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Encyclopedia > You Only Live Twice (film)
You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice film poster
James Bond Sean Connery
Also starring Mie Hama
Donald Pleasence
Akiko Wakabayashi
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Produced by Albert R. Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Novel/Story by Ian Fleming
Screenplay Roald Dahl
Cinematography by Freddie Young
Music by John Barry
Main theme You Only Live Twice
Composer John Barry
Leslie Bricusse
Performer Nancy Sinatra
Distributed by United Artists
Released June 12, 1967 (UK)
June 13, 1967 (U.S.)
Running time 112 min.
Budget $9,500,000
Worldwide gross $111,600,000
Preceded by Thunderball (1965)
Followed by On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
IMDb profile

You Only Live Twice released in 1967, is the 5th film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Sean Connery as MI6 agent James Bond. The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, and lightly based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name. For the film based on this novel, see You Only Live Twice (film). ... 007 - You only Live Twice movie poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming, and the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels and films. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice. Mie Hama (born in November 20, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress who is best known internationally for her role as Kissy Suzuki in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Her first name, pronounced mee-yay... Donald Pleasence, OBE (October 5, 1919 – February 2, 1995) was an English stage and film actor. ... Akiko Wakabayashi as Aki in You Only Live Twice. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // James Bond Novels By Ian Fleming Ian Fleming. ... Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. ... Roald Dahl (IPA: ) (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... Freddie Young (9th October, 1902 - 1st December, 1998), (sometimes credited as Frederick A. Young) was one of Britains most distinguished and influential cinematographers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... John Barry. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... You Only Live Twice was the soundtrack to the Bond film of the same name and was composed by Bond veteran, John Barry. ... Leslie Bricusse (born 29 January 1931) is a British lyricist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other topics with this name, see Thunderball. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... 007 redirects here. ... The official film logo of James Bond (007) The adventures of Ian Flemings fictional secret agent, James Bond, have become a successful film series, with twenty-one titles made by EON Productions as of 2007. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6). ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming, and the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels and films. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Roald Dahl (IPA: ) (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. ... For the film based on this novel, see You Only Live Twice (film). ...


In the film, Bond is dispatched to Japan after American and Russian spacecraft disappear mysteriously in orbit. With one side blaming the other, and an American moonshot just a few days away, Bond goes undercover on a remote Japanese island to find the perpetrators, bringing him face to face with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. This film reveals the features of Blofeld, who was previously a partially-unseen character. Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ... Television shows and stage plays sometimes include continuing characters — characters who are currently in frequent interaction with the other characters and who influence current story events — who are never seen or heard by the audience and only described by other characters. ...


After its release in 1967, Connery stepped down from the role, leading to the hiring of George Lazenby for 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Connery later returned officially, one last time, in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). You Only Live Twice is the first Bond film to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, who later directed 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979's Moonraker, both starring Roger Moore. George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see The Spy Who Loved Me. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ...


The film has been parodied greatly, most prominently by the Austin Powers series and the scar-faced Nehru suit wearing Dr. Evil but also in music. The backing soundtrack to the film was used by British singer Robbie Williams in his hit Millennium . The Austin Powers series is a series of comedy films from 1997 to present that is written and produced by and stars Mike Myers as the title character, directed by Jay Roach and distributed by New Line Cinema. ... Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Ive Been Expecting You track listing No Regrets (2) Millennium (3) Phoenix from the Flames (4) Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ...

Contents

Plot

In outer space, a mysterious spacecraft captures and steals manned space capsules, of both the United States and the Soviet Union, in mid-orbit. With each country thinking that the other is the cause of their loss, the Cold War world is thrown to the brink of World War III. The United Kingdom's government, however, believes the mystery spacecraft landed in the Sea of Japan. This indicates that a Japanese element may be involved. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... A nuclear holocaust is often associated with World War III For other uses, see World War III (disambiguation). ... The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ...


James Bond had participated in a charade faking his murder in Hong Kong. According to his superior, M, this is to give James Bond "more elbow room". He is then sent to Japan to investigate the British suspicion, in conjunction with the Japanese secret service leader "Tiger" Tanaka, to stave off a possible nuclear war. M is a fictional character in Ian Flemings James Bond series, as well as the films in the Bond franchise. ...


