The fifth in the popular 1960s James Bond movies starring Sean Connery as 007 — at one time, it was to be the last — features a script by children’s author Roald Dahl and very little in common with Ian Fleming’s book of the same name. This time, Bond fakes his own death to slip into Japan and find out who is plucking American and Soviet space ships out of orbit at the height of the space race. Turns out it’s SPECTRE, working with an unnamed Asian government (China?) to incite war between the two Cold War rivals. Bond, of course, has plenty of time for beautiful women and breathtaking Japanese scenery before taking on his previously unseen nemesis, Blofeld (the inspiration for Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil). Despite some dated references, it holds up really well today, proving that the Connery era had not lost its mojo just yet.
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