Sep 1, 2010

More LA Spy Screenings
George Lazenby In Person!

Hot on the heels of last month's You Only Live Twice/Billion Dollar Brain double feature, Angelenos have another chance to see spies on the big screen... the most famous spy of all, in fact: Bond, James Bond.  The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica (which surely holds the revival theater record for showing Roger Moore Bonds!) will screen Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m.  (Yes, that's tonight!) This pairing makes complete sense since it is billed as a memorial tribute to the late, great screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz (whose obituary I sadly never got around to writing last month, though not for lack of respect). However, I do wish that the Aero would delve into Moore's later filmography at some point and show Octopussy and A View To A Kill, since they've actually shown the first two Moore outings quite a few times over the last several years. Oh well; this is a great pairing anyway - and still a refreshing change of pace from the umpteenth screening of Goldfinger! Tickets are available through Fandango.

Then, next Wednesday, September 8, the Aero offers an even more exciting night of Bondian entertainment: the best Bond movie of all, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, followed by a rare in-person discussion with that film's 007 himself, George Lazenby!  Again, the fun begins at 7:30, and tickets can be purchased through Fandango.

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