My Review for The Spy Who Loved Me
Nobody Does It Better...
The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth James Bond movie and was made in 1977. Roger Moore returns for his third appearance as James Bond. Lewis Gilbert who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice comes back to the Bond franchise. The script was co-written by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. The title was the only thing that was taken from Ian Fleming's novel. When British and Russian nuclear submarines are hijacked, Bond must team up with Russian agent Anya Amasova to find them. They meet a reclusive megalomaniac named Stromberg who plans to destroy the world and create a new civilization under the sea.
The Spy Who Loved Me is my favorite Roger Moore Bond film. I loved the new Bond girl Anya played by Barbara Bach. She brings class and elegance to the picture. Her relationship with Bond is superbly written and she has great chemistry with Roger Moore. German actor Curt Jurgens plays Stromberg and is a decent villain, however Richard Kiel steals the show as the terrifying Jaws.
This film also features my favorite Bond title song Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon. Marvin Hamlisch's score is great and fits the tone of the movie. Ken Adam outdoes himself with his spectacular sets. Highlights are the Stromberg tanker and Atlantis. The sets were so huge for this movie, a new soundstage was created at Pinewood Studios. Marvin Hamlisch was nominated for several awards such as the Academy Award for Best Song, Original Music Score, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Grammy Award for Best Score for a Motion Picture and the BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music ("Nobody Does It Better") in 1978. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Hugh Scaife) and a BAFTA for Best Production Design/Art Direction.
The Spy Who Loved Me receives 5 stars out of 5.
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