The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Movie Review

Published September 24, 2021 87 Views

Rumble Join the Eleventy8 team as we enthusiastically discuss the 1977 James Bond movie… The Spy Who Loved Me.

Naaaaah, just kidding, we begrudgingly talk about this awful film. Samir has some amazingly interesting facts about the actors, so many in fact he couldn't help himself interrupting Paul doing the intro, and Justin's final score might make you rock, repeatedly, back and forth in your seat.

The Spy Who Loved Me is a 1977 spy film, the tenth in the James Bond series, produced by Eon Productions. It is the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. The film co-stars Barbara Bach and Curt Jürgens and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. The screenplay was by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum, with an uncredited rewrite by Tom Mankiewicz.

The film takes its title from Ian Fleming's 1962 novel The Spy Who Loved Me, the tenth book in the James Bond series, though it does not contain any elements of the novel's plot. The storyline involves a reclusive megalomaniac named Karl Stromberg, who plans to destroy the world and create a new civilisation under the sea. Bond teams up with a Soviet agent, Anya Amasova, to stop the plans, all while being hunted by Stromberg’s powerful henchman, Jaws.

It was shot on location in Egypt (Cairo and Luxor) and Italy (Costa Smeralda, Sardinia), with underwater scenes filmed at the Bahamas (Nassau), and a new soundstage built at Pinewood Studios for a massive set which depicted the interior of a supertanker. The Spy Who Loved Me was well received by critics, who saw the film as a return to form for the franchise and praised Moore's performance. Moore himself called the film his personal favourite of his tenure as Bond. The soundtrack composed by Marvin Hamlisch also met with success. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards amid many other nominations and novelised in 1977 by Christopher Wood as James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me.

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0:00 - Paul's Intro
2:16 - Samir's Facts & Trivia
16:00 - Justin's Observations
25:17 - Our Thoughts
30:59 - Final Scores

Music used: No Time To Die - James Bond 007 Theme Remix by DeWolf - Give them some love

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