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The Man With The Golden Gun: Declassified


Villain: Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee)

Henchmen:  Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize),  Hai Fat (Richard Loo), Chula (Yiu Lam Chan)

The Girls: Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland), Andrea Anders (Maud Adams)

Locations: Scaramanga's island inside Red Chinese waters, London, Bangkok, Beirut, Hong Kong, Macao

The Song:  The Man with the Golden Gun performed by Lulu

The cars: 1974 AMC Hornet, 1974 AMC Matador Coupe, Mercedes Benz W115

The gadgets:
Bond's imitation nipple to impersonate Scaramanga
Camera rocket launcher
Solar agitator - a device which can turn the power of the sun into electricity
Scaramanga's golden gun - made up of 5 component: a ballpoint pen (the barrel), cigarette lighter (the chamber), cigarette case (the handle), cuff link (the trigger) and a bullet stored on Scaramanga's belt. Each component was made out of solid gold and could be assembled and disassembled within seconds.
Magnetic homing device

Quotes:

James Bond: "Who'd want to put a contract on me?"
M: "Jealous husbands! Outraged chefs! Humiliated tailors! The list is endless!"

Lazar: "Mr. Bond, bullets do not kill. It is the finger that pulls the trigger."
James Bond: "Exactly. I am now aiming precisely at your groin. So speak or forever hold your piece."

James Bond: "Miss Anders... I didn't recognize you with your clothes on."

Trivia:

Christopher Lee was a distant cousin of Ian Fleming and had originally been asked to play Dr. No.

According to British production designer, Peter Murton, the sequence where Scaramanga's car transforms into a light airplane was accomplished in the editing room. Wings were attached to the actual car and a stuntman drove the carplane to the runway. At this point the film editor simply cut to a radio-controlled model built by John Stears.

The cork-screw car jump was apparently conceived years before the movie went into production. The producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli allegedly took out patents and copyrights on the stunt as they did not wish it to appear in another movie before they had used it. The 360-degree car-spiraling jump over a canal was performed in just one take by uncredited British stuntman 'Bumps' Williard as 8 cameras simultaneously captured the spectacle. So potentially hazardous was nature of the stunt, divers, ambulances and cranes were on standby alert in case of any catastrophic consequences. The stunt was so rapid that the film is shown in slow motion. Williard was given a large bonus for completing the jump on the first take. The jump is also credited with being the first stunt ever to be calculated by computer modeling.

One of the lowest-grossing Bond films. That fact, combined with behind-the-scenes problems, nearly made this the final Bond film, and delayed production of the next entry in the series, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

The secret headquarters for MI6 in Hong Kong Harbour was the wreck of the real life ship RMS Queen Elizabeth.

 


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