Nobody does it better

Nobody does it better

Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest,
Nobody does it half as good as you, baby, you’re the best.
I wasn’t lookin’ but somehow you found me.
I tried to hide from your love light,
But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me,
Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight.

Nobody does it better, sometimes I wish someone could.
Nobody does it quite the way you do. did you have to be so good?
The way that you hold me, whenever you hold me,
There’s some kind of magic inside you,
That keeps me from runnin’, but just keep it comin’,
How’d you learn to do the things you do?

And nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.
Nobody does it half as good as you.
Baby, baby, baby you’re the best!

This Carly Simon rendition is the title track for the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, released by United Artists in 1977. This is my most favourite “Bond movie” song. It’s a typical nuovo-NY-jazzy-lounge-number, of its genre and I couldn’t agree more with “Chubby” Broccoli to have this number as the title track. It brought the suave and cool feature of the movie.

This the third movie for Roger Moore as Cdr. James Bond, Naval Intelligence Officer assigned as the MI 6 as an assassin. It also starred the luscious Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova, the KGB hitwoman and Curt Jurgens as the villain, shipping magnate Carl Stromberg. This is also the movie which introduces the baddie-side-kick Jaws played by Richard Kiel. I also love the Lotus Espirit / mini submarine, armed with mines and anti aircraft missile.

I was ten when my parents brought me to see this movie, at the Sentosa Cinema, Sect 17, Petaling Jaya.

Since we are on the topic of bond movie, my all time favourite bond movie are “The Moonraker”, “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Die Another Day”. The three most favourite bondgirl are Maj. Anya Amasova played by Barbara Bach in “The Spy Who Loved Me”, Dr. Holly Goodhead played by Lois Chiles in “The Moonraker” and Melina Havelock played by Carole Bouquet in “For Eyes Only”.

My favourite ‘M’ is Dame Judi Dench. I think she did very well, especially against Admiral Sir Michael Roebuck, First Sea Lord of the Admiralty, played by Geofrrey Palmer, in “Tomorrow Never Dies”:

Adm. Roebuck: M, I don’t think you have the balls for the job!

M: I don’t have to think with them all the time

My favourite ‘Q’, the official bond techno-goodie supplier is played John Cleese. Cleese succeeded ‘Q’ played by long time ‘Q’ Desmond Llewelyn.

My favourite villain are Hugo Drax played by Michel Lonsdale in “The Moonraker”, Renard played by Rober Carlyle in “The World Is Not Enough” and Elliot Carver played by Jonathan Pryce in “Tomorrow Never Dies”. My most favourite baddie bond girl is Elektra King played by Sophie Marceau in “The World Is Not Enough”. 🙂

Published in: on April 14, 2007 at 09:12  Comments (3)