August 18, 2017

Observations and opinions from Jake Smith.

007 Days of 007: THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

November 4, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from The Living Daylights (John Glen, 1987) The Arrival of Timothy Dalton and the “Back-to-Fleming” Approach “I only kill professionals.” When all else fails, or you’re uncertain of your direction, go back […]

007 Days of 007: OCTOPUSSY (1983)

November 3, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Octopussy (John Glen, 1983) An image from the reveal of Maud Adams leads to thoughts on adaptation. “You have a nasty habit of surviving.” “Well, you know what they say about […]

007 Days of 007: MOONRAKER (1979)

November 3, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert, 1979) In this image, an example of the grand Moore villain par excellence. “James Bond…you appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.” One evening five years ago, […]

007 Days of 007: LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

November 2, 2015 Jake Smith
Jake’s Take: One Image from Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton, 1973) This image from Roger Moore’s Bond debut reveals the film’s three principal attractions, its stars. “What shall we drink to, Mr. Bond?” “How about an […]
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