For Your Eyes Only

Name: For Your Eyes Only
Year: 1981
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 127
Description: After disposing of a familiar-looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an ATAC, which went down with a British Spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry, though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond encounters both Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo as well. Each of them is accusing the other of having links with the Russians. Bond must team up with Melina, find out who the true ally is and find the ATAC before it’s too late.
Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet and Topol
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Certainly not bad at all! Especially the first half was good. I did lose some interest during the second part, but the final scene was totally worth it. Didn’t like Melina and don’t understand why the general didn’t try to kill Bond at the end, did like the plot twists.

The score was really interesting. It was overflowing with energy, joy and emotion all the time. Possibly my favourite Bond score so far, though that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service theme was equally good, but here, the underscore was definitely superior to anything I’ve heard in the series so far. During one chase sequence, I did fear the worst after a two-note theme clearly suggested Jaws would make another appearance, but luckily that didn’t happen. And the song is most definitely my favourite so far as well: its mood was oddly fitting given Moore’s passing. Also, someone clearly had great fun spreading all the sound effects over different channels. One sound, a bird flying by, did sound pathetically artificial.


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