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I had a good time, even though the film is actually too good to discuss a lot.

Garbel: can we get a photo of the Fleming manor in Scotland?

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Barbel wrote:
JTM wrote:

What would be the approximate temperature in Scotland that time of year (Autumn/Winter maybe)?

Something below zero

Surprised that Bond goes for a quick dip in a subzero lake, then in the church scene—still with soaking clothes—isn’t shivering or turning blue!

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Number24 wrote:

The last scene is such a fantastic gift for the fans  ajb007/bond

Yes, I remember how thrilling it felt seeing that at the time, on first viewing.

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.

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Can I suggest FRWL next time? WE were supposed to do that one anyway when Honour Blackman died and we watched GF instead.

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Number24 wrote:

Can I suggest FRWL next time? WE were supposed to do that one anyway when Honour Blackman died and we watched GF instead.

Yes, I agree- definitely FRWL next.

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Number24 wrote:

I had a good time, even though the film is actually too good to discuss a lot.

Garbel: can we get a photo of the Fleming manor in Scotland?

I take it you mean me?


https://i.postimg.cc/FktrWQGr/ursula.jpg

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Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Can I suggest FRWL next time? WE were supposed to do that one anyway when Honour Blackman died and we watched GF instead.

Yes, I agree- definitely FRWL next.

Would love that. One of my top 2 or 3.

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.

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Higgins wrote:
Number24 wrote:

London is full of cameras Silva could hack. Sctoland is still in the 70's. Good plan  ajb007/wink

The drive to Glasgow! 70s technology, many more people and even men in skirts  ajb007/amazed

None of which are in the movie, Higgy!

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Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I had a good time, even though the film is actually too good to discuss a lot.

Garbel: can we get a photo of the Fleming manor in Scotland?

I take it you mean me?


https://i.postimg.cc/FktrWQGr/ursula.jpg

Freudian misspelling? Thanks  ajb007/lol

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Barbel wrote:
Higgins wrote:
Number24 wrote:

London is full of cameras Silva could hack. Sctoland is still in the 70's. Good plan  ajb007/wink

The drive to Glasgow! 70s technology, many more people and even men in skirts  ajb007/amazed

None of which are in the movie, Higgy!

Yeah, because he made the mistake not driving to Glasgow...  ajb007/rolleyes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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That's not a mistake- he wouldn't wanna go there.

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Now that we're done with the rewatch I'll jump back to the earlier mention of Taken 2. Took these screenshots (Taken is the one with the green/blue filter...and Liam Neeson) after watching it the other day and thinking "hey, I recognise that exact part of that one rooftop in that massive city of 15 million people".

Taken 2: 4 October 2012, Skyfall: 22 November 2012...a busy couple of months for Istanbul in film!

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Thanks, JTM. I watched that film once then forgot all about it. (That's 'Taken 2", not "Skyfall"!)

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I've just got round to reviewing your realtime commentary on this film, dont know why I forgot
... I always enjoy reading the uncensored spontaneous comments and all the trivia.

Shady Tree wrote:

I think there's a strong implication, here, that Bond and Eve actually do get it on, after the fade-out (though Mendes denies it, conscious of the tradition that Bond and Moneypenny are never actually supposed to do the deed)

Barbel wrote:

Yes, they did. Clearly.

The dialog in the Casino scene supports this.
See this youtube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcA9_bPfFuU
at 1:28
"you look beautiful in that dress"
"you don't scrub up so bad yourself"
"well it's amazing what one can do with an extra pair of hands"
"you're telling me"
Again this is ambiguous and could be read literally as them helping each other dress, but check out Craig's sleazy emphases on "amazing" and "hands". The more obvious reading is they had their hands all over each other long after the shaving was done.

the line "a close shave" is itself a tribute to Goldinger when Bond shaves on Pussy's plane and she comments after "you like a close shave don't you?"

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Gymkata wrote:

Honestly, the actress playing Severine is a real find.  I don't know if I've seen her in anything else but boy does she deliver the goods here.  Indeed, she's honestly better than the role requires, elevating all of her scenes.

