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Exclusive! Nancy Sinatra Talks "You Only Live Twice" To Cinema Retro!

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You Only Live Twice opened in UK cinemas 50 years ago today (on the 13th in America), and to celebrate the release of the biggest Bond of all Cinema Retro's September issue pays tribute to this cinematic extravaganza with a 32-page 'Film in Focus' special. Apart from Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury's interview with Nancy Sinatra (a rare in-print interview about her involvement with the film), we feature many rare and never-seen-before stills and behind-the-scenes photos, features on props and collectibles, and exclusive interviews with Karin Dor, Leslie Bricusse, Julie Rogers (the singer who was originally contracted to record the title song) and Mark Cerulli catches up with Tsai Chin for her memories of the film. And that's not all - Bond composer David Arnold discusses how the music to You Only Live Twice changed his life forever, and we have an exclusive interview with the late Ken Wallis, the
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The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers

A breezy five-episode compilation movie about swindles plays out in five film capitals, under the eye of five different directors including Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard. But Roman Polanski’s Amsterdam segment couldn’t be included, which is a shame. It’s in B&W ‘scope, and everybody gets to bring their favorite cameraman and composer along.

The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers

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Olive Films

1964 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 95 108, 124 min. / Street Date April 25, 2017 / Les plus belles escroqueries du monde / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98

Starring: Mie Hama, Ken Mitsuda, Nicole Karen, Gabriella Giorgelli, Jan Teulings, Arnold Gelderman, Guido Giuseppone, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Catherine Deneuve, Francis Blanche, Sacha Briquet, Jean-Louis Maury, Philomène Toulouse, Charles Denner, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Seberg, László Szabó.

Cinematography: Raoul Coutard, Tonino Delli Colli, Jerzy Lipman, Asakazu Nakai, Jean Rabier

Film Editor:

Original Music: Serge Gainsbourg, Pierre Jansen, Krzysztof Komeda, Michel Legrand, Keitaro Miho, Piero Umiliani
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Ishiro Honda’s King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Review

When Gojira (known worldwide under its name Godzilla) was released in Japan in 1954, it created a cinematic legend that became a dominant figure in Japanese cinema over the decades to come, and it wasn’t long before it also took the world by storm.

Gojira‘s director Ishiro Honda became the master of the monster movie, and it would bind him to this Japanese special FX film genre till his death in 1993.

8 years after its cinematic birth it was decided in 1962 that Godzilla needed to face an adversary that was known world wide as well. Maybe a foe that was even more popular than Japan’s own radiation monster. They found this adversary in King Kong, another unmistakable legend from the silver screen. It would become The Two Mightiest Monsters Of All Time! in the cinematic smack-down of the decade.

Honda’s original intention was to make the film with stop motion animation.
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Gallery: Best silver screen kisses

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William Holden (1918 - 1981) belatedly discovers the charms of chauffeur's daughter Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) in 'Sabrina', directed by Billy Wilder.

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January 01, 1954| Credit: John Kobal Foundation

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Dustin Hoffman kisses Ann Bancroft in a scene from the film 'The Graduate', 1967.

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January 01, 1967| Credit: Archive Photos

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Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994) and Deborah Kerr(1921 - 2007) in a scene from 'From Here to Eternity', Halona Cove, Oahu, Hawaii, 1953. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann, for Columbia Pictures.

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January 01, 1953| Credit: Columbia Pictures, Getty Images

Cary Grant (1904 - 1986) and Ingrid Bergman kiss in 'Notorious'. Title: Notorious Studio: Rko Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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January 01, 1946| Credit: Hulton Archive

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Sean Connery and Japanese actress Mie Hama locked in a passionate embrace on a boat during the filming of 'You Only Live Twice', on location in the village of Akime, in South Japan.

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August 01, 1966| Credit: Keystone Features, Getty Images

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Grace Kelly (1929.1982) and Cary Grant (1904.1986) kissing in
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‘You Only Live Twice’ – an incredulous plot but an influential Bond film

You Only Live Twice

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Written by Roald Dahl

1967, UK

Easily the most parodied of all the James Bond films, You Only Live Twice is the fourth film starring Sean Connery as 007. After five years portraying the secret agent, it took producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (as well as an increased fee) to persuade Connery to become Bond once more, before the five-year hiatus before his last official outing, Diamonds Are Forever.

