The 'Just the facts' useless Bond trivia Compilation

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  • Mie Hama, who played, Kissy in YOLT never got a really good handle on English, so they were going to can her. She got wind of this threatened to commit suicide if she were let go. So they kept her.
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    AVTAK: A Worker left His/her window open one night during filming at city hall. Unfortunately for them it was the night when the "fire" took place. So they had a wet desk the next morning. #-O

    During the mine scene when bond leads may day out of the mine, No one told Grace Jones about the sparking effects. so all the screams are genuine.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    Still on AVTAK: Zorin's San Fransisco 'Main Strike' mine was actually filmed at Amberley Chalk Pits in West Sussex (I know because I've been there).
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    In Christopher Wood's original MR screenplay the character of Corinne Dufour was named Trudi Parker. When Corinne Clery landed the role, they changed her character's name although in Wood's MR novelization, the character is called Trudi Parker as originally intended.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    FRWL was the last film JFK ever watched.
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    When rebuilding the 007 stage for the first time they couldn't build the set inside the stage when it was being built as it still counts as a renovation reconstructing a building thats burnt completely to the ground
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
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    Quoting JB007LTK: Who was the Victoria Secret Model in "Casino Royale" with Danny Craig?

    Her name is Alassandra Ambrosia.
    Yes, and the other girl who appears to be about to play tennis with Ambrosio was a cameo from Craig's regular assistant on film sets at the time, Veronika Hladikova...
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    Quoting saunders:
    FRWL was the last film JFK ever watched.
    I've read another source that says it was "55 Days At Peking." Anyway, the exquisitely beautiful French actress Catherine Deneuve was a contender for both the roles of Tracy in OHMSS and Solitaire in LALD.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    Quoting PrinceKamalKhan: I've read another source that says it was "55 Days At Peking

    Mine was a very old quote from just the one possibly unreliable source, so I'm sure your right PrinceKamalKhan, maybe FRWL was just the last film he watched that he actually enjoyed. :)

    Okay I know this fact to be true: Thunderball producer and constant thorn in EON's side Kevin McClory can be spotted seated and smoking a cigar as Sean Connery walks into the Nassau Casino in TB.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Another Thunderball cameo for you: Dana Broccoli can be seen, though it's very difficult to spot her, dancing as a background extra in the scene where Bond dines and dances with Domino.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    Still on that Nassau club, the gambling table that Bond riles Largo on is the same one used for the scene in DN when Bond meets Sylvia Trench.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    Richard Johnson was Bond director Terence Young's first pick for the role of Bond. However, he turned the role down because he did not want to commit to a multi-picture contract. 5 years later, he played a very Bondian updating of Sapper's detective hero Bulldog Drummond in the 007 spinoff film "Deadlier Than The Male."
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    In OP 009 was actually played by two separate people, Stuntman Andy Bradford (who also portrayed one of Kristatos's guards who gets shot by Melina's crossbow on St. Cyril's) spent two weeks near Checkpoint Charlie in West Berlin being chased by Mishca and Grischka but then went to on to work on 'The Keep' and was unable to return to the production to re-create 009's fall through the British ambassador's East German office window, this scene was completed with another stuntman.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    The name Vesper Lynd is a play on words for West Berlin.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    I believe that Bond has only ever been rained on once in the films and that's in CR.
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    Oh no, not the freakin' rain again

    Useless Bond trivia is it?

    Don't know if it's been mentioned but Miss Magda (Kristina Wayborn) had could what be the greatest fall of the franchise, i.e. her 'well I don't know how to say goodbye' to Moore and stealing the Faberge egg on the balcony in India was actually filmed at Pinewood Studios, UK and when she dropped to the ground and gave it to Kamal Khan the filming location was done back in India

    Why they didn't do the whole thing in one go where they were is a mystery, but there you are
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I believe that Bond has only ever been rained on once in the films and that's in CR.
    No. Also in OHMSS and QoS. Soon to be Skyfall as well.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Christopher Nolan's favorite Bond film is OHMSS.

    I suspect that is what influenced the Inception snow scenes.
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    Christopher Nolan's favorite Bond film is OHMSS.

    I suspect that is what influenced the Inception snow scenes.

    Indeed! He's been quoted as saying he shot it as a Bond scene!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Christopher Nolan's favorite Bond film is OHMSS.

