The Spy Who Loved me (1977)

 
 

 

The Spy Who Loved Me is a 1977 British spy film and the tenth in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. Barbara Bach and Curt Jürgens co-star. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and the screenplay was written by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum.

Synopsis: Both the British and Russians are amazed when a submarine from each country disappears and the only link is a microfilm detailing the movements of the British submarine meaning that somehow a submarine can be tracked via it's "wake". The British sends agent James Bond and the Russians send Major Anya Amasova, otherwise known as "Triple-X". After first fighting against each other over the microfilm, the two agents are ordered to work together against the real enemy, mad shipping billionaire Carl Stromberg who plans to use the submarines to destroy the world via nuclear missiles so that any survivors are forced to live in Stromberg's dream world beneath the sea. However James must also defend himself against Anya as she finds out that James had killed her lover on a previous mission...

Barbara Bach proves to be a pleasant addition to the cast as the gorgeous "Bond girl." Major Amasova is attractive, smart, sexy, and (of course) dangerous.

It was shot on location in Egypt (Cairo and Luxor) and Italy (Costa Smeralda, Sardinia), with underwater scenes filmed at the Bahamas (Nassau), and a new soundstage built at Pinewood Studios for a massive set which depicted the interior of a supertanker. The Spy Who Loved Me was well-received by critics. The soundtrack composed by Marvin Hamlisch also met with success. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards amid many other nominations and novelised in 1977 by Christopher Wood as James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me.

     

Director: Lewis Gilbert. Producer: Albert R. roccoli. 1977
Country: UK
Language: English | Italian | Arabic
Release Year: 1977

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, George Baker, Bernard Lee, Michael Billington.

Original Title: The Spy who loved me (1977) UK and USA. Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova
... aka La espía que me amó (Spain)
L'espion qui m'amait (France)
La spia che mi amava (Italy)
James Bond 007 - Der Spion, der mich liebte (Germany)
Шпион, который меня любил (Soviet Union - Russian title).

Filming Locations: Italy. Canada. UK. Bahamas. Egypt. Japan. Malta. Switzerland. Atlantic Ocean. Mediterranean Sea. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio).

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