What are the best Bond movie locations?

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent
edited June 2022 in The James Bond Films

Great locations is a part of the James Bond formula. What do you think are the best locations used in Bond movies in your opinion? To me a great Bond location mre than a beautiful and stunning part of the world, it's also a place that becomes a part of the story. It's a place that's used in the action and the characters use.

In my opinion the best city locations are Istanbul and Venize. Beautiful cities (I've been in Istanbul) tha tare used well in several movies. I'd also liek to mention:

  • St. Cyril's in Greece (FYEO)
  • The lake garden palace (OP)
  • Matera (NTTD)


Comments

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,857MI6 Agent

    Piz Gloria (OHMSS)

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent

    Piz Gloria is a great location, but personally I don't find it very exotic.

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,857MI6 Agent

    Thats cuz you have views like these out your front window. Some of us just have postwar suburban strip malls to look at every day.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,005MI6 Agent

    Switzerland - Piz Gloria and Furka Pass

    Italy - Venice, Sardinia and Matera (but being an Italophile, I love all all the locations used in the country).

    Bahamas

    Egypt

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    "postwar suburban strip malls"...I'd kill to have a view of a postwar suburban strip mall! Luxury! 😁


    • I really enjoyed seeing a bit of Gibraltar in TLD, and it was a most appropriate location for Bond as well.
    • Istanbul in FRWL and SF
    • Jamaica...anytime, anywhere. Intrinsic to the very roots of Bond, always beautiful, and great music. Fave views were DN and NTTD.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent
    edited June 2022

    I agree, especially on the Antartica part. Bond should gi somewhere daring and unique!

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    Thank you for picking up on the 'subtle' hint, N24 😎

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent

    Hints have to be "subtle" for me pick them up! πŸ˜‚

  • StrangewaysStrangeways London, UKPosts: 1,469MI6 Agent

    Too many locations for me to pick one. I am a hotel/restaurant lover, so particular favourites are (in no order):

    • Palacio Hotel, Estoril (OHMSS)
    • Ocean Club (Bahamas)
    • Hotel Cala De Volpe (TSWLM)

    😎

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,005MI6 Agent

    Nice choices there my friend.πŸ‘Œ

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,572Chief of Staff

    I'll second that πŸ™„.

    For me, Jamaica then Japan. I'd probably be disappointed to visit them today since they'll have changed so much.

  • IceQIceQ Posts: 298MI6 Agent

    As a tourist, to visit, my favourites have been Matera and Gravina, Soelden and Bregenz as many of the others don’t have the feeling of being where the film was shot, will visit some of the CR locations soon hopefully!

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,347MI6 Agent

    I envy you, IceQ.


    I wonder what the worst Bond locations are? The toilet where Brosnan is revealed as Bond in GE, perhaps? πŸ˜‚

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,857MI6 Agent
  • MI6_HeadquartersMI6_Headquarters Posts: 168MI6 Agent

    My favorite locations:

    1. Turkey (FRWL & TWINE)

    2. Switzerland (OHMSS)

    3. Macau (SF)

    4. London (All Bond Films)


  • DutchJamesBondFanDutchJamesBondFan the NetherlandsPosts: 409MI6 Agent
    edited July 18

    Hi everyone, two weeks ago I was on holiday to Istanbul. Of course I visited a number of James Bond locations while I was there. From Russia with Love took centre stage during my trip because it's one of my favourite films in the series. I visited several locations and made this 25 min video. Hope you like it! Please let me know if you have any questions or tips. Cheers 🍸️

    YouTube link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8kRqrZl7jw

    MI6Community: DoubleOGeauss
    YouTube: Gosse Drent
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