Trivia: Originally, the opening credits were going to be set to Radiohead's "Man of War", which was an unreleased song they recorded back in 1997. The producers refused that, citing that it would technically be ineligible for a Best Original Song Oscar. The producers also turned down another song Radiohead had specifically recorded for the film, calling it "too melancholy."

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: 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: 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.


Factual error: The 15 bus in London does not go over Westminster Bridge.

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Mr. Hinx: Shit.

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Question: Bond was 12 when his parents were killed, and spent the next 2 years with his guardian, who taught him to ski, climb and hunt before his death. It is mentioned a few times that it happened 20 years ago, making Bond 34, but he's clearly much older - just wondered if I was missing something here.

Answer: It is mentioned that Oberhauser died 20 years ago. This could have been many years after James stopped living with him.

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