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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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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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C is an appropriate initial as Bond thinks of him as a C*nt (a slang word for a part of the female reproductive anatomy, and one of the few words you would have trouble saying on British TV). It tends to be referred to as the "C word" so by calling him C he's using typical British understatement to be very rude to a man he intensely dislikes So as you ...


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


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The interior was shot on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios [1] You can't tell movie 'stone/marble/brick/concrete' from real stone/etc until you knock on it. It really is that good. I've been fooled shooting exteriors where they add an extra couple of marble columns etc to partially transform a building. You don't realise until you lean on one that it's not ...


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The Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) traditionally signs documents in green ink with the letter 'C'; originating with the first Chief, Mansfield Smith-Cumming (1859-1923). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/faq


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I believe this scene shows a fallacy which is not uncommon in action movies - the idea that the strength and fortitude will somehow always overcome adversity. Blofeld tells Bond: "When the needle hits the point right here in the brain, you can't recognize no one! You will not remember her because she will be another face on your grave." Now, there ...


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Bond is trying to escape from Mr. Hinx during the car chase. He attends a Spectre meeting, is outed by Blofeld and then escapes to his Aston Martin under pretty heavy gunfire. Whilst in the car, he tries to enable several gadgets to aid him in defeating (and potentially killing) Mr. Hinx. However, none of the gadgets work as Bond took the car before it had ...


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The camera does not belong to Spectre, it is Mr. White's camera. They do not know where he is (or don't care) until after James has already visited. He uses it to keep an eye on the ground floor of his house, as he is incredibly paranoid at this point (having left Spectre he was expecting them to try to assassinate him.) This is why he was hiding downstairs ...


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TLDR: Spectre is a reboot of the series, so there isn't really a linkage to the Blofeld of old. Blofeld is called Oberhauser (which is a completely new name for him, across all the Bond films) for two reasons: To hide the fact Christoph Waltz was really playing Blofeld, to add excitement to that "reveal". As a reference to the novel Octopussy & ...


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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'm not sure the painting is significant, or if it's the restaurant itself that is significant. The restaurant shown is the Rules Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in London. The painting shown in Spectre does indeed hang there and doesn't appear to be a particularly famous work. Therefore, I'd suggest the restaurant symbolises a few things: Firstly, M - ...


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It may be a rather mundane matter of aesthetics. An eight-tentacled version of the same insignia might have seemed too "busy" or "heavy," design-wise, to the moviemakers. An eight-tentacled version would also look like an octopus, whereas the seven-tentacled version suggests an octopus, and the moviemakers (or, if you like, SPECTRE's design staff) may have ...


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While the other answers are right that Bond films in general are usually entirely independent of each other and showing James Bond on a self-contained and independent adventure, there is a little more to it with regards to this specific film. While the story of this film is also largely independent and can certainly be enjoyed and understood without having ...


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I don't subscribe (entirely) to the "Bond as code name" theory (although the anachronistic DB5 in Skyfall points that way), the ending of Spectre does fall neatly into this idea: Connery Bond leaves after You Only Live Twice; Lazenby Bond ("that never happened to the other guy") leaves when wife Tracey is killed in OHMSS; Connery Bond comes back in Diamonds ...


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Trepanning had been used in medicine since prehistory. It is still in use nowadays in some cranial surgery, like subdural hematomes. We can infer that people survive from the procedure. Source: Trepanning on Wikipedia


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There are many real life incidents of people taking nails to the brain without any immediate or lasting effects. It is no real surprise he was able to survive that injury. Example 1 Example 2 Besides that...He's James Bond... He can't very well have any lasting effects from it. :)


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