10 EYE FILMS #4 - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Sight is the sense prized most of all by movie-makers, and the inclusion of the word “eye” in a film title is not without significance, often alluding to subtleness, double-crossing or recursion. It is as if the producers wanted us to watch the movie twice, rather than letting us sit back and indulge in a lengthy tale. In an era when we are all under the surveillance of the electronic eyes of cameras phones, the question of eyes and what they see has never been more relevant.

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For Your Eyes Only (John Glen, UK, 1981) is an old school Bond complete with creaky special effects. Roger Moore as 007 drives a Lotus (and a yellow 2CV!), dons a pair of skis and dives into the sights of Carole Bouquet, the owner of the beguiling Bond Girl eyes of the title.