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Does Patrice wound Bond in the initial scenes in the right or left shoulder?

Bond takes a bullet in the right shoulder in the opening sequence and it is clearly shown during his fight with Patrice on the train. Subsequently, as he is recovering, the wound is shown in a ...
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Where was the Scottish Skyfall scene filmed?

I know Scotland very well and have several theories of my own but can anyone tell me where this iconic shot was taken? Ideally I'm after as accurate a location as possible as I'm fairly sure I can ...
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What kind of creature bit the enemy's leg in China in Skyfall?

What kind of animal was it that looks like a giant lizard in the China scene? What is the actual name of that creature?
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Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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What does the barkeeper say to James Bond (possibly in Turkish)?

In the movie Skyfall, the enjoying death scene: What is the barkeeper saying to James Bond at the next morning at the bar when he is handing the money and grabbing the bottle? It sounds to me like ...
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What happens to the hard drive with agents' names in Skyfall?

Apologies for ripping off Honest Trailers, but that was something I didn't figure out as well from watching Skyfall and it bugged me: Silva stole the hard drive with names of NATO agents, presumably ...
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Was there a real Skyfall house in Scotland?

I was re-watching Skyfall, and saw that his parents' house was supposed to have been in Scotland. I was guessing right next to Hogwarts. So, the question is, is Skyfall house a real lodge/house in ...
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In “A View To A Kill” why does Zorin let Bond sleep with May Day?

There's a scene in "A View To A Kill" where Bond is snooping around Zorin's property and sets off an alarm. Bond escapes by waiting in May Day's bed for her to return to her room, and then acting like ...
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In “The Man with the Golden Gun” why does Hip drive off without James Bond?

There's a scene in The Man with The Golden Gun where Bond, Hip and Hip's two nieces are fleeing from a karate school. The four of them reach Hip's car. Hip and the girls get in and they drive away. ...
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What game is it Bond can't afford to play?

In The World Is Not Enough there is a scene where Electra King, against Bond's warnings, visits Zukovsky's casino and loses 1 million dollars against him in a simple game of cards (on purpose as we ...
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Gun Scene in Goldeneye

In the James Bond film Goldeneye there is a scene were Bond threatens Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Zukovsky says something along the lines of: Walther PPK, 7.65mm. Only three men I know use such ...
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In Casino Royale, what Exactly does Bond say at this moment?

After checking out some guys like Alex Dimitrios and Le Chiffre using M's credential's, he gets out in the Evening to play poker with the Alex. But, before starting his game he says something to two ...
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Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?

While I was watching James Bond 007 - Goldfinger on TV, I remember a lesson I had back in high school. We were learning about how movies are affected/released by what is going on in society. We looked ...
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What does “A View to a Kill” mean?

The 1985 James Bond film "A View to A Kill" features Roger Moore in his final performance as 007, Christopher Walken as Max Zorin and Grace Jones as May Day, his enforcer. While my question focuses ...
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How did LeChiffre know the tracker was in Bond's arm?

In Casino Royale, after Bond is captured by LeChiffre, the first thing LeChiffre's men do is cut out the tracker MI6 had put in Bond's arm. How did LeChiffre know it was there? He tells Bond But ...
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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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How does Bond know that Le Chiffre is bluffing?

In Casino Royale Bond eventually beats Le Chiffre in the game of poker by catching his bluff. I do not have a good knowledge of the game but I tried to read Le Chiffre's expressions but still had no ...
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What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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Was Patrice hired for murder or suicide?

In Skyfall, the contract killer Patrice travels to Shanghai where he forces entry into a skyscraper and shoots a man in an adjacent building with his sniper rifle, when he is attacked and inadvertedly ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

I first saw this when I read a Cracked article about insane fan theories that make sense. I first thought of the same thing long before I read that though because it makes sense. James Bond has had 23 ...
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What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?

We just watched a documentary on the various actors that played James Bond. The spy has taken his lumps over the years, but the show didn't explore that aspect of the character. What are the ...
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What is the significance of a man sitting on the train engine in the last scene of “Live and Let Die”?

In "Live and Let Die", after Bond throws Tee Hee Johnson from the train window at the very end of the movie, and returns to Solitair, we see an image of smiling Baron Samedi sitting on the train ...
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Is money transfer in Casino Royale a plot hole?

