The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

the man with the golden gun 1974Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Hervé Villechaize, Clifton James, Maud Adams

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Written By: Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz

Rating: PG (US) Running Time: 2 hr 3 min

Two Cents:

I’ve always found this to be a solid outing for Roger Moore’s Bond. A little dull perhaps, and certainly too long. But it does have one of the more memorable villain/henchmen combos with Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) and Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize). It also has one of the better theme songs and John Barry’s score is superb.

Movie Prep:

This is a slower paced Bond adventure. It’s also light on the gadgets.

Best viewing format:

Some of the stunt work is the best I’ve ever seen so if it were possible a big screen matinee showing would be great. HD works too – on a nice big home theater system.

Best Moment:

When Bond jumps a car over a river using a broken twisted bridge. The car does a fully 360 twist as it crosses the river. It’s an iconic Bond moment, and one of the best pieces of stunt driving I’ve ever seen. These days they’d probably do this with CGI, and it wouldn’t be as exciting to watch.

References: IMDB

 

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