Questions tagged [james-bond]

A British series of spy films based on the character of James Bond "007", created by Ian Fleming. Use this tag when asking questions specifically about the franchise or characters within the franchise. If you're asking about a particular entry within the franchise, also include the appropriate tags (ie: skyfall, spectre, etc)

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Did Ludlum and the creators of 24 pay homage to Fleming in their choice of character names? [closed]

James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne all have the same initials. Coincidence or homage?
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Could HMS Devonshire have deduced her location despite Gupta's IT hacks?

Before 1:25, HMS Devonshire's RN Commander (three rings of gold braid of equal length) asks Are we absolutely sure of our position? The Lt Cdr (two medium gold braid stripes with one thin gold ...
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Couldn't HMS Devonshire have spotted Carver's stealth ship?

This comment for the post-opening of Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) at 2:37 proclaims: fully agree. Even in full battle condition you have bridge watch keepers. Is this accurate? The screenshot above ...
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Did 007 exist before James Bond?

This question is inspired by the recent news of Lashana Lynch taking over as 007. Did the 007 position within MI6 begin with James Bond or did he take it over from a previous agent?
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Why do villains give James Bond enough time to escape after capturing him?

In James Bond movies, villains sometimes used to get James Bond in custody. Instead of killing him on sight (they used to do so for any other sidekicks), why are these villains forced to enter into a ...
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Has James Bond ever been accused of sexual aggression or harassment?

While watching some James Bond movies, I noticed that James Bond sometimes has borderline behaviour with women (co-workers, bad-guy women, James Bond girls...) and even some behaviour were accepted in ...
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Why does Gregg show up Felix in front of Dominic in Quantum of Solace?

I'm having trouble understanding this double bluff between two characters in Quantum of Solace at around 36:30. Dominic Greene : And I have a pest Shows photo of James Bond to Gregg Beame ...
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What show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, what show was that that 007 attended by the pyramids? Was/is that a real production that tourists could/can attend? Or was that all for the sake of the ...
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What was Silva talking about when he reached the chapel in Skyfall?

In the last scenes of Skyfall when Silva finds M in the chapel, he looks around and speaks Of course! it had to be here. It had to be this way. What was he talking about? Was he referring to ...
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Was Mathis a traitor?

Was Mathis a traitor? I know that in Quantum of Solace Mathis was cleared of his innocence. However I believe that his character was written as a villain in Casino Royale. Why would Le Chiffre say ...
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Why did Le Chiffre need the password from Bond?

If Vesper Lynd was working with Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, why did he have to force Bond for the password when she could have stolen the money and given it to Le Chiffre anyway?
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Why is there a Madonna of Hans Holbein in You Only Live Twice?

In the 6th Bond film, You Only Live Twice (1967) , one of Blofeld's possessions is a Madonna of Hans Holbein, best exemplified as the Darmstadt Madonna: What is the reason it is in the film? I know ...
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How does Oddjob actually kill people?

In Goldfinger, Oddjob throws his hat and cuts off a statue's head early in the flim. However, later on he throws his hat at a fleeing girl and it hits her in the neck, she falls down dead. How exactly ...
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In 007 movies, have all the M's had a name beginning with M?

In Casino Royale (2006), James Bond breaks into M's apartment. They have a brief conversation regarding her codename: BOND: I though "M" was randomly assigned. I had no idea it stood for... M:...
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Who was the man with one sunglasses lens in Casino Royale?

In Casino Royale (2006), the main villain is named Le Chiffre. His left eye has been injured somehow, which causes him to bleed from his tear duct on that side. The best explanation comes from Le ...
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What is the interior location where Spectre has its board meeting?

In Spectre (2015), there is a meeting of the board of Spectre chaired by Blofeld. When Bond approaches the exterior it is clearly Blenheim Palace. The meeting in the interior, which features a ...
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How did James Bond win poker in Casino Royale?

Was it luck that he had the best cards or did he cheat somehow?
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In Goldeneye why did Ourumov turn traitor?

In the James Bond film Goldeneye Ourumov is "top of the list" of potential traitors when the Goldeneye is stolen however M's analysts rule him out because He sees himself as the next iron man of ...
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What's with the secrecy of Judi Dench's M's identity?

In "Casino Royale" James Bond breaks in to M's (Judi Dench) house and in their conversation she asks: M: And how the hell did you find out where I lived?! Bond: Same way I found out your ...
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What did M mean by saying that she got one thing right?

In the end of Skyfall, M says that she did get one thing right. By my understanding she meant Bond. But, what exactly did she mean in that dialog?
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What kind of weapon is Lippe using against Bond in “Never say Never Again”

Lippe, played by Pat Roach, is a thug ordered to kill Bond. As you will see, he is very strong and tough, but not on a level with Jaws or Oddjob (Bond can at least hurt and move Lippe in contrast to ...
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Why did M force Bond to use Walther / why only Bond?

Early in Dr. No, M tells Bond to stop using a Beretta -- which Bond seems to prefer -- and start using a Walther PPK. They explicitly discuss the rationale. M even confiscates Bond's Beretta. Several ...
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Why do so many people remember Dolly from Moonraker having braces? [closed]

Near the end of the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979), there is a scene in which Jaws (the big bad guy with metal teeth) gets trapped under some ruble after a fight with Bond. A cute blond girl with ...
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Why does this Blofeld inspired character have six robotic legs? (in Thunderbirds - puppet style Elle King music video)

In the puppet-animated James Bond inspired video for the Elle King song "Under the influence" we see a Blofeld inspired character with six robotic legs. Is this purely the product of the animator's ...
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Why did the movies of James Bond replace SMERSH with SPECTRE?

