History Trivia / DiamondsAreForever

11th Jun '17 3:10:58 PM LtFedora
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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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** 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. Creator/BurtReynolds and Creator/ClintEastwood also declined Bond for the same reason.



** Creator/BurtReynolds and Creator/ClintEastwood also declined Bond for the same reason.
6th Jun '17 12:10:27 PM harveytwh
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** David Bauer (Morton Slumber) had previously played an American diplomat in ''You Only Live Twice'' and Shane Rimmer (Tom) played a Hawaii Radar Operator in the same film.

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** David Bauer (Morton Slumber) had previously played an American diplomat in ''You Only Live Twice'' and Shane Rimmer (Tom) played a Hawaii Radar Operator in the same film.film (and would go on to play a bigger role as the American sub captain in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'').
12th May '17 11:01:44 PM LtFedora
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The scene in South Africa was filmed in Nevada.
20th Oct '16 7:22:05 AM JoieDeCombat
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The codes that control the satellite are stored on a tape cassette that protrudes prominently in Tiffany's bikini bottom. Today, a flash drive would've been more discrete, though there'd still be the communication SNAFU between Bond and Tiffany

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The codes that control the satellite are stored on a tape cassette that protrudes prominently in Tiffany's bikini bottom. Today, a flash drive would've been more discrete, discreet, though there'd still be the communication SNAFU between Bond and Tiffany
20th Oct '16 7:16:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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.

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* YouLookFamiliar: YouLookFamiliar:
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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.death.
** David Bauer (Morton Slumber) had previously played an American diplomat in ''You Only Live Twice'' and Shane Rimmer (Tom) played a Hawaii Radar Operator in the same film.
20th Oct '16 7:03:46 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?"



* DeletedRole: Creator/SammyDavisJr filmed a cameo that ended up on the cutting room floor.



* ScullyBox: Lana Wood needed one when on screen with Sean Connery. Except of course, in the scenes where she was lacking her 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.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/SeanConnery had flings with both Jill St. John and Lana Wood during filming.
* SameLanguageDub: Lana Wood was dubbed for some reason.
* ScullyBox: Lana Wood needed one when on screen with Sean Connery.Creator/SeanConnery. Except of course, in the scenes where she was lacking her 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.



** Creator/RogerMoore was offered the role of Bond, but he was busy with ''Series/ThePersuaders''.



** In Richard Maibaum's original screenplay, the villain was not Blofeld, but [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Auric Goldfinger's]] vengeful twin brother, to also be played by Gert Frobe. This was scrapped when Tom Mankiewicz was brought in for rewrites.

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** In Richard Maibaum's original screenplay, the villain was not Blofeld, but [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Auric Goldfinger's]] vengeful twin brother, to also be played by Gert Frobe.Creator/GertFrobe. This was scrapped when Tom Mankiewicz was brought in for rewrites.



** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Ilse Steppat died before Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService was released.

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** It was originally revealed that Blofeld survived the end of the film and the filmmakers were planning on bringing him back for one last outing in the next film, but the legal controversy made that impossible.
** Irma Bunt was supposed to reappear in this film and presumably, Bond would extract revenge on her for Tracy's death, but Ilse Steppat died before Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' was released.released.
** Mr. Wint originally killed Dr. Tynan by shoving the scorpion into his mouth.


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** Music/PaulMcCartney was the first choice to write the title song for this Bond movie but this did not eventuate until [[Film/LiveAndLetDie the next film]].
12th Sep '16 7:00:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.
12th Sep '16 6:54:37 PM Premonition45
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* EndOfAnAge:
** 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}}''.
** 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 Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/DanielCraig. [[/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.
11th Aug '16 2:08:38 PM RighteousFury
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** Wint and Kidd killing Shady Tree with a BangFlagGun that fires real bullets.
11th Aug '16 2:06:33 PM RighteousFury
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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 Ilse Steppat died before Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService was released.
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