The Living Daylights

Continuing for a second action takes us from the rock of Gibraltar to the concert hall in Czechoslovakia, then in the glorious city of Tangier, then — in the combat zone in Afghanistan. A former KGB officer, a double agent, corrupt Soviet General. A smuggler and a traitor supplies weapons to the Afghan drug Lord and a terrorist.

Director:
  • John Glen

Stars:
Release Date: 1987-07-31
IMDb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English | Arabic | French | German | Russian | Czech | Slovak | Dari | Pushto
  • Budget: $40,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $51,185,897
reviews
Coleen Strenta
05 December 2014 | 12:11

From the fourteenth to the account film of "Bondiana" "the Kind on murder" ended the era of Roger Moore. He finished to star in the image of James bond, when he turned 57 years. Two years (generally, there is a tendency that a new film about 007 leaves every two years) long-awaited premiere of the new film and the new bond — it was the Welshman Timothy Dalton. For external data it came on that's his only the game left a mixed assessment with the fans of the everlasting spy Saga.

But the ambiguity is likely to have been linked, despite all the criticism of Roger Moore loved by the audience and drastically go to the sight of James bond in the new form proved to be difficult. As and Timothy Dalton was difficult: he had to break the stereotypes laid down by Roger Moore, and to conquer the audience. With one hand he it had to be due to "rejuvenation" of the character 007, and being British, I he subconsciously laid the rules of aristocratic etiquette. But on the other hand Timothy Dalton with clearly looked a bit squashed, angular, too much of the image is clearly not gave it to be liberated completely. It was noticeable that as he fish the water feels in action scenes, where it had action, and storyboard comes with the whole dynamic, but was lost, when he had to demonstrate quality brutal macho.

In connection with it is Duo the new girlfriend of James bond Miriam d ABO looked pretty uncoordinated, somewhat brittle. Not given proper support from the more experienced the actor 27-year-old actress (with Timothy Dalton at the difference in 14 years old) looked naive girl before first kiss. In the painting "Spark of eyes" there is clearly a drop-down piece — romantic stay for the two main characters in Vienna. They were both very difficult to Express feelings for each friend the screen from and the viewer perceives a serious distinction in relations. Stanislavsky would have for this reason immediately cried: "No way!"

However, if sensitive, melodramatic line sailed with the inability of actors to embrace each other, here action scenes, as already mentioned, everything turned out much more beautiful. In that century, a new film about the spy was it is permeated through and through spy-themed. Here is double agents, and shoots, there are betrayal and open traitors — for fans of tedious mental work this will be a real exciting entertainment. And that's entertainment for fans of sharp little Thriller with a lot of fired bullets, explosions and corpses remained, so tell a snack, well, can't James bond just because it is easy to leave, not blowing up a couple buildings. Not gift for him say: "You blow up all, touches".

In the fifteenth series of "James bond" "Sparks of the eyes", the story which came out of the novel Jan Fleming's "Octopussy and the living daylights out of eyes" (with "Octopussy" was available before) is from what smile and are from what to poniatiia. Yang Fleming always maintained the piety in the question of the rivalry of the USSR and the USA, often resulting in the image of evil the third dark force. Already "the Kind on murder" found a different path — soon in the air was a steady smell of the collapse of the Soviet Union, and therefore, the writers of the James bond series began to did in about KGB in General, the Soviet mentality. In the final James bond spreads all down the dust, the action takes place in Afghanistan, when using the Mujahideen 007 carries the base of the Soviet troops. Here is so clearly reflected stereotypical views of our people that anger jaw cramping. It is interesting to say the creators of "Sparks of the eyes", learning about that twenty years Americans support and the UK will invade proud of Afghanistan and call of Mujahideen friends and enemies? Politics...

But it can be viewed and on the other hand: with irony. About that the KGB General the name is Gogol, not times appearing in other parts of the "James bond", played by Walter Hotella, many have heard and take it with a smile. But then went further and there is one General and this time his name is Leonid Pushkin. Thank you, though not Alexander to call. There is another sovetskeey in this film, though, thanks subscribed to writers that it is not, say, Lermontov or the same Dostoevsky, and then the whole set of classics of national literature were near James bond. What also, a good company would. But the screen has a new miss Moneypenny — the actress Caroline bliss. She was also difficult to replace Lois Maxwell, who played in all the earlier parts of the Secretary of British intelligence, hopelessly in love with bond. But here's how times Carolyn bliss managed to "excellent", though, and task didn't as complicated as Timothy Dalton.

