Octopussy

Octopussy editorial content, 007, James Bond, EON Production movies, spy movie podcasts, espionage, Roger MooreOctopussy was the 1983 installment of the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore as Bond.

An agent dies with a Fabergé egg which leads to an operation to unearth Octopussy’s (Maud Adams) smuggling operation.  This operation was a cover for a planned nuclear attack.

Louis Jourdan gives a strong performance as Kamal Khan, the lead villain in the movie.   Khan is supported by his henchman Gobinda (Kabir Bedi).  The soviet contingent is lead by Orlov (Steven Berkoff).

Much of this movie was filmed in India, bringing the Bond audience to another exotic location. The pretitle scene with Bond flying a micro-jet were filmed in Utah in the US.

Octopussy’s Turban Expert – Del Singh – A video interview

Who knew? When Octopussy was being made, they found they needed someone who could tie a turban for Gobinda. And they were in Peterborough, England in 1983. Sounds like a challenge. Dan and Tom talk with Del Singh about how he ended up taking on this job with his brother. He also talks about working on Octopussy and some of the challenges he witnessed while they were filming. So, in honor of the 39th anniversary of the US release of Octopussy, let's look behind the scenes. Subscribe! Comments: info@spymovienavigator.com    
Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

Dan and Tom walk with Del Singh about his experience in working on OCTOPUSSY as a turban expert.  Fun Stuff!

Costumes can make or break a movie.  Eon Productions were struggling when filming Octopussy.  They couldn’t get the turbans to both look right and stay on the actor’s heads during actions scenes.  To make it even more of a challenge, they were filming near Peterborough England. What do do?

They found a turban expert, Del Singh, who happened to live in Peterborough.

Listen to this episode to hear Dan and Tom talk with Del about his experience in working on Octopussy.  Fun Stuff!

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In this interview with Del Singh, we discuss his experience with Octopussy.

  • How Eon Productions found him (this is fun)
  • How Del’s Sikh background helped him
  • Meeting Roger Moore
  • Why Del’s turbans were used and the different styles
  • What Del did during filming
  • He made HOW MUCH?
  • Roger Moore’s answers to the press about Connery’s return in Never Say Never Again
  • Dangerous stunts
  • Bond women – and a 20-year old’s impressions of working with them
  • Kabir Bedi, who played Gobinda and interactions with Del then and recently
  • And more …

 

 


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James Bond’s OCTOPUSSY Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond’s OCTOPUSSY Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode and take apart the pre-title sequence of Octopussy!

 

Bond in Latin American – again – women, impersonations, horses, min-jets, explosions, mustaches, a horse’s butts and more Moore quips in the Pre-Title Sequence to, Octopussy!

Is that micro- jet a real jet?

A Dirty Dozen reference? Goldfinger? Take a listen and see how the fake Colonel Toro does!

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode and take apart the pre-title sequence of Octopussy!

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In this episode, we discuss the following from the pre-title sequence of Octopussy:

  • The type of horse competition shown
  • The scenes filmed in Utah
  • Ken Norris’ experience with Roger Moore
  • What does tetrytol do and what it the proper ratio?
  • The Acrostar
  • Where was that gas station where James Bond asked the attendant to “fill ‘er up”
  • And more …

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Derek Lyons – 4 Bond movies, Star Wars, Indiana Jones – tells Back Stories!

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Derek Lyons – 4 Bond movies, Star Wars, Indiana Jones – tells Back Stories!

Derek Lyons joins Dan, Tom & Vicky on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! He's discusses his career which includes appearing in four James Bond movies, Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Derek Lyons joins Dan, Tom & Vicky on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Derek has made appearances in:

  • Octopussy
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Living Daylights,
  • GoldenEye, and even
  • Star Wars and
  • Indiana Jones

Listen as Derek tells us some amusing back-stories about his Bond experiences, meeting Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and more!

Here is where you can find out more about Derek:

Derek’s website: https://www.dereklyonssite.com/

Derek on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derek.lyons.90

Derek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DerekLyonsActor

Derek on Instagam: @zenlyons instagram

Derek on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/DerekLyons

 

 


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