The Guest List: Gone With The Movies

This week we have Charlie from Gone With The Movies contributing his top 10 to The Guest List! Now, this is a very special edition, seeing as I contribute to the website quite frequently. So not just for Charlie, but for me as well, please, for the love of god, go over to the site right now and follow/subscribe, read our posts, and comment! The site is fantastic! It has reviews, news, articles, interviews, etc…

If you’d like to contribute your very own top 10 to The Guest List, here’s how!

All you need to do is shoot me an e mail (thecinemamonster@gmail.com) with your name, website info (if you have one), and the topic you have chosen for your top 10. If I like what I see, I’ll give you the all clear and you can begin composing your entry. Make sure to include a descriptive, yet brief introduction and a picture or clip for every entry in your top 10. Use my own top 10s as references. Then, send it back to me and we will discuss a date of publish

I will pass things over to Charlie now, enjoy!

Top 10 James Bond Films: By Charlie

Firstly a big thank you to Joseph for the opportunity to share my love for James Bond with your viewers. This top 10 as I had briefly mentioned is about James Bond, I have detailed the top 10 films released so far, based to a comparison to each other, thus judging the best in this list, and the worst – which would definitely include the recent Quantum of Solace and everyone’s ‘most popular worst’ Die Another Day. Please feel free to tear my list apart in the comment section below, or you can even agree with it and post your favourites below too! … Onto the list:

10: Dr. No. (1962)

Although Goldfinger may have been the movie that started the Bond phenomenon, Dr No. first made the exciting debut of Bond in the early 1962. Introducing not only Bond, or the babes, and definitely not the gadgets, we are shown the recurring evil organisation SPECTRE.

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9: Live and Let Die (1973)

Many Die-hard Bond fans, dislike Roger Moore as James Bond, mainly because ‘he does not play Bond, he plays Roger Moore’. But I like Roger Moore, this adaptation of one of the best novels shows Bond as both a detective and a comedian and with real world problems! – *Raises left eyebrow*.

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8: Skyfall (2012)

Scooping over one billion dollars at the Box-Office last year means that I am not the only one who enjoyed this film… Skyfall goes back to the classic, Goldfinger-eqsue Bond (I just made that word up), it shows that even after 50 years Bond is one of the best franchises, which statistically it is.

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7: From Russia With Love (1963)

Classic Bond brought straight from novel to screen. With almost no humour and lacking everything that future Bond films would hold and re-use, From Russia With Love ups the standard and make creates a new class for Spy Thrillers. Oh, and the final fight sequence is probably one of the best in cinema.

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6: Goldeneye (1995)

When I started my top ten list I did not plan it to have a different Bond actor in each of the first entries, it is complete coincidence I tell you! Goldeneye sends Bond back to Cold-War espionage, proper spy-stuff. With Sean Bean as the villain Bond finally meets his match.

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5: Casino Royale (2006)

After the disastrous Die Another Day, the future of Bond almost lost completely, but after a long six year delay we are have one of the most classic Bond features yet. Bringing back all of the elements that created Bond, new face Daniel Craig establishes himself as the epitome of Bond. James Bond.

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4: The Living Daylights (1987)

After seeing Granddad’ Bond in A View to a Kill, Bond was left on a low, what better thing to do than introduce a new Bond face! Introducing Timothy Dalton into the role he brings Bond back to reality, with a darker, more sophisticated killer personality. Just as creator Ian Fleming first imagined.

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3: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

By his third outing as James Bond, Roger Moore had comfortably settled into the role of Bond – bringing us one of the biggest and best Bond adventures yet. With all of the key Bond cast and crew still living long and prosperous this is the most entertaining – (and bitey).

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2: On Her Majesty’s Service (1969)

Taking over on anything that Sean Connery has already moulded, and then having to make it better or equally as good is almost impossible! Almost … On Her Majesty’s Secret Service proves that Bond cannot be controlled by one man as George Lazenby successfully takes on the role.

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1: Goldfinger (1964)

The quintessential Bond movie! With its ingenious blend of humour, action, gadgets, sex, sophistication and exotic locations – Goldfinger defined what audiences would come to expect from a Bond film – creating its own special formula.

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A big thank you to Charlie for contributing this stellar list! Again, go over to the site and subscribe/follow. Hope you all enjoyed this edition of The Guest List. Have a great weekend!

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About Joseph@thecinemamonster

Aspiring writer who absolutely adores film and television. thecinemamonster.com

Posted on October 11, 2013, in The Guest List and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Thanks Joseph, hope you guys like it!

  2. Nice work, gentlemen!!

  3. Great list! It’s refreshing to see The Living Daylights get some love. Good job!

  4. Yay Goldfinger #1! I’d probably swap the order of Goldeneye and Casino Royale myself personally, but it’s a brilliant list.

  5. Excellent post, I’m a big fan of the James Bond movies.

  6. Good list, agree with most of the entries although I would include ‘Licence to Kill’…

  7. Awesome post!

    My favourite is definitely still Casino Royale, but if I look back on the old Bond films, Goldfinger was definitely right up there. Love that The Living Daylights is way up there, it was excellent.

  8. Not much of a Bond fanatic even though I’ve seen all of them.

    Great list Charlie. I liked how it just happened that all Bond actors made your list (except David Niven that is) 🙂

    It’s an equal opportunity list 🙂

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