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Was there a real Skyfall house in Scotland?

I was re-watching Skyfall, and saw that his parents' house was supposed to have been in Scotland. I was guessing right next to Hogwarts. So, the question is, is Skyfall house a real lodge/house in ...
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What happens to the hard drive with agents' names in Skyfall?

Apologies for ripping off Honest Trailers, but that was something I didn't figure out as well from watching Skyfall and it bugged me: Silva stole the hard drive with names of NATO agents, presumably ...
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What was James Bond going to do in the Space Shuttle?

In You Only Live Twice, he is in Blofeld's bunker, dressed as an astronaut about to get on the space shuttle, when Blofeld stops him. What was his plan once he got onto the shuttle? Wasn't it ...
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What happens to Felix at the end of Thunderball?

At the end of Thunderball, when escaping the boat, Bond gives Felix a life ring and then pushes him off the boat. Bond and Domino then jump off the boat, before it hits some rocks and explodes. A ...
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What is the laser sound in the tunnel?

In Dr. No when James Bond escapes his cell (through the electric fence) he is in a tunnel, climbing down, when suddenly there's what sounds like a laser (it sounded like a Sonar signal) He looks up, ...
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What does the barkeeper say to James Bond (possibly in Turkish)?

In the movie Skyfall, the enjoying death scene: What is the barkeeper saying to James Bond at the next morning at the bar when he is handing the money and grabbing the bottle? It sounds to me like ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

I first saw this when I read a Cracked article about insane fan theories that make sense. I first thought of the same thing long before I read that though because it makes sense. James Bond has had 23 ...
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Was Raoul Silva M's son?

According to this article about Skyfall, Raoul Silva is M's son and that is why he hates her so much. Suddenly, it all made sense. Silva, thought to be in Hong Kong, was M’s son -- adopted, ...
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What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
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What is the REAL password for Bond's account?

In Casino Royale, James Bond is required to enter a password into a security device. Later in the film, he reveals that the password he supposedly entered was Vesper... However, the brief shot we of ...
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What significance does the James Bond theme have in the movies?

In Octopussy, an Indian man is snake charming, and when he sees James Bond is there, he starts playing the James Bond theme on his instrument. James Bond then says, "Charming tune" and gives him some ...
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What does the “keep the fruit” term mean in Casino Royale?

In Casino Royale, when everyone orders Bond's martini cocktail, Felix Leiter, the CIA agent, says to the bartender "keep the fruit". What was he trying to say? What fruit is he referring to? Also was ...
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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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I've never seen a James Bond movie, where should I start? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this isn't a fitting question for this SE site. I've never seen a James Bond movie, but I know the basis of a Bond movie from the millions of references I've seen growing up ...
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James Bond film in which he plays a computer game

There's one James Bond film where he is playing a game against the bad guy. It looks like a 1v1 game of Battleships or something. Anyone know which one it is?
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Why was Blofeld in a wheelchair in the beginning of For Your Eyes Only?

In the pre title sequence of For Your Eyes Only Blofeld is in a wheelchair. Why?
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Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?

While I was watching James Bond 007 - Goldfinger on TV, I remember a lesson I had back in high school. We were learning about how movies are affected/released by what is going on in society. We looked ...
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Why is Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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What kind of creature bit the enemy's leg in China in Skyfall?

What kind of animal was it that looks like a giant lizard in the China scene? What is the actual name of that creature?
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Where was the Scottish Skyfall scene filmed?

I know Scotland very well and have several theories of my own but can anyone tell me where this iconic shot was taken? Ideally I'm after as accurate a location as possible as I'm fairly sure I can ...
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Where does Skyfall take place in the Bond timeline?

The first two movies of the rebooted Bond-franchise were at the start of Bond's career (when he was likely in his late twenties/thirties), but when does Skyfall take place in relation to other things ...
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Why would Q attach the computer of a known cyberterrorist to the MI6 computer network?

In the movie Skyfall Shouldn't Q like connect Silva's computer to a secure line or something, considering that he was a known cyberterrorist? Isn't there any sort of internal protocols for the ...
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Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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How is naming done in MI6?

Bond is 007. WE have seen 006 and 008 in Bond movies. My question is how is this naming done to the agents in MI6? Does the number signify the serial no of an agent or the aptitude or the seniority? ...
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Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?

In Skyfall movie Bond fights an assassin and captures a casino token in the assassin's stuff which he later cashes out. Clearly the token is used as payment for the assassination. Note that ...
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What game is it Bond can't afford to play?

