The James Bond Questions Thread

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    There was a scene in Iceland where frost saved Bond from the guards by making out with him she says "M warned me this would happen" that's where I thought Bond found out Frost was mi6. I didn't think he was brifed at all.
  • edited March 2016 Posts: 4,325
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I'm at a journalism conference at Columbia University in NYC, and I have been told that this catwalk was used in CASINO ROYALE (2006). The person pointing it out to me assumed that it was inserted into the construction site scene, with Craig running up these ramps when he is supposed to be in Africa. I have not officially confirmed this and it is not listed as a filming location on IMDB. Any thoughts or knowledge that can verify or dismiss this information?

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    Yes they filmed there

    http://www.wikicu.com/Movies

    http://blog.uniplaces.com/universities-in-movies/
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'm having a brain fart and can't think of where this may have come into play in the movie. As soon as I saw you mention CR, I immediately began thinking of the building Dryden enters during the PTS, and thought it looked relatively similar.
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    They filmed the PTS at the Danube House in the centre of Prague.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    What was filmed in the photo that @Birdleson took that I'm missing from the construction site scene? Drawing a total blank.
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    I believe the lerner hall ramps were used in the parkour sequence. The royalties pay for the reed of the South Lawn on campus.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Anyone have a screen grab of the ramps used in the film?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Perhaps that's why I can't come up with anything, because it's way in the background and easily missed.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Hope you're having a good time @Birdleson.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Hope you're having a good time @Birdleson.

    Thank you, but it's not much sleep and a lot of anxiousness on these trips. I have to keep abreast of 60 teenagers in Manhattan. These Silicon Valley kids are like veal here; very susceptible to anything.

    Yes, I imagine that's very stressful and quite a handful too.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I'm sitting in a lounge chair off of the middle tier right now as I type. It is comfortable to know that I am in a Bond set. The only other specific odd Bond location that I know I've been to is in front of the spa that Bond and Pola go to in AVTAK. Of course I've been to many of the landmarks, as well, but so have a lot of people (the Golden Gate Bridge, Circus Circus, LAX, Buckingham Palace, Parliament, the Eiffel Tower, Central Park).

    I've been to Blenheim Palace where they filmed for Spectre, and Epsom race course which doubled for St Petersburg airport in GE as well all the London landmarks.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    We have a few, give this one a shot since it seems to be the most recent, of sorts:

    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/903/your-bond-location-pilgrimages/p3
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    edited March 2016 Posts: 1,547
    In Spectre, Moneypenny and Q tell M they have tracked Bond to Oberhauser's Moroccan crater base, even showing a satellite photo of it.

    How could they have done that if Bond hadnt arrived there at that point? He was still on the train.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited March 2016 Posts: 15,534
    Is there something wrong with the countdown system on Elliot Carver's stealth boat during the climax? I was just watching it, and I thought that once the countdown says '1 minute and counting' to the actual explosion of the missile, it felt far longer than that. I actually looked up the soundtrack on youtube, it seems there is almost 5 minutes of runtime in the last minute of countdown.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Is there something wrong with the countdown system on Elliot Carver's stealth boat during the climax? I was just watching it, and I thought that once the countdown says '1 minute and counting' to the actual explosion of the missile, it felt far longer than that. I actually looked up the soundtrack on youtube, it seems there is almost 5 minutes of runtime in the last minute of countdown.

    Thats quite a common thing in nearly all movies which feature a ticking timer, as in the edit doesnt stick to the time mentioned. Id have to check but Im sure the 3 minute timers in Goldeneye and Spectre take up far more screen time.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @DaltonCraig007, that's a movie countdown for you: they're never realistic. Go back and watch the GF finale, and once you get a look at the bomb timer, count down in your head the difference between the real difference in time and the movie difference, and you'll realize the bomb should've went off and eviscerated Bond much earlier on.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Mallory wrote: »
    In Spectre, Moneypenny and Q tell M they have tracked Bond to Oberhauser's Moroccan crater base, even showing a satellite photo of it.

    How could they have done that if Bond hadnt arrived there at that point? He was still on the train.
    I think it was just a matter of the direction he was going in. Moneypenny and Q scanned the area and found nothing but that mysterious structure, which was absent from every known map except for satellite.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    In Spectre, Moneypenny and Q tell M they have tracked Bond to Oberhauser's Moroccan crater base, even showing a satellite photo of it.

