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Scene Stealer: Toot Sweets, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Scene Stealer: Toot Sweets, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Where do you start with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), the family musical based on the bestselling children’s novel by 007 creator Ian Fleming?  Endless scenes brim with images, dialogue and songs which have become part of every film lover’s vocabulary.  However one scene, more than any other, captures the […]

Classic Cracker: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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Classic Cracker: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

I used to love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Well, to be more exact, I used to always think that I loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was a holiday TV viewing staple, and I would always look forward to watching it. And then it would actually all play out, and young, easily-distracted, […]

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Bond: The Odd Couple (1967 & 1983)

The only two “official” Bond movies to have been made outwith the official 007 franchise came about under very different circumstances. Casino Royale, a spoof of the Bond movies, was simply a case of someone having bought the rights to the book and being able to capitalise on the situation […]