History Trivia / TheSpyWhoLovedMe

28th Sep '17 9:05:36 AM moloch
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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was ''not'' going to be considered one of his best works, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that's kept is the villain with steel-capped teeth. Still, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]]. (Horowitz's partner Sluggsy would also be repurposed, taking a tiny role in ''Film/{{Moonraker}} paired up with Jaws.)

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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was ''not'' going to be considered one of his best works, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that's kept is the villain with steel-capped teeth. Still, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]]. (Horowitz's partner Sluggsy would also eventually be repurposed, taking a tiny role in ''Film/{{Moonraker}} ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' paired up with Jaws.)
28th Sep '17 8:59:01 AM moloch
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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was ''not'' going to be considered one of his best works, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that is kept is a villain with steel-capped teeth. Though, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]].

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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was ''not'' going to be considered one of his best works, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that is that's kept is a the villain with steel-capped teeth. Though, Still, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]]. (Horowitz's partner Sluggsy would also be repurposed, taking a tiny role in ''Film/{{Moonraker}} paired up with Jaws.)
22nd Sep '17 12:00:20 PM JamesAustin
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** '' 007, The Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil)
* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''The Spy That Loved Me'' (Spain, Norway, France, Denmark)
** ''007, My Beloved'' (Finland)
** ''The Spy That I Loved'' (Portugal)
** ''Beloved Spy'' (Sweden)
** ''The Spy That Loves Me'' (Poland)
** ''007, The Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil).

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** '' 007, The Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil)
* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''The Spy That Loved Me'' (Spain, Norway, France, Denmark)
** ''007, My Beloved'' (Finland)
** ''The Spy That I Loved'' (Portugal)
** ''Beloved Spy'' (Sweden)
** ''The Spy That Loves Me'' (Poland)
** ''007, The Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil).(Brazil)
13th Sep '17 6:02:16 PM ClintEastwood
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''The Spy That Loved Me'' (Spain, Norway, France, Denmark)
** ''007, My Beloved'' (Finland)
** ''The Spy That I Loved'' (Portugal)
** ''Beloved Spy'' (Sweden)
** ''The Spy That Loves Me'' (Poland)
** ''007, The Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil).


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* UncreditedRole: The eyesight of cinematographer Claude Renoir was failing at the time of this film, and he could not see to the end of the massive supertanker set. As a result, he could not supervise the lighting. Ken Adam turned to his friend Creator/StanleyKubrick, who -- under the condition of complete secrecy -- supervised the lighting. He suggested the use of floodlights. In addition, Kubrick's stepdaughter Katharina designed the dentures that Richard Kiel wore in the film.
11th Aug '17 11:32:23 AM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/RogerMoore named this as his favourite Bond film, while Cubby Broccoli named it as as one his favourites.
16th May '17 4:42:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The original script treatment for ''Spy'' was rejected, and a new screenplay was commissioned that prominently featured Bond's archnemesis Blofeld. Unfortunately, [=McClory=] still held the rights to the Blofeld character, forcing the screenwriters to pop in a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of Stromberg. Several writers, including Creator/AnthonyBurgess, Creator/JohnLandis and Creator/GerryAnderson, worked on the script at different times.

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** The original script treatment for ''Spy'' was rejected, and a new screenplay was commissioned that prominently featured Bond's archnemesis Blofeld. Unfortunately, [=McClory=] still held the rights to the Blofeld character, forcing the screenwriters to pop in a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute in the form of Stromberg. Several writers, including Creator/AnthonyBurgess, Creator/JohnLandis and Creator/GerryAnderson, worked on the script at different times.



** To accommodate the set for the interior of the supertanker, a completely new stage had to be built at Pinewood Studios outside London, along with a giant water tank. It was so huge that the cinematographer, who was losing his sight to begin with, couldn't figure out how to light it and had to secretly bring in Creator/StanleyKubrick for help.

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** To accommodate the set for the interior of the supertanker, a completely new stage had to be built at Pinewood Studios outside London, along with a giant water tank. It was so huge that the cinematographer, cinematographer Claude Renoir,[[note]] Nephew of director Jean Renoir, and grandson of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.[[/note]] who was losing his sight to begin with, couldn't figure out how to light it and had to secretly bring in Creator/StanleyKubrick for help.



** During filming in Egypt, the cast and crew were upset with the poor quality of food being served to them. So, Producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli was able to get a refrigerated truck to bring in food from England. Unfortunately, by the time the truck made it to Egypt, all the food was either spoiled or stolen. But, Broccoli came through in the clutch. He sent assistants out to round up tomatoes, cheese, bread, and imported pasta from Cairo. Then Cubby (something of an amateur chef in his free time) cooked up a massive spaghetti feast for the cast and crew. In his honor, the mess hall at the studio was renamed "Trattoria Broccoli" and many involved remember the makeshift pasta night as one of the high points of filming.
** Thankfully, the film was critically well-received, and is still considered one of the franchise's high points.



** Walter Gotell makes his first appearance as General Gogol, having previously played Morzenzy in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.

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** Walter Gotell Creator/WalterGotell makes his first appearance as General Gogol, having previously played Morzenzy in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
24th Dec '16 3:56:31 PM Premonition45
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* RefittedForSequel: The opening with Bond skiing off a cliff and opening a parachute was originally suggested by Creator/GeorgeLazenby for ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', but was scrapped because the filmmakers lacked the resources to pull it off.



