A nice guy on a forum recommended me a certain video that was reviewing a James Bond documentary from 1965.
So, if you read 1965 you already may think of Thunderball as that was its release year. 😉
Well, the documentary actually deals with the first 4 Bond movies…incl. Thunderball.
In the documentary, you get some really nice scenes with the three major Bond girls of Thunderball.
As you (should) know there is only one scuba scene with Domino (Claudine Auger) in the movie.
In this documentary, there are some promo shots of the girls in bathing suits, bikini, and even wetsuits!
Let’s start with the most interesting part of the documentary you can find in the video below.
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And here is the video:
Well, with that kind of narration …you wouldn’t get away with it today 😉
But I like the voice, very fitting.
Sadly that was everything to find in this documentary related to the Bond girls in Thunderball. But it is very interesting material after all! 🙂
It’s great to see the women on the set in such outfits. Seeing Domino in wetsuit…in a nice glimpse in the department of “What could have been”.
And I still imaging Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi) in a black Spectre rubber wetsuit in the final scuba battle of the movie 😉
That would have been a proper ending for her.
Also in quite some footage, you see Paula (Martine Beswick) in action scenes against Spectre divers who seemingly wanna kidnap or kill her.
Sadly, they didn’t give her these kinds of scenes in the movie.
Here is some additional promo footage of these Bond girls:
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If you wanna see more of Thunderball and my opinion on certain aspects and scenes, feel welcome to check out my “Thunderball project” with quite a lot of content!
(now with improved grammar and spelling 😉 ).
This is the actual James Bond documentary:
This documentary can be found on the “Ultimate 2 disc DVD version” of Thunderball.
Certain elements of the scenes above can also be found in the Making off that is on most DVDs and Bluray versions of Thunderball.
What do you think about the scenes above?
Feel welcome to share your opinion and leave a comment!