The NEW AND IMPROVED James Bond Trivia Quiz

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    So there are the Blackwell connections with Island Records, Chris Blackwell purchasing Goldeneye, and Blanche Blackwell in Fleming's past.

    I don't recognize a specific ghetto blaster connection.
    You're on the right track with one of these.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Chris Blackwell (who later also created Blackwell's rum) founded Island Records in 1959 Jamaica, and the company was taken over (in 1989) by PolyGram, at the time one of the three largest record companies in the world and a subsidiary of Philips N.V. (which later sold the entire music business to Universal Music).

    If that is the solution, you could have used Bond's car radio and the whistling key finder from TLD instead of the ghetto blaster just as well, but I guess you don't have these in your collection.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Not the answer I'm looking for.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    But it definitely is "a" connection :-).
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I need a more direct connection.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Fine. I just don't have it.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Did Chris Blackwell own a Philips CD Soundmachine himself? Or did the inventor of the Philips CD Soundmachine die of an overdose of Blackwell's rum? :-)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 13,135
    Music. Blackwell. Stretching.

    I happened to start watching Bond imitator and Eurospy film Some Girls Do (1969) with Richard Johnson as Bulldog Drummond.

    Charles Blackwell did the music for the theme song and score.






    Oh and this led me to a closer Bond connection I'll hold in reserve.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    On a chartered flight to Jamaica, composer Monty Norman meets location scout Chris Blackwell already associated with the DN production.

    Blackwell introduces Norman to Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, they perform the Calypso music used in the film.

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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    On a chartered flight to Jamaica, composer Monty Norman meets location scout Chris Blackwell already associated with the DN production.

    Blackwell introduces Norman to Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, they perform the Calypso music used in the film.

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    I feel enlightened by @RichardTheBruce's contribution, but I don't see what it has to do with the Philips "Ghetto Blaster",
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 13,135
    Music. Simply music.

    Surely there are more Blackwell items. And now I believe I stumbled across the one looked for. But I'll pause.

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Chris Blackwell's song "Sacred Heart" plays for the ghetto blaster scene at Q Branch in TLD.







  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Chris Blackwell's song "Sacred Heart" plays for the ghetto blaster scene at Q Branch in TLD.

    That sounds very logical...not that I remember that there was music from the "ghetto blaster" at all in the movie (barring a review for this particular issue). And I admit I had never consciously heard of Chris Blackwell (or even Blackwell's rum) until this trivia question came up. But you are very likely to be right, @RichardTheBruce.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Great work, @RichardTheBruce

    Chris Blackwell's rum on Bond's side table; Chris Blackwell's music in Q's stereo.

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 13,135
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    How about this.
    From the Eon 007 actors
    (Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig)

    that played "Bond" outside the Eon films,

    name as many examples as possible.
    If that makes sense. To assemble them as below. Last one added wins.

    Connery
    - Never Say Never Again (1983) James Bond
    - The Rock (1996) John Patrick Mason
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    Lazenby
    - Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) J.B.
    - Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Diamonds Aren't Forever (1989) James
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    Honorable mention:
    - The Master, Hostages (1984) Mallory
    - Never Too Young To Die (1986) Drew Stargrove

    Moore
    - Mainly Milllicent (1964) James Bond
    - Lark Masquerade in Venice
    - 'Happy Anniversary 007' 25 Years of JB (1987) James Bond

    Honorable mention:
    - Cannonball Run (1981) Seymour Goldfarb Jr with DB5, Walther PPK (which is not the PP), Bond Theme, and mother issues

    Dalton
    - Ligget & Myers' Lark commercial (1989)
    - Lark Super Lights Rooftop Villain Neon Sign (1989, and 1005 phone card) Yo-yo saw
    - Tales from the Crypt "Werewolf Concerto" (1992) Lokai and Walther PPK, Rolex Submariner (plus Walter Gotell)

    Honorable mention
    - Charlie's Angels "Fallen Angel" (1979) a man with James Bond-ian tastes, means, and charm
    - Looney Tunes Back in Action (2003) Damian Drake in License to Spy

    Brosnan
    - Visa ID Check Card (1997) James Bond 007 with Q
    - Lark Jungle (1990s) Blue and gold macaw
    - Lark Pool Spy Camera (1980s)
    - Visa 'The Flying Tuk Tuk' (2003) Mr Bond
    -
    Craig
    - Heineken's 'The Express' aka Crack the Case (2012) James Bond
    - Heineken's 'The Chase' (2015) James Bond
    - SNL NTTD James Bond Sneak Peak (2020) James Bond, casino
    - Red Nose Day James Bond comes face-to-face with Catherine Tate's Nan (2021) M's Office, James Bond -

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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    As a first impression, if you're looking for an actor playing "Bond outside the Eon films", the only one can be Connery, who played Bond in NSNA. Or what are you hinting at?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 13,135
    There are many more unofficial examples of the Bond actors toying with the 007 role outside the Eon films and NSNA. Before and after their tenure. Television and film.

    That's what I'd like to collect here. NSNA added above.


