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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/AndrewScott is much more restrained as Denbigh than he ever was as Moriarty.


* ActorInspiredElement: The scene with Bond waking up and aiming his gun at a mouse at L'Américain was suggested by Creator/DanielCraig and added in.

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* ActorInspiredElement: The scene with Bond waking up and aiming his gun at a mouse at L'Américain the hotel ''L'Américain'' was suggested by Creator/DanielCraig and added in.


** As a result of this, the film began to balloon over budget. Not helping matters was that a discussion about ProductPlacement (namely, a Sony Xperia phone) resulted in arguments between Mendes (who was resistant to the idea), co-owner Barbara Broccoli and Sony Pictures executives. This eventually culminated in Sony Japan CEO Kaz Hirai having to step in personally and order them to include the placement.
** Filming began in earnest in December 2014, but several accidents occurred that caused slight delays on production. Creator/DanielCraig suffered a knee sprain while shooting a fight sequence, while three crew members were injured by a filming vehicle (one seriously).

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** As a result of this, this and most of the people who worked on ''Skyfall'' getting salary raises, the film began to balloon over budget. Not helping matters was that a discussion about ProductPlacement (namely, a Sony Xperia phone) resulted in arguments between Mendes (who was resistant to the idea), franchise co-owner Barbara Broccoli Creator/BarbaraBroccoli and Sony Pictures executives. This eventually culminated in Sony Japan CEO Kaz Hirai having to step in personally and order them to include the placement.
** Filming began in earnest in December 2014, but several accidents occurred that caused slight delays on production. Creator/DanielCraig suffered a knee sprain while shooting a fight sequence, sequence and it took him three weeks to recover, while three crew members were injured by a filming vehicle (one seriously).



** The final production budget was roughly $245 million (though some sources estimate it to be more than $300 million), making it the most expensive Bond film ever made and one of the most expensive motion pictures produced. The film eventually grossed $880 million at the worldwide box office and was profitable, just nowhere near ''Skyfall''. In the publicity junket, Craig joked that [[http://pagesix.com/2015/10/11/daniel-craig-told-to-shut-up-and-stop-bashing-bond-movie/ he would rather slit his wrists than participate in such a grueling filming again]].

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** The final production budget was roughly $245 million (though some sources estimate it to be more than $300 million), making it the most expensive Bond film ever made and one of the most expensive motion pictures produced.made. The film eventually grossed $880 million at the worldwide box office and was profitable, just nowhere near ''Skyfall''. In the publicity junket, Craig joked that [[http://pagesix.com/2015/10/11/daniel-craig-told-to-shut-up-and-stop-bashing-bond-movie/ he would rather slit his wrists than participate in such a grueling filming again]].again]], which has been misinterpreted as him being fed up with the role up until August 2017, when he announced he would come back for the 25th film.


* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/RalphFiennes, as a British spy, [[Film/TheAvengers1998 once again noticeably brandishes an umbrella while in a pinstripe suit.]] He also asks Bond why he was [[Franchise/HarryPotter pottering]] around Mexico.
** When Oberhauser referred to visiting Madeleine's house to see her father, was he talking about when she was a child, or [[Film/IngloriousBasterds once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France]]?
** Creator/DanielCraig appears in another Sam Mendes film where [[Film/RoadToPerdition an orphan is taken in and the biological son ruins the family because of his jealousy.]]


** Creator/NicolasWindingRefn would later reveal that he turned down an offer to direct the movie.



** Contenders to sing the theme song were Lana Del Rey, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Sia, Ed Sheeran, and Music/{{Radiohead}}. Radiohead in particular loved the song they wrote so much that they [[http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/spectre released it for free on Christmas Day]].

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** Contenders to sing the theme song were Lana Del Rey, Music/LanaDelRey, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Music/EdSheeran, and Music/{{Radiohead}}. Radiohead in particular loved the song they wrote so much that they [[http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/spectre released it for free on Christmas Day]].


** Creator/RalphFiennes, as a British spy, [[Film/TheAvengers1998 once again noticeably brandishes an umbrella while in a pinstripe suit.]]
*** He also asks Bond why he was [[Franchise/HarryPotter pottering]] around Mexico.

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** Creator/RalphFiennes, as a British spy, [[Film/TheAvengers1998 once again noticeably brandishes an umbrella while in a pinstripe suit.]]
***
]] He also asks Bond why he was [[Franchise/HarryPotter pottering]] around Mexico.

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*** He also asks Bond why he was [[Franchise/HarryPotter pottering]] around Mexico.


* DuelingWorks:
** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots (superspy whose agency gets dismantled is pitted against a NebulousEvilOrganization), scenes set in Morocco and a climax set in London. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.
** A third contender is Marvel's ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which also had a similar plot.

