The Spy Who Loved Me :– Watch The Spy Who Loved Me on Youtube on Fire, The affection that Bond films inspire seems in no way connected to considerations of their actual quality: who, honestly, would voluntarily re-watch any of them other than slumped wearily in front of the TV on Christmas Day? That, presumably, is why they seem so linked to time and place: like Peter Bradshaw, I remember gawping saucer-eyed at this, my first big-screen Bond, as an 11-year-old: it seemed, as for Peter, to have issued from a world of impossibly grown-up glamour and excitement. Rather weirdly, I realise I may have sat in exactly the same seat as Peter, a few years later. I too saw my first Bond at the Classic cinema in Hendon Central; while Peter, it turns out, was a tourist (visiting his auntie), I grew up there, at the end of the M1. In retrospect, the cavernous, sticky-carpeted suburban picture house emphatically not one of those lovable art deco palaces, but a gloomy place filled with ratty kids and popcorn-hurling teenagers was arguably emblematic Bond territory, where England’s roiling petit-bourgeoisie nursed their aspirations and worked on their dreams. At the time, the film certainly made an impression. Everything about Bond movies from Barbara Bach’s cheekbones to the underwater harpoon battles seems calibrated to appeal to the adolescent. Now older and wiser, I like the self-parody that Roger Moore brought to the role; I always found the “serious” Bonds Connery, Lazenby, Dalton out of kilter with the hyper-absurd environments they were anchored in. Even more astonishing, perhaps.
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Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release: 3 August 1977 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens