Film / The Spy Who Loved Me

"Well, well... a British agent in love with a Russian agent. Détente, indeed."
Karl Stromberg

The One with... that underwater Lotus.

The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Roger Moore as the secret agent James Bond. It is regarded by many as Moore's best and quite possibly one of the best in the series, as well as Moore's personal favourite of his own batch.

The film takes its title from Ian Fleming's novel The Spy Who Loved Me, which was written much differently than the other Bond books, but Fleming was so embarrassed by the results that he only sold the rights to the title, refusing to license the plot with it. The film's storyline involves a pair of nuclear missile submarines that go missing. Independently, Bond and a Soviet agent, Anya Amasova, are assigned to find them and team up to do so. Thing is, the former just shot the latter's boyfriend dead.

Nobody expected The Spy Who Loved Me to do well after the rather poor The Man with the Golden Gun. Its main iconic features are:
  1. The Teaser. At the end of the sequence, Bond skis off a cliff. He falls for several heart-stopping seconds, then a parachute opens. In the colours of the Union Jack. As the Bond theme kicks in. There are several reported cases of audiences breaking into applause at this moment. This stunt was done for real and you can see one of the skis hit stuntman Rick Sylvester's chute, which could have been pretty nasty.
  2. The disco-influenced soundtrack by Marvin Hamlisch.
  3. The Lotus Esprit. Driving off a pier into the sea. Where it turns into a submarine.
  4. The 007 Stage, built for the massive battle scene in a supertanker. It has been made available for filming other movies and remains the second largest stage in the worldnote . It is actually a silent stage, not a sound stage. But the size makes it ideal for big action sequences, which almost always requires doing the sound in post anyway.
  5. Jaws (Richard Kiel), the 7'2" henchmen with the metal teeth who is so unstoppable that he is the only Dragon other than Nick Nack to survive fighting Bond and maybe the one who came closest to scaring him. That is partially due to the fact that Bond knows that no matter how hard he hits the giant, he WILL survive it and come back to challenge him again. In fact, he does return for the next Bond movie, Moonraker.

Speaking of that last point, this movie ends with "James Bond will return in...For Your Eyes Only." However, 1977 was the same summer that Star Wars was released, and every producer in the world wanted to have a space-themed hit to rival that. So, instead, they quickly scrambled together and made Moonraker since it could support a space-themed plot (it helped that "Moon" was in the title).

It also features the first appearance of a wetbike—the actual prototype—in a work of fiction, before it was commercially launched.

This movie contains examples of:

  • Agents Dating: A possible Trope Codifier. Bond and Soviet agent XXX (No, not that one) flip flop between working together and working against each other before they finally hookup at the end:
  • All There in the Manual: The novelization gives Jaws a backstory. His real name is Zbigniew Krycsiwiki, born in Poland, the product of a union between the strong man of a travelling circus and the Chief Wardress at the Women’s Prison in Cracow. The relationship and subsequent marriage had been a stormy one and, when it broke up, the young Zbigniew stayed with his mother and attended school and subsequently university in Cracow. He grew to a prodigious height but in temperament he followed his father and was surly and uncooperative, given to sudden outbreaks of violent temper. Because of his size he commanded a place in the university basketball team, but he was sluggish of reaction and his lack of speed was constantly exposed by more skilful but less physically endowed players. After a failed attempt at a basketball career, Krycsiwiki was arrested by the secret police for having taken part in the (fictitious) "1972 bread riots". While he was imprisoned, the police "beat him with hollow steel clubs encased in thick leather" until they thought he was dead, leaving his jaw broken beyond repair. Krycsiwiki later escaped and stowed aboard one of Stromberg's vessels. Eventually he was caught, but instead of turning him in, Stromberg hired a prestigious doctor to create an artificial jaw. After 14 operations Krycsiwiki's jaw was restored using steel components that created two rows of terrifying razor-sharp teeth, although Jaws was left mute.
  • Almost Dead Guy: Just before dying, the captain of the Liparus tells Bond that the submarines are on station and the missiles will be launched in four minutes.
  • Amphibious Automobile: Bond's Lotus Esprit can become a sub.
  • The Anticipator: Bond goes to Atlantis to rescue Anya Amasova before Atlantis is blown up. Bond's entrance is noticed by Stromberg, who says "Good evening, Mr. Bond. I've been expecting you."
  • Apocalypse How: Class 2 (Civilization Extinction). Stromberg's plan to start a global thermonuclear war.
  • Artifact Title: The First Person perspective in the title was how the original story, the one Fleming wouldn't let them use was told by the woman in the story; there's no hint of that in the finished film except for Carly Simon's lyrics to "Nobody Does it Better."
  • Artistic License – Military: A female undercover KGB agent sends a message via radio and ends with the phrase "Over and out" while awaiting a response. The male agent she's calling responds and also ends his message with "Over and out".
  • Artistic License – Ships: The Soviet submarine is missing its fairwater planes.
  • Auction of Evil: Between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., over the submarine tracking system plans.
  • Bad Vibrations: In the HMS Ranger's mess, coffee cups start shaking before being taken over by the Liparus.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Our introduction to Anya. We see the Russian bigwigs discussing the need to call in Agent XXX, then a post-coital couple cuddling in bed. A message comes in, ordering XXX to report for duty. The man and woman sigh sadly, knowing that their romantic interlude is over... then the man gets up and the woman answers the call, revealing that she's the secret agent, rather than the man as the audience was no doubt expecting, especially given how identical the scene is to the way Bond is typically introduced to the audience.
  • Big Bad: Karl Stromberg.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Sort of; General Gogol's secretary is "Miss Rublevich."
  • Bond Gun Barrel: This film's was the first to feature Bond in a tuxedo, as previous films had him wearing a business suit.
  • Bond One-Liner: Lots and lots, but XXX kicks out a nice one right after slamming Jaws into a stone Egyptian ruin using the van they're in.
  • Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario: When Anya discovers Bond killed her lover. It takes him a full adventure and life-saving to make her forgive him. This also gives us one of the very few scenes where Roger Moore's Bond seems remorseful. For hurting a woman's feelings!
  • The Brute: Jaws. Also The Dragon.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: A heroic version, Bond initially doesn't think anything about having killed Anya's lover when she asks him.
    Bond: When someone's behind you on skis at 40 miles per hour trying to put a bullet in your back, you don't always have time to remember a face. In our business, Anya, people get killed. We both know that. So did he. It was either him or me. The answer to the question is yes. I did kill him.
  • Car Fu: Jaws going toe-to-toe with a van. While ultimately beat, he does put up a good fight tearing up large portions of it.
  • Collapsing Lair: When Stromberg's lair Atlantis is torpedoed. The Liparus also doubles as a secondary example.
  • Come Back to Bed, Honey:
    M: Moneypenny, where's 007?
    Moneypenny: He's on a mission, sir. In Austria.
    M: Tell him to pull out. Immediately.
    [Bond receives message]
    Girl: What happened? Where are you going?
    Bond: Sorry. Something came up.
    Girl: But, James, I need you.
  • Continuity Nod: Perhaps because it was the 10th Bond film, or because it was the first made without the input of Harry Saltzman, or because it was the first not to be based at least somewhat on an Ian Fleming story, this film includes multiple references to and thematic elements borrowed from the previous entries, particularly the seven Connery/Lazenby films. These include:
  • Cool Boat: Stromberg's supertanker, the Liparus. It eats submarines.
  • Cool Car: Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car.
  • Cool Sidecar: The bad guys chase Bond with a sidecar that becomes a detachable missile steered by a joystick on the motorbike.
  • Coolest Club Ever: After the fight at Luxor, Bond and Amasova end up meeting by chance at a nightclub in Cairo. With a few tense moments sprinkled in, they're practically talking shop.
    Bond: You left quite an impression.
    Anya: I'm sorry for Ivan and Boris. They exceeded their orders.
    Bond: Good staff is hard to find these days.
  • Darker and Edgier: Very subtly done. Although Bond gave his moral viewpoint on killing in the previous film, this is the first time his profession is openly discussed, and What Measure Is a Mook? is a running theme throughout the film. Although Dalton, Brosnan and Craig have all played increasingly complex versions of the character, this was the first step towards Bond's psychological maturity.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Bond, as usual; and Anya proves quite adept at snark as well.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Karl Stromberg.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Stromberg sneers at Bond when he thinks he's trying start a War for Fun and Profit.
  • Dirty Old Man: Stromberg to Anya, while she's strapped to a couch.
  • Disney Villain Death: Sandor.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Anya Amasova to Bond. The scene where she is called on a mission while in bed with someone is in particular very reminiscent of Bond on numerous occasions (though unlike Bond most of the time, she clearly did love her bedmate at the time).
  • Double Entendre:
    • One of the tastiest in Bond history:
      M: Moneypenny, where's 007?
      Miss Moneypenny: He's on a mission, sir. In Austria.
      M: Well, tell him to pull out. Immediately.
      [Cue Bond making love with a woman by a fireplace in Austria]
    • An even better one at the end, and arguably one of the best Bond endings.
      M: 007!
      Gogol: Triple X!
      Minister of Defence: Bond! What do you think you're doing?
      Bond: Keeping the British end up, sir.
  • The Dragon: Jaws.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Bond fights Jaws after killing his Diabolical Mastermind boss Stromberg. Jaws survives and does a Villain: Exit, Stage Left!.
  • Drink Order/Your Favorite: James and Anya get drinks for each other:
    James: The lady will have a... Bacardi on the rocks.
    Anya: For the gentleman, vodka martini - shaken, not stirred.
    James: Touche.
  • Driving Stick: Anya falls foul to this when trying to escape Jaws with 007.
    [Anya failing to drive stick, causing the gears to grind noisily]
    Bond: Can you play any other tune?
  • Easter Egg: The sail of American submarine USS Wayne has hull number 593. That particular hull number belonged in the Real Life to USS Thresher (SSN-593), a nuclear submarine which disappeared in 1963.
  • Enemy Mine: Not only Bond and Anya, as well as MI-6 and the KGB, but also the American, British and Soviet submariners who fight against the Liparus crew.
  • Enhance Button: Back before it was cool.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Averted. On Sardinia, when Bond and XXX pick up the Lotus from Q, she greets him with his true name, Major Boothroyd.
  • Fed to the Beast: Stromberg's assistant.
  • Giant Mook: Jaws.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Stromberg forces Anya Amasova to wear a cleavage-revealing outfit in Atlantis. Maybe he found it in Naomi's wardrobe?
  • Groin Attack:
    • Bond to Jaws in the shark pool room.
    • Bond to Stromberg... with two bullets from his Walther, thanks to Stromberg having an explosive launcher under the table with a perspex tube to guide it straight into the groin of the man across from him, for the ultimate in groin attacks. After dodging the shot, Bond decides to show Stromberg what he thinks of the concept...
    • Jaws does this to Bond on the train before slamming him into the ceiling.
  • Handshake Refusal: Bond is told before meeting Stromberg that he's germophobic and won't shake hands. Bond holds out his hand to Stromberg anyway and is predictably rebuffed.
  • Hand Signals: The leader of the KGB team trying to kill Bond gestures to the others to split up and a Stromberg crewman makes a beckoning gesture to another crewman.
