Kino Mat Pays Tribute to Sir Roger Moore This Weekend
Iconic James Bond actor Roger Moore passed away last month at the age of 89; this weekend, Prague cinema Kino Mat will pay respects to the actor by screening a pair of his most-loved films.
Thursday & Saturday, June 22 & 24, Mat will be showing The Spy Who Loved Me, widely-regarded as the best Moore Bond film and one of the best Bond films, period.
Friday & Sunday, June 23 & 25, the cinema will present For Your Eyes Only, an old-fashioned throwback that was seen as a return to form for the character after years of technological gimmickry.
The films will each start at 20:30. Entrance: 149 CZK.
For me, Moore was the best Bond: he may not have been as accomplished an actor as Sean Connery, but he inhabited the character better than any other actor, and came to define James Bond for future generations.
Of course, Moore was more than just James Bond. He starred in the beloved ‘60s TV show The Saint as well as a number of underrated ‘70s and ‘80s ensemble action movies like North Sea Hijack, The Wild Geese, and The Sea Wolves.
One of his best - and most atypical - performances can be seen in the 1970 hippie-era psychological thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself, in which he plays two versions of the same character.
What are Moore’s best Bond films? I’d rank them as follows:
1. The Spy Who Loved Me
2. For Your Eyes Only
3. Moonraker (guilty pleasure)
5. The Man with the Golden Gun
6. Live and Let Die (great chase scenes, though)
7. A View to a Kill (despite one of the best Bond theme songs)