Have you noticed any bloopers in NTTD?

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    The next Bond film will see 007 investigating the supply shortage of a COVID surging world, but only because he too secretly wants a PS5. I smell a modern classic.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I wonder if some of the bloopers or questions come out of the editing choices? Like they trimmed the film down but left out of key parts of character building dialogue.

    The pace of NTTD is it's biggest strength in my opinion
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    The next Bond film will see 007 investigating the supply shortage of a COVID surging world, but only because he too secretly wants a PS5. I smell a modern classic.

    I've said for quite a while, the only Bond film I could see Tom Hardy do is the COVID version, where he gets to wear a damn mask the whole film as those are appartently the only projects he has been taking for quite some time. Have it directed by Nolan, too, so they can finish their mask-trilogy of The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk and that.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    00Heaven wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    You're all my kind of people. Anyone got Fukunaga's number so we can set this thing up?

    I'm afraid that Mr Fukunaga is too busy to come to the phone at the minute. He's playing his PlayStation 4. I'm sure you understand. ;)

    So even he can't get a PS5.

    Just a little riff on the tabloid fodder that plagued the production of NTTD! :)
  • Not a blooper, but I found it curious that Chechen license plates were used on the Range Rovers in Norway. It's a long drive to Norway!

    I have a habit of paying extra attention to how anything related to Russia is portrayed in Hollywood films and get a masochistic kick out of how many stereotypes are displayed. NTTD did not disappoint, and the absurdities like the villains' names uphold a fun Bond tradition. The use of the Kuril Islands though is very impressive. Ever since footage of the filming at the Faroe Islands emerged, I immediately wondered if that location was doubling for a villain's base in the Kurils.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Not a blooper, but I found it curious that Chechen license plates were used on the Range Rovers in Norway. It's a long drive to Norway!

    I have a habit of paying extra attention to how anything related to Russia is portrayed in Hollywood films and get a masochistic kick out of how many stereotypes are displayed. NTTD did not disappoint, and the absurdities like the villains' names uphold a fun Bond tradition. The use of the Kuril Islands though is very impressive. Ever since footage of the filming at the Faroe Islands emerged, I immediately wondered if that location was doubling for a villain's base in the Kurils.

    Cool insight. That island was an amazing choice for the film I think. It only makes it more of a shame this film wasn't a more loyal take on YOLT. Imagine if Blofeld had erected a Japanese Castle on the island? Would have been awesome.
  • DraxCucumberSandwichDraxCucumberSandwich United Kingdom
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    The next Bond film will see 007 investigating the supply shortage of a COVID surging world, but only because he too secretly wants a PS5. I smell a modern classic.

    Poo Another Day

    The PTS will see Bond in his DBS chasing down one of those rogue Amazon van drivers who were hoarding customer PS5 deliveries for themselves and switching the console round with dog food

    Later on he’ll get Q to track down some scalpers using “internet technologies” and then they’ll be a massive finale at the end on a ship that’s been blocking the Suez Canal for weeks but is actually Brofeld’s secret base of operations whereby he plans to control the worlds supply of toilet roll to hold the world to ransom - Operation Main Shite
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Not a blooper, but I found it curious that Chechen license plates were used on the Range Rovers in Norway. It's a long drive to Norway!

    I have a habit of paying extra attention to how anything related to Russia is portrayed in Hollywood films and get a masochistic kick out of how many stereotypes are displayed. NTTD did not disappoint, and the absurdities like the villains' names uphold a fun Bond tradition. The use of the Kuril Islands though is very impressive. Ever since footage of the filming at the Faroe Islands emerged, I immediately wondered if that location was doubling for a villain's base in the Kurils.

