. . . and it yelled very loudly when James Bond's flying circus took its terror act to Greece in 1980. For those of you born yesterday, 1980 already was a bad year in the region, following on the heels of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. U.S. President Jimmy Carter had courageously confronted Russian Empire chief Leonid Brezhnev, shouting "Tear down this podium, Mr. B," and boycotting the Moscow Olympics of 1980. Against this backdrop, the Bond people Google-Earthed Greece, picking and choosing World Heritage landmarks where they wanted to have stunt people staging explosions and assorted mayhem. Naturally, they chose the serene mountain-top Agia Triada monastery in Meteora as the prime location for the ultra-violent FOR YOUR EYES ONLY climax, since profaning sacred ground always is a chief aim of movie money men (Jesus said it would be harder for a half-ton camel to squeeze through the microscopic eye of a needle than for one rich man to sneak into Heaven). When the monks unsurprisingly said "Nyet" to the enticement of Bond blood money, BOND IN GREEC3 explains how ONLY's cast and crew riled up the local atheists with the lure of big bucks and sent a lynch mob toward the holy mountain to pitch off the solitude seekers. It was an uneven match, as the monks could only "fight back" with their bedsheets!
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