Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chitty Chitty Bond Bond ?

"Van Dyke...Dick Van Dyke"
Some people don't realize the many similarities between Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the James Bond franchise. The movie pretty much follows the classic Bond formula and here are some reasons why.

This kids movie was produced by Albert Brocolli

The novel was written by Ian Flemming. I'm not making this up.

It features Gert Frobe (Goldfinger) who plays Baron Bomburst, Dewmond Llewelyn (Q) as Coggins, and Anna Quayle (Bond Girl from Casino Royale) who plays Baroness Bomburst.

If features the cool cars  with gadgets that 007 fans are used to seeing.

The female lead is named 'Truly Scrumptious". That's a bond girl name if I've ever heard one.

I'm pretty sure that the kidnapper in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is scarier than any bond villain I've seen.

I have been waiting a long time for the next Bond installment and I'm glad it's quickly approaching. In anticipation of Skyfall, here is the new trailer.

1 comment:

elesa said...

Oh my gosh you're right! It is James Bond for kids! No wonder it is such a great movie!

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