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Did 007 exist before James Bond?

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 ...
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Where is the original Fabergé egg in Octopussy?

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 ...
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Has a Bond car ever survived a mission?

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 ...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

I don't believe there was any intended deception. The films were adapted from two separate novels with those respective titles, which had two distinct villains. For Goldfinger, they chose to simplify ...
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Did James Bond only wear Omega watches?

The early films he wore Rolex, then went through a mixture of various types, analog & digital - Breitling, Gruen, several Seikos, TAG Heuer, until there was a deal signed with Omega for Goldeneye. ...
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Why did M force Bond to use Walther / why only Bond?

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 ...
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Could 007 have just had Goldfinger arrested for imprisoning and almost killing him in Switzerland?

Because that is not Bond's mission. The mission is to establish how Goldfinger is illegally transferring gold out of the country so the government can seize his assets. As yet, we have failed to ...
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What is the significance of the special opening credits in Bond movies?

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 ...
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Why does blood seep from the eye of Le Chiffre in Casino Royale?

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 ...
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Why did the movies of James Bond replace SMERSH with SPECTRE?

What you need to know is here, it was Fleming himself who suggested the change whilst working for producer Kevin McClory on the script for what would become Thunderball (book and film) prior to ...
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How did James Bond win poker in Casino Royale?

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 ...
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Why don't the Bond girls return in subsequent movies?

Because they're supposed to be "forgettable" and the films don't share much of a continuity to begin with. First of all, James Bond is himself not much of a character for lasting relationships. The ...
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Why did Le Chiffre need the password from Bond?

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 ...
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What is the significance of the special opening credits in Bond movies?

There is an excellent article about the opening title sequences in James Bond film here - Telegraph Article Link To summarize: For the original Dr No. film, Maurice Binder, an art director at Macy'...
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Why does James Bond prefer to call Max Denbigh "C"?

C is an appropriate initial as Bond thinks of him as a C*nt (a slang word for a part of the female reproductive anatomy, and one of the few words you would have trouble saying on British TV). It ...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

The title is a deliberate riff on The Man With The Golden Arm . I don't think there was ever any intent to tie it back to Auric G, but rather to create an "in-joke" in the title. Fleming ...
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What did M mean by saying that she got one thing right?

She meant that she was right in trusting Bond to do the job, even if he failed the tests, and failed in the other choices. M accepts her failure a little while before they get prepared for Silva to ...
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Why does James Bond prefer to call Max Denbigh "C"?

According to IMDB and Wikipedia it's a long tradition that the Chief of the MI6 uses "C" to sign documents, so Bond just used that as Max's new nickname: The Chief of the Secret ...
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In 007 movies, have all the M's had a name beginning with M?

Is it possible that every M has a name beginning with M? Not always but almost: For Bernard Lee's M it was hinted that his real name is like it's comic book counterpart Sir Miles Messervy. While his ...
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Who was the man with one sunglasses lens in Casino Royale?

No he is another character called Adolph Gettler Adolph Gettler was a fictional operative of the criminal organization Quantum. The villain was based on the literary character who first appeared in ...
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Does Scaramanga's flying car reference Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

I haven't found any evidence or references by authors or producer, but attempts at building flying cars have been made for more than 2 decades by the time the movie was made/novel was written. It can ...
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How does Oddjob actually kill people?

The 1964 script auctioned by Bonhams in 2014 does not state her method of death: EXT. EDGE OF WOODS. EFFECT SHOT Bowler hitting TILLY's neck. She crashes to the ground, lies still. EXT. ...
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Why did Blofeld tell Hans to keep the keys to spaceship's self-destruct?

Well, Blofeld gave Hans, who was his trusted henchman, keys to self-destruct to blow up the spaceship. When Blofeld gave him keys to self-destruct, there wasn't piranha pool. However, why would he ask ...
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What show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

Bond visited an enigmatic night-time laser show in the 1970s. This lightning show is currently still running. More info here and you can book through this website. There may be additional info, but ...
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Has James Bond ever been accused of sexual aggression or harassment?

I wonder if any woman has ever pressed charges on him (via HR or legal justice), or threatened to do, or even implied. It could be in any movie and a book backup could be accepted too. Not really The ...
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Why did James Bond need to die in "You Only Live Twice" opening?

Found the answer in film script. It was, indeed, being "made" as a spy independently of the mission in the film, from prior entanglements. But it would have interfered with the mission. Well, now ...
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What is the interior location where Spectre has its board meeting?

The interior was shot on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios [1] You can't tell movie 'stone/marble/brick/concrete' from real stone/etc until you knock on it. It really is that good. I've been fooled ...
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Why didn't Felix Leiter catch Le Chiffre after the game was done?

The plot by MI 6 and the CIA is to give Le Chiffre no choice but to turn himself in. They had no legal right to arrest him, lack of evidence and all. Once he lost the money, both organizations hoped ...
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What kind of weapon is Lippe using against Bond in "Never say Never Again"

This weapon does appear to be some sort of modified baton. However, the weapon is not what's powerful, it's the user. The character who uses this weapon is named Lippe. He has super human strength. ...
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