    Kind of interesting what we immediatly realize as at least an anachronism if not an outright mistake based on our backgrounds. I read something about the number plates on the imdb bloopers page, but kind of thought "well, that's a bit nit-picky, isn't it?" But if a film has the wrong type of German number plates or gets wonky with the geography of a place I know very well, it of course jumps out to me immediatly.
    Makes me appreciate the fact that here seem to be so few bloopers/mistakes/anachronisms in the film even after a quite diverse audience has had some time to go through it with a fine toothed comb (although the world-wide release to home media is still to come).
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    The biggest blooper of this whole movie was that the movie was at least an hour too short. I know long movies are a pain to screen in theaters, but allow me to indulge myself. I'd watch a four hour Craig Bond any day, just so long as there's a pee break in between. ;-)


    I agree. I would have loved it if this was a Lawrence of Arabia style, 5 hour film with two intermissions! :P
  • Not a blooper, but I found it curious that Chechen license plates were used on the Range Rovers in Norway. It's a long drive to Norway!

    I have a habit of paying extra attention to how anything related to Russia is portrayed in Hollywood films and get a masochistic kick out of how many stereotypes are displayed. NTTD did not disappoint, and the absurdities like the villains' names uphold a fun Bond tradition. The use of the Kuril Islands though is very impressive. Ever since footage of the filming at the Faroe Islands emerged, I immediately wondered if that location was doubling for a villain's base in the Kurils.

    Kind of interesting what we immediatly realize as at least an anachronism if not an outright mistake based on our backgrounds. I read something about the number plates on the imdb bloopers page, but kind of thought "well, that's a bit nit-picky, isn't it?" But if a film has the wrong type of German number plates or gets wonky with the geography of a place I know very well, it of course jumps out to me immediatly.
    Makes me appreciate the fact that here seem to be so few bloopers/mistakes/anachronisms in the film even after a quite diverse audience has had some time to go through it with a fine toothed comb (although the world-wide release to home media is still to come).

    Overall, I'd say that the attention to detail in the direction and production design is outstanding across all the geographies portrayed in NTTD.
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 7,332
    In the Norway section there are some geographical oddities for sure. Places that qre hundreds of miles apart are presented as if they were right nearby each other. They are not really bloopers however, but more a matter of stylistical and practical choices of where to film which is common in most movies. Definitely not something worth making a fuzz about.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    @jobo Same with the skyfall opening 😂
  • Same with San Francisco in AVTAK. They hop from one side of the town to the other from shot to shot at points.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!


    One of my favorite examples is the car chase in Raiders of the lost Ark. Most of the chase takes place on a road going through a flat, desert landscape with ocational trees and houses. Then we cut to the next frame and a car is diving down a massive, bottomless cliff at the side of the road that appeared out of nowhere :))
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 214
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    Maybe they just drove on a bit...and the chase continues...

    In TLD pretitle, I've been told the action that involved the Land Rover magically switches from Gibraltar to Beachy Head in England when the Rover actually gets airborne.

    To the masses that have no idea about these things, or notice them, it barely makes a difference....sometimes I'm glad when I had no idea either lol
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited November 2021 Posts: 9,100
    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!


    One of my favorite examples is the car chase in Raiders of the lost Ark. Most of the chase takes place on a road going through a flat, desert landscape with ocational trees and houses. Then we cut to the next frame and a car is diving down a massive, bottomless cliff at the side of the road that appeared out of nowhere :))

    Ha! Yes, that is a shocker. I kind of like it for the pure, illogical cheesiness of it :D
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    Well in TLD pretitle, I've been told the action that involved the Land Rover magically switches from Gibraltar to Beachy Head in England when the Rover actually gets airborne.

    To the masses that have no idea about these things, it barely makes a difference....sometimes I'm glad when I had no idea either lol

    It does, yes. I think one of the most jarring was watching the climax to A View To A Kill a few years ago after I'd visited the quarry in Sussex where they'd filmed the Main Strike mine- when Bond grabs the airship's rope I had completely forgotten it was supposed to be set in the US, so when we see him still hanging on over San Francisco for a brief moment I thought he'd been holding on all the way across the Atlantic! :D
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    mtm wrote: »
    when Bond grabs the airship's rope I had completely forgotten it was supposed to be set in the US, so when we see him still hanging on over San Francisco for a brief moment I thought he'd been holding on all the way across the Atlantic! :D

    :D :D :D
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    It’s pretty standard movie magic right?

