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  1. Jetpack dreaming: Up, up and away ... but not for very longRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... went on to be a novelty item at state fairs, football games and the opening scene of a James Bond flick, Thunderball . In 1967, two Bell test pilots jetpacked into the first Super Bowl and shook hands on the 50-yard line. One of those pilots, Bill ...

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  2. La Dolce Vita actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Scotsman.com

    ... ced in 1959. Four years later, Ekberg married Rik Van Nutter, who played CIA agent Felix Leiter in the Bond film Thunderball. That union also ended in divorce, in 1975.

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  3. what i watched last weekRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Steven Rubio's Online Life

    ... explains why we watched You Only Live Twice the day after Xmas. It's a nice rebound from the sluggishness of Thunderball . The first three Sean Connery Bonds were good enough that everything after is treated a bit like an afterthought, but if you ...

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  4. Watch: Everything Worth Knowing About the Villainous SPECTRE Before James Bond's Next AdventureRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | Movies.com

    ... ing in 2015 with Daniel Craig." Bond movies featured in this trailer include Doctor No , From Russia with Love , Thunderball , You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever ."

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  5. Watch a Video History of James Bond Nemesis Group SPECTRERead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | /film

    ... releasing in 2015 with Daniel Craig. Movies Featured from the 60's and 70's: Doctor No, From Russia with Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever. We'll see James Bond face off against SPECTRE once more in Spectre, which is set ...

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  6. Deal of the Week: Chase the Shark in Great ExumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Golf World

    ... shark watching -- all of which was on display during the famous speargun battle in the 1965 James Bond classic Thunderball, which was shot north of Staniel Cay in Exuma. Any of the energetic charter captains can take you there, and most will swear ...

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  7. The Legal Battle Behind Bond's BlofeldRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... to shoot Dr. No . But Fleming liked Blofeld so much, he decided to turn Longitude 78 into a novel, retitled Thunderball . That's when McClory started filing lawsuits. In 1963, he settled with Fleming and the Bond producers for 35,000 ($1.02 million ...

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  8. Recap the Movie History of SPECTRE with This 'Classic 007' TrailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Firstshowing.net

    ... in 2015 with Daniel Craig." Bond movies featured in this trailer include Doctor No , From Russia With Love , Thunderball , You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever . The trailer was edited by Brad Hansen of Visual Spice Productions , the same ...

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  9. Active AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Evening Times

    That's the caption that has ended all 23 of the 007 movies from Dr No to Skyfall, promising the cinema goers that the fix of the greatest movie spy of all time won't have been their last. As a lawyer I am interested that this shadow organisation seen in some of the earliest films disappeared because of a rights dispute that ended up in court, as the producer of Thunderball was not prepared to allow the crime syndicate name to feature in further films without his say-so .

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  10. New Bond film title gives clues to story's closely-guarded plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | The Raw Story

    It first appeared in Bond author Ian Fleming's ninth book, Thunderball , as an international criminal organisation attempting to blackmail the NATO powers by hijacking nuclear bombs and threatening to blow up a major city unless a ransom was paid. SPECTRE, as every Bond fan knows, stands for "Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion".

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  11. Stephen McGinty: Look out 007, Blofeld's backRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Scotsman.com

    ... Unable to come up with a sufficient plot, he took the premise of the screenplay and adapted it into the novel Thunderball. He used Spectre but created a new arch-villain entitled Ernst Blofeld, whose name he borrowed from a member of Boodle's, his ...

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  12. SPECTREs of the Past - How the Bond Franchise Just Defeated its NemesisRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Movies.com

    ... awful American TV version up to this point. Later, after the liquor haze had worn off, Fleming wrote the book Thunderball , which was essentially the novelization of McClory's idea, only without a single credit lent to McClory. McClory sued Fleming ...

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  13. How the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' is targeting Marvel fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... looming menace in many of the 23 Bond films to date, made its first appearance in print in author Ian Fleming's "Thunderball," published in 1961, and on the bigscreen in "Dr. No" in 1962. The group, whose name stands for Special Executive for ...

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  14. Spectre of past glories in store for new Bond filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... estate of Kevin McClory, the screenwriter co-credited with inventing SPECTRE with Ian Fleming as the pair wrote Thunderball as a film script in 1961. Good golly Miss Moneypenny it'll be marvellous to have a big, bold old-school baddie to cheer and ...

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  15. Spectre of old foe haunts Daniel Craig's James BondRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Scotsman.com

    ... the shadowy terrorist organisation created by Bond author Ian Fleming, which first appeared in his 1961 novel Thunderball. It is an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and is led by Ernst Stavro ...

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  16. Next Bond film gets retro name: 'SPECTRE'Read the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... of the new James Bond girls, and actor Sean Connery are shown during filming of the latest James Bond picture "Thunderball." West German actress Karin Dor poses in a Garden in Kobe, Japan during a break of filming some scenes for the James Bond ...

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  17. Declassified: Who or What is SPECTRE? Details For the Latest MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Firstshowing.net

    ... in Dr. No (1962), however Blofeld didn't actually show up as a character until From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). In those two we only get to see his cat and hand until his face is revealed in You Only Live Twice (1967) as played ...

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  18. Here's Why the Next James Bond Film Is Called SpectreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Time

    ... acronym.) Many Bond villains count themselves as members of Spectre, including Dr. No ( Dr. No ), Emilio Largo ( Thunderball ) and, of course, Ernst Stavro Blofeld ( From Russia With Love , Thunderball and Diamonds Are Forever , to name but a few). ...

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  19. Burning Bond Questions We Have After The 'Spectre' AnnouncementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | MTV

    ... is the direct result of the Bond production company EON settling a copyright dispute with the estate of "Thunderball" co-writer Kevin McClory, who had retained rights to the organization and Blofeld (more on that in a second). Until recently, those ...

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  20. Christoph Waltz speculated to play villain Blofeld in new James Bond movie SpectreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Daily Mail

    ... However, avid fans are well aware of the organisation Spectre, which first appeared in Ian Fleming's 1961 novel Thunderball and is an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. The sinister outfit, ...

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