The 'Just the facts' useless Bond trivia Compilation

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  • Posts: 4,731
    00Beast wrote:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Bond doesn't fire a single shot in GF!

    In Moonraker, Bond never fires a shot from his Walther PPK or any pistol for that matter. In fact, the only shot he fires is when he uses Drax's hunting rifle to elminate the tree sniper.
    Interesting. It is weird to think about it, the "it" being how often Bond engages in gunplay during the films.

    Indeed, it's even more interesting to think about how many (or few) times that Bond actually uses his own Walther PPK or P99 during those battles, because most of the time, especially during finale battles, he's using an automatic weapon that he picked up during the fray.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    In Tomorrow Never Dies, the villain, Stamper was supposed to have to ability to find pain pleasurable. In the end the idea was dropped but was later revived for The World Is Not Enough for the villain Renard and was altered to feel no pain.
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    lol interesting idea, but I doubt you could find an actor that could pull that off and it not be laughable! I'm giggling just picturing it! (Bond punches Stamper in the face) 'Ooooh yeah do it again!!!' (punches again) 'Oh god don't stop- I'm so close!!'
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    =)) =)) =))

    LMAO! I don't think that's where they wanted to go with it. I think they wanted something more along the lines of the scene when Bond stabs Stamper in the chest at the end, he looked like he enjoyed it.
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    Reading some of the above replies reminded me of Fight Club where Durnden is in the basement of Lou's Bar and gets a beating and enjoys himself

    In any event,

    For doing his 'monastery climb' in For Your Eyes Only', Moore took Valium and drank beer before some tricky scenes (?)

    Director John Glen (seriously) considered bringing back Jaws for a third time in the above release

    The Living Daylights gave us the only intentional nude scenes of the franchise

    Kara Miloy was the last blonde haired main Bond girl

    Composer John Barry had a cameo in Daylights as the leader of an orchestra

    Producer Barbara Broccoli had a cameo during the snow sequence as Dalton and d'Abo escape from the self destruct car and cello case ride

  • PlykshowPlykshow Kent, United Kingdom
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    Sean Connery wore a toupee during his outing as 007
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    Director John Glen (seriously) considered bringing back Jaws for a third time in the above release

    It would have made perfect sense to swap 'Blofeld' with Jaws in the PTS-- and it would have been symbolic to do away with the campiness and bring Bond back down to earth for the rest of the movie
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited September 2012 Posts: 28,231
    I was reading the Entertainment Weekly Bond 50th special issue, and literally went "OH, THAT IS SOOOOOO COOOOOOL!!!" when I read that:

    Tsai Chin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0157796/) who plays one of the card players in the high stakes game in CR also played the woman who helps Bond fake his death in YOLT!!! How cool is that?! I can't be the only person on here not to know that, right?
  • The Spy Who Loved Me was the last film Elvis Presley saw at the cinema. (Or maybe he may have ordered a print of it for his personal movie theater, as he tried doing the same on the day before he died so Lisa Marie could watch Star Wars, but was refused.)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    This is likely on here, but FRWL was the last film JFK ever saw, which was screened at the White House on Nov. 20, 1963, just two days before his death. Very ironic, as he was the entire reason FRWL was made after DN in the first place.
  • When Moore breaks out of the Monsoon Palace in Octopussy after being held as a guest of Kamal Khan, a few short musical cues of Superman are clearly audible
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I didn't really know where to put this, but this photo here seems to support the fact that Ian Fleming had a cameo in FRWL:
    http://www.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5IanFleming.jpg

    The clothes he is wearing match that of these in the actual scene from the film:
    http://www.jamesbond-shop.com/Ian_Fleming_FRWL_Cameo.jpg
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    Judi Dench's M has played with the most of Qs:
    1995-1999 Llewelyn
    1999-2002 Cleese
    2012 Whishaw.

  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but apart from recalling his first two assassinations, James Bond didn't kill a person during the events of the first novel, Casino Royale. Wouldn't it be pretty ironic while reading the novel and watching DAD simultaneously?!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited April 2013 Posts: 28,231
    Believe it or not, Gerard Butler was actually in a Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies to be specific!



    :O
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but apart from recalling his first two assassinations, James Bond didn't kill a person during the events of the first novel, Casino Royale. Wouldn't it be pretty ironic while reading the novel and watching DAD simultaneously?!

    Worth a mention again, in that Timothy Dalton didn't kill anyone in his two appearances. At least, not by way of his Walther or any other firearm. Villains died because of Dalton's Bond or at his hands, but they were special (deaths) or unusual, or however you want to see it as, but Bond never actually shot anyone (dead) during his tenure. Maybe Tim's just too nice to be doing cold blooded killings, and decided on some crazy or special exits for his adversaries instead

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but apart from recalling his first two assassinations, James Bond didn't kill a person during the events of the first novel, Casino Royale. Wouldn't it be pretty ironic while reading the novel and watching DAD simultaneously?!

    Worth a mention again, in that Timothy Dalton didn't kill anyone in his two appearances. At least, not by way of his Walther or any other firearm. Villains died because of Dalton's Bond or at his hands, but they were special (deaths) or unusual, or however you want to see it as, but Bond never actually shot anyone (dead) during his tenure. Maybe Tim's just too nice to be doing cold blooded killings, and decided on some crazy or special exits for his adversaries instead

    Yes he did. He shoots one man at Krests's with a harpoon (which is shooting) for vengeance on them for killing Sharky.
  • The very first lines of the series are, "That's it. Hundred honors and ninety below."

