The Man with the Golden Gun

{2.5/5} “‘I mean, sir, who would pay a million dollars to have me killed?’ ‘Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors — the list is endless.'”

The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974

Scaramanga, aka the man with the golden gun, is an independent assassin whose fee has risen to $1 million. James Bond receives word that Scaramanga wants him dead, so he decides to find him first. No one knows where Scaramanga is or what he looks like, but Bond is persistent and tracks him to Thailand. It turns out that Scaramanga has been hired by a Thai businessman to shoot someone to get ahold of advanced solar energy technology.

There are some parts of the story that don’t make too much sense.

The character of Goodnight was much too ditzy — she wouldn’t be an agent if she was like that.

There are some interesting scenes and locations. Maybe it would have seemed better on the whole if I’d seen it in 1974.

My favourite piece of trivia regarding this movie is that Christopher Lee was Ian Fleming’s cousin.

Stars Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. Directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger). The music by John Barry isn’t quite as inspired as some of his — he didn’t have much time on this one. The title song by Lulu is terrific.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed Live and Let Die.

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