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A scene from the Alan Ladd and Sophia Loren movie, Boy on a Dolphin, was also filmed on Meteora.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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My brain is too small to figure out how the shoelace thing works.

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The climbing sequence isn't typical of climactic Bond spectacle but the whole thing is so skilfully plotted and executed that it entertains.

I probably appreciate this a lot more now than when I was a teenager, when I was disappointed that this wasn't another TSWLM/MR style climax

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There are many wonderfully tense scenes in FYEO, including the climb. But the way the guard is killed is silly. You can't use those things as throwing knives. Bodn should have thrown the hammer isstead.

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Thunderbird 2 wrote:

Didn’t. Rick Sylvester Of TSWLM parachute opening do this high climbing stuff?
Brave man. Insane, but brave.

The shot of him falling gets me every time.

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TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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It’s a miniature! The ascending basket to the winding house...

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timestamp, please

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Basket goes down

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Barbel wrote:

My brain is too small to figure out how the shoelace thing works.

I have some skilled mountaineers in my family...they know the prusik-knot technique that Bond employs, but doubt that a bootlace would do the job.

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Basket goes up

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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I like Brink... she is set up as a Klebb or Bunt Type, but it’s clear by now she isn’t.

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The fuss everyone seems to make about the one enemy guard wounded by Melina's bolt. Such a contrast to other Bond film climaxes where dozens of boiler suited Pinewood enemy personnel are gunned down and blown up without a second thought...

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Shady Tree wrote:

The fuss everyone seems to make about the one enemy guard wounded by Melina's bolt. Such a contrast to the climaxes where dozens of boiler suited Pinewood enemy personnel are gunned down and blown up without a second thought...

Employers Liability claims are much tougher than they used to be!

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I like how the stained glass window is used in the fight

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Thunderbird 2 wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:

The fuss everyone seems to make about the one enemy guard wounded by Melina's bolt. Such a contrast to the climaxes where dozens of boiler suited Pinewood enemy personnel are gunned down and blown up without a second thought...

Employers Liability claims are much tougher than they used to be!

It's too early for them to have seen the Austin Powers riff on that!

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Barbel wrote:
Thunderbird 2 wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:

The fuss everyone seems to make about the one enemy guard wounded by Melina's bolt. Such a contrast to the climaxes where dozens of boiler suited Pinewood enemy personnel are gunned down and blown up without a second thought...

Employers Liability claims are much tougher than they used to be!


It's too early for them to have seen the Austin Powers riff on that!

(Waves hand dismissively....)  I work in Insurance.

ajb007/crap  The Machine that went ping......the end of the A.T.A.C.

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Bond's fight with Kriegler has all the classic trademarks of a Bob Simmons-arranged fight.

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The Thatcher joke doesn't fit this particular Roger Moore Bond  ajb007/crap

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I like Brink... she is set up as a Klebb or Bunt Type, but it’s clear by now she isn’t.

I'm pretty sure that Jill Bennett was an old pal of Moore's, and had guested in either The Saint or The Persuaders.

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Gogol and Bond- frenemies.

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This is the first film to make a dramatically interesting use of Gogol... the other being OP. In TSWLM and MR he was more of a symbol than intrinsic to the drama.

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Love the shared laugh between Gogol and Bond.  It's a great character moment for both.  Professionals acknowledging each other.

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Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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The ending echoes the PTS in being in contrast to the tone of the rest of the film.

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Final Machine that goes ‘Ping’.  Bonds watch.

Janet Brown was an amazing impressionist, she is believable here as ‘That bloddy woman in Downing Street’ as my Gran referred to the late Baroness Thatcher.

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Denis Thatcher played by John Wells, who had previously been in CR67.