Which lay exactly between the two films, Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo 3" and"rocky 4", "Sparks of the eyes" in the aggregate demonstrated the acrimony and the stereotype of the West in against the country, which is no. Remove Chapter "Sparks of the eyes" would next level film "James bond", and so not know whether to be angry, then if bitter smile.

6 out of 10

Min Steady
14 November 2012 | 05:29

Here it is, here it — the return of the legendary "James bond", which is so long-expected fans longtime fans of the franchise, and I, of course, in particular. Timothy Dalton, who replaced "the" Roger Moore, albeit not able to show a prototype "Agent of British intelligence with the two zeros" entirely and completely, but the less coped with allotted task, with the role of "bond" and a total transfer of its profile, much better than Moore (and Lazenby of course). And until it is the second place, after the unforgettable Sean Connery, in a career which was only one high-profile failure of "James Bond" in the face of "Diamonds are forever". Here is to provide: "yet", so as you know that will hold Dalton in this series is not very to just very long. And yet.

"Sparks of the eyes" begin to impress the imagination of the viewer literally with the very first minute. Subsequent events same look with by chic, and a certain atmosphere that is unique "James Bond", and only. And it is there is a big, fat plus. To deny that shortcomings. there — same thing to say: "Man can live without food of water." Yes, cons are the place to be, though not often as in the same the previous section under the title "Views of murder". John Glen — a wonderful Director, is multifaceted. Then he had a series of failures and then suddenly times — all in order. In any case, my congratulations to him. For him "not clear" and slightly "weird" approach. And on thank you. In addition to all this, very welcome, and impeccable visuals, grown-up visuals. The qualitative survey, the operator's style is good, Oh as good. Wallpaper — indescribable. Scenario — edible. Famously twisted plot, of course, and almost never cause feelings of laughter. The hole was true. But the benefit of the few. If consider: what, after all, nice guys! "Bond" has the right to exist. OK.

Katha Cole
03 May 2018 | 12:48

Less George Lazenby in the role of Agent 007 managed to spend only Timothy Dalton, who replaced on this post of Roger Moore. Dalton had a chance to star in two films, the first of which — "Sparks from eyes", has stirred up again the theme of the cold war, and highlighted popular in those years, the theme — the war in Afghanistan.

In my personal opinion — Timothy Dalton is the least suitable for the role of James bond actor. Those who played the agent of Her Britannic Majesty to Dalton and after it is combined in yourself men's brutality and charm that has become an indispensable weapon bond in the seduction of women. Expression of Timothy makes it like a seductive Fox, leaving a Board determination and dedication. As it is not occurs when looking at him feel that this man in Tux — the artist is equally successful in coping with a different technique, possessing a myriad of weapons and saving the world times for time.

Somehow, in the James Bond films a lot of negative characters in the face of the Soviet and Russian generals. So were in the times Moore's=bond, so was "the Sparks of the eyes", the same thing the viewer will see and in the "Golden eye", where the first bond was played by pierce Brosnan. In reporting the film hero, Timothy Dalton had to face General George kuskowim by conspiring to ignite a war between Britain and the Soviet Union. Nothing have against Russian villains, but could to diversify the range, making the main antagonist policy, the mad scientist or international criminal with a Soviet passport. And so: what are no military — that blood-thirsty devil who wants to ruin hundreds of thousands of innocent people. In front of "Sparks of the eyes" was "the Kind on murder", where the villainous role played by Christopher Walken, who happened to be max Zorin — another native of Soviet again chase shoulders — it was a KGB agent. Tips appear in the previous film about bond — "Octopussy". That whether the 80-ies of the theme of the cold war to really was so hot that at least indirect reference was required, if the creators of James Bond insisted on that it was, Director John Glen was a zealous anti-Communist. In favor of the latter argument says that fact that this Glen was filmed five movies on the bond period 1981 1989.

Despite antisovestkoy character of the film, the fifteenth movie of the series James bond should see at least to see Timothy Dalton in the role of the new 007, marvel at the unprecedented scale of imagination of the creators, after villain Goldeneye, released on the screens villain Pushkin, to evaluate new gadgets of bond and its a new car to have a look at the new miss Moneypenny, played by attractive blonde Caroline bliss (it is like and Dalton, took part in two films).

However, to watch You. Your opinion is not impose.

Nice view.

6 from 10

faq
How much has The Living Daylights made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $51,185,897.
How much did it cost to make The Living Daylights?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $40,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Living Daylights?
This tv-show was directed by John Glen.
What is the genre of The Living Daylights?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Thriller, Adventure.
Who starred in The Living Daylights?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies.
What is The Living Daylights IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.7.
When was The Living Daylights released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1987-07-31.