Greatest Bond Film

007 MAGAZINE readers vote

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

as the greatest ever Bond film!

Ahead of the much-anticipated 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No on October 5th, an international survey of 007 MAGAZINE readers has rated On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, and directed by Peter Hunt, as the greatest Bond film of all time.

Readers of 007 MAGAZINE were asked to rate all 24 Bond films (including the ‘unofficial’ 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again, the rogue 1983 Thunderball remake) on a scale from 0-10.

The average score for each film was then calculated, with OHMSS averaging an impressive 8.912 to finish ahead of second-placed Goldfinger (1964) – average mark 8.824, and third-placed From Russia With Love (1963) – average mark 8.802.

The only post-1960s film to feature in the Top Five was Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond, 2006’s Casino Royale, which averaged 8.324 to finish in fourth position.

Four of the top six movies in the final standings starred Sean Connery, while the highest placed entries featuring the other Bond actors were The Living Daylights in seventh position (1987, starring Timothy Dalton as 007); The Spy Who Loved Me in eighth position (1977, starring Roger Moore as 007) and GoldenEye in ninth position (1995, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007).

The spoof version of Casino Royale (1967), which featured David Niven as Sir James Bond, finished 24th and last in the survey, averaging just 2.601, while Die Another Day (2002), Pierce Brosnan’s final Bond film, came second-last, averaging just 4.576.

In all, readers from 18 different countries around the world contributed to the survey, with a total of over 3,000 votes being cast.

GRAHAM RYE, editor & publisher of 007 MAGAZINE said: “It was no surprise to me that OHMSS made it to Number One in the 007 MAGAZINE poll, and it’s good to see that the cream of the crop starring Connery and Craig filled the rest of the top five positions.”

Read the reactions from some of the Bond alumni in front and

behind the camera of the 007 films voted into the poll’s Top 5 places!

GEORGE LAZENBY – James Bond 007 in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). VOTED NUMBER 1.

http://www.007magazine.co.uk/ultimate_james_bond_poll_reaction3.htm

NORMAN WANSTALL – Academy Award Winner Best Sound Effects, Goldfinger (1964). VOTED NUMBER 2.

http://www.007magazine.co.uk/ultimate_james_bond_poll_reaction.htm

MARTINE BESWICKE – Zora in From Russia With Love (1963) VOTED NUMBER 3 – and Paula in Thunderball (1965). VOTED NUMBER 5.

http://www.007magazine.co.uk/ultimate_james_bond_poll_reaction1.htm

LUCIANA PALUZZI – Fiona Volpe in Thunderball (1965). VOTED NUMBER 5.

http://www.007magazine.co.uk/ultimate_james_bond_poll_reaction2.htm

007 MAGAZINE GREATEST EVER BOND FILM POLL RESULTS – September 17th, 2012

Position:

Film:

Year/Bond actor:

Average mark:

1st

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

1969/George Lazenby

8.912

2nd

Goldfinger

1964/Sean Connery

8.824

3rd

From Russia

With Love

1963/Sean Connery

8.802

4th

Casino Royale

2006/Daniel Craig

8.324

5th

Thunderball

1965/Sean Connery

7.979

6th

Dr. No

1962/Sean Connery

7.830

7th

The Living Daylights

1987/Timothy Dalton

7.703

8th

The Spy

Who Loved Me

1977/Roger Moore

7.685

9th

GoldenEye

1995/Pierce Brosnan

7.351

10th

For Your Eyes Only

1981/Roger Moore

7.199

11th

You Only Live Twice

1967/Sean Connery

7.195

12th

Live And Let Die

1973/Roger Moore

7.109

13th

Licence To Kill

1989/Timothy Dalton

6.736

14th

Octopussy

1983/Roger Moore

6.538

15th

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997/Pierce Brosnan

6.344

16th

The World Is

Not Enough

1999/Pierce Brosnan

6.308

17th

The Man With

The Golden Gun

1974/Roger Moore

5.979

18th

Diamonds

Are Forever

1971/Sean Connery

5.965

19th

Quantum of Solace

2008/Daniel Craig

5.806

20th

Moonraker

1979/Roger Moore

5.755

21st

A View To A Kill

1985/Roger Moore

5.235

22nd

Never Say

Never Again

1983/Sean Connery

5.179

23rd

Die Another Day

2002/Pierce Brosnan

4.576

24th

Casino Royale

1967/David Niven

2.601

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