Thunderball (1965) Firsts

  • First Bond movie filmed in Cinemascope
  • First cross dresser (Jacques Boitier)
  • First appearance of NATO
  • First time all the Double-O’s are in one room at once
  • First time sharks are used by a villain
  • First time Q equips Bond in the field
  • First time Bond’s charms fail on a woman (Fiona)
  • First underwater sequence
  • First time Bond is shot
  • First film to utilize the underwater camera
  • First gun on a motorcycle
  • First Bond film where nuclear warheads are hijacked
  • First Bond girl that was a former Miss France
  • First time that a Bond film was filmed in Paris, France
  • First time 007 drives a Lincoln Continental (Sean Connery drove another
  • Lincoln Continental in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Marnie)
  • First time 007 is a passenger in a Ford Mustang
  • First time 007 goes to the Bahamas
  • First time that a Bond film was filmed in the Bahamas
  • First time that the U.S. Coast Guard is an ally
  • First time that SPECTRE agents are all in the same room
  • First time that a subordinate is killed by sharks
  • First time SPECTRE demands a ransom from a Western world power
  • First time Q Branch modified a wristwatch with gadgetry (the first wristwatch with gadgetry was the one worn by Red Grant in From Russia
  • First time Bond goes to Nassau