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Bond Tour Special - Casino Royale (1967)

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This was an awful Bond-comedy. I only managed to get halfway through the movie, before falling asleep.

 

The cast is different to what we deem usual for a Bond-movie: Sir James Bond – David Niven; Miss Moneypenny – Barbara Bouchet; Vesper Lynd – Ursula Andress; Le Chiffre – Orson Welles

 

Casino Royale was not part of the official James Bond franchise but rather a comedy loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel.

 

Ursula Andress who already played Honey Ryder in Dr. No appears in Casino Royale as Vesper Lynd.

 

 

Bond, you have to leave retirement behind and come back as a number of agents have been eliminated by enemy spies.

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This was an awful Bond-comedy. I only managed to get halfway through the movie, before falling asleep.

 

 

Absolutely the worst Bond movie ever official or otherwise. I couldn't agree more with your assessment. Multi-star cast with a soundtrack by Burt Bacharach but a complete flop

 

Quite a short trip up to Scotland for this one...but where precisely? The setting for M's family residence was a fictitious Scottish Castle.The locations for filming didn't help as the castle featured was actually Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co Meath in the Republic of Ireland, with some of the car chase scenes filmed in and around the Perthshire village of Killin. This part of Perthshire has proved popular with movie makers as nearby Glen Lochay was the location for the finale of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps'. Tomnadashan is an abandoned copper mine better know to Monty Python fans as the Cave of Caerbannog - home to a particularly savage white rabbit in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.

 

In the end I decided as M's home was somewhere in the Highlands of Scotland the chosen destination would be the unofficial capital of the Highlands, Inverness...

 

33262084233_e24b592eec_o.jpg1.Ready to depart

 

33262062703_efd571a19e_o.jpg2 Iberia UK following it's parent company

 

33944134591_b593103bb5_o.jpg3. Off we go

 

34033399086_3c977dd236_o.jpg4. Pos climb - gear up

 

34033380696_a7dc8d21ba_o.jpg5. Turning North

 

34073202865_ba770787bc_o.jpg6. A last look back at LHR

 

34033348016_e8062eb051_o.jpg7. East Midlands EMA-EGNX

 

33917052292_2f12c32e63_o.jpg8. City of Derby

 

33261886703_b95ccf9743_o.jpg9. Derbyshire's Peak District

 

34033280586_db22d411dc_o.jpg10. Company metal heading for GLA

 

33261873643_6a8681ce75_o.jpg11. Sunderland & the River Wear

 

33261857483_068d367693_o.jpg12. Newcastle upon Tyne

 

34073062935_590baf531c_o.jpg13. Berwick upon Tweed

 

33689041360_518545a8aa_o.jpg14. Firth of Forth

 

34033170146_49fee4e119_o.jpg15. Perth & the River Tay

 

33943866381_4a45367a4f_o.jpg16. Blairgowrie

 

34072914735_5bb8dfaedf_o.jpg17. Descending over the central highlands

 

33916766682_d2ddd050b6_o.jpg18. Approaching RAF Kinloss

 

33916745402_cb48c2dcbf_o.jpg19. Passing by Kinloss

 

34072854615_8a2c909c47_o.jpg20. Turning onto final

 

33261595063_d960594679_o.jpg21. Gear down

 

33916696592_aa3f702396_o.jpg22. Touchdown

 

33230978684_1412f6e556_o.jpg23.A bit hot on landing so reversers maxed out

 

34072780475_a1fe69e3dc_o.jpg24. Heading to the gate

 

33230951234_b6dc7a4f06_o.jpg25. Welcome to the Highland Capital

 

33943630951_dee172be0b_o.jpg26. As one arrives, another departs

 

Bond will return soon in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

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I'm really enjoying the tours, so thanks for sharing. Great shots; I like the approach past Kinloss.

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Great shots, looks like a fun approach. :aviateur:

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That's the classic POSITIVE touch down! :awesome:

 

Wonderful series, thankfully there are like 266 Bond movies LOL.

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Great shots once again Aidan :thumbsup:

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thankfully there are like 266 Bond movies LOL.

 

:shocked10:

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:shocked10:

 

Keep the heid and heid doon arse up!

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