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Topic: The National Gallery

I am going to London on Saturday to see Bond in Motion amongst other things.

As The National Gallery is not far off, I want to have a nosey around in there too. - This got me thinking, was the Warship painting made for the film, or was it an existing piece of artwork selected to fit the script?
     -  Its precise nature in the scene (not to mention insurance costs for valuable artwork) scream the latter,  but I wanted to ask?

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http://jibridgland.blogspot.co.uk/2012/ … llery.html
This might be of interest.  ajb007/cheers

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Cheers Pussy!   ajb007/martini

    Fascinating - Esp since the decor is similar to the City Museum's oil painting section here in Bristol. The warship pic is a Turner?! Ok that's impressive.  I'm not surprised the portrait layout is different since paintings are often rotated with others not on display at the time a film or tv episode is shot.    Having said that, it would be nice if The Fighting Temeraire is on display. I share Q2's sentiment for the painting, and cringe at Bond's blunt lack of imagination!

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Sure Turner is good, but the dogs playing poker is a masterpiece.   ajb007/lol

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great "tec work" TP, ill make a detective of you yet  ajb007/lol

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I'm a lone wolf, a maverick, I break the rules. I'm the guy every man wants
To be and every woman wished their man would be !
( please say this in a Hollywood voiceover )  ajb007/lol

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Pay me the standard rates, and provide an email ad that can handle a decent quality MP3,  and you have a deal.

American or UK English?

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The Queen's English, my friend I recognise no other.  ajb007/cheers  in fact
I must learn it myself.  ajb007/lol  I'll want some sound effects, explosions,
and perhaps a woman sounding pleased to see me ( that would be a
novelty )  ajb007/lol   something along the lines of Batman.   ajb007/martini

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If I could find the latter, I'd get full use out of that sound myself.  - Ok, that worked a lot better in my head.   ajb007/embarrassed

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ajb007/lol  Welcome to my world.  ajb007/cheers
Enjoy the trip, hope some of the paintings shown in Skyfall are on display.  ajb007/martini

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The picture (The Fighting Temeraire) is on loan at the moment and not at the Gallery.  But the paintings seen behind Bond are all still in the original positions.  The Fighting Temeraire was the first picture to the right of the doorway opposite these.  The doorway was removed by CGI and replaced by wall section.  The seats have been changed too.

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Asp9mm wrote:

The picture (The Fighting Temeraire) is on loan at the moment and not at the Gallery.  But the paintings seen behind Bond are all still in the original positions.  The Fighting Temeraire was the first picture to the right of the doorway opposite these.  The doorway was removed by CGI and replaced by wall section.  The seats have been changed too.

Is it at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich as part of their Turner and the Sea exhibition?

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Asp9mm wrote:

The picture (The Fighting Temeraire) is on loan at the moment and not at the Gallery.  But the paintings seen behind Bond are all still in the original positions.  The Fighting Temeraire was the first picture to the right of the doorway opposite these.  The doorway was removed by CGI and replaced by wall section.  The seats have been changed too.

why did they remove the doorway with CGI?

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It probably looked more balanced an image on screen.

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Just finishing my visit to the gallery, I'm pleased to confirm The Fighting Temeraine is here in its spot deacribed in the link! Looks even better when you see it for real. It is a bit smaller than the others but still a significant size, and very impressive.

Overall the Gallery is well worth a visit.

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Did you get to enter it like Bond ? Via the side steps or are these
Usually closed ?

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Without even realising I was doing it at the time, entered the building the same way as Bond! The steps lead up one side of the main entrance portico, identical steps approach from the other side too. Trafalgar Square was busier today than the scene in the film.

  Room 34 in the gallery is exactly as described in that blog article. Those "other" Turner paintings include the famous Rain Steam and Speed, and The Hay Wain!  Lovely stuff.

Incidentally the benches used in the film are genuine ones from the Gallery. I spotted them in other areas, spaced apart.  So many lovely paintings, not nealy enough time!

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Cool  ajb007/cheers
I hope you had a T Ford  suit on to add to the moment  ajb007/lol
Sadly when I got a photo of me by the door to " the lost station "
I was in a pair of tracky bottoms and a hoodie  ajb007/crap   ajb007/lol

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Thunderbird 2 wrote:

Just finishing my visit to the gallery, I'm pleased to confirm The Fighting Temeraine is here in its spot deacribed in the link! Looks even better when you see it for real. It is a bit smaller than the others but still a significant size, and very impressive.

Overall the Gallery is well worth a visit.

It is definitely worth taking a visit... I did the last time I was in London - although it is a shame that the seat wasn't directly infront of it, as in the movie...but good to see in the flesh so to speak! I wonder how many Bond fans have visited the Gallery for this exact reason?

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove. ~ Anon

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I plan to go next time I'm in London.

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I too hope to see it, It will be the first Time I'll have set foot in a Gallery etc since my school trip days.  ajb007/lol

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Love London, pain in the Ass to walk around though  ajb007/crap

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Love London, pain in the Ass to walk around though  ajb007/crap

I have my own personal cabby  ajb007/biggrin

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I run round the tube system, Skyfall gave away many of my routes.  ajb007/lol

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Love London, pain in the Ass to walk around though  ajb007/crap

That's half the beauty of it... so many lovely areas to see, cafes to visit, wine bars to sip wine in, buildings to admire.

It really is one of the most beautiful Capitals... you just have to not be in a hurry, and the weather to be sunny  ajb007/lol

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove. ~ Anon