Friday, 20 January 2012

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Year:1977
Country of origin:UK
Director:Lewis Gilbert
Genre:Bond
Starring:Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd J├╝rgens, Richard Kiel
Rating:4/5
IMDB link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076752/
Tagline:He's Bond. He's Back. He's 007.
Favourite line:"Which bullet has my name on it? The first or the last?"

A very good Bond movie, and one of Roger Moore's best.
The silliness and campness of The Man With the Golden Gun is reduced significantly - apparently due to critical slating of the franchise at this point - and what resulted is a much more serious, much more conventional action movie, though still with the odd nod to the fact that it is, and should always be, consciously Bond in tone.
The film starts with a spectacular stunt, involving a drawn out ski-chase and a leap off a cliff - it looks great - before the plot kicks in, which is to do with submarines vanishing mysteriously.
Doesn't really matter does it?
This is also the movie that introduced us to Jaws.
Overall, a great Bond movie.

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