All posts tagged SPECTRE
All posts tagged SPECTRE
Blofeld’s SPECTRE volcano base complete with spacecraft-swallowing rocket shuttle, helipad and attack helicopter, and command center in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice. The world map in the background is common to emphasize the aim of world domination.
At the Queen’s Club 1, a game of bridge is at hand between General Potter (Colonel Burton), British agent John Strangways (Tim Moxon), Professor Dent 2 (Anthony Dawson) 3, and Pleydell-Smith (Louis Blaazer), Jamaica’s Principal Secretary of the British Foreign Service.
1 Portrayed by the Liguanea Club, located at 80 Knutsford Boulevard in Kingston, Jamaica.
2 There’s no mention of Professor Dent in Ian Fleming’s novel, although there is an unnamed Mathematics Professor in Strangways’ foursome.
3 In the films “From Russia With Love” (1963) and “Thunderball” (1965), Anthony Dawson portrays SPECTRE #1, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, from the neck down. Starting with “You Only Live Twice” (1967), Blofeld would play a more central role to the plot and would be portrayed in full by various actors.
4 As Strangways, Tim Moxon’s voice is dubbed over by actor Robert Rietty, who also dubbed over Adolfo Celi’s voice as Emilio Largo in “Thunderball” (1965).
5 In Ian Fleming’s novel, Strangways wears a black patch over his right eye. In the literary canon, Strangways also made an appearance in the second Bond novel “Live and Let Die” (1954).
from Movie Notes: Dr. No
Signage of Professor Dent for geological analysis
This item was recovered from Strangways house by 007 in Dr No when he visits it, to investigate his disappearance. You see it sitting on a side wall unit, 007 picks it up and takes it to Dent who checked samples for Strangways. The receipt shows Dents verdict on the presumed radioactive samples. Professor Dent’s Queens Club Card, items such as this membership card are made to make the film environment realistic.
A slimy geologist in the pay of Dr. No and SPECTRE, Dent is tasked with killing James Bond, but on several occasions he is thwarted by the 00 Agent. Dent proves a useful resource on the mainland acting as informer and assassin for Dr. No. He puts on the façade of a rich gentleman, seeing out his later-life in the tropical Jamaican isles. He is a member of the elitist Queens Club and a card partner of MI6 Agent John Strangways. In fact, Dent is one of the last men to see Strangways alive.