The Spy Who Loved Me (1977 United Kingdom)

james-bond_166583_topLewis Gilbert’s film provides direct allusion to David Lean’s epic movies, bringing back a Blofeld-type character as well. His name is Karl Stromberg, a shipping tycoon who despises every aspect of terrestrial civilization. Spy added vast new spectacle to the Bond epic, along with strong interplay and some interesting new characters. This was a major step up in the series’ production values at that time. The grand vision paid off, handsomely. [Read more…]

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (audio book read by Jim Dale)

LISTENINGLIBRARYAroundTheWorldInEightyDays500Jim Dale is a fabulous narrator, giving each character a distinct voice which lends even more colour to this already colourful story. It is amazing how the use of special effect sounds and the right kind of music can conjure up the scenes in my mind. What a versatile voice! There is no dull monotone here, no character beyond his vocal range. [Read more…]

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