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Thunderball (1965) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Terence Young and produced by Kevin McClory, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli.

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Thunderball (1965)

By Beatrice on Aug 13, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Thunderball Directed by Terence Young Written by Richard Malbaum, John Hopkins, and Jack Whittingham from an original story by Ian Fleming et al 1965/UK Repeat viewing/Netflix rental James Bond: Wait ’til you get to my teeth. The gadgetry is taken to new levels in the fifth of the Bond series.... Read full article


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James Bond: That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman.
Emilio Largo: You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?
James Bond: No, but I know a little about women.
[Bond and Largo spot Domino eavesdropping]


James Bond: My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Domino: How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?
James Bond: It's on the bracelet on your ankle.
Domino: So... what sharp little eyes you've got.
James Bond: Wait 'til you get to my teeth.


Felix Leiter: Well, hello Double-Oh...
[James slugs Felix to shut him up, then slugs the bad guy hiding in the shower]
Felix Leiter: Fine way to treat the CIA!
James Bond: I'm sorry about that, Felix, but you were about to say double-O seven. Here.
[James gives Felix the bad guy's gun]
Felix Leiter: Well, James, did you kill him?
James Bond: You know me better than that.


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The only Bond film where we get a glimpse of all 00 agents in one shot. They are summoned to M's briefing and 007 is the last to join in. He sits down in the only available chair - the seventh from the left. Only one of the other 00's faces are revealed, however, as they are filmed from behind or their faces are hidden, and Bond is seen in close-up.
The line where Fiona derides Bond's ability to turn women to the side of right and virtue was taken from an actual critique of Goldfinger, where the critic derided Bond's ability to turn Pussy Galore away from Goldfinger.
Two early Avro Vulcan B1As from the Waddington Wing were used in the filming. In the ground sequences XA913 was used and for in flight use, XH506. Both aircraft were withdrawn from service by 1968 and scrapped the same year.
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