From Russia with Love

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Review: James Bond travels to Russia to meet a beautiful Russian agent in order to recover a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. 
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Lois Maxwell, Aliza Gur, Martine Beswick and Vladek Sheybal
Year: 1963
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
This is the second film in the Bond series. A terrific thriller in its own right. I think it would be fair to say that this film is very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock was actually considered to direct a Bond film several years earlier with Cary Grant playing James Bond. This is the movie that broke box-office records, and was responsible for launching Sir Sean Connery as a major star, rather than the first Bond film Dr. No (1962). Sir Sean Connery has quoted that this movie is his personal favourite of his Bond movies. Both Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig named this as their favourite Bond movie. The filming locations were amazing especially of Venice and Istanbul. Broccoli considered this as one of the best Fleming stories. The budget for this film was £2 million, double that of Dr. No (1962). According to the BBFC when this film was released one or more versions of this work have been cut but the cuts are no longer available. At the Bafta Awards in 1964 this won one award for Best British Cinematography (Colour). 

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