Roger Moore’s debut as James Bond was welcomed by fans and critics alike, and he returned the following year to reprise the role. Sadly, this would be the last Bond film produced by both Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli as Saltzman announced his departure from Eon Productions after the film was completed.
Where Live and Let Die used a lot of trends from the popular blaxploitation films of the 70s, The Man with the Golden Gun employed similarly popular film genres in the movie, namely, martial arts. It was becoming evident that this era of Bond films would not shape cinema trends; rather it would be shaped by cinema trends.
The Man with the Golden Gun made its debut on December 19, 1974, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. The film was met with mixed reviews upon its release, prompting audiences to wonder if this were truly the right…
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