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Oct 18, 2008

James Bond Facts #1

It wasn't M who called James Bond a blunt instrument. Yes, Dame Judi Dench did in Casino Royale but back in 1964 in a renovated Japanese castle surrounded by deadly plants, volcanic fumaroles, lethal snakes and poisonous spiders, 007 was called a blunt instrument by none other than Dr Guntram Shatterhand, a.k.a. Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Page 171 of the 1966 Pan paperback edition: "... You are a common thug, a blunt instrument wielded by dolts in high places...."

Odd to think that a female head of MI6 and a syphilitic megalomaniac think alike, isn't it?

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