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Encyclopedia > The Man with the Golden Gun (film)
The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man With The Golden Gun film poster
James Bond Roger Moore
Also starring Christopher Lee
Britt Ekland
Maud Adams
Hervé Villechaize
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Produced by Albert R. Broccoli
Charles Orme
Harry Saltzman
Novel/Story by Ian Fleming
Screenplay Richard Maibaum
Tom Mankiewicz
Cinematography by Ted Moore
Oswald Morris
Music by John Barry
Main theme The Man With The Golden Gun
Composer John Barry
Performer Lulu
Editing by Raymond Poulton
John Shirley
Distributed by United Artists
Released 18 December 1974[citation needed]
Spain
19 December 1974[citation needed]
Denmark
Netherlands
UK
USA
West Germany
Running time 125 minutes
Budget $7,000,000
Worldwide gross $97,600,000
Preceded by Live And Let Die (1973)
Followed by The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
IMDb profile

The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974, is the ninth film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. An adaptation of Ian Fleming's novel of same name, the film has Bond sent after the Solex Agitator – a device which can harness the power of the sun. He teams up with agent Mary Goodnight against Francisco Scaramanga – The Man with the Golden Gun. The action culminates in a duel between the two men. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... 007 - The Man With the Golden Gun movie poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming, and the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels and films. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... Maud Adams (born in LuleÃ¥, Sweden February 12, 1945, as Maud Solveig Christina Wikström), is an actress and supermodel, most known for her roles in two James Bond movies. ... Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French actor who achieved worldwide recognition for his role as Mr. ... Guy Hamilton (born September 11, 1922 [1]) is a noted English film director. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // James Bond Novels By Ian Fleming Ian Fleming. ... This article is about the author. ... Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 - January 4, 1991) was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his adaptations of Ian Flemings James Bond novels. ... Tom Mankiewicz is an American screenwriter and director. ... Ted Moore (August 7, 1914 - 1987) was a cinematographer and camera operator for a number of Hollywood films, most famous for his work on a number of movies in the James Bond series. ... Oswald Morris (born November 22, 1915) is an Academy Award-winning British cinematographer whose career spanned six decades. ... The James Bond series of films from EON Productions has had numerous signature tunes over the years, many of which are now considered classic pieces of cinematic music. ... John Barry. ... The James Bond series of films from EON Productions has had numerous signature tunes over the years, many of which are now considered classic pieces of cinematic music. ... John Barry. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. 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The Man with the Golden Gun was the fourth and final film in the series to be directed by Guy Hamilton. The script was written by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz. The film was set in the face of the 1973 energy crisis, a dominant theme in the script — Britain had still not yet fully overcome the crisis when the film was released on December 14, 1974. Guy Hamilton (born September 11, 1922 [1]) is a noted English film director. ... Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 - January 4, 1991) was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his adaptations of Ian Flemings James Bond novels. ... Tom Mankiewicz is an American screenwriter and director. ... The 1973 oil crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Reviewers praised Christopher Lee's performance as Scaramanga, but criticized the comedic approach. For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Plot

In the pre-credit sequence, a midget servant named Nick Nack plans an assassination attempt on his master Francisco Scaramanga with a gangster visiting their secret island. Scaramanga eventually kills the enemy in his hall of mirrors and says that Nick Nack will have to try harder to inherit his fortune. He then shoots the fingers off a life-size replica of Bond. For the car, see MG Midget or Daihatsu Midget. ... Nick Nack is a fictional character in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. ...

In London, a golden bullet with Bond's code "007" etched into its surface is received by MI6. It is believed that Scaramanga has been hired to assassinate Bond and has sent the bullet to intimidate him. Bond's mission revolves around the work of a scientist named Gibson, thought to be in possession of information crucial to solving the energy crisis by inventing a new technique of harnessing the sun's power. But because of the perceived threat to the agent's life, M, his boss, forces him to go on a leave. Bond sets out unofficially to find Scaramanga. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French actor who achieved worldwide recognition for his role as Mr. ... Nick Nack is a fictional character in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6)[1] is the United Kingdoms external intelligence agency. ... M is a fictional character in Ian Flemings James Bond series, as well as the films in the Bond franchise. ...


