"A duel between titans. My golden gun against your Walther PPK." - Francisco Scaramanga
In this episode of the @007EverythingOrNothing podcast, we will be looking at the second outing of Sir Roger Moore as James Bond, 007 in Ian Fleming's The Man With The Golden Gun. The last 007 adventure to be filmed in the immediate aftermath of the previous Bond film Live And Let Die (1973), Producers were eager to capitalise on the success of Sir Roger in his debut 007 movie.
Set on the other side of the world, Bond's number is finally up as a golden bullet inscribed with his number is sent to MI6, it is verified as being sent by the Million Dollar assassin Francisco Scaramanga! M immediately takes Bond of his current assignment but offers him the chance to hunt down the feared hitman before he gets a chance to eliminate 007. The story sees Bond meet familiar allies, and concludes with a duel between titans, the world's greatest spy, against the world's most feared assassin.
Both critical and audience reception to this particular movie was luke-warm at best, so where does this movie rank in Bond folklore. and is it harshly judged? Join us as we discuss the development behind the picture, its status in the Bond collection and determine whether this James Bond movie lives up to the hype...