History Trivia / ForYourEyesOnly

13th May '17 12:51:14 PM nombretomado
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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/RogerMoore hated the final scene with MargaretThatcher. He felt it didn't suit the serious tone of the rest of the film. He also didn't like getting a clue about the ATAC from a parrot. Moore thought it the type of silliness his Bond films were usually criticized for being.

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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/RogerMoore hated the final scene with MargaretThatcher.UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher. He felt it didn't suit the serious tone of the rest of the film. He also didn't like getting a clue about the ATAC from a parrot. Moore thought it the type of silliness his Bond films were usually criticized for being.
13th Jan '17 11:48:17 AM Premonition45
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M (possibly even Admiral Hargreaves, Brown's character from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe).

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M (possibly even Admiral Hargreaves, Brown's character from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe).''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'').
13th Jan '17 11:48:07 AM Premonition45
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M. M (possibly even Admiral Hargreaves, Brown's character from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe).
16th Dec '16 5:52:56 AM Pren
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* WrittenInAbsence: Because Bernard Lee had died before production started, M is explained as being on leave. Cubby Broccoli refused to recast the role out of respect, so his lines were given to Tanner.

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* WrittenInAbsence: Because Bernard Lee had died before production started, M is explained as being on leave. Cubby Broccoli refused to recast the role out of respect, so his lines were given to Tanner. The scene with Q in the confessional was originally M (indeed, the scene makes far more sense if you imagine Bond is talking to his boss rather than the guy who makes his gadgets).
13th Nov '16 1:59:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorInspiredElement: It was Creator/HaimTopol's idea for Colombo to chew on pistachio nuts.

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* ActorInspiredElement: It was Creator/HaimTopol's Creator/ChaimTopol's idea for Colombo to chew on pistachio nuts.


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* RecycledScript: The whole film is strongly reminiscent of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. In both films Bond is with a Countess, on a beach, threatened by mooks, kicks a gun out of a mook's hand, and he's wearing a tuxedo sans jacket. Both films show Bond at a casino with the aforementioned Countess. Both times the women are losing at baccarat. The opening teaser sequence shows Tracy Bond's grave and Blofeld in a neck-brace. Also the fact in this film Melina is Half-English, Half-Greek. In OHMSS Tracy was Half-English, Half-Italian. Both films have Bond allied with a crime syndicate figure who doesn't sell drugs. Bond also escapes in both films by riding in the car of the female lead who does the majority of the driving. Both films have a wedding scene and Bond riding in a helicopter piloted by someone else. Both films have Bond speaking with a "priest" at some point. Both films are set in the Alps at one point, show a Bond Girl on ice,have Bond on skis getting shot at, and have a bobsled track fight/battle sequence. Mountain climbers are shown in both at some point. Both films have a Germanic female character who is in charge of a girl/girls. Finally, in both films Bond and his crime syndicate ally assault a mountaintop lair.
13th Nov '16 1:56:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorInspiredElement: It was Creator/HaimTopol's idea for Colombo to chew on pistachio nuts.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''Only For Your Eyes'' (France, Italy, Spain)
** ''On A Deadly Mission'' (Germany)
** ''Agent 007: Strict Confidence'' (Denmark)
** ''From A Lethal Viewpoint'' (Sweden)
** ''Top Secret'' (Finland)
** ''007 For Your Eyes Only'' (Brazil)
** ''Only [strictly] For Your Eyes'' (Norway)
** ''007 Only For Your Eyes'' (Portugal)
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/RogerMoore hated the final scene with MargaretThatcher. He felt it didn't suit the serious tone of the rest of the film. He also didn't like getting a clue about the ATAC from a parrot. Moore thought it the type of silliness his Bond films were usually criticized for being.



** Creator/RogerMoore himself. Already older at the time of his first film than many Bond actors were when they left the role, this movie officially made him the oldest actor to play Bond, at 54 years old when it premiered.[[note]]Sean Connery was 53 when he returned for ''Never Say Never Again'' after leaving the role at 37 and again at 41; everyone else who played 007 more than once filmed their last Bond movie in their mid-to-late 40s.[[/note]]

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** Creator/RogerMoore himself. Already older at the time of his first film than many Bond actors were when they left the role, this movie officially made him the oldest actor to play Bond, at 54 years old when it premiered.[[note]]Sean Connery [[note]]Creator/SeanConnery was 53 when he returned for ''Never Say Never Again'' ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' after leaving the role at 37 and again at 41; everyone else who played 007 more than once filmed their last Bond movie in their mid-to-late 40s.[[/note]]



** English actor Creator/JulianGlover, French Actress Carole Bouquet and Israeli actor Topol all play Greeks (half-Greek half-British in Carole Bouquet's case).

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** English actor Creator/JulianGlover, French Actress Carole Bouquet and Israeli actor Topol Creator/HaimTopol all play Greeks (half-Greek half-British in Carole Bouquet's case).


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** Director John Glen stated that there had been some discussion of bringing back Jaws for a third time, but eventually the idea was rejected as it they felt he did not fit the film's more serious tone.
** The assassination of Melina Havelock's parents was first intended as part of the pre-credits sequence. The reaction shot of the murder was intended to cut to a close-up on her face whereby the look of anger and revenge in her eyes would then segue into the main titles.
** In an original draft, Melina would have been 006's girlfriend, who would have been murdered early in the film.
** In earlier drafts of the script, the chase sequence in the snow had James Bond pursued by bad guys in snowmobiles rather than on motorcycles.
5th Oct '16 4:48:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M.
5th Oct '16 4:47:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: That is supposed to be Blofeld in the intro, but for legal reasons, he's not named.
5th Oct '16 4:43:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RaceLift:
** The Jamaican-born Judy Havelock of the short story became the Anglo-Greek Melina Havelock.
** The Italian Enrico Columbo became the Greek Milos Columbo.
1st Oct '16 3:59:30 PM GuyIncog
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** The pilot of the submersible that attacks Melina and Bond after their escape from the St. Georges actually piloted the submersible during the stunt sequence.
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