“Gentlemen, this may only be an exercise so far as the Ministry of Defence is concerned. But for me, it is a matter of pride that the 00 section has been chosen for this test. Your objective is to penetrate the radar installations of Gibralter. Now, the SAS has been placed on full alert to intercept you, but I know you won’t let me down. Good luck, men.” M said.
The Living Daylights is another Bond film that strays from the usual suave Bond. Timothy Dalton gives us a harder bond, the one you expect from Casino Royale or In Her Majesty’s Secret Service. This is the Bond that we don’t see very often. I have to say that Timothy Dalton is a superior James Bond in the role. He is right up there with Sean Connery and Daniel Craig.
Here is the basic plot of The Living Daylights…British secret agent James Bond (Timothy Dalton) helps KGB officer Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe) defect during a symphony performance. During his debriefing, Koskov reveals that a policy of assassinating defectors has been instated by new KGB head Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies). But as Bond explores this threat, a counterplot surfaces, involving a shady American arms dealer (Joe Don Baker) and a pair of Russian assassins, Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) and Kara Milovy (Maryam d’Abo).
The film was directed by John Glen who did several Bond films.
The soundtrack was composed by John Barry who composed the scores to The Black Hole, Dances with Wolves, Somewhere in Time, Out of Africa, and The Deep.
You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.
You can also get it on ITunes.
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Here you go…
Hercules Takes Off
The Living Daylights Suite
Alternate End Titles
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