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* CreatorBacklash: Denise Richards stated in her autobiography ['The Real Girl Next Door']that did not have a happy experience on the film. She claimed that the director made no effort to build any comradery on set or give her much direction. She felt very lonely and unwanted [as her casting was ExectiveMeddling from MGM] and depressed at the negative reviews she received.

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* CreatorBacklash: Denise Richards stated in her autobiography ['The Real Girl Next Door']that Door'] that she did not have a happy experience on the film. She claimed that the director made no effort to build any comradery on set or give her much direction. She felt very lonely and unwanted [as her casting was ExectiveMeddling from MGM] and depressed at the negative reviews she received.


* CreatorBacklash: Denise Richards stated in her autobiography ['The Real Girl Next Door']that did not have a great experience on the film. She claimed that the director made no effort to build any comradery on set or give her much direction. She felt very lonely and unwanted [as her casting was ExectiveMeddeling from MGM] and depressed at the negative reviews she received.

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* CreatorBacklash: Denise Richards stated in her autobiography ['The Real Girl Next Door']that did not have a great happy experience on the film. She claimed that the director made no effort to build any comradery on set or give her much direction. She felt very lonely and unwanted [as her casting was ExectiveMeddeling ExectiveMeddling from MGM] and depressed at the negative reviews she received.

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* CreatorBacklash: Denise Richards stated in her autobiography ['The Real Girl Next Door']that did not have a great experience on the film. She claimed that the director made no effort to build any comradery on set or give her much direction. She felt very lonely and unwanted [as her casting was ExectiveMeddeling from MGM] and depressed at the negative reviews she received.


* BTeamSequel: Roger Spottiswoode declined to return as director following the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Creator/MartinCampbell was asked to return, but declined.

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* BTeamSequel: Roger Spottiswoode Spottiswoode, who directed the previous film ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', declined to return as director following the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Creator/MartinCampbell that film. Creator/MartinCampbell, who directed the film before that one, ''Film/GoldenEye'', was asked to return, but declined.

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* OrphanedReference: In the extended opening, M says that the classified report is a study by the Russians on [=Y2K=] impacting their computer systems. This would have tied in with R's line at the end of the film.


* BTeamSequel: Roger Spottiswoode declined to return as director following the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.

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* BTeamSequel: Roger Spottiswoode declined to return as director following the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Creator/MartinCampbell was asked to return, but declined.



* CutSong: The soundtrack album of this film includes a song titled "Only Myself to Blame", sung by Music/ScottWalker. Originally, David Arnold intended to use this song during the end credits, but it was considered too glum to go out on, so a techno remix of the James Bond theme was used instead.

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* CutSong: The soundtrack album of this film includes a song titled "Only Myself to Blame", sung by Music/ScottWalker. Originally, David Arnold Music/DavidArnold intended to use this song during the end credits, but it was considered too glum to go out on, so a techno remix of the James Bond theme was used instead.


* CutSong: The soundtrack album of this film includes a song titled "Only Myself to Blame", sung by Music/ScottWalker. Originally, David Arnold intended to use this song during the end credits, but it was considered to glum to go out on, so a techno remix of the James Bond theme was used instead.

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* CutSong: The soundtrack album of this film includes a song titled "Only Myself to Blame", sung by Music/ScottWalker. Originally, David Arnold intended to use this song during the end credits, but it was considered to too glum to go out on, so a techno remix of the James Bond theme was used instead.



* StarDerailingRole: The much-maligned performance of Denise Richards (which won her and the film a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward after Tanya Roberts only got nominated for ''Film/AViewToAKill'') pretty much derailed her rising career (her infamous marriage with Creator/CharlieSheen didn't help matters); her biggest role since this film was two years later as a middle-billed cast member in the slasher film ''Film/{{Valentine}}''.

