ROCK PAPER FILM

Moonraker

Capitalising on the sci-fi space craze in the wake of Star Wars, EON Productions' opted to postpone filming For Your Eyes Only in favour of loosely adapting Ian Fleming's Moonraker as the eleventh instalment in the James Bond series. And so Roger Moore's fourth outing as agent 007 saw him head into outer space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and recreate humanity with a master race.

Despite production costs more than double those of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), the space-age lark became the highest-grossing 007 movies to date, until usurped by Goldeneye in 1995. The Australian Daybill featured the same spectacular silvery artwork by American artist Daniel Goozee, which pictured Bond in a spacesuit rather than his typical tux, as the British and US poster campaigns.

CONDITION
Excellent (A)
Backed on linen. The backing has smoothed the two horizontal machine folds. Image and colours excellent

MEASUREMENTS
Australian Daybill
29⅝ x 12¼ in. (75 x 31 cm.)

  • James bond