Correction: Because now Q will be asked to repair the vehicle. More work and the fact that Bond rarely returns items in 1 piece.


Corrected entry: The sealed off room in the L'American hotel is a fantasy. For one, a maid or the owners should spot that a room is missing from their own hotel. Secondly, we know that Mr. White visited frequently, and as recently as the events in Casino Royale as evidenced by Vesper Lynd's interrogation tape. Whilst it's conceivable he was able to secure the same room every year, that he was able to replaster and repaint the wall as well stretches belief.


Correction: Mr. White could have bribed the hotel staff to keep the room a secret. They probably redid the wall too.

Corrected entry: During the opening scene when Bond is fighting the pilot in the helicopter, the joystick changes considerably between close ups when they are trying to get control of it, both the size and shape and the amount of controls on top.

Correction: There are 2 different control "Sticks" in the helicopter (not 1), the Collective is on one side of the pilot and the Cyclic is in front between his legs.

Corrected entry: In the title sequence, the pilot completes several rolls and a stall loop in a Balcow helicopter. This has flexible rotors and would destroy itself if attempted. Only a lynx helicopter can complete these manoeuvres as it is fitted with re enforced rigid paddle rotors.

Correction: The helicopter used in that sequence is a Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105, which also has a rigid rotor blade design. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/james-bond-spectre/trailer-helicopter-barrel-roll-stunt/.

Corrected entry: Whilst flying the BN Islander aircraft, Bond uses the engine 'mixture controls' (two levers on the left with red knobs) rather than the engine throttles (accelerators), which are the levers on the right. Pulling back the mixture to lean would stop both engines.

Correction: The islanders have throttles on the left, where James was pushing. The one in this particular one happened to be the same colour as the mixture controls, that are also visible and red, but on the right.

Corrected entry: Bond fights the two guards at the clinic and goes outside to get Hinx. At this point he is now suddenly wearing very dark sunglasses.

Correction: He puts them on as he comes out.

Corrected entry: Bond gets into M's Jaguar XJ through the left hand rear door, but within minutes, Q is alone in the back seat, while Bond is in the left front seat.

Correction: They're in two separate cars. Q is in the Range Rover with Tanner and Moneypenny, Bond is in the car with M.

Corrected entry: During the car chase Bond uses the rear machine gun but it's unloaded. The car was assigned to Bond then reassigned to 009 who we heard had come to collect it, which means the car should be fit for service and fully armed, regardless of it being a prototype or not.

Correction: 009 had come to collect the car, but that does not mean it was fully armed. When given a weapon it is not handed over loaded, you are simply supplied with both a gun and the required ammunition. Additionally, Bond stole the car before it had been handed over, who is to say Q didn't need to finalise the equipment during the handover, rather than leaving it fully weaponised in the garage.

Correction: The next scene takes place after a considerable amount of time. There was plenty of opportunity for Monica to apply a corset during that period, for reasons unknown.

Allan Hall

Factual error: The 15 bus in London does not go over Westminster Bridge.

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Mr. Hinx: Shit.

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Trivia: The 4-minute-long "continuous" opening shot is a first for a Bond movie. It's actually three separate sequences cleverly stitched together with cuts disguised.

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Question: Bond was 12 when his parents were killed, and spent the next 2 years with his guardian, who taught him to ski, climb and hunt before his death. It is mentioned a few times that it happened 20 years ago, making Bond 34, but he's clearly much older - just wondered if I was missing something here.

Answer: It is mentioned that Oberhauser died 20 years ago. This could have been many years after James stopped living with him.

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