Roger Moore appeared on the popular ABC show Good
Morning America back in May 1985 to promote the
latest James Bond movie "A View
To A Kill"...
A View To Publicity (1)
23rd May 2011
Roger Moore appeared on the
popular ABC show Good Morning America back in May 1985 to promote
the latest James Bond blockbuster, "A
View To A Kill". He talked about the production, shooting
in Paris and how the series has to keep up.
On an exhausting but comfortable shoot...
When I saw the rough cut a couple of months ago, I suddenly realised why I
was so tired - because there's probably more action in this one than any
of the others. It really goes, goes, goes, goes... But we were doing it in
rather pleasant places. There wasn't the heat of India or Thailand. We were
in Paris, and Chantille, and of course San Francisco. So at the end of the
working day, you had somewhere you can go and eat in comfortable surroundings
and not have to worry about what you're eating.
On getting exercise in Paris...
Well, to get to where we were shooting... The Eiffel
tower has the top level where tourists go, and the
restaurant below it, and there is the middle level
which is the service level. The elevators would take us and the crew with all
the equipment up there, but when it came to coming down, until 6pm in the evening
they weren't going to stop on that middle section. So at lunch time it meant
walking down. Well all those steps are supposed to be good for the leg muscles
and good for skiing, but then I had this feeling that it was all going to collapse
because you can see all the holes in the ironwork and it was very weird.
On the Bond movies getting easier or harder...
It's difficult from the production point of view, trying to find
new and different things to do. Not just new gadgets, but really
new stunts and things that haven't been done. For example,
I said before I read the first draft of the script 'come on,
where are we going fellas? San Francisco? Oh no, it's going
to be another car chase!' From "Bullit" on, it's been just
that. But they said they had another way of doing it and I
be interested to see how. And of course it's a very funny chase
because we use a fire engine.
Above: Most of Moore's work on the
fire engine chase was actually shot with back-projection
in the safety of Pinewood Studios.
On women saying their mother's are big fans....
They started doing that a long time ago. It started with leading ladies who said
'my mother worked with you on Ivanhoe.' Which is wonderful. They were talking
about the original Ivanhoe... way back in 1400!
On how Bond movies keep it up...
Remember Ursula Andress coming out of the
water wearing, what today would be considered, an over-dressed bikini? Immediately
said 'gosh, this is sexy' and it would
be a problem with censors. Today, every other film has full frontal nudity,
and not neccessarily getting a 'R' rating. We have a battle to keep a PG rating,
as Cubby as always said, this is family entertainment.