    3 out of 5 or the Craig PTS have some kind of spatial fudging going on. The car chase in QoS takes place across several hundred kilometres; the bridge he gets shot off of in Skyfall is in a completely different part of Turkey than Istanbul is; and they constantly walk down the streets the wrong way to end up where they are going in Mexico City in SPECTRE. I wouldn’t be surprised if something similar goes on in NTTD, although it seems quite logical as far as I can remember.
    Does anyone know where the place is where Bond and Madeleine go swimming before driving to Matera?
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 7,332
    It’s pretty standard movie magic right?

    3 out of 5 or the Craig PTS have some kind of spatial fudging going on. The car chase in QoS takes place across several hundred kilometres; the bridge he gets shot off of in Skyfall is in a completely different part of Turkey than Istanbul is; and they constantly walk down the streets the wrong way to end up where they are going in Mexico City in SPECTRE. I wouldn’t be surprised if something similar goes on in NTTD, although it seems quite logical as far as I can remember.
    Does anyone know where the place is where Bond and Madeleine go swimming before driving to Matera?

    There is one in the NTTD pts too. There is no such bridge in Matera, so they filmed that scene elsewhere. I am not certain where the picturesque coastal road Bond and Madeleine drive through right at the beginning is, but it is definitily not right nearby Matera as the film makes you believe. Matera is situated at least thirty miles from the sea (more or less), and the coast there is quite flat with only a few minor hills.

    I have always thougt it was funny how Bond gets his balls battered in Montenegro, yet they move him to a clinic by the Como lake in Italy :))
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yeah I don't mind combining locations together, that's perfectly fine. I just pointed out the NTTD one because they'd have to drive quite a long way to get to that sort of landscape from the one they started in, which is slightly different. If Bond drives his jet boat through London and gets to waterways that aren't joined up then it doesn't jar as much.

    The worst one I saw recently was the Jack Ryan TV series where Ryan has a rooftop chase that starts in Leicester Square and ends with the baddie jumping into the Thames. But that would requite there being no roads between Leicester Square and the Thames- just one continuous set of rooftops. Which is obviously stupid even if you're not familiar with the layout of London.
    Tom Cruise's one in Fallout is slightly similar although actually mostly works- it would just require him to make one 20 metre leap from St Paul's to the next rooftop :D

    jobo wrote: »
    I have always thougt it was funny how Bond gets his balls battered in Montenegro, yet they move him to a clinic by the Como lake in Italy :))

    Is that weird? Why wouldn't MI6 evacuate him?
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    It’s just a bit random isn’t it? If they drove him, there surely would be a closer option and if you fly, you might as well go all the way to the UK. But that is basically the same thing we were discussing with the PTSs: It doesn’t really matter and it looks incredible, so well done. Do we even know that that is supposed to be Como? Given that they then go to Venice by boat, wouldn’t something on the coast of the Mediterranean and closer to Montenegro make more sense?
    Plus, another little sidenote: Mr. White‘s house at the end of the film, Villa Gaeta, is about 15 minutes up the road from the Villa del Balbianello, where the hospital scenes are shot. So if you ever want to get into the spy world, knock on the gate of some villa on the west side of Como around Menaggio. There’s a good chance some kind of tradecraft is going on there..
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!

    I was too on edge about Bond having to protect Madeleine and Mathilde to notice any of this, or care. I just wanted them to get back to safety!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!

    I was too on edge about Bond having to protect Madeleine and Mathilde to notice any of this, or care. I just wanted them to get back to safety!

