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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Matt S wrote:
    Chriscoop wrote:
    What despite Spectre being filmed in tangier and London? London is almost essential as a location, it's Italy that needs resting as a location, Bond should maybe visit Canada at some point, Croatia has legs. I'd also like to see him in France purely as I love the opening chapters of casino royale book, the carribean is always welcome.

    The Living Daylights also features Tangier. London is hardly essential as a location, having gone 19 films before being used as a location for a set piece. Bond classically took care of business outside of the UK.

    It's only my opinion. But M should only be seen in a London setting, obviously they don't have to actually shoot in London but London should feature as that's where M's office is.

    Not a fan of the Roger Moore approach? Actually, I should give Connery credit for that since he started it.

    It's one thing to have Bond meet with M in London, but it's another to feature London as a location, as it was in the last two Bond films.
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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,041MI6 Agent
    edited September 2017
    I think the Craig era has exploited London well, esp in Skyfall. Time to move on. Get that man in the field.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Matt S wrote:

    The Living Daylights also features Tangier. London is hardly essential as a location, having gone 19 films before being used as a location for a set piece. Bond classically took care of business outside of the UK.

    It's only my opinion. But M should only be seen in a London setting, obviously they don't have to actually shoot in London but London should feature as that's where M's office is.

    Not a fan of the Roger Moore approach? Actually, I should give Connery credit for that since he started it.

    It's one thing to have Bond meet with M in London, but it's another to feature London as a location, as it was in the last two Bond films.


    I must say, I find equipping you in the field, on the run, as it were, highly irregular.

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    I actually meant London as a Location within the story as opposed to actually filming there, such as M being in his office. Im not interested in London itself being heavily featured, M's famous office office is I'm sure a set at pinewood. As for Roger Moores approach, it worked fine though he spent his fair share of time in London, ie bonds flat, M's office in Moonraker, etc.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    edited October 2017
    According to newspaper Dagbladet there has been location scouting in Norway for Bond 25. The Icelandic location company Truenorth are showing them around and EON are interested in the south west coast. Unfortunately Truenorth fears Norway will lose out again because of our moronic system for "supporting" foreign film productions in our country. The tax cuts are only given for two movies each year (I'm not joking) and they have to apply for those cuts before a spesific date (still not joking). Last year Downsizing and The Snowman got the tax cuts. This year it's Mission Impossible 6 and Transformers will shoot. I get the impression Norwegian authorities just want foreign movie productions to stop bothering them and just go away. X-(
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    You would think film production would help the tourist industry ? Over here we're getting loads of
    Game of Thrones fans visiting locations etc.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    There is no logic to this system.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    But on the GoT line, the mayor of dubrovnik says the fans visiting are destroying the atmosphere of the old town and is putting in measures to curtail the amount of tourists visiting. Also I can well see the local authority in Scotland closing that road in Scotland. Glen Evie is it?
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    Tourism to Norway has increased quite a bit recently. Some places like the Geiranger fjord are perhaps at the maximum how how many tourists they can welcome. International movie productions draw more tourists, perhaps especially Bond.
    But I think we can handle more tourists if we sort of spread them more around.
    Anyway, I think Norway should get the same tax insentives for movie productions as Iceland, Ireland and other countries where the authorities don't see movie productions as a pest.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I wonder how that mayor will feel when the series stops .......... Along with the tourists visiting ;)
    And to add some hard edged political observation comedy .....

