For Your Eyes Only

Continuity mistake: At the Italian flower shop, the seller approaches Bond, but a frame later is standing several meters behind.

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Continuity mistake: The building where Bond's helicopter enters has solid walls and small windows, yet from the inside, it has huge windows everywhere.

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Continuity mistake: When the Countess is struck and killed by the dune buggy, she collapses and her dress flips up, revealing her bikini bottom. But when Bond finds her moments later, the dress has covered her bikini.

Continuity mistake: After Bond has seized control of the helicopter in the pre-credits sequence, he can be seen wearing a set of headphones at one point, but seconds later they have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When the thug in the diving hardsuit wounds Bond on his arm, it's his right arm that's wounded. But when he's tied up with Melina on the Triana, you can see the wound is now on his left arm.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Bond shoots Locque's car window and the car is hanging over the edge of the cliff, Locque puts his hand on the door when the car starts to fall, but in the next shot when Bond kicks the car over the cliff, his hand is no longer on the door.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is fighting the diver over the ATAC, Bond is holding onto it with his left hand. The diver then sends Bond crashing through a glass window, and when it cuts to the next shot, Bond is now holding onto the ATAC with his right hand.

Continuity mistake: As Columbo is chasing Kristatos up to the helicopter at the end of the film, he grabs his foot twice as they fall up the stairs in continuing shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is climbing up to the mountaintop fortress, he hammers in pitons as he goes up. But when he falls down, the three pitons are all level.

Continuity mistake: In the identification room Bond and Q both have their jackets on, but when Sharon comes in with the tea they both have their jackets off.

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Suggested correction: This is a way of showing that time has passed and they have been in there for a while.

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene the parrot takes Bonds watch and drops it, and it falls into the water. That would require that the parrot sat on the ship's railing.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: The angle from which the sunlight shines on Blofeld (and his cat) changes a lot during the helicopter sequence.

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Plot hole: Bond makes a huge tactical error after diving to the St. Georges. He knows the Russians and their operatives are after the ATAC. The ATAC itself is expendable to Britain, since it has a self-destruct mechanism that under proper procedure would have been set off when the ship sank. So why is Bond trying to retrieve it? Because he disarms the self-destruct, he actually allows Kristatos to get his hands on it, forcing Bond to track it down again and, to stop the Russians from getting it, HE DESTROYS IT! So why doesn't Bond, instead of disarming the self destruct, set a timed charge or toss a grenade in the room to destroy the ATAC while its at the bottom of the sea? The answer is, of course, that if Bond destroys the ATAC before the bad guys can get at it, the movie's over. Even so, at the end, when Bond finally does destroy the ATAC, he tells Gogol it's "detente. You don't have it. I don't have it." Clever line, but it reinforces the fact that the British don't need it. They can build another one.

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Suggested correction: Because an underwater explosion is very dangerous to a diver.

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James Bond: Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Q: That's putting it mildly, 007.

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Trivia: Because of Carole Bouquet's sinus problems, the close-up underwater shots of Bond and Melina were shot in an entirely dry studio and not underwater. They were shot at a higher frame rate with wind machines. Derek Meddings, the special effects man, added the bubbles in afterwards.

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Question: Is this the only Bond film that features any references to Tracy Bond (other than the given "On Her Majesty's...")?

Answer: It's mentioned he was married in The Spy Who Loved Me and Licence to Kill.

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Answer: It is also vaguely alluded to in The World is Not Enough. When Electra asks Bond, "tell me, Mr. Bond, ha- have you ever lost a loved one." And it's written all over his face, so to speak.

Alan Keddie
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