History Trivia / TheSpyWhoLovedMe

15th May '16 11:34:58 AM Movienut376
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***Moore himself has mentioned that despite pulling off the shot, he still got injured by the explosion.
10th May '16 9:50:30 PM DanielCase
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* TroubledProduction: From the beginning the movie was fraught with problems, being developed and released in the midst of a falling-out between producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and EON Productions nearly going into liquidation. ''Spy'' was rushed into production after another producer, Kevin [=McClory=], decided to create a rival Bond film (which would eventually become ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').
** 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.
** Creator/IanFleming created further problems when he told the producers [[InNameOnly they could use his title but no other aspect of the novel]] [[CreatorBacklash since he wasn't very proud of it]], the first time that happened in the series. For that, his name was moved down in the credits. However, this led to one of the few decisions that helped the film: The writers chose to write Bond more as Fleming had envisioned him and less like the way Connery had been playing him. This helped Moore come into his own in the part.
** The producers cast about for a director and settled on Creator/StevenSpielberg, who was still finishing ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' (itself famously troubled) at that point; he decided to wait and see how that turned out for him instead. Guy Hamilton, who had directed the previous three Bonds, then got the job but left to direct ''Film/{{Superman}}''[[note]]which he ultimately lost to Creator/RichardDonner.[[/note]] So it ultimately fell to Lewis Gilbert, who had directed ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', of which the film is essentially a remake.
** 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.
** To film the opening stunt, the second unit traveled all the way to Mount Asgard near the northern tip of Canada's Baffin Island. The fall and parachute jump cost $500,000--the most expensive stunt at that time[[note]]Until the opening of the very next Bond film, ''Film/{{Moonraker]]'', with a long aerial sequence in free fall.[[/note]]
** Shell offered to loan the production a tanker, but between the insurance costs and the very real safety risks it was too expensive to use and miniatures had to be built instead. Miniatures were also used for the scenes in Giza when the pyramids proved too large to light effectively.
10th May '16 9:38:43 PM DanielCase
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** CatherineDeneuve wanted to play Anya, so much that she was willing to take a huge salary cut to do so. But it was still too much for Broccoli.
27th Apr '16 12:08:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** Anya's lover at the beginning is Paul Foster from ''TV/{{UFO}}''.
** Naomi is Margiana from ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'' and Stella Star from ''Film/{{Starcrash}}''.
** The Captain of one of Stromberg's ships is Captain Hopper from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]''.
** [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Sir Hillary Bray]] joined the Royal Navy and is friends with M.
*** Wait, there are two Ms in this movie! One (Bernard Lee) had been Bond's boss since Connery; the other one (Robert Brown; he's an admiral here) went on to take over from the first M in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' and take Dalton's ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
*** {{Fanon}} is the latter was eventually promoted ([[ReassignedToAntarctica probably]]) to Head of the British Secret Service. Considering Bernard Lee's M was also a Navy admiral, this isn't unreasonable.
** [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Boba Fett]] realizes the HMS ''Ranger'' is in trouble before it gets captured.
** [[TV/{{Thunderbirds}} Scott Tracy]] is the captain of the US sub, and was also a US mission controller [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice the last time Bond thwarted a supervillain planning to trigger a nuclear war]].
** The giant assassin from ''Film/SilverStreak'' is once again working as a giant assassin.
** [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove SPECTRE assassin Morzeny]] apparently recovered from being blown up in a boat, changed his name to Gogol, and become head of the Russian secret service.
14th Feb '16 5:53:06 AM anglarite
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** The producers thought of bringing Anya Amasova back in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. After Barbara Bach declined, the part was rewritten into another female KGB agent, Pols Ivanova.

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** The producers thought of bringing Anya Amasova back in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. After Barbara Bach declined, the part was rewritten into another female KGB agent, Pols Pola Ivanova.
14th Feb '16 5:51:32 AM anglarite
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* TheRedStapler: After this movie, demand for white Lotus Espirits grew so much that new customers were put on a three-year waiting list.

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* TheRedStapler: After this movie, demand for white Lotus Espirits Esprits grew so much that new customers were put on a three-year waiting list.
14th Feb '16 5:49:31 AM anglarite
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** [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove SPECTRE assassin Grozny]] apparently recovered from being blown up in a boat, changed his name to Gogol, and become head of the Russian secret service.

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** [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove SPECTRE assassin Grozny]] Morzeny]] apparently recovered from being blown up in a boat, changed his name to Gogol, and become head of the Russian secret service.
14th Feb '16 5:44:44 AM anglarite
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* FanNickname: Bond's Lotus Espirit is sometimes called "Wet Nellie", in honor of "Little Nellie" from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.

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* FanNickname: Bond's Lotus Espirit Esprit is sometimes called "Wet Nellie", in honor of "Little Nellie" from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
5th Jan '16 5:20:25 PM Ironeye
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* CreatorsOddball: The novel is the only ''Bond'' story from Fleming that is written from a woman's point of view.
2nd Jan '16 8:34:38 PM Pren
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** An alternate ending where Jaws died was filmed. Until the preview screening, Richard Kiel had no idea which one had ended up being used.
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