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  1. Cast: James Bond – Daniel Craig; M – Judi Dench; Vesper Lind – Eva Green; Solange – Caterina Murino; Le Chiffre – Mads Mikkelsen Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson could not shoot Casino Royale because they did not have the rights to Casino Royale until 2000 when Sony exchanged them for MGM's rights to Spider-Man. The character of Moneypenny is completely absent in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. However, Vesper's first line in the film is "I'm the money," to which Bond replies "every penny of it." The Skyfleet S570 aircraft in the film was an ex-British Airways 747-200B G-BDXJ which had its engines removed and was modified for its appearance in the film. The modified aircraft had the outboard engines replaced by external fuel tanks, while the inboard engines were replaced by a mock-up pair of engines on each inboard pylon. The cockpit profile was altered to make the 747 look like a prototype of an advanced airliner. Producer Michael G. Wilson plays the Chief of Police. He also played small roles in Goldfinger (soldier in Ford Knox), The Spy who Loved Me (man in the audience at the Pyramid Theatre), Moonraker (man outside Venini Glass/ NASA technician/ man on bridge), For Your Eyes Only (Greek Priest at Wedding), Octopussy (Soviet Security Council member/ man on tour boat), A View to a Kill (voice of man heard over loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall), The Living Daylights (opera patron), (voice of DEA agent), GoldenEye (Russian Security Council member), Tomorrow Never Dies (Tom Wallace), The World Is Not Enough (man in casino), Die Another Day (General Chandler), Quantum of Solace (man sitting in chair in Haitian hotel lobby), Skyfall (Pall Bearer), Spectre (man in corridor when M and C meet). For the scene where Daniel Craig rises out of the sea in a pair of Speedos, many of the crew were out of camera range in boats fending off the paparazzi. Three Aston Martin DBS cars valued at $300,000 each were destroyed for the car roll sequence. Quite the body count you’re stacking up. Le Chiffre, private banker to the world’s terrorists. He invested their money and gave them access to it wherever they wanted. Albanian, we believe. Chess prodigy. A bit of mathematical genius and liked to prove it by playing poker. I think he lost over $ 100 million betting the wrong way at the stock market. Which would explain, how he could set up a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale in Montenegro. Ten players, $ 10 million buy-in, $ 5 million re-buy. Winner takes all. Potentially 150 million. If he loses, he’ll have nowhere to run. We’ll give him sanctuary in return for everything he knows. I’m putting you in the game replacing someone who’s playing for a syndicate. According to Villiers, you’re the best player in the Service. Trust me, I wish it wasn’t the case.
  2. Cast: James Bond – Pierce Brosnan; M – Judi Dench; Q – John Cleese; Moneypenny – Samantha Bond; Jinx – Halle Berry; Miranda Frost – Rosamunde Pike ; Gustav Graves – Toby Stephens; Zao – Rock Yune Trivia: In Die Another Day John Cleese replaced Desmond Llewelyn as Q. Llewelyn had died in a car accident in 1999. Llewelyn had been Q in 18 previous Bond movies including The World Is Not Enough, where Cleese had been introduced as Q’s right hand “R”. “I had hoped that I could work together with Desmond in two or three films, unfortunately that wasn’t possible.” said Cleese. Although Cleese and Llewelyn are completely different characters, Cleese hates technology as Llewelyn did. The surfing in the opening credits had been taken in December 2001 in Maui, Hawaii, where it was rather wet and cold. The locals call these waves Jaws. Berry walking out of the ocean in Cuba was an homage to Ursula Andress in Dr. No. The hovercraft chase in the demilitarized zone was being shot in a highly militarized zone: the training track of the British Armee in Aldershot, 30 miles south of London. Welcome back. However, I am not too pleased to see you. If I’d had my way, you’d still be in North Korea. Your freedom came at too high a price. Zao tried to blow up a summit between South Korea and China. Took out three Chinese agents before he was caught. And now we exchanged him for you. It seems Mr. Zao’s lost himself in Havana. If you find him say goodbye from the Chinese.
