From Russia With Love :- Watch From Russia With Love on Youtube on Fire, From Russia With Love is my favourite James Bond movie, simply because it is the first Bond I ever saw at the cinema. This was at the old Classic in Hendon Central in London, some time in the early 1970s, in an era before Bond films were shown on television, and going to see them at the cinema was a special school-holiday treat. Quite long-in-the-tooth Bond films would be revived on the big screen like this: this was a double bill of From Russia With Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). The movie itself is oddly austere, even downbeat: less extravagant, less gadgety, less action-based than the films which followed and actually less than its predecessor, the first Bond film, Dr No. It is not actually based in Russia, there is an opening and closing sequence in Venice (the interiors were shot in Pinewood, with stock footage of St Mark’s Square), and a Balkan train journey culminates in a truck-versus-helicopter shootout filmed in Scotland. The main location is Istanbul, which is weirdly gloomy and cloudy. What a thrill to hear that incredible theme tune played live (as it were) for the first time, echoing around the cavernous old cinema and seeing those opening titles: the mysterious circle shunting across the dark screen, Bond walking in profile, turning dramatically face on and firing, the descending curtain of blood. It was like a bad dream or expressionist ballet. Perhaps nothing in any 007 film can ever match the heart-racing thrill of Monty Norman’s inspired Bond theme.
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Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release: 27 May 1964 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Director: Terence Young
Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya