Sunday, September 15, 2013

And She Sings Like Thunderball

Here's the title theme to Thunderball you never heard. The producers replaced Shirley Bassey’s song at the last minute with the Tom Jones Thunderball theme, so John Barry's excellent "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is heard only as an instrumental piece during the film.
Although not the best James Bond film, Thunderball remains my favorite. The fourth 007 adventure was a smooth blend of all the elements that made Bond immensely popular in the 1960s, plus an assured, debonair performance by Sean Connery, a big and thrilling underwater battle scene and a nuclear blackmail plot that was then fresh and original (such a good idea for a plot, as a matter of fact, that it has since become a movie cliché).

1 comment:

  1. I like THUNDERBALL enough.But GOLDFINGER remains my favorite.If for nothing else Bond's one on one with Oddjob.