After tracking the bullet via a belly dancer in Beirut and an gunmaker in Macau, Bond sees Andrea Anders, Scaramanga's mistress, collecting golden bullets at the Macau casino. Bond follows her to Hong Kong and pressures her to tell him about Scaramanga, his appearance and his plans. He is led to a strip club but unbeknownst to him, this is the location of Scaramanga's next 'hit'. The target is Gibson who is shot while leaving the club. However before Bond can assert his innocence, Lieutenant Hip whisks him away from the scene as the police arrive. Nick Nack steals the "Solex Agitator" needed for operating a solar power plant from Gibson's pocket. Bond is ferried out of Hong Kong; inside the shipwreck RMS Queen Elizabeth, he meets M and Q and also learns that Hip is their ally. Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In most countries with judicial systems, a contract to kill a person is unenforceable by law (in the sense that the customer cannot sue for specific performance and the contract killer cannot sue for his pay). ... RMS Queen Elizabeth was a steam-powered ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Company. ...


Bond's mission is now to retrieve the solex agitator in the face of the energy crisis and assassinate Scaramanga. He travels to Bangkok to meet a Thai entrepreneur, Hai Fat, who is suspected of hiring Scaramanga to murder Gibson, speculating that they never met personally. Bond uses a fake, synthetic nipple to make him look like having three nipples (since Scaramanga was known for this trait) and meets Hai Fat at his estate. However, Hai Fat had already met Scaramanga and captures and places Bond in his personally owned dojo, instructing his fighters to kill the secret agent. Bond escapes with the aide of Lt. Hip and his trained nieces who defeat the entire dojo. Bond speeds away by boat on a Bangkok canal. Bond reunites with his British assistant Mary Goodnight during dinner. Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... A dojo ) is a Japanese term which literally means place of the Way. Initially, Dojo were adjunct to temples. ...


Later, Anders enters his room, revealing that she had sent the bullet to London and wants Bond to get rid of Scaramanga. In payment, Anders promises to hand over the Solex to him at a boxing venue the next day. Instead of spending the night as he promised with Goodnight (whom he hid in a closet), Bond spends the night with Anders. At the match, Bond discovers that the mistress has been quietly shot and meets Scaramanga for the first time. Bond is able to smuggle the Solex from Anders' purse away to Hip who passes it to Goodnight waiting outside. Attempting to place a homing device, she is locked into Scaramanga's car, an AMC Matador, as he drives away. Bond follows him in an AMC Hornet 'X' with Sheriff J.W. Pepper at his side - whom he encounters when acquiring the vehicle - and a car chase across Bangkok ensues, concluding with Scaramanga's car transforming into a plane and flying away to his island in the Yellow Sea near China. In logistics, tracking and tracing is the concept of locating property that is being forwarded from an origin to a destination through various hubs and passing along spokes, and determining the location and other status of such object. ... 1974 Matador rebuilt as a replica of a Police Car from The Dukes of Hazzard Second generation 1975 Matador base model sedan The AMC Matador was an intermediate car built and sold by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) from 1971 to 1978. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The AMC Hornet was a compact automobile made by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) beginning with the 1970 model year and continuing through the 1977 model year. ... Sheriff J.W. Pepper is a comic relief recurring character in the James Bond films Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun. ... ...

Bond and Scaramanga encounter a final duel.

On arriving at the island, Bond is welcomed by Scaramanga and enjoys a brief meal prepared by Nick Nack; he also visits the solar power plant that Scaramanga has taken over by killing Hai Fat. He is shown the solar gun operated by the Solex which is powered by a receptor hidden in a mushroom-shaped rock nearby. During the meal Scaramanga proposes a pistol duel with Bond on the beach but hides when Bond turns back. Then, Nick Nack leads Bond into the Hall of Mirrors where Scaramanga meets his ultimate demise, but not before Mary Goodnight, in way-laying a henchman into a pool of liquid helium, upsets the balance of the solar plant as it gradually goes out of control. The island explodes as Bond and Goodnight escape unharmed in Scaramanga's Chinese junk ship. After containing the surprisingly aggressive Nick Nack by strapping him to the mast, the ship sails away. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Solar power describes a number of methods of harnessing energy from the light of the sun. ... A duel is a formalized type of combat. ... Helium exists in liquid form only at very low temperatures. ... A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. ...


