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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. Dr No. Sunbeam Alpine : Survived From Russia ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 discover how he transfers his gold overseas, and Lord knows we've tried. If your department can establish that it is done illegally, then the Bank could institute ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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’...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 women, or "Bond girls", he comes across during his adventures are usually more "part of the adventure" for him than serious engagements persisting beyond his ...


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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 making the first film Dr No: Reflections on the Origins of SPECTRE In a memo dated 15 June 1959 Fleming wrote that it would be unwise to directly identify Russia ...


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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, ...


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No. German actor Andreas Wisniewski starred in both franchises (and in Die Hard!). He is best known for his portrayal of Necros in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights and as Max's henchman in the 1996 blockbuster Mission: Impossible, and as one of Hans Gruber's (Alan Rickman) henchmen, Tony, in the 1988 blockbuster Die Hard. Update: Actress Michelle ...


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First of all you seem to have gotten the line wrong. He tells him it tells the time and then later tells him that the alarm is quite loud. I took it as simply as an ironic joke; a reference to the fact that all of Q's gadgets always seem to have some secret trick or tool but that in this case he's simply giving him a watch. The whole scene is filled with ...


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First of all, this is technically speaking an unnamed villain, NOT Blofeld (despite resembling him). To quote Wikipedia: John Hollis as the "bald villain in wheelchair",[12] voiced by Robert Rietti.[13] The character appears in the pre-credits sequence and is both unnamed and uncredited. The character contains a number of characteristics of Ernst Stavro ...


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The meaning of the name "Pussy Galore" is essentially "abundant sex" (with "Pussy" meaning sex and "Galore" meaning abundant). The name "Pussy Galore" is intended to make viewers laugh. The humor is largely driven by how the name is such an obvious, crude reference to sex. Remember the movie came out in 1964, when audiences were much less de-sensitized ...


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In Never Say Never Again, (1983), James Bond plays "Domination" against Maximilian Largo.


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There's no concrete answers to why it's never acknowledged, but as Johnny Bones points outs, most of the films are based on books (Film to the left, book to the right): Dr. No (1962) — Dr. No (1958, Fleming) From Russia with Love (1963) — From Russia, with Love (1957, Fleming) Goldfinger (1964) — Goldfinger (1959, Fleming) Thunderball (...


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As a native Turkish speaker, let me answer your question. The bartender says (in Turkish) - Sorun değil which means - No problem.


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