History Film / Thunderball

19th Sep '17 11:10:22 AM Kooshmeister
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%% * BigBad: Emilio Largo

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%% * BigBad: Emilio LargoLargo, although he's more DragonInChief for GreaterScopeVillain Blofeld.



%% * GreaterScopeVillain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.

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%% * GreaterScopeVillain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.



* KillAndReplace: Angelo has plastic surgery to look like pilot Francois Derval, then kills him and takes his place on a NATO nuclear bomber.

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* KillAndReplace: Angelo Palazzi has plastic surgery to look like pilot Francois François Derval, then kills him and takes his place on a NATO nuclear bomber.



* SharkPool: On Largo's estate, and the final resting place of the [[YouHaveFailedMe thug who Bond jumps in his hotel room]].

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* SharkPool: On Largo's estate, and the final resting place of the [[YouHaveFailedMe thug who Bond jumps in his hotel room]]. Bond later fights another henchman in it, with predictable results; he stabs the man in the stomach, and the sharks, attracted to the blood, attack the injured henchman, allowing Bond to escape.


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* SurgicalImpersonation: The crux of SPECTRE's plot, having Angelo Palazzi get plastic surgery to resemble NATO pilot François Derval, who Palazzi then murders and replaces.
2nd Sep '17 4:34:43 AM C2
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The storyline of ''Thunderball'' was recycled for the non-canonical Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', in which a now much older Connery reprised his role as Bond. Creator/ColumbiaPictures was (at one time) planning to remake ''Thunderball'' again, this time casting Connery as Ernst Stavro Blofield, but a court ruled against them in the matter of the rights to the James Bond character. (Through subsequent studio mergers, MGM acquired ''NSNA'' and the matter became moot.)

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The storyline of ''Thunderball'' was recycled for the non-canonical Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', in which a now much older Connery reprised his role as Bond. Creator/ColumbiaPictures was (at one time) planning to remake ''Thunderball'' again, this time casting Connery as Ernst Stavro Blofield, but a court ruled against them in the matter of the rights to the James Bond character. (Through subsequent studio mergers, MGM acquired (MGM bought out ''NSNA'' and from its producer as leverage in the matter became moot.legal dispute.)
15th Jul '17 3:19:07 AM JackG
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* NoOneSeesTheBoss: The only movie where this is played straight, with Blofeld's face hidden even from his own criminal executives.
13th Jul '17 7:52:15 AM nightkiller
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* SameLanguageDub: Robert Rietti's voice replaced Adolfo Celi's[[note]] Which caused problems when Celi was cast as Rodrigo Borgia in the 1981 BBC mini-series ''The Borgias''; the casting director had no idea Celi had been dubbed in the film, and his almost impenetrable Italian accent rendered most of his lines a garbled mess.[[/note]], while Nikki Van Der Zyl overdubbed Claudine Auger's French accent in the role of Domino. Amazingly enough, Italian-born Luciana Paluzzi, who played villainess Fiona Volpe, was NOT same-language-dubbed.

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* SameLanguageDub: Robert Rietti's voice replaced Adolfo Celi's[[note]] Which caused problems when Celi was cast as Rodrigo Borgia in the 1981 BBC mini-series ''The Borgias''; the casting director had no idea Celi had been dubbed in the film, and his almost impenetrable Italian accent rendered most of his lines a garbled mess.[[/note]], while Nikki Van Der Zyl overdubbed Claudine Auger's French accent in the role of Domino. Amazingly enough, Italian-born Luciana Paluzzi, who played villainess Fiona Volpe, Volpe and had a long list of credits in English-language films and TV, was NOT same-language-dubbed.
21st Jun '17 10:18:45 PM RezaMaulana98
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Bond's comrade Double-0 agents at the briefing. It's the only time in the franchise we see them all in one place.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Bond's comrade Double-0 agents at the briefing. It's the only time in the franchise we see them all in one place. [[spoiler:Well, until ''Film/GoldenEye'' at least with 006...]]
12th Jun '17 8:59:32 AM DrOO7
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: It's hard to clearly see her during the briefing, but MI6 agent 003 is a woman. She is, to date, the only female Double-0 agent in the franchise.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: It's hard to clearly see her during the briefing, but MI6 agent 003 is a woman. She is, to date, the only Not until ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' would another female Double-0 agent in the franchise.be visible at such a meeting.
12th Jun '17 8:57:12 AM DrOO7
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* OldSchoolChivalry: As cited in the "Honor" post above. It's also a slight plot point in the opening sequence. Bond realizes that the supposedly dead assassin is masquerading as his own widow when the veiled "woman" opens her own car door, rather than waiting for any of the surrounding men to do it.
3rd Jun '17 1:38:02 PM thatsnumberwang
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The health farm scene (far longer in the book) came about solely because the alcoholic chain-smoking Fleming was ordered by his doctor to go to one and found the experience so laborious that he began to plot out his next book to give himself some relief from it all.
17th May '17 8:06:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ColorMotif: In keeping with her namesake, Domino's clothes are black and white.


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* SameLanguageDub: Robert Rietti's voice replaced Adolfo Celi's[[note]] Which caused problems when Celi was cast as Rodrigo Borgia in the 1981 BBC mini-series ''The Borgias''; the casting director had no idea Celi had been dubbed in the film, and his almost impenetrable Italian accent rendered most of his lines a garbled mess.[[/note]], while Nikki Van Der Zyl overdubbed Claudine Auger's French accent in the role of Domino. Amazingly enough, Italian-born Luciana Paluzzi, who played villainess Fiona Volpe, was NOT same-language-dubbed.
14th Apr '17 6:01:04 AM xcountryguy
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->'''Fiona Volpe:''' But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue...but not this one! What a blow it must have been. You, having a failure!

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->'''Fiona Volpe:''' But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue... but not this one! What a blow it must have been. You, having a failure!



* BondOneLiner: "Would you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead", "I think he got the point"

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* BondOneLiner: BondOneLiner:
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"Would you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead", dead"
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"I think he got the point"
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