History Awesome / Moonraker

22nd Mar '18 6:44:55 PM DaFlabbagasta
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12th Mar '18 7:02:35 AM Saveelich
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* The effects. ''Holy shit'', the effects. Even nowadays, on the Blu-Ray version, those model shots and laser guns look damn good. If they're going to steal from ''Film/StarWars'', they at least stole one of the things ''Star Wars'' did right.

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* The space special effects. ''Holy shit'', the effects.shit''. Even nowadays, on the Blu-Ray version, those model shots and laser guns look damn good. If they're going to steal from ''Film/StarWars'', they at least stole one of the things ''Star Wars'' did right.
12th Mar '18 7:02:05 AM Saveelich
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13th Feb '18 11:16:07 AM DaFlabbagasta
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9th Dec '17 5:58:10 AM moloch
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* Bond's plan for averting the Moonraker launch if they can't successfully redirect it away from London before it takes off. He's going to get Gala to safety, head out into the dangerously fume-filled silo under the rocket, and... [[StuffBlowingUp light himself a last cigarette.]] And for her part, Gala works out what he's planning, and given her chances of survival are slim anyway, and says if it comes to it, then they'll do it ''[[HeroicSacrifice together]]''.

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* Bond's plan for averting the Moonraker launch if they can't successfully redirect it away from London before it takes off. He's going to get Gala to safety, head out into the dangerously fume-filled silo under the rocket, and... [[StuffBlowingUp light himself a last cigarette.]] And for her part, Gala works out what he's planning, and given her chances of survival are slim anyway, and says if it comes to it, that, [[HeroicSacrifice then they'll do it ''[[HeroicSacrifice together]]''.together]].
10th Sep '17 8:50:21 PM DrOO7
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* The fight scene between Bond and Chang is excellent.
21st Jul '17 4:19:10 AM moloch
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** As great as that stunt is (and it's generally regarded as ''one of the best ever committed to film''!), the behind-the-scenes aspect is even more awesome:

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** As great as that stunt sequence is (and it's generally regarded as ''one of the best stunts ever committed to film''!), the behind-the-scenes aspect is even more awesome:
21st Jul '17 4:18:27 AM moloch
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** Of course, they had one of the greatest model-effects artists ever in Derek Meddings, who was nominated for his first special effects Oscar for this film (which they lost to ''Film/{{Alien}}'', in a year that also included ''Film/TheBlackHole'' and ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''.)
21st Jul '17 4:11:35 AM moloch
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* Bond manages to survive getting thrown out of a plane without a parachute by fighting the villain in mid-air and stealing his. And note that this was 1979, meaning you're actually seeing a pair of stuntmen fighting in freefall with a cameraman falling beside them. It reportedly took almost ''100 jumps'' to get everything.

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* Bond manages to survive getting thrown out of a plane without a parachute by fighting the villain in mid-air and stealing his. And note that this was 1979, meaning you're actually seeing a pair of stuntmen fighting in freefall with a cameraman falling beside them. them.
** As great as that stunt is (and it's generally regarded as ''one of the best ever committed to film''!), the behind-the-scenes aspect is even more awesome:
*** Stunt supervisor Don Calvedt and skydiver BJ Worth invented a new parachute that was only one inch thick and could be concealed under a suit jacket (which had velcro seams to allow the parachute to open).
*** The skydive cameraman found lightweight plastic lenses and built a helmet camera around them to shoot the sequence. Calvedt and Worth invented a way to stop him suffering whiplash when opening his parachute.
*** Stuntman Jake Lombard tested all of this new equipment, then they shot the final scene, with Lombard as Bond, Worth as the pilot and Ron Luginbill as Jaws.
It reportedly took almost ''100 jumps'' ''88 skydives'' to get everything.shoot, and everything except the closeups of Moore and Kiel are from the real skydive footage.
29th May '17 12:42:29 PM moloch
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* Bond's plan for averting the Moonraker launch if they can't successfully redirect it away from London before it takes off. He's going to get Gala to safety, head out into the dangerously fume-filled silo under the rocket, and... [[StuffBlowingUp light himself a last cigarette.]] And for her part, Gala works out what he's planning, and given her chances of survival are slim anyway, and says if it comes to it, then they'll do it ''together''.

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* Bond's plan for averting the Moonraker launch if they can't successfully redirect it away from London before it takes off. He's going to get Gala to safety, head out into the dangerously fume-filled silo under the rocket, and... [[StuffBlowingUp light himself a last cigarette.]] And for her part, Gala works out what he's planning, and given her chances of survival are slim anyway, and says if it comes to it, then they'll do it ''together''.''[[HeroicSacrifice together]]''.
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