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#1 tonyvenhuizen



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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

Bond is known as a globetrotter, and the "travelogue" is an important part of the films. SkyFall features scenes in Istanbul, Shanghai, Macau, and Scotland - in addition to London of course. Most other Bond films include several locations like this.

There are a handful, though, that are in a single location for almost the entire film (excepting the London/MI6 preliminaries and the pretitle sequence in some cases):
  • Dr. No in Jamaica
  • Thunderball in the Bahamas
  • You Only Live Twice in Japan
  • Licence to Kill in "Isthmus" (Mexico)
Several others have a couple locations, but the majority of the film is in a single setting:
  • FRWL in Istanbul/Orient Express
  • OHMSS in Switzerland
  • DAF in Las Vegas
  • Octopussy in India
Some films have suffered from too much jumping around, in my opinion: Moonraker (California, France, Venice, Brazil, "Outer Space") comes to mind.

I enjoy the multiple settings, and I think it is a good thing overall. But it might be a nice change of pace to have another Bond film that takes place in a single locale, and explores that location more completely.


#2 MkB



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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

Agreed, I would appreciate a film with less but more meaningful locations. In SF, some of the locations are sorely underused.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

Skyfall really went to three areas

Eastern Europe-Turkey
Southeast Asia-Shanghai, Macau, Japanese Island

I think that the Japanese Island could be used more

#4 Walecs



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

^You forget YOLT?


I agree with you, and they could even make a proper adaption of Fleming's YOLT.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

Macau was the locale that was really underused in Skyfall. All you see of it is the inside of Bond's hotel room and the Casino boat. I think a film centered on one location would be great and a true adaptation of YOLT would be fantastic. I'm thinking for Bond 25....Shatterhand.