8 Hidden Details In James Bond Movies That Redditors Spotted

The 007 series has passed through many James Bond actors over the course of 26 films. As many cast as it has gone through, the massive saga has also incorporated a number of gimmicks, one-liners, and villains.

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With all of this history, the franchise has plenty of gold to mine. From Connery to Moore to Dalton to early Brosnan, later Bond films have developed an affinity for referencing the past. Most of the homages took place during the Daniel Craig era, but there were also callbacks in one particular Brosnan film.

James Bond, author of Die Another Day (2002)

John Cleese as Q and Pierce Brosnan as James Bond verifying ancient relics in Die Another Day

On a Spectrum Easter egg yarn, scoobythebeast posited that a Pierce Brosnan 007 movie still held the title of the franchise’s most meta entry to date: “Nothing beats him picking up the book written by James Bond in die another day.” DibsODDDJOB added, “Because DAD was an anniversary movie, they crammed a ton of references into it…they went into Q’s lab and picked up the exact prop gadgets from the previous movies, like the rebreather and the jet pack.”


If the viewer weren’t a Bond fan, they might not understand how much elements such as the jetpack refer to previous installments. The book scene in the silly Bond movie is even more literal, as 007 picks up a book titled A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies by actual author James Bond. Franchise creator and novelist Ian Fleming was an ornithologist and named the super spy after the author, according to The New York Times.

The Train Fight in Specter (2015)

James Bond and Mr. Hinx

Spectrum is an emotional as well as brutal James Bond film. This is never clearer than during Bond’s train fight with Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista). There’s a chilling gritty to the fight that’s very reminiscent of Sean Connery’s 1960s fight scenes, and more than one Redditor has noticed the similarity.

Or, as blade_corprus wrote: “The whole train fight against Hinx was a FRWL reference, but especially that move where Bond grabbed a barbell with both hands and used both legs to kick was straight for Connery. »

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James Bond on a roof holding his headset in Specter

Daniel Craig will always be at least partially a movie star defined by his role as Bond and the intensity displayed in the opening of Spectrum is a sufficient explanation.

Sirgraemecracker added to comparisons between From Russia with love and Spectrum to accompany the Bond vs. Hinx train fight: “The bit in the canal with the boat, on the way to the new Q branch, was visually similar to the sewer in From Russia with love.” That’s a good point, and while it’s unclear if this was a director’s choice, the shots call back.

Specter and on Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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A good part of Spectrum takes place in the Alps. Bond goes to a clinic to get more information on a particular member of the organization. It’s not that different from his motives in On Her Majesty’s Secret Servicewhich also had an important part in the Alps.

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Anubis2051 stopped on a Spectrum Easter egg yarn for writing”On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Mountain clinic in the Alps. Honestly, the whole movie has elements of OHMSS in it.”

Delectados in No Time to Die (2021)

If any character provided as many great quotes as Daniel Craig’s Bond villains, it was Felix Leiter’s portrayal of his era.

A Editor raised something specific about no time to die. Specifically, the cigar brand smoked by Felix Leiter. In their words: “Felix was smoking a ‘Delectados’ cigar, which is from die another day. Particularly hazardous to health….” For clarity, the Redditor references a line of dialogue from this film featuring Brosnan.

Portraits in No Time to Die (2021)

Robert Brown as M holds a crystal egg in front of him in the James Bond movies.

Craig Bond films had respect for the past, and never was that more evident than their respect for the M position. Judi Dench’s portrayal of the character was of course honored after his death in celestial fallcorn Spectrum went so far as to pay homage to him and his cinematic predecessor.

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grandmofftalkin wrote: “I loved the portraits of Bernard Lee and Judi Dench hanging in the hallway of MI6.” However, there was a slight correction to be made. There’s a portrait of Dench, but it’s Robert Brown, not Bernard Lee. For context, Brown was the actor who took over from Lee as Mr.

The Yacht in No Time to Die (2021)

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From Russia with love ends with Connery’s Bond hurtling down a river in a speedboat as a helicopter hovers, guns blazing, in pursuit. Casino Royale incorporated a nice similar shot, just without the shooting helicopter.

grandmofftalkin added to their portrait with “Also his yacht Spirit in Jamaica was a nod to the one he and Vesper sailed in Venice in Casino Royale. “It’s a good take, and most Bond fans probably wouldn’t notice it, but it’s most definitely there.

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James Bond in No Time to Die.

One of the tropes of the Connery years was the hat throwing at the rack near Moneypenny’s desk. no time to die kept the torch lit, but used a different propellant.

Marty2015McFly asked about a subtle moment they thought they remembered: “Wasn’t there a reference to Bond throwing the hat in the booth somewhere. Did he throw something in the Moneypenny bin or something something like that?” Dj_deeb then replied “He threw his visitor’s badge in the trash after he left Mr.’s office.”

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