10 October 2012 11:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth's writing team count down to the release of Skyfall by discussing their favourite James Bond films; next up is Simon Moore with You Only Live Twice...

Face it. There is no objective reason to love You Only Live Twice. This is not a film you come to see in film school, where you might experience a spiritual and moral awakening through the poignancy of its underlying message. James Bond is not a film franchise for underlying messages, unless you are totally convinced that the Cold War was ended because Bond got to the Soviets’ Self Destruct switch just in time.

For most viewers, You Only Live Twice is a film you come to with child-like innocence and glee. Every parody on the Bond franchise takes notes from the energy and the lunacy of this film, and with good reason. This is the one with all the big, fun and yes, »

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