History Trivia / Octopussy

5th Mar '17 9:45:20 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.
19th Jan '17 5:02:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.

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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle [[Film/{{Emmanuelle}} Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.
19th Jan '17 5:02:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction: The film had problems in the writing phase after initial writer Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's draft contained several scenes that were ludicrously infeasible to film, in addition to generally lacking the feel of a Bond film, necessitating a rushed overhaul of the screenplay by veteran Bond writer Richard Maibaum and producer Michael G. Wilson. Casting the title character also proved difficult, with close to two dozen actresses being screen-tested before the producers finally threw their hands up and cast Maud Adams, who had previously been the secondary Bond Girl in ''The Man with the Golden Gun'', while lifting some details from the original Ian Fleming story (the script having been an InNameOnly adaptation until that point) to explain her non-Indian appearance. Then, during filming Creator/RogerMoore's stunt double was severely injured after an accident while filming the train sequence, which affected morale for the rest of the shoot.



** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive.
** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.

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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. \n** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.
13th Jan '17 11:49:12 AM Premonition45
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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''. Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.

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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', being dubbed "The Battle of the Bonds". Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. But ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.
11th Nov '16 10:30:37 AM JamesAustin
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Kent doubles for Cuba in TheTeaser. In fact, this was the site where Fort Knox was built for ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. In some scenes, Britain doubled for Germany.



* PropRecycling: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from ''Halloween III: Season of the Witch''.



* RecycledProp: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch.
19th Oct '16 5:10:18 PM MrReviser121
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* RecycledProp: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch.



** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

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** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Some fans say they are the same person.
4th Oct '16 4:23:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Kent doubles for Cuba in TheTeaser. In fact, this was the site where Fort Knox was built for ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
25th Sep '16 6:33:27 PM JamesAustin
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Moore was considering stepping down from the role following ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and EON were looking to recast, even toying with the idea of casting an American (James Brolin, who screen-tested three times) as Bond. However, when the rival "unofficial" film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' starring Creator/SeanConnery was announced to release around the same time as ''Octopussy'', EON decided to stick with Moore, feeling that pitting a new, untested Bond actor against a juggernaut like Connery would be a horrible move. It paid off, as while both films were successful, ''Octopussy'' beat ''NSNA'' at the box office.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Moore was considering stepping down from the role following ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and EON were looking to recast, even toying with the idea of casting an American (James Brolin, who screen-tested three times) as Bond. However, when the rival "unofficial" film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' starring Creator/SeanConnery was announced to release around the same time as ''Octopussy'', EON decided to stick with Moore, feeling that pitting a new, untested Bond actor against a juggernaut like Connery would be a horrible move. It paid off, as while both films were successful, ''Octopussy'' beat ''NSNA'' at the box office.
18th Sep '16 4:31:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Producer Michael G. Wilson appears as a member of the Soviet Politburo at the beginning of the film.
27th Aug '16 12:58:30 PM DrOO7
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Kent doubles for Cuba in TheTeaser. In fact, this was the site where Fort Knox was built for ''Film/Goldfinger''.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Kent doubles for Cuba in TheTeaser. In fact, this was the site where Fort Knox was built for ''Film/Goldfinger''.''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.


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** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.
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