Favorites of the older Bond movies

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  1. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    In honor of Netflix adding the mass majority of the older Bond movies to their instant watch lineup (Thunderball through Licence to Kill), I thought I would try and get everyone's favorites from the series before Brosnan.

    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies?
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton)
    3. Favorite villain or henchman?
    4. Favorite Bond girl?
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle?
    6. Favorite opening song?
    7. Favorite one liner?
    8. Favorite death of a villain?
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain?
    10. Favorite scene?
    12. Favorite fight or battle?

    For me:

    1. I don't know if I can pick a favorite. I love Thunderball and The Spy Who Love Me quite a bit, but I don't know if I can say they are my absolute favorites.
    2. Connery is my favorite Bond, though I do enjoy Moore and Dalton. Lazenby is the only one who ever bugged me, but I feel like I should give OHMSS another go.
    3. Donald Pleasance's version of Ernst Blofeld from You Only Live Twice gets my favorite villain vote. I'm pretty sure every parody of a spy movie villain would not exist without his performance.
    4. Solitaire all the way. Can't go wrong with a young Jane Seymour.
    5. Jetpack from the beginning of Thunderball. I'm pretty sure the jetpack in GTA: San Andreas is patterned after it.
    6. I love most of the older Bond songs. I especially enjoy Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill" and A-ha's "The Living Daylights", though Tom Jones' rendition of "Thunderball" might top them all.
    7. I have to do more rewatching of the movies before I can decide on a favorite one liner.
    8. Yaphet Kotto getting blown up in Live and Let Die was pretty epic.
    9. I love any of the plots that involve stealing impractical things like spaceships or submarines.
    10. Any scene with Connery playing baccharat is awesome.
    11. The fight at the very beginning of Thunderball against the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. agent disguised as a woman is actually very, very good. The fight is never cheesy or unrealistic, other than them speeding up the film at a few points. It's choreographed quite well for being 46 years old.
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies? Thunderball
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? Sean Connery. (Though I admit I was a Roger Moore fan when I was young.)
    3. Favorite villain or henchman? Ernst Stavro Blofeld
    4. Favorite Bond girl? Anya Amasova/Agent XXX (Barbara Bach) in The Spy Who Loved Me
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle? 1977 Lotus Esprit (The Spy Who Loved Me)
    6. Favorite opening song? "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me)
    7. Favorite one liner? "Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead." (Thunderball)
    8. Favorite death of a villain? Columbo kills Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only.
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain? S.P.E.C.T.R.E. nabbing U.S. and Soviet spacecraft in an attempt to start WWIII (You Only Live Twice).
    10. Favorite scene? Bond using a Union Jack parachute during the opening ski chase scene of The Spy Who Loved Me.
    11. Favorite fight or battle? The underwater battle between the U.S. Coast Guard and S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in Thunderball.
     
  3. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    Even though many of them didn't make it in my list, you definitely listed most of the reasons why I love "The Spy Who Loved Me".
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies?

    I have to go with Licence to Kill, it's probably the one Bond movie I can watch over and over and over again without getting even slightly bored. OHMSS is a close second, though, and likely would be first if it had starred a better actor.

    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton)

    Dalton. Connery is great, of course, but I just loved Timothy Dalton as Bond.

    And Roger Moore is the Adam West of James Bonds. :thumbdown 

    3. Favorite villain or henchman?

    Gotta go with Ernst Stavros Blofeld, he's a classic for a reason.

    4. Favorite Bond girl?

    Pam Bouvier from Licence to Kill. She was tough, she kicked ass, and she was damn hot. :p 

    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle?

    Agreeing with areaseven, the Lotus that turned into a submarine. That was just plain cool.

    6. Favorite opening song?

    The instrumental opening to OHMSS.

    7. Favorite one liner?

    "This never would have happened to the other guy." A nice bit of fourth wall poking from Lazenby in OHMSS.

    8. Favorite death of a villain?

    Bond going all cold-blooded when he takes down Sanchez at the end of Licence to Kill.

    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain?

    Stealing spaceships in order to start a new World War in You Only Live Twice

    10. Favorite scene?

    I don't know, there are too many. Let's just default to "anything that didn't include Sheriff J.W. Pepper." (seriously, how the fuck did he make it into two movies?)

