The James Bond Questions Thread

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  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Is it made clear in YOLT that Kissy and Bond's marriage is fake?
  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    Is it just me or everyone is always talking about Barbara Broccoli --or Babs as the kids say these days-- and Michael G. Wilson gets way less attention?

    He is not amused.

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    Something I don't think is often noticed, is MGW stopped wearing glassed a while back. That made him look years younger. At around the same time, he started to slow down a bit (though he still participates in interviews with the lovely Barbara).
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I enjoyed his cameo in NTTD and the fact it was quite recognizable to me, unlike some others he's had. I hope they don't take too long getting this next era started so he can return for yet another one.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Is Gregg Wilson visible in NTTD?
  • Who does Hugo Drax call to find a replacement for Chan in Moonraker? Seems like someone he liaises with frequently and knows about Jaws.

    Why does Oddjob smile when Tilly Masterson misses in the Swiss mountains? Like he knows his boss was nearly assassinated?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 10 Posts: 14,971
    Who does Hugo Drax call to find a replacement for Chan in Moonraker? Seems like someone he liaises with frequently and knows about Jaws.

    Why does Oddjob smile when Tilly Masterson misses in the Swiss mountains? Like he knows his boss was nearly assassinated?

    1. Drax phones up Hire-A-Henchman. They guarantee to speedily make up any staffing shortfalls for megalomaniacs worldwide or your money back. It's like central casting for henchmen.

    2. Maybe it was an early version of the racket Nick Nack had going with Scaramanga in TMWTGG where if the Big Bad dies the henchman is the sole beneficiary of all of his riches?
  • So some questions to those around and fans of the franchise in the 1980's:

    1) How different did For Your Eyes Only feel? Was it a welcome change upon its release?

    2) What was the general consensus of A View To A Kill at the time?

    3) What was the direction people were hoping the series would go to after A View To A Kill and Bond after Roger Moore at the time?

    4) How did you feel watching Licence to Kill at the time in 1989? Was this the Bond you wanted after A View To A Kill?

    5) Was Licence to Kill inevitable after they returned to story driven plots in For Your Eyes Only?
  • edited November 15 Posts: 331
    1/ Yes. Everybody thought Moonraker was ridiculous and way below Spy.
    2/ Disappointed but we still loved parts of it including Macnee and Walken.
    3/ Actually fans didn't want Brosnan because the consensus was that Pierce would follow in the Roger Moore mould. So we were happy when Dalton replaced him and they promised a more down to earth Bond.
    4/ I was kinda disappointed by LD, but I loved LTK. I thought it was more badass and more Fleming than the other. However, many of my friends thought it wasn't James Bond anymore and just a copy of Lethal Weapon and Miami Vice. Most of those had never read any Fleming novel of course.
    5/ The 80's Bond see the team trying stuff, then re-adjusting for the next film. LTK is part of that. In fact, I wanted all 4 Brosnan to be even more hard hitting than LTK. Apart TND I don't think they achieved that level.
  • FeyadorFeyador Montreal, Canada
    edited November 15 Posts: 234
    Most of the above, @Stamper, corresponds well with my memory of the era. Except my initial reaction to GE was, (1) it should have been darker and (2) it should have been Sean Bean as James Bond! [It took me a few years to come around to GE and love it just as it is ... well, maybe not the score, of course.]
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    Interesting, for me, GE suffered to True Lies having been released over a year before.
    True Lies action for me, was what the James Bond of the 90's should have equaled.
    But of course you can't do that when you got half or a third of James Cameron's budgets.

    For LTK reception, remember there were different edits, with the US getting a PG version.
    I think that's the reason it tanked, it should have been uncut as the uncut version is way more hard-hitting.

    Those of us who saw the uncut first, were going "Yes, that's how edgy Bond should be!".

    I remember when Bond grabs the harpoon, says "Compliments of Sharky!" and nails the frogman, I went "YEAAAAHHHHH!!!" LOL from then on, I was 200% into the film and story.

    Fans always wanted scenes like Moore killing the guy from the cliff in FYEO. From that moment on, it was clear to the audience that's where Bond should go, but I'm guessing Cubby was the conservative who wanted to keep those films family oriented, and it took a while to break from that influence.
  • LocqueLocque Escaped from a Namur prison
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    Is M's "Ah, for fuck's sake" in NTTD the first F-bomb in a Bond movie?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Locque wrote: »
    Is M's "Ah, for fuck's sake" in NTTD the first F-bomb in a Bond movie?

    No, M uses the word in SF, and Pepper is also saying it in LALD, although cut off so it is more implied.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    I came across this and as a car enthusiast and a Bond fan I would probably love it:

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    One question though, is the Alfa Romeo GTV6 covered? If not, I’d be disappointed and the title of the book would also be incorrect :p
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    Locque wrote: »
    Is M's "Ah, for fuck's sake" in NTTD the first F-bomb in a Bond movie?

    No, M uses the word in SF, and Pepper is also saying it in LALD, although cut off so it is more implied.

    You could even allege that Dalton is saying it in TLD when he's trying to tell Kara to board the plane. It definitely looks like he's mouthing it! :)

    Maybe I'm starting "Bond mouthing things" v 2.0 with that one ;)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited December 7 Posts: 11,761
    I thought I saw Paloma mouth it too when she runs out of ammo.
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