    I suspect that is what influenced the Inception snow scenes.

    Indeed! He's been quoted as saying he shot it as a Bond scene!

    Nice!!! It wonderfully shows! :-bd
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    I believe that Bond has only ever been rained on once in the films and that's in CR.
    No. Also in OHMSS and QoS. Soon to be Skyfall as well.

    I don't believe we've ever seen him actually get rained on, except in CR, the others we only see the rain without him actually being in it.

  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    Sorry for the double post just remembered another one.

    All the Bond actors left the role on their own terms except Brosnan. He was let go because he was too old to play a newly made 00 Agent in CR.
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    For filming the scene in Venice where Bond's gondola (It's not even a Q boat), turns into a hovercraft and goes on land in Moonraker, they failed four times with Moore falling into the water each time due to the unstability of the craft, and had to replace his suit for each take after getting wet. It was only on the fifth attempt it was successful, and just as well, as they had no more suits available
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited March 2012 Posts: 28,231
    For filming the scene in Venice where Bond's gondola (It's not even a Q boat), turns into a hovercraft and goes on land in Moonraker, they failed four times with Moore falling into the water each time due to the unstability of the craft, and had to replace his suit for each take after getting wet. It was only on the fifth attempt it was successful, and just as well, as they had no more suits available

    Roger is quite a gentleman, but I don't think even he could keep his frustration in check after that!
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    The original title of Tomorrow Never Dies was Tomorrow Never Lies. It was altered by accident and was kept because it sounded more Bondian.
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    Either way, it's a damn silly Title isn't it. , It isn't even taken from an original Fleming source either. 'Tomorrow Never Dies', or 'Tomorrow never Lies', what's that all about then, it simply doesn't make any rational sense. About as silly a Bond movie title since 'A View to a Kill', most likely

    Next trivia- When Truman Lodge tells Sanchez 'This set up cost us $32,000,000' as Bond causes the fire at the cocaine factory, it was in actual reference to the films budget for that release, which was in fact- $32,000,000
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Either way, it's a damn silly Title isn't it. , It isn't even taken from an original Fleming source either. 'Tomorrow Never Dies', or 'Tomorrow never Lies', what's that all about then, it simply doesn't make any rational sense. About as silly a Bond movie title since 'A View to a Kill', most likely

    Next trivia- When Truman Lodge tells Sanchez 'This set up cost us $32,000,000' as Bond causes the fire at the cocaine factory, it was in actual reference to the films budget for that release, which was in fact- $32,000,000

    Seriously? That is a ridiculous amount of money.
  • Either way, it's a damn silly Title isn't it. , It isn't even taken from an original Fleming source either. 'Tomorrow Never Dies', or 'Tomorrow never Lies', what's that all about then, it simply doesn't make any rational sense. About as silly a Bond movie title since 'A View to a Kill', most likely

    Next trivia- When Truman Lodge tells Sanchez 'This set up cost us $32,000,000' as Bond causes the fire at the cocaine factory, it was in actual reference to the films budget for that release, which was in fact- $32,000,000

    Seriously? That is a ridiculous amount of money.

    I believe Quantum of Solace cost around $230,000,000

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Either way, it's a damn silly Title isn't it. , It isn't even taken from an original Fleming source either. 'Tomorrow Never Dies', or 'Tomorrow never Lies', what's that all about then, it simply doesn't make any rational sense. About as silly a Bond movie title since 'A View to a Kill', most likely

    Tomorrow, Carver's paper, never lies, as it makes up the news before it happens.
    Either way, it's a damn silly Title isn't it. , It isn't even taken from an original Fleming source either. 'Tomorrow Never Dies', or 'Tomorrow never Lies', what's that all about then, it simply doesn't make any rational sense. About as silly a Bond movie title since 'A View to a Kill', most likely

    Next trivia- When Truman Lodge tells Sanchez 'This set up cost us $32,000,000' as Bond causes the fire at the cocaine factory, it was in actual reference to the films budget for that release, which was in fact- $32,000,000

    Seriously? That is a ridiculous amount of money.

    I believe Quantum of Solace cost around $230,000,000

    It was actually $200,000,000.
  • edited March 2012 Posts: 5,745
    Samuel001 wrote:
    I believe Quantum of Solace cost around $230,000,000

    It was actually $200,000,000.

    Oh well that's much better :P
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