!!The film:
* ActorAllusion: Curd Jürgens, who plays Stromberg, starred as the U-Boot captain in ''The Enemy Below'', one of the most famous [[SubStory movies involving submarine warfare]].
* EnforcedMethodActing
** In the scene where Major Amasova couldn't [[DrivingStick drive stick]], Barbara Bach, Anya's actress, actually couldn't drive stick: Moore's snarky responses were unscripted!
** Roger Moore decided last minute it would be much more dramatic if he was sitting in the chair instead standing behind it when the gun underneath the dining table was fired. The special effects team had only reinforced the back of the chair for the original planned shot, which meant Moore risked serious injury if he didn't leap away in time.
** According to production designer Ken Adam, that was a look of real panic on Barbara Bach's face in the scene where the tunnels of Atlantis are flooding because she didn't expect such a powerful deluge of water.
* FakeRussian: Russian secret agent Anya is played by Barbara Bach, an American actress.
* FanNickname: Bond's Lotus Espirit is sometimes called "Wet Nellie", in honor of "Little Nellie" from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
%%* FountainOfExpies: Jaws.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey Its That Car!]]: Oh nice! Jaws chases Bond's [[CoolCar Lotus]] through Sardinia in [[KeepingUpAppearances Onslow's]] [[TheAllegedCar Ford Cortina!]]
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Anya's lover at the beginning is Paul Foster from ''{{UFO}}''.
** Naomi is Margiana from ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad''.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Captain Hopper came home from Telos, and the only job he could find was on Stromberg's ship.]]
** [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Sir Hillary Bray]] joined the Royal Navy and is friends with M.
*** Wait, there's two Ms in this movie! One (Bernard Lee) was also Connery's boss; the other one (Robert Brown; he's an admiral here) went on to take Dalton's ''Film/LicenceToKill''
*** {{Fanon}} is the latter was eventually promoted ([[ReassignedToAntarctica probably]]) to Head of the British Secret Service.
** [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Boba Fett]] realizes the HMS ''Ranger'' is in trouble before it gets captured.
* InNameOnly: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]. 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. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He probably would have been better off just quietly dropping the novel in a shredder, as this film set a precedent for In Name Only adaptations of the Bond novels.]]
** The last point is arguable. Beginning with ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', the movies tended to incorporate the setting, a few characters, and (maybe) the general plot of the book while going off in their own direction. It is true that this one was the first Bond film that had NOTHING to do with the source material other than the title, though.
** 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]].
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: The film came out on 7/7/77.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick: KenAdam asked for his opinion on how to light the enormous set of the interior of Stromberg's supertanker. After being promised that his visit would be a secret, he inspected it for a few hours and suggested using floodlights as part of the set to light the whole thing.
* TheRedStapler: After this movie, demand for white Lotus Espirits grew so much that new customers were put on a three-year waiting list.
* ThrowItIn: As above in Enforced Method Acting, Moore's response to Bachman being unable to drive stick were unscripted but left in.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Stromberg was originally going to be Blofeld before the legal rights squashed that idea.
** Reportedly, one script draft featured the arrival of a "new" SPECTRE, comprised of former members of various real life terrorist groups. The film would've opened with the new group raiding SPECTRE HQ and killing off the organization's old guard before taking over.
** Creator/StevenSpielberg was considered to direct, but was rejected because he was thought to be inexperienced.
** James Mason was considered to star as Stromberg.
** Albert R. Broccoli wanted Lois Chiles to star as Anya, but she was taking a break from acting at the time. She would star as Holly Goodhead in the next movie ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
** The producers thought of bringing Anya Amasova back in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. After Barbara Bach declined, the part was rewritten into another female KGB spy, Pola Ivanova. She was also to be played by Lois Chiles (the Bond Girl of the next film) before Chiles pulled out.

!!The novel:
* CreatorBacklash: Fleming hated the book to the point of only selling the title to the producers.
* OldShame: Fleming saw the book as a failed experiment.