The Spy Who Loved Me


Review: British super-spy James Bond investigates the hijacking of both British and Russian submarines which are carrying nuclear warheads, he has help from a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Michael Billington, Desmond Llewelyn, Edward de Souza, Vernon Dobtcheff and Valerie Leon
Year: 1977
Genre: Action, Adventure and Thriller
Conclusion: 5/5
This was the tenth James Bond novel to be written by Ian Fleming. “The Spy Who Loved Me” and was first published on April 18, 1962. As soon as the film starts with the opening song “Nobody Does It Better” sung by Carly Simon we instantly know that we are in for a good ride. Let alone the opening sequence where we see Bond skiing down. When this film opened in 1977 after that particular scene the whole audience burst into spontaneous applause. One of the better James Bond films. Roger Moore was in good spirits making this and you could tell he was enjoying himself. It was such a fantastic performance from him. Lewis Gilbert’s direction was amazing. This includes one of the all time great car chases which starts of on dry ground and finishes submerged in water. There are a lot of futuristic contraptions which we have not seen before in a Bond in the same way. The Royal World Premiere of this film was held on July 7, 1977, at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London. It was attended by Princess Anne, but the date has special significance, as it is abbreviated as 7/7/77, an homage to 007. Sir Roger Moore died in 2017 which was the 40th anniversary of this movie.


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