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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Many years ago a man named Ian Fleming sat down and wrote a book about a secret agent. This agents name was Bond, James Bond and he has become one of the most famous character to ever grace the pages of a book and in fact the silver screen, with Skyfall having just come out I thought I would I would bring you some trivia on the frist of Daniel Craig’s adventures as Bond. Casino Royale, so grab your drinks make sure its shaken not stirred and join me now.

Second official EON Productions James Bond movie to feature a casino in the Bahamas. The first was Thunderball.

James Bond’s letter of resignation via the Mi6 intelligence intranet read: “M – I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect. Sincerely, James Bond”. This is the third James Bond movie where James Bond has resigned. The first was On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the second was Licence to Kill. In the latter, his license to kill was revoked and in Die Another Day he was temporarily decommissioned.

Daniel Craig is the first actor to play James Bond who is younger than the series itself.

Le Chiffre is a French word which translates into English as either “The Cypher” or “The Number” or “The Figure”. Other translations in different languages include “Die Nummer”, “Herr Ziffer”, “Mr. Number” and “Ochiu Spart”, the latter of which is from the Romanian language meaning “Smashed Eye”.

This is the first film since Dr. No where there were no nude dancing females during the opening title sequence.

First significant animated opening title sequence in a James Bond movie since the 1960s.

The Free Running / Parkour sequence was inspired by an edited-out roof-top chase sequence from the earlier James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Quantum of Solace, this movie’s direct follow-up, actually contains a real roof-top chase sequence. As such now, both movies reference On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Most of the cars seen in the movie are made by Ford Motor Company. In the scene where Bond acts as a valet the cars in the parking lot are Land Rovers, Volvos, Jaguars and other Ford Motor Company’s cars.

The climatic Venice sinking sequence took three weeks of filming with an average of nine hours per day.

The inclusion of the scene at the Body Worlds exhibit means that this is the first Bond movie where actual corpses are shown on screen.
Now wasnt that Bondtastic, see you next week for more trivia.

Movie of the Month – October 2012

By Geeky Gem and @hmsbeefnuts

This has to have been one of my easier picks for movie of the month. I really like Bond movies and I have seen them all, no there is a similar argument between who is your favourite Bond as there is who is favourite Batman. I think all the gentleman that have played the secret agent have been fantastic.

However there is just something I love about Daniel Craig’s Bond that makes me watch Casino Royale over and over again and no it’s not because you see him in tight swimming trunks, although that scene is nice to watch. However I went a bit off track there, any way it has been a few years since Quantum of Solace came out and now Bond is back in Skyfall.

The plot for this movie is still very top-secret but what I can tell you is this Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As always for your veiwing pleasure here is the trailer for Skyfall.

Geeky Gem

Well what can I say? Skyfall looks fantastic, and I would have picked that too, but, there is another movie out this month, one with a protagonist with a particular set of skills, skills that guarantee that people are going to get fucked right up. Let me ask you a question, after the events of the brilliant Taken, what gangster in their right mind would seek revenge on Liam Neeson? Did they not watch the first film? Dude went bat shit crazy when they took his daughter. Well I’m not complaining, because this sequel, Taken 2 (Taken Again?), looks just as fun as the original. I expect Liam is kicking himself, because you know the old saying, ‘Take my daughter once, shame on you. Take my daughter twice…shame on me’, so you know Liam is going to be furious about the whole Taken thing again.

Who would win in a fight? Liam Neeson or Daniel Craig? My money is on the big Irish man, years of experience wins the day, although I’m sure Skyfall will win at the box office, there is room for both these guys this month I think. Unusual that we didn’t pick a horror based film too. What will Paranormal Activity 4 be like? I liked 3, and 1 and 2, so I’m not totally dismissing it out of hand, we will have to see. But for now, let Mr Neeson tell you what to watch this October…

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