Live and Let Die (1973) Directed by Guy Hamilton
Roger Moore as James Bond and Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver.

Bond: Why, it’s just a hat darling… belonging to a small-headed man of limited means who lost a fight with a chicken.
Rosie: It’s a warning. Get it out of here!

4 Responses to “Live and Let Die (1973) – JB50”

  1. Certainly this one boasts one of the most celebrated of all theme songs for the series, but with THE SPY WHO LOVED ME it’s certainly one of the seential Moores. I’m a fan!

  2. When I was a kid, Roger Moore WAS James Bond. My first Bond film in a theater was The Spy Who Loved Me. And yet… I’ve pretty much grown to dislike him in the part. He’s my absolute least favorite. The movies themselves are a mixed bag ranging from the pretty good (Spy) to the bottom of the barrel (Octobpussy). This one is somewhere in the middle for me. I like the blaxploitation vibe even though it’s an odd match and the theme is stellar. Jane Seymour is lovely, but she’s not given much to do as usual.

  3. Ok on that point we do clearly disagree. Moore for me is a close second to Connery among Bonds. But fair enough, he’s divided the fans.

  4. I’d hazard to guess Sam that most people would agree with you on this point. For me it’s not that he’s a bad actor, I just don’t care for the jokey tone he brought to the series. Yes, the movies are inherently silly anyway, but I think they work best when they’re made with straight-faced conviction and the one-liners are kept to a minimum.

    Plus, in this one he smokes cigars and takes baths! From a purist’s perspective, that’s just all kinds of wrong!

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