“This never happened to the other fellow.” Where in the world are? Switzerland, primarily the gorgeous Swiss Alps. What are the stakes? Bond, still hunting for Blofeld two years after blowing the top off SPECTRE’s volcano hideout (har har), manages to track him to a top-secret laboratory atop the Schilthorn in the Alps, where he
Where in the world are we? Japan. What are the stakes? I’m just going to quote IMDB here, because, well, here: “Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.” Does it work? Did you read that synopsis?
Where in the world are we? Nassau, the Bahamas. France, for a little bit. The MI6 situation room. But generally, underwater. What are the stakes? After taking some time off from international espionage in Goldfinger, SPECTRE are back with a vengeance. Their absurdly complicated plot involves genetically altering one of their operatives to look like a
Where in the world are we? So now we really start our globe trotting. Bond starts off by breaking up a drug ring in Latin America (heroin-infused bananas!), then jets off to Miami and London, then to the Swiss Alps and Geneva, and finally winds up in exotic Georgia, US of A. What are the
Where in the world are we? Turns out the title From Russia With Love is a bit of a misnomer for modern audiences, since most of the action unfolds in Istanbul. Director Terence Young makes sure to hit all the hot spots, though – everywhere from the Grand Bazaar to a boat ride along the Bosphorus,
We’ve been consumed by James Bond fever lately. First came last year’s Skyfall, helmed by an Academy Award-winning director and immediately acknowledged as one of the best 007 movies ever made. And of course Skyfall coincided with the 50th anniversary of the film franchise, culminating with a massive celebration of the suave secret agent at this year’s