The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • Posts: 5,905
    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 2022 Posts: 4,411
    Writing Bond books where Bond never kills anyone?
  • Posts: 5,905
    No. Another clue : it involves a famous detective.
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond Pett Bottom, Kent
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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: 5,905
    You're close.
  • Posts: 5,905
    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!
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    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
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    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
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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: 5,905
    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 Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Yeah, I guess that's the only one I can think of so far as well.
  • Posts: 5,905
    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 Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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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.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    edited December 2022 Posts: 8,826
    While I don't have any answer to @Gerard's question:
    Britt Eckland is the only Bond Girl to have been (fill in the blanks) twice. And each time, it was related to James Bond.
    I thought I'd bump this thread to save it from page 4 of the list.
  • Posts: 5,905
    Okay, here are a few clues : I found that piece of trivia on Wikipedia, so it should not be difficult to find. And it has happened a few times with other actresses (four times, AFAIK, with Judy Garland), but as far as I know, Britt Ekland was the only Bond Girl fo whom it happened.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Well, thanks for the update and additional hints, @Gerard. I'll revert to it asap.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Played by someone else in biopics?
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    And the point goes to MTM ! Indeed, Britt Ekland was played, twice, by another actress in biopics : By Charlize Theron in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and by Helena Mattsson in My Dinner with Hervé. Your turn now.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Great! Thank you, good one. I’ll have a think of something!
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    Great piece of trivia @Gerard .
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Okay, there's only so many possible answers to this one, and hopefully I've got it right(!); but who is the only main villain to refer to 007 as 'Commander Bond'?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    It's gotta be Stromberg. From memory he calls him Commander Bond when he becomes a prisoner aboard the Liparus, and then later, simply 'Commander' when he invites him to sit at his table.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited January 2023 Posts: 15,622
    I'm afraid it's not the one I'm looking for- I just checked and it's 'Mr Bond' when sitting at the table. I can't find him saying 'Commander' on the Liparus either, apart from when he's talking to the submarine commander.

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