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Wed 13th Feb 2013
When Bruce is looking on the touch-screen computer to find out where his wife is, he touches the name GENNARO, but when it changes colour it also corrects the spelling of his wife's name to GENNERO.
When the terrorists enter the building, they stream out of the rental truck. You don't see the large ambulance that emerges for their getaway at the end of the film.
In the shot where we see all the terrorists (except Karl and Theo, who are upstairs) walking into the building from downstairs, they are about to walk through a doorway when the camera cuts out. Watch the terrorist on the left (he's the one who guards the door) - before the camera cuts out he realises he's about to hit the doorframe very hard. Reminiscent of the Stormtrooper in Star Wars.
Bruce Willis wore fake feet during the movie to protect his own while shooting the film. They were like boots that slipped on over his. At the part where the FBI guy shoots at him from the helicopter and Bruce jumps to a lower level of the roof, you can see the tops of the fake feet that aren't tight around his ankles.
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Wed 28th Nov 2012
I'm embarking on the moderately Herculean task of a complete site redesign, virtually from the ground up - I was going to say that the design has been basically unchanged for over 10 years, but a quick look at the internet wayback machine proves that to be a complete lie, and it's actually moved forwards quite a bit since then, at least in some areas.
Regardless, it's been in its current format for several years, and making the occasional tweak without breaking anything (most of the time) has restricted me from implementing some more hardcore technological changes, behind the scenes and up front.
As such I'm working on a new design, and going through the entire site page by page, cleaning it up, clearing out old bits of code and pages/features hardly anyone uses (don't suddenly panic that something vital will vanish - I mean the areas that get such low usage they've clearly been stumbled onto by mistake), adding features that have been festering in my mind for a while, etc.
It'll be a fairly long time coming due to the scale of the job at hand, but I mention it because this is the ideal time for you, the kind-hearted visitor who reads rambling blog posts, to have some input. I can't promise everything suggested will be implemented, but if you have any sort of constructive comment to make about a new layout, new features, things that don't work as you think they should, things you definitely think should be kept, etc. please get in touch and I'll see what I can do.
I should say, design tips would be especially appreciated, given my eye is very much towards the functional rather than decorative (as a quick glance at the current design will tell you!) What I'm working on is a definite improvement, but it's still very much trial and error and guesswork, so I'm open to ideas.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of Bond's first appearance on the big screen! With that, and Skyfall on the horizon, it seemed a suitable time to highlight the biggest Bond bloopers from all 22 Bond movies (there are over 1,000 mistakes across the entire series!). Check out the pictures below, and click the titles of each movie if you want to see more.