Connections between two Bond films

TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
edited October 2015 in Bond Movies Posts: 2,667
The definitive list of unique connections between exactly TWO Bond films in the official series.

This was originally compiled in another thread but I'm now posting the final piece here. Further suggestions and corrections are welcome below and will be added to this master list where necessary.

Please note:

Under each film title connections are given to later films in the series only, to avoid repetition.

This list is for on-screen connections relating to the content of the film as seen to the audience and NOT for connecting directors, crew members, etc.


DR NO:

FRWL - Sylvia Trench.

GF - The film is named after the villain.

TB - Leiter follows Bond in early scenes before introducing himself. Use of a Geiger counter.

YOLT - Villain's scheme involves sabotage of NASA. Western actors portray Oriental characters.

OHMSS - Broccoli and Saltzman's credits are inserted into the gunbarrel sequence. 'Underneath the Mango Tree'.

LALD - Bond in Jamaica. Quarrel / Quarrel Jr. Main villain is a doctor. A villain meets his death through being hindered by his mechanical hands.

TMWTGG - Use of / reference to using cushions in a bed as a fake body.

TSWLM - Villain does not shake hands.

MR - A woman takes Bond's photo without his consent.

TWINE - Henchman/woman commits suicide rather than be captured.

DAD - Bond girl emerges from the sea in a bikini.

QOS - Greene's explanation that Quantum make deals with anyone echoes No's explanation of SPECTRE's ethic ("east, west, just points of the compass")

SF - Visual in-joke of a stolen painting.


FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE:

TB - Anthony Dawson portrays an unseen Blofeld. Martine Beswick.

YOLT - Assassin training scene.

OHMSS - Grant's wristwatch.

TMWTGG - Pre-title sequence shows a villain's training session involving a fake Bond. Belly dancer.

TSWLM - Use of a periscope.

DAF - Rats on screen. Blofeld's cat eats a meal.

OP - Villain is a traitor to USSR. Use of an advertising billboard as an entrance/exit.

TWINE - Villain deliberately shoots someone who is about to kill Bond.

CR - Bond blows up an embassy.



GOLDFINGER:

TB - Aston Martin DB5's bullet-proof shield is raised.

OHMSS - Janitor whistles GF theme tune.

DAF - Bond introduced to smuggling issue at meeting with government expert.

YOLT - Communist China are behind the villain's plot.

OHMSS - Bond makes love in a barn. Bond in Switzerland.

TMWTGG - Villain has a golden gun. Villain demonstrated his ceiling-mounted laser weapon to Bond.

OP - Henchman intimidates Bond by crushing a game piece in his hand.

AVTAK - Villain breeds horses. A Rolls Royce plays an active part in the plot. Villain seeks to destroy a major US supply of something in order to increase the value of his own holdings. He has a board meeting to outline his plans using a hidden map and one dissenter is killed.

TLD - M threatens to replace Bond with 008 to finish the mission.

DAD - Bond/ally strapped to a table and threatened to be cut with laser. Bond wears a suit underneath a wetsuit.

QOS - Girl suffocated in a substance and left dead on a bed

SF - Aston Martin DB5 ejector seat


THUNDERBALL:

DAF - Use of plastic surgery by a villain. A villain in drag.

TSWLM - Bond uses a woman as a human shield.

FYEO - The title of the film is seen on Bond's mission dossier.

AVTAK - Bond in France. Bond discards his scuba tank to escape death.

LTK - Bond is discovered through underwater CCTV.

DAD - Rebreather device and jetpack.

CR - Bond in Nassau. A villain has one eye covered.


YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE:

DAF - Charles Gray. Bond in Japan.

TWMTGG - Sumo wrestlers

TSWLM - A large vessel swallows a smaller one.

MR - Bond investigates the disappearance of a spacecraft.

CR - Tsai Chin

SF - Bond travels by underground train.



ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE:

TMWTGG - Bond wears a Rolex Submariner 5513 (without gadgets).

FYEO - Bobsleighs. Ice rink scene. Blofeld with a neck support.

TWINE - Q appears in the pre-title sequence. Reference to "The World Is Not Enough". Villains cause an avalanche.

CR - Bond uses a mirror to tend to the facial wounds he just got in a fistfight.

SF - Female character recites poetry



DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER:

DAF - Henchmen pose as room service attendants. Marc Lawrence as a gangster.

MR - Bond narrowly avoids being incinerated.

OP - Bond at the circus.

GE - Main villain returns after appearing to die in the pre-title sequence.

DAD - Villain uses a space-based diamond laser weapon. Bond on a hovercraft.

QOS - Fight in a lift.

SF - Openly homosexual villain(s).



