History Trivia / DiamondsAreForever

16th Jul '16 10:39:33 PM gjjones
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6th Jul '16 8:46:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Irma Bunt died before ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService was released.

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** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Irma Bunt died before ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService was released.released.
** Music/PaulWilliams was originally cast as Mr. Wint. When he couldn't agree with the producers on compensation, Bruce Glover replaced him.
6th Jul '16 8:45:41 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Tiffany was blonde in the book, as opposed to a redhead in the film. Lampshaded when Bond asks, "Weren't you a blonde when I came in?"



** It was also this for classic Bond, since Sean Connery only agreed to one additional movie with UA boss David Picker, and, minus [=McClory=]'s ''Never Say Never Again'', refused to deal with any part of the franchise ever again [[note]]or at least until the 2005 ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' video game, which bridged the gap between Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. [[/note]] EON had to recast the role for the third time in a row, going with Roger Moore, who was considered originally.

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** It was also this for classic Bond, since Sean Connery only agreed to one additional movie with UA boss David Picker, and, minus [=McClory=]'s ''Never Say Never Again'', refused to deal with any part of the franchise ever again [[note]]or at least until the 2005 ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' video game, which bridged the gap between Pierce Brosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan and Daniel Craig.Creator/DanielCraig. [[/note]] EON had to recast the role for the third time in a row, going with Roger Moore, who was considered originally.



* MoneyDearBoy: Sean Connery received $1,250,000 but used it to set up a charity to help poorer families in Scotland with their education costs.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery received $1,250,000 but used it to set up a charity to help poorer families in Scotland with their education costs.


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** Creator/JaneFonda, Creator/FayeDunaway and Creator/RaquelWelch were considered for Tiffany Case.
** Richard Maibaum's original idea for the ending was a giant boat chase across Lake Mead with Blofeld being pursued by Bond and all the Las Vegas casino owners who would be sailing in their private yachts. Bond would rouse the allies into action with a spoof of Lord Nelson's famous cry, "Las Vegas expects every man to do his duty." Maibaum was misinformed; there were no Roman galleys or Chinese junks in Las Vegas, and the idea was too expensive to replicate, so it was dropped.
** Maibaum may have thought the eventual oil rig finale a poor substitute, but it was originally intended to be much more spectacular. Armed frogmen would jump from the helicopters into the sea and attach limpet mines to the rig's legs (this explains why frogmen appear on the movie's poster). Blofeld would have escaped in his BathoSub and Bond would have pursued him hanging from a weather balloon. The chase would have then continued across a salt mine with the two mortal enemies scrambling over the pure white hills of salt before Blofeld would fall to his death in a salt granulator. Permission was not granted by the owners of the salt mine. It also made the sequence too long.
** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Irma Bunt died before ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService was released.
6th Apr '16 9:14:09 PM WJTaylor4
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* ScullyBox: Lana Wood needed one when on screen with Sean Connery. Except of course, in the scenes where she was lacking her clothes.

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* ScullyBox: Lana Wood needed one when on screen with Sean Connery. Except of course, in the scenes where she was lacking her clothes.clothes, for which she was given extra high heels to wear in order to compensate for the height difference, as a body double would not have worked for obvious reasons.
26th Mar '16 6:14:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** That [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow narrator with no neck]] is playing Blofeld! And he's being assisted by [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Zaroff]]! [[YouLookFamiliar And he's playing Blofeld after being]] ''[[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice killed]]'' [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice by order of Blofeld]]!
** Willard Whyte makes breakfast sausages.
** Apparently actor Shane Rimmer loves playing an aerospace type. [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice He starts out at NASA as a flight controller]], having previously been a [[Film/DrStrangelove B-52 co-pilot]], goes to work for Willard Whyte, then [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe after commanding a submarine]] and [[Film/ANewHope fixing X-Wings]], [[Film/SupermanII goes right back to his old job]].
** Another {{Supermarionation}} veteran, [[{{UFO}} Ed Bishop]], is Klaus Hergesheimer.
** Sid Haig is a thug working for Slumber, Inc.
** Morton Slumber was last seen as an American diplomat in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Draco]] is creating [[spoiler:Blofeld clones]]!
16th Dec '15 1:30:23 PM VenomLancerHae
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* EndOfAnEra: Due to endless litigation between the producers and Kevin [=McClory=], this would be the last Eon Bond film where Blofeld and SPECTRE would appear as BigBad[=/=]GreaterScopeVillain and NebulousEvilOrganisation respectively until the 2015 movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.

