History Trivia / FromRussiaWithLove

13th Sep '17 5:24:35 PM ClintEastwood
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* NoStuntDouble: Creator/SeanConnery and Robert Shaw did most of their fight scene themselves.
13th Sep '17 5:00:06 AM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/SeanConnery named this as his favourite Bond film, while Cubby Broccoli named it as one of his favourites.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''Kisses From Russia'' (Belgium)
** ''Moscow Versus 007'' (Portugal)
** ''The Return Of Agent 007'' (Latin America)
** ''Love Greetings From Moscow'' (Germany)
** ''007 In Istanbul'' (Finland)
** ''Hearty Kisses From Russia'' (France)
** ''Agent 007 Sees Red'' (Sweden)
** ''007: From Russia With Love'' (Spain)
** ''Moscow Against 007'' (Brazil)
** ''007 Averted The Spy Plot'' (China)
** ''To 007, From Russia With Love'' (Italy)
** ''Agent 007 Is Hunted'' (Denmark)
** ''From Moscow With Love'' (Poland)
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/SeanConnery named this as his favourite Bond film, while Cubby Broccoli named it as one of his favourites. Lois Maxwell also named it as her favourite.


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* OrphanedReference: When Bond looks at the reel of film, he says, "He's right you know". This refers to a line that was cut from the film where Grant comments on Bond's performance in bed.


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* ScullyBox: Robert Shaw had to stand on a wooden crate opposite Creator/SeanConnery due to being four inches shorter than Connery.


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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Colonel Rosa Klebb is based on an actual Russian colonel that Creator/IanFleming once wrote about in the Sunday Times.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Richard Maibaum kept on making rewrites as filming progressed. Red Grant was added to the Istanbul scenes just prior to the film crew's trip to Turkey - a change that brought more focus to the SPECTRE plot, as Grant started saving Bond's life there (a late change during shooting involved Grant killing the bespectacled spy at Hagia Sophia instead of Bond, who ends up just finding the man dead).
17th Aug '17 6:42:12 PM CobaltJacket
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** 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 ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago is also meant to evoke Red Grant.

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** 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.villains (such as [[Film/AViewToAKill Max Zorin]]). It's arguable that ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago is also meant to evoke Red Grant.
17th Aug '17 6:17:58 AM Folamh3
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* UncreditedRole: Blofeld's debut as the BigBad of the series starts the tradition of [[TheFaceless keeping his face off-camera]], prompting the use of this trick to make sure ''nobody'' could be sure what he looked like. The ending credits acknowledge his existence by crediting one Ernst Blofeld with a question mark in place of the actor. (The body was Anthony Dawson and the voice was Eric Pohlmann.)
11th Aug '17 11:30:23 AM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/SeanConnery named this as his favourite Bond film, while Cubby Broccoli named it as one of his favourites.
18th Oct '16 8:19:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Tatiana was brunette in the book, as opposed to blonde in the film.
26th Sep '16 6:58:23 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* FakeNationality: Ali Karim Bey: A Turk played by a Mexican actor.

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* FakeNationality: Ali Karim Kerim Bey: A Turk played by a Mexican actor.
26th Sep '16 6:57:42 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertShaw dyed his blonde for the film and worked out extensively.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertShaw Robert Shaw dyed his blonde for the film and worked out extensively.
19th Sep '16 2:24:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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.


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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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.
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