For Your Eyes Only (1981)

UK, 1981
127m
35mm films, 70mm film (blow-up), “filmed in Panavision” (anamorphic), Technicolor, 2.35:1
“recorded in Dolby Stereo”, English

A British borderline science fiction film directed by John Glen. It was the eleventh Bond film made by Eon Productions and was the first in sixteen years to feature no principal photography in the UK. This was blamed on what the producers called “the country’s punitive tax laws” 1Screen International no.121 (14 January 1978) p.1

Credits

Crew
Directed by: John Glen
© MCMLXXXI [1981] Danjaq S.A.
Albert R. Broccoli presents. Made by Eon Productions Ltd.
Executive Producer: Michael G. Wilson
Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli
Associate Producer: Tom Pevsner
Screenplay by: Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson
Stories: Ian Fleming [For Your Eyes Only; Risico – credited with possessory in opening titles]
Director of Photography: Alan Hume
Editor: John Grover
Music by: Bill Conti
Title Song Performed by: Sheena Easton, music by Bill Conti, lyrics by Michael Leeson, produced by Christopher Neil
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Waller
Make-up: George Frost, Eric Allwright
Hairdressers: Stephanie Kaye, Marsha Lewis
Special Effects: John Evans
Visual Effects Photography: Paul Wilson
Visual Effects Supervisor: Derek Meddings
Main Title Designed by: Maurice Binder
Production Designed by: Peter Lamont
Made at Pinewood Studios London England and on location in Greece [Achillion, Corfu (casino scenes); Meteora], Italy [Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto], The Bahamas [underwater scenes] and England

Cast
Roger Moore (James Bond)
Carole Bouquet (Melina)
Topol (Columbo)
Lynn-Holly Johnson (Bibi)
Julian Glover (Kristatos)
Cassandra Harris ([Countess] Lisl)
Jill Bennett (Brink)
Michael Gothard (Locque)
Jack Hedley (Havelock)
Walter Gotell (General Gogol)
James Villiers (Tanner)
Geoffrey Keen (Minister of Defence)
Desmond Llewlyn (Q)
Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny)
John Moreno (Ferrara)
John Wyman (Kriegler)
Charles Dance (Claus)
Paul Angelis (Karageorge)
Toby Robins (Iona Havelock)
Jack Klaff (Apostis)

Alternative Titles

007 Somente para seus olhos – Spanish title
Agente 007, solo per i tuoi occhi – Italian title
James Bond 007 – In tödlicher Mission – German title
Rien que pour vos yeux – French title
Ur dödlig synvinkel – Swedish title

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)

Sequels
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time to Die (2021)

Extracts included in
The James Bond Story (1999)
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (2002)
the Screen Test (1970-1984) episode broadcast on 22 September 1981
The World of James Bond (1995)

See also
For Your Thighs Only (1984)
For Y’ur Height Only (1981)

References

Periodicals

  • The Dark Side no.55 p.25 – short review
  • Screen International no.121 (14 January 1978) p.1 – note (Bond joins tax exiles)
  • TV Times 2-8 April 1988 p.56 – credits

Books

  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis pp.114-115
  • Film Review 1981-1982 by F. Maurice Speed p.152
  • Film Review 1982-1983 by F. Maurice Speed (ed.) p.150 – credits, review
  • Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.140 – credits, short review
  • The Incredible World of 007 by Lee Pfeiffer p.146 – article
  • The International Spy Guide 001 by Richard Rhys Davies p.335 – illustrated credits, note
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.92-93
  • Roger Moore: His Films and Career by Gareth Owen and Oliver Bayan pp.283-286 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review