The Spy Who Loved Me
(United Artists, 1977)
A smooth Marvin Hamlisch score, a great theme by Carly Simon, and one of the most spectacular opening stunts in the entire franchise launched the tenth Bond flick onto the screen, and provided a worthy addition to the franchise. The gadgets and stunts are generally marvelous, and Moore finally gets a car to equal Connery's iconic Aston Martin DB V, in this case, the amphibious Lotus Esprit. And even on a $14M budget this time, UA was still making Bond movies with the profits from just the first one.