Author Topic: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"  (Read 609 times)

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Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« on: January 25, 2023, 06:30:23 PM »
I'm sure this must be old news here, but there's a clip of the opening sequence on Facebook at the moment, and (sorry, I use it to keep track of my in-laws), there's a motorcycle spill in the clip. I went through it carefully, and sure enough ...
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2023, 08:24:02 PM »
You talking about 4 minutes 40 seconds in on this video?

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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2023, 09:45:59 PM »
The Internet Movie Cars Database sometimes has good screen caps, after watching a movie where a car or motorcycle catches my eye I'll often look it up there.
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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2023, 12:32:33 AM »
Yeah, [twowheeladdict], that's the one.

I saw the clip, and the bikes go down, and wondered, so I backed it up and start/stopped/start/stopped until I saw the shots with the taillights and thought "I bet that's ..." and kept going until the crash scene.

Good bikes for crashing, those hefty bars do good work.
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2023, 10:01:57 AM »
 And a BD-5 Jet!
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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2023, 10:46:32 AM »
To bad the BD jet wasn't a better plane overall. Saw the Silver Bullet show routine years ago at an airshow. Very impressive. Cool little plane if nothing else.
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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2023, 12:14:27 AM »
I associate that film with that fantastic chase scene featuring a silver Alfa Romeo GTV6.
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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2023, 03:09:31 AM »
James Bond seems to have lost his briefcase between his ID check and entering the area with the mechanic.  :wink:

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Re: Guzzis in the Jame Bond film "Octopussy"
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2023, 08:00:26 AM »
Was the scene shot in Italy?
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