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OUR WORD IS OUR BOND – THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)

In High-Lights, James Bond, Other Blogs on December 18, 2015 at 6:17 am

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Tim Wickens examines The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland in MoM’s ongoing series Our Word Is Our Bond.

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With the relatively recent passing of screen legend Sir Christopher Lee it only seems fitting to start with him. Lee was related to Ian Fleming; Fleming reportedly thought Lee would be a good fit for the role of the title character in Dr.No (1962). It would seem Lee had missed his chance as the ever forgetful Fleming only remembered to mention him after Joseph Wiseman had already been cast. Lee’s time would come ten years later, with first choice Jack Palance turning down the role of the title character, Francisco Scaramanga aka The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Lee single-handedly raises an otherwise mediocre Bond film with his performance.
Lee’s Scaramanga is like the Bizarro to Moore’s Bond’s Superman, the evil James…

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