LIVE AND LET DIE:

TMWTGG - Clifton James as Sheriff J. W. Pepper.

TSWLM - Henchman ejected from train window.

MR - Snakes used in attempt to kill Bond. Perfume-based flame thrower. Bond goes hang-gliding.

FYEO - both Bond and Bond girl are tied up over shark-infested water.

AVTAK - Bond beds a black woman.

LTK- Villain is a drug lord. Bond visits an entirely fictional country (San Monique/Isthmus). Someone's head explodes due to air pressure. David Hedison as Felix Leiter.

GE- Bond fails to execute a plan with his watch gadget.

TWINE- Musical instrument includes a gadget (radio communicator flute/bagpipe gun).

SF- Bond steps on an animal to help him escape.



THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN:

TSWLM - Bond's champagne cork pops unexpectedly

OP - Maud Adams. Both leading female actresses are Swedish.

TLD - Mannequin of a main character.

TND - Junk boat. Kao Phing Khan island (Thailand).

TWINE - Bond flips an acquired vehicle in 360-degree spin.

SF - Bond in Macau.


THE SPY WHO LOVED ME:

MR - Villain aims to restart human civilisation. Richard Kiel as Jaws. Use of theme music from another popular film. Kim Fortune as ill-fated minor character. Bond seen 'in flagrante' by MI6 staff.

FYEO - Bond drives a Lotus. Watch gadget displays message from M.

AVTAK - Bond's method of escape in the pre-title sequence bears a Union Flag.

TLD - Nadim Sawalha

LTK - Bond is uncomfortably reminded of Tracy

TWINE - Bond destroys an enemy vehicle with a rocket fired from his car.

QOS - Bond uses the alias 'R. Sterling'.


MOONRAKER:

FYEO - Passkeys on locked doors play popular movie music cues

TWINE - Gadget-laden speedboat

GE - Bond uses a trick pen

DAD - Bond in a sword fight

QOS - Bond exits a plane without a parachute


FOR YOUR EYES ONLY:

OP - A Smithers gag inside Q's lab.

TLD - Max the parrot

TND - Bond searches for a ship sunk by the villain, encounters corpses floating inside.

TWINE - Reference to Greek character Elektra, motivated by a wrongdoing to her parent(s). Bond in Spain.

QOS - Bond girl wants to kill a villain but Bond prevents her.

SF - Bond's loved ones' gravestones. Main villain killed by a knife in the back.


OCTOPUSSY:

AVTAK - Gogol in M's office inquiring as to Bond's whereabouts wanting to thank him for a job well done.

TND - Bond blows up military equipment while escaping in a jet. Bond in Germany.

TWINE - Bond transported by hot air balloon.

CR - Bond hides in a corridor and listens to a bug using an earpiece

SF - Bond fights atop a moving train. Surprised couple on train platform.


A VIEW TO A KILL:

DAD - Bond on a surfboard.

SF - Main villain is a blond man.


THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS:

LTK - Timothy Dalton as 007. Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny.

GE - Bond meets a chief of Russian Intelligence other than General Gogol.

TWINE - Characters ride in a pipeline.

DAD - Aston Martin driven on an icy lake. Bond reuses a parachute.

QOS - Bond chases someone across rooftops


LICENCE TO KILL:

DAD - Bond's licence to kill is taken away.

CR - Bond drives a fuel tanker.

SF - Signature gun. Lizards.


GOLDENEYE:

TND - Joe Don Baker as Jack Wade.

TWINE - Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky

SF - (Reference to) an exploding pen.


TOMORROW NEVER DIES:

DAD - Footage of missile launch from ship

SF - Bond's obituary being written on screen


THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH:

SF - MI6 is attacked early on in the film. An extended chase through London. Villain tries to kill M. MI6 relocates to emergency HQ. Bond in Scotland. Villain's main lair is located on an island.


DIE ANOTHER DAY:

SF - Bond with a beard. Bond has a scorpion on him.


CASINO ROYALE:

QOS - Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. Rene Mathis. Bond drives the modern Aston Martin DBS. Vesper's necklace. Vesper's boyfriend (later identified as Yusef Kabira).


QUANTUM OF SOLACE:

SF - Gunbarrel sequence ends the film.

SP - References to Quantum and Dominic Greene.


SKYFALL

SP - Image of Patrice seen on-screen. References to Silva. Ralph Fiennes as M. Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. Ben Whishaw as Q.
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Comments

  • Bravo!
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Minor correction - I have removed the claim that FYEO and OP are unique in having PTS sequences unrelated to the main film, since this also can be said of GF.
  • edited May 2014 Posts: 6,396
    SKYFALL

    TB - The villain is surprised, and killed, by a projectile to his back.

