LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1962

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EARTH OR­BIT

When US as­tro­naut John Glenn or­bited the earth three times in four hours, 55 min­utes in his Friend­ship 7 cap­sule on 20 Fe­bru­ary, he be­came a na­tional hero. The mis­sion con­cluded with him be­ing re­cov­ered from the At­lantic, some 800 miles south east of Ber­muda.

MOSS’ EASTER CRASH

On the fi­nal stages of the For­mula One Glover Tro­phy Race on Easter Mon­day, 23 April, Stir­ling Moss’ Lo­tus left the road. The Guardian stated that ‘at first his in­juries ap­peared to be ex­tremely se­ri­ous, and the crowd was re­lieved when an an­nouncer said Moss had sent a mes­sage for his mother, say­ing: ‘I’m all right, and I will con­tact you as soon as I can get to a tele­phone.’ The crash ended his main­stream ca­reer.

TRANSAT­LANTIC BROAD­CAST – LIVE

Via the won­der of the Tel­star 1 satel­lite, view­ers on both sides of the Big Pond were able to see live footage from the other side of the world on 11 July, al­though Bri­tons had to stay up un­til one in the morn­ing. ‘ That’s a man’s face!’ ex­claimed Ray­mond Bax­ter in un­der­stand­able ex­cite­ment as these flick­er­ing black and white images marked the be­gin­ning of satel­lite broad­cast­ing.

DR NO GOES ON GEN­ERAL RE­LEASE

Yes, the back pro­jec­tion in the Sun­beam Alpine car chase se­quence is dire. Yes, Ian Flem­ing re­ally wanted David Niven to por­tray 007. But the Ken Adam sets and the Monty Nor­man mu­sic, plus that mo­ment of Sean Con­nery’s Bond in­tro­duc­ing him­self in that Pinewood casino, set the tem­plate for the Bond film fran­chise on 5 Oc­to­ber this year.

Look out, Sean. Back pro­jec­tion!

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