce Brosnan
4) Roger Moore
5) Timothy Dalton
6) George Lazenby

Best of the Songs
1) You Know My Name
2) The Living Daylights
3) Live and Let Die
4) The World Is Not Enough
5) For Your Eyes Only

Best of the Villains
1) Goldfinger
2) Max Zorin
3) Scaramanga
4) Blofeld (YOLT)
5) Trevelyan

and just for fun...
Best of the Incidental Animals
1) Melina's parrot
2) Stacey's cat
3) Blofeld's cat
4) Sanchez's iguana
5) The rat that stands up and looks at Bond in the pipeline in DAF

37

Re: Definitive Best of...

SpectreOfDefeat wrote:

and just for fun...
Best of the Incidental Animals
1) Melina's parrot
2) Stacey's cat
3) Blofeld's cat
4) Sanchez's iguana
5) The rat that stands up and looks at Bond in the pipeline in DAF

Which incarnation of Blofeld's cat though?

FRWL's cat eats fighter fish.
YOLT's cat gets 'nam flashbacks and disappears, which is pretty funny on its own.
OHMSS it's basically thrown to the table after he gets the call that the Englishman escaped.
Diamond's cat is diamond encrusted and is particularly luxurious at that time aswell as hissing and has clones of its own.

I'd rank the Diamonds or the YOLT cat above the rest just because it was so entertaining to see.
Largely agree with the rest of your picks though.

Give us a kiiiiss
Give us a kiiiiss
Give us a kiiiiss
caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

a reasonable rate of return

38

Re: Definitive Best of...

The Diamonds cat with its own jewellery and its own duplicate comes out on top for me. I like the moment when Connery takes out the Blofeld double with the help of the cat.

Purely a case of purrsonal preference...


Does Blofeld's cat from Never Say Never Again count? Is its performance disqualified by virtue of being outside of Eon Productions? Is it canon? What about Blofeld's cat's athletic leap off his lap in the PTS of FYEO, a spectacular stunt? Are these two fantastic performances unfairly neglected? What do you think?

39

Re: Definitive Best of...

I didn't mention the FYEO cat because we're expected to believe that that's just a bald quadriplegic who is in no way Blofeld whatsoever ajb007/shifty

But that said that particular feline did display the same behavioural pattern as the YOLT cat, so that's pretty neat.

I've said Never to Never Say Never Again so that's probably why I didn't consider that either  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

a reasonable rate of return

40

Re: Definitive Best of...

It all becomes clear now. Blofeld's cat, escaping the oil rig at the end of DAF, adopted a suitable disguise and then continued its trail of crime, allying with a strangely familiar bald man in order to take down 007 in FYEO. It is thus the cat, not Blofeld, who Bond achieves a cathartic symbolic revenge over. However, cats are good climbers and this one easily escaped the tall chimney after landing on its feet.

Eventually the cat fell into the employ of Zorin Enterprises and acted as a spy, monitoring Zorin's associate Stacey Sutton at his behest. At the end of the film the cat is still alive and lurking near 007...who knows how dangerous it might be...

This fan theory should give you paws for thought at least... ajb007/lol

41

Re: Definitive Best of...

When the cat appears in DaF with its diamond necklace catching the light, and meows, setting off the twinkling motif of the main theme song, that may just be the best single moment in the entire series.
Certainly the best precredits to credits transition.

Other than that my brain can't do this ranking thing, so carry on.
And please indicate is 1 or 5 is meant to be best, because every other poster is flipping the sequence.

42

Re: Definitive Best of...

caractacus potts wrote:

Other than that my brain can't do this ranking thing, so carry on.

Sorta same lol

caractacus potts wrote:

When the cat appears in DaF with its diamond necklace catching the light, and meows, setting off the twinkling motif of the main theme song, that may just be the best single moment in the entire series.
Certainly the best precredits to credits transition.

I've rewatched that so many times, certainly one of my favourite shots ever from Bond. Such a description of the movie too.
Wonder if Bond went "here kitty kitty" to try and get its necklace but only got bit instead.

a reasonable rate of return

43

Re: Definitive Best of...

caractacus potts wrote:

Certainly the best precredits to credits transition.

TB...? ajb007/smile

44

Re: Definitive Best of...

Double water exhaust...hosesajb007/insane

I'm partial to "This never happened to the other fella" myself.

a reasonable rate of return

45

Re: Definitive Best of...

no definitely not Thunderball, not for me.
I don't like the fight with "the widow", I don't like the jetpack, the appearance of the Aston is anticlimactic after the silly jetpack, and the Aston's stunt with the watercannon is unimpressive.
so that precredits has me kind of grumpy when the song finally begins.

"shocking, poshitively shocking" is infinitely better, and the prototype of all that followed. But not so good as that cat meowing.
the opening of the Union Jack parachute of course is a contender.
And of the more recent films, I think Craig's apparent drowning in SkyFall is up there with the best of them.

Hey I almost made a list of five! I wouldnta thought my brain could do that!

46

Re: Definitive Best of...

I always used to find the cat meowing to lead into the DAF title sequence creepy/unsettling, for some reason. As if its mourning Blofeld.

If a cat had been present in GoldenEye maybe we would have been treated to this exchange:

"For England, cat?"
"No. For meow."

47

Re: Definitive Best of...

I just mean the transition- obviously TB doesn't have the best PTS!

48

Re: Definitive Best of...

I may have to watch Thunderball again just to doublecheck, but I didn't notice it as such last time I watched.
And the thrill of that moment is one thing I definitely always watch for in a Bondfilm.

Barbel what do you like about the transition in Thunderball?

49

Re: Definitive Best of...

The door shut in Goldfinger is pretty good too with how the horns come in and he's pulling his jacket to cover up his butt.

a reasonable rate of return

50

Re: Definitive Best of...

I just rewatched the Thunderball precredits/credits
hmmm, so I see, the blast of watercannon is the last thing we see, the water covers the lens, and it crossfades into the underwater light patterns of the first classic Binder title sequence, accompanied by that swaggering hook of the themesong...
I'd say the title sequence itself, imagery and song, is one of the greatest ever and historically significant, but I'm not impressed with the final image of the precredits enough to say the transition is amongst the greatest ever.
More like something mediocre just ends and something great begins, but there is the relation in the imagery of the water to water. Clever now that I notice it, but i never really noticed it before.

But now that I've asked, I myself can't quantify why that cat meowing is so thrilling. Maybe its a beautiful image? funny yet decadent and as noted above somehow creepy? I just think it really really works.