History Trivia / JamesBond

17th Jul '16 8:10:44 PM PaulA
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** [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/liam-neeson-turned-down-james-bond-role-to-marry-natasha-richardson-9176657.html Liam Neeson was courted to play Bond after Dalton, but he turned it down.]]
10th Jul '16 2:47:56 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* CreatorBreakdown: Fleming was notable for being a ''very'' heavy smoker and drinker, both which killed him at the age of 56. Interestingly, he seems to have noted the toll his addiction was taking on him throughout the Blofeld Trilogy. ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). And ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' shows Bond as a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler: Tracy's death.]]

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* CreatorBreakdown: Fleming was notable for being a ''very'' heavy smoker and drinker, both which killed him at the age of 56. Interestingly, he seems to have noted the toll his addiction was taking on him throughout the Blofeld Trilogy. ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to He later tells Moneypenny ''I "I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' thirst" which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). And ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' shows Bond as a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler: Tracy's death.]]
10th Jul '16 2:47:29 AM TheWildWestPyro
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10th Jul '16 2:47:26 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* CreatorBreakdown: Fleming was notable for being a ''very'' heavy smoker and drinker, both which killed him at the age of 56. Interestingly, he seems to have noted the toll his addiction was taking on him throughout the Blofeld Trilogy. ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). And ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' shows Bond as a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler: Tracy's death.]]

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* CreatorBreakdown: Fleming was notable for being a ''very'' heavy smoker and drinker, both which killed him at the age of 56. Interestingly, he seems to have noted the toll his addiction was taking on him throughout the Blofeld Trilogy. ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). And ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' shows Bond as a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler: Tracy's death.]]
10th Jul '16 2:46:10 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* CreatorBreakdown: Fleming was notable for being a ''very'' heavy smoker and drinker, both which killed him at the age of 56. Interestingly, he seems to have noted the toll his addiction was taking on him throughout the Blofeld Trilogy. ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). And ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' shows Bond as a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler: Tracy's death.]]
2nd Jul '16 5:39:09 AM PrincessGwen
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** 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 was reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''

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** 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 its 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 was reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''
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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* ''Trivia/{{Thunderball}}''
* ''Trivia/YouOnlyLiveTwice''


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* ''Trivia/DiamondsAreForever''
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* ''Trivia/{{Moonraker}}''
* ''Trivia/ForYourEyesOnly''
* ''Trivia/{{Octopussy}}''
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.
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