Thursday, August 4, 2011
TRAILER - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
James Bond battles SPECTRE and woos a smokin' hot Russian agent as he attempts to steal a Russian decoding machine in Istanbul.
Generally tying with GOLDFINGER as both a fan and critical favorite, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, the second film in the series, still holds up as one of Bond's most memorable adventures. A nearly flawless film that works on every level, from Terence Young's tight direction to one of Sean Connery's coolest performances as the super agent. A focus on realism helps intensify some amazing action scenes, including the famous train fight with Robert Shaw on the Orient Express. Shaw and Lotte Lenya play two of the best villains in the franchise. Action thrillers don't get much better than this.