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||An original screenplay using the title of an Ian Fleming book only
||Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum
||Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Shane Rimmer, Kevin McNally
||When nuclear submarines start disappearing Bond is forced to team up with a Russian spy and together they follow the trail to the submersible habitat of a mad scientist. He is going to initiate world conflict. Can he be stopped?
||Loads of set pieces involving ingenious stuff. The Bond car is a submersible Lotus Esprit, there is a chase amid a “son et lumière” at the pyramids, there is a massive shoot out in a tanker turned into a submarine depot and control space and a number of visits to the scientist’s submersible environment. There is no nudity, just a bit of drinking and some implied sex.
||The setup is alarmingly sexist by today’s standards, some of the set pieces are ridiculously contrived, it is too long, much of the acting is terrible but even so I smiled a lot while watching it, and it is worth anyone’s time just for the opening sequence which has Bond skiiing over a cliff – apparently they really did it, somewhere in the Antarctic.