    12. Favorite fight or battle?

    The volcano lair battle in You Only Live Twice
     
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    1. Dr.No
    2. Connery
    3. Scaramanga
    4. Miss P. Galore
    5. The Aston Martin
    6. theme from Live and let die. original non the guns and roses cover.
    7. "do you expect me to talk? no Mr.Bond I expect you to die"
    8. Columbo kills Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only.
    9. Goldfinger Nuking Fort Knox
    10.any scene with Q or MoneyPenny.
    12. The boat chase from Live and Let die.
     
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    From Russia With Love covers it all for me.
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies? Octopussy
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton) Moore
    3. Favorite villain or henchman? Oddjob
    4. Favorite Bond girl? Maude Adams
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle? A toss up between the sub-car from The Spy Who Loved Me or the croc submarine from Octopussy
    6. Favorite opening song? Duran Duran "A View To A Kill"
    7. Favorite one liner? "Theresa was a saint. Call me Tracy" - Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    8. Favorite death of a villain? Walken's fall in A View To A Kill
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain? I liked how Stromberg wanted to destroy the ENTIRE world in The Spy Who Loved Me
    10. Favorite scene? The ripsaw yo-yo/ensuing fight in Octopussy
    12. Favorite fight or battle? see above
     
  8. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    This is why I love Bond almost as much as Mystery Science Theater. Everybody's favorite film/episode/actor is somebody else's least favorite. Keeps things interesting!
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies: Dr. No
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds: Sean Connery
    3. Favorite villain or henchman: Jaws
    4. Favorite Bond girl: Diana Rigg "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle: The Briefcase in "From Russia with Love"
    6. Favorite opening song: "For Your Eyes Only" - Sheena Eastern
    7. Favorite one liner: "That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six"
    8. Favorite death of a villain: Dropping Blofeld down a large chimney in 'For Your Eyes Only'
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain: General Orlov's nuclear bomb in 'Octopussy'
    10. Favorite scene: The opening of the parachute in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'
    12. Favorite fight or battle: Bond vs. Red Grant in 'From Russia with Love'. No fancy tricks, just good ol' dirty fighting.
     
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    ^ This thread is strictly vintage Bond, sir.

    1. Favorite Bond flick - From Russia with Love.
    2. Favorite Bond - Tim Dalton.
    3. Favorite villain or henchman - Oddjob from Goldfinger.
    4. Favorite Bond girl - Delicious Plenty O'Toole from Diamonds are Forever. :D ream:
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle: Little Nellie from You Only Live Twice.
    6. Favorite opening song - 'A View to a Kill' by Duran Duran.
    7. Favorite one liner - When Bond and Honey Ryder first meet on the beach in Dr. No: "(Am I looking for shells?) No, I'm just looking."
    8. Favorite death of a villain - Red Grant's death (From Russia with Love).
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain - Goldfinger's scheme to nuke Fort Knox (Goldfinger).
    10. Favorite scene - Too many to list.
    12. Favorite fight or battle: The assault on Blofeld's volcano base in You Only Live Twice.
     
  11. Bumblethumper

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    this answers at least 2 of these questions:

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    My other favourite is probably "You only live Twice", but it's been a while.
     
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    For me:

    1. Goldfinger
    2. Connery
    3. Scaramanga
    4. P. Galore
    5. The Aston Martin
    6. Diamonds are forever tied with goldfinger
    7. P. Galore: "My name is Pussy Galore" Bond: "I must be dreaming."
    8. Columbo kills Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only.
    9. Goldfinger Nuking Fort Knox
    10.any scene with bond getting his gadgets from Q.
    12. too many to count
     
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    No votes for Moonraker? I'm shocked.

