The Man with the Golden Gun

…and a third nipple!

After a break of a couple of months, the next film in the Bond saga got a screening today. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974 – mighty fine year that by the way) is the second to feature Roger Moore as 007.

While I enjoyed this one more than Live and Let Die, I felt the plot was a little weak and Moore still doesn’t feel right in the role (but better than his first outing). The pace was a little quicker, but the film contained some annoying attempts at comedy/parody, with the bumbling sheriff making another appearance. The movie was filmed in Macau, Hong Kong and Thailand and sees Bond chasing a “Solex Agitator” – a device to harness solar power, with the villian ‘Scaramanga’ being played by Christopher Lee.

Where the last film lacked meetings with Q and M, this one fills those gaps but contains no trademark Bond gadgets to speak of. As you might expect several girls get some screen time, including ‘Goodnight’ and ‘Chew Mee’. 😉

Finally, a couple of quotes for ya,

Bond: “Moneypenny, you are better than a computer”
Moneypenny: “In all sorts of ways, but you never take advantage of them”

Goodnight: “I’ll keep the wine properly chilled”
Bond: “And everything else warm I trust”


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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