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On the technical side, as Jonny Bones said, because Ian Fleming didn't write a code-name, he wrote a character. A character with his own backstory, personality, mannerisms likes & dislikes. A code-name would explain the changing faces and gadgets, but if you went with that idea, you would then have to explain how all the "James Bonds": Were Commanders ...


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It's not so much that the bad guy was dangerous. It's more that the hard disk he's stealing contains the names of hundreds of secret agents in active undercover operations. It's sacrificing one life to save hundreds.


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There's no concrete answers to why it's never acknowledged, but as Johnny Bones points outs, most of the films are based on books: Film                                        ...


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Well, James Bond is a British/English secret agent - working for the British Secret Service (M.I. -whatever). The series have been mainly filmed in the United Kingdom (Pinewood Studios), much of it is set in the United Kingdom. Then I guess it's a bit of a matter of patriotism - They may have lost Hong Kong and The Colonies (ie. the USA), but they're not ...


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She's very altered in the films. Miss Moneypenny, in the books, is the private secretary to M. She is completely dedicated to her work although she tends to mildly flirt with James Bond. She appears to harbour genuine affection for him too, although never states this As the Wiki for her comments: In the novel Thunderball, Fleming wrote that she "often ...


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Charmian Bond, James's aunt and legal guardian. She was mentioned in his obituary in Fleming's novel You only Live Twice. From Wikipedia: After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, where he completes his early education. Charmian was the name of Fleming's cousin who married his ...


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The article's only piece of evidence is the anagram, which strikes me as interesting but not conclusive. Rather than M being Silva's real mother, I think a key element of the story is that Silva and Bond had virtually identical past relationships with M: both Silva and Bond had been orphaned or abandoned as children, leading to each of them being selected ...


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According to Wikipedia, Lazenby left the role on his agent's advice: Although Lazenby had been offered a contract for seven movies, his agent, Ronan O'Rahilly, convinced him that the secret agent would be archaic in the liberated 1970s, and as a result he left the series after the release of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969. It also appears that ...


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Strangely this was on TV yesterday so I can answer. It wasn't Felix Leiter at the end, it was Ladislav Kutze who was Largo's physicist. As he was a henchman, albeit one who redeemed himself by freeing Domino, we don't really care, so it's never resolved. More info about him here.


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According to Wikipedia's 00 Agent entry, In Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and the derived films, the 00 Section of MI6 is considered the secret service's elite. A 00 (typically read "Double O") agent holds a licence to kill in the field, at his or her discretion, to complete the mission. ....... In the first novel, Casino Royale, and the ...


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I don't think it is plothole. To open a Bank account you would need to provide certain details with which the identity of the person who is opening the account can be determined. Now imagine if you are a bad guy would you prefer to give out your account number to a government personal, with which you could be traced. You will also expose all the other ...


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Interestingly enough, there are other indicators that suggest that "James Bond" becomes the name of the new agent designated for the 007 slot, so that would logically provide the alias from his real identity...and anonymity for a few missions until an enemy agency picks up on the name. However, given tech these days, a permanent alias wouldn't do much good ...


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007 By the Numbers: Every James Bond Statistic You Never Knew You Needed to Know has some info (their title is clearly not truly accurate as they are missing this statistic in full): Number of times Bond is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head: 11 By a drug (hidden in his drink, airborne powder or gas, blowdart, etc): 6 EDIT: Turns out he's ...


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It is a little joking throwaway line, but I think it directly relates to her earlier dialogue, when she says In the old days if an agent did something that embarrassing he'd have a good sense to defect. That might be what she is missing in this particular situation, a way for Bond to easily "dispose" himself without making MI6 any further shame. If she ...


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First of all "License to Kill" is a real thing rather than being completely fictional. However this is made famous by james Bond franchise. According to wikipedia, License to kill is the official sanction by a government or government agency to a particular operative or employee to initiate the use of lethal force in the delivery of their objectives, ...


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In this scene it is clear that his motive was to infiltrate into Blofeld's shuttle and prevent the capturing of the American one. We can see from previous scenes of the movie that it was critical not to let that capturing mission succeed as the consequences would be catastrophic. With so little time left and given that he was alone in a base full of enemies ...


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Two reasons: Because movie lines are more and more picked from a grab-bag of the same phrases, and unfortunately, "Take the shot" is one of them. The info was meant to be very important, and the value of all the agents' lives was worth more than that of one aging agent. Of course by the end of the movie we all know that there's no school like the old ...


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I agree with the codename theory. Here's how to explain it. Let's start with the assumption that Bond 1 (played by Connery) was an agent whose real name was indeed James Bond. B1 set the standard for which all future 00 agents needed to follow, to the extent that the secret service decided to not only retain the number 007 for the best of the 00 agents, but ...


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Le Chiffre's Eye weeps when hes stressed (has a bad hand) its his "Tell".


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"Was there ever any clarification on the point of this shot from someone involved with the movie (as opposed to pure guessing in Wikipedia)? Was Samedi merely not killed by snakes, or were the creators intentionally showing him to be immortal/supernatural?" You could ask Roger Moore he's got a website where you can ask him questions. Tom Mankiewicz, Cubby ...


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This is a bit of a non-answer, but having watched the scene(s) many times and scoured the Internet, I'm going to say it's just a movie mistake. It's certainly identified as such (continuity error) on most Movie Mistake websites. My only reasoning is thus: one, there doesn't appear to be another solution and one is unlikely forthcoming and; two, despite the ...


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While I don't remember that specific scene (not sure I've even seen the movie), this sounds once again quite like something the writers made up just for the story. As such it's rather hard to answer why Q would do it (because it's the same reason: just for the plot). Unless you've got some really nasty bug in your operating system or some insecure autorun ...



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