    Also, I thought this survey was for the Bond movies that were recently added to NetFlix's instant watch lineup - which means Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger don't count.
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies?
    From Russia With Love, if I have to pick only one. Goldfinger comes in second.
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton)
    Without a doubt, Connery.
    3. Favorite villain or henchman?
    Biofeld.
    4. Favorite Bond girl?
    Honey Rider.
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle?
    Aston Martin.
    6. Favorite opening song?
    For Your Eyes Only.
    7. Favorite one liner?
    "No, I expect you to die, Mr. Bond".
    8. Favorite death of a villain?
    Probably Odd Job's death.
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain?
    I think those underwater scene in Thunderball by the villains were pretty cool.
    10. Favorite scene?
    Any scene with Bond sleeping with the honeys, I guess. :) 
    12. Favorite fight or battle?
    Bond vs Red in FRWL.
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies: Dr. No
    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds: Sean Connery
    3. Favorite villain or henchman: Jaws
    4. Favorite Bond girl: Diana Rigg "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle: The Briefcase in "From Russia with Love"
    6. Favorite opening song: "For Your Eyes Only" - Sheena Eastern
    7. Favorite one liner: "That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six"
    8. Favorite death of a villain: Dropping Blofeld down a large chimney in 'For Your Eyes Only'
    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain: General Orlov's nuclear bomb in 'Octopussy'
    10. Favorite scene: The opening of the parachute in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'
    12. Favorite fight or battle: Bond vs. Red Grant in 'From Russia with Love'. No fancy tricks, just good ol' dirty fighting.

    That better :p 

    In my defence, GoldenEye is 16 years old and Tomorrow Never Dies is now 14 years old.
     
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    you take that back!

    adam west was awesome as batman! over the top awesomeness...

    roger moore was just a bore fest! :lol 

    they don't even compare! :p 
     
  17. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    Well, while they didn't add those episodes to instant watch, I was still including them in this thread. You can't leave out the first three Bond movies if you're talking about old favorites!

    Eh, no big deal. I knew a few might slip through the cracks. I'm glad I got to read your revised list though!

    I'm actually very happy to see so much Dalton love. While he's not my favorite, I really enjoy him as Bond in both his outings, and I think The Living Daylights is a truly great Bond film. I've known quite a few people who really hate on him and I don't think he deserves it. One of my friends said he just seems like a "TV series Bond". But what is wrong with that? I think an 80's TV series starring Dalton as Bond would have been awesome.
     
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    Hmmm, seems I did a thread like this once.

    Roger Moore
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    The amphibious Lotus Elise
    Pussy Galore
    Jaws
    Stromberg
     
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    Trenner Dios Humility > Huge Ego

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    Well then I'm sorry I missed it!
     
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    1. What is your favorite of these Bond movies?
    The Spy Who Loved me. It was the right blend of epic, comedy and seriousness. Plus, by this point Moore has ditched the attempts to create a Bond similar to Connerys, and was akin to his Simon Templar in The Saint. And The Saint is AWESOME, as I'm rewatching the colour episodes on DVD.

    2. Who is your favorite of the first 4 Bonds? (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton)
    Moore. But only when he stopped copying Connerys Bond.

    3. Favorite villain or henchman?
    Random Task.

    4. Favorite Bond girl?
    Carole Bouqet (Melina Havelock, For Your Eyes only) or Claudine Auger. (Domino, Thunderball). I suspect the fact they get wet a lot in those films has something to do with it...

    5. Favorite Q gadget or vehicle?
    Magnet Watch from Live and Let Die. It had a magnet, it had a saw! I know the Mookraker Digital watch had C4, but come on! A SAW!

    6. Favorite opening song?
    The Living Daylights. Pure 80's win right there.

    7. Favorite one liner?
    'People say my mouth is too big.' 'No, I think it's just right...'

    8. Favorite death of a villain?
    Drax. Parylysed and dying, Bond finishes him off by blowing him through an Airlock while alive? Harsh man, harsh.

    9. Favorite insane scheme/plot/plans by a villain?
    Blowing up the White House unless a one million dollar ransom is paid. Nah, starting World War Three by stealing Space craft in You only Live Twice.

    10. Favorite scene?
    Beginning of the Spy who Loved me. The big Union Jack parachute was like a big up yours to the Ruskies.

    12. Favorite fight or battle?
    Rooftop battle in You only Live Twice. I love how the Camera is relatively tight, and then pans out and out and out, showing the waves of bad guys streaming toward Bond, no sound and all to the 007 theme. Classic.
     

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