The Spy Who Loved Me (film)
The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. Curd Jürgens and Barbara Bach co-star and it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and the screenplay was written by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. The film takes its title from Ian Flemings novel The Spy Who Loved Me, the storyline involves a reclusive megalomaniac named Karl Stromberg, who plans to destroy the world and create a new civilisation under the sea. Bond teams up with a Russian agent, Anya Amasova, to stop Stromberg, the Spy Who Loved Me was well-received by critics. The soundtrack composed by Marvin Hamlisch met with success, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards amid many other nominations and novelised in 1977 by Christopher Wood as James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me. British and Soviet ballistic-missile submarines are mysteriously disappearing, James Bond—MI6 agent 007—is summoned to investigate. On the way to his briefing, he escapes an ambush by Soviet agents in Austria, the plans for a highly advanced submarine tracking system are being offered in Egypt.
There, he encounters Major Anya Amasova—KGB agent Triple X—his rival to recover the microfilm plans and they travel across Egypt together, encountering Jaws – a tall assassin with steel teeth – along the way. Bond and Amasova reluctantly team up after a truce is agreed by their respective British and they identify the person responsible for the thefts as the shipping tycoon and anarchist Karl Stromberg. While travelling by train to Strombergs base in Sardinia, Bond saves Amasova from Jaws, posing as a marine biologist and his wife, they visit Strombergs base and discover that he had launched a mysterious new supertanker, the Liparus, nine months previously. Jaws escapes while Naomi is killed, Bond finds out that the Liparus has never visited any known port or harbour. Amasova discovers that Bond killed her lover in Austria, and she vows to kill Bond once their mission ends and Amasova examine Strombergs underwater Atlantis base from an American submarine, and confirm that he is operating the stolen tracking system.
Stromberg sets his plan in motion, the launching of nuclear missiles from British and Soviet submarines to destroy Moscow. This would trigger a nuclear war, which Stromberg would survive in Atlantis. He leaves for Atlantis with Amasova, Bond escapes and frees the captured British and American submariners and they battle the Liparuss crew. Bond reprograms the submarines to fire missiles at other, saving Moscow. The victorious submariners escape the sinking Liparus on the American submarine, the submarine is ordered to destroy Atlantis but Bond insists on rescuing Amasova first. He confronts and kills Stromberg but again encounters Jaws, whom he drops into a shark tank, Jaws fatally bites the shark and escapes
Danger Man is a British television series which was broadcast between 1960 and 1962, and again between 1964 and 1968. The series featured Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake, Ralph Smart created the programme and wrote many of the scripts. Danger Man was financed by Lew Grades ITC Entertainment, from the first series voice-over, Every government has its secret service branch. America, CIA, Deuxième Bureau, England, MI5, well thats when they usually call on me or someone like me. Oh yes, my name is Drake, John Drake, the line NATO has its own is not always present. In episode 9, The Sanctuary, Drake declares he is an Irish-American and he sometimes seemed at odds with his superiors about the ethics of the missions. Many of Drakes cases involved aiding democracy in countries and he was called upon to solve murders. Beginning with the series, which aired several years after the first. Other than the largely nominal change of employer and nationality, Drakes mandate remains the same, in keeping with the episodic format of such series in the 1960s, there are no ongoing story arcs and there is no reference made to Drakes NATO adventures in the M9 episodes.
The pilot was written by Brian Clemens, who co-created The Avengers, and obviously the location stuck in Patrick McGoohans mind, because thats where he shot his television series The Prisoner much later. The second unit director on the pilot, according to Clemens, shot some location and background stuff and sent the dailies back to the editing room at Elstree. Ralph Smart looked at them, hated them, and called up the second director and said Look, these are terrible, youll never be a film director. The name of the second unit director, the series succeeded in Europe, making McGoohan famous. However, when American financing for a series failed, the program was cancelled. The first season of the series aired on CBS from 5 April to 13 September 1961, a DVD release of the first season by A&E Home Video in 2000, erroneously states on its box that these episodes were never broadcast in the US. After a two-year hiatus, two things had changed, Danger Man had subsequently been resold all around the world, whilst repeat showings had created a public clamour for new shows, also, by this time James Bond had become popular, as had ABCs The Avengers.
