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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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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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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What is the REAL password for Bond's account?

In Casino Royale, James Bond is required to enter a password into a security device. Later in the film, he reveals that the password he supposedly entered was Vesper... However, the brief shot we of ...
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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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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 didn't Bond call for reinforcements? [duplicate]

I do not get one major plot point in James Bond, Skyfall. Why did Bond take M to the home where he grew up? Why did they ("they" as in Bond, M and the gamekeeper) want to take on Silva and ...
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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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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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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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Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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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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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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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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Aren't Bond and the villains going quite slow in the ski chase? Or is it just an impression?

While watching the hunting scene down from the hotel on skis in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" I was wondering why (and if) they are going quite slow. If I had the same hill while on skis (and ...
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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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Why is James Bond less tech savvy in the Daniel Craig movies?

The most recent installments of James Bond (ones featuring Daniel Craig) have fewer gadgets but more raw action (like the chase sequences in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace). Is it because of plot ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 they plug the drive into the network? [duplicate]

Any security person worth their salt would know that you don't plug a drive retrieved from a malicious source onto a network connected system. At least not connected to the uber-secure network. Why ...
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Why was Bond not given advanced weapons? [duplicate]

Since I was a kid, I used to watch 007 just to see what new weapon he will be using. I bought two PS2 games just to use these cool weapons and drive the BMW which can fire rockets! Or to use the watch ...
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Why didn't James Bond finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash?

Episodes like this raise controversy in me every time I encounter them. But, in Spectre, why would James Bond not finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash? It is obvious that Hinx will remain a deadly ...
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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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Why are James Bond roles not played by American actors?

Why are James Bond roles not played by American actors? Sean Connery is British George Lazenby is Australia Roger Moore is British Timothy Dalton is British Pierce Brosnan is Irish Daniel Craig is ...
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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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Why doesn't Blofeld recognise James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

James Bond comes face to face with Blofeld in "You Only Live Twice" when he infiltrates his base in the volcano. Bond was played by Sean Connery and Blofeld was played by Donald Pleasence. In the ...
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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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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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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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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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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......