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Dr. No (Sean Connery) 20 17.24%
From Russia with Love (Sean Connery) 20 17.24%
Goldfinger (Sean Connery) 51 43.97%
Thunderball (Sean Connery) 10 8.62%
You Only Live Twice (Sean Connery) 10 8.62%
Casino Royale (David Niven) 7 6.03%
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (George Lazenby) 7 6.03%
Diamonds Are Forever (Sean Connery) 8 6.90%
Live and Let Die (Roger Moore) 12 10.34%
The Man with the Golden Gun (Roger Moore) 13 11.21%
The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore) 13 11.21%
Moonraker (Roger Moore) 10 8.62%
For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore) 8 6.90%
Octopussy (Roger Moore) 9 7.76%
Never Say Never Again (Sean Connery) 3 2.59%
A View to a Kill (Roger Moore) 6 5.17%
The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton) 10 8.62%
Licence to Kill (Timothy Dalton) 5 4.31%
GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan) 38 32.76%
Tomorrow Never Dies (Pierce Brosnan) 17 14.66%
The World Is Not Enough (Pierce Brosnan) 11 9.48%
Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan) 11 9.48%
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig) 7 6.03%
Quantum of Solace (Daniel Craig) 2 1.72%
Skyfall (Daniel Craig) 4 3.45%
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Poll: Favorite Bond Films

Which are your favorite previous James Bond films?

Please vote for at most 3. (We're on the honor system.)

Thread cross-reference: The Casino Royale Thread.
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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There are way too many great Bond films to put down. I love the majority of them. I can't seem to pick out just 3 of them.

You know, I thought there was a Casino Royale title out there for a Bond movie but my husband said that there wasn't. Isn't that the name of the new one coming out with the new James Bond?

Never mind, it was just a spoof of the James Bond movies with David Niven...there was also an american version for TV with Barry Nelson. I just looked it up.
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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You know, I thought there was a Casino Royale title out there for a Bond movie but my husband said that there wasn't. Isn't that the name of the new one coming out with the new James Bond?

It was a spoof starring David Niven.

EDIT: And Peter Sellers. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061452/

Wow, I pulled David Niven out of my ASS! Well, his name at least.
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oopsy

Never Say Never Again starred Sean Connery. Might want to fix that in the poll.

EDIT: and I thought "The Living Daylights" was a great movie. Not so much License To Kill, though...
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Never Say Never Again starred Sean Connery. Might want to fix that in the poll.
not an offical release thou
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 03:02 PM   #6
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Moonraker. Definitely. I love the cheezy sleazy Bond.
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Never Say Never Again starred Sean Connery. Might want to fix that in the poll.
Yeah, as noted, that one wasn't an "offical" James Bond film. Plus it was a remake of Thunderball.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Say_Never_Again

Personally, I liked You Only Live Twice (in addition to the obligatory Goldfinger). Ninjas and volcanos and bubble cars on tracks.. how can you not like that?

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There are a lot of top films in that list (as well as some not so top ones), but for me Goldfinger and The Man With The Golden Gun come out on top.

We're plotting a trip to see Casino Royale, and I'm rather looking forward to it.
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Wow, I pulled David Niven out of my ASS! Well, his name at least.


That's just begging for a reply. Must. Fight. Urge...
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It was a spoof starring David Niven.

EDIT: And Peter Sellers. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061452/

Wow, I pulled David Niven out of my ASS! Well, his name at least.
David Niven wrote a terrific Hollywood memoir called "Bring On The Empty Horses." Definitely worth reading if you're interested in the Golden Age of Hollywood and guys like Bogart, Erroll Flynn, Clark Gable, etc.
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I've voted for Dr. No as it's the only one that I can remember. All of the other Bond films have merged into one in my memory.
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Its got to be Goldfinger - it just defines the essence of James Bond at its most peak!
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That's just begging for a reply. Must. Fight. Urge...
You'd be surprised how pleasent smelling he was.. I know I was surprised.
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Never Say Never Again starred Sean Connery. Might want to fix that in the poll.
Oops, my bad. I knew he was in it (having seen it plenty of times), but I mis-cut-pasted. Fixed. Thanks.

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Moonraker. Definitely. I love the cheezy sleazy Bond.
That's when the series went from straight to silly. But it's hard to argue with Jaws and his girlfriend.

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I've voted for Dr. No as it's the only one that I can remember. All of the other Bond films have merged into one in my memory.
That movie certainly got the series off to a great start, but I just can't vote for one that didn't have Desmond Llewelyn in it!
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David Niven wrote a terrific Hollywood memoir called "Bring On The Empty Horses." Definitely worth reading if you're interested in the Golden Age of Hollywood and guys like Bogart, Erroll Flynn, Clark Gable, etc.

I am, I loved that era. Too bad I wasn't alive then. That is when movies were movies! I will check it out.
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Not easy to just pick 3, but I do have a kind of fondness for the ones at the beginning of the 80s:
* For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore)
* Octopussy (Roger Moore)
* Never Say Never Again (Sean Connery)

That's just when I was old enough to really appreciate Bond...
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Ack! What are "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" doing in there? They're not official Bond films, as any true Bond aficionado will tell you.

Bah, this poll has no credibility!

Guess I'm in the minority in liking "The Living Daylights," one of the few Bond films (and actors) to portray the gritty aspect of Fleming character from the novels.

But then I doubt if many people viewing the films have an appreciation of the written works of Fleming.
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Ack! What are "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" doing in there? They're not official Bond films, as any true Bond aficionado will tell you.
They are there for people who vary their diet and don't consume only broccoli.

And to see if they get snubbed or get some of the votes.
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Funnily enough, in spite of liking the silly films, I do rather like the books in all their sensibleness. I remember reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Thunderball and very much enjoying them (in spite of great perviness for a small girl to be reading), especially as my dad had these fabulous old paperbacks and the Thunderball one had bullet holes in the cover.

But this thread is about films. As you were.
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They are there for people who vary their diet and don't consume only broccoli.
hehehe...clever
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Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, and GoldenEye.
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David Niven wrote a terrific Hollywood memoir called "Bring On The Empty Horses." Definitely worth reading if you're interested in the Golden Age of Hollywood and guys like Bogart, Erroll Flynn, Clark Gable, etc.
He wrote "The Moon's A Balloon" first, which in my view is even more entertaining. Of course you have to realize that his amusing stories did not necessarily reflect the real events, but the books do make excellent reading.
For those interested in Niven I can also recommend Sheridan Morley's biography of Niven The Other Side Of the Balloon.
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I have never understood the mass obsession with the James Bond films. I could never get into them, along with the Star Wars films.
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I'm curious: Was the GoldenEye videogame successful because people thought the movie was a great one? Or was the movie made more popular, especially in hindsight, because it happened to have a very successful videogame (considered one of the best N64 games)?

GoldenEye is currently #2 in this poll, behind its fellow gold-themed movie Goldfinger.
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