Danger Mans creator, Ralph Smart, re-thought the concept, the series episodes were 49 minutes long and had a new musical theme. Drake gained an English accent and did not clash with his bosses at first, in other parts of the world, the show was titled Destination Danger or John Drake
Goldfinger is a British spy film, the third in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the name by Ian Fleming. The film stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman and was the first of four Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The films plot has Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger was the first Bond blockbuster, with a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Principal photography took place from January to July 1964 in the United Kingdom, the release of the film led to a number of promotional licensed tie-in items, including a toy Aston Martin DB5 car from Corgi Toys which became the biggest selling toy of 1964. The promotion included an image of gold-painted Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson on the cover of Life, Goldfinger was the first Bond film to win an Academy Award and opened to largely favourable critical reception.
The film was a success, recouping its budget in two weeks, and is hailed as the Bond canons quintessential episode. After destroying a drug laboratory in Latin America, James Bond—Agent 007—travels to Miami Beach to receive instructions from his superior, M and he is to observe bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger at the hotel there. Bond sees Goldfinger cheating at gin rummy and stops him by distracting his employee, Jill Masterson, after Bond and Jill consummate their new relationship, Bond is knocked out by Goldfingers Korean manservant, the hulking giant Oddjob. When Bond awakens, he finds Jill dead, covered in gold paint, in London, Bond learns his objective is determining how Goldfinger smuggles gold internationally. The chancellor of the exchequer and M explain that prices vary across the world. Bond arranges to meet Goldfinger socially at his club in Kent. Bond follows him to Switzerland, where Tilly, Jills sister, Bond sneaks into Goldfingers plant and discovers Goldfinger smuggles gold by melting it down and incorporating it into the bodywork of his car, which he takes with him whenever he travels.
Bond overhears Goldfinger talking to Chinese agent Mr. Ling about Operation Grand Slam, Bond encounters Tilly as she tries to kill Goldfinger again, but trips an alarm in the process, Oddjob kills Tilly with his hat. Captured, Bond is tied to a cutting table underneath an industrial laser, Bond lies to Goldfinger that MI6 knows about Grand Slam, causing Goldfinger to spare Bonds life to mislead MI6 into believing Bond has things in hand. Bond is transported by Goldfingers private jet, piloted by Pussy Galore, to his farm near Fort Knox. Bond escapes and witnesses Goldfingers meeting with US mafiosi, who have brought the materials he needs for Operation Grand Slam. Although they are each promised $1 million, Goldfinger tempts them that they could have the million today, or $10 million tomorrow and he kills them using some of the neurotoxin he plans to release over Fort Knox
Sir Roger George Moore KBE is an English actor. He is best known for playing the British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 and Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969. Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London and he is the only child of Lillian Lily, a housewife, and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His mother was born in Calcutta, India, of English origin and he attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy, during World War II. He was educated at Dr Challoners Grammar School in Amersham and he attended the College of the Venerable Bede at the University of Durham, but did not graduate. At 18, shortly after the end of World War II, on 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 372394 and he eventually became a captain, commanding a small depot in West Germany. He looked after entertainers for the forces passing through Hamburg. At RADA, Moore was a classmate of his future Bond costar Lois Maxwell, Moore chose to leave RADA after six months in order to seek paid employment as an actor.
His film idol was Stewart Granger, at the age of 17, Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra, meeting his idol on the set. Later Moore and Granger were both in The Wild Geese, though they had no scenes together, other actors in that show included Clive Morton and Betty Ann Davies. Although Moore signed a contract with MGM in 1954, the films that followed were not successes and, in his own words. He appeared in Interrupted Melody—billed third under Glenn Ford and Eleanor Parker—a biographical movie about an opera singers recovery from polio and that same year, he played a supporting role in The Kings Thief starring Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven and George Sanders. In the 1956 film Diane, Moore was billed again, this time under Lana Turner and Pedro Armendariz in a 16th-century period piece set in France with Moore playing Prince Henri. Moore was released from his MGM contract after two years following the critical and commercial failure of Diane. After that, he spent a few years mainly doing one-shot parts in television series and he signed another long-term contract to a studio, this time to Warner Bros.