  • High-Altitude Interrogation: Bond does this to a mook and then lets the him plummet to his death when he hears everything he needs.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Stromberg tries to shoot Bond with a harpoon gun under his dining table. After dodging, Bond shoots back through the pipeline.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: After Stromberg has taken Anya to Atlantis (his headquarters), he has her dressed in a revealing outfit and tied up in his study to caress her.
  • I Know You Know I Know: When they officially meet at the Egyptian night club, Bond and Anya rattle off what they know about each other from their intelligence.
  • Implacable Man: Jaws proves himself to be Bond's most resilient foe.
  • Ineffectual Death Threats: Indeed, Major Amasova never does kill Bond for killing her lover. By then, Bond had saved her life even when he had no other reason to.
  • In-Name-Only: Ian Fleming disliked his original novel so much that he only allowed the film to have the same name on the explicit condition that it would not be an adaptation of the novel (Which was about Bond seducing a hotel clerk and stopping her employers from burning the hotel down to collect on the insurance money).
  • Instant Sedation: The sleep dust cigarette Anya uses on Bond.
  • Intimate Healing
    • Nude Body Warmth Sharing version when Anya suggests this to Bond to keep warm while they're on the boat to Cairo. It doesn't happen.
    • Played straight at the end, when they both need to get out of their cold wet clothes.
  • It's Personal: Major Amasova vows to kill Bond at the end of the mission when she finds out he killed her lover. Unless you mean in the Shakespearean sense, she doesn't.
  • It's Raining Men: After Bond skis off a cliff.
  • Joker Immunity: Jaws.
  • Just Hit Him: Jaws and Bond.
  • Last Request: Bond asks Anya if he can make one before she kills him. Of course, that was before a popping champagne cork broke the tension. It was unlikely from that point she was going to actually kill him.
  • Left the Background Music On: A variation. When Bond pulls the plug on the Liparus' bridge monitors, the Bond theme abruptly shuts off.
  • Made of Iron: Always true of Bond, but Jaws as well.
  • Mega-Maw Maneuver: Stromberg's tanker has a door in the front which he uses to swallow disabled subs.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: Disappearing submarines -> plot to start a nuclear war.
  • Motive Misidentification: When Stromberg explains his plot to fire off the nukes on New York and Moscow, Bond asks how much Stromberg is going to demand not to fire the missiles off. Stromberg appears honestly surprised at the question as Bond realizes the man truly is insane and this isn't about money but wiping out the world.
  • Mr. Exposition: More like Miss Exposition, as Major Amasova reads off everything she knows about Bond in the nightclub scene.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Naomi, Stromberg's gorgeous helicopter pilot/assassin; and Major Anya Amasova, especially in the shower of the U.S. submarine.
  • Neck Lift: Jaws does this to Bond during the train fight, which Bond only gets out of due to a nearby lamp.
  • New Era Speech: Stromberg gives one to Bond.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Averted with the women in the opening credits sequence.
  • No More for Me: A bystander when Bond drives the Lotus Esprit out of the ocean onto the beach. Who also happens to be the same character in Moonraker (as the gondola comes out of the water), and in For Your Eyes Only (as Bond skis over his table).
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Actually subverted for once. Stromberg has a weapon hidden in his table that he intended to use to kill Bond. It backfires.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Stromberg is by far the least physical of Bond villains, relying on push-button deathtraps and legions of Mooks to do his bidding. When he finally tries to take out Bond himself towards the end, it goes badly.
  • The Noun Who Verbed: Used as the film's title.
  • Novelization: Written by screenwriter Christopher Wood, it adds SMERSH and some original Fleming characters to the plot (tying up some loose ends from From Russia with Love, in fact). It was the first Bond novel released since Colonel Sun, and is (perhaps surprisingly for a novelization) well-regarded, often appearing as a dark-horse candidate on polls of the best post-Fleming novels. On the cover, it was re-titled James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me to avoid confusion with The Spy Who Loved Me. (I mean, to the extent that that would avoid any confusion at all...)
  • A Nuclear Error: The "Impulse Conductor Circuit", which can detonate a nuclear warhead while it's being disassembled.
  • Older Than They Look: Would you guess that Roger Moore was pushing 50 when he made this film?
  • One-Hit Kill: Don't let Jaws' jaws near you. Bond didn't, even though all the attempts.
  • The One Thing I Don't Hate About You:
    Bond: "Mmm, maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad."
