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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.


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.


Miss Moneypenny: James, how else will you recognize her?
James Bond: Can't miss. She has two moles on her left thigh.


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The film's World Premiere was held on 9th December 1965 at the Hibiya Cinema, Tokyo, Japan. The film's US Premiere was on 21 December 1965 in New York and this is sometimes mistaken as being the movie's World Premiere. United Artists arranged one of the Bell Jet-Pack pilots to fly off the marquee of the Paramount Theater at 1501 Broadway, Manhattan as a promotion at the launch. A number of United Artists publicity personnel and the pilot were arrested as no one had sought permission from the authorities. The UK launch held dual premieres in London on 29th December 1965 at the Rialto Theatre and Pavillion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus. The after-party was held at the Royal Garden Hotel and proceeds from the night went to benefit the Newspaper Press Fund.
The opening sequence in earlier versions of the script was set in Hong Kong at a fan-tan parlor strip joint. The man in drag story element though was still the same though he was dressed in a peacock outfit and sat in a gold cage.
This film and From Russia with Love are the only Bond movies to use the wipe editing technique in scene transitions.
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