Who did the stunt driving in Diamonds Are Forever?
FSWL contributor Jon Auty remember legendary stuntman Buzz Bundy who sadly passed away on 4th May 2020. Buzz worked on many films and television series including the 1971 James Bond classic Diamonds Are Forever (1971) directed by Guy Hamilton starring the great Sean Connery.
What cars were used in Diamonds Are Forever?
In the 1971 movie Diamonds Are Forever, James Bond (Sean Connery) and Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) drive around Las Vegas in a red 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Mach 1 is a special performance option package for the Ford Mustang ‘Sportsroof’ (or ‘Fastback’).
What casino was used in Diamonds Are Forever?
The production shot at many Las Vegas hotel & casino properties, including The Riviera, Tropicana Las Vegas, Landmark Hotel & Casino, Dunes Hotel, International Hotel (now known as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino), Las Vegas Hilton, and Circus Circus Las Vegas. The production also filmed at: Black Rock Desert.
What year was Diamonds Are Forever filmed?
December 17, 1971 (USA)Diamonds Are Forever / Release date
Who is Buzz Bundy?
The legendary stunt man Buzz Bundy died this week. He was a beloved part of the Dukes of Hazzard stunt crew, and his upbeat and positive personality always lifted the spirits of those around him. He was probably best known for the “ski car”. He could put any kind of vehicle up on two wheels and keep it there.
Where does Diamonds Are Forever take place?
The story centres on Bond’s investigation of a diamond-smuggling operation that originates in the mines of Sierra Leone and runs to Las Vegas. Along the way Bond meets and falls in love with one of the members of the smuggling gang, Tiffany Case.
What happened to Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever?
A sticky end in the mud bath On this day in 1971, shooting began on the Diamonds Are Forever pre-credits sequence in which Bond (Sean Connery) kills the fake Blofeld (Charles Gray) in a mudbath. The mud was actually made from mashed potatoes.
How much did Sean Connery get paid for Diamonds Are Forever?
So, in the end, United Artists boss David Picker made it clear that Connery needed to be brought back, saying the money was no object. As a result, the Scottish star was enticed by a then-record $1.25 million salary to return for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever.
What happened to the second car in the chase with Bond?
In the early part of the chase, Bond’s Mustang is pursued by one police car. After the Mustang and police car pass the sheriff, the sheriff looks to his left and right, as if there was a second car passing him, but there wasn’t.
Why did the car roll down the dune in the desert?
In the chase scene in the desert where James Bond is being tailed by sedans, Bond makes a jump that causes one of the cars to flip and roll behind him. Once it rolls down the dune, a spare tire not matching the size or tread of the rolled car rolls into the shot for no apparent reason.
What color is the interior of the green van in James Bond?
When James Bond gets into the back of the green van at the gas station in Las Vegas, the interior metal walls of the van are a yellow-tan color.
Is there blood on James Bond in the elevator?
Despite all the broken glass in the elevator, there is no blood on either Bond or Franks. Franks even breaks the glass with his face and later grabs a large glass shard as a weapon, yet neither his face or hand is cut. Interesting? Obvious stunt double for Bond, as he rides the top of the elevator, and again as he jumps off the oil platform.