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24 JUNE 2011
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2011-06-24
On this day in Bond history, 30 years ago, the film For Your Eyes Only premiered at cinemas. (FYEO was first released in the UK on 26th June 1979, in USA on the 29th, and in Sweden on 18th August.)

"British agent James Bond is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a US-British 'Moonraker' space shuttle as it is transported across the Atlantic. Bond visits the US, where space industrialist Hugo Drax lives in a reconstructed French chateau. Drax's firm made the Moonraker, and Bond follows his company's trail to a Venetian glass factory where poison is being secretly fabricated, and to Rio, where Drax has a warehouse. Bond teams up with the CIA's Dr Holly Goodhead and they find themselves launching into space from Drax's secret base in the Brazilian rainforest. Drax has built a space station undetectable from Earth, from which he plans to poison the human race and return with his own master race. Bond and Goodhead try to stop him."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 5 Jan 1981: The crew shot scenes in Italy featuring Bond in the Lotus Esprit Turbo

A selection of filming locations for "or Your Eyes Only": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)


Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Beach Buggy
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger
• Citroên 2CV
• Colombos Yacht
• Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2
• Mercedes-Benz
• Peugeot 504
• PZL Mi-2
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Submarine 'Neptune'
• Yacht Triana
• Yamaha XJ500

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on LTK, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Anne Lönnberg
>Béatrice Libert
>Blanche Ravalec
>Catherine Serre
>Chris Corbould (Special effects technician)
>Christopher Wood (Screenwriter)
>Colin Miller (Sound editor)
>Corinne Cléry
>Desmond Llewelyn
>Diane Thierry-Mieg
>Geoffrey Keen
>Irka Bochenko
>John Barry (Soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (Editor, 2nd unit director)
>Ken Adam
>Lewis Gilbert (Director)
>Lizzie Warville
>Lois Chiles
>Lois Maxwell
>Martin Grace (Stuntman)
>Michael G. Wilson (Executive producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of 'The James Bond theme')
>Nicaise Jean-Louise
>Olga Bisera
>Richard Kiel
>Roger Moore
>Shirley Bassey (Singer of the theme song)

Official theatrical trailer for For Your Eyes Only:


Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) (1979) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for For Your Eyes Only (1979) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film For Your Eyes Only on MGM's official website:
www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/695/For-Your-Eyes-Only
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