Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 270: Sat Oct 1

The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert, 1977): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 11.30am

This film is part of the James Bond weekend at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

My tweet during my Bond-a-thon before No Time To Die read thus:

'... camp innuendo wins out over underwhelming battle denouement. Death pervades with wonderfully psychotic Curt Jurgens villain ... if only the Bach/Moore had really featured a fight to the death not the double entendre. A v lively entry in the series.'

BFI introduction:
Bond teams up with Russian KGB agent Anya Amasova in an attempt to prevent global destruction at the hands of a megalomaniacal businessman hell-bent on creating a new world undersea. Pursued around the globe by Jaws, a metal teethed assassin, the spies face a multitude of challenges as well as posing a credible threat to each other. Cited by Roger Moore as his favourite Bond film and becoming one of the most successful films in the series, The Spy Who Loved Me remains a firm fan favourite. 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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