“Smiert Spionom”

Smiert Spionom Death to Spies The Living Daylights

Smiert Spionom Death to Spies The Living Daylights

In The Living Daylights (1987), Timothy Dalton’s James Bond finds this Russian message – СМЕРть Шпионам / Směrť Špionam / Death to Spies – while investigating the death of 004 and the murder of MI6 contact Saunders. This KGB phrase referred to Russia’s counterintelligence efforts during the Cold War and their intent to undermine Western spy activity.

James Bond breaks the fourth wall

James Bond breaks the fourth wall in Never Say Never Again (1983)

…at the end of the unofficial James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983) with a simple wink to the camera.

And at the end of the pre-title sequence in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), with a direct look at the camera and a quote referencing Lazenby’s take-over of the Bond role from Connery:

James Bond breaks the fourth wall in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

“This never happened to the other fella.”