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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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Original Title : For Your Eyes Only
Director : John Glen
Writer : Ian Fleming
Richard Maibaum
Michael G. Wilson
Genre : Action
Adventure/Thriller
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : Albert R. Broccoli , Tom Pevsner , Michael G. Wilson
Music : Bill Conti
Photography : Alan Hume
Distributor : United Artists Corporation
IMDB ID : 0082398
Official site : http://www.mgm.com/title_title.do?title_star=FORYOURE
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poster for "For Your Eyes Only" by John Glen (1981)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) - John Glen
 

Starring

Roger Moore James Bond
Carole Bouquet Melina Havelock
Topol Milos Columbo
Lynn-Holly Johnson Bibi Dahl
Julian Glover Aristotle Kristatos
Cassandra Harris Countess Lisl von Schlaf
Jill Bennett Jacoba Brink
Michael Gothard Emile Leopold Locque
John Wyman Erich Kriegler
Jack Hedley Sir Timothy Havelock
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Geoffrey Keen Sir Frederick Gray
Walter Gotell General Anatol Gogol
James Villiers Bill Tanner
John Moreno Luigi Ferrara
Charles Dance Claus
Paul Angelis Karageorge
Toby Robins Iona Havelock
Jack Klaff Apostis
Alkis Kritikos Santos
Stag Theodore Nikos
Stefan Kalipha Hector Gonzales
Graham Crowden First Sea Lord
Noel Johnson Vice Admiral
William Hoyland McGregor
Paul Brooke Bunky
Eva Reuber-Staier Rublevich
Fred Bryant Vicar
Robbin Young Flower Shop Assistant
Graham Hawkes Mantis Submarine Pilot
John Wells Denis Thatcher
Janet Brown Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Maureen Bennett Sharon, Q's Assistant (uncredited
Andy Bradford Guard at St. Cyril (uncredited
Jeremy Bulloch Smithers (uncredited
Clive Curtis González Henchman (uncredited
Lalla Dean Girl at Pool (uncredited
Evelyn Drogue Girl at Pool (uncredited
Peter Fontaine Captain of the St. Georges (uncredited
Laoura Hadzivageli Girl at Pool (uncredited
John Hollis Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited
Michel Julienne Henchman Driver (uncredited
Koko Girl at Pool (uncredited
Chai Lee Girl at Pool (uncredited
George Leech Henchman Shark Victim (uncredited
Kim Mills Girl at Pool (uncredited
Debbie Newsome Girl in Cortina (uncredited
Greg Powell Henchman Shot by Melina (uncredited
Lenny Rabin Ski-Jump Spectator (uncredited
Robert Rietty Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice
Vanya Seager Girl Who Kisses Henchman (uncredited
Bob Simmons Henchman Lotus Explosion Victim (uncredited
George Sweeney Helicopter Pilot (uncredited
Victor Tourjansky Man with Wine Glass (uncredited
Tula Girl at Pool (uncredited
Max Vesterhalt Girl at Casino (uncredited
Viva Girl at Pool (uncredited
Lizzie Warville Girl at Pool (uncredited
Michael G. Wilson Greek Priest at Wedding (uncredited
Alison Worth Girl at Pool (uncredited
 

Plot

After a ship sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give its bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As Bond joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock, who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. The non-stop action includes automobile chases, thrilling underwater battles, and even a breathtaking tour over razor-sharp coral reefs. But all of this is merely a prelude to 007's cliffhanging assault of a magnificent mountaintop fortress.
 

Comments

Roger Moore's best Bond hands down, 11 April 2003 Author: TimBoHannon from Seattle Washington area After 1979's sci-fi cartoon called Moonraker, Albert Broccoli and the rest of the James Bond producers decided to change the pace for Roger Moore's fifth adventure. This included firing incumbent director Lewis Gilbert and writing a more believable plot, to begin with. The second item on the agenda was to write a script which curbed Roger Moore's obsessive tendencies to pile on the jokes. Add a few good villains and allies, and voila! a classic James Bond adventure there is. All right, maybe it was not that simple.This time around, Bond is sent to investigate the murder of one Timothy Havelock, who was working to salvage the wreckage of a spy boat carrying a vital command system called A.T.A.C. Bond's investigation leads him to believe that the Russians are also trying to recover the system, and may be using one Aris Kristatos (Julian Glover) to carry out their dirty work. Aiding Bond is the beautiful sharpshooter Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) and an old acquaintance of Kristatos's named Milos Columbo (Topol).As good as it is, 'For Your Eyes Only' starts out terribly. The pre-title sequence involves an attempt on James Bond's life by a bald guy in a wheelchair with a white cat (I wonder who that could be?). The scene is campy and don't get me started on the remark about the delicatessen in stainless steel (obviously put in there at the request of some actor). I understand why the sequence was filmed, but that does not make it good. Thankfully it would not be a barometer on the rest of the movie!It may not be among the very best in the series, but believe me when I say that the difference between this and the pathetic 'Moonraker' is like day compared to night. It is easily the preeminent Roger Moore Bond film, and is well worth watching in every area. The villain is not trying to kill a majority of the human race for some outlandish purpose. There are no extravagant weapons or billionaire lunatics, no silly motives or doomsday schemes. Instead, we have a lean adventure that a Bond fan can actually enjoy. There are many outstanding qualities about this film, mixed in with a few notable negatives.Any list of what went right with this film has to begin with Roger Moore. After two mediocre performances, he really nails down the part here. He is courageous, commanding, tough, and, most importantly, serious, thanks to new director John Glen (who apparently had to do some prying to slow down Moore's humor blitz).Another BIG breath of fresh air is provided by the villains and allies, who are also treated seriously and given unusual depth of character. Julian Glover is exceptional as the ruthless and deceptive Kristatos. It is villains like this that help make the Bond series so great, and Glover is excellent indeed. No wonder Steven Spielberg cast him for Indiana Jones! In Topol, most famous for his work in 'Fiddler on the Roof', we get a terrific ally who has a great chemistry with Bond. I imagine I am not the only person who found him to be much like Kerim Bey in the great 'From Russia With Love'.Then there is the matter of the women, who both bring good and bad qualities to the table. Carole Bouquet is somewhat wooden as female lead, Melina, but can also hold her own when the heat is on, which makes her the best Bond girl in some time. Lynn-Holly Johnson provides a lovable portrayal as Bibi Dahl, a figure skater who gets the hots for Bond (don't get me started on the age difference). Her bubble headed character makes for some humorous moments and is used to make the character of Kristatos stronger. Dahl is also enrapturing to look at, but I find her ditzy part a little too over the top, but not to the point of weakening the final product.Unfortunately, there are a few items that bug me about this film. The first is Bill Conti's soundtrack. While it would be terrific literature for an up-tempo jazz band, it really clashes with the action more than anything. Another weakness is Roger Moore's lack of talent for fight choreography, which detracts from the action slightly. The last is Eric Kriegler (John Wyman), another invincible Oddjob rip-off that at one point picks up a motorcycle and hurls it at a fleeing Bond (!).This is all forgivable, however, because the action, from the mountainside ski chase to the climax atop a rock cliff, is of very high standards. The absurdity of the previous chapter is shed, and we get a highly entertaining adventure that appeals to fans and non-fans alike. I can certainly live with all of the flaws any day. So grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy another great 007 adventure.
 
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