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From what I can remember: When Bond "kidnaps" M she says: Too many people are dying because of me. Bond suggests that they use Silva's desire to kill M to their advantage. M agrees to play the bait, but insists: Just us, no one else. Bond then asks Q to create a ... trail of breadcrumbs impossible to follow except for Silva. When Q asks ...


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I didn't watch Skyfall, but some of googling gives me this picture which says its Q10. Its part of Wild and Wolf's Scrabble mug collection. Each ceramic mug features one Scrabble letter on the front and the official Scrabble letter distribution chart on the back.(Source) Available for purchase on ebay, amazon and wildandwolf.com. Here is images for the ...


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I think that the test was just probing Bond's psychological state. Skyfall would involk a painful memory and Bond replied 'Done' in the sense that he was done with the test (hence he walked out). Bond is rarely one for sharing his true feelings and had a defiant streak. Once he knew that the test was going to ask personal question he did not want to ...


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  Skyfall Lodge used to be James Bond's home: ... the Bond family resided at Skyfall Lodge, though James Bond had not visited his ancestral home since his parents' death. Its only resident ever since has been gamekeeper Kincade. After they died, Bond's parents were buried in the chapel on the grounds.


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For two reasons, I believe Bond did not sleep with Eve Moneypenny. First, the Bond series usually makes it clear when James has sex with a woman. There are very few love scenes that are ambiguous -- but the scene with Eve is ambiguous. Second, Skyfall introduces Moneypenny, but I don't think Skyfall changes the nature of her relationship with Bond -- and ...


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In an interview, Purvis and Wade, authors of the film, claim the title "fell from the sky": Neal Purvis: “Unfortunately Rob came up with the title. Not as a title, he came up with the name of the house.” Robert Wade: “We were looking for a name for this house…” Purvis: “Like Manderley in (Daphne du Maurier’s) Rebecca.” Wade: “Exactly. ...


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Bond's official mission was to retrieve the hard drive with the names on it. When Q plugged the drive into his laptop it hacked MI6's network, and Silva escaped. Silva then tries to kill M, but Bond saves her. Bond and M go to Skyfall where they fight Silva. Bond kills Silva, but M dies. I don't think he was officially given a mission to protect M in the ...


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I had a friend who used to work in government research. Apparently some items of data are so sensitive that you have to disconnect from the network (and definitely the internet) before accessing them. Logically this list would be about as sensitive as it gets so it is unlikely to ever be put on a PC in way it can be network accessed and would only be ...


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Well I would choose not to speculate on the Bond-M relation and rather point out something from the movie. Cut to the scene where Moneypenny hands Bond the object in question: Moneypenny: Maybe that was her way of telling you to take a desk job. James Bond: Just the opposite! So, IMO, that was M's way of providing an emotional nudge to Bond, to ...


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this has been bugging me too. I loved the movie, but this plot issue has been rattling around my brain. Overall, 007 seems to fail in every way possible. He takes part in a botched operation where the hard drive is stolen. He knows M has given the order to 'take the shot' because he is listening on his earpiece; but he fails to duck and is hit. He ...


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First of all, let's clarify the amount. In the casino, when Bond cashes in the chip, he receives a case that is stuffed full of packets of large bills. I would estimate that the amount was at least a million USD, but probably much more. I believe that the point of using the casino chip is that it offers both sides several advantages. For the assassin, it ...


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I am surprised no one has suggested a bullet proof vest as the explanation. The first shot, hitting Bond in the shoulder, is above the location of any kevlar plates. This shot leaves an entry wound and shrapnel. The second shot, that knocks Bond off the train, makes impact around his ribs on his right side. If Bond did have a bullet proof vest on, this ...


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This answer was already partly asked and answered here, but to offer a quick answer for this question: No. The thing you have to keep in mind is that while Quantum of Solace is directly after Casino Royale (the opening car chase in QoS being very soon after Bond shoots Mr. White in the leg at the end of CR), Skyfall is set sometime after Quantum of Solace. ...


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Production of Skyfall was delayed for several months in 2010-11 due to the bankruptcy and delayed sale of studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), with the production being officially suspended on 19 April 2010. The press release from producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, for the film, then known as 'Bond 23', stated: "Due to the ...