  • The One with...: The one with the underwater Supervillain Lair.
  • Operation Game of Doom: Removing the detonator from the warhead.
  • Pet the Dog: Gogol showing sympathy for Anya's loss helps to establish that he's not the callous villain of the movie.
  • Playing Both Sides: Stromberg's plan is launching nuclear missiles from British and Soviet submarines to destroy Moscow and New York City, respectively. This would make each country believe the other attacked them and trigger a global nuclear war (which Stromberg would survive in Atlantis), and subsequently a new civilisation would be established.
  • Porn Names: The classic punny Bond Girl name does appear, though in significantly downplayed form: Anya is known as Agent XXX. The syllables "ama" from her last name also connote the Latin languages' words for "love."
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Bond to Stromberg after the latter tried shooting him from under the dining room table.
    Bond: You shot your bolt, Stromberg. Now it's my turn. (Shoots back down the barrel twice, followed with two shots to the chest)
  • Pretty in Mink: A lady wears a white mink coat in the beginning. She's possibly Naked in Mink in it as well.
  • Raised Hand of Survival: James Bond is fighting The Dragon Jaws under a wooden scaffolding that holds large stone blocks. Jaws swings a board and hits the scaffolding, causing it to collapse and bury him, apparently killing him. Bond leaves him for dead, but the audience sees Jaws's hand emerging from the pile of debris, showing he's alive.
  • Reality Has No Subtitles
    • When James Bond travels through Egypt, he speaks in Arabic to several characters (including a camel rider, Bond's contact and a boat owner) without any translation.
    • After Jaws' car smashes into an old man's hut in Sardinia, the man starts speaking aloud in Italian ("Mamma mia! Che successo? Oddio, tutto distrutto!").
  • Recycled In Space
    • Both You Only Live Twice and this movie dealt with a spaceship-/submarine-eating ship that caused East-West tensions to rise and the potential apocalypse of a nuclear war triggered by a madman.
    • invoked The similarities could have been even greater has the original plan for the movie been followed through. According to Word of God (plus numerous books on the history of the Bond films), the villain of The Spy Who Loved Me was originally to have been Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain of You Only Live Twice, but legal hassles involving the character prevented this.
    • The general plot of this one was used in the next film, Moonraker, which also had a megalomaniac attempting to eradicate the population and starting his perfect society...IN SPACE!
    • Bonus points for having Jaws reprise his role as well. No, not just the actor who played Jaws. The Jaws.
  • Red Right Hand: Stromberg has webbed fingers.
  • Red Shirt: A young Royal Navy officer volunteers to lead the charge, something you'd expect Bond to do. It's no surprise when he and his men get killed.
  • Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: Courtesy of General Gogol:
    General Gogol: The submarine Potemkin disappeared without trace? What a catastrophe, Comrade Chairman.
  • Rescue Romance: Anya doesn't really warm up to Bond until after he saves her from Jaws on the train. His rescuing her from the sinking Atlantis is enough to get her to give up her plans to kill him.
  • Revenge Myopia: In the opening scene, Bond kills Anya's lover, who is trying to kill him at the time. When she finds out about it she vows to kill Bond.
  • Same Language Dub: Barbara Jefford provided the voice for Caroline Munro's character, Naomi.
  • Shark Pool: Stromberg has a shark pit in his lair with push-button Trap Door access.
  • Shoot the Builder: After the two scientists create the submarine tracking system for Stromberg, he has them murdered.
  • Short-Lived Aerial Escape: The underwater Lotus to Naomi's chopper.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shower Scene: "What's wrong, sailor. Haven't you seen a major taking a shower before?"
  • Sic 'em: "Let them get to shore... and then kill them."
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Surprisingly, Bond and Anya only start liking each other after lots of arguments and fighting side-by-side multiple times. And almost threw it away when Anya found out Bond killed her previous lover.
  • Sleep Cute: Played with. When Anya wakes up, she jerks away from Bond in anger.
  • Sliding Scale of Gender Inequality: This was the first Bond flick of the Moore era to reach Level 4 (a capable leading lady, albeit one who still needs occasional rescuing), which has more-or-less held ever since. The first two Moore films, as well as about half of the Connery flicks, are Level 3 or worse.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: This is easily one of the most idealistic Bond films. East and West put their differences aside to work to a common goal, Bond is an absolute gentleman to his love interest, and the tone is generally up-beat. Although it has a high death toll, many of those deaths are Heroic Sacrifices to help save the day.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Stromberg feeding his assistant to the sharks while Bach's Air on the G-String plays.
