New this week Trivia: With a budget of $250-275 million, Spectre is one of the most expensive films ever made, and also the most expensive Bond film.

Trivia: Monica Bellucci (Lucia) had previously screen tested for the role of Paris Carver in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997).

Trivia: Daniel Craig and Ben Wishaw both appeared in Layer Cake, with Ben Wishaw shooting Daniel Craig at the end.

Trivia: Quantum was initially intended to replace the organisation Spectre, as they didn't have the rights to use the name Spectre or Blofeld - these were owned by Kevin McClory (writer of Thunderball) at the time of Quantum of Solace. When Eon Productions regained the rights they reinstated Spectre, as in the books.

Trivia: Mr. Hinx speaks only one word of dialogue in the entire film.

Trivia: Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall" is the first James Bond movie theme to reach Number One in the UK singles chart.

Trivia: At the age of 50, Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra) is the oldest actress to be cast as a Bond girl, although a case could tenuously be argued that the Bond girl in Skyfall was M, played by the older Judi Dench.

Trivia: Despite being third billed to Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux does not appear until 60 minutes into the film.

Trivia: When Bond attempts to shoot Oberhauser through the bulletproof glass toward the end of the film, the gunshot pattern makes the Spectre logo, as shown in advertising for the film.


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