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The Spy Who Loved Me

As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody, an excuse to star the prop department, set designer, stunt arrangers, the optical illusion chaps, and such commercial suppliers as the maker of the sporty Lotus car, a lethal job that also converts to an underwater craft.

With:
Roger Moore Barbara Bach Curt Jurgens Richard Kiel Caroline Munro Walter Gotell

As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody, an excuse to star the prop department, set designer, stunt arrangers, the optical illusion chaps, and such commercial suppliers as the maker of the sporty Lotus car, a lethal job that also converts to an underwater craft.

When British and Russian nuclear subs start to mysteriously vanish, two agents are assigned by their collaborating governments to jointly crack the case.

Curt Jurgens’ arsenal includes the film’s gimmick character, a monster human known as ‘Jaws’, played with robotic finesse by Richard Kiel.

The big action sequences were shot on a specially-built stage with tank at Pinewood Studios outside London.

1977: Nominations: Art Direction, Original Score, Song (‘Nobody Does It Better’)

The Spy Who Loved Me

UK

Production: United Artists/Eon. Director Lewis Gilbert; Producer Albert R. Broccoli; Screenplay Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum; Camera Claude Renoir; Editor John Glen; Music Marvin Hamlisch; Art Director Peter Lamont

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 125 MIN.

With: Roger Moore Barbara Bach Curt Jurgens Richard Kiel Caroline Munro Walter Gotell

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