His starring role in The Miracle, a version of the play Das Mirakel for Warner Bros. showcasing Carroll Baker as a nun, had turned down by Dirk Bogarde. Eventually, Moore made his name in television, shot mainly in England at Elstree Studios and Buckinghamshire, some of the show was filmed in California due to a partnership with Columbia Studios Screen Gems
The Dark Past
The Dark Past is a 1948 psychological thriller film noir directed by Rudolph Maté, and starring William Holden, Nina Foch, and Lee J. Cobb. The film, released by Columbia Pictures, is a remake of Blind Alley, released by Columbia, a psychoanalyst and his young family and some friends are taken hostage by a gang led by an escaped killer, Al Walker. The doctor gets the killer to talk to him in an attempt to out the killers unconscious motivation for his evil ways. Walker relates a dream hes been having since childhood. Eventually, his crimes are traced back to his childhood and lack of parental guidance, as counterpoint is Lee J. Cobbs equally fine portrait of the unflustered scientist who is dedicated to curing people not killing them. And, Nina Foch does a competently restrained job as the gangsters moll, the doctors house guests, including Steven Geray, Adele Jergens and Wilton Graff, and their captors, especially Berry Kroeger, give unobtrusive but neat characterizations. Neat, too, is the word for small but well-made Christmas package.
More recently, film critic Dennis Schwartz gave the film a review stating the film was well acted
Live and Let Die (film)
Live and Let Die is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, it was the third of four Bond films to be directed by Guy Hamilton. Although the producers had wanted Sean Connery to return after his role in the previous Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, he declined, Moore was signed for the lead role. The film is adapted from the novel of the name by Ian Fleming. In the film, a Harlem drugs lord known as Mr. Big plans to distribute two tons of free to put rival drugs barons out of business. Mr. Big is revealed to be the alter ego of Dr. Kananga, a corrupt Caribbean dictator, who rules San Monique. Bond is investigating the deaths of three British agents, leading him to Kananga, and is trapped in a world of gangsters. It departs from the plots of the James Bond films about megalomaniac super-villains, and instead focuses on drug trafficking. It is set in African American cultural centres such as Harlem and New Orleans and it was the first James Bond film featuring an African American Bond girl to be romantically involved with 007, Rosie Carver, who was played by Gloria Hendry.
The film was a box office success and received positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Live and Let Die, written by Paul and Linda McCartney, James Bond, agent 007, is sent to New York City to investigate the first murder. Kananga is in New York, visiting the United Nations, Just after Bond arrives, his driver is shot dead by Whisper, one of Kanangas men, while taking Bond to meet Felix Leiter of the CIA. Bond is nearly killed in the car crash. A trace on the licence plate eventually leads Bond to Mr. Big. It is here that Bond first meets Solitaire, a beautiful tarot expert who has the power of the Obeah, Mr. Big, who is actually Kananga in disguise, demands that his henchmen kill Bond, but Bond overpowers them and escapes unscathed. Bond flies to San Monique, where he meets Rosie Carver and they meet up with a friend of Bonds, Quarrel Jr. who takes them by boat near Solitaires home. Bond suspects Rosie of working for Kananga and she is shot dead, remotely, by Kananga, to stop her confessing the truth to Bond.
Inside Solitaires house, Bond uses a stacked tarot deck of cards, that show only The Lovers, to trick her into thinking that seduction is in her future and Solitaire escape by boat and fly to New Orleans
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. 92% of the lives in the south-west corner of the state. The first European visitor to Western Australia was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog, the first European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, york was the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Situated 97 kilometres east of Perth, it was settled on 16 September 1831, Western Australia achieved responsible government in 1890, and federated with the other British colonies in Australia in 1901. Today its economy relies on mining and tourism.