    I might have been too shaken that they took the Toyota Rav4 or whatever, and just left that V8 just sitting there! :))
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    It’s just a bit random isn’t it? If they drove him, there surely would be a closer option and if you fly, you might as well go all the way to the UK. But that is basically the same thing we were discussing with the PTSs: It doesn’t really matter and it looks incredible, so well done.

    Well yeah, it might be a specialist ball clinic- the best one in Europe or something :) And as you say, it looks nice, and that's what we want in Bond!
    Plus, another little sidenote: Mr. White‘s house at the end of the film, Villa Gaeta, is about 15 minutes up the road from the Villa del Balbianello, where the hospital scenes are shot. So if you ever want to get into the spy world, knock on the gate of some villa on the west side of Como around Menaggio. There’s a good chance some kind of tradecraft is going on there..

    Yes that was always an odd choice. It looks so similar that you might even think it's the same house; just a bit needlessly confusing for the viewer.
    And how come he's living in that palace when his wife and daughter are in a tiny little shed in Norway? :D
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!

    I was too on edge about Bond having to protect Madeleine and Mathilde to notice any of this, or care. I just wanted them to get back to safety!

    I might have been too shaken that they took the Toyota Rav4 or whatever, and just left that V8 just sitting there! :))

    Yes, that did seem a bit mad, mind you it would have stood just as little chance of outrunning those Range Rovers than the Toyota did! :)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    It’s just a bit random isn’t it? If they drove him, there surely would be a closer option and if you fly, you might as well go all the way to the UK. But that is basically the same thing we were discussing with the PTSs: It doesn’t really matter and it looks incredible, so well done.

    Well yeah, it might be a specialist ball clinic- the best one in Europe or something :) And as you say, it looks nice, and that's what we want in Bond!
    Plus, another little sidenote: Mr. White‘s house at the end of the film, Villa Gaeta, is about 15 minutes up the road from the Villa del Balbianello, where the hospital scenes are shot. So if you ever want to get into the spy world, knock on the gate of some villa on the west side of Como around Menaggio. There’s a good chance some kind of tradecraft is going on there..

    Yes that was always an odd choice. It looks so similar that you might even think it's the same house; just a bit needlessly confusing for the viewer.
    And how come he's living in that palace when his wife and daughter are in a tiny little shed in Norway? :D
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!

    I was too on edge about Bond having to protect Madeleine and Mathilde to notice any of this, or care. I just wanted them to get back to safety!

    I might have been too shaken that they took the Toyota Rav4 or whatever, and just left that V8 just sitting there! :))

    Yes, that did seem a bit mad, mind you it would have stood just as little chance of outrunning those Range Rovers than the Toyota did! :)

    Especially as they seemed to have the ability to fly through the air at one point. Perhaps a tribute to TMWTGG and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? ;)
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    Regarding the changing landscape in the Norway chase, I agree it is a little inconsistent, but it's not that far out actually. The Norwegian coast is famous for having montaineous landscape right next to the sea.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it is a bit more jarring in NTTD though: they turn off the Atlantic Highway (which is clearly at sea level) and then are suddenly driving along a mountain road with lots of slopes and hills all around them. It doesn't make a huge amount of topological sense.
    It's more like the bizarre constant descent of the GoldenEye pre credits!

    For whatever reason, this wasn't too jarring for me when I've watched the film. I guess my mind filled in the elevation required to get them from the road to the hills!

    I was too on edge about Bond having to protect Madeleine and Mathilde to notice any of this, or care. I just wanted them to get back to safety!

    I might have been too shaken that they took the Toyota Rav4 or whatever, and just left that V8 just sitting there! :))

    You got a point there, @NickTwentyTwo, but think how much more traumatized you'd be if the V8 got scraped and beaten up in that chase. Bond made the right call. "Oh no, dear, they're not [email protected]#$ing up my car. We're taking yours." ;-)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    It was a really boring chase too, with Bond just doing the same thing over and over again.
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