Does Bond say "Bond, James Bond" in every movie?

edited March 2014 in Trivia & Games Posts: 12,249
Just a question I never really tackled myself (I didn't count all of them even though I've seen all the movies before). Does Bond use his famous greeting "Bond, James Bond" in every Bond movie? If not, what are the films he doesn't? Thanks for replies.
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  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    No. He doesn't say it in QoS.
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    Murdock wrote:
    No. He doesn't say it in QoS.

    I thought he did in the background when he talked to Greene at the party scene?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    FoxRox wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    No. He doesn't say it in QoS.

    I thought he did in the background when he talked to Greene at the party scene?

    No, it's not said in QoS at all.
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    him saying it in Quantum of solace was filmed but it was cut from the film (the alternate ending where Bond confronts Haines)
    Also From Russia With Love and I believe ThunderBall it is not said
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    And You Only Live Twice. It is not featured in four films in total.

    Now, where's that questions thread...
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    I see. FRWL, TB, YOLT, and QoS only? Crazy to think though that Connery only says it in half his films...
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    I kind of wish it was in every film, but at least it's not only missing in 1 or 2 films (that kind of thing peeves me more).
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    He tried to say it in GF but Tilly cut him off. I loved that scene BTW

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    True but he said it epically (I know not a word) to Jill near the beginning of the film. And that is a great scene.
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    Birdleson wrote:
    He says it fully in GF to Jill Masterson.

    See my above quote haha. Should mention it's one of my favorite Bond James Bond introductions.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.

    There is no doubt about this. Hopefully no one disagrees.
    ;)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    FoxRox wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.

    There is no doubt about this. Hopefully no one disagrees.
    ;)

    I'm pretty sure it's a fact! Favorites don't come into play, you just can't negate the fact that Sean Connery playing cards, lighting a cigarette, and speaking that infamous line is the best usage of the line and one of the best character introductions in a film ever.

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    Creasy47 wrote:
    FoxRox wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.

    There is no doubt about this. Hopefully no one disagrees.
    ;)

    I'm pretty sure it's a fact! Favorites don't come into play, you just can't negate the fact that Sean Connery playing cards, lighting a cigarette, and speaking that infamous line is the best usage of the line and one of the best character introductions in a film ever.

    THE best character introduction in a film ever haha yes if it's not then it should be a fact.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Birdleson, really? I know Brosnan's said that he heard all of the previous Bond's iterations in his head as he said it for the first time in GE, so he was nervous and wanted to make it his own, but I think he handles it wonderfully in the film. His coy, confident smile as he's looking away, just to look back at Xenia while he's still smirking and utter the line is awesome to me.
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    I like all their intros, including Brosnan's. he was still cool and poised, but I still think he tried to hard on the delivery. I found him to be the least original Bond of the 6, and that includes opening Bond James Bond. I still like him, but couldn't help but think his first was the least good.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    It's probably me just blocking it all out because GE is perfection in my eyes, but I would guess the main reason his doesn't seem that great to others is for my aforementioned reason, that he was overthinking the line when it came time, searching through how Connery, Moore, Dalton, etc. handled it, when he didn't just block all of them out and try to make it his own. But, to me, I thought he was very cool and sly during that scene.

    I'd say my least favorite out of the six has to be Dalton. His line in TLD feels so incredibly rushed and forced, I don't care for it at all. Other than that line, he has a great intro!
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    It's probably me just blocking it all out because GE is perfection in my eyes, but I would guess the main reason his doesn't seem that great to others is for my aforementioned reason, that he was overthinking the line when it came time, searching through how Connery, Moore, Dalton, etc. handled it, when he didn't just block all of them out and try to make it his own. But, to me, I thought he was very cool and sly during that scene.

    I'd say my least favorite out of the six has to be Dalton. His line in TLD feels so incredibly rushed and forced, I don't care for it at all. Other than that line, he has a great intro!

