Saturday, July 07, 2007
Live and Let Die
Continuing my exploration of all that is James Bond, I saw Live and Let Die today. The first film in the franchise with Roger Moore as Bond. What I liked was that he does not mimic Connery. He brought his own style to the character and it works well. In the most controversial of Ian Flemming's Bond adventures, he chases a heroin ring from New York to New Orleans to the tropics. Voodoo and mysticism come to us in the exotic character of Solitaire, played by a 23 year old Jane Seymore. The sinister Mr. Big, Tee Hee, Whisper and Baron Samedi are all out to kill Bond, but the man is not easily disposed of. The stunts and chase scenes are thrilling and creative. One was only noted in the script as "Scene 56, the most terrific boat chase you've ever seen" ... and it is!