At a Tokyo sumo wrestling match Bond makes contact with female agent Aki who takes him by car to meet with the local MI6 operative, but before the latter can give his findings on the case, he is murdered. Bond chases the assailant, kills him, takes his clothes as a disguise and feigns being wounded so his accomplice would take him back to his headquarters, which turns out to be Osato Chemicals. Once there, Bond breaks into an office safe of the Japanese corporate head, Mr. Osato (also a SPECTRE agent), but only has a few seconds to take some documents after he triggers the safe's alarm system. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... A sumo match Sumo (相撲 Sumō), or sumo wrestling, is today a competition contact sport wherein two wrestlers or rikishi face off in a circular area. ...

As Bond flees the building, Aki picks him up in her car to escape. However, Bond becomes suspicious when she won't answer his questions and flees to a secluded area. When Bond chases her, he falls through a trapdoor and slides into Tiger Tanaka's office. After properly identifying each other, the spies have Bond's documents examined. The main item of interest is a tourist photograph of a cargo ship called the Ning-Po and a microdot on it containing a message that operatives killed the tourists who took the photo as a security measure. 007 Fictional character Ernst Stavro Blofeld (portrayed by Donald Pleasence) with his cat from You Only Live Twice - Image from www. ... 007 Fictional character Ernst Stavro Blofeld (portrayed by Donald Pleasence) with his cat from You Only Live Twice - Image from www. ... Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was a British actor. ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... HI Mark IV microdot camera A microdot is a text or image shrunk to prevent viewing by unintended recipients. ...


Now interested in what was worth killing for in that photo, Bond investigates the company's dock facilities and discovers that the ship was delivering quantities of liquid oxygen, an oxidizer used with some types of rocket fuel. Together, they learn that the true mastermind behind this is Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his organization SPECTRE. SPECTRE was discovered to be Osato's client as well. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An oxidizing agent is a substance that oxidizes another substance in electrochemistry or redox chemical reactions in general. ... Rocket fuel is a propellant that reacts with an oxidizing agent to produce thrust in a rocket. ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ...


In order to investigate the suspicious Japanese island in the photo of the ship, Bond trains with Tanaka and his elite ninja force. Tanaka suggests that the best disguise for Bond is as a Japanese fisherman. Bond receives training in Japanese culture and is (fictitiously) married to a local Japanese woman, Kissy Suzuki.(This may be the only occasion when the legendary James Bond literally sleeps with a woman.) Bond investigates the area in the air with Little Nelly, a heavily armed gyrocopter supplied by Q. While in mid-flight and having no luck finding the SPECTRE base, Bond is suddenly attacked by four mysterious armed helicopters, but he fights them off. While this obviously means the base is nearby, Bond and Tanaka are stumped as to the exact location. Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... An autogyro (only an autogiro when made by Cierva (see below)), sometimes called a gyroplane or Gyrocopter™, is an aircraft with an unpowered rotary wing, or rotor, that resembles a helicopter. ...

Tanaka, Aki and Bond plot their attack on Blofeld by examining Tanaka's gadgets and weapons

To make matters worse, they learn that the United States has moved up their next space mission, which means it will likely be hijacked by SPECTRE and a world war will likely be triggered before they can stop the plot. However, they gain a major clue when Kissy mentions that a local woman had just died mysteriously after rowing her boat into a local cave. Bond and Kissy set out on a reconnaissance mission and discover that SPECTRE has a secret rocket base hidden in a hollow volcano. Bond slips inside while Kissy returns to alert Tanaka. Bond steals an astronaut suit in an attempt to board the rocket set to steal the latest American rocket to be launched. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Bond makes a mistake and is caught by Blofeld. Meanwhile, Tanaka and his elite ninjas attempt to enter the volcano's crater hatch. Unfortunately, they are spotted before entering, and Blofeld shoots at them with the crater's sentry guns. All is hopeless until Bond asks for a cigarette, which is secretly a tiny rocket launcher given to him earlier by Tiger. Killing the guard by the crater hatch controls, Bond manages to reach them to open the door, allowing Tanaka's troops to storm the rocket base. A massive battle erupts and causes sufficient damage for the control room's staff to evacuate by a rear exit. Bond and Tanaka's troops notice the movement and advance to that entrance. Leading the charge, Bond fights Blofield's thug, who is holding the control key to the mission controls, and eventually throws him into the piranha tank. However, despite the fighting, the SPECTRE rocket is still on target to capture the US rocket.

