Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by . Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , .  Academy Awards 1971.

Sean Connery‘s last official James Bond performance was accentuated by a bad toupee in this enjoyable adventure. This time, Bond has finally killed Blofeld and returned home in triumph. He soon finds out that a diamond mine has been robbed of a huge load of jewels and two of the thieves are going around killing all the other smugglers involved. Bond has to masquerade as a diamond trader to get close to the danger, but it seems that it might not be his only problem. Shades of the evil Blofeld are showing up, prompting him to think that maybe he didn’t do as thorough a job of getting rid of him as he might have thought.  It’s neither great nor terrible, just an appropriate Bond film with all the right ingredients (girls, gadgets, guns) and nothing extra.

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