LIVE AND LET DIE (1973 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Live and Let Die features Roger Moore in his first attempt to define the James Bond character. Yaphet Kotto is the villain extraordinaire. Louisiana sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James) adds unexpected spice to the story. Terrific funeral procession scenes, outstanding boat chase scenes, and some vivid voodoo religious re-enactments maximize special effects.

Storyline

James Bond (Roger Moore) travels from New York to Louisiana to San Monique while racing between involvement with gangsters, a beautiful tarot card reader, and voodoo priests.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Guy Hamilton for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: James Bond (Roger Moore), Kananga/Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), Solitaire (Jane Seymour), Sheriff Pepper (Clifton James), Tee Hee (Julius Harris), Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder), Leiter (David Hedison), Rosie (Gloria Hendry), and ‘M’ (Bernard Lee).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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