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A low-key outing, more realism than romp, For Your Eyes Only has its moments but never quite takes off. Remains the most likely tripwire should you attempt to recite all the Bond titles for a bet (or perhaps for leisure). The plot recalls From Russia With Love , only without SPECTRE, the honey-trap and the Orient Express. A reinvention of Bowie-like proportions, For Your Eyes Only grounds the franchise after the space oddity of Moonraker but the changes, while admirable, aren’t a cause for dancing in the street. Under pressure to restore credibility, the franchise harks back to its golden years without quite convincing anyone that everything is hunky dory. Reactive more than proactive, For Your Eyes Only is the franchise asking itself, ‘where are we now. The Villain: Good character, lousy villain. Does that make sense. Aris Kristatos is an intelligent man and his rivalry with onetime friend Columbo is the most intriguing strand of the narrative. Fair play for the keelhaul but that marks the only point Kristatos feels like a true bad guy. ) But small man, small plan. That makes arguably the least memorable villain of the lot. The Girl: Beautiful, enigmatic and avenging her murdered parents one crossbow bolt at a time. Melina Havelock is a strong heroine. But somehow I feel she could be stronger. Caroline Bouquet and Moore don’t exactly spark – possibly because he was courting his third wife while she was still in nappies. (Bouquet, that is. Not the third wife. ) Fiercely independent, brave and resourceful, Melina has much going for her. A sense of fun, perhaps. With all her attributes (a goddamn crossbow, come on. ) Melina should be one of the greats. For Your Eyes Only is the franchise going cold turkey. Out with the space shuttles, lasers, supervillains, lairs, gadgets, disfigurements and global genocides. In with heroin smugglers, accidental (. ) shipwreck, monasteries, ice skating and plot-developing macaws. Like any period of abstinence, the sensation is refreshing, strangely pleasing and definitely required. Truly hate it. Dense legal shenanigans meant screenwriter Kevin McClory owned the rights to Blofeld, SPECTRE and the film Thunderball. So Broccoli retaliated by dropping Blofeld down a chimney because Albert was, like, so over him. Essentially he violated the legacy of one of cinema’s great villains just to prove a point. Source: www.denofgeek.com
As the most comically gifted Bond, Moore's interactions with Desmond Llewelyn are invariably a joy. And the Indentigraph itself brings out my inner child. I do slightly doubt the accuracy of the technology: going by the match Bond and Q created it's a
In pictures: 50 years since Desmond Llewelyn's Bond movie debut. 10 October 2013 Last updated at 07:17. It is 50 years since the late Welsh actor Desmond Llewelyn made his debut as 007's gadget master Q in From Russia With Love. Welsh actor
RT @007: On this day in 1965, THUNDERBALL, Desmond Llewelyn filmed his one scene as Q giving Bond the underwater camera https://t.co/2jsEFq… 05/27/15, @VanMysteries
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RT @007: On this day in 1965, THUNDERBALL, Desmond Llewelyn filmed his one scene as Q giving Bond the underwater camera https://t.co/2jsEFq… 05/27/15, @RiskyPolden
Desmond Llewelyn, Actor: The World Is Not Enough. Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a ...
Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor. He played Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999. Contents 1 ...
Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then ...
Actor Desmond Llewelyn, famous for his role as Q in the Bond films, has been killed in a head-on car crash. Mr Llewelyn, 85, from Bexhill, East Sussex, was ...