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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977, UK)

In director Lewis Gilbert's large-scale action film:

  • as in many James Bond films, the spectacular pre-title credits opening stunt sequence - of a chase after Agent 007 James Bond (Roger Moore) by four machine-gun wielding Russian KGB agents on skis in the Austrian Alps, and Bond's free-falling ski jump (by stunt man Rick Sylvester) off a snow-covered cliff (and the unveiling of the Union Jack parachute above him)
  • the theme song by Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better"
  • Bond's sexy Russian KGB agent love interest Major Anya Amasova (or Agent Triple-X) (Barbara Bach) who suggested provocatively: "When necessary, shared bodily warmth"
  • the memorable character of gigantic, steel-toothed, mute henchman Jaws (Richard Kiel) whom Bond electrocuted through his teeth, during a fight on a train, with the exposed filaments from a broken lamp
  • the image of Bond's Lotus Esprit turning into an amphibious vessel after a spectacular motorcycle-car-helicopter chase
  • the famous closing exchange when the Minister of Defence Sir Frederick Gray (Geoffrey Keen) discovered Bond under silk sheets in an escape pod making love to Anya: (Gray: "Bond! What do you think you're doing?!" - Bond: "Keeping the British end up, sir")


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