I've never noticed that before...

BennyBenny And I'm wearing a red shirt !
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I was just watching Dr.No earlier today, when I noticed two things so far that I've never noticed before. And I've seen Dr.No countless times.
The first is Bond slipping the doorman a tip as he leaves Le Cercle as he's called away from the casino.
The second is The Three Blind mice in the background as Bond and the Super-Intendant arrive at Strangways house.
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You can see them walking past from the top left of the screen.
Never noticed these before. I'll watch the rest of the film later and see if there are any other little things I've missed.

So what scenes or little pieces in the back ground have you only just discovered?
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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Great idea for a thread. I know this has happened to me as well, but I can't recall the specifics now. Next time I go through the series (which will be soon) I'll take note.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
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    Good idea for a thread indeed.

    I'd never noticed Wint and Kidd pressing at the flowers in the Memorial at Slumbers Inc before until about last year. I think I was focusing so much on what Bond was doing that I missed it.
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    I never noticed the three blind mice in the background as Bond arrives in Dr No
    I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time. ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    I never noticed the three blind mice in the background as Bond arrives in Dr No
    I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time. ;)

    Me neither.
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    I always wondered what all you can eat buffet James Bond ate at in Las Vegas on the night he met plenty and had Tiffany, too
  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
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    I always wondered what all you can eat buffet James Bond ate at in Las Vegas on the night he met plenty and had Tiffany, too

    Sadly that was off-screen. :)
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    Connery did look a lot " Chunkier " than his slimmer self in the early films
    So at a guess I'd say he ate ....... A lot ! :D
  • This is indeed a great idea for a thread. I'll be looking at each film in the series with fresh eyes for a while now, and DN will be first up!
  • royale65royale65 "No! Not the hair. Never the hair."
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    Great idea for a thread dear @Benny.

    I watched DAF a couple of days ago, and I noticed something - when Bond and Q are talking about the fake fingerprints, via telephone, the Aston Martin DBS is in the background, to the left I think, in Q's lab.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
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    royale65 wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread dear @Benny.

    I watched DAF a couple of days ago, and I noticed something - when Bond and Q are talking about the fake fingerprints, via telephone, the Aston Martin DBS is in the background, to the left I think, in Q's lab.

    Yes, indeed, and the joke is that they are fitting rockets to it. :)
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    In Skyfall, when Silva walks out of the courtroom as its filled with smoke, he casually shoots someone standing by the doorway. Its hilarious, he doesn't even look at him or stop moving.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
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    For your eyes only

    When in Q lab, the minor character Smithers has a weaponized cast on his arm that breaks away to melee a foe. His real arm is revealed underneath, but it doesn't appear to be the actor's actual arm. It looks disjointed and you can see the actor portraying Smithers move his right shoulder afterwards that moves the cast. It completely baffled me last night!



    Can anyone explain?
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    Only noticed this last month when I re-watched DN:

    In the office briefing scene Bond hastily takes out his lighter to offer it to M, but M ignores the gesture... it is a very interesting & subtle way for the director to show 007's deference to his boss.

    The very 1st Bond / M meeting is a great scene - with the juxtaposition of Bond’s earlier über-confidence from the casino intro (& then with Moneypenny) in stark contrast to the way he (almost clumsily) tries to win favor with M… a nice little reminder that this man is human after all :)
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    Tells you a lot about their relationship as well.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    For your eyes only

    When in Q lab, the minor character Smithers has a weaponized cast on his arm that breaks away to melee a foe. His real arm is revealed underneath, but it doesn't appear to be the actor's actual arm. It looks disjointed and you can see the actor portraying Smithers move his right shoulder afterwards that moves the cast. It completely baffled me last night!



    Can anyone explain?

    It looks as if there is a hole in the whiteboard, with somebody else's arm doubling for Smithers!
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    I guess the fake arm had to be attached to a large spring mechanism ( behind the wall)
    With another actor's arm as Smithers's right arm ?
  • BennyBenny And I'm wearing a red shirt !
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    AceHole wrote: »
    Only noticed this last month when I re-watched DN:

    In the office briefing scene Bond hastily takes out his lighter to offer it to M, but M ignores the gesture... it is a very interesting & subtle way for the director to show 007's deference to his boss.

