Sunday, July 13, 2014

Flick Pick: The Spy Who Loved Me

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.


RandyGC said...

You left out Barbara Bach, the reason why Ringo is the one Beatle I have total respect for.

Aesop said...


But TSWLM was only the tease. They payoff on her , er, charms, came in the otherwise forgettable Force 10 From Navarone.