    Professional wrestler turned actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's grandfather appears in You Only Live Twice as the SPECTRE driver whom Bond fights in Osato Chemicals.

    Pierce Brosnan's Bond has the most onscreen kills.
  • edited April 2013 Posts: 5
    In the best traditions of Steve Wright in the Afternoon, a few factoids culled from the internet:
    1. 001 and 005 have never been mentioned in the books or the films

    2. 008 is the only other double-O to get a mention in the films who hasn’t been or doesn’t get killed

    3. Only two leading ladies have been older than the actor playing Bond – Honor Blackman (37 to Connery’s 34) and Diana Rigg (31 to Lazenby’s 30)

    4. Diamonds are Forever was the first film in the series where Bond only has sex with only one woman

    5. Casino Royale was the first Bond film in which James Bond was alone and without a Bond girl at the end of the movie. In his three appearances so far, Daniel Craig’s Bond has yet to close the film in the arms of a woman, breaking the tradition of the first 20 movies.

    6. Quantum of Solace marks the first film of the series in which Bond does not sleep with his leading lady.

    7. A hand with a pair of eights in Texas Hold ‘Em Poker is called an “Octopussy”. This same hand is shown during one of the card games in Casino Royale.

    8. Sean Connery only ever orders a Martini “Shaken not Stired” once in his movies (Goldfinger). Roger Moore never did.

    9. Monty Norman’s Bond theme was originally written for a musical theatre adaptation of the V.S.Naipaul novel A House for Mr Biswas
  • SuperheroSithSuperheroSith SE London
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    Silvia Trench was supposed to be in 6 movies. In the first 5, she was supposed to be just flirting and in her 6th she would be the main bond girl.

    In The Living Daylights, Gogol was supposed to fake his death, not Pushkin
  • 003 has died twice, in A View to A Kill and in Everything or Nothing.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Believe it or not, Gerard Butler was actually in a Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies to be specific!



    :O

    That he does. I was surprised to spot that on IMDB years back, and instantly had to watch the film and look out for him. Very cool.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Not sure if this was mentioned before but here's a little piece of trivia.

    In QOS, when Bond throws the guy off the roof and Greene' henchman steps out of the car to shoot him, there's a single shot in which we see a large number like a white neon sign on the roof. It says "299 792 458 m/s". This is actually the speed of light (in vacuum). (Here's a picture of it: http://www.led-professional.com/resources-1/articles/tech-talks-bregenz-martina-paul/IMG_0033-var.jpg/image_large). Apparently it was put there for some science/tech convention.

    It's a funny thing though, a film titled 'quantum' something also showing, albeit in one quick shot, the speed of light. ;-) I hesitate to read anything into this at all but for those who want to spot hidden codes in Bond films, even when they are completely unintentional, it might lead to something... You see, sunlight is the clue. Sunlight travels in space at 299 792 458 m/s. It comes in light quanta. The dune hotel runs on hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen being also the main fuel for our Sun and thus the indirect source of sunlight one might say. Furthermore, the word 'solace' has 'Sol' in it, which also hints at the Sun. When sunlight is directed through a drop of water - you know, like the water Greene is harvesting in Bolivia - it is dispersed and what is revealed after dispersion is... a spectrum of light, spectrum being the word Newton thought up after the Latin word for ghost or *spectre*. So who knows, QOS may have secretly left behind several clues that SPECTRE is the ghostly organisation behind Quantum... :D

  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    St_George wrote:
    Here's a good 'un...

    On moving into his new salubrious London flat back in the day, disgraced former Tory Cabinet member, rubbish novelist and, yes, jailbird Jeffrey Archer discovered to his delight that the phone number ended in '007' - the reason being that John Barry had lived there before him and had requested said number from phone operator British Telecom...

    Just noticing the re-emergence of this thread and the above post from the first page (from March 2011) caught my eye. Is this the same John Barry flat in London which was used for the exterior of M's flat in Skyfall? Quite amusing if it is!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Interesting connection, @Dimi. Had I noticed that speed of light sign, I would've said its inclusion was there as a connection of sorts to Forster wanting the film to be 'like a bullet'. However, your theory provides us with more food for thought, if only a quanta. ;)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Thank you, @QBranch. It's mostly just wishful thinking on my part of course but I'd love to see Quantum revealed as a smaller fish in the bigger ocean called SPECTRE. ;-)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    It's mostly just wishful thinking on my part of course but I'd love to see Quantum revealed as a smaller fish in the bigger ocean called SPECTRE. ;-)
    I'd have no problem with that. It's definitely possible that Quantum turn out to be just one of the tentacles of SPECTRE, or perhaps a standalone organization that grows into SPECTRE, doubling its efforts after receiving a heavy blow from MI6.

    Back to useless trivia- on the first day of my studies, everyone had to stand up and tell the class a bit about themselves. After I revealed my love for Bond, the teacher thought he'd test my Bond knowledge by asking me a challenging question. As I stood there, ready to show everyone how much of a Bond fan I truly am, the teacher hits me with: What is the name of Blofeld's cat?...
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Mr Bigglesworth @QBranch? ;-)

    You cracked the code it seems @DarthDimi!!!
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    Unlike Babs, Michael G Wilson likes to do cameos in the Bond films and he has appeared in several. More notable:FYEO, TND, CR
    Anyone else name films that MGW does his cameos?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    He's been in just about all of them to some extent. At the table with Mishkin in GE, in the Hotel Desasalines lobby in QoS, in the casket scene in SF, etc.
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