For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Watched 20130830 (Netflix, Instant, HD) (Streaming until 20130902)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) John Glen. 127 min [bot short stories For Your Eyes Only and Risico (1960) by Ian Fleming]

James Bond and Melina Havelock

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Bibi Dahl (right) and her trainer (left).

While the end credits of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) states James Bond will return in For Your Eyes Only, this movie was pushed back for Moonraker due to the popularity of Star Wars. Because of the credits, I assumed that For Your Eyes Only was the next movie released after The Spy Who Loved Me, and so I watched it before Moonraker.

In any case, this movie had some good bits and some bad bits. My favorite scene in the movie was when James Bond and the character Melina Havelock are bound together and dragged by a boat. In contrast, I disliked the part in the movie where the guard tries to stop Bond's advancement up the mountain by removing gear instead of outright cutting the rope.

I stand neutral on whether or not I would recommend the movie.

Opening credits.

[Part of James Bond]
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Instant Comments:
Teresa Bond? Oh, Tracy "Teresa" Bond.
"Him? He thinks I'm still a virgin." "Yes, well you get your clothes on... and I'll buy you an ice cream."
"That's why I'll get the gold medal. Breath control."

Bibi absolutely loves Bond

There is such a stark contrast to how woman are portrayed in these old James Bond movies and how woman are portrayed in modern movies (say movies from 2000 to 2013). In fact, it can be difficult to watch how incompetent some of these Bond girls can be.
Hehehe. Great scene (being dragged by the boat and the corresponding escape). Perhaps one of my favorite Bond escapes in what I've seen so far. On the other hand, the ski escapes are among my least favorites.

Opening scene.

Lol: this guy is working too hard. He could have just cut the rope instead of breaking each placement. In fact, what was he planning to do anyways? Lower himself down the entire route along with Bond?
A cool thing with watching the Bond movies in order is watching the growth and change of the movie credits, getting longer and longer as the years go by.
"James Bond will return in Octopussy"

James Bond will return in Octopussy

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