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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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Why did Mr Hinx attack Bond & Madeleine Swann on the train?

It is eventually revealed in Spectre that the titular organisation possesses unprecidented levels of surveilance, and it is by virtue of this that Mr Hinx is able to track Bond across the globe. ...
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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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Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?

In Skyfall movie Bond fights an assassin and captures a casino token in the assassin's stuff which he later cashes out. Clearly the token is used as payment for the assassination. Note that ...
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Why does the Spectre octopus only have 7 tentacles?

Why does the Spectre octopus only have 7 tentacles? I can't find any definitive answers online other than speculation that it has to do with the number of letters in the name and possibly being a ...
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How is naming done in MI6?

Bond is 007. WE have seen 006 and 008 in Bond movies. My question is how is this naming done to the agents in MI6? Does the number signify the serial no of an agent or the aptitude or the seniority? ...
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How was pre-title opening in Spectre shot?

The opening scene in 2015's Spectre has a long continuous sequence which, as an amateur filmmaker, is difficult to figure out how it might have been done. The movie begins as an apparent crane shot ...
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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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How are the Daniel Craig Bond movie plots related?

It seems like with the older Bond films, they were more standalone "adventures" and could each be enjoyed without seeing the others. With the new movies, they definitely aren't as easy for me to ...
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Why does the desert facility explode?

During Spectre, Bond and Swann escape Blofelds desert facility, only for it to explode. WHY/HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Bond is stripped of weapons (except the concealed explosive within his wristwatch) ...
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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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Plot-wise, what is the chronological order of all the Bond Films?

I am curious, plot-wise, what the chronological order of the James Bond films are? I seem to recall that Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace are set in the beginning of James' career as a 00-agent and ...
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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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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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Why doesn't Vesper give Bond the additional $5M?

After Bond loses the first $10M in Casino Royale he asks Vesper for the additional buy-in, saying he can win, yet gets rejected by Vesper nonetheless. Isn't it a plot hole here? Vesper had one goal ...
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What is Bond's first line in Spectre?

At the beginning of the new James Bond film, Spectre, we see Bond and an anonymous girl go into a hotel room. Right at it looks like they're about to begin a romantic interlude, he turns to go. She ...
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In Casino Royale, why did the CIA agent had to wait?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent that offers to fund Bond after he lost the first $10M says "Once you win the money, CIA is going to get Le Chiffre." Why does CIA need to wait though? What difference ...
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Significance of the painting behind M in the restaurant

Skyfall made prominent use of paintings, especially paintings of ships, to visualize James Bond's and MI6's state, as previosly discussed. Given this, I couldn't help but notice that its successor ...
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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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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 did Q's hint that a watch tells time tell James but not me?

In Spectre, Q hands James a watch. Asking what it can do, he responds "It tells the time." A nice pun in what's also an ad for the Omega Seamaster 300. In cinema, before the movie started, they ...
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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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Why wasn't Teresa Bond's tombstone written as Tracy Bond?

James Bond was married to Teresa "Tracy" Bond in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Teresa was adamant that James referred to her as Tracy and NOT Teresa: Tracy: Teresa was a saint. I'm ...
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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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Why is there a safety net conveniently located in the soon-to-be-demolished MI6 building?

This question is regarding one of the end scenes in the Bond film Spectre, so it contains some spoilers (kind of). It was thrilling to watch Bond and his companion jump several stories into a net at ...
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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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The guy who takes over M's position in Skyfall, is he evil or good?

You know, the guy who is advising M for a while during beginning of Skyfall wanting her to resign and such. He sure seemed evil to me and my friends and I had a debate about this... So is he a good ...
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Why didn't Eve keep shooting at the train scene?

During the beginning of Skyfall there's a scene where 007 and Patrice are fighting on the top of a train that's heading into a tunnel, in Istanbul. Not wanting to risk losing the trace of them, M ...
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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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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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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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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 laser sound in the tunnel?

In Dr. No when James Bond escapes his cell (through the electric fence) he is in a tunnel, climbing down, when suddenly there's what sounds like a laser (it sounded like a Sonar signal) He looks 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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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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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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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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Final few minutes of Spectre

Near the end of the movie Spectre, Does this refer to a possible Bond retirement from MI6 or does it simply signify one of Bond's recurring brief vacations?
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Why does the building explode at the start of Spectre?

In the opening sequence of Spectre (2015), James Bond is listening to some bad guys discussing an evil plot. He then starts shooting at them, but they start shooting back - and then, suddenly, the ...
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How did Bond know about Mathis on Casino Royale?

When James Bond wins the poker bet, he and Vesper go to dinner. Her phone rings two times, and in the latter, she says that Mathis needs her. After a moments that she leaves, Bond thought that ...
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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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Where did James Bond pick up his rental car in Bahamas for Casino Royale? [closed]

In Casino Royale, James Bond is seen in a car driving along in Nassau. When first arriving, he leaves from a helipad near Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. While driving, he is seen driving along from ...
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How did Solange Dimitrios die in Casino Royale?

I am curious to know who tortured and killed Solange Dimitrios (wife of Alex Dimitrios) in Casino Royale. Bond has left her in his hotel room at the night when he went after Alex Dimitrios who was ...
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Do I have to have seen any other James Bond films to watch Spectre?

Do I have to start from the first James Bond film to understand Spectre or can I just watch Spectre without any knowledge of James Bond film? All I know is that 007 is some type of a code given to a ...
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Why did the Three Blind Mice get 'into character' so early?

The Three Blind Mice are seen at the end of the opening scene of Dr. No maneuvering their way "blindly" through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They are not actually blind. They eventually come to ...
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Is there any criteria for selection of James bond?

We have seen many actors playing "James Bond". So is there any criteria that actor has to fill in order to be James bond.
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Why wasn't the first Golden Eye satellite detonated over London?

I've just watched the James Bond movie GoldenEye, in which Alec wants to use the GoldenEye satellite to erase all electronic information in London. What I don't understand is why the first satellite ...
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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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Is Franz Oberhauser related to the original Blofeld?

Note: spoilers for Spectre ahead! In Spectre, we meet Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz). He later reveals he now goes by the name "Ernst Blofeld", and has a scar just like the original Blofeld. But ...
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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 ...