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30th Oct '16 4:29:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledScript: The film uses some ideas of ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Not surprising, considering they had the same director. (And then ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' outright employed RecycledINSPACE with ''TSWLM'')
30th Oct '16 4:23:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization gives Jaws a backstory. His real name is Zbigniew Krycsiwiki, born in Poland, the product of a union between the strong man of a travelling circus and the Chief Wardress at the Women’s Prison in Cracow. The relationship and subsequent marriage had been a stormy one and, when it broke up, the young Zbigniew stayed with his mother and attended school and subsequently university in Cracow. He grew to a prodigious height but in temperament he followed his father and was surly and uncooperative, given to sudden outbreaks of violent temper. Because of his size he commanded a place in the university basketball team, but he was sluggish of reaction and his lack of speed was constantly exposed by more skilful but less physically endowed players. After a failed attempt at a basketball career, Krycsiwiki was arrested by the secret police for having taken part in the (fictitious) "1972 bread riots". While he was imprisoned, the police "beat him with hollow steel clubs encased in thick leather" until they thought he was dead, leaving his jaw broken beyond repair. Krycsiwiki later escaped and stowed aboard one of Stromberg's vessels. Eventually he was caught, but instead of turning him in, Stromberg hired a prestigious doctor to create an artificial jaw. After 14 operations Krycsiwiki's jaw was restored using steel components that created two rows of terrifying razor-sharp teeth, although Jaws was left mute.

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* AllThereInTheManual: CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''The Spy That Loved Me'' (Spain, Norway, France, Denmark)
** ''007, My Beloved'' (Finland)
** ''The Spy That I Loved'' (Portugal)
** ''Beloved Spy'' (Sweden)
** ''The Spy That Loves Me'' (Poland)
** '' 007,
The novelization gives Jaws a backstory. His real name is Zbigniew Krycsiwiki, born in Poland, the product of a union between the strong man of a travelling circus and the Chief Wardress at the Women’s Prison in Cracow. The relationship and subsequent marriage had been a stormy one and, when it broke up, the young Zbigniew stayed with his mother and attended school and subsequently university in Cracow. He grew to a prodigious height but in temperament he followed his father and was surly and uncooperative, given to sudden outbreaks of violent temper. Because of his size he commanded a place in the university basketball team, but he was sluggish of reaction and his lack of speed was constantly exposed by more skilful but less physically endowed players. After a failed attempt at a basketball career, Krycsiwiki was arrested by the secret police for having taken part in the (fictitious) "1972 bread riots". While he was imprisoned, the police "beat him with hollow steel clubs encased in thick leather" until they thought he was dead, leaving his jaw broken beyond repair. Krycsiwiki later escaped and stowed aboard one of Stromberg's vessels. Eventually he was caught, but instead of turning him in, Stromberg hired a prestigious doctor to create an artificial jaw. After 14 operations Krycsiwiki's jaw was restored using steel components that created two rows of terrifying razor-sharp teeth, although Jaws was left mute.Spy Who Loved Me'' (Brazil)



* FatalMethodActing: Averted. In his audio-commentary, Creator/RogerMoore comments on the opening parachute ski-jump that could have gone horribly wrong for stuntman Rick Sylvester. After the jump, a disengaged ski clipped the unopened chute as it was falling. The ski could could easily have prevented the chute from opening. It can still be seen in the final footage when the ski clips the about-to-open parachute.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you guess that Creator/RogerMoore was pushing 50 when he made this film?

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you guess that Creator/RogerMoore ProductionNickname: The set for Stromberg's supertanker was pushing 50 when he made this film?named "the Jonah Set", in reference to the Biblical story of Jonah, who is swallowed by a whale. In the film, the tanker swallows submarines.
* RealLifeRelative: When Bond drives the Wet Nellie up onto the beach, a small boy points to the car in the water. This is Richard Kiel's son, Richard George Kiel.



* SameLanguageDub: Caroline Munro was dubbed by Barbara Jefford.



** Creator/StevenSpielberg was considered to direct, but was rejected because he was thought to be inexperienced.

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** Creator/StevenSpielberg was One of the first directors to be considered to direct, but was rejected because Creator/StevenSpielberg. There was some worry about his inexperience as he was thought to be inexperienced.caught up on an extremely lengthy pre-production schedule for a little film he was making at the time called ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', which ironically would provide inspiration for a major character in this film.


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** A fight sequence was originally envisaged in this movie for the Mummy Room of the Cairo Museum of Antiquities. This was scrapped but the sequence resurface in the next Bond movie ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' as the fight between Chang and Bond in the Venini glass showroom.
26th Sep '16 7:04:50 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was just wrong, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that is kept is a villain with steel-capped teeth. Though, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]].

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* InNameOnly: {{Enforced|Trope}}. Fleming realized the book was just wrong, ''not'' going to be considered one of his best works, so he sold the rights on the condition that any feature film using the title film would NOT be an adaptation. The one thing that is kept is a villain with steel-capped teeth. Though, in the book Sol Horowitz (aka Sol Horror) is described as thin and lizardlike, whereas Jaws is...well, [[TheBrute Jaws]].
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