GoldenEye (1995) Tidbits

  • Legal wrangling at United Artists kept the Bond films tied up for six years; Dalton left in the meantime.
  • In this movie, M is a woman (Judi Dench) who considers 007 a “sexiest, misogynist dinosaur,” and Moneypenny resists his advances.
  • In the lower left of Boris’s computer screen in Severnaya, there is a rotating cube with different Star Trek icons in it.
  • Due to an overbooking of Pinewood Studios, the movie had to be filmed in an ex Rolls Royce factory.
  • Pierce Brosnan was supposed to be Bond in 1987 but had to turn it down due to his contract with Remington Steel.
  • At the time of release, the bungee jump off the dam was the longest bungee jump in history
  • In the teaser of Goldeneye when Bond jumps into the plane and fights the guy, his hands are bare. When they fall out and Bond gets on the motorcycle he has on black gloves.
  • You can clearly see a roller under Bond, as he slides down the satellite dish with Natalya.
  • While I was watching GoldenEye again, when Ourumov and Xenia were firing the weapon at Severnaya, the big map on the wall had shown Severnaya right in the middle of Russia. When I really had nothing to do, I looked for Severnaya throughout Russia (on a World map), and I found it as the northest point of that country. It’s together with “Bolshevik Island” and “October Revolution Island”. The movie makers surely had some difficulty to find a place to make that scene. So, why didn’t they put Severnaya where it actually is, in the North, and not in the center?
  • Goldeneye was the name of Ian Fleming’s estate in Jamaica where he lived the last years of his life.