The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights is a 1987 spy film and the fifteenth entry in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the first of two to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by John Glen, the film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story "The Living Daylights", the plot of which also forms the basis of the first act of the film. It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming story until the 2006 installment Casino Royale. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, his stepson Michael G. Wilson, and co-produced by his daughter, Barbara Broccoli. The Living Daylights grossed $191.2 million worldwide. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes calls it "exciting and colorful but occasionally humorless".
James Bond is assigned to aid the defection of a KGB officer, General Georgi Koskov, covering his escape from a concert hall in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia during intermission. During the mission, Bond notices that the KGB sniper assigned to prevent Koskov's escape is the attractive blonde female cellist from the orchestra, and deduces that she is not a professional assassin. Disobeying his orders to kill the sniper, he instead shoots the rifle from her hands, then uses the Trans-Siberian Pipeline to smuggle Koskov across the border into Austria and then on to Britain.
|author||Michael G. Wilson Richard Maibaum|
|contentLocation||Afghanistan Baluchistan Bratislava Gibraltar Tangier Vienna|
|editor||John Grover Peter Davies|
|genre||action adventure thriller|
|keywords||abduct across the border air base arms dealer capture concert hall condemn czechoslovakia debrief democratic republic of afghanistan dressing room embezzlement felix leiter gun battle help hide out james bond kgb kill last second meet mi6 moscow mujahideen opium prater professional assassin secret intelligence service smersh smiert spionam soviet union track down trans-siberian pipeline west|
|producer||Albert R. Broccoli Michael G. Wilson|
|productionCompany||Eon Productions United Artists|
|publisher||MGM/UA Communications Co. United International Pictures|
|recordedAt||Austria California Gibraltar Morocco Pinewood Studios Vienna|
|theme||sequel spy war|