  3. Cast: James Bond – Pierce Brosnan; M – Judi Dench; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; R – John Cleese; Moneypenny – Samantha Bond; Elektra – Sophie Marceau; Dr. Christmas Jones – Denise Richards; Renard – Robert Carlyle Trivia: The production team hired Michael Apted as director. He had become famous with movies like Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Nell (1994) and as such was not the natural candidate for an action film. 35 boats were required to shoot the boat chase on the Themse and in the Docklands during seven days. Although stuntmen shot the most dangerous takes, Brosnan did most of the shots himself. For the role over the other boat, Bond’s boat was prepared with two jet nozzles, one pointing up and one pointing down. Both were ignited simultaneously when the boat jumped out of the water. The film team returned to Pinewood Studios, the studio where the first Bond movie, Dr. No had been produced, but which was not used since The Living Daylights more than 11 years ago. The movie title is derived from Ian Fleming’s novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and appears in the movie with the same title on the family emblem of the Bond family, however, in latin. The translation is The World Is Not Enough. John Cleese was casted as R on recommendation by Llewelyn. Llewelyn wanted an assistant for Q for quite some time. I sent 009 to kill Renard. He put a bullet in his head. That bullet’s still there. The doctor who saved Renard couldn’t get the bullet out. It’s killing off his senses: Touch, smell, he feels no pain… 007, I want you to go to Elektra. Find out, who killed her farther. If your instincts are right, Renard will be back.
  4. Agreed. Plus the Bobby-Action in the beginning.
  5. Cast: James Bond – Pierce Brosnan; M – Judi Dench; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Wai Lin – Michelle Yeoh; Paris Carver – Teri Hatcher; Elliot Carver – Jonathan Pryce Trivia: The chase in the car park was shot in the car park of Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London. The motorbike chase was shot in Thailand and the studio on Frogmore, England. A special construction ensured that the balconies collapsed only after the motorbike was out of the danger zone. Carver’s stealth ship was inspired by US stealth ships with elements of US stealth bombers to make the appearance more interesting. Elliot Carver, a worldwide media baron, is able to topple governments by a single media broadcast. Carver owns that newspaper Tomorrow. I didn’t want to discuss it in front of the minister, but that mysterious GPS-interfering signal came from one of Carver’s satellites. I’m sending you to Hamburg, 007. We’ve arranged you to be invited to a party at Carver’s media centre. They are celebrating the launch of a new satellite. Here’s your ticket, cover story and rental-car reservation. Sign here please to confirm receipt.
  6. LH646

    Virgin#29 EGKK-TBPB

    Now that's bad luck or don't you maintain your aircraft properly!? Love the second to last shot with the left main and right main body struts compressed, while the right wing gear is only just touching down. Happy Birthday!
  7. Cast: James Bond – Pierce Brosnan; M – Judi Dench; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Natalya Simonova – Izabella Scorupco; Xenia Onatopp – Famke Janssen; Alec Trevelyan – Sean Bean Trivia: The political changes since Licence to Kill had made it possible to film the chase with the tank in the city centre of St. Petersburg. However, before the film team was allowed to bring its tank, they had to prove that its weapons had been made unusable. Due to Russian red tape, the film team had to apply for more than 150 administrative approvals. Once it had come to the attention of the local authorities that vital parts of St. Petersburg would be destroyed in the movie, filming had to be interrupted for one day to explain, that this did not mean destroying historic buildings but setting, produced particularly for this purpose. In St. Petersburg almost nobody had ever heard of 007, because all Bond movies had been on the index in the USSR. The bungee jump in the opening sequence was a world record as highest bungee jump from an immobile object by stuntman Wayne Michaels (210m). To enable the team to shoot some close ups, he made a second jump only moments after the first. The BMW Z3 Roadster was Bond’s first German car. Desmond Llewely, who had played Q for the fifteenth time, admitted, that although playing a technical genius, he is not talented in that respect. When he had problems opening his hotel room with a chip card somebody came to help him and said: “You should know how that works!” 16 minutes ago, we intercepted a distress call from a supposedly abandoned radar station at Severnaya. The satellite has picked up a picture of the missing Tiger helicopter. After the distress signal, the helicopter took off and the Russians scrambled three MiGs to intercept it. We suspect Severnaya might be the ground station for a secret space-based weapon program called GoldenEye. I want you to find GoldenEye.
