History Film / Thunderball

19th May '18 9:29:20 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Rather awesomely, the jetpack Bond uses in the opening scene is not a made-up technology, or even special effects- it was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderball_(film)#Filming a very real]] Bell Rocket Belt. It still had its sound replaced with a [[RealityIsUnrealistic "more realistic"]] fire extinguisher noise, however.
15th May '18 1:08:04 PM RossN
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** Fiona Volpe was originally an Irishwoman named Fiona Kelly, but in the film is Italian, like her actress.

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** Fiona Volpe was originally an Irishwoman named Fiona Kelly, but in the film is Italian, like her actress. Strangely her first name was kept intact even though 'Fiona' was much more appropriate to an Irishwoman than an Italian (especially one probably born in the late 1930s if she is of similar age to her actress.)
15th May '18 1:26:23 AM Caswin
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* GenderFlip: A passing example, but the novel specifically mentions that anyone who caught a glimpse of SPECTRE would note that even roles normally filled by women in the time period were played by men; the movie has at least one woman with a clipboard ready to courier No. 1's orders.

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* GenderFlip: A passing example, but the novel specifically mentions that anyone who caught a glimpse of SPECTRE would note that even roles normally filled by women in the time period were played by men; the movie has at least one woman with a clipboard ready to courier No. 1's orders.
15th May '18 1:23:43 AM Caswin
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* GenderFlip: A passing example, but the novel specifically mentions that anyone who caught a glimpse of SPECTRE would note that even roles normally filled by women in the time period were played by men; the movie has at least one woman ready to courier No. 1's orders.

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* GenderFlip: A passing example, but the novel specifically mentions that anyone who caught a glimpse of SPECTRE would note that even roles normally filled by women in the time period were played by men; the movie has at least one woman with a clipboard ready to courier No. 1's orders.
5th Apr '18 1:07:36 AM Caswin
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* GenderFlip: A passing example, but the novel specifically mentions that anyone who caught a glimpse of SPECTRE would note that even roles normally filled by women in the time period were played by men; the movie has at least one woman ready to courier No. 1's orders.
2nd Dec '17 9:32:39 PM Dingbot
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** When Bond goes to visit Largo at his home, Largo points a skeet rifle at his guest. Bond gently pushes it away. Of course, since Largo spends half the movie trying to kill Bond, starting shortly after this scene, [[ImpliedDeathThreat it might not have been accidental...]]

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** When Bond goes to visit Largo at his home, Largo points a skeet rifle shotgun at his guest.guest (Largo had been shooting skeet). Bond gently pushes it away. Of course, since Largo spends half the movie trying to kill Bond, starting shortly after this scene, [[ImpliedDeathThreat it might not have been accidental...]]
24th Nov '17 8:04:53 AM Mdumas43073
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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.
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