Kissy in wedding dress

Bond manages to enter the rocket launch control room and hits the SPECTRE spacecraft's self-destruct button before it could capture the second U.S. space capsule and spark a war with the U.S.S.R.. Just before making his escape, Blofeld activates the base's self-destruct. As the base's charges begin to detonate, Bond, Kissy, Tanaka, and the surviving ninjas evacuate the base. They board airdropped lifeboats as the volcano-base erupts in a fiery inferno. Unfortunately, while Bond and Kissy begin to make love in the lifeboat, they are rescued by a British submarine which surfaces under them. The sub has M and Miss Moneypenny on board who want to hear Bond's report immediately.
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Cast

Bond disguised as Japanese

Charles Gray who plays Henderson later portrayed Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever. Burt Kwouk who plays a SPECTRE control room technician previously played Chinese Agent Mr. Ling in Goldfinger. Alexander Knox appeared in a small role as the unnamed President of the United States. Knox had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1944 for his performance as another president, Woodrow Wilson, in Wilson. A list of henchman from the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice from the List of James Bond henchmen. ... This is a list of James Bond allies in the film You Only Live Twice. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... 007 redirects here. ... 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Helga Brandt, as played by Karin Dor in You Only Live Twice. Helga Brandt was played by Karin Dor is the second villain of the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. ... Tetsuro Tamba in You Only Live Twice. ... Tiger Tanaka is the head of the Japanese Secret Service, who aids James Bond in finding and defeating Ernst Stavro Blofeld, using a team of ninja-like warriors to invade the villain´s lair in an inactive volcano. ... Teru Shimada, born 17 November 1905, Japan, was an acclaimed Japanese-American actor who was cast most famously as Mr Osato, a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. agent in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice. ... Mr. ... Bernard Lee as M in The Man with the Golden Gun Bernard Lee (January 10, 1908 – January 16, 1981) was a British actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven James Bond films. ... M is a fictional character in Ian Flemings James Bond series, as well as the films in the Bond franchise. ... Lois Maxwell (born 14 February 1927) is a Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress, known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise. ... Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (September 12, 1913 – December 19, 1999) was a Welsh actor, famous for playing the fictional character of Q in the James Bond series of films. ... Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Charles Gray (August 29, 1928 - March 7, 2000) was an English actor, born Donald Marshall Gray in Bournemouth, Hampshire, (now Bournemouth, Dorset) Charles Gray as Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever Donald Gray attended Bournemouth School along side Benny Hill, whose school had been evacuated to the same buildings, during... Tsai Chin (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), (born November 30, 1936), also known as Irene Chow, is a Chinese-born actress living in England. ... Tsai Chin as Ling in You Only Live Twice. Ling was played by Tsai Chin in the James Bond film Thunderball is seen only in the pre-credit sequence. ... Ronald Rich is a blond American actor most famous for his role as Hans, the personal bodyguard of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice. ... Hans is the personal bodyguard of SPECTRE mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. ... Charles Gray (August 29, 1928 - March 7, 2000) was an English actor, born Donald Marshall Gray in Bournemouth, Hampshire, (now Bournemouth, Dorset) Charles Gray as Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever Donald Gray attended Bournemouth School along side Benny Hill, whose school had been evacuated to the same buildings, during... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Burt Kwouk (Chinese: 郭弼; pinyin: Guō Bì) (born July 18, 1930), is an actor who was born in Manchester, England because my mother happened to be there but was raised in Shanghai between the ages of ten months and seventeen years. ... Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series. ... Alexander Knox (January 16, 1907 _ April 25, 1995) was a Canadian actor. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... 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Vehicles and gadgets

In the film, a Toyota 2000GT Open-Top was owned by Aki. Two 2000GT coupes were turned into convertibles for the film. One is displayed at Toyota's headquarters today, while the whereabouts of the second remains a mystery. Sean Connery's 6'2" height was the primary factor in making the car a convertible, as the 2000 GT was actually rather small with notoriously tight door openings for anyone much taller than 173cm (5'8") in height. But this decision was made only a few weeks before the shooting was set to start in Tokyo, and due to lack of time, Toyota was only able to make the two examples into roofless open cars with simulated top boots rather than convertibles (hence it was called "open-top"). After filming, one of the 2000 GTs was repainted red and served at Japan's Fuji Speedway as a course vehicle/safety car for a number of years. Throughout the James Bond series of films Q Branch has given Bond a wide variety of vehicles with which to battle his enemies. ... A popular element of the James Bond franchise is the exotic equipment and vehicles he is assigned on his missions, which often prove to be critically useful. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Toyota 2000GT was a sports car produced in very limited numbers by Toyota in Japan. ... The Toyota 2000GT was a sports car produced in very limited numbers by Toyota in Japan. ...


