James Bond is sent to the island of San Monique, where he uncovers a
plot to overload the planet with heroin, creating millions of new users.
Live and Let Die (1973)
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Written by Tony Mankiewicz
Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour,
Geoffrey Holder, Julius W. Harris, Clifton James,
David Hedison, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell
Sequel to 1971's Diamonds Are Forever
Based on the novel by Ian Fleming
Oscar Nominations - Best Original Song (Live and Let Die)
Roger Moore's first Bond film is really good. It features one of the best themes, as well as some creepy villains. Moore provides a solid performance that shows he is more than ready to take up the mantle of 007. The villains, most notably Dr. Kananga and Baron Samedi, are very memorable. Jane Seymour is also wonderful as Solitaire, one of the more competent Bond girls. I would definitely call this one a hit.
Roger Moore's first outing as James Bond is a resounding success. He delivers a solid performance and gives his own spin on the character. The villains are extremely memorable in this one. Kananga was an intimidating crime boss and Baron Samedi was suitably creepy. Solitaire was actually a competent Bond girl, which was a welcome change. A great installment and welcoming of the Roger Moore era.