Diamonds are forever also marked Sean Connery's first return to the role of James Bond (The second being the unofficial Bond: Never say Never Again). After George Lazenby refused to have another go at the character, Connery took the part in this 1971 classic, directed by Guy Hamilton, before Moore took over the role in the next movie.
The plot of the film has not much in common with the original novel, bnut that is usually the case with Bond movies. It revolves around the plan of Ernst Stavro Blofeld (whom Bond thought he had killed in the intro) to smuggle Diamonds into the US in order to finish his "giant laser" (which he likes to call the "Alan Pa..." oops, wrong movie) to once again blackmail the world.
The atmosphere throughout the movie is unusual. Purposefully relying more than usual on humorous remarks, settings and characters, it seems a lighter than usual movie, but at times shows a nasty, almost bitter undercurrent.Also of note are Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the gay assassins trying to kill Bond over and over, whose mannerisms are just strange. The appearance of the multiple Blofeld-Clones is brilliant.
Bond girls are Jill St. John as Tiffany Case and Lana Wood as the aptly named Plenty O'Toole. Not to forget Bambi and Thumper, the bodyguard gymnasts in the Las Vegas villa. Not to forget that this Bond contains more nudity than ever.
Shirley Bassey is once again providing the theme song, Diamonds are Forever.
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