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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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Yes... and no. Contrary to popular belief, and to every other Bond movie ever produced, it is entirely necessary to possess foreknowledge of the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies to garner the appropriate amount of appreciation for what is occurring. The Daniel Craig Bond movies represent a canonical reboot, in which during the first film Bond earns his 00 ...


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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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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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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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It's not so much that the bad guy was dangerous. It's more that the hard disk he's stealing contains the names of hundreds of secret agents in active undercover operations. It's sacrificing one life to save hundreds.


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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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Charmian Bond, James's aunt and legal guardian. She was mentioned in his obituary in Fleming's novel You only Live Twice. From Wikipedia: After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, where he completes his early education. Charmian was the name of Fleming's cousin who married his ...


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


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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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No, it is not necessary to watch the modern bond movies in sequence, nor is it necessary to watch any of the James Bond films in any particular order. A previous bond film was only referenced by a later film once in the entire series, and each movie can essentially be considered isolated from the others.


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This issue was dealt with in a podcast interview between Empire Magazine and the film's Director, Sam Mendez: To quote from Reddit One of the biggest plot holes, the SPECTRE ring identifying previously encountered SPECTRE members is explained: Q's analysis (if you freeze frame it) is supposed to indicate the ring is made of iridium, which is an ...


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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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"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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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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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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The reason you missed the dialogue is because it was in Spanish, heard on Bond's dodgy earpiece and quite heavily masked by the ambient sounds. The film's (admittedly unofficial) subtitles offer the following info about what was being said: Suited Man: Do you have it? Sciarra: Yes. It's there. [indicates the briefcase, opens it] Suited Man: ...


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In Spectre, all links are connected to bonds previous 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. ...


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Its been a few days since I've seen it, by my impression was that it wasn't a DNA match, it was a fingerprint match. When he put the ring on the magical scanner thingie it uses some magical super-high-tech cameras to take high res scans of the ring and pick out the fingerprints (which actually sort of already exists). From that point, its just a matter of ...


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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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The short answer is that it's not just about getting close to their target but also not tipping off passers-by about their identity. Given how noticeable they are (in terms of there being three of them, as well as their unusual racial mix), pretending to be blind allows them to travel to Richmond Road without attracting unwarranted attention. Just before ...


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So I don't think the other answers, although good, actually address why a female M (they're more about why Judi Dench to which the answer is Stella Rimmington). To answer why a female M, we need to look at both the history of Bond pre-Judi Dench, and also the film GoldenEye itself. Prior to GoldenEye the previous two Bonds had been a mixed success. Roger ...


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007 By the Numbers: Every James Bond Statistic You Never Knew You Needed to Know has some info (their title is clearly not truly accurate as they are missing this statistic in full): Number of times Bond is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head: 11 By a drug (hidden in his drink, airborne powder or gas, blowdart, etc): 6 EDIT: Turns out he's ...



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