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There is no proper reason whatsoever for him to link the unsecure device retrieved from an enemy to the network of MI6. The usual approach would be to treat it with the highest level of suspicion and analyze the hardware and contained data in a secure isolated environment, and Q should have known that, considering that he is supposed to be a genius IT ...


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The shot was taken in Glen Etive, Highland, Scotland. The water to the left is the River Etive. I believe this link is the exact spot, but not entirely sure. Google Maps


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You must understand that Sévérine was under the complete authority and control of Raoul Silva. Everything she did or was doing was on Silva's command. Silva wanted Bond on the barren island and Sévérine was to be the bait. Though she tries her best to warn Bond of the danger involved and makes her reluctance shown. But Bond being Bond and having his own ...


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James Bone is shot twice in the opening sequence for the film. Once while driving the Backhoe digger on the train. He is shot while rotating the Backhoe around 180 degrees. The shot hits him in the upper right shoulder, where he will later remove the shrapnel. Eve shoots Bond while he is fighting on top of the train. The impact of the shot throws him off ...


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This is only speculation, I am not aware of an in universe answer: It shows how focussed/cold and detached he has become. He is prepared to let innocent people die rather than risk the chance of jeopardising his mission by potentially giving himself away etc. It was established at the end of Casino Royal where he tells M to keep 'sweating' his friend as ...


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First, I just want to note that I've only seen the film once, so I'm going by memory. Remember that the whole plot, from the youtube videos to the leak about Patrice's whereabouts, to Silva's capture on the island, was all part of Silva's plan. Whether Patrice succeeded in his assassination attempt or not, he was bait for Bond to follow. And it didn't ...


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It is more likely to have been real imho. Bond is superficially charasmatic and able to make shallow relationships with ease, like his ability to seduce women. However, he has issues forming deep relationships with anyone. His relationships with women usually end quickly with little emotional connection. It is the same in the bar, one minute he is ...


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The dog represents Bond and the hate/love relationship between him and M. M feels responsible for turning Bond into the cold, detached (ugly) agent that he's become, and that, combined with the fact that he's so good at it, is why she refuses to let him go. Hence, why the dog is so ugly and why she insists on keeping it. Bond, on the other hand, would ...


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In fact it wasn't Silva who hacke into the MI6 system but Q, when he plugged in the hard drive they obtained from Silva. Silva planned all this in advance. When causing an explosion right inside the MI6 headquarters, he forced them to move to this old bunker (since he knew their security protocols). And he also knew they would try to access the hard drive, ...


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Not at all, rather on the contrary. They rather reintroduced classic characters, but adapted them to the new modern rebooted Bond, like Q (who is now rather a hacker than an inventor) or Moneypenny (who is much stronger and more self-confident than the languishing little secretary she was before the reboot). In the end Bond is a different character himself ...


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Timelines and James Bond don't go hand in hand, he's an ageless character and will always continue to be up to date regardless of when the stories are set. Having said that if you're determined to answer the question, there are a few clues we can divine. He has acquired the Aston Martin, therefore it must be after Casino Royal The Aston has an ejector ...


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Actually I think it's here: Skyfall in Glen Etive The little bridge in front of Bond is the land mark.


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Bond isn't fond of the "British Bulldog" figurine, but clearly M is. He makes disdainful remarks when he sees that, of all things, the ugly figurine he dislikes so much survived the explosion. When he receives it at the end of the movie, it's because M left it to him. She knew how much he disliked it, so what could be a better present to remind him of her!


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He wanted Q to make up a trail so that only Silva can follow them and not the whole MI6, who were of course also in search for M. Now Bond wanted to leave the rest of the government out of this, because they would make this whole thing a large bureaucracy act and in the end wouldn't allow M to be used directly as bait. They would rather secure her and ...


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If I recall correctly, as the boat is approaching the island, Bond and Severine are standing at the front of the boat, looking at the island. They are NOT tied up yet. Severine gets cold feet and says something like "we still could turn around." But Bond knows that Silva is expecting him, and Bond knowingly says something like "no, it's too late" -- just ...


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The painting in the museum is J.M.W. Turner's The Fighting Temeraire This is a painting of a ship that had played an important part in the Battle of Trafalgar, but 34 years later, was being towed to be broken up for scrap. (File from Wikipedia Commons) That bit was easy to work out. It is one of the most famous British paintings and I recognized it ...



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