History Trivia / FromRussiaWithLove

18th Oct '16 8:19:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationDyeJob: Tatiana was brunette in the book, as opposed to blonde in the film.
26th Sep '16 6:58:23 PM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FakeNationality: Ali Karim Bey: A Turk played by a Mexican actor.

to:

* FakeNationality: Ali Karim Kerim Bey: A Turk played by a Mexican actor.
26th Sep '16 6:57:42 PM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertShaw dyed his blonde for the film and worked out extensively.

to:

* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertShaw Robert Shaw dyed his blonde for the film and worked out extensively.
19th Sep '16 2:24:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeletedScene: A scene was cut just before Bond meets Romanova on the ferry. Bond tries to lose his mysterious pursuer and hops into a taxi. Bond takes control of the taxi's brakes, causing the following Bulgarian to run into the back of the taxi as a third car joins the pile-up. The driver of the third car turns out to be Kerim Bey. When the angry Bulgarian protests to Bey, he is told "My friend, this is life", while Bond makes good his escape in the British Embassy's Rolls Royce. Terence Young shot the scene ten times to get the long ash on Bey's cigar that Pedro Armendáriz insisted on. It wasn't until a private screening week before the film's release that Young's twelve year old son spotted that the Bulgarian had in fact already been killed by Grant in the mosque, so it was cut.



** Tatiana Romanava: A Russian played by an Italian.


Added DiffLines:

* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Robert Shaw originally turned down the role of Grant, calling the script 'rubbish'. His then-wife Mary Ure convinced him to take the part.
6th Jul '16 8:17:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationDyeJob: Tatiana was brunette in the book, as opposed to blonde in the film.
* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertShaw dyed his blonde for the film and worked out extensively.



** Tatiana Romanava: A Russian played by an Italian.



* FatalMethodActing: Averted. Creator/SeanConnery was almost killed filming the helicopter scene.



* TroubledProduction: Pedro Armendariz (playing Kerim Bey) was critically ill and had to shoot all his scenes within two weeks [[note]] Some documentaries even mention that he had to be literally propped up by two set hands because he couldn't stand still anymore.[[/note]] The script was constantly being rewritten all the way through. Major special effects (such as the wall of fire in the boat scene) failed putting the production desperately behind schedule. Director Terence Young and art director Michael White were nearly in a helicopter accident that could've killed them both. SeanConnery himself was almost killed while filming the scene where Bond is chased by the SPECTRE thugs in the helicopter when the inexperienced helicopter pilot flew in too close and almost took his head off. It's a tribute to the professionalism of the cast and some extremely clever filming by editor Peter Hunt (a lot of Rosa Klebb's dialogue was rewritten and refilmed simply by having Lotte Lenya perform against a back projection) that the film survived and became so successful.

to:

* TroubledProduction: Pedro Armendariz (playing Kerim Bey) was critically ill and had to shoot all his scenes within two weeks [[note]] Some documentaries even mention that he had to be literally propped up by two set hands because he couldn't stand still anymore.[[/note]] The script was constantly being rewritten all the way through. Major special effects (such as the wall of fire in the boat scene) failed putting the production desperately behind schedule. Director Terence Young and art director Michael White were nearly in a helicopter accident that could've killed them both. SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery himself was almost killed while filming the scene where Bond is chased by the SPECTRE thugs in the helicopter when the inexperienced helicopter pilot flew in too close and almost took his head off. It's a tribute to the professionalism of the cast and some extremely clever filming by editor Peter Hunt (a lot of Rosa Klebb's dialogue was rewritten and refilmed simply by having Lotte Lenya perform against a back projection) that the film survived and became so successful.
22nd Apr '16 2:27:02 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeyItsThatGuy: A very young Robert Shaw (Quint from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', Lonnegan from ''Film/TheSting'', etc.) plays Red Grant.
13th Dec '15 12:32:57 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Walter Gotell, who plays the SPECTRE henchthug, will return to play the Russian General Gogol in six Bond films starting with ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

to:

** Walter Gotell, Creator/WalterGotell, who plays the SPECTRE henchthug, henchthug Morzeny, will return to play the Russian General Gogol in six Bond ''Bond'' films starting with ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
8th Nov '15 5:15:35 AM Aquila89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Tanya Romanova was played by an Italian actress.

to:

** Tanya Romanova was played by an Italian actress.actress, Daniela Bianchi and voiced by a British actress, Barbara Jefford (due to Bianchi's heavy accent).
6th Nov '15 12:22:04 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Red Grant has inspired a long list of Aryan-looking near-undefeatable henchmen (whom Bond always manages to defeat). He's been imitated with [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]], [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Mister Stamper]], and other Aryan-looking villains. It's arguable that ''RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago is also meant to evoke Red Grant.

to:

** Red Grant has inspired a long list of Aryan-looking near-undefeatable henchmen (whom Bond always manages to defeat). He's been imitated with [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]], [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Mister Stamper]], and other Aryan-looking villains. It's arguable that ''RockyIV'''s ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago is also meant to evoke Red Grant.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** A very young Robert Shaw (Quint from ''{{Film/Jaws}}'', Lonnegan from ''Film/TheSting'', etc.) plays Red Grant.

to:

* HeyItsThatGuy:
**
HeyItsThatGuy: A very young Robert Shaw (Quint from ''{{Film/Jaws}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', Lonnegan from ''Film/TheSting'', etc.) plays Red Grant.
6th Nov '15 12:19:45 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A tragic variant: like it says on the main page, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' was chosen as the next film after UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy said it was his favorite Bond book. The advance print arrived at the White House on November 21, 1963. Advisers thought that Kennedy would enjoy the film, after he returned from [[WhoShotJFK his trip to Texas]]....
*** Most sources say he did get to see it; he'd had a private screening the night before departing for Texas.

to:

** A tragic variant: like it says on the main page, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' ''From Russia with Love'' was chosen as the next film after UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy said it was his favorite Bond book. The advance print arrived at the White House on November 21, 1963. Advisers thought that Kennedy would enjoy the film, after he returned from [[WhoShotJFK his trip to Texas]]....
*** Most sources say he did get to see it;
1963; he'd had a private screening the night before departing for Texas.[[WhoShotJFK his trip to Texas]]...
* YouLookFamiliar:
** Walter Gotell, who plays the SPECTRE henchthug, will return to play the Russian General Gogol in six Bond films starting with ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Martine Beswick, one of the two fighting Gypsy girls, will have a much larger role as Bond's ill-fated assistant Paula in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 33. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.FromRussiaWithLove