History Trivia / LiveAndLetDie

23rd Oct '16 2:50:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BreakawayPopHit: The titular song by Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{[Wings}} is almost inarguably the most famous Bond theme of them all, as it continues to get heavy airplay on classic rock stations to this day, as does its cover by Music/GunsNRoses. Could be safe to assume that there are younger fans of the genre and song who aren't even aware that it's from a Bond film.

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* BreakawayPopHit: The titular song by Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{[Wings}} Music/{{Wings}} is almost inarguably the most famous Bond theme of them all, as it continues to get heavy airplay on classic rock stations to this day, as does its cover by Music/GunsNRoses. Could be safe to assume that there are younger fans of the genre and song who aren't even aware that it's from a Bond film.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you have guessed that Creator/RogerMoore was ''45'' (and three years ''older'' than Creator/SeanConnery) when he first played Bond here?
23rd Oct '16 2:46:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: Solitaire's real name in the book is Simone Latrelle. Her nickname comes from her apparent exclusion of men from her life.
* BreakawayPopHit: The titular song by Paul [=McCartney=] and Wings is almost inarguably the most famous Bond theme of them all, as it continues to get heavy airplay on classic rock stations to this day, as does its cover by Music/GunsNRoses. Could be safe to assume that there are younger fans of the genre and song who aren't even aware that it's from a Bond film.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Solitaire's real name in the book is Simone Latrelle. Her nickname comes from her apparent exclusion of men from her life.
* BreakawayPopHit: The titular song by Paul [=McCartney=] Music/PaulMcCartney and Wings Music/{[Wings}} is almost inarguably the most famous Bond theme of them all, as it continues to get heavy airplay on classic rock stations to this day, as does its cover by Music/GunsNRoses. Could be safe to assume that there are younger fans of the genre and song who aren't even aware that it's from a Bond film.film.
* TheCastShowOff: Geoffrey Holder choreographed his own dance sequences.



* SameLanguageDub: Regular Bond voice artist Nikki Van der Zyl dubbed much of Jane Seymour's dialogue.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The production crew originally wanted Solitaire to be black and the CIA contact/[[spoiler:traitor]] to be white.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The production crew originally wanted Solitaire to be black and the CIA contact/[[spoiler:traitor]] to be white.



*** The most noticeable loss was of an opening scene in which James Bond was to have met an old man in a garden at night. The man was to have handed over a pair of special contact lenses. They are disturbed by the approach of enemy agents and Bond tries to help the man escape by assisting him over a high wall that surrounds the garden. But too late, Bond discovers that the garden is in fact on the top of a very high building and his contact falls to his death. Michael Sheard was cast as the man, but the scene was never filmed.

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*** The most noticeable loss was of an opening scene in which James Bond was to have met an old man in a garden at night. The man was to have handed over a pair of special contact lenses. They are disturbed by the approach of enemy agents and Bond tries to help the man escape by assisting him over a high wall that surrounds the garden. But too late, Bond discovers that the garden is in fact on the top of a very high building and his contact falls to his death. Michael Sheard Creator/MichaelSheard was cast as the man, but the scene was never filmed.
2nd Aug '16 12:40:18 AM TheRarispy
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* AbsenteeActor: Q is absent from the film. Desmond Llewelyn was then appearing in ''Series/Follyfoot'', but was written out of three episodes to appear in the film. The producers decided not to include the character, feeling that "too much was being made of the films' gadgets", and decided to downplay this aspect of the series, much to Llewelyn's annoyance.

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* AbsenteeActor: Q is absent from the film. Desmond Llewelyn was then appearing in ''Series/Follyfoot'', the show ''Follyfoot'', but was written out of three episodes to appear in the film. The producers decided not to include the character, feeling that "too much was being made of the films' gadgets", and decided to downplay this aspect of the series, much to Llewelyn's annoyance.
6th Jul '16 8:55:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: Q is absent from the film. Desmond Llewelyn was then appearing in ''Series/Follyfoot'', but was written out of three episodes to appear in the film. The producers decided not to include the character, feeling that "too much was being made of the films' gadgets", and decided to downplay this aspect of the series, much to Llewelyn's annoyance.
* AllThereInTheManual: Solitaire's real name in the book is Simone Latrelle. Her nickname comes from her apparent exclusion of men from her life.



