What are the best Bond movie locations?

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,992MI6 Agent
edited June 10 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)


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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent

    Piz Gloria (OHMSS)

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,992MI6 Agent

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

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 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: 2,636MI6 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: 3,551MI6 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.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,161MI6 Agent

    Ones that really appealed to me for various reasons (well utilized, exotic, well photographed):

    • Shanghai and Macau (in SF)
    • India in general (in OP)
    • Japan in general (in YOLT)
    • Venice (in several films)
    • Norway (in NTTD)
    • Egypt (TSWLM)
    • Rio (MR)

    I'd love to see Bond go to Australia and/or New Zealand for something. I'd also love to see Bond hit Antarctica...it'd be something if the production actually went on location there for a shoot.

    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,992MI6 Agent
    edited June 6

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

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,551MI6 Agent

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

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,992MI6 Agent

    Hints have to be "subtle" for me pick them up! 😂

  • StrangewaysStrangeways London, UKPosts: 1,468MI6 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: 2,636MI6 Agent

    Nice choices there my friend.👌

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,457Chief of Staff

    I'll second that 🙄.

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

  • IceQIceQ Posts: 277MI6 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: 19,992MI6 Agent

    I envy you, IceQ.


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

  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent
  • MI6_HeadquartersMI6_Headquarters Posts: 37MI6 Agent

    My favorite locations:

    1. Turkey (FRWL & TWINE)

    2. Switzerland (OHMSS)

    3. Macau (SF)

    4. London (All Bond Films)

    Ranking of Ian Fleming Novels/Books

    1. Moonraker 2. Casino Royale 3. From Russia With Love 4. Thunderball 5. You Only Live Twice 6. Dr. No 7. Diamonds Are Forever 8. Goldfinger 9. Live And Let Die 10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 11. The Spy Who Loved Me 12. The Man With The Golden Gun

    Ranking the Short Stories:

    1. The Living Daylights 2. From A View To A Kill 3. For Your Eyes Only 4. The Hildebrand Rarity 5. Risico 6. Quantum Of Solace 7. Octopussy

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