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Think You Know Bond?

This 007 quiz might give Daniel Craig fits

Do you know everything there is to know about film’s most famous spy?

“Spectre,” the 24th James Bond adventure, opens this weekend. Daniel Craig once more plays 007, but this time he’s up against a new foe played by Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz.

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To mark the release, here are 15 of the most challenging Bond trivia questions you’ll find. Get most of them right, and you’re truly dedicated to author Ian Fleming’s masterspy.

Get a perfect score, and there might be a slot waiting for you in MI-6.

  1. What world cinema style influenced the production design of “Dr. No”?
  2. Who appears in both “Dr. No” and “From Russia with Love,” but is never seen in any other Bond film?
  3. Guy Hamilton, director of “Goldfinger,” had what in common with Ian Fleming?
  4. What do we see in “Thunderball” regarding MI-6 that we never see in any other Bond film?
  5. The sets inside Blofeld’s volcano in “You Only Live Twice” are reminiscent of a major set in what famous Stanley Kubrick film?
  6. What previous position did the director of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” have on all five previous Bond films?
  7. What two famous American actors turned down the role of Bond for “Diamonds Are Forever”?
  8. In “Live and Let Die,” Bond tussles with Tee-Hee in a climactic fight. Where did this fight occur, and what film was it an homage to?
  9. What actress appears in “Man with the Golden Gun” and plays in another film as a Bond girl (and which film)?
  10. One of the American submarine commanders in “The Spy Who Loved Me” appears in what role in what other Bond film?
  11. What major similarity exists between “For Your Eyes Only” and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”?
  12. Who is the only actor to appear in both “Live and Let Die” and “License to Kill”?
  13. Felix Leiter did NOT appear as Bond’s CIA ally in two Bond films, but another actor playing another character did, both times. Who was it and which were the films?
  14. What angle did the villains use in both “Thunderball” and “Goldeneye” to achieve a goal common to both films?
  15. Which two films’ opening credit sequences feature a skull very prominently?

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ANSWERS:

  1. Sir Kenneth Adam embraced his limitations by relying on the design of German Expressionist films, which he loved. Those familiar with this style will note that “Dr. No’s” first visual appearance is as a long, angular shadow on the floor of Bond’s guest room. The use of skewed angles, shadows and contrast are frequently seen in the films of the German Expressionists. The chamber where Professor Dent is chided by “Dr. No” is classic.
  2. The character of Sylvia Trench, who plays Bond’s steady girlfriend in both films.
  3. Both worked for the Royal Navy in the intelligence division during WWII.
  4. Every single double-0 agent, all sitting together during a briefing.
  5. Look carefully and you’ll notice the striking similarities by the great production designer Ken Adam in both “You Only Live Twice” and “Dr. Strangelove.”
  6. Director Peter R. Hunt was the editor on the five previous movies.
  7. If you can believe it, Burt Reynolds was one. The other was TV’s “Batman,” Adam West.
  8. The fight in “Live and Let Die” takes place aboard a train, and echoes the same scene in the classic climactic fight with Robert Shaw in “From Russia with Love.”
  9. Maud Adams appears as Scaramanga’s put-upon girlfriend, and appears as a different character in “Octopussy” (as that character, no less).
  10. Shane Rimmer appears as a NASA employee in “You Only Live Twice.”
  11. Bond is very nearly captured and killed as multiple henchmen close in on him at a ski resort.
  12. That would be David Hedison, who played CIA agent Felix Leiter both times.
  13. Joe Don Baker portrayed CIA agent Jack Wade in Pierce Brosnan’s first two outings, “Goldeneye” and “Tomorrow Never Dies.”
  14. In both films, they murder a military pilot and replace him, in order to steal a flying military asset (plane in “Thunderball” and helicopter in “Goldeneye”).
  15. “Live and Let Die,” when a dancing woman explodes into a flaming skull, and “Skyfall,” when misty underwater smoke combine to form a skull.

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