Bérénice Marlohe has a cameo in Twin Peaks the Return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYTaYLqrf2s
as does Monica Belluci.
CraigBond and Deputy Director Gordon Cole are dating the same chicks!



So, as someone who has never read the actual Bond novels...

Gymkata!!!
I remember you bought that nice box set two years ago!
Was that just for background decoration in your home office during video conferences?

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caractacus potts wrote:

the line "a close shave" is itself a tribute to Goldinger when Bond shaves on Pussy's plane and she comments after "you like a close shave don't you?"

Oh, how I wish Thunderpussy would react to that sentence....  ajb007/biggrin

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yes I know, I phrased that poorly...
but did I get the quote right?

I can't find that scene on youtube to factcheck.

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Barbel wrote:
caractacus potts wrote:

the line "a close shave" is itself a tribute to Goldinger when Bond shaves on Pussy's plane and she comments after "you like a close shave don't you?"

Oh, how I wish Thunderpussy would react to that sentence....  ajb007/biggrin

C'mon TP! Where are you..?!

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I had a good time, even though the film is actually too good to discuss a lot.

Garbel: can we get a photo of the Fleming manor in Scotland?

I take it you mean me?


https://i.postimg.cc/FktrWQGr/ursula.jpg

I visited the Skyfall house when they were filming this; you could wander right up to it. The little escape tunnel was there too which was a bit of a spoiler. I'm sure I've got photos of it somewhere.

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caractacus potts wrote:

yes I know, I phrased that poorly...
but did I get the quote right?

I can't find that scene on youtube to factcheck.

"You like close shaves, don't you?" so close enough!

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emtiem wrote:
Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I had a good time, even though the film is actually too good to discuss a lot.

Garbel: can we get a photo of the Fleming manor in Scotland?

I take it you mean me?


https://i.postimg.cc/FktrWQGr/ursula.jpg

I visited the Skyfall house when they were filming this; you could wander right up to it. The little escape tunnel was there too which was a bit of a spoiler. I'm sure I've got photos of it somewhere.

I really hope Barbel at least considers changing his name to Garbel  ajb007/biggrin

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Yes, here you go. You can click for bigger versions.

https://i.ibb.co/qBH4dFK/P1090256.jpg
Here's the chapel in the foreground- you can see its plywood roof. Also notice the middle of the house is empty.

https://i.ibb.co/9WPrHzd/P1090268.jpg
This was a fun shot.

https://i.ibb.co/FXfj5Wr/P1090272b.jpg
Looking at this I almost wonder if the house was full scale. Those people look quite big in relation.

https://i.ibb.co/TTXsMG9/P1090273-copy.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/F6W5b32/P1090275-copy.jpg

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caractacus potts wrote:

yes I know, I phrased that poorly...
but did I get the quote right?

I can't find that scene on youtube to factcheck.

Barbel wrote:

"You like close shaves, don't you?" so close enough!

thanks Barbel, i know you are the quotemeister!


I noticed this when we did the groupwatch of Goldfinger a few weeks ago, shortly after I myself watched SkyFall for the first time in a couple years.
The line has more significance in SkyFall, especially because it describes the-did-they-or-didnt-they debate. But the whole film is full of references to past films and this line echoes Goldfinger.
And I think it has a double meaning when Pussy speaks the line too, she suspects despite all his casual charm Bond has been up to something.

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I don't remember this part of the movie!

emtiem wrote:

https://i.ibb.co/9WPrHzd/P1090268.jpg

Was that an unused first take of Sylva's arrival? maybe in tribute to Octopussy?
Somebody had to point out a hot-air balloon is not scary at all, even if it is actually silent.
Let's just use a big noisy helicopter like we always do, a helicopter is always scary.

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caractacus potts wrote:

I don't remember this part of the movie!

emtiem wrote:

https://i.ibb.co/9WPrHzd/P1090268.jpg

Was that an unused first take of Sylva's arrival? maybe in tribute to Octopussy?
Somebody had to point out a hot-air balloon is not scary at all, even if it is actually silent.
Let's just use a big noisy helicopter like we always do, a helicopter is always scary.

And he missed the house too ajb007/smile