BULLITT
1968, Warner Bros., 113 min, USA, Dir: Peter Yates

In this pared-to-the-bone thriller, über-cool San Francisco police detective Steve McQueen goes up against mob hit men, as well as ambitious bureaucrat Robert Vaughn, as he fights to safeguard a witness. With Jacqueline Bisset.


DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
1971, MGM/Park Circus, 120 min, Dir: Guy Hamilton

James Bond (Sean Connery returning to the role after a one film hiatus) goes from Amsterdam to Las Vegas on the track of missing diamonds and encounters his arch-nemeis, Ernst Stavros Blofeld (Charles Gray) along the way.


FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
1963, MGM/Park Circus, 118 min, Dir: Terence Young

Sean Connery’s second 007 outing finds Bond scouring exotic Istanbul for an elusive Lektor decoding machine. He’s helped by sly Pedro Armendariz and seductive Russian spy Daniela Bianchi, and hunted by Aryan super-killer Robert Shaw and sinister, butch Lotte Lenya as stiletto-toed Rosa Kleb.


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