As fans around the world celebrate 50 years of 007 on the big screen on Global Bond Day (05Oct12), movie errors experts at MovieMistakes.com have chosen to mark the occasion by showing film fans that the superspy isn’t perfect.
Editor Jon Sandys and his team have clocked 1,000 bloopers from all 22 Bond films dating back to 1962.
The majority are continuation errors involving missing items of clothing and car parts, but three mistakes really stand out: Bond’s sports car in You Only Live Twice switches from right hand drive to left hand drive in back-to-back scenes; the film crew can be seen in a mirror in The Man With the Golden Gun, and the crew and onlookers can be seen reflected in a window in Casino Royale.
Sandys tells WENN, “There are so many Bond mistakes, especially in the most recent films which are bigger, but the most error-prone Bond movie is You Only Live Twice, with 110 mistakes. It’s got reincarnating henchmen, a magically-appearing ninja outfit, and Russians wearing American spacesuits.
“And as for the biggest howler, for me it’s the fight scene in The Man With the Golden Gun where Bond is pushed up against a wall and in a mirror behind him you can quite clearly see the film crew shooting the action.”