%%* FountainOfExpies: Baron Samedi.

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%%* * FountainOfExpies: Baron Samedi.



** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by Moore on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch. It subsequently became Harris's nickname throughout the production.

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** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by Moore Creator/RogerMoore on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch. It subsequently became Harris's nickname throughout the production.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:The production crew originally wanted Solitaire to be black and the CIA contact/[[spoiler:traitor]] to be white.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:The WhatCouldHaveBeen: The production crew originally wanted Solitaire to be black and the CIA contact/[[spoiler:traitor]] to be white.white.
** Music/DianaRoss was considered for Solitaire (see above), as was Creator/CatherineDeneuve.
** Several scenes and lines in Tom Mankiewicz's screenplay were dropped from the film:
*** The most noticeable loss was of an opening scene in which James Bond was to have met an old man in a garden at night. The man was to have handed over a pair of special contact lenses. They are disturbed by the approach of enemy agents and Bond tries to help the man escape by assisting him over a high wall that surrounds the garden. But too late, Bond discovers that the garden is in fact on the top of a very high building and his contact falls to his death. Michael Sheard was cast as the man, but the scene was never filmed.
*** Quarrel Jr demonstrates the gas pellet gun that Bond will eventually use to kill Kananga while he and Bond are out shark fishing.
*** A dialogue reference to Quarrel's father and his encounter with Bond ["His father and I locked horns with a doctor named No several years ago"] was omitted.
*** A scene in which Kananga threatens to cut off Tee Hee's arms and feed it to the crocodiles when he harms Solitaire was also removed.
15th Apr '16 1:27:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Quarrel, Jr. is none other than... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Toberman!]]
** And Baron Samedi sold 7-UP with the CatchPhrase "Crisp and clean, and no caffeine. Never had it, never will." He's also the inspiration for [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian The Crab]], and even performed the aquatic composer's songs at the Academy Awards!
** Wait, ''did Bond just shag Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman?!?!?!''
** Dr. Kananga went on to be one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates. He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once, and helped Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger escape [[Series/FamilyFeud Richard Dawson's]] [[Film/TheRunningMan deadliest game show ever created.]]
16th Feb '16 6:12:21 AM JamesAustin
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** Dr. Kananga went on to be one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates. He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once, and helped Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger escape [[FamilyFeud Richard Dawson's]] [[Film/TheRunningMan deadliest game show ever created.]]

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** Dr. Kananga went on to be one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates. He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once, and helped Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger escape [[FamilyFeud [[Series/FamilyFeud Richard Dawson's]] [[Film/TheRunningMan deadliest game show ever created.]]



** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by More on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch. It subsequently became Harris's nickname throughout the production.

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** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by More Moore on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch. It subsequently became Harris's nickname throughout the production.
31st Jan '16 1:27:23 AM Arivne
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* ThrowItIn: A speedboat crashing into a police car and utterly wrecking it was an accident, but no one was hurt and it looked great on camera, so they kept it in.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn
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A speedboat crashing into a police car and utterly wrecking it was an accident, but no one was hurt and it looked great on camera, so they kept it in.
23rd Dec '15 2:58:45 PM erforce
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** Dr. Kananga went on to be one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates. He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once, and helped Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger escape [[FamilyFeud Richard Dawson's]] [[TheRunningMan deadliest game show ever created.]]

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** Dr. Kananga went on to be one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates. He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once, and helped Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger escape [[FamilyFeud Richard Dawson's]] [[TheRunningMan [[Film/TheRunningMan deadliest game show ever created.]]
11th Nov '15 4:45:55 PM BobTanaka
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** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by More on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch.

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** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by More on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch. It subsequently became Harris's nickname throughout the production.
3rd Nov '15 4:34:52 PM BobTanaka
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** Bond's quip to Tee Hee "Butterhook?" was ad libbed by More on the set when Julius Harris fumbled with his watch.
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