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Live and Let Die Gadgets
High Energy Impulse Noise Machine
Live and Let Die opens with a rather unconventional theory. The movie was made in 1973 and although there were suggestions, it is unlikely that it was proven that noise could kill.
Yet we were persuaded that a gentle turn on a knob and a sound could be emitted into someone’s ear, and within a second he would fall head first on his desk never to awake again.
Air pressure, from say, an explosion, could shatter your eardrums and it is possible, although extremely unlikely, that you could die, but it would very much be the air blast, or over-pressure, rather than a sound that would do the job.
We would like to believe the opening scene would set the tone for a cutting edge, ground-breaking invention-fest, but some believe it was merely the start of a lightweight blaxploitation film with a fantastic soundtrack. In our humble opinion it was like a James Bond panto, and you can't get much better than that!