In The World Is Not Enough there is a scene where Electra King, against Bond's warnings, visits Zukovsky's casino and loses 1 million dollars against him in a simple game of cards (on purpose as we ...
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How old is James Bond?

I'd like to know James Bond's age window. He's been played by a wide variety of actors. What is the youngest and oldest Agent 007 has been portrayed to be?
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How does Bond know that Le Chiffre is bluffing?

In Casino Royale Bond eventually beats Le Chiffre in the game of poker by catching his bluff. I do not have a good knowledge of the game but I tried to read Le Chiffre's expressions but still had no ...
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Why was Skyfall delayed?

The James Bond franchise is an exceptionally long-lived one. Every few years a new Bond film comes out, although there isn't a set schedule for when they do so. However, looking at a chronology of ...
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Significance of the painting in Mallory's office

In the movie Skyfall while Bond first meets Q in a museum they are watching the painting of a ship dragged by another ship and Q remarks: Always makes me feel a little melancholy. A grand old ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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Does Patrice wound Bond in the initial scenes in the right or left shoulder?

Bond takes a bullet in the right shoulder in the opening sequence and it is clearly shown during his fight with Patrice on the train. Subsequently, as he is recovering, the wound is shown in a ...
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In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?

Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his ...
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Why has the Moonraker Shuttle Carrier Aircraft crashed in the Yukon?

In the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979), the earliest plot development is the theft of a Moonraker shuttle from the back of a 747 SCA, which, according to Bond (approx. 9m 36s into the film), ...
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Does Dr No have all his fingers?

A friend is going as Dr No for his Christmas party, and wants to make sure he gets all the finer details down. I decided to go the whole hog and have built myself a surprisingly accurate Dr. No ...
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Was Patrice hired for murder or suicide?

In Skyfall, the contract killer Patrice travels to Shanghai where he forces entry into a skyscraper and shoots a man in an adjacent building with his sniper rifle, when he is attacked and inadvertedly ...
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Did Bond sleep with Eve?

In Skyfall, during the scene before Bond visits the casino in Macau, when Eve shaves him, it is not completely clear to me if they sleep with each other afterwards, although the atmosphere between ...
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Is Skyfall preparing the ground to some major change in the franchise?

In Skyfall, they send a hint that there could be some major changes to the Bond franchise, or even possible a final episode. For instance: For the first time 007 appears getting old Q is now a ...
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The guy who takes over M's position in Skyfall, is he evil or good?

You know, the guy who is advising M for a while during beginning of Skyfall wanting her to resign and such. He sure seemed evil to me and my friends and I had a debate about this... So is he a good ...
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Is Raul Silva's prosthesis a computer?

Risk seems null when Raul Silva is isolated in a glass cage: But Silva nevertheless manages to break into the MI6 computer system at that moment. How? His prosthesis hides a tongue-controlled ...
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Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?

If I understand Skyfall correctly, James Bond's primary mission is to protect M from being killed by Silva -- despite this, near the end of the movie, M dies from a wound inflicted by Silva's men. ...
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Why couldn't Bond have backup at the battle of Skyfall?

I think I am missing a key plot point here. Bond had to fake-kidnap M and bring her to Skyfall in order to lure Silva there for one last stand. Why did this have to be a secret from his colleagues ...
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Is there any continuity between James Bond movies that have different actors portraying the title character?

There was a foolish (in my opinion) question asked on Scifi.SE Is James Bond a timelord? James bond keeps returning with a different face, albeit usually a similar one, and often operates with ...
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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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What's written on Q's cup in Skyfall?

Saw Skyfall over the weekend and was just wondering what's written on the side and bottom of Q's cup?
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In “A View To A Kill” why does Zorin let Bond sleep with May Day?

There's a scene in "A View To A Kill" where Bond is snooping around Zorin's property and sets off an alarm. Bond escapes by waiting in May Day's bed for her to return to her room, and then acting like ...
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in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?

Skyfall opens with a chase scene that culminates in Bond's partner accidentally shooting Bond instead of shooting the bad guy. The bullet hits Bond hard enough to blow him off a train into the river ...
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Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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What is the purpose or message behind the dog figurine that Bond receives?

When Bond is given the porcelain bulldog figurine at the end of Skyfall, he smiles as if he understands the meaning of this figurine. During the movie, we can see the camera focusing on that figurine ...