Cast

See also: List of James Bond henchmen in The Man with the Golden Gun and List of James Bond allies in The Man with the Golden Gun

This is the first of three movies in which Maud Adams appears. In 1983 she plays a different character, Octopussy, in the film of the same name. She would later have a cameo in the Bond movie A View to a Kill. This is also the second movie with Clifton James playing the role of Sheriff J.W. Pepper who returns coincidentally on vacation with his wife in Bangkok and in the car that Bond chases Scaramanga in. He first appeared in Live and Let Die. A list of henchman from the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun from the List of James Bond henchmen. ... This is a list of James Bond allies in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun // M - Bernard Lee Q - Desmond Llewelyn Miss Moneypenny - Lois Maxwell Sheriff J.W. Pepper makes his second appearence and the main article for this character is at List of James Bond allies... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... This article is about the spy series. ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Francisco Scaramanga is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... The following is a list of allies found throughout the James Bond film and novel series. ... Maud Adams (born in Luleå, Sweden February 12, 1945, as Maud Solveig Christina Wikström), is an actress and supermodel, most known for her roles in two James Bond movies. ... Maud Adams as Andrea Anders, Scaramangas frustrated mistress in The Man with the Golden Gun. Andrea Anders played by Maud Adams is the first Bond Girl of the James Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun. ... Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French actor who achieved worldwide recognition for his role as Mr. ... A list of henchman from the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun from the List of James Bond henchmen. ... Bernard Lee as M in The Man with the Golden Gun Bernard Lee (January 10, 1908 – January 16, 1981) was a British actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven James Bond films. ... M is a fictional character in Ian Flemings James Bond series, as well as the films in the Bond franchise. ... Lois Maxwell (born 14 February 1927) is a Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress, known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise. ... Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (September 12, 1913 – December 19, 1999) was a Welsh actor, famous for playing the fictional character of Q in the James Bond series of films. ... Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Clifton James is an actor born on May 29, 1921. ... This is a list of James Bond allies in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun // M - Bernard Lee Q - Desmond Llewelyn Miss Moneypenny - Lois Maxwell Sheriff J.W. Pepper makes his second appearence and the main article for this character is at List of James Bond allies... Richard Loo (1903 - 1983) was a Chinese American film actor who was one of the most familiar Asian character actors in American films of the 1930s and 1940s. ... A list of henchman from the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun from the List of James Bond henchmen. ... Soon-Tek Oh (born 29 June 1943 in Japan) is a Korean-American actor. ... This is a list of James Bond allies in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun // M - Bernard Lee Q - Desmond Llewelyn Miss Moneypenny - Lois Maxwell Sheriff J.W. Pepper makes his second appearence and the main article for this character is at List of James Bond allies... For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... Clifton James is an actor born on May 29, 1921. ... Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ...


Production

In 1969, Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman intended to follow You Only Live Twice with The Man with the Golden Gun, inviting Roger Moore to the Bond role. But production was cancelled, because it would to have been filmed in Cambodia, and the outbreak of war in the region made filming impractical. On Her Majesty's Secret Service was produced instead. Broccoli and Saltzman then decided to start production after Live and Let Die.[1] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see You Only Live Twice. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... Combatants Khmer Republic, United States, Republic of Vietnam Khmer Rouge, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (NLF) Strength ~250,000 FANK troops ~100,000 (60,000) Khmer Rouge Casualties ~600,000 dead, 1,000,000+ wounded[1] The Cambodian Civil War was a conflict that pitted... For the Ian Fleming novel, see On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ...


Tom Mankiewicz delivered a script, but refused to continue working on it as he couldn't "go further in it". Richard Maibaum, which worked in six Bond films previously, delivered his own draft based on Mankiewicz's work. Broccoli's stepson Michael G. Wilson researched about solar power to create a MacGuffin, the Solex, for Maibaum's text.[1] Tom Mankiewicz is an American screenwriter and director. ... Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 - January 4, 1991) was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his adaptations of Ian Flemings James Bond novels. ... Michael G. Wilson (born 1943) is the stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and half brother to current James Bond producer, Barbara Broccoli. ... This article is about the plot device. ...


