Create alternative titles for the Bond movies

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
edited June 22 in The James Bond Films

Most Bond movie titles are great, but I think it would've been fun to come up with alternative titles for all of them.

I'll start with a few suggestions:

DAD: Icaros

QoS: Death leaves an echo

DN: Death in paradise (๐Ÿ˜)

FRWL; SMERSH

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,154MI6 Agent

    FYEO: DETENTE

    TSWLM: MAN FROM ATLANTIS

    LALD: TAROT

    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited July 2

    I'm not sure Detente is a good title for an action movie. It's bit like calling it "Calm" or "Peace" isn't it?

    The other two are great!

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited June 22

    LTK: Blood Runs Cold

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,451Chief of Staff

    "Icarus" is a very apt choice of title for DAD. The Greek story of Icarus is about a son who doesn't listen to his father's warnings (General Moon tries to warn his son from his plans and is ignored) and flies too close to the sun. The satellite Icarus is explicitly referred to as a second sun. "Sun" is even part of the son's name.

    That's a fair amount of subtext for a film that's usually dismissed.

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,772MI6 Agent
    edited June 22

    I guess you could also call it 'COLONEL'S SON' ๐Ÿ™‚


    Or maybe FORTUNE FAVOURS THE GRAVES ๐Ÿ˜

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited June 22

    Would these two work as alterantives to FYEO:

    Eye for an eye

    Risico

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,451Chief of Staff
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,772MI6 Agent

    Although now I think of it; his dad was a General. Well that spoils it ๐Ÿคฃ


    How about Skyfall becoming NEVER GO BACK

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent

    For YOLT we could use the title of a later Connery movie:

    Rising Sun


    Or a version of it:

    Blood Red Sun

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited June 22

    OP:

    Dangerous Game (there is big game hunting in the movie, Bond is a dangerous prey and the cold war is a dangerous game)

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,261Quartermasters

    I'm sitting at my desk, and just above my computer screen are hanging posters for YOLT and OHMSS. As I looked at them, with their painted artwork and dramatic scenes I suddenly reimagined them is early 1950s disaster movies with titles like

    Volcano!

    and

    Avalanche!

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,451Chief of Staff

    ๐Ÿ˜ So the next two would be

    "Satellite!"

    and

    "Alligator!"

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,261Quartermasters

    My alternative title for DAF (with some apologies to Raymond Benson):

    The Facets of Death

  • jclemzjclemz Posts: 55MI6 Agent

    AVTAK could simply be called: “James!”

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited June 23

    ๐Ÿ˜‚


    Is changing TND back to "Tomorrow never lies" cheating? ๐Ÿค”

  • John from CorkJohn from Cork Posts: 84MI6 Agent

    NTTD : The End

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent

    The trailer will of cource be spoiler-free ....

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,763MI6 Agent

    A few with real movie titles…

    DN: Mysterious Island

    FRWL: The Moving Target

    GF: The Bank Job

    DAF: Sin City

    TMWTGG: Duel

    TSWLM: Groundhog Day

    MR: Space Cowboys

    AVTAK: No Country For Old Men

    And I think OHMSS could only be called All The Time In The World.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,926MI6 Agent

    Alligator would be the Harvard Lampoon version by  I*n Fl*m*ng from 1962, correct?


  • MI6_HeadquartersMI6_Headquarters Posts: 37MI6 Agent
    edited June 25

    Dr. No: The Forbidden Evil

    From Russia With Love: One Missed You Die

    Goldfinger: When Gold Touches Death

    Thunderball: The Tropical Chaos

    You Only Live Twice: The Rising Sun of Blasphemous Power

    OHMSS: The Armageddon of Cold Love

    Diamonds Are Forever: Trails of Troubled Brilliance

    Live And Let Die: The Deception of Darkness

    The Man With The Golden Gun: Prisons of Eternal Pleasure

    The Spy Who Loved Me: Love Between The Borders of No Peace

    For Your Eyes Only: The Price Of Vengeance

    Octopussy: The Paradise Of Lies

    A View To A Kill: The Ascending Empire Devoid of Glory

    The Living Daylights: Heaven Inside The Iron Curtain

    License To Kill: The Belles Of Hell

    Goldeneye: The Two Faces of Temptation

    Tomorrow Never Dies: The Knowledge From A Tyrant

    The World Is Not Enough: The Heart's Pain Is A Dragon

    Die Another Day: Death of One's Self

    SkyFall: Only The Good Ones Suffer

    SPECTRE: The Resurrection of Broken Spirit

    No Time To Die: The Collateral of Lies

    Ranking of Ian Fleming Novels/Books

    1. Moonraker 2. Casino Royale 3. From Russia With Love 4. Thunderball 5. You Only Live Twice 6. Dr. No 7. Diamonds Are Forever 8. Goldfinger 9. Live And Let Die 10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 11. The Spy Who Loved Me 12. The Man With The Golden Gun

