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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]


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.


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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In the underwater scenes where Bond encounters sharks, Sean Connery was supposed to be protected by clear plastic panels shielding him from sharks in close-ups. However, the panels only extended about three feet in height and sharks could swim over them; as a result in some scenes (notably during the pool fight at Largo's mansion) Connery got much closer to real sharks than he wanted - director Terence Young said in an interview that scenes used in the film where Bond reacts in fright at the approach of a shark were miscues in which Connery was reacting with genuine terror as a shark approached unobstructed by plastic shielding.
This film and From Russia with Love are the only Bond movies to use the wipe editing technique in scene transitions.
Product placements, brand integrations and promotional tie-ins for this movie include the Aston Martin DB5; Smirnoff Vodka; Rolex Watches, James Bond wears a Rolex Submariner; Cinzano Vermouth; Breitling "Top Time" watches; the Bell Textron Jetpack; Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskey; Corgi Toys; and Dom Perignon Champagne, particularly a Dom Perignon '55.
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