It was the final Bond film to be co-produced by Saltzman as his partnership with Broccoli dissolved after the film's release. Saltzman's 50% stake in EON Productions parent company, Danjaq, LLC was then purchased by United Artists. The resulting legalities over the Bond property delayed production of the next Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me for three years.[2] Danjaq, LLC (formerly Danjaq S.A.) is the holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the characters, elements, and other related material to James Bond on screen. ... This article is about the film studio. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see The Spy Who Loved Me. ...


Casting

Christopher Lee, who was chosen to portray Scaramanga, is the cousin of Ian Fleming, and according to some sources[attribution needed] was one of Fleming's choices for the role of Dr. Julius No in the film Dr. No (1962). Due to filming on location in Bangkok, his role in the film affected Lee's work the following year as director Ken Russell was unable to sign Lee to play The Specialist in Tommy (1975). The part was eventually given to Jack Nicholson. For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... This article is about the author. ... Dr. Julius No is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel Dr. No. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell, known as Ken Russell (born July 3, 1927), is an English film director, particularly well-known for his films about famous composers and his controversial, often outrageous pioneering work in film. ... Roger Daltrey as Tommy Tommy was a 1975 musical film, based on The Whos 1969 rock opera concept album Tommy. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ...


Mary Goodnight played by 1970s sex-symbol Britt Ekland is a recurring character in several Fleming Bond novels, even appearing in lieu of Miss Moneypenny; in the novels, Goodnight is Bond's secretary. Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ...


Marc Lawrence, who plays the gangster shot dead by Scaramanga at the start of the film, played a similar character in Diamonds Are Forever, although this film does not indicate whether Lawrence is playing the same character. Marc Lawrence (February 17, 1910 – November 28, 2005) was an American character actor who specialized in underworld types. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Yuen Qiu cast as one of the young girls Bond meets at the dojo, would showcase her remarkable martial art skills 30 years later as the chain smoking Landlady in Stephen Chow's blockbuster Kung Fu Hustle (2004). Kung Fu Hustle (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 2004 Hong Kong martial arts film co-written, co-produced and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the film. ...


Filming

James Bond Island

The film was shot on location in Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, and Phuket. Studio work including Scaramaga's solar energy plant and island interior were filmed at Pinewood Studios. The canal scene where Bond disables the dojo's boat was filmed in Thon Buri, Thailand. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 2. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... The gatehouse at Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio situated in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. ... Thonburi (ธนบุรี) was capital of Thailand for a short time during the reign of King Taksin, after the previous capital Ayutthaya was sacked by the Burmese. ...


The scenes featuring the island hideout of Scaramanga were filmed in Phang Nga Province in Thailand, northeast of Phuket on the island of Ko Khao Phing Kan (Thai: เกาะเขาพิงกัน) and the adjacent Ko Tapu (Thai: เกาะตะปู). Scaramanga's hideout is on Ko Khao Phing Kan, and Ko Tapu is often now referred to as James Bond Island both by locals as well as in tourist guidebooks. Both islands are significant tourists attractions in the area. The site was extremely hard hit by a tsunami following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Phang Nga (Thai: ) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, on the shore to the Andaman Sea. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... James Bond Island Ko Tapu (Thai: , lit. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


One of the more interesting locations is the use of a derelict former Atlantic Ocean liner, the RMS Queen Elizabeth, as a top-secret MI6 base in Hong Kong harbour. The announcer on the Hong Kong-Macau hydrofoil ferry announces when passing the wreck of the Queen Elizabeth, that it sank in 1971. It was actually sunk in January 1972. RMS Queen Elizabeth was a steam-powered ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Company. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6)[1] is the United Kingdoms external intelligence agency. ... RMS Queen Elizabeth was a steam-powered ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Company. ...


Music

The theme tune to "The Man with the Golden Gun", released in 1974, was performed by Scottish singer Lulu, and composed by John Barry. The lyrics to the song were written by Don Black. Rock star Alice Cooper claims his song "The Man With The Golden Gun" was to be used by the producers of the film until it was dropped for Lulu's song instead. Cooper's song appears on his album Muscle of Love. Alternate cover Re-release cover The Man with the Golden Gun is the soundtrack for the 9th James Bond film of the same name. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... John Barry. ... Don Black OBE (born June 21, 1938) is an English lyricist. ... Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ...


The theme tune and score are generally considered by critics to be among the weakest of Barry's contributions to the series - an opinion shared by Barry himself "It's the one I hate most... it just never happened for me." [3]


The film was also the first to drop the distinctive plucked guitar from the Bond theme heard over the Gun Barrel sequence - in all subsequent John Barry Bond scores, this theme would be heard on strings and trumpet.


