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A couple of other Eon connections from CR '67:

Angela Scoular appeared as Buttercup in Casino Royale 67, two years before playing an official Bond girl in the role of Ruby in OHMSS...

Casino Royale '67 prominently features the plot device of an ageing Bond coming out of retirement- 53 years before NTTD did the same...

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Vladek Sheybal from FRWL as an agent of Le Chiffre... Milton Reid from DN and TSWLM as one of Mata's men... A certain Ms Andress...

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Whilst it's fun to see how CR67 includes references to the first four Eon Bonds, it's the possible echoes of details from CR67 in later Eon films that intrigue me more.

Here are some others...

In the scene following bathtub time with Angela Scoular, Sir James Bond is formally dressed at dinner, flanked by two girls. There's a brief shot underneath the table of each girl draping a bare thigh over Niven's legs - one apiece. The girls are being surreptitious about that, and an embarrassed Sir James makes efforts to continue polite conversation with oblivious matriarch Deborah Kerr. It's hard not to imagine that Peter Hunt had that in mind when devising the OHMSS moment when Scoular's Ruby reaches under the dinner table to write her room number in lipstick on 'Sir Hilary's' thigh, unbeknownst to Irma Bunt.

I don't think any Bond villain before Donald Pleasance (even Dr No) had worn quite the same style of Blofeld costume as Doctor Noah. (Similar to Blofeld's 'surprise' introduction in the WW penthouse suite in DAF, Doctor Noah's entrance surprises because his voice trickery has meant we've not been expecting him to turn out to be Jimmy Bond!) Like Bond in YOLT, Jimmy makes use of an exploding cigarette to get out of a jam. And while CR67 affords us no capsule in space, it does reward us with a space craft landing in Trafalgar Square. Sections of CR67 feature screened televisual images which are absurd because no camera could plausibly have captured them: not previously an Eon trope but definitely a noticeble ingredient of the screen-rich YOLT, with its impossible in-world scanner images of an aerial 'drop in the ocean' and an exploding space capsule.

CR67 opened in cinemas two months before YOLT. Feldman and Broccoli were always on good terms with each other, apparently. But given these odd parallels, it's intriguing to wonder whether, during the making of CR67, Feldman had a mole at Eon feeding him inside knowledge about aspects of YOLT's production. A job, perhaps, for Mister Fisher, the industrial spy used as cover by Connery's Bond! At least one of the CR67 girls was a YOLT Japanese bath girl (seemingly not Asian herself), and Burt Kwouk was in both films, but I don't know how far these rival movies had other personnel in common...

One other for now... Magda's dress for the raid on Kamal's palace in OP is very similar to Mata's pink sequin dress for knockabout scenes in CR67.

Last edited by Shady Tree (29th Jun 2020 18:58)

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I think this link will work if you want to watch CR-67 tonight:

https://ok.ru/video/535897901720

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

35 minutes till loading up
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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Plenty of dubbing going on in this film-


Voice of Dr Noah- Valentine Dyall (Radio’s “The Man In Black”, had been on “The Goon Show” with Sellers)

Robert Reitty of course

and...

wait for it...



Nikki van der Zyl!! (Claims to have done at least part of Ursula Andress' dialogue, a role with which she had experience)

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

15 minutes till loading up
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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

5 minutes till loading up
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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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The online version of CR67 I'm using (the one in the link) starts with the titles. I think there's a scene or two coming before the titles. Can someone alert me/us when the titles start?

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Please load your players now.
We start in 10 minutes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Yes, the movie starts with „Mr. Bond“ and not with the titles.

Peters Sellers and some other bloke are meeting in a public urinale

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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The "other bloke" is Mathis!

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Higgins wrote:

Peters Sellers and some other bloke are meeting in a public urinale

Crazy idea, introducing the main character in a toilet- would never happen in a real Bond film! Oh, wait...

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This is Thunderbird 2, the SABs is prepped.

I should point out the A.R.S.E is not happy about projecting this....   film.
though Ihave managed to talk him round.  Everything else is ready.

Standing by for lift off....

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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But can you Higgin or someone else give me (and possibly others) a  timestamp when the titles start?

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5 minutes!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Higgins wrote:

Yes, the movie starts with „Mr. Bond“ .......Peters Sellers and some other bloke are meeting in a public urinale

Setting the tone from the off!

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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Will try.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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2 minutes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Number24 wrote:

But can you Higgin or someone else give me (and possibly others) a  timestamp when the titles start?

The pre-title scene is only about 30 seconds long, so the titles should be started at about 20:10.30 UK time.

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Number24 wrote:

But can you Higgin or someone else give me (and possibly others) a  timestamp when the titles start?

I think the PTS is about 30 seconds or less.

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Titles begin now!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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“Casino Royale” Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. Covered many times, I like the Roland Shaw version. Great tune

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Oh God this music...where else have I heard it before?

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
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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How many people in the original audience would have felt a disappointed WTF at the PTS? but then felt immediately cheered by the theme music?

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.