The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
UK / English
". . . . In The Biggest Bond of All - Everybody's hot for Action - Everybody's hot for Romance "Agent 007 must work with his female Soviet counterpart to find the answer to the disappearance of nuclear missile carrying submarines.
One Of The Best Bond Movies (And Theme Song) Ever
What a nice surprise this was, a change for me since re-viewing some of
these old Bond movies. With the exception of "Goldfinger," I've been
disappointed in the rest....but not this one. This film seemed far
better than I had remembered, one of the best James Bond movies I've
seen. My first look in over 30 years at this stunned me. I couldn't
believe how entertaining and fun it was to watch!
It's enjoyable right from the start and features my all-time favorite
"Bond song" - "Nobody Does It Better," By Carly Simon. It's sung or
palyd throughout the movie.
This was Roger Moore's third attempt at playing James Bond and he
really hit his stride with this, being a natural as the suave spy. The
action is plentiful but never seems too much or gets boring with an
excess. It never quite crosses that line, although it comes close a few
Curt Jurgens is very low-key as the villain "Karl Stromberg." His role
really isn't all that big. You don't see much of him until the end. Who
you DO see is the seven-foot, two-inch giant "Jaws" (Richard Kiel) the
main with the iron teeth. He is fun to watch, and is almost
indestructible, like the evil cyborg in "Terminator 2." Jaws just keeps
coming back no matter what you do to him.
Overall, this Bond film is attractive because it has just the right
mixture of action, suspense and humor, and another pretty leading lady
in Barbara Bach. I'm not sold on her Russian accent as "Major Anya
Amasova" but she is nice the eyes. The accent made her appear sub- par
as an actress. Otherwise, no complaints.
The cinematography in here, too, is above-average. There are very
nicely-filmed scenes with interesting camera-work. Good work,
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