Two films from Roger Moore's stint as James Bond appear on a double bill, wrapping up the American Cinematheque's three-day festival featuring the exploits of Ian Fleming’s famous superspy.
MOONRAKER, 1979, MGM Repertory, 126 min. Dir. Lewis Gilbert. James Bond goes to space in his 11th outing, which stars Roger Moore as Bond and the gorgeous Lois Chiles as his love interest. Richard Kiel is back from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME as imposing villain Jaws, and production designer Ken Adam’s spectacular sets make this one of the most visually striking films in the series.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, 1981, MGM Repertory, 127 min. Dir. John Glen. In his fifth film as Bond (the series’ 12th), Roger Moore battles villainous Kristatos (Julian Glover) in an effort to locate a weapons system after it sinks in the Ionian Sea. Carole Bouquet (THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE) is the beautiful Bond girl here, and a stunning ski slope chase is just one of the movie’s dynamic set-pieces.