The James Bond Questions Thread

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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    The double use, of what was a passible Bond score the first time around, actually makes it more irritating when I watch SF now.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I had heard that story before, but just wasn't quite sure if it was true or not.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld In the freedom of the West.
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    Minion wrote: »
    007Blofeld wrote: »
    Any of you music folks know why the score to SP sounds so similar to SF?

    Mendes told Newman to reuse the tracks I read it online in a interview i believe by either one of them.
    Not quite, @007Blofeld. Mendez and his editor used TN’s Skyfall queues as temp tracks, and thought they fit so well they kept them. My understanding is those bits weren’t re-orchestrated, just tweaked in editing, with tracks like “Backfire” being exceptions.

    @Minion I guess I heard wrong then.
  • BennyBenny spammer bannerModerator
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    How many Bond films does Bond use a foreign tongue?
    I count, FRWL, YOLT, TSWLM,MR, FYEO,OP, TLD, TND, TWINE, DAD, QOS.
    Am I missing any?
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    There’s some more mentioned here
    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/6007/james-bond-cunning-linguist

    How could you forget Mickey Mouse in SP? 😉
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    This question probably been ask but are we suppose to ignore YOLT the movie during OHMSS? Because if Bond is undercover as sir Hillary and meets with Blofeld, wouldn't have Blofeld recognize Bond from YOLT mission in Japan?
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    fjdinardo wrote: »
    This question probably been ask but are we suppose to ignore YOLT the movie during OHMSS? Because if Bond is undercover as sir Hillary and meets with Blofeld, wouldn't have Blofeld recognize Bond from YOLT mission in Japan?

    It must have been that clever disguise Bond is wearing as Sir Hilary Bray: a hat, glasses and a coat, with a pipe to finish off the look! The writers had thought of explaining Bond's change in appearance with the new actor by revealing Bond had had plastic surgery in order to evade his enemies. Though this was rather gimmicky idea which they ultimately dropped perhaps it would have gone some way to better explain why Blofeld didn't recognise Bond under a rather flimsy disguise.

    Of course this problem never came up in the novels as OHMSS was where Bond and Blofeld first met. Interestingly enough, Bond did use the disguise of making himself look Japanese in the following book, YOLT. However, Bunt and Blofeld weren't too long in seeing through that disguise as well when he gets captured in the Castle of Death! The whole problem arises in the film continuity when they decided to film YOLT before OHMSS as they laboured under the (false) impression that OHMSS was "Thunderball on skis." Things would have worked out so much better if TB-OHMSS had actually been filmed in the proper Fleming Blofeld trilogy sequence, and in the case of YOLT, filmed much more faithfully to the source novel than it ultimately was.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    You’d also assume that Blofeld has seen the photograph of Bond that SPECTRE have in their possession from FRWL, although I always got the impression that Blofeld knew/suspected it was Bond long before the reveal.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    You’d also assume that Blofeld has seen the photograph of Bond that SPECTRE have in their possession from FRWL, although I always got the impression that Blofeld knew/suspected it was Bond long before the reveal.

    Me too. They both wrongly thought that their flimsy disguises were fooling each other. In fact I find that the most enjoyable and logical way to interpret it.
  • edited January 19 Posts: 1,795
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    This question probably been ask but are we suppose to ignore YOLT the movie during OHMSS? Because if Bond is undercover as sir Hillary and meets with Blofeld, wouldn't have Blofeld recognize Bond from YOLT mission in Japan?

    Of course this problem never came up in the novels as OHMSS was where Bond and Blofeld first met. Interestingly enough, Bond did use the disguise of making himself look Japanese in the following book YOLT. However, Bunt and Blofeld weren't too long in seeing through that disguise as well when he gets captured in the Castle of Death! The whole problem arises in the film continuity when they decided to film YOLT before OHMSS as they laboured under the (false) impression that OHMSS was "Thunderball on skis." Things would have worked out so much better if TB-OHMSS had actually been filmed in the proper Fleming Blofeld trilogy sequence, and in the case of YOLT, filmed much more faithfully to the source novel than it ultimately was.

    Totally agree. This is probably the biggest mess ups in the film series.
  • MinionMinion Don't Hassle the Bond
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    You’d also assume that Blofeld has seen the photograph of Bond that SPECTRE have in their possession from FRWL, although I always got the impression that Blofeld knew/suspected it was Bond long before the reveal.

    Me too. They both wrongly thought that their flimsy disguises were fooling each other. In fact I find that the most enjoyable and logical way to interpret it.

    That's how I always took it as well.
  • In the Inside DAF documentary, Guy Hamilton claims that an assistant screwed up his climactic oil rig battle.

    Is this true? I've read many a making-of and never found any reference to such a thing. I think he's lying... Anyone have any info?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Would anyone know if the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 has been seen in any Bond films or other Bond-related media? It was released in 2009, so can only be from the Craig-era films, games, or perhaps the comics. I received one by accident, just want to check before I go through the hassle of sending this thing back, cheers.
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    Nope, never appeared in any Bond media.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    @moneyofpropre2 Thank you for the confirmation! Much appreciated, brother :)>-
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Would anyone know if the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 has been seen in any Bond films or other Bond-related media? It was released in 2009, so can only be from the Craig-era films, games, or perhaps the comics. I received one by accident, just want to check before I go through the hassle of sending this thing back, cheers.
    I'm afraid I don't even know what you are talking about. Is that a gun? A video game? Or what?
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    In the Inside DAF documentary, Guy Hamilton claims that an assistant screwed up his climactic oil rig battle.

