Hong Kong's neon-lit Kowloon bar district was the location for filming of the latest in the series of successful "James Bond" films on wednesday 98 (May).
HONG KONG (MAY 8, 1974) (REUTERS)
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QUESTION: "Are you worried about becoming type-cast in this role? much the same as you were with "The Saint" role?
MOORE: Well why? you know if one is type-cast in what one's playing it means you're successful. People don't remember you for nothing. So I'm delighted, and it means the children can eat; my children that is."
QUESTION: "Has James Bond struck you as the great lady's man he's reputed to be?
EKLAND: Roger? Yes. I think on the surface he is very much so. But I think..he's a Libra like myself and I think inside he's a very family-loving type man. I really think so."
"The Man with the Golden Gun" will also be shot on locations in Thailand, and Macau. The five-million-dollar (about 2.2 million pounds sterling) production is scheduled for release next Christmas.
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Background: Hong Kong's neon-lit Kowloon bar district was the location for filming of the latest in the series of successful "James Bond" films on wednesday 98 (May).
British actor, Roger Moore again has the role of James Bond. In this adventure, the first filmed in Asia, Bond takes on the professional assassin, Scaramanga, played by another British actor, Christopher Lee. Scaramanga's price is a million dollars, and he always uses a golden bullet and gun -- hence the name, "The Man with the Golden Gun".
In this sequence bond is heading for a rendezvous in a Kowloon Bar, unaware that Scaramange is watching through a tiny window above. This time Bond was luck; Scaramange's target was someone also.
It took the film production company about sever hours to shoot enough film for three minutes of actual screen time. The street was closed to traffic, and shopkeepers were paid sums ranging up to several hundred pounds (sterling) to keep their lights on and their customers away.
Policemen were taken on as extras, mingling with other policemen holding back the crowd of onlookers.
Roger Moore, formerly the star of "The Saint", series spoke about his role with Visnews reporter, Dick Hunn.
Britt Ekland, who as Mary Goodnight assists Bond in his mission, spoke about the James bond mystique, with particular reference to Roger Moors.