The state produces 46% of Australias exports, Western Australia is the second-largest iron ore producer in the world. The International Hydrographic Organization designates the body of water south of the continent as part of the Indian Ocean, the total length of the states eastern border is 1,862 km. There are 20,781 km of coastline, including 7,892 km of island coastline, the total land area occupied by the state is 2.5 million km2. Most of the state is a low plateau with an elevation of about 400 metres, very low relief. This descends relatively sharply to the plains, in some cases forming a sharp escarpment. The extreme age of the landscape has meant that the soils are remarkably infertile, even soils derived from granitic bedrock contain an order of magnitude less available phosphorus and only half as much nitrogen as soils in comparable climates in other continents. Soils derived from extensive sandplains or ironstone are even less fertile, nearly devoid of soluble phosphate and deficient in zinc, molybdenum, the infertility of most of the soils has required heavy application by farmers of chemical fertilisers, particularly superphosphate and herbicides.
These have resulted in damage to invertebrate and bacterial populations, the grazing and use of hoofed mammals and, heavy machinery through the years have resulted in compaction of soils and great damage to the fragile soils. Large-scale land clearing for agriculture has damaged habitats for native flora, large areas of the states wheatbelt region have problems with dryland salinity and the loss of fresh water. The southwest coastal area has a Mediterranean climate and it was originally heavily forested, including large stands of karri, one of the tallest trees in the world. This agricultural region is one of the nine most bio-diverse terrestrial habitats, thanks to the offshore Leeuwin Current, the area is one of the top six regions for marine biodiversity and contains the most southerly coral reefs in the world
World War II
World War II, known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the worlds countries—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing alliances, the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the bombing of industrial and population centres. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history, from late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or controlled much of continental Europe, and formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan. Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours, Finland and the Baltic states. In December 1941, Japan attacked the United States and European colonies in the Pacific Ocean, and quickly conquered much of the Western Pacific.
The Axis advance halted in 1942 when Japan lost the critical Battle of Midway, near Hawaii, in 1944, the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France, while the Soviet Union regained all of its territorial losses and invaded Germany and its allies. During 1944 and 1945 the Japanese suffered major reverses in mainland Asia in South Central China and Burma, while the Allies crippled the Japanese Navy, thus ended the war in Asia, cementing the total victory of the Allies. World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world, the United Nations was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts. The victorious great powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers waned, while the decolonisation of Asia, most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery.
Political integration, especially in Europe, emerged as an effort to end pre-war enmities, the start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September 1939, beginning with the German invasion of Poland and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. Others follow the British historian A. J. P. Taylor, who held that the Sino-Japanese War and war in Europe and its colonies occurred simultaneously and this article uses the conventional dating. Other starting dates sometimes used for World War II include the Italian invasion of Abyssinia on 3 October 1935. The British historian Antony Beevor views the beginning of World War II as the Battles of Khalkhin Gol fought between Japan and the forces of Mongolia and the Soviet Union from May to September 1939, the exact date of the wars end is not universally agreed upon.
It was generally accepted at the time that the war ended with the armistice of 14 August 1945, rather than the formal surrender of Japan
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth. The first areas settled were on the Swan River, with the central business district. Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as the centre of the Swan River Colony. It gained city status in 1856, and was promoted to the status of a Lord Mayorality in 1929. The city is named after Perth, due to the influence of Sir George Murray, Member of Parliament for Perthshire and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The citys population increased substantially as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the late 19th century, largely as a result of emigration from the eastern colonies of Australia. During Australias involvement in World War II, Fremantle served as a base for operating in the Pacific Theatre. An influx of immigrants after the war, predominantly from Britain, Greece and Yugoslavia, Aboriginal people have inhabited the Perth area for 38,000 years, as evidenced by archaeological remains at Upper Swan.
The Noongar people occupied the southwest corner of Western Australia and lived as hunter-gatherers, the wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain were particularly important to them, both spiritually and as a source of food. The Noongar people know the area where Perth now stands as Boorloo, Boorloo formed part of Mooro, the tribal lands of Yellagongas group, one of several based around the Swan River and known collectively as the Whadjuk. The Whadjuk were part of a group of fourteen tribes that formed the south-west socio-linguistic block known as the Noongar. The judgment was overturned on appeal, the first documented sighting of the region was made by the Dutch Captain Willem de Vlamingh and his crew on 10 January 1697. The British colony would be officially designated Western Australia in 1832, Captain James Stirling, aboard Parmelia, said that Perth was as beautiful as anything of this kind I had ever witnessed. On 12 August that year, Helen Dance, wife of the captain of the ship, Sulphur. The only contemporary information on the source of the name comes from Fremantles diary entry for 12 August, Murray was born in Perth and was in 1829 Secretary of State for the Colonies and Member for Perthshire in the British House of Commons.
The town was named after the Scottish Perth, in Murrays honour, the racial relations between the Noongar people and the Europeans were strained due to these happenings. Because of the amount of building in and around Boorloo
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, RADA is an affiliate school of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. Its higher education awards are validated by Kings College London and its students graduate alongside members of the departments which form the Kings Faculty of Arts & Humanities and it is based in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, close to the Senate House complex of the University of London. Undergraduate students are eligible for government student loan through the Conservatoire for Dance, RADA has a significant scholarships and bursaries scheme, offering financial assistance to many students at the Academy. The current director of the academy is Edward Kemp, the president is Sir Kenneth Branagh, the chairman is Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and its vice-chairman was Alan Rickman until his death in 2016. RADA was founded in 1904 by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, an actor manager, in 1905, RADA moved to 52 Gower Street, and a managing council was set up to oversee the school.
Its members included George Bernard Shaw, who donated his royalties from his play Pygmalion to RADA. In 1920, RADA was granted a Royal Charter, and in 1921, the Prince of Wales opened the theatre. The Gower Street buildings were torn down in 1927, and replaced with a new building, financed by George Bernard Shaw, in 1923, John Gielgud studied at RADA for a year. He became President of the academy, and its first honorary fellow, a number of famous actors took on leading roles at RADA, such as Richard Attenborough, Oliver Neville, Nicholas Barter, and Alan Rickman. Other 1924 saw RADAs first government subsidy, a grant of £500, in 2001, RADA joined forces with the London Contemporary dance School to create the UKs first Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance joined this Conservatoire in 2005, in 2000 the Academy founded RADA Enterprises Ltd, which includes RADA in Business, providing training in communications and teambuilding that uses drama training techniques in a business context.
The profits are fed back into the Academy to fund students training, RADA is based in the Bloomsbury area of Central London. The main RADA building is on Gower Street, with a second premises nearby in Chenies Street, the Goodge Street and Euston Square underground stations are both within walking distance. RADA has five theatres and a cinema, there is a 150-seat cinema. In January 2012, RADA acquired the lease to the adjacent Drill Hall venue in Chenies Street, the Drill Hall is a Grade II listed building with a long performing arts history, and was where Nijinsky rehearsed with Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes in 1911. This venue has a 200-seat space, the Studio Theatre, and a 50-seat space, the RADA library contains around 30,000 items. The collection was started in 1904 with donations from actors and writers of the such as Sir Squire Bancroft, William Archer, Arthur Wing Pinero
Oakville is a suburban town in southern Ontario, located in Halton Region on Lake Ontario, and is part of the Greater Toronto Area, one of the most densely-populated areas of Canada. The 2016 census reported a population of 193,832, in 1793, Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road. In 1807, British immigrants settled the area surrounding Dundas Street as well as on the shore of Lake Ontario, in 1820, the Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways. The area around the creeks,960 acres, ceded to the Crown by the Mississaugas, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827 and he left the development of the area to his son, Robert Kerr Chisholm and his brother-in-law, Merrick Thomas. Chisholm formed shipbuilding business in Oakville Navy Street and Sixteen Mile Creek and lasted until 1842, Oakvilles first industries included shipbuilding, timber shipment, and wheat farming. In the 1850s, there was a recession and the foundry. Basket-making became an industry in the town, and the Grand Trunk Railway was built through it.
