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The majority of the Bond scores are very good. It's difficult to pick the best one. Even so so ones have good moments. Quantum of Solace has a few good elements. So does Skyfall. Even Goldeneye with its bad chase music has things that off set that.

"Better late than never."

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AdamOmega wrote:

Best (John Barry): OHMSS & The Living Daylights
Best (David Arnold): Tomorrow Never Dies & Casino Royale
Best (Misc.): Live And Let Die (George Martin) & The Spy Who Loved Me (Marvin Hamlisch)

Worst (John Barry): Octopussy
Worst (David Arnold): N/A
Worst (Misc.): Dr. No (Monty Norman), For Your Eyes Only (Bill Conti*), Licence to Kill (Michael Kamen), Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

*Done with trepidation; I actually enjoy this score.

Strongest John Barry: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Strongest David Arnold: CASINO ROYALE
Strongest Other: Thomas Newman (SKYFALL)

Weakest John Barry: A VIEW TO A KILL
Weakest David Arnold: DIE ANOTHER DAY
Weakest Other: Monty Norman (DR. NO)

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For Your Eyes Only, it's very much an early 80's Style.

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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When I'm in the mood for romance, with my medallion and drink with
Umbrella, I like to put on " Make it last all night !"   ajb007/lol. Which I'll admit
Is a bit of wish full thinking at my age.  ajb007/wink  ajb007/lol

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Yes that song has possibly the least subtle lyrics in the entire series  ajb007/lol

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Oh, I think " touch it, stroke it and undress it " doesn't leave much to the
Imagination  either !  ajb007/lol   ajb007/wink

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Some of my favorite themes are: Live And Let Die, A View To A Kill, Skyfall, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Die Another Day and Licence To Kill. Many others too!

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Good Choices  ajb007/smile

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Now that someone else has revived this thread, I don't feel so bad about responding. I'll mention my best 4 and worst 4, since those come very easily to me.

Best: The Living Daylights, Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever

Worst: GoldenEye, Skyfall, Licence to Kill, Dr. No

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Matt S wrote:

Now that someone else has revived this thread, I don't feel so bad about responding. I'll mention my best 4 and worst 4, since those come very easily to me.

Best: The Living Daylights, Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever

Worst: GoldenEye, Skyfall, Licence to Kill, Dr. No

Good lists. But I would have to put LALD in as one of the best.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Best: OHMSS, YOLT, TB, DAF, MR, TLD, AVTAK, GF, FRWL, OP, TMWTGG.

The rest aren't by John Barry.

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BEST: TLD, OHMSS, CR

WORST: (In decending order) LTK, FYEO, GE

I do love all of Barry's scores, even OP. The franchise owes so much to his musical genius.

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Every John Barry score is wonderful.

I really like LALD though and thought George Martin did a terrific job. Coupled with McCartney's title song, the whole score works really well for me ajb007/martini

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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The Red Kind wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Now that someone else has revived this thread, I don't feel so bad about responding. I'll mention my best 4 and worst 4, since those come very easily to me.

Best: The Living Daylights, Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever

Worst: GoldenEye, Skyfall, Licence to Kill, Dr. No

Good lists. But I would have to put LALD in as one of the best.

I love the LALD score, but John Barry's best scores are the top for me both musically and how they sound the best for Bond films. However, LALD is probably the only Bond score that isn't by John Barry or David Arnold that doesn't detract from the Bond feel of the movie, even though it doesn't have a Bond sound. Marvin Hamlisch also got the Bond feel in most of his score, but there are some parts that seriously detract from the film by sounding too 70s. That's probably why so many people here hate Bill Conti's score. If John Barry scored FYEO it would probably be my favourite Bond film. On the other hand, I really love Conti's score. It is very well written and well developed, and it's a very powerful score. It's just not Bond and takes away from the Bond feel, just like Serra does.

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Best:

GF
TB
OHMSS
AVTAK
TLD
CR

Worst:

OP
TWINE
TND
SF

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Dr.No and GoldenEye have horrible scores. The beest score is of course OHMSS.

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My favourite scores were all of Barry's.
That said, my favourites of Barry's were GF, DAF & TLD.
The worst were Sera's GE (not all of it though) & Conti's FYEO (pretty much all of it).

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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I don't think there was a bad John Barry Score. Even TMWTGG  ajb007/martini

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Best Barry: FRWL, Thunderball
Best Arnold: CR, TND
Best of Reset: Skyfall

Worst: GoldenEye

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Best would be in chrono order TB, OHMSS, OP, TLD.

Anything by Barry is awesome, I love how it complements the film (eg the quirky sounds of DAF, such as the elevator fight), and they even elevate a bad film.

Worst is LTK, GE, FYEO.

2019 Bondathon...in progress (6) FRWL (7) GE (8) FYEO (9) TND (10) MR (11) GF (12) LALD (13) DAF (14) LTK (15) TMWTGG (16) TB (17) TSWLM (18) DAD (19) AVTAK (20) YOLT (21) QOS (22) SF (23) TWINE (24) SP

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Personally, my favorite scores would have to be the scores for: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, A View To A Kill and The Living Daylights by John Barry, and especially For Your Eyes Only by Bill Conti.

Honorable mention: The Spy Who Loved Me by Marvin Hamlisch

Least favorite... hmm. Can't really comment. Probably anything from the late Pierce Brosnan era but I really can't pick.

1. FYEO 2. TLD 3. LTK 4. FRWL 5. OHMSS 6. TSWLM 7. GF  8. OP 9. AVTAK 10. DN 11. SP 12. MR 13. SF  14. CR 15. TB 16. LALD 17. GE 18. YOLT 19. TND 20. TMWTGG 21. TWINE 22. TND 23. DAF 24. DAD

1. Dalton 2. Moore 3. Connery 4. Lazenby 5. Craig  6. Brosnan

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Best:
You Only Live Twice - beautiful title theme, incomparable 'Space March' theme.
OHMSS - wonderful themes and motifs throughout.

Worst:
Dr.No (compare with Barry's FRWL just a year later to hear how dated it is).
GoldenEye, obviously.

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There can't be many who like the GoldenEye soundtrack.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I love Newman's Skyfall. Took a little while to get use to as it was so different to any other Bond Score. Can't wait to hear what he has in store for Spectre!
FYEO is a personal fav, I love what Conti did for the gunbarrel sequence, ski chase and car chase. Runaway is an amazing piece.
I find Moonraker and YOLT to have the most beauitful pieces. Ironic how they are both quite campy films. I love mountains and Sunsets, and the orchestral version of Bassey's Moonraker.
AVTAK is fantastic, He's dangerous and Bond Meets Stacey are both superb!
I don't dislike any soundtrack in particulular, I reckon everyone did a good job, in away. Except some are just simply forgettable.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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I would think the worst score is the film with madonna song, and some from the 80's
About the best I liked casino royale, song and theme, skyfall, golden eye, about song and animation, and I liked the spy who loved me.
goldfinger was not too bad, as most of the early perido, with powerfull songs the animation is also interesting, using titles on real women.
I like the song of man with golden gun, but not the animation.

About the james bond shooting, I prefer Pierce Brosnan, efficient, fast and proud, then Daniel Craig, as a warrior, then Thimothy Dalton, then the one who made only one film, then Sean Connery and last Roger Moore, his shoot is really not terrific , slow, with a strange position and a weird leg.
Most of Sean Connery movies stard on bottom right and most of Roger Moore ones start on Middle left.
What i interesting is the Danie l Craig movies have no traditionnal"7 dots ", the movies starts with intro, then at beginning or end, we see the large barrel and Daniel Craig shooting.