All posts tagged thunderball
All posts tagged thunderball
Bond and Domino illustration for Thunderball, 1965
Sorry I didn’t give a warning post here but it’s that time again. Honestly if you’re reading this for the first time here you can go over to Screened.com where I update regularly and give all the warning shout outs.
Out of all the Connery Bond films this is the least entertaining one to me. That’s not a judgement of quality it just finds the balance between superspy film and “what the fuck am i watching” that in the end isn’t very interesting. And if memory serves it also started some of the worst trends in the Bond franchise.
00:25 ok the new barrel shot is much better. but going down on one knew is still kind of weird
1:31 even at fucking funerals bond can’t help but try and get laid.
2:33 Bond just smacking bitches all over the place.
2:48 this is totally just an observation but if you’re cross dressing and you have a low cut blouse on maybe you should shave you chest.
3:44 why did he throw the flowers
4:04 up up and away
4:24 still feels like a clumsy get away that back pack was huge.
4:52 how does one exactly “strike like a thunderball” do you roll up some lightinging, is it a just a bowling term, or perhaps thunderballs are the nickname bond gave his own testicles and blugeon people to death with them
6:21 I will say hurray for the classic opening sequences. it only took four movies to get there. better get used to them.
7:08 also all of these woman are completely naked. it’s amazing what they got away with.
7:52 see i know were are in paris because the goddman eiffel tower is in the shot.
8:15 i’m totally loving this dudes eyepatch he is rocking it.
8:52 TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE: HIDDEN DOORS!
9:10 this is the worst conferance room ever. you can’t see the boss, the microphones are oddly positioned, the table is no where near useful, and each chair turns into a slide that goes to the furnance
10:47 sorry their filled with electricty and drops the body into the trash
11:24 what a jackass he’s walking on the table. that’s not cool at all.
11:55 you know it’s a secret tattoo than why put it on the top of your wrist, just asking for trouble
12:36 worthless bond fact #45 Bond is into spanking
13:38 he’s not actually hurt he’s just cosplaying the invisible man
14:08 say this in your best connery voice “I fucking love grapes”
14:41 this is super kinky. next step leather
14:55 a chick that doens’t like bond. I was beginning to think those didn’t exist
15:30 and now she’s strapping him down. do with that as you may
15:55 i feel like this is a late night as seen on tv commercial
16:29 straight from Helga’s house of pain work out videos. only there will you find excersizing machines that force you to be completely strapped in
17:18 she fucking hated him five minutes ago and now she’s fucking him. i almost had hope for her
18:06 what kind of spa is this. all their machines are death traps. with a single broom bond trapped a dude in a dehyrdrator
18:48 My god red head. her tits should get thier own billing
20:05 what a horrible gas gun. it just gasses everyone in the room
20:24 Evil Q scene. fucking awesome
20:43 he really needed the money to go through all of that. and not even for a quarter of a million.
21:43 the invisible man costume was really popular in ‘65
22:19 slick cut for the time period
23:44 he has to be joking. any human with a penis would not leave a naked chick in bed like that. it’s an insult to all men
24:33 I’m really diggin the xylophone sneaking around music here
24:59 I like to think there is someone just off screen playing it
25:21 don’e do it Bond he’ll turn invisible and run away and then you’ve got an invisible madman running around
26:06 Bond you ass. How nonchalant are you going to play this? “I don’t know” my ass
26:52 His mother made him that sandwich
27:56 so they made him go to acting lessons, read files, learn how to fly a plane, get plastic surgery all for twenty minutes?
29:00 “what the flap dawson” i’ve never heard a british person say flap in that context.
30:20 the underwater landing lights looks like asteroids on the atari
31:20 wow he’s just poured into that wetsuit
32:10 dude he was going to soffocate anyway. just cutting his line was a dick move
33:00 oh look their going to play underwater bumper cars
33:41 “Handle like eggs” THIS IS A FUCKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, who labels a nuclear weapon with “handle like eggs” if i break an egg i get some papertowels, if i break a nuclear bomb i’m vaporized. there’s a slight difference.
