Vintage 70s Flashback
Live and Let Die - 1973
Director - Guy Hamilton
Cast - Roger Moore, Jane Seymour, Yaphet Kotto.
The late Roger Moore's first foray into James Bond is a good one. Here he is sent to investigate the deaths of 3 british agents. He discovers a connection between Mr Big in New Orleans and Dr Kananga, the owner of an island in the Caribbean and his beautiful tarot card reader Solitaire.
Moore makes a great Bond, hes charming wit and dry humour and very suave. Seymour is the perfect Bond girl, sweet and innocent, she was really cute in her early 20s. There is plenty of action as Hamilton directs his second Bond film provides the car chases, speed boat pursuits, crocodile escapes, snake and shark encounters all to a hip soundtrack lead by McCartney's Wings theme song. I think movies of this genre made at that time are way more inventive and give the viewer that escape feeling that seriously lacks with action films today and is ne dimenional characters are boring in comparison. Kotto makes a decent baddie and hes demise is hilarious. I only found the sheriff extremely annoying and hard to understand. Catch this if your up for plenty of bond thrills, escapes, chicks and a blaxploitation film in such a cool era of cinema.