Thunderball

THUNDERBALL

Review: James Bond travels to the Bahamas to recover two NATO nuclear warheads stolen by Agent Emilio Largo who is from the organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
Director: Terence Young
Actors: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Guy Doleman, Molly Peters, Martine Beswick, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Roland Culver, Earl Cameron and Paul Stassino
Year: 1965
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics, Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
This is Sean Connery’s fourth outing playing 007. There is more action in this than the previous Bond’s. According to IMDb it states “that in the underwater scenes, where Bond encounters sharks, Sir Sean Connery was supposed to be protected by clear plastic panels shielding him from sharks in close-ups. However, the panels only extended about three feet in height and sharks could swim over them. This meant that he got much closer to the sharks than he wanted to and actually shows him reacting with genuine terror as a shark approached unobstructed by plastic shielding”. When this film was released in 1965 the BBFC made one cut. As the BBFC wrote the cut was the sight of Bond “stroking the back of a partially nude girl with a mink glove”. In the video release in 1987 it was then re-classified as a PG and not an A rating and still remains that today. At the Academy Awards in 1966 this won one Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects. 

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