    How come thousands of tourists can totally change the atmosphere of an area yet politicians
    Are always saying thousands of immigrants will not !
    I've been Thunderpussy, Goodnight ! :D
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    Well, mayors don't have a say on tax breaks for movie companies, that's the Departement of Culture.
    Too many tourists can be a problem for local communities. I worked with a woman who lives in a cruise ship port, and she is really tired of looking straight into the side of a ship outside her kitchen window for 5-6 months each year. Like I said, tourism should be spread around more. Until a few years ago tourist busses often stopped by our mail box, but after a new road was buildt I hardly see any of them here. There are lot of places like this where tourists can go instead of the Geiranger fjord.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    Dubrovnik is also a cruise ship port, I think the worry is that the sheer amount of tourists at the moment make the atmosphere unappealing to culture vultures and some tourists, who will go elsewhere and when the GoT fans stop ( which they will) Dubrovnik will then lose business. On a similar vein this is happening in my local town, stag and hen parties have chased off regular clients and many tourists so some bars and cheap hotels have made some money but many restaurants, wine bars attractions, shops and decent hotels seen business plummet, certainly my wife and I avoid York at weekends, as do many people I know, it's just unpleasant unless your out with the boys getting on the beer. So just from my household we probably spend a few thousand pounds a year elsewhere.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I can remember a couple of great holidays in Blackpool ( the las vegas of the North ) -{
    I wouldn't dream of spending a long weekend in it now due to its reputation of a stag and
    Hen party capital. :#
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    Oh God no! We went there a couple of years ago with the kids, my Mrs coop had fond memories as did I, we spent the day avoiding broken glass and vomit on the esplanade. Dodging large gangs of drunk stag and hen parties outside the bars to smoke..... In fact I think I had an altercation with some. Dreadful place.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    According to newspaper Dagbladet there has been location scouting in Norway for Bond 25. The Icelandic location company Truenorth are showing them around and EON are interested in the south west coast. Unfortunately Truenorth fears Norway will lose out again because of our moronic system for "supporting" foreign film productions in our country. The tax cuts are only given for two movies each year (I'm not joking) and they have to apply for those cuts before a spesific date (still not joking). Last year Downsizing and The Snowman got the tax cuts. This year it's Mission Impossible 6 and Transformers will shoot. I get the impression Norwegian authorities just want foreign movie productions to stop bothering them and just go away. X-(

    Here is the article in question. Go nuts with Google Translate if you want to :007)

    https://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/hollywood-snuser-pa-vestlandet-med-ny-og-enorm-james-bond-derfor-vraker-de-trolig-norge/68763567
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    The article claims Bond25 will cost roughly 250 million US Dollars. I'm not sure if a location scouting company is such a good source on this or if the figure is realistic.
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,618MI6 Agent
    Phiadelphia, PA. No good reason, I just live here and it would be cool to have a Bond movie filmed here. :D -{
  • MarcoMarco Central EuropePosts: 130MI6 Agent
    Gala Brand wrote:
    Montenegro sounds more exotic than Prague.
    And it was not even Prague but Karlovy Vary or Karlsbad in German.
  • Gala BrandGala Brand Posts: 1,156MI6 Agent
    Marco wrote:
    Gala Brand wrote:
    Montenegro sounds more exotic than Prague.
    And it was not even Prague but Karlovy Vary or Karlsbad in German.

    Montenegro still sounds more exotic.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    Byblos in Lebanon is one of the oldest towns in the world, and the country is far safer now than it was a few decades ago.

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    I would also like to see Bond in Bukhara in Uzbekistan . It's an ancient city and an UNESCO site, and I think it's time EON took more chances with locations.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,416MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    Phiadelphia, PA. No good reason, I just live here and it would be cool to have a Bond movie filmed here. :D -{
    I second this since I live just across the river in NJ. It's time for Bond to try the exotic dish called the Philly Cheesesteak and travel on the luxurious SEPTA subway :)).
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    Despite the got link I still like the idea of Croatia.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    I visited the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia some years ago, and it's lovely. I don't think GoT should stop a Bond from using the country as a location. GoT is a TV show in a very different genre, after all.
    And why can an unknown number of TV-shows and movies be filmed in London, NY and LA every year, but Dubrovnik can't be used by anyone besides GoT?
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,041MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    Phiadelphia, PA. No good reason, I just live here and it would be cool to have a Bond movie filmed here. :D -{
    I second this since I live just across the river in NJ. It's time for Bond to try the exotic dish called the Philly Cheesesteak and travel on the luxurious SEPTA subway :)).

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    I visited the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia some years ago, and it's lovely. I don't think GoT should stop a Bond from using the country as a location. GoT is a TV show in a very different genre, after all.
    And why can an unknown number of TV-shows and movies be filmed in London, NY and LA every year, but Dubrovnik can't be used by anyone besides GoT?

    While I agree with all of that, it would be nice to see 007 in non-European locations- there are plenty to choose from!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    Thank you, Barbel. You do know Croatia is an European country, don't you? :v
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    I think this is just a misreading of my post, N24.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    I did ;%
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    :) Then you're sentenced to go to the Shakespeare thread and come up with an idea or two!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,612MI6 Agent
    (walks away to think....)
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