Win, Lose, or Die is built on the premise that everyone involved will make increasingly stupid decisions and refuse to behave in any way resembling a rational human being.
League of Gentlemen is a little bit like if Bulldog Drummond’s humorous classified ad was answered by a fellow demobilized officer putting together a crew for a heist.
It may have taken until 1983’s Octopussy for James Bond to visit India, but 007’s influence on the subcontinent’s cinema stretches back much farther, part of a global phenomenon that produced hundreds of swanky spy films.
Pretty much every spy novel franchise inspired by James Bond had at least one story where the main character went up against some robe-clad Moonie stand-ins, so I guess Gardner figured why the hell not?
Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Camp, Kobayashi, and the Psychedelic Grandeur of Black Tight Killers
Grappling with Sex Revolution Disappointment in Deep End
Prostitutes, Profumo, and the Pleasure Girls
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