Did you know, that every actor who auditions for the Bond must always perform a scene from From Russia With Love, where he hears a noise and investigates, only to discover a beautiful stranger on his bed.
My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Some reviewers have also warmed to “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – it might have been the best Bond film ever had Connery appeared in it. I’ve tried to transform the Bond and its manors to the next level : 2007, the year of 007, despite of the first screenshots and the terrible face of Daniel Craig. Listen to Golden Eye by Tina Turner and take a look at the milo version of James Bond.
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I thought Christmas only comes once a year.
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Sexual discrimination, I will definitely have to pay it a visit.
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Don’t worry. I’m not supposed to be here either.
Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.
Bond’s tastes are also often taken from Fleming’s own as was his behaviour, with Bond’s love of golf and gambling mirroring Fleming’s own. Fleming used his experiences of his espionage career and all other aspects of his life as inspiration when writing, including using names of school friends, acquaintances, relatives and lovers throughout his books.
On another occasion, Fleming said: "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, 'James Bond' was much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers'. Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure—an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department.
Roger Ebert, while clearly expressing his approval of the advanced special effects and Ken Adam's extravagant production sets, criticised the pace in which the locations of the film evolved, remarking that,
"it's so jammed with faraway places and science fiction special effects that Bond has to move at a trot just to make it into all the scenes". Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com said of the film:
"Most rational observers agree that Moonraker is without a doubt the most absurd James Bond movie, definitely of the Roger Moore era and possibly of all time".
However, while he criticised the extravagance of the plot and action sequences, he believed that this added to the enjoyment of the film, and particularly approved of the remark "I think he's attempting
re-entry!" by "Q" during Bond and Goodhead's orbiting of the Earth which he described as "featuring what might be the best double entendre ever".
Oh, I travel… a sort of licensed troubleshooter.
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Principal photography on Goldfinger commenced on 20 January 1964 in Miami, Florida, at the Fontainebleau Hotel; the crew was small, consisting only of Hamilton, Broccoli, Adam, and c
inematographer Ted Moore. Sean Connery never travelled to Florida to film Goldfinger because he was filming Marnie
elsewhere in the United States. Miami also served as location to the scenes involving Felix's pursuit of Oddjob.
Broccoli earned permission to film in the Fort Knox area with the help of his friend, Lt. Colonel Charles Russhon.
To shoot Pussy Galore's Flying Circus gassing the soldiers, the pilots were only allowed to fly above 3,000 feet. Hamilton recalled this was "hopeless", so they flew at about 500 feet,
"and the military went absolutely ape".