Live and Let Die (film, 1973)

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Live and Let Die
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Produced by Albert R. Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Written by Ian Fleming (original)
Tom Mankewicz
Starring Roger Moore
Yaphet Kotto
Jane Seymour
Bernard Lee
Lois Maxwell
David Hedison
Music by George Martin
Cinematography Ted Moore
Editing by Bert Bates
Raymond Poulton
John Shirley
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) June 27, 1973
Running time 121 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Preceded by Diamonds Are Forever
Followed by The Man with the Golden Gun
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Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth film of the James Bond film series and the first film to star Roger Moore as fictional British secret agent James Bond. Moore would later reprise the role in six sequels tying the record for the most films for a Bond actor with Sean Connery as well as setting the record for the most official (EON Productions-produced) films for a Bond actor. The film is a loose adaptation of Ian Fleming's second James Bond novel. It is significant for being the first (and until Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, the only) Bond film in which the character of Q does not appear, as actor Desmond Llewelyn had other commitments at the time of Live and Let Dies production. the film also marked the appearance of David Hedison as CIA agent Felix Lieter, who would later reprise the role in Licence to Kill becoming the first of only two actors who played Lieter in multiple Bond films, the second being Jeffrey Wright who played the character in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The title song for the film, performed by Paul McCartney and Wings and produced by George Martin, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.