That depends on the source
According to the wiki, Bond is the only 007 in Ian Fleming's Bond stories:
James Bond is the only agent 007. In the novel You Only Live Twice, Bond was transferred into another branch and given the number 7777, suggesting there was no active agent 007 in that time; he is later reinstated as 007 in the novel The Man with the ...
It's not a secret message, just a simple instruction. You just need to look at the whole interchange:
Bond: Dry Martini.
Bartender: Oui, monsieur.
Bond: Wait... three measures
of Gordon's; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it
over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.
Bartender: Yes, sir.
Tomelli: You know, I'll have one of ...
It's been a while, but as far as I know, the chain of events is this one (quoted from an entire thread about this confusing matter in a James Bond forum and corroborated by IMDb here, which also explains the matter further here):
009 managed to steal a replica of the Faberge egg and bring it to the British embassy
Bond "borrows" the replica and takes ...
From what I can remember:
When Bond "kidnaps" M she says:
Too many people are dying because of me.
Bond suggests that they use Silva's desire to kill M to their advantage. M agrees to play the bait, but insists:
Just us, no one else.
Bond then asks Q to create a
... trail of breadcrumbs impossible to follow except for Silva.
When Q asks if this ...
The original title is derived from a foxhunting song. From the James Bond Wikia page:
The title itself is adapted from Ian Fleming's short story "From A View to a Kill", contained in the For Your Eyes Only collection of short stories released in 1960; however the title is where the similarity between short story and the film end [...] At the end of ...
Yes. Sometimes (although rarely) Bond's cars survive.
It's a little difficult to determine which cars were "issued" by MI6. But I've compiled a list of cars we can assume came from them (as opposed to just commandeered in the line of duty).
Below is a breakdown of James Bond's cars and whether they survive.
Sunbeam Alpine : Survived
From Russia ...
There is A LOT of interesting history behinds the choice of Bond's gun...
When Fleming wrote Casino Royale, Bond's debut novel, he wrote him as being issued a Beretta 418, as this was a weapon Fleming himself used whilst attached to British intelligence in the war years. This gun features a cameo in Skyfall:
However, after the novel's debut and wide ...
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 ...
The order of the movies is reversed:
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)
You Only Live Twice (1964)
The IMDb FAQ explains:
... screenwriter Richard Maibaum stuck very closely to the original story when writing the ...
I didn't watch Skyfall, but some of googling gives me this picture which says its Q10.
Its part of Wild and Wolf's Scrabble mug collection.
Each ceramic mug features one Scrabble letter on the front and the official Scrabble letter distribution chart on the back.(Source)
Available for purchase on ebay, amazon and wildandwolf.com.
Here is images for the ...
As someone who skis 50+ days a year, let me try and address some of the questions you pose. For reference I went and reviewed the scene you were talking about again (it's been a little while).
A couple of caveats before I begin, regarding the equipment being used in this scene. The filmmakers give us a real good look at the skis and boots James Bond uses ...
The main significance the opening credits now have are primarily just that of being part of the James Bond tradition. They are so ingrained in those films that they you can hardly take them away and in fact even the big overhauls James Bond and his films underwent over the years, most recently with Daniel Craig's debut Casino Royale, never broke with that ...
I think that the test was just probing Bond's psychological state. Skyfall would involk a painful memory and Bond replied 'Done' in the sense that he was done with the test (hence he walked out).
Bond is rarely one for sharing his true feelings and had a defiant streak. Once he knew that the test was going to ask personal question he did not want to ...
Yes... and no.
Contrary to popular belief, and to every other Bond movie ever produced, it is entirely necessary to possess foreknowledge of the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies to garner the appropriate amount of appreciation for what is occurring.
The Daniel Craig Bond movies represent a canonical reboot, in which during the first film Bond earns his 00 ...
I am surprised no one has suggested a bullet proof vest as the explanation. The first shot, hitting Bond in the shoulder, is above the location of any kevlar plates. This shot leaves an entry wound and shrapnel.
The second shot, that knocks Bond off the train, makes impact around his ribs on his right side. If Bond did have a bullet proof vest on, this ...
Max Zorin is actually planning to destroy Silicon Valley. The exchange between Zorin and May Day happened as they were in a blimp over San Francisco Bay. Zorin's answer to May Day can be translated as their view from the blimp itself is literally "To a kill."
