The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • Posts: 5,090
    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.
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    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: 3,456
    Writing Bond books where Bond never kills anyone?
  • Posts: 5,090
    No. Another clue : it involves a famous detective.
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond Pett Bottom, Kent
    Posts: 142
    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: 5,090
    You're close.
  • Posts: 5,090
    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
    Posts: 10,485
    Is it that he's played James Bond (just not that James Bond)?

    Sorry, I realise I let this thread die!
  • Posts: 5,090
    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 Pett Bottom, Kent
    Posts: 142
    Darn it, I was racking my brain for famous detectives and I completely forgot about Miss Marple. Well played @mtm.
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    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
    Posts: 10,485
    I watched the trailer for it: Spillane seems.. dreadful, but Ms Eaton is even more beautiful than she is in Goldfinger in it.
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