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As promised, here’s our second installment of script references to James Bond’s watch from the Live and Let Die View-Master slide packet.

Text associated with Picture Three on Reel Two reads as follows.

Now Solitaire was put to the test. Kananga ordered his tall black henchman Tee-Hee to stand beside Bond. Tee-Hee, who had lost an arm, wore a fake arm fitted with a savage pair of pincers. Kananga read out the number on Bond’s wristwatch. ‘True or false?’ he asked Solitaire. If her reply was wrong, Tee-Hee was to cut off Bond’s little finger with the pincers.

Picture Six on Reel Three included the illustration shown in this Blog along with the following verbiage.

Bond pulled at the winding button on his watch. A shark gun pellet, drawn by the hyper-intensified magnetic field, flew straight to his wrist. He touched the watch again. The outer ring of its casing began to spin around like a miniature circular saw. Bond cut through the ropes on his wrists….

GAF View-Master sleeve for James Bond film, "Live and Let Die"In 1973, GAF View-Master produced a “Showtime” packet of 21 stereo pictures titled, “James Bond 007: Ian Fleming’s Live and Let Die.”

Although none of the color images featured anything approaching a detailed image of the James Bond watches featured in the related film, the accompanying script makes several references to horology à la Q-Branch.

This is rather significant, if you’re familiar with View-Master.

Slide producers obviously had to balance cutting a feature-length film into less than two dozen scenes, yet still tell a story. The script book continue reading…