Roger Moore discusses A VIEW TO A KILL on MTV (1985)

Veteran HMSS contributor Jim Paul came across this little-seen video from 1985. Then a studio director at MTV, Jim assisted in writing the questions for Roger Moore who had come to the MTV studios to promote AVTAK. Jim jests, “If Nina (Blackwood) seems like she is “challenging” Roger, that’s my fault.”

It’s interesting that Mr. Moore knew the origin of the term “From A View To A Kill.” Also, was he really thinking he would do another Bond film after AVTAK? Really?!

HMSS thanks Mr. Paul.

See the video here:

Michael G. Wilson discusses the marketing of 007

Michael G. Wilson, stepson of Cubby Broccoli, has an association with James Bond films going back to Goldfinger (as an extra). So when the co-producer of the Bond film series (along with his half-sibling Barbara Broccoli), talks the business of Bond, it’s worth a listen.

This video is from 1991, and goes into some detail about 1989’s Licence to Kill. That film was a turning point for the franchise — a financial failure in the U.S. and the swan song for Bond veterans such as director John Glen and scripter Richard Maibaum. But there is also some discussion of The Living Daylights and some nice footage of the filming of The Spy Who Loved Me. Take a look: