History Trivia / JamesBond

9th Mar '17 9:24:43 AM ritzoreo
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: For a cold-blooded killer and womanizer, Bond has been played by [[Creator/RogerMoore humanitarian activists]], [[Creator/PierceBrosnan devoted family men]], and [[Creator/TimothyDalton easygoing charmers]] (with the exception of Creator/GeorgeLazenby, who then had a case of SmallNameBigEgo).

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: For a cold-blooded killer and womanizer, Bond has been played by [[Creator/RogerMoore humanitarian activists]], [[Creator/PierceBrosnan devoted family men]], and [[Creator/TimothyDalton easygoing charmers]] (with the exception of Creator/GeorgeLazenby, who then had a case of SmallNameBigEgo).SmallNameBigEgo, and possibly Sean Connery, who, despite his charity work, has a reputation for being quick-tempered).
6th Feb '17 8:58:12 PM ritzoreo
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* OneHitWonder: George Lazenby's only claim to fame is having played Bond in just one film in the series (OnHerMajestysSecretService), which has been considered as one of the canon's best.
6th Feb '17 8:48:11 PM ritzoreo
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* FollowTheLeader: The films have been unquestionable trendsetters, being copied, imitated and parodied forever, plus, starting a craze for competing cloak and dagger films in TheSixties. But for all the enormous influence thay've exerted on Western pop culture, Bond films are unabashed practicioners of this trope as well. This has gone from copying [[{{Film/LiveAndLetDie}} blaxplotation]] films during the early [[TheSeventies 70's]], the [[{{Film/Moonraker}} Star Wars craze]] later that same decade, the [[{{Film/LicenceToKill}} Die Hard-Lethal Weapon grittiness]] of the late [[TheEighties 80's]], the [[{{Film/DieAnotherDay}} high-tech, fast-paced takes]] at the TurnOfTheMillennium and the [[{{Film/QuantumOfSolace}} Jason-Bournesque]] style at the end of the 00's.
5th Jan '17 6:59:15 PM DrOO7
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie like it used to before ''Casino Royale''. This time Craig doesn't conceal the gun while walking.

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie like it used to before ''Casino Royale''. This time Craig doesn't conceal the gun while walking. It also fades to black before fading into the opening sequence, rather than the typical "gunbarrel widens to reveal opening scene".
21st Dec '16 12:49:51 PM lakingsif
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* KilledByRequest: Creator/SeanConnery equally hated the character of and playing James Bond. He wanted to have him killed off not only so he wouldn't have to play him ever again, but so that he wouldn't have to hear or see about him ever again, either.
30th Nov '16 3:39:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Fleming was originally going to kill off Felix Leiter in ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'', but he was talked out of it.
7th Nov '16 3:55:47 PM Saveelich
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\n* TheWikiRule: [[http://jamesbond.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Here]] and [[http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/ here]].

18th Oct '16 1:18:12 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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!!!The series is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* BondColdOpen, also the {{Trope Maker}}
* BondGunBarrel, also the {{Trope Maker}}
* BondOneLiner
* BondVillainStupidity
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine
* ScaramangaSpecial
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond

!!!This series is the ImageSource for:
* BondGunBarrel
* DistressedDude
* RightHandCat
* ScaramangaSpecial
18th Sep '16 7:01:18 AM Saveelich
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** To signify the reboot status in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Craig's gunbarrel was actually incorporated into the opening sequence, with the blood now being opaque. It's the second gunbarrel to segue directly into the opening.

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** To signify the reboot status in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'', Craig's gunbarrel was actually incorporated into the opening sequence, with the blood now being opaque. It's the second gunbarrel to segue directly into the opening.
18th Sep '16 7:00:32 AM Saveelich
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!!Gun Barrel Openings
* There have been 9 variations on the iconic gunbarrel opening[[note]]however, every gunbarrel scene has a different soundtrack, as the compilation videos on YouTube prove[[/note]]:
** The first one, with StuntDouble Bob Simmons as the Bond. This one was used from ''Film/DrNo'' to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. The "Bond" is actually a silhouette.
** When the aspect ratio changed, the sequence had to be re-done. This version used Connery, and was the first version to "expand" onto the screen. This edition was seen in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. It was filmed in black-and-white, and a sepia tint was added for two of those movies.
** Lazenby featured in the gunbarrel sequence only once. His Bond drops to one knee when firing and is wiped out by the blood.
** Roger Moore was the first Bond to shoot the sequence twice--again, necessitated by an aspect ratio change. He's the first Bond to lose the hat, too. He's also the first Bond to don a tuxedo in the gunbarrel.
*** Moore is also the only Bond that uses the Weaver stance when shooting--so he ''can'' be said to be the only Bond that employs proper firearm etiquette in the gunbarrel sequence.
** Timothy Dalton filmed it once.
** 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 (yuck), in celebration of the 40th anniversary.
** To signify the reboot status in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Daniel Craig's gunbarrel was actually incorporated into the opening sequence, with the blood now being opaque. It's the second gunbarrel to segue directly into the opening.
** Finally, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' featured a return of sorts to the "classic" form. It was now at the end of the movie, featured a different barrel and Craig became the first Bond to be shown walking away at the end. ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' did it again, only without Bond walking away.
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie.

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!!Gun Barrel Openings
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!!Gunbarrel Openings

There have been 9 variations on the iconic gunbarrel opening[[note]]however, every gunbarrel scene has a different soundtrack, as the compilation videos on YouTube prove[[/note]]:
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prove[[/note]]:

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The first one, with StuntDouble Bob Simmons as the Bond. This one was used from ''Film/DrNo'' to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. The "Bond" is actually a silhouette.
** * When the aspect ratio changed, the sequence had to be re-done. This version used Sean Connery, and was the first version to "expand" onto the screen. This edition was seen in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. It was filmed in black-and-white, and a sepia tint was added for two of those movies.
** * Lazenby featured in the gunbarrel sequence only once. His Bond drops to one knee when firing and is wiped out by the blood.
** * Roger Moore was the first Bond to shoot the sequence twice--again, necessitated by an aspect ratio change. He's the first Bond to lose the hat, too. He's also the first Bond to don a tuxedo in the gunbarrel. \n*** Moore is also notable for being the only Bond that uses the Weaver stance when shooting--so he ''can'' can be said to be the only Bond that employs proper firearm etiquette in the gunbarrel sequence.
** * Timothy Dalton filmed it once.
** * Pierce Brosnan filmed it twice, twice actually, but the one from he did when he was ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' was never used. This is used . ''Film/GoldenEye'' had the first digitally-generated gunbarrel. ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' had a CGI bullet added in (yuck), in celebration of the 40th anniversary.
* Daniel Craig has done four different gunbarrels to this day.
** To signify the reboot status in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Daniel Craig's gunbarrel was actually incorporated into the opening sequence, with the blood now being opaque. It's the second gunbarrel to segue directly into the opening.
** Finally, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' featured a return of sorts to the "classic" form. It was now at the end of the movie, featured a different barrel and Craig became the first Bond to be shown walking away at the end. ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' did it again, only without Bond walking away.\n
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'''s gunbarrel was also featured at the end, in a different pose yet again.
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' once again puts the classic gunbarrel back at the start of the movie.movie like it used to before ''Casino Royale''. This time Craig doesn't conceal the gun while walking.
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