Sir Roger Moore, the third James Bond, passed away this week at the age of 89. As a lifelong diehard Bond fan, I am extremely sad. Of course the only remedy is to remember him, and who can forget the iconic car chase from For Your Eyes Only?
The car chase involving a bright yellow Citroën 2CV may not be the most objectively cool car chase, nor the most technical or dramatic, but damn if it isn’t a good time.
It’s so good, it was on YouTube nine years ago, which is when the following video was uploaded. That’s back when YouTube was small and not profitable, and had only just been bought by Google. Back when Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie had only just come out. It’s back when I was just 12 years old, and had plenty of time to watch all seven of Moore’s Bond films in one sitting, as I fondly remember.
Fit some Bond movies into your Memorial Day plans this weekend. Rest in peace, Roger.