History Trivia / GoldenEye

12th Oct '16 7:57:59 PM DesertDragon
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** Prior to the bungee jump, Bond severs the communication lines.

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** Prior to the bungee jump, Bond severs the communication lines.lines (this makes it into the video game though).
19th Sep '16 3:42:28 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: In the script, M's real name is Barbara Mawdsley.



* DevelopmentHell[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Not nearly as bad as most examples, but it took 6 years for ''Film/LicenceToKill'' to get a follow-up due to legal problems, the longest tenure between two ''Bond'' films. In 1994, Timothy Dalton opted to leave the role behind despite Goldeneye partially being written with him in mind, and Pierce Brosnan got the job he could have gotten if he'd been released from his ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' contract in 1987.

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* DeletedScene: Several:
** Prior to the bungee jump, Bond severs the communication lines.
** More of Bond and Wade driving through St. Petersberg.
** A different introduction to Valentin Zuckovsky.
** A scene with Boris and Ouromov on the train.
* DevelopmentHell[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Not nearly as bad as most examples, but it took 6 years for ''Film/LicenceToKill'' to get a follow-up due to legal problems, the longest tenure between two ''Bond'' films. In 1994, Timothy Dalton opted to leave the role behind despite Goldeneye partially being written with him in mind, and Pierce Brosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan got the job he could have gotten if he'd been released from his ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' contract in 1987.
31st Aug '16 10:09:05 AM erforce
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** Subverted with Izabella Scorupco, who turned down high profile lead roles in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' and ''LAConfidential'' after the success of this film. Her acting career petered out, and she's only been in a few supporting roles since.

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** Subverted with Izabella Scorupco, who turned down high profile lead roles in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' and ''LAConfidential'' ''Film/LAConfidential'' after the success of this film. Her acting career petered out, and she's only been in a few supporting roles since.
28th Aug '16 3:23:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* BackedByThePentagon: The French ''[[GaulsWithGrenades Armee de l'Air]]'' provided a prototype Eurocopter Tiger and its testing ship, the FS ''La Fayette'', for its Monte Carlo scenes.

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* BackedByThePentagon: The French ''[[GaulsWithGrenades ''[[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades Armee de l'Air]]'' provided a prototype Eurocopter Tiger and its testing ship, the FS ''La Fayette'', for its Monte Carlo scenes.
27th Jul '16 8:29:37 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The second one for Creator/PierceBrosnan. He was already famous when ''[=GoldenEye=]'' was made, but after ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' (which put him on the map), he lapsed into mediocrity. Bond revitalised his career greatly, to the point that he's the only Bond actor besides Creator/SeanConnery who continues to get decent roles after being let go from the 007 franchise.

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** The second one for Creator/PierceBrosnan. He was already famous when ''[=GoldenEye=]'' was made, but after ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' (which put him on the map), he lapsed into mediocrity. Bond revitalised revitalized his career greatly, to the point that he's the only Bond actor besides Creator/SeanConnery who continues to get decent roles after being let go from the 007 franchise.



** The producers originally asked '''JohnWoo''' to direct. Woo declined, though said he felt honored by the offer.
** Reportedly, the part of Trevelyan was originally written to be an older character, a mentor to Bond who went to the dark side. Apparently the producers wanted to cast either Creator/AnthonyHopkins or Creator/AlanRickman in the part. An older character would make sense, given the timeline for the execution of the Lienz Cossacks in the wake of the Second World War. (When the part was re-written for a younger actor, the script skirted the issue by suggesting that Alec’s family survived the massacre, with his father committing suicide years later. “But my father couldn’t let himself or my mother live with the shame of it.”) There was also talk of the older ''Augustus'' Trevelyan as having been a previous M, rather than an equal 00 agent.

