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edited November 2012 in Trivia & Games Posts: 260
I feel like we need a thread where us Bondians can inform others of interesting , unknown and informative bond facts including history, alternative bond websites and other tidbits worth mentioning.

I found a very informative Bond FAQ website that has tons of interesting knowledge and lesser known information on Bond in all areas.


Please I highly advise all of you guys and gals, (yes you too GermanLady, You sexy charming milf) to check out this website. I'll post a few facts I just read off the site.

http://www.hmss.com/afjb/FAQ.html




-Danjaq is a contraction of DANa Broccoli
and JAcQueline Saltzman, wives of the
founding producers.

-Please note it is not a
camera shutter or gun-sight, but a gun-
barrel. Maurice Binder, who designed the
majority of the title sequences in the
movies, also created the opening sequence,
initially using a real gun-barrel opened to
allow a camera to peer through, with a gun
from a Piccadilly shop.

-The sequence has been filmed a few times.
The first one was in the first film, Dr. No.
However, it is not Sean Connery who turns
and fires. Working in a hurry, Binder used
Connery's stunt double Bob Simmons.
After that, the actor portraying Bond did
his own firing

- There is credible
evidence to suggest that by 1994 the
powers that be inside MGM/UA made it
clear that they would not support a new
Bond film starring Dalton but as of yet the
smoking gun has yet to uncovered for
ballistic testing.

Also prevalent in Bond films if you watch
carefully is the number of actors whose
voices were dubbed by someone else,
particularly in the early ones. This is not a
complete list below, just a note about some
notables. It is singularly odd that one of
the most famous Bond movie lines of them
all, Goldfinger's retort to wanting Bond to
talk by muttering, " No, Mr. Bond, I expect
you to die!" was not the actor's own voice.

Eric Pohlman looped Ernst Stavro Blofeld's
voice in From Russia With Love though
the cat petting hands belonged to Anthony
Dawson. While one source claims that
Pohlman's widow confirmed he was also
Blofeld's voice in Thunderball, the film's
director, Terence Young, (from "Bondage")
said it was Joseph Wiseman providing the
voice. (Submitted by David A. McIntee)
Wiseman played Dr. No and that version
of Blofeld sounds nearly like him

-Fleming oftendropped names of his friends and acquaintances into characters in his book.
(There was a Jamaican boater named Red
Grant, a friend named John Fox-
Strangways, etc.)

-Anne Fleming, following Amis' novel, had wanted the books to cease

-Gardner had to write the GoldenEye
novelization prior to writing Sir Miles out
of the M position, shown in Cold, so
reading them in reverse order of release is
actually preferable.

Comments

  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, SwedenModerator
    Posts: 1,346
    Didn't know about DANJAQ to be honest :) Always found that name funny, now it suddenly makes sense.
  • DRESSED_TO_KILLDRESSED_TO_KILL Suspended
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    Just read this off Die Another Days Wikipedia page -

    "The sex scene between Bond and Jinx—the
    first time onscreen in the series in which
    Bond is depicted actually having sex as
    opposed to a post-coital scenario—had to
    be trimmed for the American market. An
    early cut of Die Another Day featured a
    brief moment—seven seconds in length—in
    which Jinx is heard moaning strongly. The
    MPAA ordered that the scene be trimmed so
    that Die Another Day could get the
    expected PG-13 rating. The scene was cut
    as requested, earning the film a PG-13
    rating for "action violence and sexuality."

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Another_Day
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,027
    Just read this off Die Another Days Wikipedia page -

    "The sex scene between Bond and Jinx—the
    first time onscreen in the series in which
    Bond is depicted actually having sex as
    opposed to a post-coital scenario—had to
    be trimmed for the American market. An
    early cut of Die Another Day featured a
    brief moment—seven seconds in length—in
    which Jinx is heard moaning strongly. The
    MPAA ordered that the scene be trimmed so
    that Die Another Day could get the
    expected PG-13 rating. The scene was cut
    as requested, earning the film a PG-13
    rating for "action violence and sexuality."

