History Film / Thunderball

7th Jan '16 3:50:19 PM Quag15
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Adjusted for inflation, ''Thunderball'' is the most successful Bond movie after ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Its adjusted figure is over $950 million, above ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. On US and Canadian grosses alone, it is, according to TheOtherWiki, the 28th highest grosser of all time, beating all of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (the "Potter grosses more than Bond" figure is inaccurate, since it doesn't adjust for inflation) and every one of the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.
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Adjusted for inflation, ''Thunderball'' is the most successful Bond movie after ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Its adjusted figure is over $950 million, above ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. On US and Canadian grosses alone, it is, according to TheOtherWiki, the 28th 30th highest grosser of all time, beating all of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (the "Potter grosses more than Bond" figure is inaccurate, since it doesn't adjust for inflation) and every one of the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.
6th Nov '15 12:41:07 PM JamesAustin
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* WeaponizedCar: The Aston Martin [=DB5=] makes another appearance in the pre-title sequence. Fiona Volpe rides a BSA Lightning motorcycle * WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Bond's hat mysteriously vanishes during his meeting with the Home Secretary. It gets mentioned briefly during an awkward moment, but never comes up again. * YouLookFamiliar: Martine Beswick previously played a Gypsy girl in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
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* WeaponizedCar: The Aston Martin [=DB5=] makes another appearance in the pre-title sequence. Fiona Volpe rides a BSA Lightning motorcycle motorcycle. * WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Bond's hat mysteriously vanishes during his meeting with the Home Secretary. It gets mentioned briefly during an awkward moment, but never comes up again. * YouLookFamiliar: Martine Beswick previously played a Gypsy girl in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.again.
7th Oct '15 6:28:32 PM LtFedora
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* RevealingCoverup: SPECTRE's attempt to kill Bond, which risked alerting his superiors to their presence.
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* RevealingCoverup: SPECTRE's attempt to kill Bond, which risked alerting his superiors to their presence. Later, Fiona tries to subvert this, saying that killing Bond would only confirm that the bombs are in Nassau.
7th Oct '15 7:29:49 AM LtFedora
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* HandSignals: Bond exchanges an "A-Ok" sign with an American frogman who he saves from a SPECTRE henchman.
6th Oct '15 4:24:23 PM jameygamer
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* SharkPool: On Largo's estate, and the final resting place of the 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.]]
6th Oct '15 4:23:43 PM jameygamer
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* SharkPool: On Largo's estate.
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* SharkPool: On Largo's estate.estate, and the final resting place of the thug who Bond jumps in his hotel room.
20th Sep '15 10:25:05 AM alchixinren
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%% * BoardToDeath
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%% * BoardToDeathBoardToDeath: The iconic SPECTRE briefing scene ends with a zapped subordinate.

* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: A chair is put to use in the fight between Bond and Bouvar.
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* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: ChairmanOfTheBrawl ** A chair is put to use in the fight between Bond and Bouvar.Bouvar. ** Bond chucks a chair at a ''Disco Volante'' goon during the final fight.
26th Aug '15 1:12:15 PM QuinineGlow
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Bond tells M and another government official that he discovered Derval's dead body around the same time he was supposedly flying the hijacked bomber the official with M dismisses Bond's story as fantastical, only to be sternly interrupted by M, who explains that if 007 claims to have seen Derval's corpse then that's enough to begin a serious investigation into the matter.
14th Aug '15 4:33:59 PM maxwellsilver
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** Special mention goes to the modified B-17 that picks up Bond and Domino at the end-- it belonged to a CIA front company and was used for extraction on at least one RealLife spy operation.
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** Special mention goes to the modified B-17 that picks up Bond and Domino at the end-- end -- it belonged to a CIA front company and was used for extraction on at least one RealLife spy operation.operation. It was also used to develop the Fulton STARS sky hook.
13th Aug '15 6:01:01 PM VenomLancerHae
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Commenting out Zero Context Examples; one trope per bullet; Useful Notes aren't tropes;

* BigBad: Emilio Largo ** BiggerBad: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.
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%% * BigBad: Emilio Largo ** %% * BiggerBad: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.

* {{Blackmail}}
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%% * {{Blackmail}}

* BlondGuysAreEvil: Largo's henchman Vargas. * BoardToDeath
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%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: Largo's henchman Vargas. %% * BoardToDeath

* CoolPlane
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* CoolPlaneCoolPlane:

* TheDragon
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* TheDragonTheDragon:

* EvilRedhead: Again, Fiona Volpe.
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%% * EvilRedhead: Again, Fiona Volpe.

* HeelFaceTurn / HelpfulMook
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* HeelFaceTurn / HelpfulMookHeelFaceTurn:

* KarmaHoudini: Blofeld.
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%% * KarmaHoudini: Blofeld.

* TheUKArmedForces and UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm: The Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber SPECTRE hijacks.
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