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** The producers originally asked '''JohnWoo''' '''Creator/JohnWoo''' to direct. direct, as early drafts had a significant number of action scenes. Woo declined, though said he felt honored by the offer.
offer. The action scenes from those drafts were recycled throughout Creator/PierceBrosnan's run as the character.
** Reportedly, the part of Trevelyan was originally written to be an older character, a mentor to Bond who went to the dark side. Apparently the producers wanted to cast either Creator/AnthonyHopkins or Creator/AlanRickman in the part.part, but both turned it down. An older character would make sense, given the timeline for the execution of the Lienz Cossacks in the wake of the Second World War. (When the part was re-written for a younger actor, the script skirted the issue by suggesting that Alec’s family survived the massacre, with his father committing suicide years later. “But my father couldn’t let himself or my mother live with the shame of it.”) There was also talk of the older ''Augustus'' Trevelyan as having been a previous M, rather than an equal 00 agent.
6th Jul '16 10:42:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The end credits song "The Experience of Love" was originally written by score composer Music/EricSerra for ''Film/Léon''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: It's been reported (and both director Martin Campbell and producer Michael G Wilson allude to it on the [=DVD=] and Bluray commentary track, suggesting that there were a lot of 'secret desires' between the pair) that Pierce Brosnan and Famke Janssen were extremely attracted to each other during production. Nothing ever "happened" as far as anyone knows, bur it sure explains their strong on-screen chemistry. Naturally, however, the British tabloids took this and ran with it, despite Brosnan being in a long-term relationship and Janssen actively being married at the time.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The end credits song "The Experience of Love" was originally written by score composer Music/EricSerra for ''Film/Léon''.
''Film/TheProfessional''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: It's been reported (and both director Martin Campbell and producer Michael G Wilson allude to it on the [=DVD=] and Bluray commentary track, suggesting that there were a lot of 'secret desires' between the pair) that Pierce Brosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan and Famke Janssen were extremely attracted to each other during production. Nothing ever "happened" as far as anyone knows, bur it sure explains their strong on-screen chemistry. Naturally, however, the British tabloids took this and ran with it, despite Brosnan being in a long-term relationship and Janssen actively being married at the time.
6th Jul '16 10:40:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The end credits song "The Experience of Love" was originally written by score composer Music/EricSerra for ''Film/Léon''.



* RecyledSoundtrack: The end credits song "The Experience of Love" was originally written by score composer Music/EricSerra for ''Film/Léon.
6th Jul '16 10:39:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: In the script, M's real name is Barbara Mawdsley.



* RecyledSoundtrack: The end credits song "The Experience of Love" was originally written by score composer Music/EricSerra for ''Film/Léon.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One of the theatrical trailers for the film spoiled [[spoiler:Alec Treveylen being revealed as the villain]].



** A subversion from a previous example. Pierce Brosnan was originally chosen to replace Roger Moore as James Bond but wasn't able to get out of his ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' contract leading to Timothy Dalton getting the part.

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** A subversion from a previous example. Pierce Brosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan was originally chosen to replace Roger Moore as James Bond but wasn't able to get out of his ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' contract leading to Timothy Dalton Creator/TimothyDalton getting the part.part.
** Loelia Ponsonby, James Bond's secretary in the early novels, was written in the first draft. Miss Moneypenny originally was not meant to be in this film.
** Music/TheRollingStones were offered the chance to sing the title song, but declined.
22nd Apr '16 4:12:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** "James Bond just killed {{Sharpe}}!" And amusingly, in an episode of ''Sharpe'', the latter's sidekick killed a character played by Creator/DanielCraig, the next Bond. Nowadays, he's known as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Boromir of Gondor]]. As well as [[Series/GameOfThrones Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell]].
** Xenia and Boris are [[Film/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey and Nightcrawler]].
*** These days, Boris works in [[Series/TheGoodWife Chicago]]. When he's not [[Series/TinMan wandering around the O.Z.]] or introducing ''[[Series/{{Masterpiece}} Masterpiece Mystery]]''.
*** Xenia's now the [[Film/{{Taken}} ex-wife of an ex-spy]].
** And Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Dmitriyev Zhukovsky, ie, [[Film/HarryPotter Rubeus Hagrid]]. [[{{Series/Cracker}} Or Eddie Fitzgerald for British TV Fans]].
** Blink and you'll miss Minnie Driver (or, if you prefer, [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 Carlotta]][=/=][[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Jane]]) as Valentin's tone-deaf mistress.
** [[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Julius Caesar]] is Ourumov!
** Joe Don Baker (who was villain Brad Whitaker in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'') is Jack Wade!
*** [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MITCHELL!]]
** The unfortunate Admiral who suffers Xenia's thighs early in the film previously appeared in the "unofficial ''Bond''" ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''. Presumbly his murder was punishment for starring in the ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' knockoff.
*** [[Film/TopSecret Nick Rivers' defense attorney can't catch a break, can he?]]
6th Apr '16 5:36:12 PM jameygamer
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* TheOtherDarrin: Samantha Bond replaced Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Samantha Bond replaced Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny.Moneypenny and Creator/JudiDench replaced Robert Brown as M, becoming the first woman in the role. Dench was the only actress from the Brosnan films to go on to Craig's.
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