20 January 2015

James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
  • Director:  Lewis Gilbert
  • Based on the novels  by Ian Fleming
  • Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jurgens Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Roger Moore   The Saint
    • Barbara Bach – Cave Man
    • Curd Jurgens – The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Longest Day
  • Why? Curious. Hal and I saw several Bond films in a Bond festival in the early 70’s and enjoyed them. Sean Connery is the only Bond we have ever seen.  Friends have said later actors have been good too. And with Judi Dench they can’t be all bad.  So we bought the box...
  • Seen:  January 16, 2015  
Another obscure Bond and I’m really tired this Friday evening having been awake since 3.15 and worked hard all day.  And truth be known, had a whiskey or too. So alertness is not guaranteed. But maybe it will be exciting enough to keep me awake.
It starts out with an exciting ski chase through the spectacular Alps. And a visually handsome intro, as usual.  And theme song by Carly Simon.  Hopeful, hopeful.
Wow. The dead wife from a few films back is mentioned and Double-Oh-Seven displays an emotion! Stiff upper liply of course, and only for a fleeting moment.
They’re in Egypt this time.  I like camels and pyramids. The villain’s music is nice and his fish are pretty.
That’s about it for the plus points. Altogether it raises the rating a bit about zero.
It’s a really bad film.

1 * of 5

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