10 Curiosidades sobre James Bond - 007

10 Fun facts about James Bond 007
James Bond, also known by the code 007, is a fictional secret agent of the British intelligence service MI-6, created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953.


The producers of the James Bond films wanted Cary Grant for the role of the British agent 007. Only the actor refused, not wanting to be linked to a series of movies. The role went to Sean Connery, starting with 007 - Dr. No, 1962. Ian Fleming, author of the novel on which the film was based, was not very happy with the choice. "He is not exactly what I had in mind," he said.

Sean Connery with Ursula Andress in 007 - Dr. No, 1962
When interviewed in 1962 by Albert Broccoli, the role of the then future James Bond screen, Sean Connery, a man of almost two meters tall, strong and engaging personality and deep voice, spoke with powerful producer with one foot in the table from him and slammed the door. Seeing the actor walking down the street when leaving your office, moving naturally as a cat, Broccoli turned to his partner and Saltzman commented: "This is the man."

Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan were all awarded the title of Sir by Queen Elizabeth II, a huge fan of the books and movies of agent 007.
Several cast members of the films had to be dubbed, was the accent or the imperfect English. The Swiss Ursula Andress had to be dubbed in Dr. No. Daniela Bianchi had to be dubbed in From Russia with Love because of the strong Italian accent speaking English. The actor also stated Gert Fröbe dubbing in Goldfinger, for having an accent equally strong in German. Japan's Mie Hama had to be dubbed for failing to learn English in time for the filming of You Only Live Twice.

The explanation for the twenty-two films officials said despite James Bond Ian Fleming had written only twelve complete adventures is that after his death in 1964, and in the absence of new stories, writers wrote entire movies based on short stories of his own, in short citations and annotations of characters and adventures, and unfinished novels, such as The Man with the Golden Gun, or even creating new adventures complete with all the original characters from Fleming and keeping the same style adventurer created by its original author, only adapting it to the modern world, such as the British Raymond Benson, responsible for past stories brought to the screen secret agent and translator considered the best style of Fleming.

Albert R. Broccoli, Sean Connery, Ian Fleming and Harry Saltzman in 1962
Are considered official James Bond movies all films produced by EON, producer Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, both now deceased. EON owns the film rights to all of Ian Fleming's original stories since 1960 and is responsible for almost all movies, besides creating new spy stories. Only two films were made without responsibility EON: Casino Royale, the first novel written by Fleming in 1953, whose work was printed rights previously purchased by other producers, and Never Say Never Again, a remake of Thunderball story, also belonging other producers.

Pierce Brosnan, Thimothy Dalton and  George Lazenby
Pierce Brosnan, was a favorite of producer Albert Broccoli to assume the post of super-spy since 1985, when Roger Moore retired at 58 years of age. However, a current television contract with NBC, the series Remington Steele, very successful in the United States in the 1980s, prevented the actor accept the invitation. Timothy Dalton, Shakespearean actor training and a former applicant for the position, then had the opportunity to wear the skin of 007. Dalton however lasted only two films and finally, in 1995, Brosnan appeared as Bond in GoldenEye. Timothy Dalton had already been contacted in 1969 by series producer Albert R. Broccoli, to take the character in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Dalton, aged 23 at the time, turned down the role. Seventeen years later, at 40, Dalton passes the tests and assumes the role.

And despite being the least "famous" actors to play James Bond, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby were according to many connoisseurs of the work of Ian Fleming, the actors who played the role better because they were trusted to the Bond books by Fleming .

Four original short stories by Ian Fleming not been made into films: Risico, The Hildebrand Rarity, 007 in New York and The Property of a Lady, the last of which was mentioned in the movie Octopussy.

8. James Bond really exist?
Dušan "Duško" Popov OBE (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан "Душко" Попов; born 10 July 1912 in Titel, Austria-Hungary; died 10 August 1981 in Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France) was a double agent working for MI5 during World War II under the code name "Tricycle" and the Abwehr under the code name "Ivan".

Yes, the refined style, the taste for the game, the inability to resist beautiful women, cunning and intelligence of James Bond were inspired by a real-life character, Dusko Popov, a Yugoslav who worked as a double agent during World War II.Some features of James Bond, as the taste for vodka martini beat, not stirred, by cars, planes and speed were based on the German-Dutch Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, with whom the author Iam Flemming lived during the war.
One of the inspirations for Ian Fleming's Casino Royale was a Cascais Casino in Portugal.

In the movie 007 The Spy Who Loved Me, Lotus submarine 007 was inspired by the Japanese series Speed ​​Racer, where the character's car, the Mach 5, had the ability to transform into submarine. Until the character Racer X, who is the older brother of Speed ​​Racer, inspired by a spy James Bond.

In the movie 007-Contra Dr No James Bond is mentioned that bears Situs inversus.

Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or situs oppositus) is a congenital condition where the organs of the chest and abdomen are located on opposite position to where they would normally be found. It basically consists in an erroneous divestiture of organs within the body, staking located on the opposite side (like a mirror image).
Situs inversus - Mirrored heart and lungs
Um exemplo de Situs inversus, onde o coração e os pulmões estão invertidos.

And it was for this reason that the 007-Contra movie Dr No, the doctor explains Julius In the James Bond he survived an assassination attempt because his heart is located on the right side, since the killers stabbed him in the side esquero chest.

Which is your favorite Bond?

"Skyfall" marks 50 years of James Bond in theaters.
Fall 2012
23rd film of the famous 007, played for the third time by British actor Daniel Craig, "Skyfall" also marks the 50th anniversary of secret agent James Bond in the movies: his debut came in 1962 with "007 Against Dr. No" starring by Sean Connery.
Source: wikipedia.org


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