Die Another Day

Trivia: John Cleese says 'I never joke about my work'. Just like Desmond Llewellyn in 'Goldfinger' when he was introducing Bond's first Aston Martin. In that film he said it when Bond couldn't believe it had an ejector seat, and in the new film it's said said again when he can't believe the car has camouflage. (01:03:25)


Trivia: When Toby Stevens "drops in" they go to the waiting trucks, Land rovers, Same as Carver's men in Tomorrow Never Dies.

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Trivia: Most of the scenes of the greenhouse in Iceland were filmed at The Eden Project in Cornwall, including the shots of James Bond zipping up the rope, and running down the side of the building. The opening shots of the beach in Korea were also filmed in Cornwall, at Holywell bay. (01:16:20)

Trivia: Bond running down the side of the "diamond mine" is a lot like Michelle Yeoh's wire work in Tomorrow Never Dies. (01:27:05)

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Trivia: Roger Moore's daughter, Deborah Moore, makes a brief appearance in the film as an Air Hostess on the British Airways flight.


Trivia: Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry were both injured during filming. Brosnan suffered a knee injury in the opening hovercraft segment which prompted the production to stop shooting for seven days. Berry suffered an eye injury when debris from a smoke grenade landed in it. The actress required a 30-minute operation to remove the debris.


Trivia: There is a clear reference to Goldfinger when a gun is fired, hitting a window, on the plane and the bullet hole causes people to be sucked out. Nearly the same thing happened at the end of Goldfinger. (01:51:00)

Trivia: The lasers weaving around Halle Berry, Bond, and the bad guy are a clear tribute to Goldfinger. (01:20:55)


Trivia: Bond is in his office in one scene; we haven't seen him in his office since "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Trivia: When James Bond is swimming under the ice near the palace, the thing he uses to breathe looks like the one Sean Connery used in Thunderball. (01:19:50)

Trivia: The folding plane from the beginning of 'Octopussy' is visible when Bond's getting his gadgets. (01:01:55)

Trivia: The virtual reality training simulation Bond uses which features a takeover of MI6 is almost a direct copy of the second level on the 007 game 'The World Is Not Enough' even down to the fact that M is held hostage. (01:00:30)

Trivia: When Miss Moneypenny is typing her report at the end of the film, you can see "OHMSS" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) written on a CD on her desk.


Trivia: Miranda Frost confronts Bond by saying, "I know all about you, 007. It's sex for dinner and death for breakfast." Death for Breakfast is the title of Chapter 11 in the novel "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".


Trivia: When Bond infiltrates the Cuban island hospital, as he enters through a patient's room he grabs a grape from a bowl on the bed-tray. This references a scene from Thunderball when Bond grabbed a grape as he left a baddie's bedroom after looking around.


Trivia: The article on Gustav Graves that Bond reads as he arrives back in London is written by Gregg Wilson - a reference to Michael G. Wilson's son who worked on the film as script supervisor.


Trivia: Due to the US embargo of Cuba, the real Havana was out of the question. Cadiz, on the Atlantic coast of Spain, stood in for the Cuban capital.


Trivia: The shot of the missile leaving the warship to destroy the satellite Icarus is exactly the same shot as the missile leaving the warship in the opening sequence of Tomorrow Never Dies. (01:43:15)

Trivia: Samuel L. Jackson suggested that Halle Berry be given a more Fleming-esque Bond Girl name, such as "Cinnamon Buns". This was a running joke on the set.

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Trivia: Although this was the last movie to star Pierce Brosnan as Bond, his last appearance as the character with his voice and likeness was in the 2003 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.

Plot hole: When James and Jinx sneak on Gustav's plane, Jinx heads for the cockpit. The pilot gets out of his seat and leaves, making it easy for Jinx to knock out the co-pilot and take over the plane. But what happens to the pilot? he never comes back, even when Miranda is pointing a sword at Jinx, nor when she is fighting to keep the plane flying. (01:49:30)

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James Bond: You know, you're cleverer than you look.
Q: Still, better than looking cleverer than you are.

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Question: What's the significance, if any, of Miranda Frost being stabbed through "The Art Of War"?


Chosen answer: Frost is proud of her martial skills and Sun Tzu's Art of War is considered to be one of the classic texts on warfare, but that's about as far as it goes.

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