Thunderball is a 1965 British spy film and the fourth in the James Bond series. It is an adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film follows Bond’s mission to find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE. Thunderball is the most financially successful film of the series in North America when adjusted for ticket price inflation.
About Thunderball (film) in brief
Thunderball is a 1965 British spy film and the fourth in the James Bond series. It is an adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film follows Bond’s mission to find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE. It was the first Bond film shot in widescreen Panavision and the first to have a running time of over two hours. Thunderball is the most financially successful film of the series in North America when adjusted for ticket price inflation. In 1966, John Stears won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and BAFTA nominated production designer Ken Adam for an award. The movie would have been the first of the Bond series if not for legal disputes over copyright. The lawsuit was settled out of court and Bond film series producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, fearing a rival McClory film, allowed him to retain certain screen rights to the novel’s story, plot, and characters. In 1983, Warner Bros. released a second film adaptations of the novel under the title Never Say Never Again, with McClory as executive producer. The third and final Bond film to be directed by Terence Young, with its screenplay by Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins, was produced by Eon Productions and released in 1965. It has been described as one of the most successful spy films of all time, with box office receipts exceeding that of every one of its predecessors, and that of the five Bond films that followed it.
The fourth film in the series was released in 1966, and was the last to be released in UK cinemas before being released in US cinemas. The fifth and final film, released in 1973, was the final Bond movie released in the UK before the release of the fifth film, The Six Million Dollar Man. The sixth and seventh Bond films were released in Europe and the United States, with the final film released in Australia in 1974. The last Bond film was released in the UK in 1975, and the last in the US in 1978. The films were all released at the same time and were released on the same day as each other in the U.S. and Europe. The final film was also released in 1978, and released by the same company as the previous two films, Eon Portsmouth and Eon-Luxembourg and released in France and Germany. The seventh and eighth Bond films have been released in Japan, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as well as the UK and Ireland. The eighth and ninth Bond films will be released later this year in Australia and the UK. The ninth and tenth Bond films are released in Canada and the USA. The tenth and final one will be the UK, and will be out in Australia later in the year. The 10th and 11th Bond films were released in South Africa and the Netherlands, respectively, in 1982 and 1983. The 11th and final James Bond film is released in 1984.