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Stanley Baker, Laurence Harvey, William Holden, and Peter O'Toole were considered for James Bond. The latter two received cameos in the film.
I really have to note your qualifications.
Cooper: Height: six foot two and a half. 184 pounds. Trophies for karate and judo, holder of the Kama Sutra black belt.
Miss Moneypenny: Very impressive. How do you spell that?
Cooper: I'll show you!
In the "vault" scene towards the end, Bond says, "Careful, it's vaporized lysergic acid, highly explosive". Lysergic acid, used in the synthesis of the hallucinogen LSD, is not explosive at all.
The opening credit animation by Richard Williams parodies illuminated manuscripts with cartoon-style calligraphy. It sets the tone for the film as a psychedelic "knight's tale" of Sir James Bond.
In the featurette "Psychedelic Cinema" (on the DVD and possibly made for TV), Val Guest mentions that because Peter Sellers was "unavailable" for the ending cloud scene, the producers made a giant cutout picture of him and put it in the back; later prints replaced this with recycled video footage of Sellers, altered to have the same look as the rest of the scene.
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