  8. Cast: James Bond – Timothy Dalton; M – Robert Brown; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Pam Bouvier – Carey Lowell; Lupe Lamora – Talisa Soto; Franz Sanchez – Robert Davi Trivia: The scene where Bond resigns was shot in Hemingway House in Key West, where the famous writer had lived. The sentence “a farewell to arms” is an homage to one of Hemingway novels. It took six weeks to shoot the truck chase on Rumorosa, a desert road west of Mexicali. A total of eight trucks were required. Licence to Kill was the last script from Maibaum who was screen writer for 13 Bonds since Dr. No. It is also the last appearance of Timothy Dalton as Bond, Robert Brown as M, Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny. Most of this due to the relatively long break of six years between Licence to Kill and the next film GoldenEye. You have a job to do. I expect you on a plane to Istanbul this afternoon.
  9. Cast: James Bond – Timothy Dalton; M – Robert Brown; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Kara Milovy – Maryam d’Abo; General Georgi Koskov – Jeroen Krabbé; General Leonid Pushkin – John Rhys-Davies Joe Don Baker, who played villain Brad Whittaker in The Living Daylights played CIA allied Jack Wade in GoldenEye and Tomorrow never Dies. During shooting the opening sequence Dalton met a captain of the Royal Artillery with the noticeable name James Bond. General Pushkin is the reason Koskov defected. He took a secret directive from Pushkin with him: Smiert Spionom, “Death to Spies”. An assassination programme for British and American agents. Soviet and Western intelligence could destroy each other. Pushkin should be in Tangier in two days time. A termination warrant has been issued for him.
  10. Cast: James Bond – Roger Moore; M – Robert Brown; Miss Moneypenny – Lois Maxwell; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; May Day – Grace Jones; Stacey Sutton – Tanya Robert; Zorin – Christopher Walken Pinewood studios burnt down completely and were rebuilt within only four months to be ready before production of A View to a Kill commenced. The local authorities allowed May Day’s base jump from the Tour Eiffel to be shot on the historical location under the condition that filming was done early in the morning to limit impact on local traffic to a minimum. The parachute landing on the wedding boat took only two takes. The fight between Bond and Zorin on the Golden Gate Bridge has been shot on location as well. Moores double was secured by a belt in 250m height. Lois Maxwell has her last appearance as Moneypenny in A View to a Kill. She was the only remaining crew member who had played in every Bond movie since Dr. No. The title song by Duran Duran was the only Bond Song reaching no. one in the US Charts. One of our private defence contractors came up with this: a chip totally impervious to magnetic pulse damage. When comparing it with the chip Commander Bond recovered from the body of 003 in Siberia, they’re identical. That means that the KGB must have a pipeline into that research company. Six months ago that company was acquired by an Anglo-French combine: Zorin Industries. Zorin is into horse racing. Later this month, Zorin will hold his annual sales at his stud near Paris. Security is formidable. But the key to this mystery is there.
  11. Cast: James Bond – Sean Connery; “M” – Edward Fox; Miss Moneypenny – Pamela Salem; “Q” Algy – Alec McCowen; Domino Petachi – Kim Basinger; Fatima Blush – Barbara Carrera; Largo – Klaus Maria Brandauer; Ernst Stavro Blofeld – Max von Sydow Never Say Never Again is not part of the franchise produced by MGM. Kevin McClory, the producer and co-writer of Fireball, won a lawsuit against Ian Fleming to allow him to make his version of Thunderball. Connery had told his wife that after Diamonds are forever he'd never play James Bond again. Her response to him accepting the role in Never Say Never Again was for him to "never say never again". A certain young Steven Seagal was the martial arts instructor for this movie. He broke Connery's wrist during training. Yesterday morning the American air force launched two cruise missiles from Swadley air base in Great Britain. The dummy warheads they carried had been replaced with live nuclear warheads. These weapons of destruction are now in the possession of SPECTRE. Blofeld threatens that they will be moved to two secret targets A communications officer unofficially left Swadley base at the time of the launch. A certain Captain Jack Petachi. His sister, Domino, has been seen together with Maximilian Largo. Enormously wealthy. Largo is resident in Nassau, Bahamas. Owns the biggest boat in the Carribean. Spends a lot of his time at a place called Bluebeard Reef.