You Only Live Twice is a completely different story in comparison to Ian Fleming’s original novel, as the film sees numerous manned spacecraft disappearing from orbit, with Russia and USA blaming each other during the Cold War. After faking his death, Bond travels to Japan to join forces with Japanese Secret Service to investigate and meets the head of Spectre, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

First off, there is one certain inconsistency that dents
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Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #3: King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 27 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Ishiro Honda

Starring: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki, Ichiro Arishima, Mie Hama, Akihiko Hirata, Jun Tazaki

Plot: A pharmaceutical company sends an expedition to an island in order to retrieve some special berries. It just so happens that this island is home to a gigantic gorilla named King Kong. Meanwhile, a submarine has problems with a gigantic lizard named Godzilla. Let’S Get Ready To Rumble.

It’s lizard versus ape, America versus Japan! No! It’s King Kong Versus Godzilla. It was time for these two giants to both undertake their third feature film, as the unforgettable gorilla from 1933’s classic King Kong was chosen as an opponent for Godzilla. However, that’s not strictly true.
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50 Years of Bond: ‘You Only Live Twice’ – an incredulous plot but an influential Bond film

You Only Live Twice

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Written by Roald Dahl

1967, UK

Easily the most parodied of all the James Bond films, You Only Live Twice is the fourth film starring Sean Connery as 007. After five years portraying the secret agent, it took producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (as well as an increased fee) to persuade Connery to become Bond once more, before the five year hiatus before his last official outing, Diamonds Are Forever.

You Only Live Twice is a completely different story in comparison to Ian Fleming’s original novel, as the film sees numerous manned spacecraft disappearing from orbit, with Russia and USA blaming each other during the Cold War. After faking his death, Bond travels to Japan to join forces with Japanese Secret Service to investigate and meets the head of Spectre, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

First off, there is one certain inconsistency that
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Bond-a-Thond #5: 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

Bond-a-Thond #5: 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)
For the next 22 weeks, MTV Movies Blog will be running what we call the Bond-a-Thond. Every Wednesday we're taking a look back at a single (official) Bond film, giving you the vitals and seeing how it holds up, right up until the release of "Skyfall" on November 9. Feel free to watch along with us and share your thoughts or just kick back and enjoy the Bond.

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Plot: Spectre is back once again, this time capturing space capsules from the U.S. and the Soviet Union in order to start war between the two and catapult Japan to the status of superpower.

Title Meaning: Refers to James Bond's faked death at the beginning of the film. Blofeld later speaks the line.

Bond: Sean Connery

Villain: After two felts of hiding in the shadows, Ernst Blofeld finally shows his face in the form of Donald Pleasence.

Bond Girl: Aki,
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James Bond Declassified: File #5 - 'You Only Live Twice' rewrites Fleming completely

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James Bond Declassified: File #5 - 'You Only Live Twice' rewrites Fleming completely
James Bond 007 Declassified File #5:  "You Only Live Twice" This series will trace the cinema history of James Bond, while also examining Ian Fleming's original novels as source material and examining how faithful (or not) the films have been to his work. Directed by Lewis Gilbert Screenplay by Roald Dahl Produced by Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli Characters / Cast James Bond / Sean Connery Ernst Stavro Blofeld / Donald Pleasance Aki / Akiko Wakabayashi Kissy Suzuki / Mie Hama Tiger Tanaka / Tetsuro Tanba Mr. Osato / Teru Shimada Helga Brandt / Karin Dor "M" / Bernard Lee "Q" /...
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James Bond Retrospective: You Only Live Twice (1967)

To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and as James Bond prepares for his 23rd official outing in Skyfall later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.

After the phenomenal box-office success of Thunderball in 1965 the Bond series producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman were left looking for an out of this world adventure for Bond’s fifth outing, You Only Live Twice. When Richard Maibaum the screenwriter of all the previous films became unavailable the producers hired popular short story and children’s writer Roald Dahl to pen the screenplay. Dahl had been a close friend of Fleming but described the original novel as “Fleming’s worst book”. Taking only a handful of ideas from the story,
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