As for the title of the movie itself, "A View To A Kill" is an abridged title derived from the ...
The first thing that comes to my mind is Tracy (Diana Rigg), the woman Bond (George Lazenby) marries in On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
The follow up film, Diamonds Are Forever , shows James Bond (Sean Connery) tracking down Blofeld in the pre-title credits, but it is only assumed that Bond is doing so out of revenge for Tracy's death. ...
For two reasons, I believe Bond did not sleep with Eve Moneypenny.
First, the Bond series usually makes it clear when James has sex with a woman. There are very few love scenes that are ambiguous -- but the scene with Eve is ambiguous.
Second, Skyfall introduces Moneypenny, but I don't think Skyfall changes the nature of her relationship with Bond -- and ...
It seems the women in James Bond's love life often have provocative names:
Honey Rider, Dr. No (1961): 1960s sexual position name for reverse cowgirl
Domino Vitali/Petachi, Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983): Dominatrix?
Kissy Suzuki, You Only Live Twice (1967): "kissing machine"?
Tiffany Case, Diamonds Are Forever (1971): beautiful ...
The biggest problem in answering this is understanding what is a Bond girl?
The wiki for "Bond girl" describes them as:
A Bond girl is a character (or the actress portraying a character) who
is a love interest and/or female sidekick of James Bond in a novel,
film, or video game
But again, what does this really mean?
In the reboot of the series, ...
CommanderBond.net has comments from Mads Mikkelsen from an interview.
Mikkelsen also talks about the distinguishing feature of Le Chiffre–the scar above his eye. ‘The weeping blood is a disease. It is rare, but it’s like high blood pressure in certain situations will make people start bleeding from their nose, and occasionally through their eyes, which is ...
Skyfall Lodge used to be James Bond's home:
... the Bond family resided at Skyfall Lodge, though James Bond had not visited his ancestral home since his parents' death. Its only resident ever since has been gamekeeper Kincade.
After they died, Bond's parents were buried in the chapel on the grounds.
A: Because the writers wanted to give Bond style.
You asked for the “science”, and the answers so far reflect that. To me this misses the point entirely. I’m interested in the artistic decisions, as they are more relevant to the movie series:
Cocktails are all about taste and style, (not unlike print typeface.) Bond drinks the most debonair cocktail - a ...
In an interview, Purvis and Wade, authors of the film, claim the title "fell from the sky":
Neal Purvis: “Unfortunately Rob came up with the title. Not as a
title, he came up with the name of the house.”
Robert Wade: “We were looking for a name for this house…”
Purvis: “Like Manderley in (Daphne du Maurier’s) Rebecca.”
Wade: “Exactly. It’...
Bond's official mission was to retrieve the hard drive with the names on it. When Q plugged the drive into his laptop it hacked MI6's network, and Silva escaped. Silva then tries to kill M, but Bond saves her.
Bond and M go to Skyfall where they fight Silva. Bond kills Silva, but M dies.
I don't think he was officially given a mission to protect M in the ...
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 ...
The answer is almost certainly related to aesthetics rather than any deeper meaning. The logo has been portrayed inconsistently throughout the Bond franchise, with the octopus starting out as a quadropus, then becoming a proper octopus, and most recently, being rendered a septopus. Many Bond fans argue that the original Dr. No/From Russia With Love design, ...
Although I am not a poker player, 'much of the popularity of poker is due to the wonderful combination of luck and skill. If it were solely a game of skill, the inexperienced wouldn’t play because they would lose every time. If it were too much about luck, the professional players would give up. With the current balance of luck and skill in poker, on any ...
Vesper is not working with Le Chiffre, though they are working for the same employer. Le Chiffre is in deep with Quantum following the loss of the warlord's money and needs the winnings to cover his debts. Vesper is there to sabotage Bond's chances, because Quantum has leverage over her. She has no loyalty to Le Chiffre, as seen by the second deal she cuts, ...
The use of monikers such as M and Q is, IMO, more to do with tradition and traditional anonymity than secrecy. (See my answer to another Bond question for more on this.) You can see colleagues mingling socially (the opening scenes of Licence to Kill come to mind) and Bond pops up to M's flat on a couple of occasions. M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny are all invited ...