Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Spy Who Loved Me

Continuing my quest to watch all of the Bond films in order, Sharon, Jack and I watched The Spy Who Loved Me. Released in 1977, this is the tenth spy film of the British James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as the British secret agent James Bond. The film takes its title from the tenth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Though as Ian Fleming requested that only the title of the novel be used, the film does not contain any elements of the novel.

The plot involves a reclusive megalomaniac named Stromberg who develops a technology for tracking submarines and then captures British and Russian submarines. Stromberg plans to use the nuclear weapons on the subs to destroy the world and create a new civilization under the sea. Bond teams up with a Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop him.

In addition to Roger Moore as James Bond, the cast includes Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova (Agent Triple X), Curt Jürgens as Karl Stromberg and Richard Kiel as Jaws.

The movie includes a number of scenes that have always stuck in my head. A Lotus Esprit is featured in a long chase sequence, drives off the end of a pier into the ocean and turns into a submarine. Jaws spents the movie trying to kill Bond and Amasova by biting them with his metal teeth and walking away unscathed from situations where he should have been seriously hurt or killed. Additionally, I have always enjoyed the scenes in Egypt; some day I would like to visit the pyramids.

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