The James Bond Movie Trivia Quiz

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Because the window is much smaller than Goldfinger?
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    There's also something to it, but it's not what I'm looking for.
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    I'm sure we must all be skirting around the answer.

    The window may or may not break all the way through. The depressurisation may or may not happen. It probably wouldn't be strong enough to drag anyone across the cabin even if it did, and the window is too small anyway.

    Is it still something different you're looking for?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    The hammer isn't cocked.
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    The depressurisation may or may not happen. It probably wouldn't be strong enough to drag anyone across the cabin even if it did
    Yes, and there's a special reason for that.

  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
    edited December 2020 Posts: 1,182
    marc wrote: »
    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    The depressurisation may or may not happen. It probably wouldn't be strong enough to drag anyone across the cabin even if it did
    Yes, and there's a special reason for that.

    Far fetched guess but maybe because the window shutter could still be pulled down ?
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    No. There had been a possibly helpful prompt in this passage:
    marc wrote: »
    Wikipedia says: 'For aircraft certified to operate above 25,000 feet (FL 250; 7,600 m), it "must be designed so that occupants will not be exposed to cabin pressure altitudes in excess of 15,000 feet (4,600 m) after any probable failure condition in the pressurization system." '
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    Clue: Many people will think 'O no, there's a hole in the airplane'. But actually that wouldn't be a problem, for a certain reason.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
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    marc wrote: »
    Clue: Many people will think 'O no, there's a hole in the airplane'. But actually that wouldn't be a problem, for a certain reason.

    Because it was on the ground, inside a film studio?
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    edited December 2020 Posts: 1,590
    There's something to that. But no; it's about how planes are constructed.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    marc wrote: »
    Clue: Many people will think 'O no, there's a hole in the airplane'. But actually that wouldn't be a problem, for a certain reason.

    Because it was on the ground, inside a film studio?

    Haha! :D
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    edited December 2020 Posts: 1,590
    New clue - I've read that in one occasion a five-square-foot hole opened in the roof of a plane, but there were no major injuries.
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    edited December 2020 Posts: 1,590
    .
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    - 'compensation' is a prompt
    - (almost giving it away) it wouldn't be the only hole
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    New clue: airplanes are prepared for holes in windows
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don't know this one either! :)
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    Thanks for the interesting link! Well, the book I got my information from apparently neglected danger from the pilots not applying oxygen masks in time. The book also assumes the pilot, after the incident, is not somehow prevented of bringing down the plane to a safer altitude soon.
    But it implies that not using a seatbelt wouldn't be a problem in case just one entire window is shattered; don't know if that's true.
    So let's just assume these assumptions of the book are valid.
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    clue: I'm looking for a technical device that starts with letter 'v'.
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    - airplanes have a certain system
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    The prompt I had been referring to starts with 'va'.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    A vacuum safety system?
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    Yes, I think that's a proper expression 👍 ; I was referring to valves with which planes regulate pressure. Which means they already have holes and automatically shut them if there's another hole. (That's at least what I've read in my smart book)
    Over to you
  • Posts: 4,777
    Planes may have valves now, but did they at the time of the movie ? Or the book for that matter ? After all, I remember the troubles DeHavilland got into with the Comet way back when. More specifically because of the plane's square windows.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Comet
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    edited December 2020 Posts: 1,590
    I'm not an expert, but this article states that airplane pressurization systems became widespread around 1950, having been developed in the 30s:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabin_pressurization#:~:text=The cabin pressure is regulated,a pressurized cabin, was introduced.

    Yes, from the De Havilland article I get that the square windows were found to be one of six potential mechanical/aerodynamic causes of the fatal accidents by the Abell Committee Court of Inquiry, but fire was the most likely. If I've understood correctly, a fatal consequence of the square windows' weakness (viewed independently from metal fatigue) could not be proven.
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
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    What Bond composer did the soundtracks for Stagnate and Independence Day?
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
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    Correction: I meant to say Stargate.
  • Posts: 4,777
    David Arnold.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Gerard wrote: »
    David Arnold.

    Feel free to go on. The question before this one was answered only very vaguely by me and I haven't a good question ready.
  • edited December 2020 Posts: 4,777
    As I type this on my phone, I'll go with something easy :

    What do FRWL, TSWLM and DAD have in common ?

    Clue : it's something that happened outside of Bond. If not, you could add two movies to the list.
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