DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (Theatrical Release Britain 1971)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Stars ìììì

Diamonds Are Forever, while not on par with Goldfinger, still shows well as it follows the usual James Bond (Sean Connery) plotline—action, violence, and sex. This time around the arch villain is Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Grey) who has decided a satellite can be used to blow up military bases and nuclear bombs. James Bond’s protocol becomes: take out Blofeld, save the world, restore peace. Some comedic elements are supplied with matter-of-fact henchmen Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover) and Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith) who handle trite lines such as, “If God wanted man to fly, he would had given them wings,” with poker-faced sobriety.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Guy Hamilton. Thank you to Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman for making the film possible. Great music by Composer John Barry. Additional characters/cast include: Tiffany Case (Jill St. John), Plenty O’Toole (Lana Wood), Willard Whyte (Jimmy Dean), Saxby (Bruce Cabot), Leiter (Norman Burton), Dr. Metz (Joseph Fürst), ‘M’ (Bernard Lee), ‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn), Shady Tree (Leonard Barr), and Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell).

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