  • Stab the Scorpion: Anya and the champagne bottle.
  • Storming the Castle: Bond breaks into Stromberg's headquarters, Atlantis.
  • Sub Story: U.S., Soviet, and British.
  • Surprise Vehicle: Stromberg's attack helicopter.
  • Swiss Bank Account: After the two scientists complete the submarine tracking system, Stromberg transfers $10 million into their Swiss bank accounts. Then cancels it when he kills them instead.
  • Table Space: Stromberg has Bond sit down at one of these in the climax. Of course, there's a lethal surprise underneath in store for Bond that he narrowly avoids.
  • Tempting Fate: Bond's comment to Anya that their superiors will never know what they've been up to, mere minutes before they catch them in the act.
  • This Is What the Building Will Look Like: In his study, Stromberg shows Bond a model of an underwater city with Atlantis as its main structure.
  • Title Drop: The theme song is called "Nobody Does It Better", but still has it ("Like heaven above me, the spy who loved me...")
  • Too Dumb to Live: Bond nearly gets one at the end when he leaves his PPK within reaching distance of Anya even though she had sworn a vendetta on him.
  • Transforming Mecha: Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car. In Calvin Dyson's review, he dubs the Transformers theme over this scene.
  • Translation Convention: Russian characters (General Gogol, Major Amasova, her lover).
  • Trap Door: Stromberg uses one in his elevator to drop his treacherous secretary into the Shark Pool. He later tries to use it on Bond, who of course sees it coming.
  • Undercover as Lovers: James and Anya pose as man and wife while visiting Stromberg.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Stromberg's plan is to trigger World War III and destroy the world, then create a new civilisation under the sea.
  • Villainous Valor / Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: Jaws' sheer persistence in trying to finish his mission ended up making audiences pretty sympathetic to him. Richard Kiel has mentioned seeing entire theaters cheer when he was revealed to have survived at the end and swimming away into the ocean.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Subverted. Stromberg is not holding the world for ransom, but trying to start a nuclear war between the U.S. and USSR in order to create an underwater utopia.
  • Weapon of Choice: Played with. Jaws is so obviously strong and bulky that he would probably not even need his empowered teeth to be an unbeatable match for almost every human opponent. Ironically, being fixated with bite people to death, and even having these teeth in the first place, is what allow Bond to beat him more than once. However, Jaws ends up making good use of his weapon when he is put against a shark.
  • Weaponized Car: Bond's Lotus Esprit.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Deconstructed. Major Amasova's lover was one of the mooks killed in the teaser, and it comes back to bite Bond hard later in the film. They even have an open discussion on the subject. Bond ultimately has a pretty good explanation in the end. This is the first and to date only time in the film series in which Bond encounters a (non-enemy) loved one of someone he's killed and actually is forced to own up to it and face potential consequence (in this case, Anya's promise to kill him after the mission ends). Ironically, the killing in question was in straightforward self-defence and doesn't even really fall under the usual "licence to kill" aspect of Bond's work.
  • Wicked Cultured: Stromberg likes to kill minions while enjoying fine cuisine and classical music.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • Well, not exactly hit as such, but use a (sub)surface-to-air missile on her. Was it really necessary, Bond?
    • The novelization is even worse, as in it Felicca, the girl Sandor shoots while kissing Bond, dies because Bond intentionally uses her as a human shield (in the film she is either accidentally shot or is shot to prevent her from passing on information).
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Bond uses a scoop slam on a mook.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • Dr. Bechmann and Professor Markovitz, after completing the submarine tracking system for Stromberg.
    • Implied with the Liparus and its entire crew when Stromberg leaves for Atlantis with Amasova. Of course, Stromberg wasn't expecting Bond to free the captured British, Russian and American submariners and battle the Liparus' crew.
    • Alternatively, it could be that the internal fires aboard Liparus reach her fuel tanks and/or ammo storages.

M: 007!
General Gogol: Triple X!
Frederick Grey: Bond, what do you think you're doing?
Bond: Keeping the British end up, sir.
[Bond closes the curtains]

James Bond will return in...For Your Eyes Only.