The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • Posts: 3,775
    All right, this one is ging to be very hard (although the one before was a doozy : I didn't know that the kid from the Doubledeckers played in DAF) :

    In addition to their damehoods, what links Diana Rigg, Judy Dench and Shirley Bassey ?

    One clue (to start with) : it also links them to a well-known american folk singer, and to The Muppet Show.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ghost office
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    Are they all muppets?
  • Posts: 3,775
    No, that's not it. Here's another clue : on in a movie, one in the theater, one on stage.
  • Posts: 3,775
    I'm bumping it with another clue :

    Not something for coulrophobic people.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    It seems that they all sang “send in the clowns“.
  • Posts: 3,775
    Not quite (I don't know if Dame Diana did, in fact), but you're very close.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Diana Rigg played in a musical with this song.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Diana Rigg played in a musical with this song.

    Yes, and so did Judi. She even sang the song since she played the role in question - while Elizabeth Taylor did that in the movie version that Diana was in. But Shirley just sang that song (like scores of others - I first heard it from Barbra Streisand and/or Judy Collins in the mid-70s) but did not play in the musical, AFAIK.
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    Well, you're very, very close. Now, all that's left is to give me the title of the musical, and we'll have a winner.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    OK, the title is A Little Night Music...but the three ladies still don't all do the same thing! Diana didn't sing Clowns, and Shirley wasn't in the musical.
  • edited October 1 Posts: 3,775
    No, they don't, you're right. But the musical links them. Here's Diana Rigg :



    Here's Judi Dench :



    And here's Shirley Bassey :



    Oh, and about that well-knonw american folk singer and the Muppet Show :



    So the point goes to you, J_W_Pepper.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Thank you, I'll have to think something up and revert asap (not necessarily right away).
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    OK, here we go:

    Baddie Parade

    Benz
    Ernst Stavro Blofeld (the "delicatessen" incarnation)
    Hans
    Max Kalba
    Ari Kristatos
    Krilencu
    Mr. Ling
    General Orlov
    Morton Slumber

    This list of villains, henchmen and shady characters is nowhere near complete, but one of them doesn’t fit in a certain regard. Which one is it?

    Hint: A similar list could be compiled with quite a number of Bond allies as well, with two of them being top candidates for that.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    Does it have to do with who bring them to their ultimate demise? Quite a few were killed by either an ally of Bond's or another villain?
  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
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    Morton Slumber, all the others die. Slumber survives DAF.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    It's always interesting to discover there's another "odd one out" than one had intended, but no, my question is not about who killed them or if they survived the movie.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    I take the liberty of bumping this a little...
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    A little hint? Has it something to do with the actors?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    The thought had occurred to me...
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    My google research about the actors didn't lead me to enough similarities… I'm out.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Quitter :-)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited October 9 Posts: 600
    My hobby is resurrection...but not today.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    When at first you don't succeed...try, try again!
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    I will have another go...only Blofeld (deli edition) is un-named in the movie. We assume it's Blofeld but he's never mentioned by name.
  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
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    Is the answer Hans? Blofelds bodyguard in YOLT.
    All the other actors have appeared in the tv show, The Avengers?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    edited October 18 Posts: 4,675
    Benny wrote: »
    Is the answer Hans? Blofelds bodyguard in YOLT.
    All the other actors have appeared in the tv show, The Avengers?

    Great, @Benny ! That's the answer. In fact they were even all in the fourth production block (first half of the Emma Peel era, still in black & white). Your turn!
  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
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    Thanks very much. I could also make a lot of connections to The Saint with Roger Moore, and Doctor Who.

    Okay, what connects The Spy Who Loved Me and Goldeneye?
    It has something to do with the people in front of the camera.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Benny wrote: »
    Is the answer Hans? Blofelds bodyguard in YOLT.
    All the other actors have appeared in the tv show, The Avengers?

    Well done, I wasn't even close.
  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
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    *Bump*

    Okay, what connects The Spy Who Loved Me and Goldeneye?
    It has something to do with the people in front of the camera.
    Bad boy's the both of us.
    From Russia With Love?


  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    The first appearance of a recurring Russian character - Gogol (Walter Gotell also appeared in FRWL) and Zukovsky
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