Yesterday, veteran British film director Lewis Gilbert passed away. Gilbert directed several films, in all sorts of different genres, but he’s probably best known for directing three James Bond films, including The Spy Who Loved Me.
Since The Spy Who Loved Me is one of my favorite Bond films, I thought it would be appropriate to pick Carly Simon’s theme song, Nobody Does It Better, for today’s music video of the day. However, the closest that I could find to an “official” video was the Maurice Binder-designed title sequence from The Spy Who Loved Me.
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, Nobody Does It Better was Carly Simon’s longest-charted hit and it’s a song that has continued to have a long life outside of the Bond franchise. It was the second Bond theme song to be nominated for Best Original Song.