Another fine scene for my little Thunderball project! James Bond has infiltrated Largos frogmen. After knocking out a diver that prepared to dive, Bond takes his black Spectre rubber wetsuit and follows Largo and his henchmen to the Disco Volante. After a dive into a hidden underwater cave (where Largo has stashed the bombs) Bond is discovered! Largo sends a frogman (or frogmEn?) after Bond.
Here is the scene:
A great scene with a well-made fight!
It seems that the sprectre frogman tries to “burn through” Bond’s air hose with his initial attack…really cool!
Haven’t seen that in another movie…
And it is a really intense fight and much more reckless than the fight under the Disco Volante earlier (where the loser just swims to the surface).
And the fact that Largo and his henchmen leave and close that underwater gate without knowing what happens to their teammate….that’s really stone-cold. It shows how less Spectre cares about a life…
In this scene you can spot some interesting/weird moments as well:
1) Bond’s air hose is damaged (before the fight)
2) Bond is chased by one spectre frogman…but if you look carefully you can see a (already dead) frogman in the background as Connery fights with this frogman.
Don’t know why that 2nd spectre frogman was cutted out of the movie.
Perhaps the fight with that frogman looked ok first, but the cutter/editor found something so that that fight couldn’t be in the movie…don’t know.
3) Shots to Connery’s face that doesn’t fit in….
They used the same shot twice as a close up to Connery’s face… but in both scenes you see that his head isn’t in front of some rocks. (at least not so close)
So, these two scenes with the same shot look weird….
4) How did the spectre frogman actually die?
We hear the spectre frogman moaning at the end of the fight. Bond managed to kill him. But how did he actually died?
It seems that the torch killed him somehow…but how? Ok, it can burn you severly….but it looks like one short contact with the torch killed him right away.
Where did it hit him? And why is he dead right away?
Perhaps he died of the shock of the hot “flame” hitting him? I can only guess….
5) Connery’s wetsuit rips open…
What are your opinions about that scene and the fight?
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