    How could they have done that if Bond hadnt arrived there at that point? He was still on the train.
    I think it was just a matter of the direction he was going in. Moneypenny and Q scanned the area and found nothing but that mysterious structure, which was absent from every known map except for satellite.

    But they clearly say they've tracked him to a specific point, even though Bond and Swann aren't even remotely close to the crater, so there's no possible way of them knowing that's where he's headed. I'd chalk it up to a plot hole.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    I just timed the three minute countdown at the end of Spectre (as I happen to be watching it).

    The time taken between Oberhauser pressing the button and the timer expiring is 3:29 in the film, so Bond and Madeliene would have been blown up when they hit the nets.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    Mallory wrote: »
    I just timed the three minute countdown at the end of Spectre (as I happen to be watching it).

    The time taken between Oberhauser pressing the button and the timer expiring is 3:29 in the film, so Bond and Madeliene would have been blown up when they hit the nets.

    That's not bad by previous standards.

    The GF one is awful - probably around 5 minutes over if you times it properly.
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    what bond movies has the highest body count? I was just watching a video on TND's body count, and it was 195.Is this the highest it has ever been?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    OP has a big body count, too, due to the missile slamming into that hangar, decimating dozens and dozens of troops.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Snake on a plane of being
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    The highest is probably Goldeneye.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    edited March 2016 Posts: 9,117
    DAF - two missile bases and a submarine blown up not to mention numerous SPECTRE goons in boiler suits.

    TSWLM - two nuclear subs blown up and a high body count in the battle between the crews and Stromberg men.

    Given the average sub crew is around 120 I would have both these films comfortably passing the 200 mark (assuming Stromberg had the subs put to sea with a full complement).

    DAD - Icarus cuts a huge swathe through the DMZ which has thousands of troops stationed so could have got up to the several hundred mark.

    SP - Do we see the figures involved in the Cape Town attack?




  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    DAF - two missile bases and a submarine blown up not to mention numerous SPECTRE goons in boiler suits.

    TSWLM - two nuclear subs blown up and a high body count in the battle between the crews and Stromberg men.

    Given the average sub crew is around 120 I would have both these films comfortably passing the 200 mark (assuming Stromberg had the subs put to sea with a full complement).

    DAD - Icarus cuts a huge swathe through the DMZ which has thousands of troops stationed so could have got up to the several hundred mark.

    SP - Do we see the figures involved in the Cape Town attack?



    All we know based on the CNN headlines is that the explosion destroyed houses in a suburban district, and that multiple casualties were confirmed.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I can only surmise the Cape Town attack in SP resulted in hundreds or thousands of deaths if it got the South African officials to change their minds so quickly.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    edited March 2016 Posts: 9,117
    Well doesn't someone say the Mexico City bomb would've killed thousands? But I can't recall if that was Sciarra's estimate or Bond speculating. We can assume the South Africa bomb was on a similar scale.

    And on that point - are we to presume that the Mexico City bomb was to get Mexico onboard? If that's the case given the Mexico City attack was foiled what made the Mexicans sign up to Nine Eyes? Or was the destruction of a block in the middle of a carnival deemed enough?

    And who are these 9 countries exactly? If the likes of South Africa are invited there must be some big name absences.

    The only confirmed countries I can recall are UK, South Africa, Germany and presumably Japan as the conference is held in Tokyo.

    Is this something that second tier countries are doing and USA, China and Russia aren't involved in?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Well doesn't someone say the Mexico City bomb would've killed thousands? But I can't recall if that was Sciarra's estimate or Bond speculating.
    The stadium bomb would have killed thousands. Bond destroyed half a block with the suitcase bomb, which probably killed and injured dozens.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Since their initial target was a stadium, then the casualties would've most certainly risen to the thousands.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    At the start of SP, Tanner tells Bond that the old MI6 building will be demolished 'in a week'. Now, english is not my first language, but does he mean 'sometimes next week' or specifically 7 days? Because if we add that the Rome funeral is 3 days after this scene, plus an extra day for M to go to the Tokyo conference, Bond telling Swann that White died 2 days ago, and then C telling M than 'Nine Eyes' is going online 3 days later, shouldn't the building be demolished by the time the climax in London happens?
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