    Ranking the Short Stories:

    1. The Living Daylights 2. From A View To A Kill 3. For Your Eyes Only 4. The Hildebrand Rarity 5. Risico 6. Quantum Of Solace 7. Octopussy

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,451Chief of Staff

    If only! I'd love to see that filmed.

    You do know that the title you suggest for LTK was a possible Fleming title choice for OHMSS?

  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,703MI6 Agent
    edited June 25

    Dr No:- The Dragon Of Crab Key

    From Russia With Love:- The Spectre Conspiracy

    Goldfinger:- The Man With The Midas Touch

    Thunderball:- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    You Only Live Twice:- Bond-san Zero Zero

    On Her Majesy's Secret Service:- The World Is Not Enough

    Diamonds Are Forever:- Diamonds Of Death

    Live And Let Die:- Dealt The Cards Of Fate

    The Man With The Golden Gun:- Fire A Golden Bullet

    The Spy Who Loved Me:- A Passion To Love, A Mission To Kill

    Moonraker:- The Doomsday Complex

    For Your Eyes Only:- To Settle A Score

    Octopussy:- Circus Of Subterfuge

    A View To A Kill:- Operation: Mainstrike!

    The Living Daylights:- Death To Spies

    Licence To Kill:- Vengeance Hard Won

    Goldeneye:- Know The Name And Number

    Tomorrow Never Dies:- Headline: Mayhem!

    The World Is Not Enough:- Never Die Today

    Die Another Day:- Ice Hard

    Casino Royale:- Win Or Lose, You Die

    Quantum Of Solace:- The Spy Who Never Left

    Skyfall:- Shot Taken

    SPECTRE:- The Eye That Sees It All

    No Time To Die:- Double-O Seven

    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,154MI6 Agent
    edited June 25

    DR. NO: RADIOCTIVE

    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: DUEL

    GOLDFINGER: PATINA

    THUNDERBALL: WHIRLPOOL

    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: SAYONARA

    OH HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE: AVALANCHE

    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: LUSTRE

    LIVE AND LET DIE: TAROT

    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN: DOPPELGANGER

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME: COMRADE

    MOONRAKER: ORCHID

    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: OUZO

    OCTOPUSSY: VINDALOO

    A VIEW TO A KILL: FURLONG

    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS: MAESTRO

    LICENSE TO KILL: CARTEL

    GOLDENEYE: SIGNAL

    TOMORROW NEVER DIES: NEWSFLASH

    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH: OILSPILL

    DIE ANOTHER DAY: ICE

    CASINO ROYALE: WAGER

    QUANTUM OF SOLACE: AQUA

    SKYFALL: RETRIBUTION

    SPECTRE: CUCKOO

    NO TIME TO DIE: VIRUS

    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,763MI6 Agent

    DAF: Carry On Camping

    AVTAK: Carry On Screaming (James!)

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,570MI6 Agent

    The only Bond film title I really dislike is Spectre. It's bland, and it gave away the reintroduction of Blofeld. It should have been called 'The Dead Are Alive', and they could have done away with the ridiculous title card that says that line.

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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,772MI6 Agent
    edited July 1

    That's not bad actually! ๐Ÿ˜ Yes it's a shame they couldn't have come up with a phrase which uses the word 'spectre' in some way, although I guess it's nice that 'Spectre' refers both to the evil organisation and to Blofeld himself, a dead man from Bond's past come back to haunt him.

    I wonder if 'The Dead Are Alive' was even perhaps a potential title and they wanted it in there somehow.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,154MI6 Agent

    EIDELON, GHOST, or WRAITH would have been great titles for SPECTRE as well.

    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent
    edited July 1

    "Eidelon" is a new word for me, but why hasn't Rolls Royce made an Eidelon?

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,772MI6 Agent

    That's a very good point! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,990MI6 Agent

    There're a limited number of psynonyms to ghost, so it should happen sooner or later.

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