Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 109: Thu Apr 21

Moonraker (Gilbert, 1979): Prince Charles Cinema, 3.45pm

The Prince Charles Cinema continues its full 007 Retrospective showing every James Bond movie over the coming months. You can see all the details of the screenings here. Moonraker also screens on Saturday April 16th. All the information is here.

Chicago Reader review:
James Bond’s 11th outing (1979) is more impressive than entertaining. There are big sets, big scenery, and big special effects, and, standing down in front, some very tiny people telling some very tiny jokes. Roger Moore, as Bond, has been rendered completely superfluous, which is an advantage. Lewis Gilbert directed, but the real auteur of the series is production designer Ken Adam, whose spectacular chrome and plastic sets define Bond’s world and technological ethic.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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