The James Bond Questions Thread

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  • Posts: 317

    Craig was a bit of a mumbler I'm afraid

    It seemed totally clear to me. It's weird, sometimes you have no idea what someone said and another person hears things perfectly. Then once your learn what they actually said it becomes very clear and you wonder how you got confused in the first place.

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    re: the wheels on the Aston DB5, it's just brake dust in the earlier films,
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    bondjames wrote: »
    re: the wheels on the Aston DB5, it's just brake dust in the earlier films,

    Really? That's a cool fact that I never knew. What is brake dust if I may ask?
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    bondjames wrote: »
    re: the wheels on the Aston DB5, it's just brake dust in the earlier films,

    Really? That's a cool fact that I never knew. What is brake dust if I may ask?

    It's mainly iron based. It comes off from the brake pad due to friction with the rotor. Some pads give off more dust.

    It could also be road tar. When I used to live in England my parent's car used to get this grimy black stuff on the alloy rims all the time and I had a time washing it off. I saw it on cars in Switzerland & Germany as well. It's not so prevalent in North America because I hardly see it on the same cars here. May have something to do with the road surface material they use there, or it's just more brake dust release - not sure.

    So a combo of the two. The GE Aston is just clean (they made sure it was squeaky clean in the movie too).
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    "And yet you say Strangways didn't think their defense could be coming from there"
    This has bugged me for years. At 0:45, WTF does Bond say??



    What's funnier is that immediately after he's talking normal again.

    He is speaking in tongues.

    Sounded like "And yet you say Strangways didn't think their defense could be coming from there"
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Snake on a plane of being
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    Coldfinger wrote: »
    "And yet you say Strangways didn't think their defense could be coming from there"
    This has bugged me for years. At 0:45, WTF does Bond say??



    What's funnier is that immediately after he's talking normal again.

    He is speaking in tongues.

    Sounded like "And yet you say Strangways didn't think their defense could be coming from there"

    It does look like the line has been changed, and Connery dubbed himself. Watch his lips, all out of synch.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    I may have missed this but in Tomorrow Never Dies how does Wai Lin know where the HMS Devonshire is?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    The position of the ship will have been reported correctly by the Mig's when they start to bomb.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Mrcoggins wrote: »
    The position of the ship will have been reported correctly by the Mig's when they start to bomb.

    That makes sense. Thanks!
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    My pleasure !.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Anyone know any good books about the writing of Fleming'sRoyale?
  • Posts: 159
    In the DAF's PTS why was the man's voice saying "Cai...Cai...Cairooo" so obviously out of sync? Oh, I have the answer: The whole PTS scenes were deliberately amateurish I believe.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    That kind of answer doesn't get you a No-Prize.

    I didn't ask for one, I just wanted to emphasize the intentionally funny PTS of DAF.
    That was a question for the producers to ask, maybe.

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    What role do you guys think the
    Aston Martin DB5
    will play?
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    In FYEO, why does Columbo set up his fake argument with Lisl at the casino and allow Bond to take her home? Surely he must have expected Kristatos and his men to trail Bond and cause some trouble. It seems strange that he would relinquish his woman to 007 of all people!
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    00Beast wrote: »
    In FYEO, why does Columbo set up his fake argument with Lisl at the casino and allow Bond to take her home? Surely he must have expected Kristatos and his men to trail Bond and cause some trouble. It seems strange that he would relinquish his woman to 007 of all people!

    Lisl was supposed to get Bond to talk. The old "pillow talk" trick. Didn't work out that way, although not for the lack of trying.

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Do you think we'll ever get to see the QoS alternate ending?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Do you think we'll ever get to see the QoS alternate ending?

    Probably not. But it would be amazing if they decided to include it as a special feature on the SPECTRE Bluray/DVD, perhaps with Sam Mendes explaining how the deletion of that scene enabled Mr. White's return.
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    Gerard wrote: »
    00Beast wrote: »
    In FYEO, why does Columbo set up his fake argument with Lisl at the casino and allow Bond to take her home? Surely he must have expected Kristatos and his men to trail Bond and cause some trouble. It seems strange that he would relinquish his woman to 007 of all people!

    Lisl was supposed to get Bond to talk. The old "pillow talk" trick. Didn't work out that way, although not for the lack of trying.

    Ah, yes, that makes more sense to me now- thanks, @Gerard!
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Does anybody happen to know what happened to actress Emily Bolton who played Manuela in Moonraker? She seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
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    According to Wikipedia, she has left acting and has become an agent.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bolton

    imdb.com/name/nm0093391/
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Someone please explain to me the meeting between General Orlov and Kamal Kahn in Octopussy. What was that about. Was Orlov supposed to give Kamal the real jewelry in exchange for war? And why did Orlov think that the real Fabergé egg that Q had bugged was a fake?
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    As Gogol says he is a common thief he's running jewellery smuggling operation stealing from his own he paid Kamal to get him the egg back . Can't explain the duplicate part.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Someone please explain to me the meeting between General Orlov and Kamal Kahn in Octopussy. What was that about. Was Orlov supposed to give Kamal the real jewelry in exchange for war? And why did Orlov think that the real Fabergé egg that Q had bugged was a fake?

    Orlov had the genuine jewellery, stolen from the Russians with forgeries in their place. Using Kamal's partnership with Octopussy and her circus, Kamal will substitute the jewellery cache inside the circus canon for an Atomic bomb supplied by Orlov.
    The resulting explosion will in theory open up the West for Orlov to invade.
    During the post credits scene we see OO9 escape with the fake Faberge egg. Which ends up in London in M's hands. OO9 had been working on operation trove. The operation that M gives to Bond following the death of OO9. Orlov orders Kamal to buy the egg at auction, but during the Sotheby's auction Bond swaps the fake egg for the real egg. Q puts the bug in the real egg, then Kamal steals the real egg from Bond as the egg he bought at Sotheby's is the fake.
    Orlov does not know the egg Kamal has is fake, he thinks Kamal bought the real egg, and that Bond had the fake egg, so when he smashes it, thinking it is the fake that Bond had as an accomplice of the circus thief, it is actually the real egg with the bug inside.
    It's a brilliant piece of work on the part of the writers. Some find it hard to follow, and granted it is slightly complicated. But the auction where Bond purposely bumps the price up, causing Kamal to pay way over the value for the egg is great. Followed shortly after using the same egg as collateral during the back gammon game. It tells Kamal that Bond is not only on to him. But that Bond switched the eggs at the auction. When Kamal finds the bug in the smashed egg he knows that he's smashed a half million dollar egg.
    Hope that clears it up.
    Always happy to help with Octopussy themed questions. One of the underrated gems of the Bond series.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Benny, I figured I'd let you take care of the OP question. ;)

    Now that it's been mentioned, I'm thinking a blu-ray rewatch of it is in order tonight...one of my favorites!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Benny Thank you very kindly, sir! That clears it up for me. I've always liked OP too, even though I never really understood it.

    Orlov had no intention of giving Kamal the jewelry though, right? Didn't he switch the train cars so that the locomotive had the bomb and have the jewels offloaded into his car? (The one that Bond later steals).
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Birdleson What are you confused about?
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    =))
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Someone should put that Tarzan yell over Craig's torture scene in CR. :))
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Snake on a plane of being
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    DrGorner wrote: »
    Someone should put that Tarzan yell over Craig's torture scene in CR. :))

    If it was a Roger Moore movie, they would play "Whip It!" with Devo during that scene.
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