A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
Scaramanga is a hit-man who charges a million dollars per job. He becomes linked to the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell, and James Bond is called in to investigate. As he tracks down Scaramanga, he realises that he is highly respected by the killer, but will this prove to be an advantage in the final showdown?Written by
Graeme Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
While doing the title sequence, Title Designer Maurice Binder ran into a problem with one of the nude models. Her pubic hair was sticking up when they needed it flat. After a few minutes of her trying, and failing to get it right, Binder smeared her pubic hair with Vaseline. She gave Binder the brush and told him to fix the hair to how he needed it. The whole thing was seen by Sir Roger Moore and Harry Saltzman, causing Moore to turn to Saltzman and quip, "If you're the producer of this film, you're not getting the perks!" See more »
At Scaramanga's island lair, when he is demonstrating his "Solex" to Bond, a horizontal crease in the sky backdrop is clearly visible during cutaway shots of the "mushroom-shaped rock" as the solar mirror mechanism emerges from it. See more »
Let me say I like Roger Moore very much, because I grew up watching his films -he's the first Bond I've ever seen. Many people prefer Sean Connery, who is really unique, true... But how can I say Roger Moore is not good? I've also a lot of affection for Moore because I watched on TV, when I was a kid, "The Persuaders" series.
Although that his second Bond outing is not very good. That's not his fault at all, the screenplay is not good and the story itself is not very interesting. Everything is a little slower than usual, the film has neither the liveliness of "Live and let die" -the first Moore Bond flick- nor the liveliness of the previous episodes.
Here Bond has to face a refined assassin -that's all, there isn't a real thrilling intrigue
On the other hand landscapes and John Barry score are fantastic. Also the cast is strong, because Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland bring a lot of glamour. It's a pity that the movie doesn't match the usual standard.
At the time producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman didn't get along well with each other any more. In '75 their partnership broke up and let Broccoli alone at the command of 007 empire. Maybe this tensions had an influence on "The man with the golden gun", who knows...
Luckily in 1977 Bond came back with one of the best films of the series -"The spy who loved me", a real classic, the definitive Roger Moore entry as Bond.
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