    GE is an excellent Bond film, and I concur Dalton's was a little rushed, hence my penultimate least favorite. On another note, I think Brosnan's best movie was GE and his best performance was TWINE.
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  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    OHMSS69 wrote:
    He tried to say it in GF but Tilly cut him off. I loved that scene BTW

    Same in LALD, when Tee-He remarks: "Names are for tomb-stones"
    FoxRox wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.

    There is no doubt about this. Hopefully no one disagrees.
    ;)

    I do. My most favourites one are during OHMSS' PTS, in TWINE (name's Bond - *Bond theme* - James Bond) and at the end of Casino Royale.
  • Walecs wrote:
    OHMSS69 wrote:
    He tried to say it in GF but Tilly cut him off. I loved that scene BTW

    Same in LALD, when Tee-He remarks: "Names are for tomb-stones"
    FoxRox wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    The best one will always be Connery's introduction in DN. Perfection.

    There is no doubt about this. Hopefully no one disagrees.
    ;)

    I do. My most favourites one are during OHMSS' PTS, in TWINE (name's Bond - *Bond theme* - James Bond) and at the end of Casino Royale.

    You mean Mr. Big right? I pretty sure it wasn't Tee-Hee who said that.
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    I actually LOVE Dalton's delivery in TLD. It's just a name to him, nothing more. Very much in tune with Fleming unlike Moore who would say it seven times in the middle of a car chase.
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    Moore always seemed like the most aristocratic Bond to me, and that comes through with his Bond James Bond a lot. I like his delivery, but it's very proud haha.
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    Birdleson wrote:
    I actually LOVE Dalton's delivery in TLD. It's just a name to him, nothing more. Very much in tune with Fleming unlike Moore who would say it seven times in the middle of a car chase.

    I understand you're being somewhat hyperbolic, but I don't think Moore actually uses the phrase itself more than once per film (unless you count the truncated second attempt in LALD). I could be wrong. Brosnan actual does say it more than once in at least one picture (TWINE).

    In AVTAK he says it to the San Fran cop (right in front of Stacy no less) and then not 30 seconds later he says it again to her during the firetruck chase. Both times as "flawlessly" and suave as possible despite the duress of the situation.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Birdleson wrote:
    I actually LOVE Dalton's delivery in TLD. It's just a name to him, nothing more. Very much in tune with Fleming unlike Moore who would say it seven times in the middle of a car chase.

    I understand you're being somewhat hyperbolic, but I don't think Moore actually uses the phrase itself more than once per film (unless you count the truncated second attempt in LALD). I could be wrong. Brosnan actual does say it more than once in at least one picture (TWINE).

    In AVTAK he says it to the San Fran cop (right in front of Stacy no less) and then not 30 seconds later he says it again to her during the firetruck chase. Both times as "flawlessly" and suave as possible despite the duress of the situation.

    Not only, but I'm pretty sure he uses it about 3 or 4 times with his cover names (for example he introduces himself to Stacey as Stock, James Stock).
  • Seven_Point_Six_FiveSeven_Point_Six_Five Southern California
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    I'd say my least favorite out of the six has to be Dalton. His line in TLD feels so incredibly rushed and forced, I don't care for it at all. Other than that line, he has a great intro!

    I agree. It felt like he was just going through the motions and put no heart or thought into it.
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    Yeah I might actually have my list switched just a little:
    1. Connery
    2. Craig
    3. Lazenby
    4. Moore
    5. Brosnan
    6. Dalton
    I like that Dalton tried something new but it just didn't come off too well for me. It's funny because my list of favorite to least favorite "Bond, James Bond" openings is close to my favorite to least favorite Bond actors.
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    I hate Brosnans delivery in the nuclear scene escape in Twine. A neat idea but it comes across as "bahnd, James bahnd" with an American twang.

    Same goes for his awful "Ahm checkin out" line in DAD
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    Birdleson wrote:
    Moore, Connery and Craig, each in their own fashion, reak coolness in their initial take.

    True that. Connery's is literally the definition of cool, Moore's is proud and sly, and Craig's is brilliantly punctual and sardonic. I personally love Lazenby's just because of how matter-of-factly and happily he says it in the heat of the moment.
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