The 'Just the facts' useless Bond trivia Compilation

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  • edited April 2019 Posts: 6,645
    Thanks for the link.

    I also found this. Michael Chow and Mrs. Chow:

    Michael+Chow+Vanessa+Rano+Brent+Shapiro+Foundation+w2DqUiPiJwNl.jpg

    Well done, Michael Chow.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Looks like he has something to chow.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Thanks for the link.

    I also found this. Michael Chow and Mrs. Chow:

    Michael+Chow+Vanessa+Rano+Brent+Shapiro+Foundation+w2DqUiPiJwNl.jpg

    Well done, Michael Chow.

    Wow, Vanessa Rano (aka Wife #4) is a lot younger than he is (30 vs. his 80). Apparently, they got married in February of 2019 after two years of dating.
    All the best to the new couple, but I hope he’s got a good prenup.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Marvin Hamlisch s wife Carole Bayer Sager later married Burt Bacharach.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    According to IMDb, Carole Bayer Sager was not married to Marvin Hamlisch at all.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    According to IMDb, Carole Bayer Sager was not married to Marvin Hamlisch at all.

    Just sweethearts, then?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Seems like it. At least they wrote a musical about it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They're_Playing_Our_Song
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited July 2019 Posts: 2,252
    Bond 25 will be the only film released in a year ending in '0'.

    Casino Royale and QOS are the only ones released in a year ending '6' and '8' respectively
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    Interesting. I think the most Bond movies have come out in a year ending in 9 but I think 7 is up there too.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited July 2019 Posts: 2,252
    0 2020
    1 1971 1981
    2 1962 2002 2012
    3 1963 1973 1983
    4 1964 1974
    5 1965 1985 1995 2015
    6 2006
    7 1967 1977 1987 1997
    8 2008
    9 1969 1979 1989 1999

    17/25 movies in an odd year
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Toshiro Suga (Chang in MR) was Michael G Wilson s personal aikido instructor.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    edited July 2019 Posts: 4,863
    Thanks for compiling @w2bond

    Interesting tidbit of info @Thunderfinger

    I just realized that apart from DN, GE is the only Bond film that has introduced a new Bond and a new M. All the other introductions of a new actor to a role has had the advantage of having the other role be someone who was already in the role. (is this making any sense!) Let me show it below better.

    DN Connery M Lee
    OHMSS Lazenby M Lee
    LALD Moore M Lee
    OP Moore M Brown
    TLD Dalton M Brown
    GE Brosnan M Dench since the series began the first time a new Bond has also had a new M.
    CR Craig M Dench
    SF Craig M Fiennes

    Interesting to see that Lee was the M for 3 Bonds the most in the series. He played the role from 1962 till 1979 (11 films) so I guess we shouldn't be surprised.

    Brown although only in 4 films had 2 different Bonds.

    Dench had 7 films and played against 2 different Bonds.

    Fiennes has only had 2 films and 1 Bond. Will that change post B25?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    FRWL, TMWTGG and TLD are the only two films that keep Bond completely dry.

    I like this one. I wrote a little “essay“ about the connectuon between Bond and water in the films, but didn't think about this fact.
    I like the fact that Bondfilms usually don't contain scenes with rain, except for the Craig movies (it rains in every Craig film). First time you see rain in a Bondfilm was in OHMSS in Berne. Second time was in MR during a phone call of General Gogol.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    FRWL, TMWTGG and TLD are the only two films that keep Bond completely dry.

    I like this one. I wrote a little “essay“ about the connectuon between Bond and water in the films, but didn't think about this fact.
    I like the fact that Bondfilms usually don't contain scenes with rain, except for the Craig movies (it rains in every Craig film). First time you see rain in a Bondfilm was in OHMSS in Berne. Second time was in MR during a phone call of General Gogol.

    Interesting. Didn't know that about MR. Is it actually raining in OHMSS, or has it stopped?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited July 2019 Posts: 12,825
    Character name?
    The reported new 007 character name
    Nomi
    Can be taken phonetically as the opposite meaning of
    #metoo

  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    w2bond wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    FRWL, TMWTGG and TLD are the only two films that keep Bond completely dry.

    I like this one. I wrote a little “essay“ about the connectuon between Bond and water in the films, but didn't think about this fact.
    I like the fact that Bondfilms usually don't contain scenes with rain, except for the Craig movies (it rains in every Craig film). First time you see rain in a Bondfilm was in OHMSS in Berne. Second time was in MR during a phone call of General Gogol.

    Interesting. Didn't know that about MR. Is it actually raining in OHMSS, or has it stopped?

    It's a bit strange: First, you see the car with Bond, Tracy and Draco passing the “Bärengraben“ (bears) and driving over the bridge: no rain, quite nice weather. Then they arrive at Gumbolds place: it really rains a bit when the car is stopping (windscreen wipers are moving) . It seems that the rain stops at this moment, because noone around has an umbrella or wears a hood (sorry for the bad sentence). The distance between the Bärengraben and Gumbolds office would be around 3 minutes by car...the changing weather wouldn't be possible in reality, but in the film (where we don't know the duration of the car drive) it is possible of course.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I can see at least three contributors to this thread (and one recent) that are trying to avoid all spoilers. Please be considerate...
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited July 2019 Posts: 4,372



    @w2bond . Sorry I have to correct myself. MR was on TV last night in HD. I checked the phone scene with Gogol. Surprisingly, I had to realise that we don't see rain outside of the window, but snow!! It really looks more like rain on my old DVD.
    Corrected trivia: MR has a scene with snow.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    @w2bond . Sorry I have to correct myself. MR was on TV last night in HD. I checked the phone scene with Gogol. Surprisingly, I had to realise that we don't see rain outside of the window, but snow!! It really looks more like rain on my old DVD.
    Corrected trivia: MR has a scene with snow.

    The first MR script had scenes in the Himalaya, where there would have been lots more snow.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    @Thunderfinger is it known what kind of action was planned in the Himalaya? Ice climbing?

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    @Thunderfinger is it known what kind of action was planned in the Himalaya? Ice climbing?

    I don t know. The same script also had scenes in India and Paris (Eiffel Tower) that were reused in OP and AVTAK. The acrostar jet was first meant to appear in MR, too.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Thanks for your answer. Didn't know that.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    Ah thanks for that update
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    The characters of Gogol and Minister of Defense Fredrick Grey appear in the same movies. TSWLM, MR, FYEO, OP, AVTAK, TLD. I believe that they only share the screen in the last three. Or did they not share the screen in TLD?
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    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.

    At the very end, in the concert venue.
  • Posts: 19,339
    barryt007 wrote: »
    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.

    At the very end, in the concert venue.

    Was the minister there ?
    Blimey,shows the last time I watched that film - thanks Thundy !
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.

    At the very end, in the concert venue.

    Was the minister there ?
    Blimey,shows the last time I watched that film - thanks Thundy !

    Not really sure after all. Maybe it s just M and Gogol.
  • Posts: 19,339
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.

    At the very end, in the concert venue.

    Was the minister there ?
    Blimey,shows the last time I watched that film - thanks Thundy !

    Not really sure after all. Maybe it s just M and Gogol.

    I think it is just the two.
    It doesn't make sense to have Freddie Gray there,Gogol and M were opposite numbers before.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    No,they didn't share the screen in TLD.

    At the very end, in the concert venue.

    Was the minister there ?
    Blimey,shows the last time I watched that film - thanks Thundy !

    Not really sure after all. Maybe it s just M and Gogol.

    I think it is just the two.
    It doesn't make sense to have Freddie Gray there,Gogol and M were opposite numbers before.

    I had to check on Youtube. You are right.
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