Today, December 19, marks the 51st anniversary of the release of the most controversial film in the James Bond universe, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
It’s one of my favorites in the franchise, despite George Lazenby. It has long bothered me less, but I was a fan of Sean Connery as the English spy and, despite recognizing what the film would be different with him, it was the image I wanted. However, it’s the movie that has the brilliant and beautiful Diana Rigg, so it overcomes the potential flaws.
And it has this ending. It always thrills me.
Her Majesty’s Secret Service is touted today as the first modern Bond, in line with the counter-culture of the 1970s. Peter Hunt, making his directorial debut after directing the action units, wanted a distinctive look for the film. At the time, fans were surprised by the vulnerability of the English agent, who cries and shows anxiety at times. Factors that made Daniel Craig’s Bond more popular.
I’m a romantic and I loved seeing the human side of James Bond in losing Tracy. That’s why today’s post is in honor of the “birthday”.