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Okay, staying on the transportation theme, which form of transport do we not see Bond use in these films which we do see him use in all of the rest? (I'm going with Eon ones only here)
The Living Daylights
Die Another Day
(With the usual caveat that I might be mistaken :D )
If anyone is interested in the background, please check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Aurora_(1955).
Some are more contentious than others: in Moonraker we see Bond & Holly approach and exit the lift to get to the top of the launch tower but we don't really see them use it; in NTTD Bond calls the lift in MI6HQ before Moneypenny asks him to dinner but doesn't actually get in the lift onscreen, but I counted that.
And if I keep my job about one more year, I have business projected in Hamburg of all places. To get the obvious out of the way.
Apparently TLD had scenes shot in Germany, but I cannot establish where.
Any TLD filming in Germany would be news to me. At least IMDb does not list a German location for that movie.
Over to you, sir.
I wonder which film does have the highest number of locations?
Which James Bond film has the most countries used for filming?
As a bonus question, which film for each of the actors has the most countries used for filming?
I think the answers will surprise you.
It is a bit questionable whether everything seen in the films should be counted. For instance, stock footage of the Pentagon (and IMO also of a NASA control room, the way it looks) was used in YOLT, and the exotic fish in TSWLM (but nothing else) were filmed in Japan. You can see Vatican City (a sovereign state) within Rome in SP during the car chase, but it is not really a shooting location (I'd count it if the car chase had gone through St. Peter's Square).
Those lists on IMDb also aren't very reliable anyway. For instance, I noticed today that they had Portugal for Draco's birthday party and the Gebrüder Gumbold office in Bern...but among the locations of TB (they are listed with OHMSS, too - still I sent a deletion/update request to IMDb re TB now). They also list a "Matsu Island, China" as a YOLT location (the PRC's Matsu Islands, off Fuzhou, hardly served as actual filming locations then), and the Black Forest in Germany for OHMSS. I was unable to find anything about the veracity of the latter and in spite of having delved deeply into the pleasures of learning about locations, had never even heard about it before. It's probably only listed because allegedly it can be seen from Schilthorn, 100 km away, on a clear day.
So, leaving out that Chinese island and the Pentagon stock footage, I count 6 countries/territories for YOLT: UK, Japan, Spain (at least part of the Little Nellie scene), Norway (the "Soviet" radar station in the PTS), Gibraltar and Hong Kong. This is the Connery movie with the most locations (countries/territories). DN has 2, FRWL 4, GF 3, TB 4, and DAF, 5.
OHMSS has 4 country locations, not counting the Black Forest, and I'm not so sure about the one mentioned in Italy (a pass on the border with Austria) either.
If I do count those Japanese fish tanks as a filming location of TSWLM, it ties with MR as the two Bond movies with the most countries used (TSWLM: UK, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Malta, the Bahamas and Japan; MR: UK, France, Italy, US, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Paraguay). The other Roger Moore films have 3 (LALD), 4 (TMWTGG - counting Hong Kong and Macau separately, FYEO and OP) and 5 (AVTAK).
Dalton: TLD 5, LTK 3.
Brosnan: GE, TND and TWINE 6 each, DAD 5.
Craig: CR 4, QOS, SP and NTTD 5 each, SF 3.
That would have made a good trivia question :D
I hope that @Benny will be satisfied.
Well done @j_w_pepper you are indeed correct with your impressive stats.
Over to you.
I'll be back some time during our Monday (it just started).
Gardien des Étoiles
Roi des Signes III
Edit: I'm just not so sure if the last one shouldn't be called "Roi des Singes III" (not ...Signes), but I don't feel like checking and either one may apply, which doesn't really make a difference for the question.