Bond’s ninth outing is Moore’s second. Join me as I analyze the story, the girls, the cars, the gadgets—by which I mean the fake nipple—and the seemingly endless, awful JW Pepper scenes. However, I actually find myself defending the film against the haters and end up enjoying it fairly well on its own merits, at least a fair amount more than I did Live and Let Die.
I point out the not-so-subtle foreshadowing, analyze Scaramanga as a villain and Andrea as an ally. I try to figure out what country we’re in, what the purpose of the custom golden gun is, and what Nick Nack’s motivation is. I enjoy Maud Adams and Brit Eckland, and I positively adore the half-sunken ship secret spy office.
I forget to mention that the book begins with Bond returning from You Only Live Twice with his memory seemingly intact only to try to kill M and having to undergo rehab to be ready for service again.
Start the commentary with the gun barrel sequence, on the countdown.