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Topic: AJB Interview with Trina Parks

Our next guest is

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Trina Parks, who played Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever.

We are limited to three questions only. Please post your questions before Sunday at 21.00 GMT. I realise there will probably be more than three question submitted, so hopefully we can have some discussion about that before I send them to Ms Parks.

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Thumper!!!!! Unbelievable!  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart

As a newbie around here I think it’s only fair that I give way to the more ‘seasoned’ (I hope that’s a polite phrase to use!) contributors on the board, but if you can please do let Trina know what a high point Bambi and Thumper are in DAF - my favourite scene of the film! thanks!

Looking forward to reading what she has to say!  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/martini

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I certainly will pass that on, AB, but please feel free to ask a question. It may not make the final cut but that's for discussion later.

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Message from Trina Parks:

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I have written an 8-page, SHORT STORY booklet, called ---"AND I'M  THUMPER".
It's about my experiences up to how I landed the role and being on the set, of "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER".
I'm selling that for, the discounted rate of $15.00 plus $2.00 domestic shipping or $6.00 international shipping (photos attached)

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Barbel wrote:

I certainly will pass that on, AB, but please feel free to ask a question. It may not make the final cut but that's for discussion later.

Thanks Barbel, Bambi and Thumper are the two characters I remember most from watching DAF as a boy on television - they were like superheroes on screen! Every time I watch the film now, their scene is the highlight! Must stop fanboying now, I don’t want to scare Trina away!  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/heart

Well, I could think of dozens of questions, but if I was to pick one:

Could you comment briefly on how she went about choreographing the sequence with Lola Larson, how long did rehearsing the scene take and did she and Lola have any input into the scene?

Thanks!

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Barbel wrote:

Message from Trina Parks:

I have written an 8-page, SHORT STORY booklet, called ---"AND I'M  THUMPER".
It's about my experiences up to how I landed the role and being on the set, of "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER".
I'm selling that for, the discounted rate of $15.00 plus $2.00 domestic shipping or $6.00 international shipping (photos attached)

Barbel, do we know if these will be signed? And how would we go about purchasing? thanks.

‘Secret Agent?? On whose side?’

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Go to http://trinaparks.com - and that's all I know!  ajb007/smile

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Barbel wrote:

Go to http://trinaparks.com - and that's all I know!  ajb007/smile

Cheers!

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Trina is glad to autograph these for you, I own one, detailed, with some glossy photographs.

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Here are my questions:

1. What was your audition like ??

2. What was it like working director Guy Hamilton?

3. What was it like filming in the Elrod House?

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1. Tell us about your music and dance background?

2. You pace and move like a tiger in your scene and move at slo-mo and fast speeds. Why was it choreographed that way?

3. Is it true you knew Sammy Davis before he appeared in a deleted DAF scene?

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Guys, I may not have been clear enough in the OP. Ms Parks will answer three questions only. It's not three questions each.
On Sunday we have to select the 3 questions to be submitted.

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Here is my question;

How long did that scene in DAF take to shoot? There is the actual fight itself, but there is also the scene with yourself and Donna Garrett being dunked in that pool.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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My question would be: does Ms Parks have any amusing or interesting anecdotes to share about the filming or casting on DAF?

(Btw well done Barbel in arranging another fantastic interview!)

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We have 9 questions (so far, still time for more) which we have to whittle down to 3. I'll do it myself if I have to, but I'd rather it was a group activity- any ideas?

1. Could you comment briefly on how she went about choreographing the sequence with Lola Larson, how long did rehearsing the scene take and did she and Lola have any input into the scene?

2. What was your audition like??

3. What was it like working director Guy Hamilton?

4. What was it like filming in the Elrod House?

5. Tell us about your music and dance background?

6. You pace and move like a tiger in your scene and move at slo-mo and fast speeds. Why was it choreographed that way?

7. Is it true you knew Sammy Davis before he appeared in a deleted DAF scene?

8. How long did that scene in DAF take to shoot? There is the actual fight itself, but there is also the scene with yourself and Donna Garrett being dunked in that pool.

9.  Does Ms Parks have any amusing or interesting anecdotes to share about the filming or casting on DAF?

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I‘d go with questions number
1, 8 and 9

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I've heard rumours that Sean wasn't easy to work with due to his bad shape at the time, so something about that would be nice but I've no idea how to phrase that, but it falls largely into 1.

Questions number; 6, 7 and 9

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I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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im happy for Barbel to make the decision taking into account anybody else’s thoughts. I’m sure a fair outcome will ensue!

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Trina’s response!  ajb007/smile

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How come she is only answering three questions only? Is she on a tight schedule?

Keeping my fingers crossed that she answers my question. If she doesn't, i'll still enjoy reading the answers to the questions that she does pick.

I'll pick questions 3,4 and 9.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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9 seems popular.

I'm thinking of combining 1&6.

So one more...

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How's this for phrasing-

1- You pace and move like a tiger in your scene, moving at fast and slow speeds. That must have taken a lot of rehearsal. Did you and Lola Larson choreograph it together?

2. Do you have any amusing anecdotes to share about the casting or filming?

3- Still to be picked.

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Barbel wrote:

2. Do you have any amusing anecdotes to share about the casting or filming?

I‘d scratch ‚amusing‘  ajb007/wink and leave ‚interesting‘ from the first proposal

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Fair enough.

1- You pace and move like a tiger in your scene, moving at fast and slow speeds. That must have taken a lot of rehearsal. Did you and Lola Larson choreograph it together?

2. Do you have any interesting anecdotes to share about the casting or filming?

3- Still to be picked. I'm thinking of "What was it like working with director Guy Hamilton?"

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Looks good to me, I would be interested in her thoughts on Guy myself  ajb007/cheers

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Below are Ms Parks' answers. A big thank you to her!


1- You pace and move like a tiger in your scene, moving at fast and slow speeds. That must have taken a lot of rehearsal. Did you and Lola Larson choreograph it together?

I was casted because I was/am/have been a dancer since I was 6yrs young. I especially was trained and then danced in the KATHERINE DUNHAM'S Haitian based technique company which is where I also studied the Haitian Karate.
The scene was, of course marked out for us beforehand. We only worked with the stuntman who, almost like a choreographer, went through every section of moves we were to do. He asked me to show him some dancing moves (he not being a dancer) but knew what Bambi's moves were, because she was in the air mostly and my moves were mostly grounded.
Lola & I didnt decide what we were to do, just elaborated on our sections, if possible & of course with Sir Guy & Sir Broccoli's approval.


2- Do you have any interesting anecdotes to share about the casting or filming?

I was called by my agent Marty Klein, who was called by the 'James Bond' producer, Sir Cubby Broccoli. Interested in seeing me for the role of 'THUMPER'.
I had 3 auditions. The first, an interview with Sir Broccoli and about 6 others at a round table. The 2nd was the screen test, I had to do a scene on camera. The 3rd was the dance! I just showed them my own choreography, of different karate and strong dance movements.


3- What was it like working with director Guy Hamilton?

Sir Guy was the best (I wish he and Sir Broccoli, were still with us, so I could have seen them again). What a joy & an honor, to have worked with such a great director. He really talked through each of the scene's sections, with both Sir Sean & myself, as if we had worked together before.