    Is this true? I've read many a making-of and never found any reference to such a thing. I think he's lying... Anyone have any info?

    I can offer no other source but I have heard the same thing. They were lucky that the B footage was rolling and the explosives were started too soon. They were able to fill in the gaps with pick up shots. I have always envisioned a "The Party" type thing where an extra is tying his shoes, accidently hits the plunger and there go the explosions. LOL
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Is that a gun?
    Great guess! It is a submachine gun. A very modern looking one, even now. Example here:

    http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b1/CZ_SCORPION_EVO_3_A1.jpg
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    I bought the Some Kind of Hero book toady, from The Works shop in Wolverhampton. A fiver! Bargain for such a hefty tome. But where does the title come from? I've heard it before, and thought it was a Fleming chapter title, but I can't find it in any of my books.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    shamanimal wrote: »
    I bought the Some Kind of Hero book toady, from The Works shop in Wolverhampton. A fiver! Bargain for such a hefty tome. But where does the title come from? I've heard it before, and thought it was a Fleming chapter title, but I can't find it in any of my books.

    The title of the book comes from a line by Damian Falco in Die Another Day: "Look at him, you'd think he was some kind of a hero."
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Dang it Draggers! You beat me to the punch!
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Dang it Draggers! You beat me to the punch!

    I deeply sympathise. It's not like me to be so quick with a reply on a film Bond question. I'm probably a bit rusty in my knowledge there now, but on occasion I like to rise to the challenge! ;)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    QBranch wrote: »
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Is that a gun?
    Great guess! It is a submachine gun. A very modern looking one, even now. Example here:

    http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b1/CZ_SCORPION_EVO_3_A1.jpg

    Having checked the IMFDB, I didn't see anything.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Can't remember.

    Is there a scene where Bond says (maybe to Q) "You can't imagine how things get wasted out there..." or something like that?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    QBranch wrote: »
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Is that a gun?
    Great guess! It is a submachine gun. A very modern looking one, even now. Example here:

    http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b1/CZ_SCORPION_EVO_3_A1.jpg

    Ah yes, thank you. But I'm afraid I'm not really interested then. For me, apart from the obvious distinctions, a gun is a gun is a gun...
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    ggl007 wrote: »
    Can't remember.

    Is there a scene where Bond says (maybe to Q) "You can't imagine how things get wasted out there..." or something like that?
    "You'd be surprised the amount of wear and tear that goes on out there in the field." - GF.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Is that a gun?
    Great guess! It is a submachine gun. A very modern looking one, even now. Example here:

    http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b1/CZ_SCORPION_EVO_3_A1.jpg

    Ah yes, thank you. But I'm afraid I'm not really interested then. For me, apart from the obvious distinctions, a gun is a gun is a gun...
    Well, all you had to say was that you couldn't help me with my query, not that you're "not really interested".
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    shamanimal wrote: »
    I bought the Some Kind of Hero book toady, from The Works shop in Wolverhampton. A fiver! Bargain for such a hefty tome. But where does the title come from? I've heard it before, and thought it was a Fleming chapter title, but I can't find it in any of my books.

    The title of the book comes from a line by Damian Falco in Die Another Day: "Look at him, you'd think he was some kind of a hero."

    Wow, I'm sure I'd heard it some place else. But that's great, thanks. It was just as he was walking over the bridge if I remember right.
    Thanks Dragonpol.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    shamanimal wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    shamanimal wrote: »
    I bought the Some Kind of Hero book toady, from The Works shop in Wolverhampton. A fiver! Bargain for such a hefty tome. But where does the title come from? I've heard it before, and thought it was a Fleming chapter title, but I can't find it in any of my books.

    The title of the book comes from a line by Damian Falco in Die Another Day: "Look at him, you'd think he was some kind of a hero."

    Wow, I'm sure I'd heard it some place else. But that's great, thanks. It was just as he was walking over the bridge if I remember right.
    Thanks Dragonpol.

    Yes, correct, that's where that piece of dialogue is spoken, @shamanimal.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    shamanimal wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    shamanimal wrote: »
    I bought the Some Kind of Hero book toady, from The Works shop in Wolverhampton. A fiver! Bargain for such a hefty tome. But where does the title come from? I've heard it before, and thought it was a Fleming chapter title, but I can't find it in any of my books.
    The title of the book comes from a line by Damian Falco in Die Another Day: "Look at him, you'd think he was some kind of a hero."
    Wow, I'm sure I'd heard it some place else. But that's great, thanks. It was just as he was walking over the bridge if I remember right.
    Thanks Dragonpol.
    Yes, correct, that's where that piece of dialogue is spoken, @shamanimal.
    So, in essence, a nod to DAD. Think about that.
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