Moonraker (1979)


Moonraker (1979)


Director: Lewis Gilbert

Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry and Michael Lonsdale.


Despite the previous 007 film telling us that James Bond will return in For Your Eyes Only (1981), producer Broccoli choose Moonraker (1979) as the next installment after the success of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). It was the first movie to feature the modern space shuttle in a motion picture. The film's release was suppose to coincide with the first ever launch of the space shuttle, but this unfortunately didn't occur until 12 April 1981, just before the release of the next James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981), and exactly twenty years after Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space (12 April 1961).


A "moonraker" has two dictionary definitions. It is a synonym for a moon-sail which is the highest sail of a ship. It is also a term from a Wiltshire folk story where smugglers trying to hide contraband pretend to rake the water in a pond so as to catch the reflection of the moon. It is sometimes used to refer to a man of extreme ambition which could apply to either Bond or Drax.


Size: (Japanese B2 poster) ca. 20 x 29" / 51 x 73,5 cm.


Condition: Good.

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