35:14 it’s the mermaid addition of the seven dwarfs. hi ho, hi ho, it’s bubbles to work we go
37:17 and now she’s begging him to stay around. it’s sad that we’ll have to wait for decades for an actual strong female lead in these films.
38:10 there is something wrong with your engine. it’s sound like a raccoon in a dryer
38:44 was it necassary to dumb the motorcycle. it’s not like you couldn’t have stored it somewhere
40:15 lol inflation. 100 mil lbs is pocket change today
41:16 africa was drawn by a kindergardern on that map
42:30 when he says watersports he means sex. and when he means sex when saying watersports he’s talking about vagina’s
44:05 James Bond: Sex Detective
44:29 Ma’am do you have a liscnese for that turtle?
46:20 tumblr went down but now i’m back
47:20 underboob is hot
47:43 “have some of my chowder” you’re slipping Bond
48:48 “Wait until you get to my teeth?” i thought we had a safe word for that Bond. Mississippi! MISSISSIPPI!
49:39 i think this is the first time we’ve seen Bond gamble since Dr. NO. interesting
50:18 Granny with the sunglass. she’s a superspy too. ugh the image of her fucking hundreds and hundreds of young men just went through my brain
51:28 it’s odd that in Bond films gambling is an actual skill and not luck.
52:57 the only downside to dancing with Bond(he is a great dancer) is the raging boner he gets the entire fucking time.
54:14 I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT!
54:38 the cut back to the receptionist was to do nothing but establish she wants to fuck him . there was literally no other reason to do that
55:25 sweet the xylophone player is back. i like to think he waits in bond’s room and when he enters begans to play. It’s good pay and the insurance is amazing
56:38 “I just wanted to let you know I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT!”
57:00 the water heater in this place is amazing
57:45 the third felix we’ve gotten in four movies.
58:31 BITCH SLAP
59;13 and when Bond says assistant he means blowjob dispenser.
59:49 Q is already a joke. awesome and i’m digging the shirt
1:01:27 and when Q says swallow it he means stick up your ass you fuck twat
1:02:19 everyone put your serious faces on. it’s serious time
1:02:50 bond is just showing off his junk now. he might as well go pantless at all times.
1:03:40 underwater bond theme GO!
1:04:20 Welcome to a very special wrestlemania where everyone will be fighting underwater this year
1:06:10 because there is no way bond lived. we found his mask so he can’t be alive. oh and lets not look for a body
1:07:16 and when she says use you safety belt she means I fuck like a bunny
1:09:17 fat helicopter. all the kids make fun of him at school
1:11:02 say in Connery’s voice “I fucking love sharks. Get closer I want to see which one’s are male and female.”
1:12:11 i don’t think it’s proper edicate to take someone’;s gun out of their hand.
1:12:50 and when he says what do you do Vargas he’s saying Vargas WEARS HIS SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT!
1:13:48 i know sharks but i have never heard of that species and those look like baby bull sharks.
1:15:25 oh god what happened to the pope!
1:17:07 the lights went out you half blind moron
1:18:25 all bond could think was that he forgotten were he had put the reciept for his blowjob dispenser
1:20:02 why is the henchmen still fighting it’s obvouse they left him to die
1:20:49 Yeah those are Baby Bull Sharks
1:22:00 at this point bond shouldn’t even question the fact that some woman’s clothes are just randomly in his hotel room
1:23:19 all the men in the world haven’t gotten as many free fucks as james Bond has in this last four movies.
1:23:58 and when she says safe she means I just orgasmed
1:25:39 finally an actually evil female character. this franchise needs more of those. and one’s that don’t sleep with Bond
1:26:54 was that superman with a huge box on his head?
1:27:50 the guys with the dice on their head remind me of the warriors. the other gangs don’t like to talk about the Dice Gang
1:28:38 James Bond Hide and Seek Champion 1965
1:30:00 “I want you to know that I’m really enjoying hunting Bond with you right now. This is a real special moment for me, i want yo to know that.”
1:31:09 I would make a parkinson’s joke here but they’ve all been made already
1:31:50 and when Bond says she’d dead he means, oh wait he actually means that
1:34:14 you don’t shot the sharks that just makes them go into a feeding frenzy. lol 60’s ignorance.
