For Your Eyes Only

Trivia: The producers, director John Glen and Sir Roger Moore all discussed whether Bond should kick the car with Locque inside, or whether he should just throw the dove lapel pin into the car, which would fall due to its weight. Eventually they decided it would be best for Bond to kick the car, although Moore was not happy about it, feeling it did not match his version of Bond.

Trivia: The film starts off with Bond visiting his wife's grave, a reference to On Her Majesty's Secret Service when Bond got married. He then gets attacked by Blofield who still has the neck injury from that film, also later in the film Bond escapes on skies using a Bobsleigh run, which was the climax at the end of OHMSS.

Trivia: Before production began, the filmmakers considered bringing back the Jaws character for a third time, but eventually the idea was rejected as they felt he would not fit the movie's more serious tone.

Trivia: Bill Conti replaced John Barry as the music composer for this film as Barry could not return to the UK, due to tax-related problems.

Trivia: After her parents have been killed by Hector Gonzales, Melina kneels by her side, cradling a shawl that she had bought for her mother before looking directly into the camera, with anger burning in her eyes. This sequence was originally planned to move into the title sequence. However, the producers decided that the pre-credits sequence needed to re-introduce James Bond first and that tying up the loose ends from On Her Majesty's Secret Service after the title sequence would risk taking the audience out of the plot of For Your Eyes Only.

Trivia: When Bond and Luigi meet Kristatos for the first time, we see Bibi ice-skating. Lynn-Holly Johnson, who plays the character, is actually a champion ice-skater in real life.

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

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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 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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