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