Diamonds are Forever / Ocean's 8

Diamonds are Forever / Ocean's 8

Sometimes all it takes is a terrible producer and a stupid dream to ruin a franchise.

Hello, again, and welcome to Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! This week, we're wrapping up our journey through Connery-era Bond with a true abomination of a film. About the only good thing we can say about it is that at least Sean Connery tries in his performance of Bond. We only wish the rest of the people who made this movie could say the same. Enjoy our review of 1971's Diamonds are Forever!

Then, after the break, we debate our feelings on Ocean's 8. We love the vibe, the cast, and the heist, but Macintosh felt like something was lacking in the style and choices made by the director. Though it could just be that he had a hard time hearing anything. Home video will tell the tale.

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

 Excerpt taken from "Diamonds are Forever" written and composed by John Barry and Don Black, and performed by Shirley Bassey. Song available as part of the "Best of Bond...James Bond (Deluxe Edition)" compilation at Amazon or iTunes. ℗ 2012 Capitol Records LLC.

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