  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 14,037
    Not a definitive list, but some to consider:

    Moore - Mainly Millicent (1964) James Bond
    Lazenby - Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) 'J.B.'
    Connery - Never Say Never Again (1983) James Bond
    Moore - 'Happy Anniversary 007' 25 Years of JB TV special (1987) James Bond
    Brosnan - Everything or Nothing (2004) James Bond *voice role
    Connery - From Russia with Love (2005) James Bond *voice role
    Craig - Quantum of Solace (2008) James Bond *voice role
    Craig - Blood Stone (2010) James Bond *voice role
    Craig - GoldenEye 007/Reloaded (2010) James Bond *voice role
    Craig - Heineken's 'The Express' aka Crack the Case (2012) James Bond
    Craig - 'Happy & Glorious' (2012) James Bond
    Craig - 007 Legends (2012) James Bond *voice role
    Craig - Heineken's 'The Chase' (2015) James Bond

    I've left out those games where the actor does not lend his own voice to the role.

    I've also left out Moore's role in Cannonball Run as he goes by a different name, though one could perhaps argue it's an alias and he is really Bond here.
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    What about Lazenby in DIAMONDS AREN’T FOREVER? The segment from ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS.

    And I count HAPPY & GLORIOUS as canon!
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    To keep a focus I suggest including out the game connections, since they were sanctioned by Eon who benefited from them financially.

    Happy & Glorious is canon as @Birdleson pointed out, doesn't count. However Diamonds Aren't Forever is on point.

    Beyond that inclusion is very flexible and can revert to speculation. And I'd still consider commercials like Heineken as well.

    Updated above.

    - Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) J.B.
    - Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Diamonds Aren't Forever (1989) James

    - Mainly Milllicent (1964) James Bond

    - Heineken's 'The Express' aka Crack the Case (2012) James Bond
    - Heineken's 'The Chase' (2015) James Bond

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    How about Dalton's Lark Commercial? He is never named, but the implications are clear enough.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Yes Lark rates.

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited August 2023 Posts: 14,037
    Thought of the Dalton and various Brosnan Lark ads, but if you include them why not include the Moore special from 1987?

    Also:

    Brosnan - Visa commercial (ID Confirmed) featuring Desmond Llewelyn, Christina Hendricks - 'James Bond' seen printed on Visa card 1997
    Brosnan - Visa commercial 'The Flying Tuk Tuk' 2003?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Yes I want to include those just didn't get to it @QBranch. Now added above.

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    What Moore Special from '87? Wouldn't that have been an EON sanctioned product?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited August 2023 Posts: 15,117
    QBranch wrote: »
    Thought of the Dalton and various Brosnan Lark ads, but if you include them why not include the Moore special from 1987?

    Also:

    Brosnan - Visa commercial (ID Confirmed) featuring Desmond Llewelyn, Christina Hendricks - 'James Bond' seen printed on Visa card 1997
    Brosnan - Visa commercial 'The Flying Tuk Tuk' 2003?

    Pierce plays himself in the Tuk Tuk ad though, the joke is the driver just thinks he’s Bond. I guess Heineken re-used that gag with their NTTD campaign where Craig is trying to get his passport back.

    I feel like Craig may have made the most ‘official’ extra-curricular appearances as Bond: the video games, several other Heineken ads where he is in character, I think two Sony ads(?), plus stuff like the Catherine Tate Comic Relief sketch which felt like it was Eon-sanctioned with M’s office set etc.
    SNL felt a bit more unofficial, but I expect he would have run it past them.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Yeah, the criteria for this round is a bit hazy. Is it a requisite that the name 'James', 'Bond', 'J.B.' or similar be spoken or seen? Or is it enough for the actor to simply be doing Bondian things?

    There's another Brosnan Visa ad, from 1999 featuring 'Ranger Rex'. Can't find the video at the moment and can't remember how Bondian it is. Card says Brosnan not Bond though.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Considered:
    Moore
    - 'Happy Anniversary 007' 25 Years of JB (1987) James Bond

    Cons: at first glance, inconsistent with early guidance.

    Pros for inclusion: not so well-know. Not a product where Eon directly profits like with games. At the time, Moore is officially not in the Bond role as Dalton was signed.

    Verdict: include it in, as of interest alongside other examples.


    Q: Is it a requisite that the name 'James', 'Bond', 'J.B.' or similar be spoken or seen?
    A: Not a requirement.

    So some flexibility to consider if the Bond elements add up. Not so overt in some cases.

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Thanks @RichardTheBruce for some clarity.

    Besides the Dalton Lark Super Lights commercial on the rooftop with villain and neon sign (1989), there is confirmation of the advert reappearing in 1995 in the form of a phonecard. You also have the Brosnan Lark advert with macaw parrot resembling Max/Chrome and Brosnan blowing up the shack with a nifty cigarette packet remote detonator. Another Broz Lark advert, from memory, has the enemy looking through his window and later storming the room, or similar. Brosnan's Lark era can be confirmed as from at least 1989-1992, but possibly earlier and/or later.

    That's right, Brosnan was doing Lark ads in the year Dalton was Bond, then Dalton reappeared in Lark ads in the year Brosnan was Bond.

    Further consideration: Moore's Lark Milds advert with the masquerade theme set in Venice, airing in Japan (1988)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Yes added, and I started assembling evidentiary matter above.


    Here's my undeniable outlier.


    Timothy Dalton
    - Tales from the Crypt "Werewolf Concerto" - Lokai and Walther PPK, Rolex Submariner (plus Walter Gotell)

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