I am not sure if I am missing something but I feel like there is a plot hole in Casino Royale in regard to the money transfer. After Mathis is tasered and taken away, Mendel (the banker guy) shows ...
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In Skyfall, why did M order Eve to "take the shot?

Why was it so important for M that Eve take a risky shot that ended up killing Bond, until he turned out to be faking it? Was the bad guy such an immediate threat that it was worth losing Bond?
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Whose signature is shown in the Spectre teaser?

I was watching the teaser trailer for Spectre, and approximately 28 seconds in, we see this signature: The surname of the signatory looks like “Bond”, but it’s certainly not James, nor does it ...
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I've never seen a James Bond movie, where should I start? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this isn't a fitting question for this SE site. I've never seen a James Bond movie, but I know the basis of a Bond movie from the millions of references I've seen growing up ...
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Why are James Bond roles not played by American actors?

Why are James Bond roles not played by American actors? Sean Connery belongs to UK George Lazenby belongs to Australia Roger Moore belongs to UK Timothy Dalton belongs to UK Pierce Brosnan ...
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Is Miss Moneypenny's character altered in the movies?

Has the character of Miss Moneypenny in the movies Skyfall, or the upcoming Spectre, been altered at all from its source material (the Ian Flemming novels)?
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Why does 'M' miss the Cold War?

In Casino Royale, M is visibly angry and upset after Bond blows up an embassy. She mentions missing the Cold War, in the quote below. What about the Cold War does she miss? M: Who the hell do ...
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Is James Bond explicitly described as caucasian in Ian Fleming's books? [closed]

There is currently some controversy over the subject of James Bond's race since a minor celebrity has stated that Idris Elba would not be a good casting choice because James is "caucasian". Was James ...
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What was James Bond going to do in the Space Shuttle?

In You Only Live Twice, he is in Blofeld's bunker, dressed as an astronaut about to get on the space shuttle, when Blofeld stops him. What was his plan once he got onto the shuttle? Wasn't it ...
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What does the “License to Kill” of James Bond actually mean?

It's common knowledge that James Bond has an official "License to kill". But what exactly does this license entail? I would assume that it means that he has a blanket authorization by his superiors to ...
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Where does Skyfall take place in the Bond timeline?

The first two movies of the rebooted Bond-franchise were at the start of Bond's career (when he was likely in his late twenties/thirties), but when does Skyfall take place in relation to other things ...
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Why does James Bond keep demanding a vodka martini that is shaken but not stirred?

Is there a difference between a shaken and stirred vodka martini? Maybe some scientific explanation? (while not overtly sci-fi, there are a lot of sci-fi elements in Bond movies) It would also make ...
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What happens to Felix at the end of Thunderball?

At the end of Thunderball, when escaping the boat, Bond gives Felix a life ring and then pushes him off the boat. Bond and Domino then jump off the boat, before it hits some rocks and explodes. A ...
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Was Raoul Silva M's son?

According to this article about Skyfall, Raoul Silva is M's son and that is why he hates her so much. Suddenly, it all made sense. Silva, thought to be in Hong Kong, was M’s son -- adopted, ...
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Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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What significance does the James Bond theme have in the movies?

In Octopussy, an Indian man is snake charming, and when he sees James Bond is there, he starts playing the James Bond theme on his instrument. James Bond then says, "Charming tune" and gives him some ...
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Is Skyfall preparing the ground to some major change in the franchise?

In Skyfall, they send a hint that there could be some major changes to the Bond franchise, or even possible a final episode. For instance: For the first time 007 appears getting old Q is now a ...
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James Bond film in which he plays a computer game

There's one James Bond film where he is playing a game against the bad guy. It looks like a 1v1 game of Battleships or something. Anyone know which one it is?
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Why doesn't Blofeld recognise James Bond in “On Her Majesty's Secret Service”

James Bond comes face to face with Blofeld in "You Only Live Twice" when he infiltrates his base in the volcano. Bond was played by Sean Connery and Blofeld was played by Donald Pleasence. In the ...
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Why is Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?

Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his ...
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Was “Licence to Kill” originally titled “Licence Revoked”?

Is there any proof that the James Bond movie Licence to Kill was actually going to be titled "Licence Revoked"? If yes, then was it because it was believed that the audience, at that time, was too ...
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How old is James Bond?

I'd like to know James Bond's age window. He's been played by a wide variety of actors. What is the youngest and oldest Agent 007 has been portrayed to be?