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From Russia With Love

It’s Bond film number 2 and one of the best. On the plus side there’s SPECTRE, Col Klebb and her shoes, Robert Shaw and Lois Maxwell and Bernard Lee in the office – as God intended – on the iffy side there’s Francis de Wolff as a gypsy leader, which is rather like casting Omar Sharif as Claude Greengrass, and an entire SPECTRE Island where they do shooting and blow things up but which has never been noticed by anyone. And, for those in need of further information, one of your dedicated film reviewers once almost passed out trying to hold Matt Monroe’s last dead long note in the theme song at a post office works karaoke one Christmas.

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