  12. Cast: James Bond – Roger Moore; M – Robert Brown; Miss Moneypenny – Lois Maxwell; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Octopussy – Maud Adams; Magda – Kristina Wayborn; Kamal – Louis Jourdan The minijet was an Acrostar and the smallest jet worldwide at that time. It had a maximum speed of 450 km/h. The wings of the original jets could not be folded. This was a special feature of replicas for the movie. The taxi trikes had a maximum speed of 100 km/h and were build in the UK and then shipped to India for the film production. The fight on the wings of Kamal’s plane was filmed on an actual plane at high altitude with the stuntmen Jake Lombard and B. J. Worth wearing parachutes. Maud Adams is the only female actress playing main roles twice in the Bond series (Octopussy and The Man with the Golden Gun). Good Morning, 007. A near-perfect forgery of a Fabergé egg turned up in the hand of dying 009 in East Germany. The originals are priceless and very rare. Carl Fabergé made them a gift for the Russian royal family. The real thing is being auctioned at Sotheby’s this afternoon. This is the fourth egg to turn up at an auction this year. It’s from none of the usual sources. Anonymous seller, numbered Swiss bank account. The vendor probably is Russian. We’d better find out, what they’re up to. You will accompany Jim Fanning, our art expert to the auction. You could try and spot the seller.
  13. Cast: James Bond – Roger Moore; Moneypenny – Lois Maxwell; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Melina – Carole Bouquet; Bibi – Lynn-Holly Johnson; Kristatos – Julian Glover; Locque – Michael Gothard Al Giddings of the electrical department was responsible for the underwater shots when 007 and Melina are pulled over corals by a speed boat. In 1997 he was responsible for the underwater shots in Titanic. John Glen, part of the second team and cutter in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The Spy Who Loved Me was promoted to director in For Your Eyes Only. Producer Broccoli was impressed by his performance which earned him director honors for the next four movies. Bernard Lee, who had played “M” since the beginning of the series died in 1981. To honor him, the role was not assigned to another actor and the script was adapted accordingly. The lines M would have said, had to be taken over by Q and two others. Cassandra Harris (playing Lisl) married during the production a certain Pierce Brosnan who would take over the role of James Bond about 15 years later. There you are, 007. We had to send a helicopter for you to pick you up. Five days ago, our spy ship St Georges was sunk in the Ionian Sea. She was equipped with ATAC. If that transmitter would fall in the wrong hands, it would render our entire Polaris fleet useless. We asked Sir Timothy Havelock, a marine archeologist to locate the wreck. Before he could send in his report, he and his wife were killed by a Cuban hitman, Hector Gonzales. Gonzales is at a villa near Madrid. Isolate him and apply the necessary pressure to find out who hired him.
  14. Concorde and Shuttle in one post! Well done, 007. In which Shuttle model did you travel to Drax' station? M
  15. Cast: James Bond – Roger Moore; M – Bernard Lee; Moneypenny – Lois Maxwell; Q – Desmond Llewelyn; Holly Goodhead – Lois Chiles; Carinne Dufour – Corinne Clery; Drax – Michael Lonsdale In the closing credits of The Spy Who Loved Me it was announced that James Bond will return in For Your Eyes Only. But only a few months later producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli announced that the next 007 adventure would be exclusively based on the novel Moonraker. One of Drax’ archetypes was played by 22 year old Melinda Maxwell, the daughter of Lois “Moneypenny” Maxwell. Bernard Lee, who had played “M” since the beginning of the series has his last appearance in Moonraker as he died in 1981. 007,as you are on your last leg from your African job at last: a Moonraker disappeared. It was being flown over here on a loan from the Americans, on the back of a 747. It crashed somewhere in the Yukon. The aircraft is totally destroyed. There is, however, no sign of Moonraker on the crash scene. Not a trace. You have to find out, whether the shuttle was hijacked in mid-air, 007. We’ve got to find that Shuttle. Shuttles are built in California by Drax Industries. So California is your place to start.