I meant to follow up February's very popular Meryl Streep Reader Ranking with another participatory countdown that's turned over to you! But I've been slow about it. Here's a perfect opportunity. Let's do everyone's favorite spy, James Bond. Deborah has been listing her favorites as we count down to Daniel Craig's third outing as 007, Skyfall on November 9th.
The official James Bond films as a reminder...
- Dr. No (1962) Connery
- From Russia With Love (1963) Connery
- Goldfinger (1964) Connery
- Thunderball (1965) Connery
- You Only Live Twice (1967) Connery
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Lazenby
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Connery
- Live and Let Die (1973) Moore
- The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) Moore
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Moore
- Moonraker (1979) Moore
- For Your Eyes Only (1981) Moore
- Octopussy (1983) Moore
- A View To a Kill (1985) Moore
- The Living Daylights (1987) Dalton
- License to Kill (1989) Dalton
- Goldeneye (1995) Brosnan
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Brosnan
- The World is Not Enough (1999) Brosnan
- Die Another Day (2002) Brosnan
- Casino Royale (2006) Craig
- Quantum of Solace (2008) Craig
How to play along:
- Send me a ranked list of every James Bond film you've seen by November 1st with "BOND RANK" in the subject line. Your list could be as short as 3 films or as long as 22 -- I'll take any size list but the lists are weighted to prioritize the readers who've seen the most (just like we did with Streep). If you need help remembering which film is which here's a handy compendium.
- Bonus Points: If you include a list of your 7 favorite Bond Girls in the e-mail, I'll add more weight to your film rankings if you do.
- Feel free to include soundbytes. I might publish them if they're relevant to the final rank.
- Feel free to include links to something you've written about the franchise if you have a blog. I might link them if it's relevant to the final writeup.
- Depending on your enthusiasm we'll know how Bond crazy we should get in early November when Skyfall premieres.