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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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How did bombing Safin's island fix the nano-bot problem?

In the end of No Time To Die, James Bond has to open the bay doors so that MI6 can bomb inside Safin's island and destroy the deadly nano-bots. My question is: How did this help? Maybe I'm missing ...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

In 'Goldfinger' Auric Goldfinger is last seen shooting at James Bond with a golden pistol. However, the villain in the later film, 'The Man With the Golden Gun', is not Goldfinger as might have been ...
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How does Bond's radio survive the EMP?

In No Time To Die, Q gives Bond a special watch that emits an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) that destroys electronics. At one point, Bond uses the watch to kill a villain by making his electronic eye ...
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How much of No Time to Die is actually shot in ScreenX format?

My local cinema has a couple of ScreenX theaters where No Time to Die is showing. But this article says that only some parts of the film extend to the side walls: "No Time To Die" in ...
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How does Dr Madeleine Swann know that something has happened with her father?

In Spectre, Bond visits Dr. Madeleine Swann for his psychological assessment. From which of his answers does Swann learn that something has happened with her father? How does she come to the ...
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Did Felix Leiter ever show up in the Brosnan era?

Was there ever an actor in the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond in the late 1990s, who played Bond's steadfast ally in the CIA, Felix Leiter, for even the quickest cameo? By the first Brosnan film, ...
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Could 007 have just had Goldfinger arrested for imprisoning and almost killing him in Switzerland?

In Goldfinger, 007's Mission was to prove Goldfinger is a criminal and get him behind bars. But midway through the movie, Goldfinger almost killed 007 on the laser table and then kidnaps him and ...
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How did James Bond know that Peaceful Fountains of Desire holstered a pistol on her leg, before pulling up her dress?

James Bond had to be pretty certain that Peaceful Fountains Of Desire had a weapon holstered on her leg! Obviously, even spies can't just pull up women's clothing based on guesses. What if Bond ...
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James Bond movies series - I, II, III? [duplicate]

Are there any James Bond movies which have a series? Example: Superman 1, Superman 2, Superman 3... I mean the same James Bond movie is continued with the same actor and other stars in later released ...
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Was there a deleted scene or missing footage from Goldeneye involving a car?

I noticed that in the film Goldeneye, Q takes the time to show James Bond not only a new BMW, but one that he says shows something he's proud of, SAT missiles in the hood. But the car never appears ...
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Why does James Bond win when he goes all-in in Casino Royale?

In the climax of the poker game, James bets all his money - $40.5 million. In response, Le Chiffre somewhat nervously counters with an all-in of his own - but a substantially higher call. Since Le ...
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Music in James Bond

In addition to the more familiar James Bond tune, there was also a piece of music that was played numerous times throughout the early movies then abruptly stopped. Anyone know why? The music is ...
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Why does James Bond burn the paper M gives him in 'You Only Live Twice'?

In You Only Live Twice (1967) M hands a note to 007 containing the address and name of the target Bond's supposed to meet in Tokyo. Instead of telling him these details, they are written in a piece of ...
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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 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......
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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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