Diamonds are Forever,
15 MINS

Minute 008: They Luster On

January 22, 2018
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A diamond necklace, lit in green, close-up on a woman’s neckline. A silhouette of a woman is on the right of the screen.

TITLE: “Music composed, conducted, and arranged by JOHN BARRY”

TITLE: “Lyrics by DON BLACK”

Lyrics: “But what good will love do me? Diamonds never lie to me

TITLE: “Title song sung by SHIRLEY BASSEY”

Lyrics: “For when love’s gone, they luster on

TITLE: “Associate Producer STANLEY SOPEL”

Two silhouetted women crouch in front of a large blue diamond in the background.

TITLE: “Screenplay by RICHARD MAIBAUM and TOM MANKIEWICZ”

Lyrics: “Diamonds are forever, forever, forever

TITLE: “Associate Producer STANLEY SOPEL”

The blue diamond is replaced by a montage of a nude woman in shadow,  lit in violet, with a diamond inset in her navel.

Lyrics: “Diamonds are forever, forever, forever, forever… and ever.

TITLE: “Produced by HARRY SALTZMAN and ALBERT R. BROCCOLI”

The camera moves away from the nude woman, replaced by a blue blur.

TITLE: “Directed by GUY HAMILTON”

The blue blur resolves into a blue diamond, part of a collection of stones representing famous large-carat diamonds.

At the top of the display is the Akbar Shah, 116 carats rough.

From left to right in the middle row are “Quartz Ange, Oteck Emphl” , “Terrat Teu”, “Star of South Africa, 83.5 Carats Rough, 47.5 Carats Cut”, “Dulation” and “Mitter Tal Zener”

“Star of South Afrrica,” says M. “Eighty-three point five carats rough,  Forty seven point five carats cut.”  Bond and M are standing in a hallway decorated with Second Empire furnishings.

“The Akbar Shah,” continues M, “That’s a hundred sixteen carats rough.”

IN THIS MINUTE:

Sean Connery as James Bond
Bernard Lee as M

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