10 Movie Scenes That Totally Tricked Your Brain
Though the James Bond films are recognised today as some of Hollywood's glossiest productions, back at the franchise's inception things weren't quite so fancy.
The first ever Bond film, 1962's Dr. No, was produced on a svelte budget of just $1.1 million, and because legendary production designer Ken Adam was given just £14,500 to dress the sets, he had to get incredibly creative to give Dr. No's (Joseph Wiseman) lair an appropriately grandiose sheen.
While you'd never know simply by looking at it, the iconic "aquarium" on the wall of his lair is actually an ingenious fake. It's nothing more than video being projected against a screen and cleverly lit to replicate the luminance of a real aquarium.
Hilariously, because Adam only had the budget to buy stock footage of smaller fish, he had to blow up the footage to make the fish look larger.
In order to explain this effect to an audience who probably didn't notice anyway, Dr. No even says to 007 (Sean Connery) in the film, "The glass is convex, 10 inches thick, which accounts for the magnifying effect."
It did give us the legendary follow-up line from Bond, though - "Minnows pretending they are whales. Just like you on this island, Dr. No."