The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • Posts: 5,297
    YES ! Two times for Moore (TSWLM and MR, both by Christopher Wood), once for Dalton (LTK by John Gardner, author of The Liquidator) and four times for Brosnan (GE by Gardner, and the three others by Raymond Benson, author of The James Bond Bedside Companion).

    Your turn now, MTM.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ah great! Thanks, I'll have a think for one.
  • Posts: 5,297
    All right, I'll ask one, but it's more of a litterary quiz question :

    What did Charlie Higson (of Young Bond fame) do that no other James Bond author has ever done ? Clue : that's something Mickey Spillane has also done.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited June 25 Posts: 3,778
    Writing Bond books where Bond never kills anyone?
  • Posts: 5,297
    No. Another clue : it involves a famous detective.
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond SS Colombie
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    Alright as it's my specialist subject on here, is it the fact that Higson is the only Bond writer who's done acting work? He starred in the last series of Broadchurch although I'll admit I'm stretching the definition of famous with Hardy and Miller.
  • Posts: 5,297
    You're close.
  • Posts: 5,297
    Okay, then, another clue : It involves one other Bond author. Or, if we want to be technical (and I do) two Bond authors.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Is it that he's played James Bond (just not that James Bond)?

    Sorry, I realise I let this thread die!
  • Posts: 5,297
    That's it ! Indeed, Charlie Higson has played James Bond on screen. But not our James Bond, rather his inspiration. A few words of explanation :

    In the Miss Marple episode "A Carribbean Mystery", featuring Julia MacKenzie as the elderly detective, the sleuthing spinster meets a journalist named Ian Fleming (played by Jeremy Crutchley), who tells her that he's writing a spy story, but is stuck because he can't find a name for his character. They go to a lecture by an ornithologist, who presents himself thus : "My name is Bond, James Bond". It is, indeed the ornithologist whose name Ian Fleming used as his hero's name (and we see him note it in his notebook). James Bond is played here by the writer of the episode, Charlie Higson. The funny thing is that this scene brings together three Bond writers : Ian Fleming, of course, Charlie Higson, and... Agatha Christie herself, who in the '30's wrote a James Bond short story, The Rajah's Emerald, way before Ian Fleming put pen to paper to write about the most famous fictional syp in the world.

    Your turn, MTM.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Oh yes, I forgot Christie had a character called James Bond too! :)
    Good question, I’ll actually come up with one this time :D
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond SS Colombie
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    Darn it, I was racking my brain for famous detectives and I completely forgot about Miss Marple. Well played @mtm.
  • Posts: 5,297
    Ah, forgot to explain one of my clues : It's a little known fact, but Mickey Spillane played the part of his creation Mike Hammer in the movie The Girl Hunters, featuring someone who you should be familiar with : Shirley Eaton.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I watched the trailer for it: Spillane seems.. dreadful, but Ms Eaton is even more beautiful than she is in Goldfinger in it.
  • Posts: 5,297
    To revive this thread :

    Which Bond Girl from the 60s received a tribute in a Bond movie in the 80s ?

    That one is really easy, so no clue. You should be able to find the answer.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Are you referring to the gravestone in FYEO?
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper By the powers INvested in me by this parish, I hereby do commandeer this message board
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    Yeah, I guess that's the only one I can think of so far as well.
  • Posts: 5,297
    Well, right now, I'm kicking myself. I had completely forgotten that reference, and I have no excuse given that I have seen OHMSS fairly recently. But no, I'm not talking about Tracy (still, points to Thunderfinger for pointing to it). No, as a matter of fact, that Bond girl never appeared in a Bond movie featuring Blofeld (although you might say that it can be viewed as a reference to that villain as well). But, if nobody finds the answer, I'll have to give the point to Thunderfinger.
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    Well, Thunderfinger wins that round. The reference I was talking about was that in AVTAK, Stacey's cat is named Pussy (we see its name on its bowl). But your answer that better than mine, so, you get the point.

    Here's one I discovered recently : Britt Eckland is the only Bond Girl to have been (fill in the blanks) twice. And each time, it was related to James Bond.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper By the powers INvested in me by this parish, I hereby do commandeer this message board
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    The reference I was talking about was that in AVTAK, Stacey's cat is named Pussy (we see its name on its bowl).

    Well, I must admit that calling a cat "Pussy" doesn't, for me, really qualify as an hommage to a female person that was also called "Pussy", especially with the added surname "Galore". "Pussy" is just as generic for a cat as it gets. If Stacey couldn't think of another name for her feline, it's just lack of creativity.
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