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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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[after a narrow escape from a motorized traction table set on overload]
James Bond: I must be six inches taller.


[to the shark that almost bit him]
James Bond: You can tell of the one that got away.


Pat Fearing: Funny-looking bruise. A fall?
James Bond: A poker, in the hands of a widow.
Pat Fearing: Really? I'd have thought you were just the type for a widow.
James Bond: Not this one. He didn't like me at all.


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The budget for this Bond film was more than the combined budgets of the first three Bond films.
Peter R. Hunt claims that the scene with a dog urinating in the shot during the Junkanoo (at 87:14) was at first left on the cutting room floor, feeling that the footage wasn't that great. However the producers, who noticed the take as they checked the dailies, enjoyed the shot so much that they demanded it remain in the film. Also, in the parade behind the dog, a group who arrived for filming as part of the parade dressed up wearing "007" on their hats. Filmmakers attempted to edit around the group, but the dog's impromptu nature call kept the "007" group in the film.
The film's title song is sung by Tom Jones. A song called "Thunderball" sung by Johnny Cash was submitted to the filmmakers but was rejected. A cover version of the title song sung by Martin Fry can be heard on the David Arnold Bond song compilation album, "Shaken and Stirred: the David Arnold James Bond Project". Another cover of the theme song was apparently recorded by Mr. Bungle but it has never been released.
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