I've already written an in-depth retrospective blog about the film (which you can read here) but I didn't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the fourth Roger Moore-era Bond film so here's something a little different.
|Corgi, who held the licence for die-cast Bond models, made Moonraker their cover star for the 1979 catalogue and produced a nifty Shuttle and Drax helicopter in two sizes.|
|I really wanted one of these...|
|I only discovered this when I was writing the post, I'm now resisting the urge to try and find it on ebay...|
|The fact file, from the back pages of the annual|
|Ken Adam's sets were inspired - and huge! The production took over three of the major studios in France.|
|Derek Meddings works on the plane miniature from the start of the film. All of the space sequences were shot "in camera" with the film wound back after each take, rather than be optically composited (as those for Star Wars were).|
|Announcing the film in Paris (from left) - Albert R Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Lewis Gilbert|
|Roger Moore on-set with his then-wife Luisa|
|Roger Moore, Blanche Ravalec and Richard Kiel share a laugh between takes|
|Behind the scenes on the artwork by Dan Goozee|
Happy anniversary, Moonraker!