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post #151 of 238
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Product placement I've noticed:

Not sure if it was discussed already, but you missed one of the most obvious ones....Macallan Scotch. It was in practically every drinking scene, including when the hottie got shot in the head.
post #152 of 238
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

Not sure if it was discussed already, but you missed one of the most obvious ones....Macallan Scotch. It was in practically every drinking scene, including when the hottie got shot in the head.
We've already pointed it out. And nope, it wasn't in every drinking scene -- not even close. In fact, most of the time it's been Courvoisier VSOP.
BTW -- Heineken paid $45 mio.
post #153 of 238
The real benefit for the studio was not the $45 million paid, but all the cross marketing. All the Heineken ads featuring Bond were a windfall for getting the film into the mind of consumers.
post #154 of 238
Indeed. A win-win, at least promotional-wise. Like I said, Heineken was one of the less obvious placements in the movie (never seen the full label).
post #155 of 238
I think Walther was also mentioned before. my dad just told me he's looking to pick up a PPK. he bought the P99 after seeing it in a Bond film as well (Casino Royale I think)
post #156 of 238
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I think Walther was also mentioned before. my dad just told me he's looking to pick up a PPK. he bought the P99 after seeing it in a Bond film as well (Casino Royale I think)

If you like the style of the PPK, but wouldn't mind it in a more modern calibre, try the Walther P5c. I'm not one of those .45-or-bust dudes, but .380s don't fill me with confidence.
post #157 of 238
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the idea of being majorly pissed at somebody who basically caused your suffering for a few years is totally plausible. Getting back at them by hacking into their network and leaking the names of agents who are in other countries? Again, plausible.
That whole sequence of getting caught and escaping? That's where things start to get a little messy for the plot.
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That scene made no sense to me. Why did he have to get caught to try to kill M? He just broke out of prison, then went on a public transportation system where he conveniently had bombs in place to blow up a rail line and have a subway crash down on Bond at the exact right spot. Then despite the fact that he has automatic weapons and helicopters and explosives and who knows what else at his disposal he charges in to kill M with nothing but handguns?

The final shootout sequence at Skyfall I'm ok with, but that escape sequence was just dumb.

Have to admit though that it was one of the best looking Bond films of recent memory. Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins are a great director/cinematographer team and I hope they continue working together.
post #158 of 238
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Have to admit though that it was one of the best looking Bond films of recent memory. Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins are a great director/cinematographer team and I hope they continue working together.

When he is following Patrice in Shanghai, and it's showing all of the skyscrapers, was definitely one of the best shot pieces of film in recent memory.

Speaking of product placement, here's Omega's newest ad campaign.















post #159 of 238
The blatant one for me was when bardem actually said macallan and the watch shot when he was shifting. I didnt notice/wasnt irked by the rest.
post #160 of 238
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Originally Posted by Anthony K View Post

When he is following Patrice in Shanghai, and it's showing all of the skyscrapers, was definitely one of the best shot pieces of film in recent memory.

My thought from that was "Damn, now that's a modern city."

The bit with the neon jellyfish reflected through all the panes of glass while Bond is sneaking up on Patrice was cool.




I also loved the shot of the mountain valley in Scotland, with the stream and road in the middle and the fog rolling across the scene. Was just stark in a beautiful way.
post #161 of 238
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Originally Posted by Duff_Man View Post

If you like the style of the PPK, but wouldn't mind it in a more modern calibre, try the Walther P5c. I'm not one of those .45-or-bust dudes, but .380s don't fill me with confidence.
to be honest i think he just likes spending his money on shit he'll never use. i am pretty sure i've fired his P99 more times than he has. oh, and i agree with you on .380's.
post #162 of 238
I'd agree that the cinematography was spectacular. Each setting had its own distinct feel (as it should) and was visually/emotionally impressive for individual reasons. I loved the fight scene in Shanghai, silhouettes against the neon background - felt futuristic and ultrahip. I felt cold and dreary when the movie went to Scotland. It felt hot and cluttered while moving through Turkey. Great, great job on that aspect.
post #163 of 238
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Originally Posted by Duff_Man View Post

If you like the style of the PPK, but wouldn't mind it in a more modern calibre, try the Walther P5c. I'm not one of those .45-or-bust dudes, but .380s don't fill me with confidence.

The P5c has a real world Brit intel pedigree, being a standard sidearm for Det during the Troubles. However it's a pretty thick piece.

The reality is that 9x17mm is as lethal as any other pistol bullet so long as it hits the right place. The real issue is practical accuracy. Ever fired a PPK? In 9x17? Try to get hits on something the size of a dinner plate at 25 meters.

Also, firing it feels like you're being punched in the palm while the slide flays the web of your thumb. Definitely for close work only, at which point the 7.65mm should suffice if you know what you're doing.

A Walther PPS (or a P5) will actually have less felt recoil than a PPK, due to the locked breech. Personally I vote for the PPS as Bond's next sidearm, as it will have the full caliber cartridge, less felt recoil, light weight and slim profile. You can even incorporate the "smart gun" tech into the exchangeable backstrap.
post #164 of 238
the new Q is horrible. Seriously, why'd they have to stick a bloody hipster with perfectly coiffed messy hair into a bond film? The dialog between Craig and Moneypenny was also pretty bad. That's what annoyed me most about the movie. Bardem was good, but like others said, too little, too late was revealed about him.
post #165 of 238
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

The P5c has a real world Brit intel pedigree, being a standard sidearm for Det during the Troubles. However it's a pretty thick piece.
The reality is that 9x17mm is as lethal as any other pistol bullet so long as it hits the right place. The real issue is practical accuracy. Ever fired a PPK? In 9x17? Try to get hits on something the size of a dinner plate at 25 meters.
Also, firing it feels like you're being punched in the palm while the slide flays the web of your thumb. Definitely for close work only, at which point the 7.65mm should suffice if you know what you're doing.
A Walther PPS (or a P5) will actually have less felt recoil than a PPK, due to the locked breech. Personally I vote for the PPS as Bond's next sidearm, as it will have the full caliber cartridge, less felt recoil, light weight and slim profile. You can even incorporate the "smart gun" tech into the exchangeable backstrap.

I do agree that shot placement is everything, but the 9mm is just a much better cartridge all-round. It's got better punch, it's cheaper(ish), it's better supported, etc.

The PPS is the more modern option, but the P5c is still a very aesthetically pleasing weapon. The PPS looks a bit like a tupperweary space gun to me.
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