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Another_Day

    The full version of that scene is on youtube.
  • Posts: 612
    Murdock wrote:
    Just read this off Die Another Days Wikipedia page -

    "The sex scene between Bond and Jinx—the
    first time onscreen in the series in which
    Bond is depicted actually having sex as
    opposed to a post-coital scenario—had to
    be trimmed for the American market. An
    early cut of Die Another Day featured a
    brief moment—seven seconds in length—in
    which Jinx is heard moaning strongly. The
    MPAA ordered that the scene be trimmed so
    that Die Another Day could get the
    expected PG-13 rating. The scene was cut
    as requested, earning the film a PG-13
    rating for "action violence and sexuality."

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Another_Day

    The full version of that scene is on youtube.

    Don't take this the wrong way, but could you link it? I'm curious. (It's only YouTube, gents)
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,027
  • DRESSED_TO_KILLDRESSED_TO_KILL Suspended
    edited November 2012 Posts: 260
    a few new things I just read about Casino Royale (2006)


    Casino Royale includes a cameo by British
    entrepreneur Richard Branson (seen being
    frisked at Miami airport). The cameo was
    cut out of the in-flight versions shown on
    British Airways' in-flight entertainment
    systems, as was a shot of the Virgin Atlantic
    aircraft Branson supplied.[6]

    Eon Productions gained the rights for
    Casino Royale in 1999 after Sony Pictures
    Entertainment exchanged them for MGM's
    rights to Spider-Man

    "Paul Haggis' main contribution was to rewrite
    the climax of Casino Royale . He explained, "the
    draft that was there was very faithful to the
    book and there was a confession, so in the
    original draft the character confessed and
    killed herself. She then sent Bond to chase
    after the villains; Bond chased the villains
    into the house. I don't know why but I
    thought that Vesper had to be in the sinking
    house and Bond has to want to kill her and
    then try and save her."

    "Only two days following the premiere,
    pirated copies appeared for sale in London.
    "The rapid appearance of this film on the
    streets shows the sophistication and
    organisation behind film piracy in the UK,"
    said Kieron Sharp, from the Federation
    Against Copyright Theft. Pirated copies
    of the DVD were selling for less than £1.57.
    Craig himself was offered such a DVD while
    walking anonymously through the streets of
    Beijing wearing a hat and glasses in order
    to avoid being identified".

    "the German edit of the film cuts
    a sequence where the bomb-planter at the
    airport breaks a man's neck, instead
    replacing it with an alternate take".

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_Royale_(2006_film)

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 33,518
    I'm glad Haggis took that route - it was so interesting seeing Craig's Bond go from, in a matter of seconds, being madly in love with Vesper, to despising her and wanting to kill her, to attempting to save her again, to being upset over her dead body. Such a great scene.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    So we have Paul Haggis to blame for the Venice sinking house scene? Damn. I honestly would have preferred a tearful confession where Bond finds Vesper in her room after reading the note, and they could have done a montage of shots over Vesper's dead body while Bond read the note (have Dan's voice read it during the shots). The sinking house scene is one of the few things I can criticize in CR.
  • DRESSED_TO_KILLDRESSED_TO_KILL Suspended
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I definitely think your idea there is fantastic. That would have been a great way to do it.

    @Creasy47 yes I agree with you as well . I think the back and forth between emotions between bond was very well done. Although the collapse of the building in Venice may have been somewhat over the top I'm not going to complain about the ending too much.
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    So we have Paul Haggis to blame for the Venice sinking house scene? Damn. I honestly would have preferred a tearful confession where Bond finds Vesper in her room after reading the note, and they could have done a montage of shots over Vesper's dead body while Bond read the note (have Dan's voice read it during the shots). The sinking house scene is one of the few things I can criticize in CR.

    It makes the movie less than perfect imho.

    That scene annoys TLD out of me.

  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 13,419
    SaintMark wrote:
    So we have Paul Haggis to blame for the Venice sinking house scene? Damn. I honestly would have preferred a tearful confession where Bond finds Vesper in her room after reading the note, and they could have done a montage of shots over Vesper's dead body while Bond read the note (have Dan's voice read it during the shots). The sinking house scene is one of the few things I can criticize in CR.

    It makes the movie less than perfect imho.

    That scene annoys TLD out of me.

    That and the balls (if you'll pardon the pun) they made of the torture scene IMHO.
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