Bond uses "Little Nellie" — a heavily armed autogyro that could be transported in several suitcases for quick field assembly.[1] An autogyro is a type of rotorcraft invented by Juan de la Cierva in 1919, making its first successful flight on January 9, 1923 at Cuatro Vientos Airfield in Madrid, Spain. ...


"Little Nellie" is based on the real-life Wallis Autogyro, Little Nellie was actually flown by Wing Commander Wallis in the film.[2] Wing Commander K H Wallis MBE, DEng (hc), CEng, FRAeS, FSETP, PhD (hc), RAF (Retd) to give him his full title is one of the leading exponents of autogyros. ...

Autogyro Little Nellie with its creator and pilot, Ken Wallis

Another weapon introduced in the film, used by Tanaka's 'ninjas' is the Gyrojet rocket gun — prototype guns using a small rocket-propelled projectile rather than conventional ammunition. A limited number were made in real life for trials by the US and British militaries, but the design never caught on and the guns and ammunition are now highly collectible. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (2320 × 1552 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (2320 × 1552 pixel, file size: 2. ... Wing Commander K H Wallis MBE, DEng (hc), CEng, FRAeS, FSETP, PhD (hc), RAF (Retd) to give him his full title is one of the leading exponents of autogyros. ... The Gyrojet Family, which are two Gyrojet pistols, a carbine and the rifle. ...


Bond used a small, pocket-sized safecracking device that attaches to a safe lock. When properly positioned, the user needs only to turn the combination lock's dial, and the device lights as each correct combination digit is found until the safe is opened. Tanaka gives Bond a rocket-shooting cigarette with an accurate range of 30 yards; he uses it against a guard in Blofeld's volcano to reach the control to open the crater hatch, important in that it allowed Tanaka's forces to initially storm the base


SPECTRE uses a spacecraft to capture the American and Soviet space capsules, with the last mission to end with both craft being blown up. In 1963 the Soviets successfully tested their first anti-satellite system the IS-A (Istrebitel Sputnikov/fighter satellite). The craft was a kamikaze device designed to get close to an enemy satellite or spacecraft and blow it self up sending out high velocity shrapnel.[3]


Production

Jan Werich as Blofeld

Jan Werich was originally cast by producer Harry Saltzman to play Blofeld. Upon arriving at the Pinewood set, both producer Albert R. Broccoli and director Lewis Gilbert felt that he was a poor choice, resembling a "poor, benevolent Santa Claus". Nonetheless, in an attempt to make the casting work, Gilbert continued filming. After several days, both Gilbert and Broccoli determined that Werich wasn't menacing enough, and recast Donald Pleasence in the role.[4] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Jan Werich Jan Werich (born 6th February, 1905, Prague - died 31st October, 1980, Prague) was Czech actor, playwright and writer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... Donald Pleasence, OBE (October 5, 1919 – February 2, 1995) was an English stage and film actor. ...


Connery was involved in a minor scandal while filming when he stated that he didn't find Japanese women sexy, although he argued that it was an accident and the question was not properly translated to him. This took place on a day when Connery had been exhausted and not really in the mood to do interviews. When the interview began, the reporter was aghast at Connery's casual wardrobe (a T-shirt with baggy trousers and sandals) and asked "Is this how James Bond dresses?" Connery is said to have replied "I'm not James Bond. I'm Sean Connery, a man who likes to dress comfortably." In a species that reproduces sexually, sexual attraction is an attraction to other members of the same species for sexual or erotic activity. ...


Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Ken Adam, Lewis Gilbert and Freddie Young were due to return to the UK on a BOAC Boeing 707 flight (BOAC Flight 911) on March 5, 1966 after scouting locations across Japan. The group canceled their tickets when they were told they had a chance to watch a ninja demonstration.[4] That flight crashed 25 minutes after takeoff, killing all on board.[5] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sir Ken Adam (born 5 February 1921 as Klaus Adam) is a production designer most famous for his set designs for the early films in the James Bond series. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... Freddie Young (9th October, 1902 - 1st December, 1998), (sometimes credited as Frederick A. Young) was one of Britains most distinguished and influential cinematographers. ... BOAC Logo The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the British state airline from 1939 until 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... BOAC flight 911 was a round-the-world flight operated by British Overseas Airways Corporation. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...

Blofeld's volcano base at Pinewood Studios during filming. From left, Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny), Akiko Wakabayashi (Aki), Sean Connery, Karin Dor (Helga) and Mie Hama (Kissy).

Lewis Gilbert's regular editor, Thelma Connell was originally hired to edit the film. However, after an initial cut (which was over three hours long) received a terrible response from test audiences, Peter R. Hunt was asked to recut the film. Hunt's edit turned out to be a much greater success, and he was awarded the director's chair on the next film as a result. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The gatehouse at Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio situated in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. ... Lois Maxwell (born 14 February 1927) is a Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress, known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise. ... Akiko Wakabayashi as Aki in You Only Live Twice. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Karin Dor in the 1960s Karin Dor (born February 22, 1936 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a German actress who also starred in British (You Only Live Twice) and American films (Alfred Hitchcocks Topaz). ... Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice. Mie Hama (born in November 20, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress who is best known internationally for her role as Kissy Suzuki in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Her first name, pronounced mee-yay... Thelma Connell (30 June 1912 - 29 April 1976) was an English film editor. ...


Unlike most James Bond films featuring various locales around the world, almost the entire film is set in one country—Japan—and several minutes are devoted towards an elaborate Japanese wedding in the middle of the movie. This is in keeping with Fleming's original novel, which also focused a number of pages (more than the usual for a Bond book) to the discussion of Japanese culture.


Shooting locations

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Music

The soundtrack was composed by Bond veteran, John Barry. At the time, this was his fourth credited Bond film. The theme song, "You Only Live Twice", was sung by Nancy Sinatra. In 1998, Robbie Williams sampled the title song "You Only Live Twice" for the chart-topper "Millennium". A rock version of "You Only Live Twice" was covered by Coldplay when they toured in 2001, and was covered by Natacha Atlas for her 2005 compilation album The Best of Natacha Atlas. The Icelandic singer Björk also recorded a cover version. Also of note is the similarities of the main riff from You Only Live Twice for the Graeme Revell film score in the opening and closing of The Saint, the big screen adaptation of the popular British television series. You Only Live Twice was the soundtrack to the Bond film of the same name and was composed by Bond veteran, John Barry. ... John Barry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Ive Been Expecting You track listing No Regrets (2) Millennium (3) Phoenix from the Flames (4) Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ... Coldplay are an English rock band. ... Natacha Atlas (born March 20, 1964) is a singer born in Belgium. ... The Best of Natacha Atlas is a compilation album covering Natacha Atlas work from her first album, Diaspora to her last, Something Dangerous. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Interestingly, an alternative example of a possible theme song (also called "You Only Live Twice" and sung by Lorraine Chandler) was discovered in the vaults of RCA records in the '90s. Probably intended as a demo for consideration by the film's producers, it became a very popular track with followers of the Northern soul scene (Chandler was well known for her high-quality soul output on RCA) and can be found on several RCA soul compilations. A completely different "You Only Live Twice" sung by an uncredited Julie Rogers featured on a James Bond 30th Anniversary CD. RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ...


Release and reception

The film elicited a mostly positive response, with the film review collection website Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 77% "fresh" rating.[7] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Legacy

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References

  1. ^ You Only Live Twice (1967). The Bond Film Informant. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  2. ^ A-Z of Norfolk Science - Y. BBC News Online. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
  3. ^ Shadows of the Soviet Space Age. Strange Horizons (2004-05-03). Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  4. ^ a b Production Staff. Inside You Only Live Twice: An Original Documentary [Television]. MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
  5. ^ 1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji. BBC News Online. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  6. ^ Trivia for You Only Live Twice (1967). IMBD. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  7. ^ You Only Live Twice (1967). rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.

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External links

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You Only Live Twice
  • You Only Live Twice (1967) at the Internet Movie Database
  • MGM's site on the movie
  • Graham Thomas's definitive list of locations including the journey that Ian Fleming took to research the book

 
 

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