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Topic: Elements of Gardner and Benson used in Bond Films (minor spoilers)

I am compiling a lists of items in novels by Benson and Gardner that appear to be in Bond films:

1. The newscast in "Nobody Lives Forever", which chronicles the apparent death of Bond and 'the Hook', is very reminiscent of the scene in TND where Bond is watching the tape of the newscast of the death of Paris Carver and is about to killed.

2. The trip in "No Deals, Mr Bond" where Bond and Ebbie Heritage are in the Sampan heading over to the island in Hong Kong bay is very reminiscent of the scene ine trip in "Skyfall" where Bond and Sévérine go to Silva's island. Except there is no shower sex.

3.  Sévérine appears to be based on Veronica or Sunni Pei from "Zero Minus Ten".

"And if I told you that I'm from the Ministry of Defence?" James Bond  - The Property of a Lady

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Re: Elements of Gardner and Benson used in Bond Films (minor spoilers)

The Bond/Necros fight on the cargo net whilst the plane is in flight is similar to the Bond/Caber fight in Licence Renewed. In the same book Murik cheats at horse racing, as does Zorin in AVTAK.

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Re: Elements of Gardner and Benson used in Bond Films (minor spoilers)

I think a View to a Kill uses elements from three of the first four Gardners
villains introduced at the high society racetrack event is from Licence Renewed
the elevator in the burning building is from For Special Services
high tech industrialist villain with his own blimp is from Role of Honour

I forgot which book is which, but didn't the war games room from Living Daylights and the Ice Palace in Die Another Day come from Gardners books? the triple crossing Miranda Frost could be easily be a character from Gardner book

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Re: Elements of Gardner and Benson used in Bond Films (minor spoilers)

Turning a key Bond ally into a traitor as done by Benson

Spoilerto Marc Ange Draco,

is what was done in CR (2006) with Mathis, though they undid it later in QoS.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Re: Elements of Gardner and Benson used in Bond Films (minor spoilers)

caractacus potts wrote:

I forgot which book is which, but didn't the war games room from Living Daylights and the Ice Palace in Die Another Day come from Gardners books?

War games room: "Role Of Honour".  Ice Palace: "Icebreaker".

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