History Trivia / JamesBond

23rd Jun '16 3:57:05 PM universalperson
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** ''Thunderball'' began its life as a screenplay written by Kevin [=McClory=], Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming (copyright dictates in that order). When the movie wasn't getting made, Fleming turned it into a book which led [=McClory=] to sue. As a result of the lawsuit, EON couldn't make ''Thunderball'' as the first Bond movie, so instead they went with ''Dr No''. This also lead to a lot - lasting ScrewedByTheLawyers situation.

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** ''Thunderball'' began its life as a screenplay written by Kevin [=McClory=], Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming (copyright dictates in that order). When the movie wasn't getting made, Fleming turned it into a book which led [=McClory=] to sue. As a result of the lawsuit, EON couldn't make ''Thunderball'' as the first Bond movie, so instead they went with ''Dr No''. This also lead to a lot long - lasting ScrewedByTheLawyers situation.
6th Jun '16 10:31:41 PM TheWildWestPyro
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6th Jun '16 10:07:21 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Trivia/{{Goldfinger}}''
19th Apr '16 12:22:19 PM erforce
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*** The silver lining of this: Spielberg's despondency at being unable to shoot a Bond film inspired his good friend GeorgeLucas to create IndianaJones for him.

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*** The silver lining of this: Spielberg's despondency at being unable to shoot a Bond ''Bond'' film inspired his good friend GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas to create IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' for him.
19th Dec '15 7:58:43 AM HumanTorch2
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: According to Roger Moore's book ''Bond on Bond'', Desmond Llewelyn was a WalkingTechBane who couldn't get a ''[[{{EpicFail}} pocket calculator]]'' to work if his life depended on it.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: According to Roger Moore's book ''Bond on Bond'', Desmond Llewelyn (Q from ''From Russia With Love'' through ''The World is Not Enough'') was a WalkingTechBane who couldn't get a ''[[{{EpicFail}} pocket calculator]]'' to work if his life depended on it.
5th Dec '15 7:16:08 AM universalperson
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** The first was the film adaptation of the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. Fleming had sold the film rights to another producer, which eventually led to the [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 parody adaptation]] by Columbia Pictures. Years later, as Columbia's parent company Sony threatened to make a rival Bond series using both ''Casino Royale'' and the ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (see below for more), they settled on giving the rights back to MGM/UA for MGM's partial rights to ''Film/SpiderMan1''. This led to the production of [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a more serious adaptation]] (ironically, distributed by Columbia due to MGM's everlasting problems).
** The earliest films have a villainous organization called SPECTRE led by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Thing is, SPECTRE was invented in the original screenplay for ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', before it was released as a novel. A lawsuit over the publication of the ''Thunderball'' novel awarded screenwriter Kevin [=McClory=] the rights to SPECTRE (as he collaborated on the ''Thunderball'' screenplay). Although the first Bond films were allowed to use SPECTRE as part of a ten year agreement, the agreement expired and the filmmakers were not allowed to use the organization or it's members. SPECTRE would disappear from the official Bond films for over forty years...until MGM/UA got the rights from [=McClory=]'s estate in 2013. SPECTRE will be reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''

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** The first was the film adaptation of the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. Fleming had sold the film rights to another producer, which eventually led to the [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 parody adaptation]] by Columbia Pictures. Years later, as Columbia's parent company Sony threatened to make a rival Bond series using both ''Casino Royale'' and the ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (see below for more), they settled on giving the rights back to MGM/UA for MGM's partial rights to ''Film/SpiderMan1''. This led to the production of [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a more serious adaptation]] (ironically, distributed by Columbia due to MGM's everlasting problems).
** The earliest films have a villainous organization called SPECTRE led by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Thing is, SPECTRE was invented in the original screenplay for ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', before it was released as a novel. A lawsuit over the publication of the ''Thunderball'' novel awarded screenwriter Kevin [=McClory=] the rights to SPECTRE (as he collaborated on the ''Thunderball'' screenplay). Although the first Bond films were allowed to use SPECTRE as part of a ten year agreement, the agreement expired and the filmmakers were not allowed to use the organization or it's members. SPECTRE would disappear from the official Bond films for over forty years...until MGM/UA got the rights from [=McClory=]'s estate in 2013. SPECTRE will be was reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''
4th Dec '15 12:47:42 PM TheAwesomeAutist
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** "Film/Spectre" once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie.

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** "Film/Spectre" ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie.
4th Dec '15 12:34:48 PM TheAwesomeAutist
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**"Film/Spectre" once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie.
23rd Nov '15 10:40:57 AM hamonrye
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* There was a rumor that ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' director Lee Tamahori wanted to film a Sean Connery cameo, which would have confirmed that the James Bond name was just [[LegacyCharacter an alias passed down]] from character to character (thus explaining how each actor can be so different in the role), but he was ultimately overruled. (A favorite film theory is that Sean Connery’s character in ''Film/TheRock'' is actually his version of James Bond, tossed into the chokey after Moore took over.) The producers of ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' also tried to coax Connery back, but he wouldn't hear of it.


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* ** There was a rumor that ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' director Lee Tamahori wanted to film a Sean Connery cameo, which would have confirmed that the James Bond name was just [[LegacyCharacter an alias passed down]] from character to character (thus explaining how each actor can be so different in the role), but he was ultimately overruled. (A favorite film theory is that Sean Connery’s character in ''Film/TheRock'' is actually his version of James Bond, tossed into the chokey after Moore took over.) The producers of ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' also tried to coax Connery back, but he wouldn't hear of it.

23rd Nov '15 10:40:47 AM hamonrye
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* There was a rumor that ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' director Lee Tamahori wanted to film a Sean Connery cameo, which would have confirmed that the James Bond name was just [[LegacyCharacter an alias passed down]] from character to character (thus explaining how each actor can be so different in the role), but he was ultimately overruled. (A favorite film theory is that Sean Connery’s character in ''Film/TheRock'' is actually his version of James Bond, tossed into the chokey after Moore took over.) The producers of ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' also tried to coax Connery back, but he wouldn't hear of it.


!!Gun Barrel Openings



** Pierce Brosnan filmed it twice, but the one from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' was never used. This is the first digitally-generated gunbarrel. ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' had a bullet added in, in celebration of the 40th anniversary.

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** Pierce Brosnan filmed it twice, but the one from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' was never used. This is the first digitally-generated gunbarrel. ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' had a CGI bullet added in, in (yuck), in celebration of the 40th anniversary.
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