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* StarDerailingRole: The much-maligned performance of Denise Richards (which won her and the film a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward after Tanya Roberts only got nominated for ''Film/AViewToAKill'') pretty much derailed her rising career (her infamous marriage with Creator/CharlieSheen didn't help matters); her matters). Her biggest role since this film was two years later as a middle-billed cast member in the slasher film ''Film/{{Valentine}}''.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** You know how the ColdOpen in this movie is the longest in the whole series? It was originally supposed to end after the bank scene in Spain, [[{{Irony}} but test audiences thought that was too short.]]
** Creator/PeterJackson was considered to direct, as Barbara Broccoli was a big fan of ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''. However, when she saw ''Film/TheFrighteners'', she was put off by his style. Creator/JoeDante was another director possibility.
** There had also been a plan for [[spoiler:Elektra to survive]] and for Bond to visit her in the hospital where she was being treated for [[spoiler:Stockholm Syndrome]], but this was considered too downbeat.
** Video game tie-ins for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC were planned but cancelled. There were, however, versions on both the [=N64=] and the [=PS1=] and the engine developed for the [=PS2=] version was used for ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire''.
** When the film was in production, a number of media outlets reported that the film was to have featured cameo appearances by every surviving Bond girl actress.
** Music/{{Jamiroquai}} turned down the offer to write and sing the song of the film because they weren't interested. The band Straw submitted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyWM9RjIGk a song]] that wasn't used.
** In early drafts of the script, the character that became Christmas Jones was a Polynesian insurance investigator. This was changed to avoid confusion with Creator/PierceBrosnan's female foil in ''Film/{{The Thomas Crown Affair|1999}}''. She was then a BountyHunter before becoming a nuclear physisist.
** Creator/SharonStone was considered for Elektra King.
** Creator/JavierBardem was considered for Renard. He would later play Raoul Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Creator/JeanReno was offerd the role, but had to turn it down due to personal problems.
** [[Music/SpiceGirls Geri Halliwell]] unsuccessfully auditioned for a part.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** You know how the ColdOpen in this movie is the longest in the whole series? It was originally supposed to end after the bank scene in Spain, [[{{Irony}} but test audiences thought that was too short.]]
** Creator/PeterJackson was considered to direct, as Barbara Broccoli was a big fan of ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''. However, when she saw ''Film/TheFrighteners'', she was put off by his style. Creator/JoeDante was another director possibility.
** There had also been a plan
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/JamesBond Enough for [[spoiler:Elektra to survive]] and for Bond to visit her in the hospital where she was being treated for [[spoiler:Stockholm Syndrome]], but this was considered too downbeat.
** Video game tie-ins for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and PC were planned but cancelled. There were, however, versions on both the [=N64=] and the [=PS1=] and the engine developed for the [=PS2=] version was used for ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire''.
** When the film was in production, a number of media outlets reported that the film was to have featured cameo appearances by every surviving Bond girl actress.
** Music/{{Jamiroquai}} turned down the offer to write and sing the song of the film because they weren't interested. The band Straw submitted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyWM9RjIGk a song]] that wasn't used.
** In early drafts of the script, the character that became Christmas Jones was a Polynesian insurance investigator. This was changed to avoid confusion with Creator/PierceBrosnan's female foil in ''Film/{{The Thomas Crown Affair|1999}}''. She was then a BountyHunter before becoming a nuclear physisist.
** Creator/SharonStone was considered for Elektra King.
** Creator/JavierBardem was considered for Renard. He would later play Raoul Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Creator/JeanReno was offerd the role, but had to turn it down due to personal problems.
** [[Music/SpiceGirls Geri Halliwell]] unsuccessfully auditioned for a part.
its own page]].


** Creator/JavierBardem was considered for Renard. He would later play Raoul Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.

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** Creator/JavierBardem was considered for Renard. He would later play Raoul Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Creator/JeanReno was offerd the role, but had to turn it down due to personal problems.


** In early drafts of the script, the character that became Christmas Jones was a Polynesian insurance investigator. This was changed to avoid confusion with Creator/PierceBrosnan's female foil in ''Film/{{The Thomas Crown Affair|1999}}''.

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** In early drafts of the script, the character that became Christmas Jones was a Polynesian insurance investigator. This was changed to avoid confusion with Creator/PierceBrosnan's female foil in ''Film/{{The Thomas Crown Affair|1999}}''. She was then a BountyHunter before becoming a nuclear physisist.



** Creator/JavierBardem was considered for Renard. He would later play Raoul Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.



** In the commentary, Michael Apted implies that Zuchovsky might not have actually died, though any potential further plans for him were scrapped with the franchise's reboot after the next film.

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** * WordOfGod: In the commentary, DVDCommentary, Michael Apted implies that Zuchovsky might not have actually died, though any potential further plans for him were scrapped with the franchise's reboot after the next film.


** M's arrival in Azerbaijan and greeting Bond was also longer.

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** M's arrival in Azerbaijan and greeting Bond was also longer.longer and included Bond introducing M to Dr. Jones.


** Renard and the Cigar Girl meet in the opening after Bond's escape from the banker's office.
** Bond's pursuit of King through the Vauxhall Cross building takes much longer as originally filmed.
** So does his seduction of Dr. Warmflash.
** The sequence of Bond and Elektra's meeting Azerbajan takes much longer also.

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** Renard and the The Cigar Girl meet meets Renard in the opening after Bond's escape from the banker's office.
office.
** Bond's pursuit of King through the Vauxhall Cross building takes much longer as originally filmed.
filmed. The reason for this cut was because of the decision to move the title credits sequence to after the Thames chase, instead of after the Bilbao fight.
** So does his seduction of Dr. Warmflash. \n Including a funny moment where he tosses his sling onto a suit of armor.
** The Q scene was longer.
** The sequence of Bond and Elektra's meeting Azerbajan in Azerbaijan takes much longer also.also, which also added more information on Elektra's backstory.
** M's arrival in Azerbaijan and greeting Bond was also longer.


* UnderageCasting: The movie was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by the twenty-nine-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist.

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* UnderageCasting: The movie was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by the twenty-nine-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist. What makes it stand out even more is that another (male) nuclear physicist who was working for the bad guys was clearly in his fifties.


** Bond presenting a cigar to Moneypenny as a gift (which he took from his reunion with the Swiss banker at the beginning) and her clearly not amused reaction to it seem to reference the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

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** Bond presenting a cigar to Moneypenny as a gift (which he took from his reunion with the Swiss banker at the beginning) and her clearly not amused reaction to it seem to reference the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.scandal (which involved stories about a cigar being used for foreplay).


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Must be a premature form of the Millennium Bug."

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Must UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
** R interrupting the satellite showing Bond and Christmas Jones at the end with the excuse that it "must
be a premature form of the Millennium Bug.""
** Bond presenting a cigar to Moneypenny as a gift (which he took from his reunion with the Swiss banker at the beginning) and her clearly not amused reaction to it seem to reference the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

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