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The James Bond Movies

Live and Let Die

Released: July 12, 1973

Starring:
  Roger Moore as James Bond
  Jane Seymour as Solitaire
  Yaphett Kotto as Mr. Big
  Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Running Time: 121 minutes

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Live and Let Die Ultimate Edition DVD


  • First appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond

  • First time Q does not appear at all (Peter Burton played Q in Dr. No)

  • First appearance of David Hedison as Felix Leiter (returns in Licence to Kill)

  • First psychic woman

  • First African American villain

  • First dealings with drugs

  • First time Bond smokes a cigar

  • First appearance of Clifton James (J.W. Pepper)

  • First time Bond uses an LED watch instead of analog

  • First time Bond drives a bus

  • First time there is a henchman with just one arm

  • First time Bond buys something in a shop (the cloth snake in the voodoo shop)

  • First time a plot has something to do with the supernatural (Voodoo)

  • First time Bond does not appear in the pre-title sequence

  • First henchman with a physical disability (Tee-Hee had a metal clawed arm)

  • First times a bond song is nominated for an academy award.

  • First time 007 goes to New York City

  • First time 007 goes to an urban ghetto (Harlem, New York City)

  • First time where a United Nations diplomat is killed in a Bond film

  • First time Bond uses a hang-glider

  • First time a relative of a former Bond assistant appears on screen (Quarrel Jr.)

  • First time 007 kisses a black woman

  • First appearance of Jane Seymour in any major film

  • First time that the Chevrolet Motor Division (General Motors) provided vehicles in a Bond film

  • First time Bond has a partner from the Italian Secret Service

  • First time 007 goes to New Orleans, Louisiana

  • First time a fictitious nation is mentioned in a Bond film (San Monique)

  • First appearance of a drug manufacturing facility (disguised as a crocodile farm)

  • First time 007's Walther PPK is damaged on screen

  • First time 007 uses a Smith and Wesson Model 29 revolver (.44 Magnum)

  • First time 007 throws gasoline on a villain

  • First time a boat crashes into a wedding cake

  • First time Bond does not wear a fedora hat in the gunbarrel sequence

  • First Bond film to feature a blaxploitation theme

  • First time sub-titles are used to denote scene's location

  • First time the teaser took place in two different countries

  • First time John Barry does not contribute to the score in any way

  • First time James Bond kills a snake

 



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