2 items from 2012
James Bond 007 Declassified File #11: "Moonraker" This series will trace the cinema history of James Bond, while also examining Ian Fleming's original novels as source material and examining how faithful (or not) the films have been to his work. Directed by Lewis Gilbert Screenplay by Christopher Wood Produced by Albert R. Broccoli and William P. Cartlidge and Michael G. Wilson Characters / Cast James Bond / Roger Moore Dr. Holly Goodhead / Lois Chiles Hugo Drax / Michael Lonsdale Jaws / Richard Kiel Corrine Dufour / Corinne Clery Sir Frederick Gray / Geoffrey Keen Chang / Toshiro Suga Manuela / »
- Drew McWeeny
To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and with filming almost complete on James Bond’s 23rd official outing in Skyfall due for release later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.
Following on from Bond’s previous mission into outer space for Moonraker, which although it was a huge success at the box office provided some of the worst excesses of the series so far preferring a more humorous approach over the serious spy thrills of the early days in the character’s long history. The film had also proved to be a costly exercise requiring co-financing from the French wing of United Artists to cover the budget. Series producer Albert R. Broccoli wisely »
- Chris Wright
2 items from 2012
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