Cinema: Looney Tune

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Directed by GUY HAMILTON

Screenplay by RICHARD MAIBAUM and

TOM MANKIEWICZ

This, the seventh movie in the James Bond canon (the heretical Casino Royale, which postulated a horde of 007s instead of one, doesn't count), is in some ways the best of the lot. It is by all odds the broadest—which is to say wackiest, not sexiest. Indeed, the ladies of sinister sexuality (Jill St. John, Lana Wood) look like randy and overweight cheerleaders beside the likes of Domino and Pussy Galore. They furnish 007 with a few pleasant pit stops, but...

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