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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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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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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 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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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 were either taken from the novel's by Ian Fleming or the particular story element. For eg. GoldenEye, Octopussy etc. GoldenEye refers to the ...
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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 ...
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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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Is it necessary to watch all the James Bond movies before Casino Royale to understand James Bond movies from 2006 onwards?

I'm planning to watch all 4 of the James Bond rebooted movies series with Daniel Craig in it from Casino Royale onwards (inclusive), but has never seen a single James Bond movie before, so I was ...
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Why does Felix Leiter introduce himself to Bond, who should already know him?

In Casino Royale (2006), Felix Leiter introduces himself to Bond when he goes after Le Chiffre. However, in the previous Bond movies such as The Living Daylights (1987), Bond already met Felix Leiter. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 films? All I know is that 007 is some type of a code given to a ...
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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 ...