In 1962 the town of Oakville merged with its villages to become the new Town of Oakville. In 1973, the restructuring of Halton County into Halton Region brought the northern border southwards to just north of the future Highway 407, Oakvilles Planning Department divides the town into communities. These divisions have little to do with politics and are based on traditional neighbourhoods, According to the 2016 Canadian Census, Oakville had 193,832 residents. This represents a 6. 2% increase since the 2011 Census, According to the 2006 census, Oakville had a younger population than Canada as a whole. Minors totalled 28.1 percent of the population compared to pensioners who number 11.7 percent and this compares with the Canadian average of 24.4 percent and 13.7 percent. As of 2006,81. 2% of the population was white. Other groups include South Asian,6. 0%, Chinese,3. 2%, black,2. 1%, polish is the native language for 1. 5% of the population, followed by Italian and Spanish. 79. 4% of residents stated their religion as Christian, almost evenly split between Roman Catholics and Protestants, non-Christian religions include Islam,2.
0%, Hinduism,1. 3%, Sikhism,1. 1%, and Judaism,0. 7%. The median household income is $118,671, with an average value of $1,118,572. Like much of Southern Ontario, Oakville has a Humid Continental Climate with cold, Oakville has a long history of sporting. The Oakville Blue Devils of Canadian Soccer League is a professional soccer team
For Your Eyes Only (film)
For Your Eyes Only is the twelfth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It marked the debut of John Glen, who had worked as editor. Some writing elements were inspired by the novels Live and Let Die, after the science fiction-focused Moonraker, the producers wanted a conscious return to the style of the early Bond films and the works of 007 creator Fleming. For Your Eyes Only followed a grittier, more realistic approach, filming locations included Greece and England, while underwater footage was shot in The Bahamas. For Your Eyes Only was released on 24 June 1981 to a critical reception. This was the final Bond film to be distributed solely by United Artists, the head of the KGB, General Gogol, has learned of the fate of the St Georges and already notified his contact in Greece. A marine archaeologist, Sir Timothy Havelock, who had been asked by the British to secretly locate the St Georges, is murdered with his wife by a Cuban hitman, Bond goes to Spain to find out who hired Gonzales.
While spying on Gonzales villa, Bond is captured by his men, outside, he finds the assassin was Melina Havelock, the daughter of Sir Timothy, and the two escape. With the help of Q, Bond identifies the man he saw paying off Gonzales as Emile Leopold Locque, and goes to Locques possible base in Cortina, Italy. After Bond goes with Kristatos protégée, figure skater Bibi Dahl, to a biathlon course, Bond escapes, and goes with Ferrara to bid Bibi farewell in an ice rink, where he fends off another attempt on his life by men in ice hockey gear. Ferrara is killed in his car, with a pin in his hand. Bond travels to Corfu in pursuit of Columbo, there, at the casino, Bond meets with Kristatos and asks how to meet Columbo, not knowing that Columbos men are secretly recording their conversation. After Columbo and his mistress, Countess Lisl von Schlaf, Bond offers to escort her home with Kristatos car, the two spend the night together. In the morning Lisl and Bond are ambushed by Locque and Lisl is killed, Bond is captured by Columbos men before Locque can kill him, Columbo tells Bond that Locque was actually hired by Kristatos, who is working for the KGB to retrieve the ATAC.
After the base is destroyed, Bond chases Locque and kills him, Bond meets with Melina, and they recover the ATAC from the wreckage of the St Georges, but Kristatos is waiting for them when they surface and he takes the ATAC. After the two escape an attempt, they discover Kristatos rendezvous point when Melinas parrot repeats the phrase ATAC to St Cyrils. With the help of Columbo and his men and Melina break into St Cyrils, as Columbo confronts Kristatos, Bond kills the biathlete Kriegler. Bond retrieves the ATAC system and stops Melina from killing Kristatos after he surrenders, Kristatos tries to kill Bond with a hidden flick knife, but is killed by a knife thrown by Columbo, Gogol arrives by helicopter to collect the ATAC, but Bond destroys it first