Before the movie XXX, there was the agent XXX.
This is one of Roger Moore's best turns as James Bond. It has one of the
best plots, the best villians, and one of the best Bond girls...Barbara Bach
as agent XXX. Submarines are being somehow hijacked and it is up to Bond to
find out by whom. Meanwhile, Agent XXX must find out who stole a Russian
sub. They start out working against each other, but after awhile they pull
their resources and work together. This Bond flick features a great ski
chase, a battle on a train, car chase and good finale. Also, Richard Kiel,
plays the henchman Jaws and does a pretty good job considering he has no
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I THINK THAT SEAN CONNERY IS BETTER THAN ROGER MOORE.
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Bond, Back to Basics...
After the critical and commercial beating taken by THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN
GUN, producer Albert Broccoli, now solely in charge of the 007 franchise,
had to re-evaluate the series for the third time in less than ten years.
Certainly, Roger Moore would never be believable in a Sean Connery-type Bond
film, but couldn't some of the series' best elements be restored, and the
comedy reduced a bit, to make Moore's Bond a bit more believable?
The research, which became the basis of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, took over two
years to complete, and the script went through many writers before the final
draft, by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. With a renewed emphasis on
more realistic action, Broccoli brought back Lewis Gilbert to direct; his
earlier Bond effort, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, while not a major 'hit', had
featured the most spectacular action sequences of the series. With Gilbert
on board, the production became very reminiscent of the Connery film (Even
the concept of a supertanker 'swallowing' submarines echoed YOU ONLY LIVE
TWICE, and the spacecraft-'eating' SPECTRE capsule).
As the villain, esteemed German actor Curt Jurgens was cast as Karl
Stromberg, an ideal choice, as the actor, with his bulging eyes, 'fit' the
role of a fish-like megalomaniac. Playing his henchman, Jaws, in an inspired
piece of casting, giant Richard Kiel, complete with 'bear-trap' steel teeth,
would provide Moore with the greatest danger he'd ever face as Bond. Kiel
was, in fact, so good in the role (possibly the most popular villain of the
entire 007 franchise), that he would return in MOONRAKER, to bedevil Bond
some more. Less successful, dramatically, but still astonishing to watch
would be Stromberg's 'hit woman', Naomi, played by voluptuous Caroline
In an effort to 'update' Bond into an era of feminists, the strongest, most
independent love interest to appear in at Bond film to that point was
introduced. Major Anya Amasova, played by Ringo Starr's wife, the exotically
beautiful Barbara Bach, was Bond's opposite number on the Russian side, an
equal to 007 in every way. In a pivotal scene, she would display a knowledge
of Bond's past that even included his dead wife, Tracy (the first time
Bond's marriage had been mentioned since ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE).
Moore's reaction to her comment would be both emotional and abrupt, and
demonstrated that he could do far more than just deliver witty one-liners.
From the spectacular ski chase pre-title sequence, climaxing with a
parachute free fall off a cliff (love that 'Union Jack'), to Bond and Anya's
confrontations with Jaws, in Egypt (reminiscent of Bond's fights with Oddjob
in GOLDFINGER and Tee Hee in LIVE AND LET DIE), to the amazing Lotus that
would do service on land and in the ocean, to the massive tanker battle
while Bond disarms a nuclear warhead (shades of GOLDFINGER), THE SPY WHO
LOVED ME would do homage to 007's previous adventures, and utilize humor in
support of the on-screen action, instead of spoofing it (other than the
brief use of the LAWRENCE OF ARABIA theme...you'll spot
And to top things off, Carly Simon's rendition of the film's title tune,
"Nobody Does It Better", would become a Top Ten hit, worldwide.
Critics and audiences loved THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, hailing it as Moore's best
work, and one of the better Bonds of all time. Things were, again, looking
up for 007...but STAR WARS was about to debut, and things would go
dreadfully amiss, when Broccoli decided to send Bond into space, in