Thunderball Movies & Media Adaptations

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On the copyright page of the novel Thunderball is this notice: "This story is based on a screen treatment by K. McClory, J. Whittingham, and the author."

The 1965 motion picture Thunderball credits the screenplay to Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins, while declaring: "Based on the original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Ian Fleming." As with Goldfinger, Thunderball was a United Artists release and was produced by Kevin McClory. The direction by Terence Young is surehanded. The wonderful special effects of John Stears won him an Academy Award. Sean Connery plays James Bond; Claudine Auger plays Domino; Adolfo Celi plays Emilio Largo; Rik van Nutter plays Felix Leiter; and Bernard Lee plays M. The gadgetry of the film Goldfinger proved to be such a hit with audiences that gadgets became a regular part of the subsequent James Bond motion pictures. The technological wonders co-star with Connery in Thunderball...

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