James Bond: Never Say Never Again, Miniature Jb

original model / miniature

In this remake and updated version of the 1965 THUNDERBALL, James Bond, who has been primarily teaching for the last few years, is quite happily yanked out of semiretirement to deal with the deadly SPECTRE organization's newest plan for the destruction of the planet. (The Bond story line mimics Sean Connery's semiretirement from the role, which he had last played in 1971's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.) Agent Number 2, also known as Maximilian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer), has managed to steal two cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads, and Agent Number 1, Blofeld (Max von Sydow), has threatened to explode them in areas with large populations if a huge, and almost impossible, ransom demand from the NATO countries is not met. This is one of two miniature heads created for the movie in the likeness of Sean Connery as "James Bond". This is the initial paint test head, then a second one was created and used on screen. It was acquired directly from the crew member that created it and is supplied with a letter from the current owner who was also a crew member on the film. The scale of the head can be seen in some of the pictures showing the modeller creating the entire piece. It was used in the scene when James Bond is shot out of a submarine in a Polaris missile. The missile then opens and he flies safely to land. All of the distance shots would be of the model, and close ups were of Sean Connery himself. The model and special effects were shown in the number 15 issue of Cinefex, in January 1984.
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category: original / screen-used
type: models / miniatures
celebrity: Sean Connery (138)
original (24)  |  replica (114)
movie: James Bond: Never Say Never Again (1983)
original (3)  |  replica (3)
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