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Covert Details From James Bond Movies That Fans Uncovered

November 6, 2020 2.1k votes 421 voters 82.0k views15 items

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Of all the multi-movie franchises that have risen in Hollywood, none can hold a candle to Bond. James Bond. The 007 franchise has released dozens of successful films, and it is arguably the greatest espionage film series ever made. Whether you're a fan of Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, or Craig, there's a good chance you have a favorite Bond movie you've seen over and over again.

When you were watching it, odds are, you picked up on some small but covert details the moviemakers threw in to impress the fans. Even if you are the biggest Bond fan out there, it's unlikely you picked up on every single detail. Fortunately, others have found them and taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share what they learned.

This list highlights the most fascinating small but covert details from James Bond movies that fans noticed. Take a look down below, and when you find something you didn't already know, make sure you give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!

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    It Turns Out, Bond Keeps His Cars (The Ones He Doesn't Wreck)

    Bond does love an Astin Martin, and as Redditor u/zombie9393 noted, he holds onto his cars... well, the ones he doesn't wreck at any rate:

    In James Bond 007 Skyfall, the classic Aston Martin DB5 driven by Daniel Craig is the exact same car used in the 1964 classic Goldfinger by Sean Connery; matching license plates too.

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    That Classic Shot In 'Casino Royale' Was An Accident

    According to Redditor u/Tokyono, that incredible shot of Craig from Casino Royale was serendipitous:

    In Casino Royale (2006), the shot of James Bond emerging from the sea was taken by accident. According to Daniel Craig, the shot occurred because he swam into an awkwardly sited sandbank and was forced to walk to shore.

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    Bond's Family Crest's Motto Is Also The Title Of A Movie

    Only those who took Latin (and remember it) could have picked up on the meaning of Bond's family crest motto, and it seems that Redditor u/Soji_Juice is one such person:

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - James Bond's family crest reads 'Orbis non sufficit', which is Latin for "The World is Not Enough."

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    Continuity Exists Between Movies

    Despite consisting of a plethora of movies, there is some continuity between the films, as noted by Redditor u/Tokyono:

    In Goldeneye (1995), it’s revealed that James Bond shot a Russian gangster in the leg during the cold war, giving him a serious knee wound. In The World is Not Enough (1999), the Russian gangster returns and uses his modified cane to save Bond’s life.

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