1:35:39 Who likes short shorts? James “look at my balls” Bond
1:37:24 I wonder if they call her domino because her entire wardrobe is in black and white
1:37:45 Oh come on Bond you didn’t even have to say anything you just find woman underwater and start banging them
1:38:48 This chick can’t act. and she’s in a bond film. that’s saying something
1:40:27 why do you say this to me when you know i will kill you for it
1:42:14 look at them all excited to go on henchman camp. the smores are delicious
1:42:54 No Bond you were suppose to stick it up your ass. weren’t you paying attention
1:43:45 “That’s a question” And this is a statement. congratulations you recognized a sentence.
1:46:59 “Remember guys to handle like eggs”
1:47:48 If memory serves the rest of this film pretty much takes place underwater
1:48:10 sorry sir we’re closed. Swim back some other time
1:49:45 I’m pretty sure she already realized she was caught. no reason to rub it in.
1:50:38 and when he means much pleasure he means all of their sessions when she would tie him up and kick him in the balls until he yells the safety word
1:52;40 and now Bond knows what it’s like being a penis. being shoved in a dark moist hole can’t be that much fun
1:54:35 oh fuck it’s on. Scuba Battle
1:55:06 SCUBA BATTLE!
1:55:37 and then they move slowly at each other.
1:56:32 SCUBA BATTLE! with scuba battle music
1:57:27 what is back Bond’s a fucking Transformer. Scuba in disgise.
1:59:08 ugh more Connery crotch shots. It’s bad enough i’m watching a scuba battle.
1:59:45 imagine this from that lobster point of view. “What the fuck is going on man. What is this? some kind of….scuba…..battle?”
2:00:50 we get it already, fucking scuba battle.
2:01:50 Lol scuba battle battlefield after the scuba battle. Floating bodies everywhere
2:02:47 Liscense and registration. So son do you know how many knots you were going?
2:03:55 dude you’re just giving them a bigger target
2:04:40 i really want to know how much these guys are getting paid. “So we want you to fire these high powered guns at the military.”
2:05:33 Nipple slip
2:06:29 One kidney shot is enough Bond you don’t have to keep slamming the door on them as well
2:07:26 INCEPTION!! BRAAAAAAMMMMMM!!
2:09:09 and now the dark knight. Nolan must have seen this movie.
That’s it folks. I don’t know when I’ll get to watch You ONly Live Twice but it will be tomorrow and I’ll give a heads up about an hour or two before.
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
Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)
She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the character in A View to a Kill (1985).
Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”, offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.
In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.
As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism. For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.
Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer than 200 words.
from her Wikipedia page
Bernard Lee (1908-1981)
M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.
In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).
M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in 1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.
In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing his Beretta with a Walther PPK and his Bentley with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call himself head of MI7 which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release, the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Baccarat chemin-de-fer is the favoured game of Ian Fleming’s secret agent creation, James Bond. He can be seen playing the game in numerous novels – most notably 007’s 1953 debut, Casino Royale, in which the entire plot revolves around a game between Bond and SMERSH operative Le Chiffre (the unabridged version of the novel includes a primer to the game for readers who are unfamiliar with it). It is also featured in several filmed versions of the novels, including Dr. No, where Bond is first introduced playing the game; Thunderball; the 1967 version of Casino Royale (which is the most detailed treatment of a baccarat game in any Bond film); On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; For Your Eyes Only; and GoldenEye.
In the 2006 new movie adaptation of Casino Royale, however, Baccarat is replaced by Texas hold ‘em poker largely due to its great popularity at the time of filming.
Chemin de Fer - french baccarat
This was the original version of Baccarat when it was introduced to France and is still the version that is popular there. The name “Chemin de Fer” (railroad) came about because the cards were placed in an iron box.
Six decks of cards are used, shuffled together. Players are seated in random order, typically around an oval table; discarded cards go to the center. Play begins to the right of the croupier and continues counterclockwise. At the start of the game, the croupier and then all players shuffle the cards in play order. The croupier shuffles a final time and the player to his left cuts the deck.
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