    Ignore that. Bloody Kristatos!!! ;)
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    SKYFALL

    TB - The villain is surprised, and killed, by a projectile to his back.

    Ignore that. Bloody Kristatos!!! ;)


    Bummer. Good point - I've removed it.

    The idea was for people to add to the list, not point out ways we cocked it up ;)

  • Posts: 5,886
    Tokoloshe wrote:
    Minor correction - I have removed the claim that FYEO and OP are unique in having PTS sequences unrelated to the main film, since this also can be said of GF.

    And TB and CR '06.
  • edited May 2014 Posts: 19,339
    CASINO ROYALE

    QOS : direct sequel.
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    So we can conclude that David Hedison stipulates in his contract that someone's head must explode!
  • Posts: 19,339
    PalkoPalko wrote:
    So we can conclude that David Hedison stipulates in his contract that someone's head must explode!

    Haha good observation !!

  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    edited May 2014 Posts: 7,314
    I'm not sure if all of these are unique connections but I had some thoughts about GF and OP.

    Pussy Galore's Flying Circus/ Octopussy's Circus - Obviously PG's is not a traditional circus but both characters have a team of women that they have trained at their command.

    Bond is knocked out from behind by the main henchman.

    Against all odds, Bond barely stops a nuclear device from going off near the end of the film. (Does this count for TWINE as well? If so then scratch this one.) Bond has to break open the case that stores the bomb and disarms it with only seconds to spare.

    Bond catches the main villain cheating at a game and makes him lose. (It seems like there is another one that I'm missing here. Is there?)
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    I think most of those are correct, pachazo.

    Are the two Dalton films the only ones in which Bond headbutts someone?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Tokoloshe wrote:
    I think most of those are correct, pachazo.

    Are the two Dalton films the only ones in which Bond headbutts someone?

    Not if you count NSNA
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Tokoloshe wrote:
    I think most of those are correct, pachazo.

    Are the two Dalton films the only ones in which Bond headbutts someone?

    Not if you count NSNA

    I don't, it's certainly not part of this project.

  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    Tokoloshe wrote:
    Are the two Dalton films the only ones in which Bond headbutts someone?
    Good question. I'm not entirely sure. It seems like Craig might have done it but I can't be certain on that now. Does anyone know the answer?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Either Bond headbutts Slate in QoS, or vice versa. Either way, there is definitely a headbutt in that scene.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    Good call @Creasy47. I just watched that scene and it appears that Slate headbutts Bond. It happens so fast (QoS style of course) but I do think that Slate initiates it. There definitely is a headbutt though.
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    In Moonraker Bond does not use his Walther at all, is there another movie in which maybe Bond is seen carrying it though does not fire a shot, possibly Live and let die?
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    In Moonraker Bond does not use his Walther at all, is there another movie in which maybe Bond is seen carrying it though does not fire a shot, possibly Live and let die?

    Bond's PPK isn't even present in Moonraker, except in the movie poster.
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  • Posts: 6,432
    True murdock Bond resorted to Lazer pistols, been several months since watching Live and let die only recall him firing the Magnum maybe wrong not sure.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    I don't think Bond fired his PPK in LALD. But I know he did use a nice magnum in the finale.
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    On topic of ppk, in You only live Twice there was a special effect everytime he made a shot, did that happen in any other Bond film?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    pachazo wrote:
    Good call @Creasy47. I just watched that scene and it appears that Slate headbutts Bond. It happens so fast (QoS style of course) but I do think that Slate initiates it. There definitely is a headbutt though.

    Thanks, and you're right, my apologies. I knew there was a headbutt in there somewhere, though! :-)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    I have one more.

    DN-LTK: Bond gets spat in the face.
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Thanks. I'll add it to the master list in due course.

    The release of SP will entail a significant overhaul of this list, both in adding new connections and also removing any which are no longer unique to just two previous films.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    Cringed a bit at 'Bond beds a black woman'. However, your efforts to forget all about Jinx should be rewarded.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I don't know if this has already been mentioned but it only rains in
    CR and QOS.
  • RC7RC7
    edited February 2015 Posts: 10,512
    DrGorner wrote: »
    I don't know if this has already been mentioned but it only rains in
    CR and QOS.

    And SF. As M arrives home (and outside her office window for that matter, although it is a transition).

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    :)) I forgot all about that one. ;)
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    I had this down as a unique point of CR and SF. When does it rain in QOS?
  • RC7RC7
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    Tokoloshe wrote: »
    I had this down as a unique point of CR and SF. When does it rain in QOS?

    Mitchell's apartment scene.

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    So it's rained in all The D Craig Bonds, I must watch out for the " Rain" scene in
    Spectre. :)
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