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For my part I watched Diamonds are Forever last night. Loved it as per usual.
Maybe i gonna watch it tomorrow night too?
My only other criticism against the film is the slightly obvious model work particularly towards the end.
Still, however, it stands right at the top of my list due to its compelling story, excellent villains and terrific performance from its star.
Apart from the golf scene i dont think GF trumps OP in any way,including the lead actors performance,which i rate Moore over Connery in this one.
As for Shirley Eatons breasts have you seen the way Kristina Wayborn nearly sticks poor Sir Roger's head in her mouth it was that wide in the kiss scene ?? Top that...
Funnily enough my mum walked in during the scene when Kara drugs Bond, her reaction was "isn't he wooden" lol. I disagree but there is STILL something he lacks compared to Connery and Brosnan IMO.
The plot is certainly reminiscent of the old-fashioned cold war thrillers of FRWL and CR (the Smert Spionam references are a nice touch), however it occasionally suffers from being overly convulted and elaborate - and hence not as compelling as it should. As I'm writing this they (Bond and Kara) are in the desert and have discovered Koscov's plans to smuggle opium. So far, as people know we've had staged defections, faked kidnappings/assassanations, fat war-hungry generals and diamonds.
This wouldn't be as much of an issue if the villains had more of an impact. To me, whilst certainly sleazy and unlikeable, they don't really create much of an overall impression (with the possible exception of Necros) and we rarely think about them when offscreen.
Kara is a rather helpless character and has the expression of a young child throughout ("BACK END OF HORSE").
The film sometimes feels like its re-using left-over's from the Roger Moore era (namely the slicing in half of the police car and the guards comically yelling orders to soldiers as they chase Bond).
Still, overall a good thriller with some enjoyable standout action sequences (credit has to go to Dalton for doing many of his own stunts) and an excellent final score from Barry, who cameo's at the end as Kara's conducter.
The villains as you say do lack impact, but I do have a soft spot for Koscov's lovable rogue and Necros is an efficient and better than average sidekick but they just needed a much stronger character than Whittaker to lead them (though in fairness to Joe Don Baker his screen time was limited to only a very few small scenes). Felix Leiter's character also suffered from too few scenes but then again, was it really necessary for him to even turn up in this adventure?
The Aston Martin/police car chase may of been reminiscent of the Moore humour laden era but I really enjoy that sequence and it adds more to the film than it detracts.
I love the Blaydon safe-house scenes and it was great to see another member of Her Majesty's Secret Service put up such a good resistance to Necros.
This is one of my all time favourite Bond films and I would rate it a 9/10
the last Bond movie i watched was Moonraker.. i gotta say, i take greater appreciation to a lot of the set designs in this movie - especially Drax's shuttle base lair, it resembles a cathedral, with the different colored screens looking like stained glass windows..... but the ending still kills this movie for me...
in the scene where Bond is following Goodhead through Venice, is that the same courtyard that Bond is later at in Casino Royale, when he sees Vesper handing over the money to Gettler? - it looks very very similar..
courtyard that Bond is later at in Casino Royale, when he sees Vesper handing
over the money to Gettler? - it looks very very similar..
Yes it's the same one IIRC
time to set your TV on fire then... lol :-D
Dalton rocks, as per usual, but I never liked his hair in LTK. It looks great in TLD but theres something about it that I just dont get. Its the same with Pam. She was much more attractive with long hair and they cropped it. Shame. Loving the extended Q role as well, as it actually serves a purpose as opposed to an extended cameo.