THUNDERBALL – Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Thunderball!  James Bond!  Sean Connery in a gun barrel, A Rocket Jet pack? A fake funeral, James Bond punching “a woman”, Bond’s French connection, cryptic Latin inscriptions etched on a chapel wall, water cannons shooting the bad-guys from the Aston Martin DB-5, and of course, a fight.

These are just some of the things we’ll examine as we decode the pre-title sequence for the 1965 James Bond movie, THUNDERBALL!!!

Join Dan Silvestri, Tom Pizzato, and Vicky Hodges from Spy Movie Navigator, as they are Cracking the Code of the pre-title sequence in Thunderball.

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Our discussion of the Thunderball pre-title sequence looks at:

  • The addition of Sean Connery in the gun barrel sequence
  • Jacques Bouvar’s fake funeral
  • Bond’s French connection
  • Cryptic Latin inscriptions etched on a chapel wall
  • The first James Bond character in drag
  • James Bond punching “a woman”
  • The fight in the mansion
  • A Rocket Jet pack
  • Water cannons shooting the bad-guys from the Aston Martin DB-5
  • and more …