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The original title is derived from a foxhunting song. From the James Bond Wikia page: The title itself is adapted from Ian Fleming's short story "From A View to a Kill", contained in the For Your Eyes Only collection of short stories released in 1960; however the title is where the similarity between short story and the film end [...] At the end of ...


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Max Zorin is actually planning to destroy Silicon Valley. The exchange between Zorin and May Day happened as they were in a blimp over San Francisco Bay. Zorin's answer to May Day can be translated as their view from the blimp itself is literally "To a kill." As for the title of the movie itself, "A View To A Kill" is an abridged title derived from the ...


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As someone who skis 50+ days a year let me try and address some the of the questions you pose. For reference I went and reviewed the scene you were talking about agin(it's been a little while). A couple of caveats before I begin regarding the equipment being used in this scene. The filmmakers give us a real good look at the skis and boots James Bond uses ...


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The biggest problem in answering this is understanding what is a Bond girl? The wiki for "Bond girl" describes them as: A Bond girl is a character (or the actress portraying a character) who is a love interest and/or female sidekick of James Bond in a novel, film, or video game But again, what does this really mean? In the reboot of the series, ...


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No. German actor Andreas Wisniewski starred in both franchises (and in Die Hard!). He is best known for his portrayal of Necros in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights and as Max's henchman in the 1996 blockbuster Mission: Impossible, and as one of Hans Gruber's (Alan Rickman) henchmen, Tony, in the 1988 blockbuster Die Hard. Update: Actress ...


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The answer is almost certainly related to aesthetics rather than any deeper meaning. The logo has been portrayed inconsistently throughout the Bond franchise, with the octopus starting out as a quadropus, then becoming a proper octopus, and most recently, being rendered a septopus. Many Bond fans argue that the original Dr. No/From Russia With Love design, ...


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First of all you seem to have gotten the line wrong. He tells him it tells the time and then later tells him that the alarm is quite loud. I took it as simply as an ironic joke; a reference to the fact that all of Q's gadgets always seem to have some secret trick or tool but that in this case he's simply giving him a watch. The whole scene is filled with ...


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The hotel room is where Mr. White used to try and track Oberhauser. The tape he finds says "Vesper Lynd - Interrogation". If you remember back to Casino Royale, Bond at one point is kidnapped and tortured by Le Chiffre. Mr. White intervenes and despite Le Chiffre's pleas for mercy, executes him. As we find out later in the film, Vesper Lynd was a double ...


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After she took the first shot, it probably took her at least a second to assess the situation and make the realization that she hit someone and they had fallen off of the train. Then she would have had to take more time to see that she had hit Bond, not Patrice. It would have been difficult to see this easily through the scope of the gun, and the train was ...


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The 2006 film "Casino Royale" marks a reboot of the series and not a continuation of the previous films From Wikipedia article for Casino Royale (2006 film): Casino Royale reboots the series, establishing a new timeline and narrative framework not meant to precede or succeed any previous Bond film In the context of Bond chronology "Casino ...


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Vesper's initial mission from the organization (later found out to be Quantum) was not to steal the money, but to sabotage Bond. The Organization 'kidnapped' Vesper's boyfriend in order to blackmail her in exchange for his life, for which her mission was to ruin Bond's chances of winning. This is because Quantum want Le Chiffre to win. They were the ones ...


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As it turns out, it was expectedly not a single shot, but skilled editing of multiple continous tracking shots, some done with steadicam and some done with cranes (and a little bit of CGI). In fact it didn't even all take place in Mexico City but also partly in Pinewood Studios London. This is explained by the movie's cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema in a ...


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The building was supposed to have been being prepped for demolition after both Silva's bomb and the move to the new combined centre. Likely this would have been erected by the demolition crew, to protect them whilst they prepared the explosives, to stop debris falling on them down the central well. I've seen similar on real UK demolition sites, both ...


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Because they're supposed to be "forgettable" and the films don't share much of a continuity to begin with. First of all, James Bond is himself not much of a character for lasting relationships. The women, or "Bond girls", he comes across during his adventures are usually more "part of the adventure" for him than serious engagements persisting beyond his ...


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The line is; "...Won't be long", before walking out onto the terrace/rooftop.


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Whilst I'm happy to be corrected, I'm going to be boring and say health and safety. From the Health & Safety Executive in the UK: The law says that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience. ...


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The Daily Star wrote an article about this, in which they interviewed Mendes before the film was released: Sam Mendes, 49, hinted that the spy icon, played by Daniel Craig, 46, would face a decision in his next film about whether to continue his glittering career. Sam explained: “That’s what the movie is about - whether or not to pursue the ...


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Without the money to pay back his investors, Le Chiffre will be looking for a deal with someone else to keep him alive; almost certainly the intelligence services of a global power. MI5 and CIA both want to bring Le Chiffre in so they can make a protection deal (against what emerges to be SPECTRE, a deal which almost certainly would have been ineffective), ...


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I think you are referring to the 2015 Bond flick, Spectre, right? The facility in the crater had plenty of heavy duty storage or processing tanks, pipes, pumps, etc. It seems to be a chemical processing plant or maybe something related to petroleum, though its location in a meteorite crater is quite odd. The facility explodes because, just as Bond and Dr. ...


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I had a few theories: They had their guard down which was a perfect time to attack. Mr. Hinx is a bit of a loose canon, he essentially does what he wants (he gouges the eyes of his competitor without warning) and what he wants is to kill Bond. He's annoyed at Bond because he's made a fool of him twice by the time they meet on the train and he just wants to ...


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In Spectre, all links are connected to previous Bond stories. Here are the links as per my understanding: Spectre: Bond and Franz Oberhauser are brothers. After the younger Bond was orphaned, Oberhauser's father, Hannes, became his temporary guardian. Believing that Bond supplanted his role as son, Oberhauser killed his father and staged his own death. He ...


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"In the opening sequence, when M is writing Bond’s obituary, the bulldog is facing outward as if M is watching England. Throughout the rest of the movie, the bulldog is facing M, as if England is watching M. When she wills the bulldog to Bond, she’s giving him responsibility for England." Source


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I went and saw this again today and paid attention to the scene in question. My comment to the original question was close to, but not exactly correct (I had mentioned the drilling was random) so I'm posting as an answer while it is still fresh in my memory. When Blofeld does the first drill he does mention that it will have the effect of However, before ...


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Short answer: yes. So far, the James Bonds we have seen are all quite similar: white, British (see Edit) and can fit the persona of James Bond (physically fit and good-looking). Coming from Britain is probably an important aspect, as the character and franchise are quintessentially British. It is therefore easier to embody the mannerisms of such a ...


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Yes. He's supposed to be the same character. The timeline of the story arc is all over the place now but Spectre could be regarded as a prequel to the series before Daniel Craig. Some say a reboot but apparently its all supposed to be the same story. This falls apart because of Judi Denchs M, Bond's previous encounters with Spectre and Blofeld etc though.


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There are certain rules in relation to what can be put on gravestones. Though these differ by authorities/ Diocese. The Diocese of Oxford, for example, says that "inscriptions must be simple, reverent and theologically acceptable; they may include appropriate quotations from the scriptures or literary sources." Nicknames or pet names are allowed, ...



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