Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Corgi Edition)


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  1. I'm looking forward to your Chitty Chitty Bang Bang retrospective. This was the first movie I ever asked my parents to take me to. I was probably 5 or 6 when it came out. It remains a favorite film to this day.

    The James Bond connections are very interesting...the original book was written by Ian Fleming, the movie was produced by Albert Brocolli, one of the stars was Gert Frobe, Goldfinger himself, and the sets were designed by Ken Adams. Add to that Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill and Robert Helpmann as the terrifying child catcher.

    One of my fondest memories of seeing the film in the theater was getting back into the family car where my father said there was a button on the dashboard he never pushed before. Perhaps if he pushed it, wings would come out of the car and we could fly home. Of course, I was disappointed when he pressed the button and nothing happened but that memory remains as a moment where magic could possibly happen in our real world. Ah...childhood!

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