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. Comedy relief comes in the form of matter-of-fact henchmen, Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover) and Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith), who deliver trite lines such as, “If God wanted man to fly, he would had given them wings,” with laughable, poker-faced sobriety.


Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia

Storyline

Arch villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Grey) decides a satellite can be used to blow up military bases. James Bond’s protocol becomes: take out Blofeld, save the world, restore peace.

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).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A good film for James Bond fans.

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