Fiona Volpe (aka Luciana Paluzzi) witnessed that Angelo blackmailed SPECTRE for more money to do the job of flying the plane with the bombs to the Bahamas. Well, Largo will take care of him later (page 7), but now Count Lippe, who has selected Angelo, needs to pay the price for his failure. And SPECTRE has special ways to deal with folks who don’t deliver results… 😉
….and Fiona Volpe does a great job! Not only she does have a really cool bike with rockets (!)…she looks extremely sexy in that leather outfit. 🙂
And that scene shows that she is a stone cold killer.
Funny is that she actually does Bond a favor in killing off Count Lippe! Even if he wasn’t a real thread with his tiny gun to Bond and his car…he could have been (very) lucky to hit him.
I guess she could have waited if Count Lippe succeeds and could have used her rockets on the survivor of the duel. That way both threads to SPECTRE would be dead…. but well, that wouldn’t have worked for the movie… 😉
And that scene was really good stunt work. To drive around with a burning car… and that stunt guy was lucky to escape the exploding car….
(Bonus material on the Blu-ray disc)
Interesting aspects, weird stuff and mistakes in this scene:
1) They drive on a race track!
I saw the bonus material to Thunderball and there they “revealed” that the scene was filmed on a race track, and not on a “normal” road, which is understandable.
Haven’t noticed that in the movie at first, but if you look at the background on these pictures….you can actually see it pretty well, that it is a race track.
2) Luciana Paluzzi didn’t have much to do….
Well, not a big surprise, but Luciana Paluzzi only entered the scene to take off the helmet and show herself in that great leather outfit.
Everything else did a stunt man. Nowadays you could find (at least) a stunt woman, but back in the 60’s women did not do real action scenes.
What do you think about this scene?
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