The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • Posts: 4,555
    Well, right now, I'm in Cardiff with only my smartphone. But you're right, it is indeed Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Posts: 4,555
    Right now, I'm in Cardiff, with only my Smartphone. But you win that round, it is indeed Lawrence of Arabia.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Thanks, I'll think of something.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Ok, here we go. I'll stick with the general subject:

    Yet another famous soldier actually "appears" in two different Bond movies, but his name is mentioned in only one of those, and not in a flattering way. A Spaniard and an American have a hand in the aforesaid. On the other hand, the name of that soldier's primary antagonist is also mentioned at least twice in some form in the series, but not in the same movie in which the name of that famous soldier in question is mentioned.

    Who is it (and his opponent)?

    Probably not too demanding...or is it?
  • Posts: 4,555
    Easy : Wellington.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Correct, of course. Back to you.
  • Posts: 4,555
    Here's a more difficult one : which character from the novels has never appeared in a Bond movie ?

    Hint : that character has appeared in more than one novel.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Loelia Ponsonby?
  • Posts: 4,555
    Not the one I'm thinking about, but good thinking. I had forgotten about dear old Lil. No, the one I'm thinking about never set foot in Universal Expory
  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    May Maxwell? Just the Flemings, some Gardners and a Young Bond novel.
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    @MartinBond : It is indeed May Maxwell. She also appears in Pearson's James Bond : The Official Biography. Your turn.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    Sorry, tuned out there for a moment.
    As I have the creativity of a bottle of Bollinger, she's all yours @j_w_pepper
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Make my day... :-)
  • Posts: 4,555
    All right, i'll bite :

    What do Bond, a famous magician and a giant robot have in common ?

    Hint : all three are fictional. But that's not the link I'm looking for.
  • Posts: 4,555
    Nobody ? Well, here's a clue :

    Villain + Hero = Hero
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    I'll keep this alive, but only discovered it now and don't have a clue so far.
  • Posts: 4,555
    One hint : it happened in Italy, and (somewhat) in France, which is why you might not have heard of it.
  • Posts: 4,555
    Another clue to bump it up a little :

    Koji Kabuto.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Not really a clue for me. Never heard of him...had to Google the name.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    I'm stuck on this. I was thinking Iron Giant but I don't think that is right.
  • Posts: 4,555
    No, but you're close. Think Japanese. Another hint : the Bond reference is about the most famous villain of them all, the magician is the most famous fictional magician of them all.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Gert Fröbe played in "Les magiciens" with Franco Nero. Nero played in Rasputin (not really a magician?). Maybe this is helpful for someone else...
  • Posts: 4,555
    Nope, that's not it. It involves a change of name for the European market.
  • Posts: 4,555
    All right, another clue :

    The magician shares his name ith a plant long used in witchcraft (which is probably why he was called by that name).
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    Still nothing ? Well, here's another clue :

    A spider's touch".
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
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    Gerard wrote: »
    All right, another clue :

    The magician shares his name ith a plant long used in witchcraft (which is probably why he was called by that name).

    Mandrake. I still don t know the answer to the riddle.
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    You're very close. One hint :

    The robot has a big pair of... horns.
  • edited May 2020 Posts: 4,555
    All right, after 18 days without an answer, it's time, I think, to give the answer. In 1977, a french distributor of TV shows bought the right to an anime series named UFO Robot Grendizer for Europe and Québec. Before the airing of the series started, he decided to change the name of the robot, and to do that, he took the first syllable of Goldfinger and the last syllable of Mandrake, thus creating Goldrake (in Italy) and Goldorak (in France.

    ?tit=Ufo%20Robot%20Goldrake%20

    He also changed the names of all the characters and engines in the series : Duke Fleed became Actarus, Koji Kabuto became Alcor, and so on.

    So, to apologize, I'm going to give you another question, an easier one, I hope :

    What is the the common link between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever ?

    Hint : it involves one of the most important characters of the whole franchise.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Blofeld wants to earn a lot of money by threatening the world with dangerous weapons.
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