    The very 1st Bond / M meeting is a great scene - with the juxtaposition of Bond’s earlier über-confidence from the casino intro (& then with Moneypenny) in stark contrast to the way he (almost clumsily) tries to win favor with M… a nice little reminder that this man is human after all :)

    Wow, I've also never noticed the lighter offer to M that gets ignored. It's amazing to think that we've all seen these films countless times, yet there are still instances of finding something new in them.
    I've finished Dr.No, and look forward to going back through them to see if any more unseen scenes can be found.

    Just speaking of the Bond / M scene in Dr.No, it's such a great scene. It's longer than most of the later scenes would become, and you really get a sense of respect in the way they address one another. It doesn't feel hurried, and the two men move around the office without remaining in one spot as also would happen with the later movies. Generally M sitting whilst Bond received his orders.
    Having finished Dr.No, I find unlike some of the films, the more I view it, the more I like it. It's a film that if someone asked me to watch it again now, it wouldn't be a chore. It would be a real pleasure.

  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    I really am not seeing the Three Blind Mice in the background. I see some shadows, but nothing conclusive. Rather like a photo of Big Foot.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    I watched it last night and I saw them clear as all Hell. get the restored Blu-Ray.
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    Ill do that right after I buy a blu ray player.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady ‎85 Albert Embankment, ‎Vauxhall‎, ‎Lambeth‎ Community
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I watched it last night and I saw them clear as all Hell. get the restored Blu-Ray.

    I didn't know Hell was clear. I thought it had more of a reddish hue.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Clear red.
  • RC7RC7
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    Sark wrote: »
    I really am not seeing the Three Blind Mice in the background. I see some shadows, but nothing conclusive. Rather like a photo of Big Foot.

    iR7CKMp.jpg

    You can see them between Bond and the Superintendent here. The Superintendent actually clocks them just prior to this shot.



  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
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    ^ A very interesting detail that. I suppose it supplements the scene where they try to shoot Bond but are stopped from doing so by a passing car. I think that, more importantly, it also helps to show the all-pervasive influence of the agents of Dr. No (long before the main villain is seen) in the film.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    I guess the fake arm had to be attached to a large spring mechanism ( behind the wall)
    With another actor's arm as Smithers's right arm ?

    I think @DrGorner has a point here. It seems they did need a place to put the spring in or something. It clearly isn't his right hand, but he does put his left hand over it as if it is.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
    edited June 2015 Posts: 14,142
    I recently noticed a lot of visual similarities between this scene:
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    and this one:
    crtux-gun1.jpg
    Sure, the context was different, but certainly one inspired the other. Loved both scenes. Something about Bond drawing his weapon in a fancy hotel in a tux with an attractive woman next to him.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
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    Am going to see Dr No on the big screen on Sunday, in a 4K presentation. Will keep an eye-out for the three blind mice, not noticed that before, most of the other stuff had picked up on. Great thread by the way.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    I noticed something for the first time watching FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE last night. When Bond and Grant are having their first conversation on the train, Grant says, "I know this are like the back of my hand." Grant then looks down at the back of his hand, then Bond seems to look down at the back of Grant's hand, as well. Odd.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I recently noticed a lot of visual similarities between this scene:
    licence%2Bto%2Bkill%2B03.jpg

    and this one:
    crtux-gun1.jpg
    Sure, the context was different, but certainly one inspired the other. Loved both scenes. Something about Bond drawing his weapon in a fancy hotel in a tux with an attractive woman next to him.

    Actually that is exactly what went through my mind when I saw CR in the cinema back in 2006... "this feels like Timbo in LTK"
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    I guess the fake arm had to be attached to a large spring mechanism ( behind the wall)
    With another actor's arm as Smithers's right arm ?

    Just odd to me as to why Smithers needs a double for his right arm! It's not clear to me why his own arm couldn't just be under there. Unless Smithers real arm is in the cast and there is no actual mechanism and he is just slamming his real arm against the wall haha
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