The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyModerator
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    John Glen?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited December 2019 Posts: 2,694
    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    Diana Rigg? (random guess)

    I feel honoured to see you participating in another quiz. Always appreciate your great guesses. This time it's wrong, but that would be great trivia.
    John Glen would be funny, too.

    I hope I won't disappoint all of you.
    Here comes the important clue: You don't need to know the name to win this round!
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    Nobody? i.e. a dummy? Or similar...
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    A dummy?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    No, it was a real person.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
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    Peter Hunt.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I know his name but you probably never heard the name before. Hence, you can describe the person without using his name.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    The owner of the barn?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
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    A snowman?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    The owner of the barn?

    Exactely. He was a good skier, so they asked him to do it. His son still lives there on the farm and told the story.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    Ah that’s a great little fact, just luck on my part really, if it’s not a name we would know I figured it had to be a local.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    edited December 2019 Posts: 2,324
    let’s try this: in an early draft of TSWLM, Mankiewicz wrote a line for Anya which includes the name of a character from a previous Bond film. Which character?
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    let’s try this: in an early draft of TSWLM, Mankiewicz wrote a line for Anya which includes the name of a character from a previous Bond film. Which character?

    Colonel Klebb? I feel it would have to be a Russian
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    edited December 2019 Posts: 2,324
    Not Rosa I’m afraid but thanks for getting things started @Last_Rat_Standing 👍
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    @Last_Rat_Standing has the right idea, but as there’s been no more posts and if you don’t know it it’s pretty much just a guessing game I’ll drop the answer tomorrow and let someone else take over.
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    Along the same lines then... Grant?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Tatiana?
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    I believe it was Tataina Romanov. In fact I heard a rumour that they were thinking of bringing her back.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Me too.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    Well done @Birdleson (and @thedove). After they order a drink for each other in the Mojaba Club the dialogue would have continued

    Bond: You’re much more beautiful than you were in your pictures, Major Amasova
    XXX: The only picture we have of you Mr Bond was taken in bed with one of our agents, a Miss Tatiana Romanova
    Bond: And was she smiling?
    XXX: As I recall, her mouth was not immediately visible in the photograph
    Bond: Ah, then I was smiling.

    Apparently Roger loved the line!
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Never heard of this dialogue. Interesting!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I’ll pass it over to @thedove , as I can’t remember the trivia question I’d been keeping in the back of my mind.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    Never heard of this dialogue. Interesting!

    It’s a nice little anecdote recounted by Mankiewicz in Giammarco’s ‘For Your Eyes Only’ - you can imagine Roger delivering those lines with relish!
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    I don't wish to stall the thread and can't think of a question so it's up for grabs for anyone who'd like a go!
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    Many thanks, because I've had this waiting for a while.

    What uniquely connects Rosa Klebb and Brunskill, the waiter serving Col. Smithers in GF?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Both actors still born in the 19th century, or something like that? But are they really "unique" in that regard? Haven't checked any others so far.
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    You are correct - the actors Lotte Lenya and Denis Cowles are the only two people to appear in Bond films who were born in the 19th century. Well done sir.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Thank you very much, @Tokoloshe2. I'll take me a bit of time to think of the next.

    (By the way, I kept wondering if Lenya and Cowles were really the only ones. A random check taught me that Roland Culver, who played the Home Secretary in TB, was born 31 August 1900. Strictly mathematically speaking, this is also still the 19th century. Just like many people pointed out correctly that the current "millennium" really only started on 1st January 2001, not 2000.)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    You are correct - the actors Lotte Lenya and Denis Cowles are the only two people to appear in Bond films who were born in the 19th century. Well done sir.

    The machine-gun granny in GF looks older than 64.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    edited December 2019 Posts: 5,955
    Yeah, that's why I checked her too. Varley Thomas, born 29 November 1901, Wandsworth, Surrey. As a special treat for you, her role is defined as "Swiss Gatekeeper".

    Oh yes, and about looking a certain age: Richard Vernon, who played Colonel Smithers in Goldfinger and looks like about 60 to me (which is why I checked his birth date too), was just 39 when the movie was released.
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