While SPECTRE also has a main role in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, the real archenemy was SMERSH, a Russian counterspy organisation. But for the movies SPECTRE and Blofeld was almost exclusively ...
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Was this scene in Skyfall an homage to the 007 Goldeneye video game?

There is a scene in Skyfall in which Bond enters the London Underground via a tall grated panel which is actually a door. Before he opens it: As he exits: This reminded me of the Nintendo 64 game, ...
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Was the spider James Bond killed a real spider?

In one of the earlier James Bond movies, James was escaping some henchmen in a jungle. I'm not quite sure what actor it was or which movie since it's been a decade since I saw the scene, but I think ...
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James Bond's identity [duplicate]

In Skyfall, there is a distinct scene where Silva has revealed the true identities of several MI6 agents via YouTube, yet there is no hint that Bond's identity is anything of a pseudonym, because we ...
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Why didn't Felix Leiter catch Le Chiffre after the game was done?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent, Felix Leiter, offers to stake Bond with the understanding that CIA will capture Le Chiffre when the game is over. Yet, when the game is over, Le Chiffre is freely ...
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Why did Blofeld tell Hans to keep the keys to spaceship's self-destruct?

When Blofeld leaves the control center in You Only Live Twice, he gives the keys to self-destruct to his bodyguard, Hans. Why did he do that, as opposed to just throwing the key out into the piranha ...
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How did Blofeld's control center manage to have live video feed of their own spaceship?

In You Only Live Twice, Blofeld's launch control room had a monitor that displayed a video feed of their own spaceship, from the side. How did they manage to do that, in-universe? No obvious ...
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Where is the original Fabergé egg in Octopussy?

In Octopussy, James accompanies Fanning to the auction where Fabergé egg, The Property of a Lady, is being auctioned. He had the fake one and then he switched it with the one being auctioned, which is ...
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Was Le Chiffre taking another gamble?

When Vesper is kidnapped by Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Bond chases after them in his car and ends up crashing in order to avoid running over Vesper (who has been left lying in the middle of the road)...
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Why did James Bond need to die in “You Only Live Twice” opening?

At the beginning of "You Only Live Twice", 007's death is faked. Why did James Bond's death need to be faked? Was it due to his mission to locate stolen US spaceship? Being "made" as a spy ...
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Why does blood seep from the eye of Le Chiffre in Casino Royale?

Movie Description: Le Chiffre is a villian in Casino Royale (2006). Le Chiffre is a financier of international terrorism in this movie. In order to win the money back, Le Chiffre sets up and enters ...
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What is the significance of the special opening credits in Bond movies?

I love James Bond movies also because of their opening credits. What is the significance of the special opening credits in Bond movies?
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Has a Bond car ever survived a mission?

James Bond has owned and destroyed many a car in his adventures, much to the chagrin of Q. Bond has destroyed cars owned by MI:6, himself, and others. In this instance I am specifically looking for a ...
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What is the croupier saying during this game of baccarat

What is the croupier saying during this game of baccarat from the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only? The subtitles only say "speaking French" and I know that much, but would actually like to ...
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Why does James Bond prefer to call Max Denbigh “C”?

At the beginning of Spectre James Bond first meets Max Denbigh, the head of the new Joint Security Service that's supposed to merge MI5 and MI6 into one. He choses to call him "C", though: Bond: ...
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Title reference of Pierce Brosnan James Bond movies

Reference for the title of the James Bond movies was either taken from the novels by Ian Fleming or the particular story element. For eg. GoldenEye, Octopussy etc. GoldenEye refers to the satellite, ...
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Why don't the Bond girls return in subsequent movies?

In all the James Bond movies, we have seen several characters, such as M, Q, and Moneypenny, return as recurring characters, but not the Bond girls. In Daniel Craig movies, it is clear what happened ...
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Does Vesper want to live at the end?

I just watched the remake of Casino Royale with Daniel Craig again, and I noticed something: in the moment before she dies, Vesper seems to panic and try and say "I want to live", making her death ...
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How James Bond can survive from this? [duplicate]

In a scene, blofeld drilled into james bond's skull and brain How is it possible that a human being can survive that injury and damage?
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Any James Bond films that used a Ford Mustang? [closed]

Are there any James Bond films in the "canon" other than "Goldfinger" where one of the principals used a Ford Mustang in a high performance scene?
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Why does Mr. Hinx go to Mr. White's house even when Spectre already knew he is dead?

In Spectre, Mr. Hinx goes to Mr. White's house to terminate him. However, Bond approaches him before he did, and Mr. White shot himself. There was a camera inside the house, which is used by Spectre ...
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Has there been any desire to adapt the post-Fleming James Bond novels?

Ian Fleming was the author who created the character of James Bond, and all of the novels he wrote were later adapted into movies (e.g. Casino Royale, Dr. No, The Man with the Golden Gun). Since his ...
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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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Is Blofeld in previous James Bond movies same as in Spectre

In Spectre, Blofeld reappeared after Diamonds Are Forever. Unlike previous movies, in Spectre, it was shown that Blofeld was actually Franz Oberhauser who faked his death and became the head of ...
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Who is the Bond Girl in Skyfall?

In almost every James Bond movie, there is always one girl who is called 'the Bond Girl'. However, in Skyfall, who is the Bond Girl? Is it Eve Moneypenny (portrayed by Naomie Harris), or Séverine (...
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Why is there a tape with “Vesper” on it in Mr. White's room at the hotel?

In Spectre, Bond is in a place named "l’américain", the hotel where Mr. White spent his vacation. Bond found in this place a record with the label "Vesper". Maybe Mr. White wanted to kill Vesper? What ...