A sample from one scene in the film was taken and used by The Prodigy in the "Mindfields" track on the album The Fat of the Land. This article is about the English band. ... For the P. G. Wodehouse short story, see A Few Quick Ones. ...


Release and reception

The Man with the Golden Gun was released on December 18, 1974.[4] Made with an estimated budget of $13 million, the film earned a total of $97,600,000 worldwide at the box office. Out of this the film earned $21 million in the USA. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


"The Man with the Golden Gun" gets good reviews every now and then from critics and maintains a Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes.[5] Luke Y Thompson of the New Times said, "Bond versus Herve and Dracula. How can such a thing possibly be disliked?"[5] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the chain of alternative weekly newspapers, see New Times Media. ...


There were however some harsh critics who bashed the film for the overuse of comedy. Some see it as uninspired and a tired or boring film.[6] Roger Moore's performance was bashed because of his temper that did not suit his style of playing Bond. Christopher Lee's performance has been said to be the best Bond villain to date. Even quoted "we almost cheer him on."


Legacy

The Golden Gun

Scaramanga has featured as a villain in various video games. His golden gun was initially added to the Egyptian level and multiplayer portion of the video game GoldenEye 007. Due to its popularity it was also added into subsequent James Bond games The World is Not Enough, Agent Under Fire, Nightfire, Everything or Nothing, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, and From Russia With Love. In The World is Not Enough for the Nintendo 64, the gun must be assembled from the pen, lighter, and case before it could be used. In most of the games the gun would count for an instant kill, which reflected that Scaramanga never missed (although in the games the player can), and because of this the golden gun is not available in single player mode.[7] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... For the film, see GoldenEye. ... The World Is Not Enough is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond film of the same name. ... Agent Under Fire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond franchise. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on Ian Flemings British secret agent James Bond. ... Everything or Nothing is a third-person shooter video game, where the player controls the famous spy James Bond. ... GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is a first-person shooter video game from Electronic Arts using the James Bond license. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ...


Scaramanga can be a playable character in the multiplayer portion of Nightfire. Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on Ian Flemings British secret agent James Bond. ...


In 2004, Scaramanga returned the third time for the game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent as an ally of Auric Goldfinger. He is the manufacturer of the synthetic eye given to the player (GoldenEye) and makes a virus used against Goldfinger's O.M.E.N. device. Once again, Scaramanga was voiced by Christopher Lee. The game also features a Multiplayer "Funhouse" level, including the traps that caused Bond to lose most of his bullets, such as Al Capone and Cowboy mannequins, and an image of Scaramanga. In addition, the level includes a Bond mannequin, whose gun the player can take and use.[8] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is a first-person shooter video game from Electronic Arts using the James Bond license. ... Auric Goldfinger is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ...


In many other video games, a weapon capable of killing an opponent in a single shot is referred to as a golden gun. In Killer 7, the main character, Garcian Smith, having just lost his team of assassins to an enemy, must use a Golden Gun to complete the team's mission, it appears to be designed after the Golden Gun in the original novel of The Man with the Golden Gun rather than the one in the movie.[9] This gun is capable of killing all the enemies he comes across in one shot. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ a b Inside The Man with the Golden Gun: The Man with the Golden Gun Ultimate Edition, Disc 2 (NTSC, Widescreen, Closed-captioned) [DVD]. MGM/UA Home Video. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  2. ^ Inside The Spy Who Loved Me: The Spy Who Loved Me Ultimate Edition, Disc 2 (NTSC, Widescreen, Closed-captioned) [DVD]. MGM/UA Home Video. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  3. ^ Barry, John (interviewee). (2006). James Bond's Greatest Hits [Television]. UK: North One Television.
  4. ^ [1] Sep 5 07
  5. ^ a b The Man with the Golden Gun. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-09-24.
  6. ^ The Man with the Golden Gun, James Berardinelli
  7. ^ Rare. Perfect Dark. Nintendo 64. (in English).
  8. ^ EA Los Angeles. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. Electronic Arts. Level/area: Funhouse (in English).
  9. ^ Grasshopper Manufacture. Killer 7. Capcom. (in English).

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