Debaser Film

For Your Eyes Only

When I do these movie marathons I usually don’t include the Bond film from that year, since I re-watch them so often, but it had been a while since I had watched For Your Eyes Only, so as I kicked off my 1981 movie marathon, I was in the mood to watch it. I’ve usually considered this to be one of the better Moore films, and I think I still feel that way. The soundtrack is godawful though, which really ruins a lot of the scenes, and the villain is pretty boring. It’s interesting how many parallels I noticed to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service though — on top of the visit to the gravesite of Bond’s deceased wife, we get action on a beach, ski and bobsled action, and he teams up with a criminal not unlike his “father-in-law.” OHMSS is of course the better film.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.