1979. Great Britain. Lewis Gilbert. 126 min.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1979. Great Britain. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. With Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale. In 1977 NASA tested the Space Shuttle Enterprise. The Bond franchise tends to mirror contemporaneous political, social, and cultural events, and Moonraker revolves around the disappearance of a U.S. space shuttle. Bond’s love interest, Holly Goodhead, is the top rocket scientist at Drax Industries, where the shuttle was designed by the evil billionaire Hugo Drax. Even a bad guy finds love in Moonraker; Jaws returns as one of Drax’s assassins but when he falls in love with Dolly, he joins 007 in saving the world. 126 min.