The official James Bond 007 Facebook page
is devoting the month of June to Octopussy
, the 13th James Bond film which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this month. Octopussy
was loosely based on the Ian Fleming short story published in a 1966 collection that also included The Living Daylights
was the 14th and final Ian Fleming James Bond book. The paperback edition added The Property of a Lady
to the collection, hence the reference in the movie to the Faberge Egg as being "the property of a lady."
I've always loved the movie Octopussy.
I thought it was a very successful combination of the campy elements of the Moore era and a solid espionage tale, along with a nice dash of mystery and exotic locations. It was also was the Bond film that was released when I just turning into a true Bond fanatic, so that might have something to do with why I still love it so much. It's great to see it being celebrated in this way.