Dr. No
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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Honey are looking at the fish for the first time, the position of the fish changes between instant cuts. (01:24:30)

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Continuity mistake: When speaking to Dent, Bond pulls out a cigarette case. Once the camera changes however, the case is gone and the cigarette is now in his mouth. (00:55:40)

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Continuity mistake: Bond gets off the plane in Jamaica and is photographed by a woman in green. She is standing away from any pillars. When the shot changes to a close up of her, she's suddenly next to a pillar. (00:16:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Dent walks into the room to be questioned by Dr. No we don't see the table with the spider cage in the first side shot but Dent only walks a few feet from the chair, and suddenly there's a table. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is fighting with Mr. Jones he picks the man up with his left hand and swings to punch him with his right, but in the next shot he's punching with his left. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is in Q's office, Q takes his gun and puts it in his tray, then when Bond starts to walk out you can see the gun still there at the bottom of the screen, then Bond walks back with the gun under the box and it is not in the tray. (00:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the office with Q there is smoke coming from his pipe, when the shot next goes to Bond, there is no smoke at all. (00:12:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Dr No, Bond, and Honey are eating dinner, Bond picks up and flexes a table knife. Then there is a wide shot where his hands are under the table. The next tight shot shows him again flexing the knife, then once again goes to the wide angle showing his hands under the table. (01:27:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Honey is with Bond on the beach, she is holding two shells by her chest and lowers them when she is talking to him. But when the camera angle changes to behind Honey in the next shot, she is now holding the shells by her chest again. (01:01:45)

Continuity mistake: When Bond leaves the hotel to go to Governor's House he has no pocket square. At Governor's House he has his pocket square. Then in the next scene at professor Dent's, the pocket square is gone again. (00:25:30)

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Suggested correction: There is a considerable amount of time between these scenes. Enough time to add or remove the pocket square.

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Continuity mistake: When Honey is telling Bond that her shells could be sold for $50 in Miami, not only does the background appear to be the wrong section of the beach (it looks like the area up where her boat is stashed, not down on the sand bar) but at the bottom of the screen, some kind of buoy or flotation device bobs up on the water just behind Ursula Andress. A couple shots later, however, when they're running along the beach, the whole area is completely clear. (01:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: During dinner at the table, when Dr. No crushes the Buddha with his hand, the grip changes positions between shots. (01:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: When you see Bond in his hotel room for the first time, there are two bottles on the table, a clear one and a green one. When he re-enters the room and checks his traps, the green bottle has disappeared. Bond takes a bottle from a drawer but that also is clear so what happened to the green one? (00:23:40 - 00:41:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond first meet Honey, in the first clip, when she's seen from the front, the sun is to her right (there is a bit of shadow on her left shoulder) but in the next clip, when she's seen from the back, the sun's to her left. (00:59:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. No crushes the gold Buddha statue at the dinner table with his hands, it falls off the table onto the floor. However, when a wider camera angle is shown, right before the guard takes Bond to the elevator, the gold statue is back on the table. (01:29:05 - 01:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the baccarat table at the ambassador's club, Sylvia Trench has a red dress on. A piece of the dress off of her shoulder. In the first shot, this piece goes to the left about three inches from the broach she is wearing. In the next shot, the piece hangs down, covering half her broach. (00:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: Following their repast, Dr. No instructs his minions to soften Bond up, which they do with great enthusiasm. When Bond regains consciousness in the cell, his brown Nehru jacket, while a little scuffed, is quite presentable. Shortly after, when he removes it to create protection for his bare hands, his undershirt is ripped severely, and there is a blood stain on it. (01:30:30)

Continuity mistake: After Bond gets picked up from the airport, evades a car, then fights with the driver, at one point he pulls back his right arm, but then the angle changes, and he hits him with his left one. (00:20:20)

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James Bond: Good evening, sir.
M: It happens to be 3 a.m. When do you sleep, 007?
James Bond: Never on the firm's time, sir.

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Trivia: Sean Connery started going bald when he was 21. In 'Dr. No' (he was 32 then) and any subsequent movies in which he has hair, he was actually wearing a hair-piece.

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Suggested correction: Contrary to popular belief, Sir Sean Connery was not wearing a hairpiece in his first two outings as James Bond. Although he was already balding by the time Dr. No was in production, he still had a decent amount of hair and the filmmakers used varying techniques to make the most of what was left. By the time of Goldfinger (1964), Connery's hair was too thin and so various toupees were used for his last Bond outings.

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Question: Bond is very picky about having a martinti, shaken not stirred. If he drank a martini that was stirred, not shaken, would he be able to tell the difference?

Answer: Actually, yes, he would. The key to a vodka martini, Bond's preferred tipple, is that it should be served ice-cold. By shaking the drink, the ice cubes have a better chance to swish around the whole drink than they would if it was only stirred. It apparently also has the effect of dispersing the ingredients better, giving a different taste to the drink. In the spirit of scientific experimentation, some friends and I tried the drink both ways in a blind taste test a while back - it makes a surprising difference.

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Answer: Shaking also causes more melting of the ice resulting in a milder, if watered down, taste suited to Bond's sophisticated palate.

Answer: We tried that as well on several times and on many various evenings. There is a serious difference.

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