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* DuelingWorks:
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DuelingWorks: With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots (superspy whose agency gets dismantled is pitted against a NebulousEvilOrganization), scenes set in Morocco and a climax set in London. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.
** A third contender is Marvel's ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which also had a similar plot.
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* FandomRivalry: Has developed a small inter-series one with fans who prefer ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' over it. The two films are both victims of ToughActToFollow, but also have very different approaches tying into the BrokenBase they both fuel in the Bond franchise.


** [[http://blackidyll.tumblr.com/post/132994200715/skylocked-honhonprismtower-sufferingcity Early]] [[http://brilcrist.tumblr.com/post/133825020909/quartermaster-first-kill-part-i-based-on-this drafts]] of the [[https://www.google.com/amp/brilcrist.tumblr.com/post/134270080279/part-ii-from-spectre-deleted-script-part-i/amp film]] had '''''Q''''' being kidnapped--he would have been snatched by the mooks we see stalking him in the finished film. Bond and Madeline would have gotten to his hotel room to find it in disarray. He and Bond would have been held in adjoining cells and essentially ForcedToWatch as the other died--Q from his injuries incurred in a beating, and Bond from heatstroke as his cell got increasingly hotter as the sun rose. They'd have escaped after Q alerted Bond to the explosive properties of his watch. This was ultimately left on the cutting room floor likely due to the similarities with the climax of ''MI-5'', in which Benji is abducted, and most of Q's scenes were replaced with Dr. Swann. Some fans have [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot lamented this change,]] claiming that it would've been far more interesting and original to see a close friend of Bond's being in danger than yet another GirlOfTheWeek, especially after [[spoiler:M's death]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.

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** [[http://blackidyll.tumblr.com/post/132994200715/skylocked-honhonprismtower-sufferingcity Early]] [[http://brilcrist.tumblr.com/post/133825020909/quartermaster-first-kill-part-i-based-on-this drafts]] of the [[https://www.google.com/amp/brilcrist.tumblr.com/post/134270080279/part-ii-from-spectre-deleted-script-part-i/amp film]] had '''''Q''''' being kidnapped--he would have been snatched by the mooks we see stalking him in the finished film. Bond and Madeline would have gotten to his hotel room to find it in disarray. He and Bond would have been held in adjoining cells and essentially ForcedToWatch as the other died--Q from his injuries incurred in a beating, and Bond from heatstroke as his cell got increasingly hotter as the sun rose. They'd have escaped after Q alerted Bond to the explosive properties of his watch. This was ultimately left on the cutting room floor likely due to the similarities with the climax of ''MI-5'', ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation,'' in which Benji is abducted, and most of Q's scenes were replaced with Dr. Swann. Some fans have [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot lamented this change,]] claiming that it would've been far more interesting and original to see a close friend of Bond's being in danger than yet another GirlOfTheWeek, especially after [[spoiler:M's death]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.


** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots (superspy whose agency gets dismantled is pitted against a NebulousEvilOrganization) and scenes set in Morocco. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.

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** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots (superspy whose agency gets dismantled is pitted against a NebulousEvilOrganization) and NebulousEvilOrganization), scenes set in Morocco.Morocco and a climax set in London. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.


* ContentLeak: As part of the 2014 Sony Pictures Hack, its script was leaked.

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* ContentLeak: As part of the 2014 Sony Pictures Hack, its ''Spectre'''s script was leaked.



** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots and scenes set in Morocco. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.

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** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots (superspy whose agency gets dismantled is pitted against a NebulousEvilOrganization) and scenes set in Morocco. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.


** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.

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** With ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation.'' Aside from being the same type of film--action/adventure/spy--they also have very similar plots.plots and scenes set in Morocco. MI's producers even nixed plans to release it during the 2015 holiday season so that they wouldn't cancel each other out. ''Rogue Nation'' fared better with critics but ''Spectre'' outgrossed it by $200 million.


** Other contenders for the BondGirl roles included Disa Östrand, Ida Engvoll, Isabel Edvardsson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Brigitte Millar, and Joanne Froggatt.

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** Other contenders for the BondGirl roles included Disa Östrand, Ida Engvoll, Isabel Edvardsson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Brigitte Millar, Millar (who appears briefly as Dr. Vogel in the first SPECTRE meeting), and Joanne Froggatt.

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** Bond and Moneypenny's scene in his apartment was to have him already wearing his robe and a woman's voice calling out from the bedroom, much like in Film/LiveAndLetDie. (this too is still visible in the trailer, barely)

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