Trivia: At the beginning of the film, Bond visits the grave of his wife. This is a two part reference to the 1969 Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". First, Mrs. Bond (play by Diana Rigg) was killed in that movie, and second, the inscription on the gravestone is "We Have All the Time in the World" - the theme song for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", sung by Louis Armstrong.
Trivia: The location for the film's climax posed several problems for the crew. A Monastery, atop a column of rock near Kalambaka, in the Pindus mountain range, had been chosen for the villain's hideaway. Permission had originally been granted, but just before filming was due to commence, the monks staged a protest and refused filming. The locals were furious with this and the disagreement was eventually settled by the Greek Supreme Court - in the film-makers' favour. The mountain scenery did not suit Moore, and it quickly became apparent that he was afraid of heights. One of the film's major stunts - Bond's 100 foot from the mountain - was performed by Rick Sylvester, who had originally done the ski-jump off the mountain-top in the pre-credit sequence of "The Spy Who Loved Me". At only 5' 6", he was much shorter than Moore, for whom he was doubling .
Trivia: Following the success of the movie, car manufacturer Citroen sold a limited edition of 300 of Melina's car, complete with 007 stickers and fake bullet holes.
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: 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.
You may like...
Join the mailing list
Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.