Aug 16, 2013
Moonraker (1979) (part 3 of 14)
Bond arrives at LAX and is met by Corrine Dufour (Corrine Clery), Drax’s helicopter pilot. Bond turns the charm to roughly 7.0 on the Shag Scale as they take off by helicopter for Drax Industries.
During the flight, we get background info on Hugo Drax. He’s a fabulously wealthy man, and according to Corrine, “What he doesn’t own, he doesn’t want!” This sequence is a long one, but not obnoxiously so. Unlike the interminable driving sequences encountered in some of the films recapped on this site, this scene actually has a point.
2012 Comments: Ah, back when Night of Horror was one of the most read articles on the site. Folks should really go back and study that one; it’s frigging awesome. I still think horror can work on this website, damn it!
We pass the training compound and shuttle construction area which, improbably enough, is just a short drive from Drax’s house. Man, that morning commute has got to be a breeze.