February 20, 2014

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969. James Bond tracks Blofeld to the Swiss Alps.

Directed by Peter R. Hunt. Written by Richard Maibaum, with Simon Raven, based on a book by Ian Fleming. Starring George Lazenby, with Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti & Ilse Steppat.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: D
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: B
Enjoyment: One of the better 60s Bond films (faithfully adapted from one of the better books). It's too long (for no good reason), and doesn't have much style or fun (despite some off attempts at the latter). But it does have characters - a first for the series. B

GPA: 2.2/4

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