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* EndOfAnEra: EndOfAnEra:
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Due to endless litigation between the producers and Kevin [=McClory=], this would be the last Eon Bond film where Blofeld and SPECTRE would appear as BigBad[=/=]GreaterScopeVillain and NebulousEvilOrganisation respectively until the 2015 movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: That [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow narrator with no neck]] is playing Blofeld! And he's being assisted by [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Zaroff]]!
** [[YouLookFamiliar And he's playing Blofeld after being]] ''[[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice killed]]'' [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice by order of Blofeld]]!

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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That [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow narrator with no neck]] is playing Blofeld! And he's being assisted by [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Zaroff]]!
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Zaroff]]! [[YouLookFamiliar And he's playing Blofeld after being]] ''[[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice killed]]'' [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice by order of Blofeld]]!



* Music/ShirleyBassey: Sang the theme song.
13th Nov '15 7:52:23 PM jameygamer
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* ExecutiveMeddling: When the film aired on ABC the network had the scene where Lana Wood, as Plenty O'Toole, walked around wearing nothing but a flimsy pair of see through pink panties artificially altered to make it appear as though she were wearing a black bra with black panties - despite the fact that her backless purple satin dress clearly showed that she had no bra..

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** It was also this for classic Bond, since Sean Connery only agreed to one additional movie with UA boss David Picker, and, minus [=McClory=]'s ''Never Say Never Again'', refused to deal with any part of the franchise ever again [[note]]or at least until the 2005 ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' video game, which bridged the gap between Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. [[/note]] EON had to recast the role for the third time in a row, going with Roger Moore, who was considered originally.
* ExecutiveMeddling: When the film aired on ABC the network had the scene where Lana Wood, as Plenty O'Toole, walked around wearing nothing but a flimsy pair of see through pink panties artificially altered to make it appear as though she were wearing a black bra with black panties - despite the fact that her backless purple satin dress clearly showed that she had no bra.. bra.
6th Nov '15 1:11:47 PM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion[=/=]CastTheExpert[=/=]MetaCasting: Leonard Barr (Shady Tree) was a stand up comic in real life.

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* ActorAllusion[=/=]CastTheExpert[=/=]MetaCasting: ActorAllusion: Leonard Barr (Shady Tree) was a stand up comic in real life.life.
* CastTheExpert: Shady Tree was played by a real life stand up comic, Leonard Barr.



* EndOfAnEra: Due to endless litigation between writers IanFleming and Kevin McClory, this would be the last EON Bond film where Blofeld and Spectre would appear as BigBad and BiggerBad respectively. At least until the 2015 movie Film/{{Spectre}}.

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* EndOfAnEra: Due to endless litigation between writers IanFleming the producers and Kevin McClory, [=McClory=], this would be the last EON Eon Bond film where Blofeld and Spectre SPECTRE would appear as BigBad BigBad[=/=]GreaterScopeVillain and BiggerBad respectively. At least NebulousEvilOrganisation respectively until the 2015 movie Film/{{Spectre}}.''Film/{{Spectre}}''.



* MetaCasting: Leonard Barr (Shady Tree) was a stand up comic in real life.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AdamWest was offered the part of James Bond for this film. He declined out of respect, saying he felt the role should only be played by a British actor.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/AdamWest was offered the part of James Bond for this film. He declined out of respect, saying he felt the role should only be played by a British actor.


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* YouLookFamiliar: Charles Gray (Blofeld) earlier played a British agent in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Ironically, said agent is murdered by SPECTRE, so he is basically playing the man ultimately responsible for his own death.
10th Sep '15 2:26:29 PM ritzoreo
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* EndOfAnEra: Due to endless litigation between writers IanFleming and Kevin McClory, this would be the last EON Bond film where Blofeld and Spectre would appear as BigBad and BiggerBad respectively. At least until the 2015 movie Film/{{Spectre}}.
24th Jun '15 12:16:49 PM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion[=/=]CastTheExpert[=/=]MetaCasting: Leonard Barr (Shady Tree) was a stand up comic in real life.



* TheOtherDarrin: Blofeld, Leiter (the fourth actor to portray him!) and Bond himself.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Blofeld, Blofeld (which makes him get ''hair'' this time), Leiter (the fourth actor to portray him!) and Bond himself.
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