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The Spy Who Loved Me
It's the BIGGEST. It's the BEST. It's BOND. And B-E-Y-O-N-D.
Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the case.
I'm really glad that me and Jonnie White agreed that films caught on the telly don't count towards any projects (I don't do projects, obviously) or challenges that are going on. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to rewatch the Best Bond Film Ever™.
I've reviewed this at typical arse-numbing length here so I'm not going to talk the same bollocks again, but a few points of note here:-
1) Why does club owner Max Kalba not have a phone in his office and has to use the punters' phone to take the call that never was? It's his club! Get a second line in, Max!
2) The night-time bit at the pyramids is brilliant. It's a great example of…
”I have the oddest feeling we’ll be meeting again sometime.
Now and with this rewatch my Bond journey finally comes to an end. The Spy Who Loved Me slightly improved in this second viewing, the first two thirds is still pretty charming and adventurous, but like the first time around the movie loses some of its established momentum in the final third, the action is too big, too long and at times the predictability makes it quite boring. But despite that it is definitely the best and most tolerable of Roger Moore films, the story starts pretty well, the character of Anya Asamova is one of the strengths of the film (and like the first time Barbara Bach continues to…
The Spy Who Loved Me was the first James Bond film that really caught my imagination as a kid - and my first viewing of it in over a decade shows most of the reasons why.
This was Roger Moore's third Bond outing and by now he was completely comfortable and identifiable as 007 - but in a strange twist, this film sees the series moving back into slightly more serious territory and does away with much of the knockabout comedy of The Man With The Golden Gun, and is an improvement over that still underrated instalment in many different ways.
Its main improvement is regarding its main Bond girl. After poor Britt Eklund was royally crapped on for the…
After the lukewarm reception given to The Man With The Golden gun by the audience and the critics, Cubby Broccoli was determined to prove that the 007 franchise was not on life-support. And what a way to do it.
The Spy Who Loved Me is, for me at least, a success on almost every level. The humour is more controlled and mature (no girls called Pussy, Plenty O'Toole or Chu-Mi here) and there are sequences featuring genuine suspense, something long absent from the series.
This film also features two memorable components which rank among the most iconic images from the series: the introduction of the man-mountain Jaws, and the Lotus Espirit which while not being quite the vision of beauty…
There hadn't been a James Bond movie like The Spy Who Loved Me for almost a decade, the previous three had veered far too into Americanisation to suit the period and lost that epic sense of scope that characterised the franchise in the 1960's. A master stroke getting director Lewis Gilbert back behind the helm then, who brings that grandeur and gravitas he displayed in You Only Live Twice back to the series, to greater effect. It's the first (perhaps only) great Roger Moore 007 film and easily one of the series' best outings to this day.
Where Guy Hamilton was more interested in sleek style and greater loyalty to Fleming's tomes in his previous movies, Gilbert veers closer to…
Day ten of the Bond Film Marathon, film 10:The Spy Who Loved Me. Regarded as Moore's absolute best and one of the best period, I can agree with that for the most part. Once again, straying away from the original source material, for the most part, this is a really fun, enjoyable, film. It is a bit long and can drag, but It's quite entertaining.
SLBMs from Britain and the Soviet Union have disappeared and Bond has been dispatched to answer the call and a great ski chase ensures. Upon hearing of a highly advanced submarine part being on the market and headed to Egypt, Bond is bound to head there as is Agent XXX, Anya Amasova. Upon arriving, the…
Curd Jürgens isn't an appreciably villainous villain and Barbara Bach is a downright terrible Bond Girl but at least The Spy Who Loved Me feels like a return to form for the series and the first good entry in the Roger Moore Bond era.
(Film #10 in James Bond Series)
An enjoyable and much needed bounce back for the Bond franchise after I was fairly let down by The Man With the Golden Gun. This one features everything you could want out of a Bond film, a sexy and capable Bond girl that stands up fairly well to Bond, memorable cars and gadgets that make you really wish you had what he had and villains both physically intimidating and one that is able to match wits with a really villainous plan.
Moore seems much more comfortable, whether it is all the script or him just relaxing in to the role, but this is the best he has been so far and the rapport he…
The first Bond I ever saw, on TV in the late 70s at my grandmother's house. I didn't understand the plot and didn't care. I loved the Union Jack parachute, the big guy with the metal teeth, and the guy who kept a shark under his living room. It made a lifelong Bond fan out of me.
Now I'm older and realize that a) most of the Bond films are actually pretty bad, and b) this one in particular is really dumb, with awful blue screens and a plot that makes no sense and a Bond that was already too old for his action scenes (poor man still had three more to do). But the parachute, the shark, and the big guy with the teeth are still there, and I can access my childhood when I watch it. Still a favorite. Nostalgia wins.
Iako mu ne viđo imena na odjavnoj špici, poprilično sam siguran da je Veljko Bulajić imao udjela u režiranju ovog nastavka JB-a.
Bukvalno mogu da zamislim posadu američke podmornice kako uzvikuje "Urraaa!!!" dok preuzimaju kontrolu nad onim brodom.
With a compelling plot and some great action, this is certainly a highlight in the series.
More fun MST3K style.
Among the best the Bond series has to offer, the ski chase at the start looks quite bad compared to green screen action now but it actually reminds you the film isn't a modern blockbuster, if it was remade now it could be.
I can't believe how many jokes Austin Powers stole from this.
The one with Egypt, Atlantis and Jaws.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- To Our Loves
- Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
- The Abominable Dr. Phibes
- Adam's Rib
Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
Blonde Ambition (1981)
The Devil in Miss Jones (1972)
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- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
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